"Elections" in the occupied territories of Ukraine 10 September 2023

Illegal regional elections in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, held by the Russian Federation on a single voting day

The Central Election Commission noted the illegality of the pseudo-elections that were organized and conducted by the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied parts of Ukraine on September 10. Their results are insignificant, and the pseudo-representative occupation authorities and their officials elected in this way are illegitimate - CEC press service
We strongly reject this futile attempt by Russia to legitimize or normalize its illegal military control and attempt to annex part of the Ukrainian territories condemned in the UN General Assembly Resolution adopted on October 12, 2022. This is another clear violation of international law, including the UN Charter, the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine - EU High Representative Josep Borrell
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation stated that during the “elections” of the Russian Federation in the occupied territories of Ukraine on September 10, Vladimir Putin’s party, United Russia, won. Party results by region: Kherson region - 75%, Zaporozhye region - 80%, "LPR" - 74.4%, "DPR" - 80%
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken: Anyone who supports the sham Russian elections in Ukraine on September 10, including so-called "international observers", may be subject to sanctions and visa restrictions from the United States of America
Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets: Every day I receive signals that citizens of Ukraine in the occupied territories are visited, at gunpoint they are not just forced to participate in the elections, but they are directly told that they will vote for United Russia. All this is accompanied by additional pressure and the distribution of Russian passports.
Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the NSDC: We are very closely monitoring the actions of the occupiers in the temporarily occupied territories. All those who participate in these shameful processes, first of all, will be necessarily recorded, will be deprived of all things related to our country, at least will not be able to use our foreign passports - they will be canceled
There are already lists of "winners", they will be announced according to the results of the "elections" on September 10th. This is how the whole of Russia lives and works for several decades - they go to elections without elections and believe that this is normal - First Deputy Chairman of the Kherson Regional Council Yuriy Sobolevsky
"Local authorities of the LPR" adopted the law "On the election of the head of the LPR". According to the document, the "head of the republic" will be elected by the deputies of the "People's Council of the LPR" from among three candidates nominated by the President of the Russian Federation. Then the "election" of one candidate from this trio will be held by secret ballot
Representation of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: The occupiers are preparing a scheme for holding a fake vote and plan to use the territory of the occupied peninsula to hold illegal elections of "deputies" to the occupied parts of Zaporizhzhia, Kherson Oblasts, as well as the so-called "DPR" and "LPR"
Ella Pamfilova, chairman of the Russian Central Election Commission, said that in some areas of the annexed regions of Ukraine, "elections" on September 10 could be postponed at the last moment if there is a threat to security. However, according to her, "at the moment there is no such need"
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has officially appealed to foreign states with a request not to recognize the so-called "elections" held by Russia in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. 287 deputies voted for draft resolution No. 9581
In the occupied part of the Kherson region, local residents were allowed to vote in the autumn pseudo-elections with Ukrainian passports and driver's licenses - this was reported in the telegram channel of the Russian-appointed "election commission" of the Kherson region
The head of the CEC of the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova, during a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation, admitted that the "elections" in the temporarily occupied part of Ukraine as part of the "Single Voting Day" in September could be postponed in the event of "unforeseen circumstances"
The European Union said that the fictitious "elections" that the Russian Central Election Commission decided to hold in September 2023 in the occupied territories of Ukraine are another violation of international law. They seriously violate the UN Charter, as well as the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine.
The CEC of Russia has officially scheduled the holding of the so-called "elections" in the temporarily occupied regions of Ukraine on September 10, 2023. Russia plans to hold pseudo-elections in the so-called "DNR" and "LNR", as well as the captured parts of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law regulating the holding of elections during the introduction of martial law. The purpose of this law is to hold "regional elections" on September 10, 2023 in the occupied territories of Ukraine, where martial law has been introduced
As of the end of May 2023, in the temporarily occupied territories of Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, the process of creating regional branches of political parties represented in the State Duma of Russia was actually completed - United Russia, LDPR, Just Russia - Patriots - For Truth ", "KPRF" - 24tv.ua
The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted changes allowing elections during martial law. The purpose of these changes is to “hold elections” in the territories of Ukraine occupied by the Russian army – in the part of Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Lugansk and Kherson regions, where Putin “introduced martial law” in October
Russia is actively preparing "elections" in the territories it controls in Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Luhansk and Kherson regions on September 10. Here "deputies" will be elected to local "representative" bodies, including "legislative assemblies" of the regions. In addition, the current "People's Councils of the Republics" must elect the "heads" of the regions - Strana.ua
Former Minister of Education Dmitry Tabachnik is running for local "deputies" in the occupied territory of the Zaporozhye region. Tabachnik is listed as non-partisan, according to the website of the Russian ruling United Russia party.
"Head of the DPR" Denis Pushilin announced that he intends to take part in the "election of governors" in the occupied territories of Ukraine on September 10, 2023. He is going to run for the post of "head of the republic"
In the occupied Mariupol, registration of candidates for participation in the preliminary voting of the United Russia party is underway. Among them is the so-called Mayor of Mariupol Konstantin Ivashchenko. Registration of candidates will last until April 27, and the preliminary voting itself will take place at the end of May - Radio Liberty
As of April 21, 260 candidates for participation in the preliminary voting were registered in the occupied part of the Zaporozhye region, among the candidates acting. "Governor" Evgeny Balitsky, as well as collaborator Vladimir Rogov
Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Igor Kastyukevich: As of April 13, 64 candidates were registered in the occupied part of the Kherson region for further nomination for deputies from United Russia to the occupying "local self-government bodies", 14 local branches of the party are starting to work
Center of National Resistance: "The enemy hopes to hold pseudo-elections to local self-government bodies and to the parliament in September 2023 in the occupied territories, but cannot recruit collaborators. Due to the slow pace of passportization, the occupiers cannot prepare for the elections"
The inclusion of elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine on the same day of voting, which is scheduled throughout Russia, underlines the desire of the leadership to present these territories as integral parts of the federation - intelligence data from the British Ministry of Defense
Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko announced "regional elections" in the occupied territories of Ukraine. "Elections" will be held on a single voting day in the Russian Federation on September 10 2023, and preparations for them are already underway
The political bloc of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation began preparations for the "elections" to the "regional parliaments" and "municipal councils" of the annexed Ukrainian territories. Kremlin hopes to be able to hold local "elections" in September 2023 - meduza.io reports
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