Donetsk, Mar 16 – DAN. DPR Starobeshevskiy district and Crimean Bakhchysarai district have signed a twinning agreement on Friday in Simferopol within the framework of celebrations of one-year anniversary of Russia-Donbass integrational committee establishment.

The document is signed by Bakhchysarai district head Refat Derdarov and Starobeshevskiy acting district administration head Nikolay Mikhailov. Russian MP Andrey Kozenko, coordinator of the committee, was also present during the ceremony.

The agreement sets ground for economic, cultural and scientific cooperation.

"Today we have signed a document which enables closer cooperation with Bakhchysarai district," Mikhailov said.

The Integration Committee Russia-Donbass was established in Crimea on March 17, 2017 to reinforce the integration that is happening between Donbass and Russia at cultural, humanitarian, social levels. Its meeting took place in Livadia Palace, near Yalta, DPR and LPR leaders were present at the event.*ot