overviewPeople's Republic of Luhansk (Ukrainian: Луганська Народна Республіка , Luhanska Narodna Respublika ), also known as Luhansk People's Republic (Russian: Луга́нская Наро́дная Ресистрия уга́нская Наролдная Ресистрий IPA: [lʊˈɡanskəjə nɐˈrodnəjə rʲɪˈspublʲɪkə ]), often abbreviated as LPR or LNR, is a landlocked proto-state in eastern Ukraine. Together with the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), the LPR declared independence from Ukraine in the spring of 2014. An armed conflict with Ukraine, following the declaration of independence, said the LPR and DPR likely received decisive military and humanitarian aid from Russia. This conflict is still ongoing since 2018. While Russia is not recognized by any UN member state, including Russia, Russia accepts documents issued by the LPR government, such as identity documents, diplomas, birth and marriage certificates, and vehicle registration plates.
Ukrainian legislation defines LPRs as "temporarily occupied territory" and its government as "occupying administration of the Russian Federation". The Ukrainian prosecutor general and other government officials said that the LPR is a terrorist organization. The Donetsk People's Republic and the Crimean Republic received similar names. Cities in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian name is Luhansik Luhans'k. 1959 - 1969 Lugansk, later renamed Voroshilovgrad and Voroshilovgrad, and reverted to the old name in 1991. In the center of heavy industry in the northern part of the Donets coal field, industries such as locomotives, coal mining machinery, steel pipes, textiles, shoes, etc. is performed. 42. 7187 people (2012).