Donetsk, May 12 – DAN. Russia-Donbass Integration Committee opened its second overall and first Donetsk meeting today, DAN correspondent said.

The event is taking place in Shakhtar-Plaza hotel; DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko, deputy chairman of the LPR People's Council Alexander Drobot, Russia's Duma deputy Andrey Kozenko, the Federation Council member Sergey Tsekov and others, including Russian politicians, experts and journalists from 10 countries are participating.

The general plenary meeting is to take place, followed by discussions on four main issues: Reconstruction of Donbass-Russia economic ties, Humanitarian and cultural integration, Best public integration initiatives of Donbass and Russia, International support for Donbass.

The Integration Committee Russia-Donbass was established in Crimea on March 17 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.

The Committee is expected to hold several meetings in 2017, both in Donbass and Russia. *ot