Ukraine’s partisans blow up car with Russian soldiers transporting ballots in Nova Kakhovka
Ukrainian underground in Nova Kakhovka conducted a successful sabotage against the occupation authorities and organizers of pseudo-elections in the temporarily occupied territories
This was reported by the National Resistance Center.
Partisans of the temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka blew up a car with representatives of the occupation administration, in which they were transporting "ballots" to "polling stations" and residents' homes during the "elections" organized by Russia in the occupied territories.
Along with the vehicle and the "ballots", one Russian serviceman was killed, and two others were injured.
Here's what's known about the "elections" in the temporarily occupied territories
On September 30, 2022, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, relying on the results of the so-called referendum in the temporarily occupied territories, signed "agreements" on the "accession" of the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, as well as Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions to Russia.
On October 2, 2022, he submitted a bill to the State Duma on the "'accession' of four regions of Ukraine to the Russian Federation."
Already on October 5 last year, Putin signed the "laws" on the so-called accession of four regions of Ukraine to Russia. He also appointed Denis Pushilin as "acting head of the DPR" and Leonid Pasichnyk as "acting head of the LPR." Volodymyr Saldo became the "governor" of the Kherson region, and Yevhen Balytskyi was appointed the "governor" of Zaporizhzhia.
The "elections" in those territories were scheduled for September 10, 2023, but preparations for them began much earlier.
On September 4, the National Resistance Center stated that the enemy in the temporarily occupied territories could not find a sufficient number of "public observers" among the locals for the so-called elections, so they invited them from Russia.
Meanwhile, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, said that among the candidates for representative pseudo-bodies in the temporarily occupied territories are Russian military personnel who participated in the invasion of Ukraine, where they killed and tortured people.
British intelligence predicted the results of the "elections": the United Russia party is likely to win the most votes.
On September 7, Yuriy Sobolevsky, first deputy chairman of the Kherson regional council, noted that the occupation authorities have already managed to involve 15% of the local population in these "elections"
On September 8, the UN Security Council discussed Russia's attempts to organize local pseudo-elections in the occupied territories. Ukraine called on international partners to impose sanctions against those involved in the sham election process.