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Russian troops coerce votes for Putin in Luhansk region – head of military administration Lysohor

14 March, 2024 Thursday
11:35

Artem Lysohor, the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, described how sham elections are conducted in the temporarily occupied Luhansk region

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He shared the information on Espreso TV.

"Today marks the conclusion of early elections in the occupied areas of the Luhansk region. Yesterday, reports surfaced indicating that in Preobrazhenne and Troitske, two women accompanied by five armed individuals were going door-to-door, collecting votes. This display of "expression of will" is formidable. The presence of five masked individuals armed with machine guns escorting just two voters to every household is very formidable indeed," noted Lysohor.

The head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration stated that single-candidate elections without any observers are unacceptable.

"In Rubizhne, they went as far as entering yards, using megaphones from cars to call upon people to come out and vote, before proceeding to visit each household. The outcomes of these elections will likely reflect the decisions of the pseudo-election commissions present there. It's clear to us, as well as to all European countries, that single-candidate elections without any observers are no real elections," emphasized Lysohor.

  • On February 19, Ukraine’s intelligence said that the Kremlin had sent specially trained units to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to monitor election commissions, manipulate results, and fabricate support for Putin.
  • On February 20, in Brussels, EU spokesperson Peter Stano said that the European Union would not recognize the results of Putin's pseudo-presidential election in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
  • Oleksandr Holubov, an analyst based in Germany, said that it is possible that terrorist attacks, allegedly staged by Ukrainians, could take place on the eve of Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin's re-election.
  • On the morning of March 12, members of the Freedom of Russia Legion from the Russian-Ukrainian border announced that they were going to liberate Russia from dictator Vladimir Putin. Soldiers of the Siberian Battalion reported fierce fighting on the territory of Russia, and the Freedom of Russia claimed to have taken control of the village of Tiotkino in the Kursk region.
  • British intelligence has reported on the orchestration of pseudo-presidential elections in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, highlighting the dissemination of fake statements by the Russian-installed authorities.
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