DONETSK, August 16 (RIA Novosti) - The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) has appointed Alexander Karaman, a Transnistria native, who previously served as deputy prime minister on social policy, as its new foreign minister, Donetsk prime minister said Saturday.
"Alexander Karaman, who held several important positions and is a professional, has become the new foreign minister," Alexander Zakharchenko said at a briefing in Donetsk.
Karaman replaced Ekaterina Gubareva, the wife of the former People’s Governor of Donbas Region Pavel Gubarev. The reasons for her resignation were not announced, although some time ago, the former prime minister, Alexander Boroday, mentioned her professional incompetence.
Karaman is a member of the team of Vladimir Antyufeyev, the first deputy DPR prime minister on state security and law enforcement. The two have previously worked together in Transnistria.