In his opinion, they can only take place for Russian propaganda cameras.
Human rights activist Pavel Lisyansky explained why the Russian occupiers announced the holding of pseudo-referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
He expressed his opinion on the air of the Freedom TV channel.
“What is a referendum and Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine? This is one of the conditions for the transit of power in 2023. They cannot remove the grandfather-dictator. of the state. And now Putin’s position is very weak. Kadyrov almost indicates when Putin will have to receive him,” Lisyansky said.
According to him, Russian President Vladimir Putin has discredited the influence group of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, while the FSB group, on the contrary, has strengthened. There is also a counteroffensive in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
“Accordingly, all this pushes them to the fact that it is necessary to quickly hold these referendums in order to send the dictator to the transit of power,” the human rights activist said.
Lisyansky stressed that the procedure for launching these “referendums” was launched differently than before a full-scale invasion.
“This indicates that these pseudo-referendums are being lobbied by one of the influence groups in the Kremlin, headed by First Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergei Kiriyenko and First Vice Speaker of the Federation Council Andrey Turchak,” he said.
The human rights activist is convinced that against the background of the successful counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they began to promote the topic of pseudo-referendums in terms of information. However, in his opinion, they can take place simply for the cameras of Russian propaganda.
“That’s enough for them to say that the referendum has taken place,” he stressed.
Earlier it was reported that the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation is going to organize polling stations for “referendums” in the “DPR”, “LPR”, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions on the territory of the Russian Federation.