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The LPR denied reports of preparations for a referendum on joining Russia

The building of the People's Council of the city of Lugansk. Archival photoLUGANSK, March 27 The authorities of the Luhansk People's Republic are not currently preparing for a referendum on joining the Russian Federation, said the head of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik. Earlier, talking to foreign journalists, Pasechnik did not rule out that that in the near future a referendum on joining the Russian Federation may be held in the republic.

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“Today, answering questions from foreign journalists, I made such a statement. I know that it caused quite a serious political and public outcry, so I want to make some clarifications. This is my personal, certainly private opinion, of any actions aimed at carrying out we are not carrying out a referendum on the territory of the republic in the near future. The most important task today for the leadership of the republic, for the inhabitants of our republic is to end the war. Liberate our territories. Save our residents from fascism,” the head of the republic said in an official comment. Pasechnik stressed that in the future, the inhabitants of the LPR will have the absolute right to “determine their future fate.” “Although, in general, we already made our choice in 2014 during the “Russian spring,” the head of the republic added. Russia recognized the DPR and LPR, which declared independence from Kyiv back in 2014, and on February 24 launched a special military operation against the demi litarization of Ukraine. During the hostilities, the DPR forces, with the support of the Russian army, occupied a number of settlements within the borders of the former Donetsk region, including the strategically important regional center of Volnovakha between Donetsk and Mariupol. In Mariupol itself, the largest city on the coast of the Sea of ​​Azov, fighting with Ukrainian troops has been going on since early March. We are talking, among other things, about the Azov nationalist regiment, against whose militants a criminal case has been initiated in the Russian Federation. Lugansk People's RepublicsInfographicView


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