Janus Putkonen

Versions of names: Янус Путконен

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.


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

No affiliation

Institutional affiliation to the DONi International Press Center

The turnout is high, a lot of people came. The atmosphere is very friendly, nice, well-organized.

Corresponding elections

On 11 November 2018, the so-called Lugansk 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 Lugansk People’s Republic, while international institutions such as the OSCE ODIHR considered “elections” there as illegitimate and did not send international election observers there.