“LPR” and “DPR” gathered to unite for a “referendum”: the terms were announced in the State Duma of the Russian Federation

The occupiers decided to “work out steps to begin preparations for the referendum.”

"LNR" and "DNR" gathered to unite for a "referendum": the terms were announced in the State Duma of the Russian Federation / photo REUTERS
“LNR” and “DNR” gathered to unite for a “referendum”: the terms were announced in the State Duma of the Russian Federation / photo REUTERS

The head of the “DPR” Denis Pushilin addressed the leader of the “LPR” Leonid Pasechnik with a proposal to join forces to prepare for a pseudo-referendum on the entry of the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine into the Russian Federation.

This is reported by the Russian propaganda media.

So, Pushilin said that he discussed with Pasechnik the appeals of the so-called “public chambers” in the “DPR” and “LPR” and the need to synchronize further actions.

He proposed to unite the efforts of the fake administrations and the apparatus of the “parliaments” to work out steps to start preparing for the referendum. He posted a video of this telephone conversation. 

Earlier today, the so-called “public chamber” in the “LPR” appealed to the leader of the “republic” Leonid Pasechnik regarding the urgent holding of a pseudo-referendum on joining Russia. Soon a similar statement was issued by the “Public Chamber” of the “DNR”, which turned to Denis Pushilin with the same request.

Both so-called “chambers” stated that they expect the fastest possible “response” from the leaders of the “LPR” and “DPR”. 

Although the “deputies” demanded “to hold a referendum immediately” in their appeal, Aleksey Karyakin, head of the “Public Chamber,” said that it was too early to talk about the date of such a “referendum.” According to him, it is “a question not of one day”. 

Russian State Duma deputy Viktor Vodolatsky said that allegedly a “referendum” on recognizing the “LPR” as a constituent entity of the Russian Federation will take place “in the fall, in the near future.” 

According to the head of the Lugansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai, if a “referendum” is held in the Luhansk region, this could lead to a general mobilization in the Russian Federation.

Recall that earlier the Russian occupiers were preparing to hold “referendums” in the captured parts of the Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions on joining the Russian Federation. They talked about the date of September 11, but nothing happened on that day.

According to the mayor of Melitopol in the Zaporozhye region, Ivan Fedorov, at present the invaders have settled on the date of November 4, but he is sure that due to the success of the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the  pseudo-referendum will not be held.

(C)UNIAN 2022


  1. They kept backing up the date because they still don’t have complete control of Donestsk oblast. Now they have even less and lost some of the Luhansk oblast too. They have their predetermined referendum in que without even including all the people. This is just a propaganda stunt to give Vladolf cover to call for a general mobilization. I’m no expert but it seems to me that everyone that wants to fight in the war on Ukraine, is already doing it.

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