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Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “Volyn” recognized the right of Donbass to self-determination

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DONETSK, September 27 – RIA Novosti. Donbass has the right to self-determination, said the last commander of the 36th brigade of Ukrainian troops, Major Sergei Volynsky with the call sign Volyn, who surrendered at the Azovstal Mariupol plant. The corresponding video is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
“I think that the residents of Donbass have their own history. And, of course, they want to defend their right to their independence, to the integrity of the territory,” Volynsky said in a video recorded in August 2022.
Earlier, several Ukrainian media reported that Volyn was among those who were handed over to Kyiv during the last prisoner exchange.
When asked if the inhabitants of Donbass have the right to self-determination, he replied: “Of course.” Ukraine, according to him, deprived them of this right.

Donbass returns to their homeland

On May 20, Volynsky surrendered to the military from Russia and the DPR, having left the Azovstal plant together with his subordinates, where they were hiding together with the Nazis from the Azov Battalion*. After being taken prisoner, in one of the interviews recorded by RIA Novosti, Volyn confirmed that there were foreigners in the ranks of the Ukrainian troops at the plant.
The public addressed the regional authorities with the initiative to immediately hold referendums. According to representatives of the republics and regions, joining Russia will secure their territories and restore historical justice. In their opinion, this decision is extremely necessary in the context of constant acts of terror by the nationalist authorities of Ukraine and NATO members who supply weapons to kill civilians.
Vladimir Putin said that Russia would support the decision to be made by the residents of Donbass and the liberated territories.
*Terrorist organization banned in Russia.
“People really want to cast their vote.” Referendums on joining Russia

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Referendums on joining Russia will last in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions for five days, from September 23 to 27. Until Monday, voting takes place in the adjacent territories, and on Tuesday, polling stations will open for everyone to cast their vote.

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Referendums on joining Russia will last in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions for five days, from September 23 to 27. Until Monday, voting takes place in the adjacent territories, and on Tuesday, polling stations will open for everyone to cast their vote.

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Many residents of Melitopol tend to vote on the first day. “Today we haven’t had time to start yet, and there were already many people who wanted to cast their vote. We explained to them that voting would take place at the polling stations on the 27th, and before that, at home. People really want to cast their vote,” said the city electoral commissions.

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Many residents of Melitopol tend to vote on the first day. “Today we haven’t had time to start yet, and there were already many people who wanted to cast their vote. We explained to them that voting would take place at the polling stations on the 27th, and before that, at home. People really want to cast their vote,” said the city electoral commissions.

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Operational headquarters were deployed in the LPR to ensure the security of voting. The units of the people’s militia were put on high alert.

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Operational headquarters were deployed in the LPR to ensure the security of voting. The units of the people’s militia were put on high alert.

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The referendum in the LPR is like a bone in the throat for Ukraine, so the republic expects that Kyiv will try to disrupt it, and take measures to protect polling stations, the head of the local Public Chamber said.

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The referendum in the LPR is like a bone in the throat for Ukraine, so the republic expects that Kyiv will try to disrupt it, and take measures to protect polling stations, the head of the local Public Chamber said.

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Plots in Russian regions have been opened for internally displaced persons.

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Plots in Russian regions have been opened for internally displaced persons.

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The polling stations in Moscow opened on Friday morning in a calm atmosphere.

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The polling stations in Moscow opened on Friday morning in a calm atmosphere.

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Ambassador of the Donetsk People’s Republic in Russia Olga Makeeva voted at the DPR embassy in Moscow.

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Ambassador of the Donetsk People’s Republic in Russia Olga Makeeva voted at the DPR embassy in Moscow.

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Field voting in the passenger compartment of the bus in Lugansk.

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Field voting in the passenger compartment of the bus in Lugansk.

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A situational center for monitoring referendums has started its work in the Russian Public Chamber.

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A situational center for monitoring referendums has started its work in the Russian Public Chamber.

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At referendums in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, Russian senators work as observers.

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At referendums in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, Russian senators work as observers.

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The referendums are organized at the highest possible level – so that “there is nothing to complain about,” observers say.

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The referendums are organized at the highest possible level – so that “there is nothing to complain about,” observers say.

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No excesses were recorded on the first day of the referendum.

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No excesses were recorded on the first day of the referendum.

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Precinct commissions work in a regular mode, go around the adjacent territories.

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Precinct commissions work in a regular mode, go around the adjacent territories.

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The results of the referendum will be known within five days after the completion of the voting.

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The results of the referendum will be known within five days after the completion of the voting.

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Referendums on joining Russia will last in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions for five days, from September 23 to 27. Until Monday, voting takes place in the adjacent territories, and on Tuesday, polling stations will open for everyone to cast their vote.

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Many residents of Melitopol tend to vote on the first day. “Today we haven’t had time to start yet, and there were already many people who wanted to cast their vote. We explained to them that voting would take place at the polling stations on the 27th, and before that, at home. People really want to cast their vote,” said the city electoral commissions.

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Operational headquarters were deployed in the LPR to ensure the security of voting. The units of the people’s militia were put on high alert.

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The referendum in the LPR is like a bone in the throat for Ukraine, so the republic expects that Kyiv will try to disrupt it, and take measures to protect polling stations, the head of the local Public Chamber said.

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Plots in Russian regions have been opened for internally displaced persons.

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The polling stations in Moscow opened on Friday morning in a calm atmosphere.

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Ambassador of the Donetsk People’s Republic in Russia Olga Makeeva voted at the DPR embassy in Moscow.

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Field voting in the passenger compartment of the bus in Lugansk.

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A situational center for monitoring referendums has started its work in the Russian Public Chamber.

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At referendums in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, Russian senators work as observers.

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The referendums are organized at the highest possible level – so that “there is nothing to complain about,” observers say.

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No excesses were recorded on the first day of the referendum.

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Precinct commissions work in a regular mode, go around the adjacent territories.

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The results of the referendum will be known within five days after the completion of the voting.

Translation by RJ983

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