"We are going to hold a meeting with local volunteers, activists, intellectuals in the near future and I rely on their support in my work," Tuka said.
He also announced that he has received three investment projects during the day and intends to make efforts to develop the economics of the Luhansk region.
"The residents of the Luhansk region must realize that it is shameful to live off the makeshift coalmines. These small illegal coalmines are relics of the past," newly appointed chairman of the Luhansk military-civilian administration Heorhii Tuka said.
He noted that it is well known that the people who benefit from the illegal coal mining by the residents of the region do not even live in Ukraine, "while these very makeshift coalmines claim lives of your 40-45-year-old husbands".
Heorhii Tuka expressed hope that he would be able to make a difference with the support of the local residents.