All the polling places for the referendum in the Lugansk People’s Republic have started to work, LPR Central Election Commission chairwoman Yelena Kravchenko said.
On September 23-27, the Lugansk People’s Republic will hold the referendum on joining the Russian Federation as a constituent entity. Polling stations will be open to voters only on September 27; on other dates, voting will be arranged at special venues including public space in residential areas.
"As of 8:00, all the polling places in the LPR territory (461 in all) have begun to operate,” Kravchenko said. Outside of the LPR, 201 polling places are operating in Russian regions. All of them are operating.”
On May 11, 2014, the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics held a referendum on their self-determination. LPR and DPR independence was supported by 96.2 percent and 89.7 percent of voters, respectively. The Republics proclaimed their state sovereignty on May 12, 2014.
On February 21, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the sovereignty of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics. He asked the Federal Assembly to support this decision and then ratify a friendship and mutual assistance treaty with the Donbass Republics. On the same day, Putin and LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik signed a friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance treaty between Russia and the Lugansk People’s Republic. *i*s