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“The LPR Supreme Council, municipal, regional congresses of people’s deputies, public unions are addressing the Russian Federation and asking it to make a decision on recognizing the independence of LPR as a sovereign independent state,” says the statement signed by LPR Supreme Council Chair Alexei Karyakin.“The document was adopted on the eve at a session of the LPR Supreme Council,” the spokesperson for the self-proclaimed republic told ITAR-TASS. Similar addresses were also sent to Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Serbia, Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.
May 22, the Supreme Council of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic also decided to address Russia with a plea to recognize its independence. May 12, the Donetsk People’s Republic asked the Russian Federation for accession.
May 11, referenda on the regions’ statuses were held in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine. Upon the poll results, 96.2% of voters supported the region’s state independence and the creation of the Luhansk People’s Republic. 89.7% voted for the independence of Donetsk People’s Republic.