Janus Putkonen is a Finnish journalist. He founded the so-called DONi-News media company disseminating disinformation and propaganda from Donetsk.
Putkonen moved to Donetsk in summer 2015. Currently he is in Lugansk. He is the chief editor of the Uusi MV-Lehti - a Finnish online news website.
Institutional affiliation to the DONi International Press Center
I saw no irregularities.
The turnout is high, a lot of people came. The atmosphere is very friendly, nice, well-organized.
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Individual Observers at the 2022 pseudo-referendum for the formal annexation of occupied territories of Luhansk to Russia
Institutional affiliation to Uusi MV-Lehti
The key point here is that Russia is asking residents a question; it is important for it to know what people think. When the West expanded to the borders of your country, it did not ask anyone’s opinion on this matter at referendums. But Russia wants to hear people, it complies with the UN charter and democratic moral rules. [Translated from Russian]