Russian mass media disseminate false information about the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) allegedly sending its observers to the elections held on November 2 in so-called Donetsk People Republic.

“OSCE observers examined polling stations in Donetsk People Republic”, reports a RIA Novosti play-by-play correspondent. “In particular, the OSCE mission representatives in Donetsk visited the polling station in the school № 1 situated near the hotel where they were living. They examined voting booths and tables for the registration of electors”, states the correspondent.

ria.ru website screenshot

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The OSCE officially refuted this information. “No OSCE observation of so-called ‘elections’ in eastern Ukraine Sunday  November 2 and no OSCE monitors at polling at polling stations”, stated the Secretary General of the OSCE Lamberto Zannier in the official Twitter of the organization.