# EODE Press Office / SABOTAGE AND RESTRICTIONS: THE REFERENDUM ON SELF- DETERMINATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA UPSETS!

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The MPs of the Crimean parliament voted in favor of joining the peninsula to Russia and decided that this decision would be subject to a referendum among the population, mostly Russian-speaking, of the region. The electors of the Peninsula of two million inhabitants of Russian-speaking majority, strategic for Moscow, have the choice in the referendum of 16 March 2014 between joining Russia or much greater autonomy.

This referendum, essential mechanism of Direct Democracy, the only really effective, upsets a lot. With the great Western diplomatic operations to delegitimize this referendum is a media campaign of the same nature. So the press of the USA and the EU spread in inflammatory articles on the dubious nature of this referendum. In particular writes Libération (Paris), because it would be "in the absence of international observers"

INTERNATIONAL MONITORING MISSION OF
THE REFERENDUM IN CRIMEA ORGANISED BY 'EODE'

Big mistake! And clumsy misinformation…
At the request of the authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Crimean Parliament, and because of our non-alignment and experience, EODE organizes indeed an INTERNATIONAL MONITORING MISSION OF THE REFERENDUM on 14/15/16/17 / March 18, 2014.

Note that invited, the OSCE refused by its president. As well as the European Parliament. Instructions and even prohibitions to participate in our mission have been given in many EU countries. And shameful pressure on parliamentarians – in Switzerland, France and Ireland in particular – to make them renounce their participation.

The EODE mission is pluralist and non- aligned.
It is composed of members from different levels and experts of various ideologies of right and left or that do not fit into the logic of the Western system, including republicans for independence (primarily interested in the process) from Catalonia (Spain) and Flanders (Belgium). There will be representatives and experts from Belgium, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Germany, France, Turkey. Including Die Linke for Germany.

"More than 50 representatives of foreign countries are willing to observe the referendum of 16 March (…) there will include representatives of Israel, the United States, France and Italy, and especially members of the European Parliament", informed Mikhail Malyshev, the Chairman of the Committee of the Supreme Council of Crimea in charge of organizing the referendum, during a press conference in Simferopol.

EODE, A NON–ALIGNED NGO FOR A MULTIPOLAR WORLD

EODE is a Think Tank (specialized in geopolitical and ideological analysis) and an NGO present in the EU, CIS, Africa, which practices a "non- aligned monitoring" unrelated to Western organizations and opposed to Western ideology, with experience of nearly 10 years across Eastern Europe. EODE is also specialized in the "self-proclaimed republics" (Abkhazia, Transdnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh), where it conducted missions and audit, among others for the 2006 referendum in Transdnistria.

DISINFORMATION: WHO WANTS TO UNDERMINE THE MISSION OF MONITORING THE REFERENDUM OF CRIMEA?

Since Wednesday evening a press campaign was launched against our mission, and against EODE on which the media grossly misinform. More than one hundred articles in 24 hours in 11 countries of the EU, with peaks in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. The pretext: a gross provocation of the French FN, always ready to do anything to make a bad free publicity. "Participants in the mission" … uninvited and yet announced in the media, MPs who are actually in Simferopol, whose non – participation was announced …

Therefore be noted that the French FN was not invited by EODE .
We strictly maintain no relationship with the FN and we will not change. And we do not invite them for reasons related to our own political positions. And due to the political activity of some of our administrators, radically engaged against the FN in Belgium and France.
Furthermore, the positions of the majority of officials of the French far right are opposed to the self-determination of the Crimea and in favor of the new authorities of Kiev. Mr. Chauprade, an advisor to Marine Le Pen, was invited in a personal capacity, as geopolitical expert, by the Crimean parliament and not by EODE. We don't understand (or too much) his statements in this regard. Let us add that 24 hours later, the president of the FN disavowed both the referendum in the Crimea and her advisor.

Still remember what EODE says about the FN (an example):
http://www.eode.org/eode-think-tank-le-neoconservatisme-a-la-francaise-la-lepenisation-de-la-droite-post-sarkozyste/ 

Despite the sabotage and the curious conception of democracy and freedom of thought of MPs in the EU less and less democratic, the International Mission will be in Simferopol (Crimea) on Friday evening, with Luc MICHEL, Administrator – General of EODE, in order to do professionally (we work according to the standards of the OSCE) its work to support democracy in action …

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