Hubert Fayard

Versions of names: Юбер Файяр
France

Hubert Fayard is a former member of the National Front. He was Catherine Mégret's first assistant, when she was a mayor of Vitrolles. After his trip to Donetsk in June 2017, Hubert Fayard opened in Marseille the "official representation" of the so-called "People's Republic of Donetsk" in France. At the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the public prosecutor of Aix-en-Provence brought the association to court and asked for its dissolution. However the court rejected the request in 2018. In 2007, Hubert Fayard opened a dating agency, Amour de Russie, registered at the same address as the "representation" of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic".

Missions

Individual observers at the 2018 Russian presidential election in annexed Crimea

not identified

Institutional affiliation to the "official representation" of the so-called "People's Republic of Donetsk" in France

Official function: Institutional affiliation to the dating agency "Amour de Russie"

Corresponding elections

illegitimate
The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered Russian elections held in Crimea as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there. In their turn, Ukrainian authorities warned that any participation in the electoral process in Crimea would be illegal.