“I have decided to suspend my work at the post of head of the Luhansk
People’s Republic. The consequences of my wound are not allowing me to
fully dedicate myself to this work for the benefit of all citizens of
Luhansk in this difficult time of war,” Bolotov told reporters on
Thursday, Aug. 14.
Bolotov said he has already held consultations with his colleagues
from the LPR authorities and “a decision has been adopted to ask Ihor
Plotnitsky, who today holds the post of defense minister, to head our
“I am not going to leave the frontline,” he added.