The German head of energy (Energie Waldeck-Frankenberg, EWF) Stefan Schaller traveled to Ukraine and works there as an election observer of the sham referendums, reports t-online and cites the TASS news agency. The fact that a German of all people is supposed to ensure law and order in the heavily criticized sham elections triggers strong criticism. With the vote, Russia wants to annex the regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Cherson and Zaporizhia, as well as Crimea in 2014.

“I wanted to get an idea of ​​the situation on site. Also because I believe that objective information can never be wrong,” he told the “Hessian/Lower Saxony General”. There had previously been great dismay at the trip by an AFD delegation to the “referendums” in the Russian-occupied territories. The result: the trip was cancelled.

“Yes or no to the union with Russia?” That is the question of the vote. Because of the massive pressure and the suppression of the Russian occupation, experts are expecting a resounding “yes” in the “referendums”, which are expected to last until Tuesday.

However, Schaller praised the organization on site, according to the media report. It is well organized, there is enthusiasm about the vote. “And it’s not like guns are forcing people to vote,” Schaller told the HNA.

Headwind comes from your own company. District Administrator and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Energie Waldeck-Frankenberg Jürgen van der Horst says: “The forced referendums by Russia in Ukraine are hypocritical and contrary to international law and a pretext to appropriate the Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine. We strongly condemn this illegal annexation,” van der Horst told the newspaper.

“The Russian news agency is using the stay for propaganda purposes,” warns the district of Waldeck-Frankenberg in a press release in which the activities of the head of energy are viewed critically. The council of elders of the district want to come together this Saturday to consult.

According to Russian media reports, by 2021 Schaller was already working with two other foreigners as observers for Russia. He was on assignment as an expert in the Russian republic of Komi (1,700 kilometers north-east of Moscow). There, too, he made positive comments.

Apparently, the Russian state took over the flight and accommodation at the time. The plan: Schaller is to remain in Ukraine until September 27 and work as an election observer. However, it is unclear whether he can return in three days, after all it will be a trip to a war zone.