Eliseo Bertolasi

Versions of names: Элизео Бертолази

Eliseo Bertolasi is an associate researcher of the pro-Kremlin Institute of Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences and correspondent of the Rossiya Segodnya, Sputnik and Voice of Russia. He contributed to the development of the pro-Kremlin Lombardy-Russia Cultural Association. Currently, he is based in Donetsk.


Individual observers at the 2018 general elections in the unrecognised Donetsk People’s Republic

No affiliation

Institutional affiliation to the Institute of Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences

Official function: Institutional affiliation to the "Rossiya Segodnya" news agency

Еще до войны я неоднократно бывал в Украине. После начала войны ездил в Славянск, Краматорск, был в Донецком аэропорту. Считаю, Киев завел себя в тупик, так как действует не прагматически, а с точки зрения идеологии. Он не учитывает интересы всех жителей страны, одних назначает «хорошими», а других «плохими». История знает, как заканчивают такие режимы. Что касается перспектив развития конфликта на юго-востоке Украины, уверен, он в скором времени должен закончиться. Донбасс — богатая территория, с огромн

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

not identified

I didn’t see any violations of rights, I saw freedom [of access for observers], I took pictures. Nobody said you can't take pictures. The people were, came, voted. I think it's legal. [Translated from Russian]

https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/15851101 (2023-09-02)

Corresponding elections

On 11 November 2018, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, located within the internationally recognised borders of Ukraine, held “elections” to elect a head of the “republic” and members of its “parliament”. The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise the sovereignty of the Donetsk People’s Republic, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered “elections” there as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there.
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.