Donetsk, Sep 27 — DAN. Voting in the referendum on the Donetsk People’s Republic reunification with Russia has begun at more than 400 polling stations across the DPR that opened at 8:00.
Donetsk News Agency correspondents visited a polling station in Donetsk’s Voroshilovsky district. It has ballot boxes and voting booths; local election commission staff are at work. Queues of voters are seen next to the polling station.
On September 23 through September 26, voting took place in public space of residential areas. Voter turnout after four days reached 86.89 percent.
The voters are asked to answer the question on whether they support the Donetsk People’s Republic joining the Russian Federation as a constituent entity. The right to vote in the referendum is enjoyed by citizens aged 18 or over including those who have turned 18 on of the last day of voting,
The Lugansk People’s Republic and the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions are also holding a plebiscite. Russian President Vladimir Putin 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.*jk