Tag Archives: temporarily occupied territories

Legitimising the ‘pseudo-elections’: how the West turns a blind eye to Russian crimes

Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the Kremlin has been illegally holding “elections” in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine using the same methodology: legitimising the illegal occupation and creating the illusion of democracy.


April 2023: Sloviansk – 15 civilians killed, including a two-year-old boy; Uman – 22 killed, 5 kids; Kostiantynivka – 6 killed; Dnipro – 2 killed, a mother and a three-year-old girl. These people’s lives were cut short by Russian artillery and missile strikes at a time when Russia was not only waging a full-scale war against Ukraine but also heading the world’s key security institution – the UN Security Council. 

USCC team reports from Kherson

“Russians built three defense lines on the right bank of the Dnipro, though it didn’t save them. They fled leaving all these fortifications and Kherson, which they promised to protect until their last mobilized soldier”

Report of the USCC team from the de-occupied territories of Kharkiv Oblast.

“If you remove the asymmetric advantage of the russians in artillery, they will not only stop fighting, they will run”, – said Serhii Kuzan in his comment for Financial Times. 

The results of the counterattack in the Kharkiv region clearly showed this.

Buryatia residents who moved to Crimea have already begun to regret their move – russian media

Buryats who moved to Crimea after the occupation of the peninsula, have already begun to regret their move and are planning to return to the “mainland” with the beginning of the so-called “special operation”. A Buryat newspaper even wrote about the real situation in Crimea. In particular, the piece says that after the “claps” in…

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