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

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
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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 Donbass because there are no elections there.

[hr] Cover photo: AP

Author: Anton Shekhovtsov

Anton Shekhovtsov is an expert on the European political far-right and a European Fellow of the Radicalism and New Media Research Group. He is also editor of the "Explorations of the Far Right" book series at ibidem-Verlag.

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

  1. The DNR, the LNR, and Putin, have egg splatter all over their faces on this one. Freedom to vote my butt. Ha ha ha ha. At best, their hoping the World will believe this sham.

    Hitler would be proud.

    1. Hitler didn’t even bother with the farce of “elections”. What a waste of time. No one in the world believes this “election” or what Putin is telling them. The man is a joke. A dangerous one, but a joke nevertheless.

  2. These DNR, LNR leaders, and Putin, have egg splatter all over their faces on this one. Freedom to vote my butt. Ha ha. At best, their hoping the World will believe this sham.

    Hitler would be proud.

    1. Hitler didn’t even bother with the farce of “elections”. What a waste of time. No one in the world believes this “election” or what Putin is telling them. The man is a joke. A dangerous one, but a joke nevertheless.

  3. fake election, fake observers, fake reporters from fake news organizations managed by a fake country-the russia

  4. fake election, fake observers, fake reporters from fake news organizations managed by a fake country-the russia

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