The chair of Donetsk Regional Council began preparations for the referendum
The chair of the Donetsk Regional Council Andrey Shishatskiy gathered a working group on holding the referendum on the territory of the region.
As was previously reported, the Regional Council adopted such decision on March 3. The working group already conducted the first meeting.
Holding the referendum on the status of the region is one of the major requirements of mass rallies Russian Spring, which are held across the whole south-east of Ukraine since the beginning of March. Participants of rallies also require giving Russian language the status of the state language, as well as release of the people's governor Pavel Gubarev.