The leaders of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk (RPD) are organized to create their own institutions, “legal framework”, in hopes that Moscow open them the doors to Russia.
The constitution that is produced was initially a calque of the Constitution of Crimea but the draft will be adapted to local circumstances. “We need a text for some time,” says Boris Litvinov, which contributes to adaptation.
The constitutional document does not mention Russia by name, but rather refers to “federal state”.
Furthermore, the document expresses support for “traditional family” prohibits “perverted unions” between same sex, states that Donetsk is part of the “Russian World” and the Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate is the mainstay of the “Russian World”.