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In Mariupol occupiers intimidate people for 'elections'

In Mariupol occupiers intimidate people for 'elections' Photo: Militants of the DPR terrorist organization (UNIAN)

On the eve of the so-called presidential elections, occupiers began raids and searches for "saboteurs" in Mariupol. In various districts of the city, the invaders patrol the streets and stop the cars of Mariupol residents, according to the Mariupol City Council.

In particular, militants of the terrorist organization DPR detained a woman whom they accused of "spying and transmitting information about the location of military personnel."

The detention was staged for cameras to intimidate the local population, emphasized the city council.

The Russians fear Mariupol residents and do not trust them.

"So even the early voting was conducted with the military, and armed representatives of the occupiers will be present at the polling stations. All to ensure that residents make the 'right choice'," the message said.

This week, the Kremlin is holding the so-called presidential elections in the Russian Federation, which are held in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

"Elections" in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine are held early. Occupiers often use house-to-house rounds for "voting" control, and not only that. This is stated in the material of RBC-Ukraine "Elections at gunpoint: How Russians force Ukrainians in occupied territories to vote for Putin".