LPR President Igor Plotnitskiy has appointed Vladislav Deinego acting Foreign Minister of the Lugansk People’s Republic.
“Vladislav Deinego was appointed acting Foreign Minister of the Lugansk People’s Republic on 12 September 2017 by the LPR President's decree,” the LPR head’s website reported.
“Vladislav Deinego is LPR’s authorised representative at the Minsk talks,” Plotnitskiy’s press service said.
Deinego was born in Romny, Sumy region, on 12 March 1964.
He was a deputy of the 5th and 6th Alchevsk Town Council; in spring 2014 he took an active part in organising and holding the referendum on the establishment of the Lugansk People’s Republic.
In May 2014, he was elected to the 1st LPR People's Council as a deputy from Alchevsk town; he chaired a parliament committee and later was appointed deputy speaker.
On 2 November 2014, he was re-elected to the LPR parliament on the Mir Luganschine social movement ticket and reappointed as deputy speaker.
In autumn 2014, the LPR leader authorised him to represent the Republic at the Contact Group talks in Minsk.
On 11 September 2017, the Republic’s parliament met Deinego’s request to relieve him of duties as deputy speaker and terminate his lawmaker’s mandate in connection with transfer to a job incompatible with his status as deputy.