Donetsk, Sep 20 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic Head Denis Pushilin has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the referendum on joining the Russian Federation. The text of the appeal is published on the official Telegram channel of the DPR leader.

“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich! I ask You to consider the issue of the Donetsk People’s Republic joining the Russian Federation as soon as possible in case of positive decision at the referendum of which we have no doubt. The long-suffering Donbass people deserves to be a part of the Great Country which it always regarded as its Motherland.”

Pushilin said that the Donbass people had been waiting for this event since 2014 when it decided to fence off from the nationalistic Kiev regime and supported the Republic’s independence at the referendum on May 11.

“The people are waiting for this event more than anything else. It’s the main aspiration of the Donbass people to be a part of the Russian Federation, ” he said adding that this decision would restore the historical justice craved by millions of Russian people.

At the extraordinary session earlier on Tuesday, the DPR parliament passed the law on the referendum in the Republic setting the dates for voting from September 23 to September 27.

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 LPR leader Leonid Pasechnik to join efforts in preparing for the plebiscite and cooperate in security issues.*jk