The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko denied Ukrainian media data about plans for a referendum on connection to Russia.
"No referendum will be. We will have elections. If you have any need for any referendum, I in person about it will tell ", - he said, RIA " Novosti ".
Also Zakharchenko explained where it came from unverified information on the referendum." Ukrainian media data about the fact that instead of elections we will hold a referendum. Now where did that rumor, " said he. Donetsk and Lugansk national Republic declared independence on the results of the referendums held eleven may 2014 within, controlled by militias. May 24 at the Congress of Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic signed a Treaty establishing the Union of people's republics – Novorossia. In Kiev, DPR and LPR do not recognize. Against the February coup disgruntled residents of East Ukraine Kiev began in April 2014 military operation, which resulted in a protracted military confrontation that claimed the lives of at least 6, 8 thousand people.