Russians Raid Temporarily Occupied Territories Ahead of Election

Written by Camilla Jessen

Feb.20 - 2024 7:50 AM CET

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Ahead of Putin's Election, Russian forces are conducting extensive raids in the temporarily occupied territories.

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In a move that raises concerns about privacy and freedom, Russian forces are conducting extensive raids in the temporarily occupied territories.

Their goal is to document residences ahead of the upcoming Russian presidential elections, as reported by the National Resistance Center (NRC) of Ukraine.

According to the NRC, "The main reason for the raids that the occupiers are conducting on the territory before the ‘elections’ are the conclusions drawn from the local fake voting in September 2023.

At that time, residents of the temporarily occupied territories massively sabotaged the pseudo-elections: they did not open their doors, they ignored visits to polling stations and so on.

The invaders have therefore decided to conduct raids in advance to record the houses and apartments where people live."

Forced Compliance and Surveillance

This crackdown aims to ensure higher participation in the forthcoming Russian presidential "elections."

Individuals identified as "members of election commissions of the Russian Federation" are actively visiting homes, gathering data, and promoting the elections.

These visits often involve unauthorized audio or video recordings of conversations with residents, infringing on their privacy and autonomy.

Residents are being questioned about their intention to participate in the elections, with officials meticulously noting those who will "vote" and those aware of the election dates.

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