“We are backing the Luhansk residents’ initiative to hold a
referendum over the status of Luhansk region in accordance with the
requirements adopted at the meetings of our region’s territorial
communities,” the council said on its website on May 5.
At a meeting on May 5 the Luhansk regional public council, which
includes leaders of public organizations and associations, discussed the
May 11 referendum and suggested that the ballot should include one
question: “Do you support the Act of State Independence of the Luhansk
People’s Republic?” according to the South-East public movement.
“Also a decision has been made to grant broader powers to the
people’s governor of the Luhansk region, Valeriy Bolotov,” the