Ukrainian law enforcers started storming Slaviansk Saturday night - 'Donetsk People's Republic' official

The Sunday referendum on the independence of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic in Slaviansk may become questionable due to the storming of the city that started the previous night, cochairman of the republic's government Miroslav Rudenko has told Interfax.

"The storming of Slaviansk started at night and seems to continue. In fact they attracted fire so that we could hold the referendum. In Slaviansk itself the referendum today is under question, of course," Rudenko said.

He said the elections commission of the self-proclaimed republic will decide on holding the referendum in Slaviansk by evening. "Probably, city residents will be able to vote on another day. The decision should be made by the Central Elections Commission," he said.

Rudenko said there was trouble with communications in the city and the telephones of heads of self-defense units could not be reached.

Interfax does not have information about the situation in Slaviansk from other sources.

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