District Administrator: "Referenda in Ukraine are hypocritical and illegal".

District Administrator and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Energie Waldeck-Frankenberg Jürgen van der Horst takes a clear position: "Russia's forced referendums in Ukraine are hypocritical and contrary to international law and a pretext to appropriate Russian-occupied territories in Ukraine. We condemn this illegal annexation in the strongest possible terms."

The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg is currently examining the trip of the managing director of the regional energy supplier to Ukraine very critically. The visit to the region alone, as well as the activity of accompanying the sham referendum as an election observer, can be interpreted as legitimising the process, which is contrary to international law. This is exactly what seems to be happening at the moment: The Russian news agency is using the visit for propaganda purposes.

The district's committees will therefore meet today to discuss the matter. On Monday, the supervisory board of the energy supplier will also meet at short notice to discuss the future of the management.