Residents of the settlements of Svatovo and Rubizhne were forced to vote in bomb shelters. This was stated by the chairman of the CEC of the LNR Elena Kravchenko on Friday, September 23.
On the first day of the referendum, Ukrainian troops fired several rockets at the Lugansk People’s Republic, informs RIA News. “As for the shelling, they really scared a little … but voting continued in bomb shelters at the request of the voters themselves,” Kravchenko said.
Earlier it was reported that in the republics of Donbass, in the liberated territories of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions voting started on the issue of regions joining Russia. The referendum will run until September 27 inclusive. In the first four days, for security reasons, voting will take place not at polling stations, but in adjacent territories and through targeted bypasses of residents.