The preparation and conduct of the pseudo-will demonstration events were coordinated by the administration of the President of the Russian Federation. Russian high-ranking officials were constantly in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, and representatives of the Russian Federation’s federal entities provided assistance to the so-called election commissions.

Vadym Skibitskyi, a representative of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, told the Military Television of Ukraine about this.

The representative of the GUR of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine noted that Russia conducted a powerful information campaign, the main goal of which was to convince the European public that the occupiers comply with the norms of international law.

“According to the GUR of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russian propagandists created staged plots in various places. They imported people from the Rostov region and the Crimea in order to create a so-called mass. Show how happy people are, how united they go to vote. This picture will be shown to the Russian audience and they will try to convince Europe that this happened in accordance with international law. But we understand that it is a fake. This is another powerful information campaign carried out by the Russian Federation, covering up its crimes,” concluded Vadym Skibitskyi, representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Ukraine.