Luhansk People’s Republic

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Luhansk People’s Republic is a non-recognised state in the Donbass region of Ukraine. When the War in Donbass started in 2014, a few hundred separatists proclaimed it in part of Luhansk Oblast. Luhansk Oblast ist all to the east of Ukraine, at the border with Russia. Approximately at the same time, other people started Donetsk People's Republic in Donesk Oblast. In both parts, there are many etrhnic Russians. There was a claim that Russia helped start these non-recognised states.