BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) said that a referendum won’t be held in the immediate future.
In a video statement he said “In fact, we will not hold a referendum in the next month. Everything should be done at the proper time, especially in politics.”
The referendum will determine whether or not Lugansk joins Russia.
The Crimean Peninsula was annexed by the Russian Federation in March, 2014, and it has been speculated that Lugansk may follow suit.