Donetsk, Sep 20 — DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic parliament on Tuesday has passed the law on the referendum over joining the Russian Federation as a constituent RF region.

DPR Head Denis Pushilin attended the extraordinary session of the Republic’s parliament.

“It’s great honor for me to announce that yesterday I decided to organize the preparation for the referendum. I grieve for the civilians killed by the war. Regardless of the burden of the losses, I’m confident that the path we chose in 2014 is right, ” Pushilin said addressing the lawmakers.

The head of state then asked the lawmakers to consider the draft law on the referendum on joining the Russian Federation as a constituent RF region. He explained that the document set the procedure for the plebiscite, voting stations and types of vote.  

“Donbass is returning home. I believe that the draft law is timely and I ask the deputies to support it. The referendum dates are from September 23 to September 27, ” the LPR leader said.

The DPR parliament unanimously approved the 1st and 2nd readings of the document.

On Monday, the Public Chambers of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic brought forward the initiative to hold referenda over the Republics’ joining the Russian Federation. On the same day, Pushilin offered Pasechnik to join efforts in preparing for the plebiscite and cooperate in security issues.*jk