Donetsk, Sep 26 — DAN. Voter turnout in the three days of the Donetsk People’s Republic referendum on joining Russia has exceeded 77 pc, DPR Central Election Commission chairman Vladimir Vysotsky said on Sunday evening.

“Over the three days, the turnout is at 77.12 pc, as 1,202,855 people voted in the DPR, and 327,093 cast their votes abroad,” he said.

In the first two days, more than 55 pc of citizens cast ballots.

The referendum is taking place through September 27. Four days have been allocated for voting in public space of residential areas and one day for in-person voting at polling stations. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier said that Russia would support the decisions of residents of Donbass and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions on their future, which would be made at the referenda held in all the four regions. *ot