Fake monitors “observe” fake elections in Donbas


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Article by: Anton Shekhovtsov

The “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) and “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LNR), the organizations which are recognized as terrorist by the Ukrainian authorities, will hold “parliamentary elections” on Sunday, 2nd of November, on the territories occupied by them with the help of the Russian army.

These “elections” are widely considered illegal and illegitimate, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored “the planned holding by armed rebel groups in eastern Ukraine of their own “elections” on 2 November, in breach of the Constitution and national law” adding that “these “elections” will seriously undermine the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum, which need to be urgently implemented in full.”

Nevertheless, the Kremlin is said to be willing to recognize these “elections,” yet again completely dismissing the advice from the UN let alone defying the laws of Ukraine that Russia has invaded in February-March 2014. The DNR/LNR “elections” will not be recognized as legitimate either by the EU or the US that threaten Russia with further sanctions for undermining Ukraine’s independence and sovereignty.

As it happened before, the Kremlin will employ puppet “election monitors” that will “observe” and legitimize the “elections” held by the terrorists. Evidence suggests that two “election monitoring organizations” have been in charge of setting up “election observation mission” for the DNR/LNR: the Eurasian Observatory of Democracy and Elections (EODE) run by Belgian fascist Luc Michel and the European Centre for Geopolitical Analysis (ECGA) run by Polish far right politician Mateusz Piskorski – both have been in the service of the Kremlin’s foreign policy since 2005-2006.

(left to right ) The leader of the DNR terrorists Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Fabrice Beaur (EODE / extreme right Parti communautaire national-européen), 1 November 2014, Donetsk

(left to right ) The leader of the DNR terrorists Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Fabrice Beaur (EODE / extreme right Parti communautaire national-européen), 1 November 2014, Donetsk

(left to right ) The leader of the DNR terrorists Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Mateusz Piskorski, 1 November 2014, Donetsk

(left to right ) The leader of the DNR terrorists Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Mateusz Piskorski, 1 November 2014, Donetsk

At the time of writing, the following names of international “observers” hired by the the EODE and ECGA the can be disclosed:

observer table

As my analysis of the movements of these international “election monitors” shows, they arrived to Donetsk from Moscow via Rostov-on-Don. This means that they have all entered Ukraine illegally, as they did not pass pass the official Ukrainian border control. Thus, they can be all persecuted for the crime of illegal border crossing.

According to Moscow-based journalist Alec Luhn, at the press conference in Donbas, the international “observers” suggested creating the Association for Security and Cooperation in Europe (ASCE), but then Stadler proposed the name “Agency for Security and Cooperation in Europe” (ASCE). The name obviously refers to the Oganisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), an international organization that, in particular, monitors elections in different parts of the world. Since it provides objective and independent monitoring of elections and referenda, the OSCE is hated by the EODE and ECGA, as well as Russian authorities.

However, while constantly vilifying and trying to discredit the OSCE’s observation missions, Russian state-controlled media intentionally present fake “election monitors” as members of the OSCE. For example, in March 2014, Russian TV channel “Rossiya 24” claimed that notorious fascist Michel was “the organizer of the OSCE observation mission” at the illegal “referendum in Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea that Russia annexed afterwards.

Belgian fascist Luc Michel, the head of the EODE, in Crimea. The caption reads: "Organiser of the OSCE observation mission in Crimea"

Belgian fascist Luc Michel, the head of the EODE, in Crimea. The caption reads: “Organiser of the OSCE observation mission in Crimea”

This imposturous presentation of Michel to the Russian-speaking audience reveals the high status value of the OSCE even in the generally anti-Western context.

The “elections” planned for the 2nd of November may be a start of a new offensive of the DNR/LNR extremists against the Ukrainian forces. There is a non-zero chance of a false flag operation against either the “observers” or people at “polling stations.” Some of them may be killed by the (pro-)Russian extremists dressed in uniforms of Ukrainian forces to discredit Ukraine and/or divert the international attention from the illegitimate “elections” to the killing(s) of “election observers” or “voters.” The chances are low, but such a development cannot be ruled out.

Cover photo: The press conference of the international “observers” in Donbas, 1 November 2014. Third from the right is Ewald Stadler. Credit: Alec Luhn

Source: Anton Shekhovtsov

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  1. Avatar Mykola Banderachuk says:

    yeah right: fake observers, fake elections and all shown on fake news the perfect trifeckta of fakeness

    1. Avatar LorCanada says:

      You forgot to add the fake denials by Putin that his little green men are never involved. Trouble is, the Russian mothers didn’t accept that stance kindly and demanded the authorities reveal their fake facts of how and where their soldier sons had died.

      1. Avatar Mykola Banderachuk says:

        you are right, now I found out that the terrorists include fake cossacks from the ruSSia. wow, what a fake country that ruSSia!!!!

  2. Avatar Brent says:

    Ukraine should request to EU that charges of entering Ukraine illegally be brought against these ‘useful idiots’. Europe likely can’t do much to restrict their travel due to the EU agreement, but other countries can and will let them know we don’t accept their participating in this type of charade. Ukraine has signed an association agreement with Europe, so there should be some ramifications for these stooges. The U.S. should have every one of them put on ‘no fly lists’. Of course that might first require the U.S. to acknowledge what a farce this whole Russian invasion of Ukraine is.

    1. Avatar LorCanada says:

      The Russian invasion of Ukraine is NOT a farce. IT IS REAL. And that does not involve the United States. This meddling of Putin in the internal affairs of Ukraine, which is an independent nation, points to the fact that Russia is the cause of war and senseless killing. Let’s call a spade a spade, shall we?

  3. Avatar Hey Buckwheat! says:

    Stop saying DNR and LNR. There is no such thing. You are legitimizing the terrorists. 3

  4. Avatar PravdaGovoroo says:

    Thanks for names to add to the sanctions and no travel lists.

  5. Avatar Gryzelda Wrr says:

    Well, there are idiots in Poland too. Thanks God, they are not ruling this country.

  6. Avatar Melp says:

    Ochsenreiter was from 2004 to 2011 chief editor of the German military journal (DMZ). [12] During this time, the red-green government banned the libraries and technical information centers of the Bundeswehr, the buy this magazine because of its assignment to the “right-wing extremist spectrum” [16] is. [17] [18]

    Since March 2011, Ochsenreiter is first in place of Günther Deschner chief editor of the monthly magazine Zuerst! from the extreme right [19] Dietmar Munier publisher. [20] He led an effective public interview with the far-right father of the SPD politician Sigmar Gabriel. [21] In addition, he interviewed personalities of European rights, including the Hungarian national conservative politicians Zoltán Kovács, [22] the Russian nationalists Alexander Dugin and the Russian historical revisionists Dmitry Khmelnitsky. [23]

    As a DMZ and Zuerst! Editor in chief, he reported from the Balkans (Serbia) and from the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Iran). He is always interviewed by state media Russia Today, Syria TV and the Iranian news agency Fars. [24] [25] [26] At length he took to Syrian civil war in the New Right Youth Magazine Blue Daffodil [27] [28] and the Serbian magazine Geopolitika position. [29] in New Right circles he is regarded as “Syria-” or “Middle East expert”. [30] So he spoke on the subject on the second Zwischentag, the New Right media Fair 2013 in Berlin lodge house. He also has again and again interviews with Russia Today on the subject of Syria.


  7. Avatar Vince Scopa says:

    the list of “observers” kind of proves the nazi’s are coming from the kremlin. This needs to be shown to the world. the real nazi’s server under the Fuher Haer Putin

  8. Avatar Milton Devonair says:

    fake…russia…..russia….fake. Synonymous.

  9. Avatar John Sarlat says:

    Frank Abernathy USA observer was suspended from his attorney practice in Tennessee in 2002 For ethics violations and misrepresentation. Not reinstated until 2011 with 3 years probation. http://www.putnampit.com/databases/tbpr/frank_g_abernathy.pdf

  10. Avatar LorCanada says:

    The lesson to be learned? NEVER sign an agreement with terrorists such as the recent Minsk Agreement. The armed criminals have no concept of “HONOUR” “INTEGRITY” “DECENCY”. It is a foreign language to them. Best to simply CLEAN OUT THE SCUM IN THE EAST and allow normal people take charge who want a UNIFIED UKRAINE.