Xavier Moreau

Versions of names: Ксавье Моро

Xavier Moreau is a former paratrooper officer who holds dual French-Russian citizenship. He owns the Moscow-based Sokol Holding that employs former members of French Army elite troops and Russian security services, as well as provides consultancy and security to French companies. He has authored books like "The new great Russia: From the collapse of the USSR to the return of Vladimir Putin" and "Ukraine - Why France was wrong".

Xavier Moreau runs the website and YouTube channel of Stratpol - Centre d’analyses politico-statégiques, promoting pro-Russian geopolitical content to primarily French audiences.


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

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Institutional affiliation to Sokol Holding

Что касается самого процесса? то мы не наблюдали никаких нарушений. Итоги выборов - демократия, которую должны уважать.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKs3_mqZbZ4 (2018-11-11)
Individual Observers at the 2022 pseudo-referendum for the formal annexation of occupied territories of Donetsk to Russia

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Institutional affiliation to Sokol Holding

Official function: Institutional affiliation to Stratpol - Centre d’analyses politico-statégiques

I think the conditions are not ideal of course, because there is a risk of shelling, to get an HIMARS on the school where they organize the voting. So the republic has to organize in another way. They created many ... mobile [polling stations], and it works quite well. [Translated from Russian]

https://t.me/patricklancasternewstoday/1062 (2023-07-26)

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.