Lugansk Republic


The Russian government asked Usmanov and Mordashov to help Donbass


The government recommended metallurgical holdings to consider iron ore supplies to companies in the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics, as RBC found out. The plants there were left without raw materials after the introduction of Ukrainian blockade of railway communication with the self-proclaimed republics.

Donbass is the largest export market for beer and meat from Russia


The two unrecognized republics in 2016 accounted for almost 30% of exports.