Evidence that the Ukrainian authorities are threatening Donbass civilians with depriving them of pensions, if they participate in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) elections, will be published, German politician and people’s diplomat Andreas Maurer said on November 11 while observing the elections in the Republic, the Donetsk News Agency reports.
He explained that he has evidence against Ukraine attempting to disrupt the DPR elections. According to his sources, there are flyers saying “if you participate, it will have consequences” handed out by the Ukrainian side near the border with the DPR. Kiev threatens civilians with economic and physical repercussions. Flyers and posters say that in the event of disobedience, the Republic’s civilians will face “violence and deprivation of pensions”.
In support of his claim, Maurer said that he has photographs. According to him, Kiev is explicitly intimidating people. He also pointed out that such conduct by the Ukrainian side is unacceptable and reflects Kiev’s fear of the elections. The German politician summarized his speech in the following words “that is why the question who threatens who should be addressed to Kiev”.
On November 11, elections took place in the DPR and the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) to elect the heads of the republics. According to the DPR Central Election Commission, voter turnout was 65,9% at 14:00 showing the Ukrainian propaganda failure. However, there are still risks of military aggression by Kiev: LPR Security Forces say that a Ukrainian diversion group was detected in the village of Katerinovka.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency