Chairman of the Donetsk republican Supreme Council Denis Pushilin read an address to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the State Duma parliament lower house, Foreign Ministry and the Federation Council parliament upper house, ITAR-TASS reported.
The parliament of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic also has decided to ask Russian recognize the republic’s independence.
Earlier, the eastern Ukrainian Donetsk and Luhansk regions held referendums on May 11, in which most voters supported independence from Ukraine. After the plebiscite, co-chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin said the DPR asked Russia to adopt it as a constituent member. But the Russian Foreign Ministry had no information on whether Moscow has received an official request from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) to become part of Russia.