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Senior Russian officials, including former President Medvedev, visit Luhansk to discuss security and ‘harmonization’

Source: Meduza

Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman and former President Dmitry Medvedev announced on his Telegram channel on Thursday that he visited the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic on orders from President Putin. Medvedev met with the heads of the two Moscow-backed breakaway regions and reportedly discussed security measures, “harmonizing” the republics’ laws with Russia’s, reconstruction efforts, and local public policy priorities.

Medvedev did not reveal where in the Luhansk region the meeting took place.

Medvedev (left) speaks to other participants in Thursday’s meeting in Luhansk.
Dmitry Medvedev’s Telegram channel

Several other senior Russian officials tagged along: Attorney General Igor Krasnov, Kremlin First Deputy Chief of Staff Sergey Kiriyenko, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Federal Security Service director Alexander Bortnikov, and Federal Investigative Committee director Alexander Bastrykin.

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