Over 89 percent vote for state independence at Donetsk referendum - organizers

The preliminary data of representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) suggest that the turnout at the referendum held last Sunday was 74.87 percent, the Donetsk regional state administration said in a statement on Monday.

The preliminary data of representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) suggest that the turnout at the referendum held last Sunday was 74.87 percent, the Donetsk regional state administration said in a statement on Monday.

"Of them, 89.07 percent recognized the state independence of the DPR. Ten point nineteen per cent voted no. Destroyed ballots account for 0.74 percent," the statement said.

The poll organizers said there were no plans to hold a second stage of the referendum on the union with Russia, the regional administration said.

"There is a relative calm after the poll over the status of the DPR," the statement said.

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