Protesters in Donetsk need to hold a referendum

It is learned that to gain control over the building of the local authorities in Donetsk protesters demanded immediately convene a regional council for the purpose of a referendum on the status of the region, otherwise they are going to announce the dissolution of the Board and to elect new deputies. The Prosecutor's Office has opened criminal proceedings on the riots, and acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has decided to take the situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions under his personal control, according to the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. According to the ministry, the Sunday protests forced Turchinov cancel his working visit to Lithuania, where he was to participate in the Conference of Presidents of Parliaments of the EU member countries. "Turchynov called an urgent meeting of the heads of power ministries and departments, and took control in their hands.ยป

Past activists into the building through the speaker read out a resolution which demanded the immediate convocation of the Donetsk Regional Council, to decide to hold a referendum on joining Russia, the website of "The Island". Otherwise, the authors of the resolution threatened to declare a "popular mandate", that is "to dissolve the regional council" and as deputies "elected representatives" of all the communities of the region.
According to data in the building, where are the Regional Council and the Regional Administration, there are about 200 people, most of the protesters left the square at the Regional State Administration.
Meanwhile, Ukraine's law enforcement agencies have launched an investigation of the events. "An investigation by Part 1 of Article 294 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (the riots). Created investigative team. We establish the most active participants in this event and capture the initiators ", - reported the press service of the prosecutor's office in Donetsk region.



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