Lawmakers of self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” refused to carry over illegal referendum on sovereignty of the region that was scheduled on May 11.
Lawmakers made this decision unanimously at meeting of lawmakers on May 8 in Donetsk. 78 lawmakers voted for this decision. One of the leaders of DPR Andriy Purgin said this to RBC-Ukraine.
“It is not our decision, it is a decision of people of Donbass. People of Donbass got a chance to perform a feat of valour and we have no right to deprive people this right”, - he said.