Head of Russian Central Election Commission notified of suspicion for organizing 'elections' in occupied Ukraine
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has collected evidence against the head of the Russian Central Election Commission Ella Pamfilova, who organizes the so-called elections in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine
The SBU press service reported the information.
The head of the Russian Central Election Commission involved her deputy, Nikolai Bulaev, and the secretary of the Russian agency, Natalia Budarina, in the criminal activity. They set up occupation "ternary election committees" in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, involving local collaborators. Then they intend to falsify the results of the pseudo-elections in favor of puppet candidates.
"To falsify the required number of "votes", the leadership of the Russian Central Election Commission will use its "experience" in organizing fake plebiscites in the occupied part of Ukraine in 2022," the SBU noted.
In this way, Pamfilova and her henchmen contribute to the legalization of the Russian occupying regime in the temporarily occupied regions of Ukraine, the SBU emphasized.
Pamfilova and her colleagues were served a notice of suspicion under Part 3 of Article 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine). All of them face life imprisonment with confiscation of property.
On October 5 last year, Russian leader Putin signed "laws" on the so-called accession of four regions of Ukraine to Russia.
On June 15, 2023, Russia called "elections" in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. They are scheduled for September 10.
According to Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar, the Kremlin is frantically manning police units in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine so that they can assist in the "elections."