In Occupied Ukraine, Casting a Vote (for Putin) as Armed Soldiers Watch

March 16, 2024

For many in the occupied territories, the electoral ritual is unfolding under the watchful eyes of armed soldiers. “Everybody knows who will win.”Anastasiia, 19, left the occupied territories earlier this month to build her life away from the war zone. Mr. Putin’s party candidates won a landslide victory in local voting held across the occupied territories last year. Polls in two of the occupied regions, Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk, opened on Feb. 25 and will close on March. You will be investigated.”The post In Occupied Ukraine, Casting a Vote (for Putin) as Armed Soldiers Watch appeared first on New York Times.