In the past, residents of the DNI and the LC held referendums in which in contrast to the Crimea was not a question of joining Russia and the acquisition of the status of autonomous republics.
In Ukraine, these two are used to compile the people's will and impose on people the idea that Russia intends to attach Donbas as well as the Crimea.
"There is no need to link the two events. Donbass - is not the Crimea! Donetsk and Lugansk not hold a referendum on accession to the Russian Federation. I think it would not be quite right in terms of the political. In political terms, no one is interested in the collapse of Ukraine. Crimea - a special story ... People responded to attempts to "muzzle" Russian Crimea ", - said Lavrov.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow does not infringe on the territorial integrity of Ukraine is not going to attach Donbas.
"This is possible only if the DNR and LC will hold referendums on accession to Russia and it becomes clear that the inhabitants of these territories really want it" - summed up the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry.