Russian pro-presidential party United Russia intends to involve the so-called Union of Donbas Volunteers (UDV) in the elections at various levels, including the State Duma. Secretary of the General Council of United Russia Andrey Turchak told this to reporters, as Radio Liberty writes.
"United Russia plans to open the doors so that representatives of the Union of Donbas Volunteers could be represented at various levels - from village councils of deputies and district assemblies, city councils and regional parliaments and to the State Duma," Turchak explained.
According to the politician, his party has already concluded a corresponding cooperation agreement with the said organization.
"Union of Donbas Volunteers unites Russians who fought in the ranks of militants in eastern Ukraine against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Earlier, in March 2021, the press service of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation reported that residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, who received Russian citizenship, will be able to vote in the elections to the State Duma in the fall of 2021.