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Russia deploys special forces to occupied territories of Ukraine to simulate Putin's 'elections'

Russia deploys special forces to occupied territories of Ukraine to simulate Putin's 'elections' Russia brings special forces to the occupied territories of Ukraine to simulate 'elections' (GettyImages)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russia is increasing pressure and intensifying measures to imitate the so-called elections of Russian dictator Putin. To do this, the Russian invaders bring special forces to the occupied territories of Ukraine, according to the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.

"To create a fake picture of 'support' for the Russian dictator, the occupiers sent specially trained units to the enslaved territories to supervise fraud and monitor the work of the so-called 'election commissions," the Main Intelligence Directorate says.

One of the tasks of these units is to submit reports by March 10 on the readiness of employees of enterprises in the occupied territories to "vote" and to provide a forecast of "support" for Putin's "support".

New procedure for "voting"

Also, the DIU notes, that the Kremlin has approved a new "procedure" for conducting "voting" in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.

"Moscow's latest methodology stipulates that one can take part in illegal "elections" in the enslaved territories with both a Russian and a Ukrainian passport, ID card, or other identity document," the DIU informs.

According to Ukrainian intelligence, this decision demonstrates the failure of forced passportization in the occupied territories of Ukraine and is another tool of the Russian special services to identify "unreliable" Ukrainians for repression.

"On the instructions from Moscow, the occupation administrations and propagandists are actively spreading fakes about the alleged "85% support" Putin in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, as well as promoting the so-called "mobile voter" system, which, in particular, allows "voting" online and "without registration" in the occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions," the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine notes.

So-called elections in Russia

In Russia, the so-called presidential elections are scheduled for March 2024. They will last for three days - from March 15 to 17.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will be able to remain in power until at least 2030. Moreover, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has already stated that Putin will be re-elected with 90% of the vote.

Recently it became known that Boris Nadezhdin was denied registration as a candidate for the presidential election in Russia. Until recently, he was considered Putin's "main rival."