Date of referendum in ‘DPR’ not announced due to Russia's failures on front – British intelligence

Date of referendum in ‘DPR’ not announced due to Russia's failures on front – British intelligence

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The lack of success on the front does not allow the Russian Federation to set a final date for the so-called "referendum" on the puppet pseudo-formation "DPR" joining Russia.

The UK Ministry of Defense said this in its latest intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

“On 11 August 2022, Russian media reported that Denis Pushilin, head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), had said that the date of a referendum on the DPR joining Russia will be announced after the DPR’s ‘complete liberation’. Previously, in June 2022, investigative journalists published evidence of a DPR planning strategy for running such a referendum and for ensuring that at least 70 per cent of votes were in favour of joining Russia,” the report reads.

The British Ministry of Defense says it is likely that Russia is in the advanced planning stages to hold a referendum, though it is unclear if the final decision to go ahead with a vote has yet been taken.

“The Kremlin will likely see the military’s failure to occupy the entirety of Donetsk Oblast thus far as a setback for its maximalist objectives in Ukraine,” the report says.

As reported by Ukrinform, earlier the British intelligence said that Russia is forming a new army corps to continue the war in Ukraine.

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