Russian ruble becomes a single approved currency in the territory controlled by a so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) from September 1, according to one of the pro-militant news resources citing representative of a self-styled "government" of the DPR terrorist organization Yekateryna Matyushchenko.
"The single currency approved [in DPR] is the Russian ruble. The ruble is the only mandatory currency used for recalculation of prices, tariffs and payments from the budget," reads the report referring to the "government's decree"
Luhansk People’s Republic terrorist organization also announced it had switched to the Russian ruble on September 1 according to a corresponding decree of a self-proclaimed “Council of Ministers.”
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Payment of wages, pensions and social benefits was reported to be carried out in rubles without reference to the Ukrainian currency.