UPDATE: Luhansk People’s Republic calls referendum regarding entry into Russian Federation

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A DATE for a referendum on the Luhansk People’s Republic joining Russia has been decided on Tuesday, September 20

UPDATE 2.18 pm (September 20) – On Monday, September 19, the Public Chamber of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) urged LNR head Leonid Pasechnik to immediately hold a referendum on joining the Russian Federation and that request has been met.

A referendum will be held from September 23 to 27, according to the chairman of the People’s Council of the republic, Denis Miroshnichenko, on Tuesday, September 20.

“The People’s Council decides <…> to determine the referendum voting days [the time period from] September 23, 2022, to September 27, 2022,” he said.


ORIGINAL 4.35 pm (September 19) – The Public Chamber of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) has urged LNR head Leonid Pasechnik to immediately hold a referendum on joining the Russian Federation, as reported on Monday, September 19.

The Luhansk People’s Republic head was urged to hold an immediate referendum to recognise LNR as part of the Russian Federation.

“The Public Chamber of the Luhansk People’s Republic puts forward an initiative to immediately hold a referendum on recognising the Luhansk People’s Republic as a subject of the Russian Federation,” according to a statement available to TASS.

“Becoming a part of the Russian Federation will secure the territory of the LNR and open new opportunities for its recovery,” the LNR OP’s said to Pasechnik.

This comes months after a plenary session of the Luhansk People’s Republics’ parliamentary chamber unanimously approved the decision to hold a referendum to join the Russian Federation.

On Friday, July 15, Denys Miroshnichenko, chairman of the LNR People’s Council and head of the executive committee of the Peace to Luhansk Region public movement, stated:

“There is a request from ordinary citizens, from those people who appeal to the public, appeal to us in the deputy corps, appeal to colleagues from the State Duma, about a very important and trembling moment – about holding a referendum on the LNR becoming part of the Russian Federation.”

“We could not stand aside on this issue. We created an initiative group which will work in this direction. On our part, we suggest setting up a public headquarters for the referendum in Luhansk.”


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