Helping international “observers” see armed men at “polling stations” in the Donbas


War in the Donbas

Article by: Anton Shekhovtsov

Graham Phillips, a controversial British reporter for the Kremlin’s disinformation serviceRussia Today, has interviewed Austrian right-wing politician Ewald Stadler, who is one of the “observers” at “elections” in the Donbas.

According to Stadler, “there is no pressure to the people. Soldiers and people with guns are outside, not inside. Everybody can vote here free.”

OK, so Stadler does not see a man in military fatigues standing behind him. So let’s help Stadler see something else, shall we?

Donbas election

Photo by Novaya Gazeta


Photo by Oleksiy Matsuka

Donbas election

Photo by RIA Novosti

Donbas election

Photo by Komsomolskaya Pravda

Photo by EPA

Photo by EPA

Right, according to Stadler, there are no armed men “inside” polling stations. This may actually be true: there are no polling stations in the Donbas because there are no elections there.

Cover photo: AP

Source: Anton Shekhovtsov

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