20 Sep 2022 15:15

Referenda on LPR's, DPR's, Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions' unification with Russia to take place on Sept 23-27 - authorities

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Sept 20 (Interfax) - The People's Council of the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) has adopted a resolution to schedule a LPR referendum on the unification with the Russian Federation for September 23-27, 2022, LPR Parliament Speaker Denis Miroshnichenko said.

"The People's Council has decided to schedule the referendum for September 23-27, 2022," Miroshnichenko said at a plenary meeting of the LPR People's Council on Tuesday.

The LPR People's Council told Interfax earlier that the parliament had unanimously adopted a bill "On the Referendum in the Luhansk People's Republic on the Unification with the Russian Federation as a Constituent Territory of the Russian Federation." LPR head Leonid Pasechnik signed the bill into law.

On Monday, the LPR Public Chamber proposed that the republic head announce an immediate referendum on unification with Russia.

A referendum on the unification of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) with the Russian Federation as a constituent territory will take place on September 23-27, consistent with a bill unanimously adopted at a special meeting of the DPR People's Council on Tuesday.

The document says that ballots will be cast in the offline format at polling stations designated by law.

Head of the Kherson region's military-civilian administration Vladimir Saldo has signed a decree on holding a referendum on the region's accession to the Russian Federation on September 23-27, Saldo said on his Telegram channel on Tuesday.

"I am announcing that, in line with the decree, the referendum will be held from September 23 to 27, 2022. The decree determines a procedure of organizing the voting and holding the referendum in the Kherson region and introduces administrative and criminal liability measures for violating these rules," Saldo said in his second video address on Tuesday.

A territorial allegiance referendum will take place in the Zaporizhzhya region on September 23-27, head of the regional military-civilian administration Yevgeny Balitsky said.

"Today, I have signed a resolution on holding a referendum on the territorial allegiance of the Zaporizhzhya region. It will take place on September 23-27," Balitsky said in a video address on Telegram.