The authorities of the DPR and LPR on the eve of the initiative came up with an initiative to “immediately” hold referendums on joining Russia. According to Medvedev, after they are held, “the geopolitical transformation in the world will become irreversible” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Holding referendums on the territory of Donbass and other “liberated territories” about joining Russia is necessary to restore historical justice. Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Head of the Security Council of Russia, stated this on his Telegram channel.
“Referendums in the Donbass are of great importance not only for the systemic protection of the inhabitants of the LNR, DNR and other liberated territories, but also for the restoration of historical justice. They completely change the vector of Russia's development for decades. And not only our country. Since after their implementation and the acceptance of new territories into Russia, the geopolitical transformation in the world will become irreversible,— he wrote.
According to him, Russia has the right to “use all the forces of self-defense” when encroachments are made on its territory. Medvedev noted that after the amendments to the Russian Constitution, not a single future president and not a single official “will be able to reverse these decisions.” “That is why these referendums are so feared in Kyiv and in the West. That is why they need to be carried out,»,— pointed out the deputy head of the Security Council.
The day before, on September 19, the Public Chamber of the LPR appealed to the head of the region Leonid Pasechnik and the people's council (parliament) with the initiative “immediately” hold a referendum on recognition as a subject of Russia. The reason for holding the referendum there was called “the events of recent days”, in which “Kyiv nationalists crossed all the red lines.”
On the same day, the Public Chamber of the DPR prepared a similar appeal to the head of the republic, Denis Pushilin, and the people's council, and a day later, the deputy head of the Kherson VGA, Kirill Stremousov, announced on September 20 a statement on the referendum, “which everyone is waiting for.” The Zaporizhzhia region previously stated that a referendum on joining Russia would take place when the region was “finally ready in terms of security for residents.”
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In early September, RBC sources close to the Russian presidential administration said that the Kremlin was counting on holding referendums in the LPR, DPR, Kherson, Zaporozhye and Kharkiv regions by the end of autumn.
Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andrei Turchak said earlier that it would be symbolic and correct to hold referendums on joining the DPR, LPR and the “liberated territories” to Russia. November 4, National Unity Day. According to him, the locals are ready for this.
From the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine, Russian troops took control of the Kherson region, parts of the Zaporozhye and Kharkov regions, and, as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported, “completely liberated” ; LPR.
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