Wyatt Reed

Versions of names: Уайетт Рид; Вайт Рид; White Reed; Wyatt Reid

Wyatt Reed is a correspondent and managing editor of The Grayzone. He is a journalist at the Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik covering Latin America and the US. In the 2022 referendums, he interviewed the Deputy Head of the Kherson occupation administration Kirill Stremousov, and has since appeared on Russian media talking about the success of the referendums.


Individual Observers at the 2022 pseudo-referendum for the formal annexation of occupied territories of Kherson to Russia

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Institutional affiliation to Sputnik news agency

Official function: Institutional affiliation to The Grayzone

Everything is transparent and open, - said the American journalist Wyatt Reid. - A lot of people come, ten people voted in front of our eyes in a few minutes. A referendum for the people is an opportunity for a democratic transition to self-determination. [Translated from Russian]

Individual Observers at the 2023 territorial pseudo-elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine

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Institutional affiliation to The Grayzone, blogger

This is important when people around the world can see that elections in Russia are held according to all democratic principles, and even if they are not held according to the democratic principles of specific Western countries. After all, all this is the final expression of the will of the majority of Russians. [Translated from Russian]

The election commission of the Zaporozhye region was visited by foreign electoral experts who came to the region for the elections, reports RIA Novosti correspondent.
Among the guests were Sebastian Salgado (Argentina), Fernando Moragon (Spain), Israel Gomez Arconada (Mexico), White Reid (USA), Thomas Reper (Germany), Goran Šimpraga (Serbia), Goran Petronijevic (Serbia) and Ljubica Blaškova (Slovakia). [Translated from Russian]

Corresponding elections

From 23 to 27 September 2022, the Russian forces organised a sham election process - pseudo-referendum as a pretext for the formal annexation of the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson by Russia. The annexation of the four regions was announced on 30 September 2022.
From 8 to 10 September 2023, the Russian forces organised widely condemned regional and municipal elections in the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. The results were largely rejected by the international community, with North Korea and Syria being the only ones to explicitly recognise them.