Vote or lose your job and salary: Conditions of pseudo-referendum in Mariupol

Vote or lose your job and salary: Conditions of pseudo-referendum in Mariupol

The so-called referendum on joining Russia, which is held these days particularly in occupied Mariupol, has an extremely low turnout. Organizers have to resort to certain conditions.

"Mariupol. Current situation. ‘Referendum’. Yesterday evening, the occupation administration got scolded for the extremely low turnout. Therefore, the morning began with forced voting. ‘Mobile brigades’ were waiting for workers at their workplaces with a simple condition: vote or lose your job and salary," Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to Mariupol mayor, posted on Telegram.

According to him, several tents were set up in places of concentration of people, but there were few people willing to vote.

"The next propaganda video shows an ‘unbelievable queue’ of 10 people and empty transparent ballot boxes. Many people are actively avoiding the vote, including by simply leaving the city and going to the coast," Andriushchenko informed.

As reported, on September 23-27, the aggressor holds "referenda on joining Russia" in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. The leaders of Western countries have already declared that Russian sham referenda in Ukraine will be illegitimate. At the same time, Russian president Vladimir Putin said on September 21 that Russia recognized the results of the "referenda".

Meanwhile, the results of a sociological survey conducted by Active Group in August 2022 show that the vast majority of respondents in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine are sure that their region should be an integral part of Ukraine, and their well-being and security have significantly deteriorated since the occupation.


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