Luhansk militant Alexander Konkin has admitted that the so-called “referendum” in the Donbas in 2014 was carried out with the use of weapons. He told this in an interview with one of the anti-Ukrainian video channels.
“When the referendum was held… DTEK haі ascendancy over Rovenky – everything is Akhmetov’s… All the mines began to tell that their premises were closed, they did not have ballot boxes… Everyone was gathered in the executive committee’s assembly hall, a lawyer immediately came from DTEK. I say: “I understand that this is your salary and I propose a compromise solution: here is a machine gun, here I am, an evil uncle, a guy with a gun – all questions to me… OK (holding a “referendum” – OstroV), whom it does not suit – we will beat! That is all? OK! “- the militant told about the methods of “pre-election campaigning”.
According to Konkin, the machine gun in his hands made the right impression. All those present, except for two (representatives of the Rovenkovska mine ½ and the mine in the village of Chernihivske), agreed to open polling stations for “voting.” “People tried (to object – OstroV) in two places: “Who is he, go suck a lemon!”, – the “agitator” laughed at them.
He promised to apply a “hard capture” to those who disagree. “It is advisable not to shoot in the room, but you can fire into the air a couple of times”, – he instructed the youth subordinate to him. “The ballot boxes were found right away, everything was opened at once and a duty was organized. This referendum had a great success”, – he dispelled all the assertions of separatist propaganda about the solely voluntary expression of the will of the Donbas residents.
Alexander Konkin led the so-called “militia” of the city of Rovenky of the Luhansk oblast in 2014. He was actively engaged in robbery and looting, took part in the taking of hostages.
You are telling us nothing new here. So go and kill yourself, and do the world a favour.
Ha, ha, ha!
I can’t say that this surprises me or anyone else with more than half a brain. The circus show called a referendum on Crimea was also accomplished at gunpoint.