The fake "people's council" of the "DNR" was headed by former people's deputy of Ukraine Volodymyr Bidevka, - separatist media report.
Bidevka was people's deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the 7th convocation. He was a member of the Communist Party, now banned in Ukraine, and was included on the electoral list of the Communist Party.
Now separatist media consider him the "most famous figure in the "Donetsk Republic" faction.
Many representatives of the Communist Party in the Donetsk oblast actively supported the Russian Spring.
Olga Makeeva from the "Donetsk Republic" became Bidevka's deputy. She was a lawyer before the war, according to separatist media, she was head of legal service at Donbassaero airline company.
On November 11, the fake "elections" of leader and "deputies" took place in the occupied territory at the request of Russia. Relying on the data of "CEC" of the "DNR", the voters in the "elections" continuously "voted" every 12 seconds.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry stated that the results of these fake "elections" in the occupied territory of Donbass are legally void.
Special representative of the U.S. State Department for Ukraine Kurt Volker stated that the so-called "people's republics" - "DNR/LNR" - have no place in the Minsk agreements, they are illegitimate bodies that exist with the military support of Russia and are created by it to control the Ukrainian territory, which the Russian Federation controls by force.