Russian Journalist Sells Out a Colleague to Slovyansk Terrorists for “Wrong” Portrayal of the Referendum

 

Russian journalist Dmitry Steshyn, a reporter for “Komsomolskaya Pravda” asked the terrorists in Slovyansk to find and kidnap his German colleague Paul Ronzheimer. Ronzheimer is writing for Bild news magazine. According to Steshyn, Ronzheimer’s capture was necessary, because Ronzheimer wrote about the illegal referendum on the creation of Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in a “wrong” way. Internet media “20 minutes” learned about this incident from russian journalist Pavel Kanygin, who works for “Novaya Gazeta”.

Pavel Kanygin was captured by separatist militants in Donetsk region. He was able to regain his freedom after another journalist, Stefan Scholl of German Sudwest Presse, ransomed him. Pavel Kanygin wrote on his Facebook page:

“Just now I met my namesake Pol Ronzheimer from Berlin’s Bild, who is hiding from the Slovyansk militants. They declared him a wanted man after he published several pieces about organization of carousel voting, in which groups of voters using absentee ballots wereshuttled between polling stationsto vote repeatedly during this referendum. He is fine so far. He said that Dmitry Steshyn from “Komsomolka” informed the militants about his articles and asked them to catch and detain him”. Kanygin also asked Dmitry Steshyn whether this information was true. Continue reading

Political “actress” spotted again during Luhansk “referendum”

fe49db8-baba-115.jpg.pagespeed.ce.yqvqT5tHWWThe separatist actress Maria Tsypko, who was recently in Odesa taking part in pro-Russian demonstrations, then in Sevastopol as an unfortunate refugee from Odesa, persecuted by the authorities, has now turned up in Luhansk as an organizer of the “referendum.”

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Terrorists threaten to burn down factories if workers avoid “referendum”

im578x383-separat_vibory_bbc (1)In Avdiyivka, Khartsyzk and Horlivka, armed men are forcing residents who have not voted in the pseudo-referendum to vote for federalization or else they will burn down the plants where they work, reported Ukrainska Pravda, Sunday, May 11, citing an informed source.

“Armed men arrived at the factory demanding that workers leave to vote. The owner refused. They then brought the voting urns right up to the plant, but people still did not want to come out. Men with automatic weapons are demanding to take the people to the referendum. Otherwise they threaten to burn down the factory,” the source reported. Continue reading

Russia orchestrating Donetsk “referendum”

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Alexander Barkashov

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense (SBU) has intercepted a phone conversation that points to Russia’s involvement in the organization of the so-called “referendum” with prearranged “results” for creating the “Donetsk People’s Republic,” the SBU press service reported Wednesday, May 7. Continue reading