Jan Penris

Versions of names: Ян Пенрис

Jan Penris is a Belgian politician, who was a City councilor of Antwerp from 1995 to 2012 and was elected again in 2019. 1995-2014 he was a Flemish Member of Parliament, from 2014 to 2019 - Member of Parliament. He also observed the illegitimate “referendum” in Crimea in March 2014.


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


Vlaams Belang (VB) / Flemish Interest

Member of the national parliament of Belgium

Я впервые посещаю Донецк и вижу, что здесь выборы хорошо организованы. В Бельгии явка на выборы обязательна, а здесь зависит от воли человека.

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.