Stefan Schaller was the managing director of the Energie Waldeck-Frankenberg GmbH (EWF) - an energy supply company in northern Hesse. Two days after being quoted by TASS.com about having taken part as an “election observer” in the sham referendum in the Zaporizhia region occupied by Russia, Schaller was fired "with immediate effect" by his employer. In a statement, EWF said that Schnaller's behavior "clearly violates the world view, the moral values and the philosophy of the company."
Individual Observers at the 2022 pseudo-referendum for the formal annexation of occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia to Russia
Institutional affiliation to Energie Waldeck-Frankenberg
Of course, we can see that the Western media has claimed that people are being forced to vote here and that the voting is being conducted in a tense atmosphere, but, being here, I can see with my own eyes that people are voting voluntarily, and we can see the difference between how things are being reported and what’s happening on site.