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British intelligence services comment on Russian mock elections in occupied parts of Ukraine

British intelligence alleges that Putin’s “United Russia” is trying to consolidate the Kremlin’s influence in the occupied territories of Ukraine by holding pseudo-elections there.

Source: British Defense Intelligence Service judgementas reported by European Pravda

It is noted that the Russian authorities in the occupied parts of Ukraine plan to hold mock elections there on September 8 and 10 – in parallel with the elections in Russia. Voting has already started in Mariupol and parts of Zaporizhia oblast.

“While over 1,000 candidates have been identified, some reports say there is a lack of qualified, experienced and willing candidates. There is also a lack of independent candidates who are not members of the Kremlin-backed parties, indicating that they will not be accepted. free or fair elections,” the review said.

The Ukrainian National Resistance Center also claims that the occupying governments significantly exaggerated the number of voters on the lists.

“Kremlin polls show that United Russia, the dominant political party in the Russian Federation, is expected to gain 80 percent of the vote in the four occupied territories. The United Russia party is likely to take the majority of seats in an attempt to secure the Kremlin’s position. grip and influence over the occupied territories,” the review read.

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Background: On 1 September Peter Stano, spokesman for the European Commission, said condemned Russia’s holding of mock elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine.

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