Vanessa Martina Silva

Versions of names: Ванесса Силва

Vanessa Martina Silva is a journalist and the editor of the left-wing Diálogos do Sul (Southern Dialogues) Magazin.


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

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Institutional affiliation to Diálogos do Sul (Southern Dialogues)

Observer from Brazil Vanessa Silva said that after communicating with the local population, she concluded that residents of the LPR “believe that only with unification with Russia will their suffering end.” "People are happy, they vote with enthusiasm, they vote with hope for a better future, with confidence that it will come. Everything here is peaceful," she said. [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.