Skip to comments.Even Russian human rights body finds Crimean referendum falsified
Posted on 05/08/2014 7:44:06 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
Vladimir Putins own Council on the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights has confirmed that the turnout for the so-called referendum on the Crimeas status was much lower than reported, and the results also far less overwhelmingly in favour of joining Russia. The same results have been reported from other sources, however this report can hardly be dismissed as seditious US propaganda. The confirmation that Russia used falsified figures to justify the annexation comes on the eve of other supposed referendums planned for two east Ukrainian oblasts.
The similarities between the armed men who seized government buildings in Crimea (top) and in Slovyansk (bottom) and other east Ukrainian cities have been widely noted.
The report finds that while the overwhelming majority of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russian (turnout of 50-80%), the turnout for all of Crimea was from 30-50% and only 50-60% of those voted for joining Russia.
The authors also noted that Crimean residents voted less for joining Russia, than for what they called an end to corrupt lawlessness and thieving rule of people brought in from Donetsk (where Viktor Yanukovych and most of his people were from). It was only in Sevastopol, they say, that people genuinely voted for joining Russia. They add that the fear of illegal armed formations was higher in Sevastopol than in other regions of Crimea.
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Annnd this is going to change what exactly?
Ah, how hilarious
“Annnd this is going to change what exactly?”
Why would you expect an opposition Russian human rights investigation and a news report about the results of the investigation to directly change something that is the responsibility of the perpetrator Russian Government to change?
“The report finds that while the overwhelming majority of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russian (turnout of 50-80%), the turnout for all of Crimea was from 30-50% and only 50-60% of those voted for joining Russia.
This report is in general agreement with the 1991 referendum voting results and with the most recent demographic data for ethnic percentages. The official voting results were clearly faked.
What!? The Russians faking a vote? Gee, that has never happened before!
Vlad needs to take some lessons from Barry!