Stefan Keuter

Versions of names: Штефан Койтер
Germany

Stefan Keuter is a member of the 19th German Bundestag. He has been a member of the German far-right “Alternative for Germany” party (since 2013) that opposes the EU sanctions imposed on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine, a member of the Bundestag since 2017. He illegally visited Crimea to take part in the Yalta International Economic Forum in 2018. In 2019 Keuter observed the first round of the presidential elections in Russia-occupied Abkhazia. Since 2019, Keuter has also been cooperating with AFRIC, a Russian network of agents of influence created by political consultants working for Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a Russian businessman close to Vladimir Putin.

Missions

International experts at the 2020 All-Russian Voting in Russia

identified

Alternative for Germany (AfD)

Member of the national parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany

Я не первый раз приезжаю в Россию наблюдателем на выборах. Я был наблюдателем на президентских выборах в 2018 году, тогда все было прекрасно организовано, И сейчас все проходит прекрасно.

https://www.bbc.com/russian/features-53242482 (2020-07-01)
Individual observers at the 2019 presidential elections in the unrecognised Republic of Abkhazia

identified

Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) / Alternative for Germany

Member of the national parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany

In all areas what we visited, the elections are held democratically, freely and without pressure. The mood on the ground is calm and friendly, we have not identified any significant mistakes or violations.

http://archive.is/Mq5tF#selection-985.174-985.380 (2019-08-25)

Лично я не заметил никаких нарушений, эти выборы проходят свободно.

Настроение на местах спокойное и доброжелательное, весомых ошибок и нарушений мы не выявили.

http://archive.is/tv0nQ#selection-629.91-629.182 (2019-08-26)

Corresponding elections

illegitimate
The so-called Republic of Abkhazia, located within the internationally recognised borders of Georgia, held “presidential elections” on 25 August and 8 September 2019. The overwhelming majority of the world’s nations does not recognise the sovereignty of the Republic of Abkhazia, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered “elections” there as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there.
legitimate
In order to have a possibility to stay in power until 2036, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided, in January 2020, to change the Constitution of the Russian Federation and legitimise its change through the “all-Russian voting”.