The head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko today congratulated residents of the LC with the third anniversary of the founding of the Republic. It is reported Donetsk news Agency (DAN).
“I want to congratulate our brothers, the residents of Lugansk Republic they have today is the birthday of the Republic. In 2014, we stood shoulder to shoulder in the fight against the Ukrainian junta and went through all the hardships. We made a decision and began to build a new economy, to build their Home. From myself personally I congratulate the people of LC and the head of state,” said Zakharchenko at a meeting of the integration Committee “Russia-Donbass” in Donetsk.
Recall that three years ago, on May 11, 2014, in the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, as well as in the territories controlled by the Kiev security forces, held a referendum on self-determination of the LPR and the DPR. Turnout in the Lugansk region amounted to 81%, in Donetsk region — 75%. 96.2% of the participants in the referendum have voted for the LPR-determination, in the DPR it was 89.7%.
The next day, May 12, 2014, the state sovereignty of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics was proclaimed.
The Head of the LPR Igor Plotnitsky signed a decree established a national holiday — the day of the People’s Republic of Lugansk, which is celebrated on May, 12. Republic day — is public holiday.______________________________________________________________________
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