Donetsk, Oct 19 – DAN. The newly appointed DPR acting Prime Minister Alexander Ananchenko will have to focus on economic issues, in the sphere of industry particular, said DPR Interim Head Denis Pushilin.

"I have decided to divide the responsibilities of the DPR Head and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. I remain in the capacity of the DPR interim Head, while Alexander Ananchenko has been appointed acting Prime Minister. He is a strong professional. We have been working together for more than a year, we know each other very well, I would say, we play well together."

According to Pushilin, Ananchenko is a true patriot and professional.

"His key tasks are to tackle the issues existing in industry, industrial production. There is a long way to go and I am sure our cooperation will be fruitful and benefit the DPR."

Pushilin signed the decree appointing the acting Prime Minister on Thursday.