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Russia printed ballots in Transnistria for Putin's 'elections' - Moldova

Russia printed ballots in Transnistria for Putin's 'elections' - Moldova Moldova says Russia printed ballots for Putin's 'elections' in Transnistria (pixabay com )
Author: Maria Kholina

Moldova has accused Russia of illegally printing ballots in Transnistria for the so-called elections of the Russian president, according to Moldova's Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Serebrian.

A government representative blamed Moscow for violating the law, as Russia decided to open six polling stations in Transnistria, although the agreement only allowed the operation of one. It was supposed to be opened at the Russian Embassy in Chisinau.

As previously reported, Russian Ambassador Oleg Vasnetsov has already been called on the carpet to explain the situation. He dismissed the accusations.

Moldova's Deputy Prime Minister also said that Russia printed the ballots in Transnistria because they couldn't transport them across the border.

"These ballots were more than likely printed right there (in Transnistria) to avoid taking them through a border crossing. It is hard to say how they would have been brought over a border. Moldova’s borders are controlled and there is no way of legally bringing them in or taking them out," said Serebryan.

'Elections' in Russia

The "elections" of the president in Russia will last for three days - from March 15 to 17, 2024.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will be able to stay in power at least until 2030. Moreover, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, has already announced that Putin will be re-elected with a result of 90% of the votes.

Also, the Kremlin hopes that 30% of the residents of the temporarily occupied territories will voluntarily participate in the "elections of the President of the Russian Federation".

More about how Putin arranged a new term for himself and what to expect after his "victory" in the RBC-Ukraine coverage.