The Public Chamber urged to organize a referendum as soon as possible. Its head Alexander Kofman advocated electronic voting for citizens who live in Russia or are located in the part of the region controlled by Kyiv
The Public Chamber of the DPR will take the initiative to organize electronic voting in the referendum on joining Russia. About this on the air of the channel “Russia 1” said the head of the Chamber Alexander Kofman.
He explained that there are two options for citizens of the DPR who now live in Russia: vote at the embassy in Moscow or do it remotely. Residents of that part of the Donetsk region, which is now under the control of Ukraine, should also be able to vote, Kofman added. “They will not be able to get into our territory to vote, or else go to Russia,” — he explained.
According to him, in order to hold referendums on the “liberated” territory of the republics of Donbass, everything is ready. “Now it remains only to finalize all these processes <…> and decide on a date»— said the head of the chamber.
The day before, the Public Chamber prepared an open appeal to the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, with an initiative to hold a referendum. “It's time to erase the non-existent border between our states, as it has long been erased in our hearts, and hold a referendum on the issue of joining the Donetsk People's Republic into the Russian Federation,” & mdash; says the message.
Earlier, the Civic Chamber of the LPR came up with the same initiative. Pushilin then invited the head of this republic, Leonid Pasechnik, to start joint preparations for the vote.
Russia recognized the independence of the DPR and LPR on February 21, and on February 24 launched a special operation to “demilitarize and denazify Ukraine.” and protecting the people of Donbass from the “genocide of the Kyiv regime.” After that, the authorities of the republics announced their intention to become part of Russia.
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The dates of the referendums have not yet been set. RBC sources reported that the Kremlin expects to vote by the end of autumn in the DPR and LPR, as well as in the Kherson region and the Russian-controlled parts of the Zaporozhye and Kharkiv regions. Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andriy Turchak said that it would be symbolic to hold referendums on November 4 & mdash; on National Unity Day.
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