Masterminds behind the scheme had falsified paperwork on product origin: The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has blocked illegal coal supplies from the occupied Donbas that contributed to the financing of the “DPR” terrorist organization.
Coal batches had been supplied to Ukraine and the European Union, the security agency notes.
“Operatives and detectives with the special services established that the owner of Donetsk processing plants that are part of the Energoimpex group of companies had set up an illegal scheme. Having conspired with the ‘DPR’ leaders, his structures ‘helped’ their armed forces with the sorting and enrichment of coal extracted at the ‘nationalized’ mines,” the SBU said on its website.
According to the investigation, the culprits falsified paperwork on the coal origin. After that, coal was “officially” supplied through the territory of the Russian Federation and sold in Ukraine and some EU countries. Most of the funds received went to the “DPR budget” and material support for illegal armed groups.
The organizer registered in Kyiv a so-called “mirror” commercial entity operating under Ukrainian jurisdiction.
The SBU has conducted a number of raids within the criminal case.
Around the world, there’s considerable resistance against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, but even if the vaccine ends up being “voluntary,” refusing to take it will have severe implications for people who enjoy their freedom.
For months, the writing has been on the wall: Forced vaccination is part and parcel of the plan to “reset” the global economic system, forever altering life as we know it along the way. Now, global vaccine passports are in fact being introduced, and it’s only a matter of time before vaccination status will be a prerequisite for travel. Just how voluntary is it if you have to have the COVID-19 vaccine if you ever want to leave the country — or perhaps even state — in which you live, at any point during the rest of your life? CommonPass CommonPass1 is a digital “health passport” framework initiated by The Commons Project, the World Economic Forum and The Rockefeller Foundation, which during the first week of July 2020 convened more than 350 leaders from the public and private sectors in 52 countries to design a common framework “for safe border reopening” around the world.
The proposed framework involves the following: Every nation must publish their health screening criteria for entry into the country using a standard format on a common framework Each country must register trusted facilities that conduct COVID-19 lab testing for foreign travel and administer vaccines listed in the CommonPass registry Each country will accept health screening status from foreign visitors through apps and services built on the CommonPass framework Patient identification is to be collected at the time of sample collection and/or vaccination using an international standard The CommonPass framework will be integrated into flight and hotel reservation and check-in
Russia has extended the ban on the import of certain categories of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from countries that have decided to impose economic sanctions against Russian legal entities and individuals, including from Ukraine, until 2022.
This is stated in the decree of the President of Russia, No. 730, of November 21, Ukrainian News Agency reports.
“To extend from January 1 to December 31, 2021, the effect of certain special economic measures provided for by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of August 6, 2014, No. 560 “On the application of certain special economic measures in order to ensure the security of the Russian Federation,” it was said.
At that, the import into the territory of Russia of certain types of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs is allowed when carrying out transit international road transportation and transit international rail transportation to third countries, provided that they are tracked using a control system based on the GLONASS technology of the global navigation satellite system.
The decree comes into force on the day of its signing.
As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on June 24, 2019, Russia extended this ban until 2021.
For the first time, Russia imposed the ban on August 6, 2014 in response to sanctions from a number of countries, in particular the EU countries, the United States and Ukraine.
U.S. authorities have identified companies that will be sanctioned due to their involvement in the Nord Stream project, dpa news agency reported, citing a senior U.S. official.
It is noted that not only companies but also individuals can be sanctioned if they do not stop their operations related to the pipeline.
“We’re in the process of calling a number of these companies to make them aware that they’re likely engaged in sanctionable activity,” the official said.
At the same time, he did not name the companies, but noted that many of them do not know that they can be sanctioned.
It is expected that the report on these companies will be submitted to the U.S. Congress within a few days or weeks.
In late October, the United States extended sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project not only to pipe-laying ships, but also to companies providing various services to these vessels.
Initially, the gas pipeline, which is being laid from Russia to Germany along the Baltic Sea, was planned to be commissioned by the end of 2019. However, in the summer of the same year it became clear that Gazprom was behind schedule and would not be able to fulfill the planned project. In December the project was fully halted, as pipe-laying ships refused to participate in it because of the threat of U.S. sanctions.
The fast-moving Pinehaven Fire destroyed five homes and damaged 15 others in a Reno neighborhood: The blaze threatened 500 homes as it grew to more than two square miles within hours of igniting Tuesday: Officials said the fire was five percent contained and had a 1,200-acre perimeter as of 1.45pm Wednesday: There were no immediate reports of injuries, and the cause of the fire was under investigation:
Nevada Gov Steve Sisolak declared a state of emergency to ensure aid is available for affected communities: Another fire about 100 miles south and across the border in California also exploded in strong winds Tuesday: That blaze, dubbed the Mountain View Fire, destroyed 80 structures in Mono County #california
Posted : November 19, 2020 at 4:24 amAuthor : Sarri
Tags : California, Nevada, state of emergency, Steve Sisolak, wildfires
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As the unsaved world is utterly astonied at the events unfolding in 2020, we who believe The Book have been patiently waiting for this time period to begin. Make a note, write it down, that time has begun.
Right now and for the past few months on Twitter, the term ‘the great reset’ has been not only trending there but burning up the Internet. Not only that, people have been excitedly reading about things like the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, COVID-1984, human implantable quantum dot microneedle vaccination system, and everything else that has been such a revelatory wake-up call in the never-ending craziness that is 2020. But none of this is new or news to bible believers who have long studied end times bible prophecy in their King James Bibles.
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Revelation 13:16-18 (KJB)
I have been saved since March 14th of 1991, and in a few months that will be 30 years I have been walking with the Lord by His grace and mercy. And for the vast majority of that time, I have been a student of The Book, with a special interest in end times bible prophecy. So no surprise there that the Lord gave me this ministry of Now The End Begins, the desire of my heart in service to Him. As the unsaved world is utterly astonied at the events unfolding in 2020, we who believe The Book have been patiently waiting for this time period to begin. Make a note, write it down, that time has begun.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the headlines and see where they line up on the end times timeline. As you read the following examples snatched from the headlines, remember how right now we are being locked down, forced to wear face masks, soon we will be forced to take a vaccine and then forced to receive an implantable digital identification. These things are happening right now, and when they reach fruition after the Rapture of the Church, then prophecy will have been fulfilled. That is what’s happening right now. Change my mind, if you can.
Pope Francis’ leadership underscores global influence of Roman Catholic Church:Last Thursday, the president-elect spoke by phone with Pope Francis. The readout from the Biden-Harris transition team highlighted elements of the conversation ranging from a shared commitment to “caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.” source“For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,” Revelation 18:3,9 (KJB)
Kinda Shocking When You Finally Figure Out That The One World Religion Is Not Only A Thing, It’s Coming Together In 2020.
The World Economic Forum Calls For ‘The Great Reset’: To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a “Great Reset” of capitalism. Clearly, the will to build a better society does exist. We must use it to secure the Great Reset that we so badly need. That will require stronger and more effective governments, though this does not imply an ideological push for bigger ones. And it will demand private-sector engagement every step of the way. source “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” Revelation 13:7 (KJB)
While You’ve Been Hiding In Your Homes, Obediently Wearing Your Face Diapers, The New World Order Has Been Assembling Itself.
The Abraham Accords And The One World Religion: “WITH THE SIGNING OF A HISTORIC PEACE ACCORD WITH ISRAEL, SUPPORTED BY AMERICAN EFFORTS, MY COUNTRY WAS ABLE TO FREEZE THE ANNEXATION DECISION AND OPENED BROAD PROSPECTS TO ACHIEVE A COMPREHENSIVE PEACE IN THE REGION,” HE ADDED.” Bin Zayed said he hoped the deal with Israel would “provide the opportunity for the Palestinians and the Israelis to reengage in negotiations to achieve peace.” source “Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” Isaiah 28:15,16 (KJB)
The One World Religion Of Chrislam Growing At Lightning Speed, Click To See For Yourself.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society. We need to shape a future that works for all of us by putting people first and empowering them. In its most pessimistic, dehumanized form, the Fourth Industrial Revolution may indeed have the potential to “robotize” humanity and thus to deprive us of our heart and soul. But as a complement to the best parts of human nature—creativity, empathy, stewardship—it can also lift humanity into a new collective and moral consciousness based on a shared sense of destiny. It is incumbent on us all to make sure the latter prevails. source “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Revelation 13:1,2 (KJB)
Bill Gates Has Been Oh-So-Quiet Lately, Hasn’t He? He’s Busy Getting Ready To Roll Out The Mandatory Vaccinations And Microchip Digital Identification.
The Rise Of The One World Religion Of Chrislam: The Oct. 13-17 interfaith forum was organized online due to the COVID0-19 pandemic. The line-up of the seventh edition of the forum included Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople; representatives from the United Nations, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the World Muslim League, and the European Commission. In the words of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies: “Religion is a great power that can be a bridge. I would love to see religious leaders act as fire brigades to put out fires and save people’s lives wherever they are; they don’t ask ‘how did this fire break out?’ but ‘how can we put it out and prevent it?’” source “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:4-6 (KJB)
Yes, the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church will remove those of us who are saved before these things come to full bloom, so why are we seeing them now while the Church is still here? Because in the bible, all dispensations overlap each other, we talk about this in our weekly King James Radio Bible Studies all the time. As of this writing, the Church Age is winding down, mere seconds left to go, and this unsaved world is rushing madly forward as they prepare to receive the coming Antichrist. Speaking of that, let me leave this right here.
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Joe Biden’s ‘Dark Winter’ Army Coming To Your Town
These are the end times where there are no coincidences and things just don’t happen by accident. Take, for example, the Joe Biden campaign slogan of ‘Build Back Better’, a phrase that was crafted by the United Nations and the New World Order, long before Joe Biden started using it. So why did he start using it, and why is he now talking about a ‘dark winter’? I will tell you why. The global elites who brought you Event 201 and COVID-1984 and preparing you for the next step – forced vaccinations. Dark winter? You have no idea. Forced lockdowns, mandatory vaccinations, human implantable Immunity Passports, and something that will send you out of the room running when you understand what it is – the ‘green zone shielding scenario’ that takes place inside your own home.
Leader of the “DNR” Denis Pushilin has forbidden to post on the Internet everything that happens in the occupied Donbas. He signed the relevant “decree” on Wednesday, November 18.
According to it, “state” bodies, “local self-government” bodies, legal and private entities “are prohibited from connecting video surveillance systems and individual video cameras to information and telecommunication networks, including the Internet”.
Thus, it becomes impossible in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast to work with the usual all over the world WEB-cameras, demonstrating popular public places online: squares, tourist attractions, recreation areas and so on.
There will be no such familiar online panoramas of popular public places in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast
The “DNR” leader allowed video monitoring on the Internet only “for territories and households of private ownership, which are not public places”.
“Public places and territories outside the objects of private ownership should not get in the field of video cameras viewing”, – Denis Pushilin ordered.
According to The Register, after two recent cable failures the 900 ton platform suspended above the gigantic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico is literally hanging by a thread. Fraying has been observed in the other cables. Engineers are refusing to certify whether the remaining cables can hold the central platform.
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
America’s largest radio telescope close to collapse as engineers race to fix fraying cables
900-ton receiver platform threatens to plummet into dish below
The remaining cables supporting a 900-ton platform hanging over America’s largest radio telescope are struggling to take the load, threatening the 1,000-ft wide reflector dish.
The Arecibo Observatory instrument, located in a national forest in Puerto Rico, was the largest radio telescope of its kind in the world until 2016 when the Chinese built a bigger one. Now the US installation’s future hangs in the balance as engineers attempt to reinforce the structure after one of the cables holding up the overhead platform fell away and tore a 100-ft-long gash in the telescope’s dish below.
Some of the wires in the platform’s remaining cables are already fraying, and if they snap, the structure holding the telescope’s receiver will come tumbling down with disastrous results, according to the University of Central Florida, which operates the observatory. Read more: https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/17/arecibo_telescope_warning/
The UN World Food Program was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020, and the head of that agency is warning of the potential for absolutely devastating famines around the globe in 2021.
The COVID-19 lockdowns that were instituted all over the world this year created tremendous hardship in many wealthy countries, but in poorer nations the economic devastation has created alarming waves of hunger. There was hope that things would get better when lockdowns were being lifted, but now a new round of lockdowns is being imposed, and many experts are warning about what this could mean for those living in deep poverty.
David Beasley was absolutely thrilled when his agency was given the Nobel Peace Prize, because all of the attention has given him more opportunities to ask for money. Because without a massive influx of money, he says that we are going to see “famines of biblical proportions in 2021”…
The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the U.N. agency a spotlight and megaphone to warn world leaders that next year is going to be worse than this year, and without billions of dollars “we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021.”
As I have previously explained to my readers, widespread crop failures along with the economic shutdowns brought on by COVID-19 have put a tremendous amount of stress on global food distribution systems. Food prices are rapidly rising all over the planet, and this is hurting the people at the bottom of the economic food chain the most.
According to a joint analysis by WFP and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in October, 20 countries “are likely to face potential spikes in high acute food insecurity” in the next three to six months, “and require urgent attention.”
Of those, Yemen, South Sudan, northeastern Nigeria and Burkina Faso have some areas that “have reached a critical hunger situation following years of conflict or other shocks,” the U.N. agencies said, and any further deterioration in coming months “could lead to a risk of famine.”
Here in the United States, the good news is that nobody is facing starvation at this point.
But the bad news is that we are in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and some Americans are waiting in line for up to 12 hours for handouts. If you don’t believe this, here is an excerpt from a news report about a food distribution event that just happened in Texas…
Thousands of families lined up to receive groceries at a Texas food bank this weekend, some queuing for as long as 12 hours as the on-going coronavirus pandemic continues to inflict hunger and economic hardships on the state.
The food bank distribution event, held by North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) in Dallas on Saturday, saw 600,000 pounds of food given away – including 7,000 turkeys.
You have to be pretty desperate to be willing to wait in a line for 12 hours.
But when you are very hungry and you are very short on money, all of a sudden you will be willing to do things that you wouldn’t normally do.
For those that wouldn’t have a Thanksgiving dinner otherwise, this food distribution event was “a real big deal”…
“I see blessings coming to us cause we all struggling. And I appreciate North Texas helping us out,” resident Samantha Woods said while waiting in her vehicle.
“I haven’t been working since December, can’t find a job, they cut my unemployment, it’s a real big deal,” said Cynthia Culter.
Elsewhere, millions upon millions of impoverished Americans are facing the possibility of being evicted from their homes right after the holiday season is over.
A national moratorium on evictions is scheduled to end on January 1st, and it is being reported that we could see a record number of evictions in January 2021…
An estimated 11 to 13 million renter households are at risk of eviction, according to Stout, an investment bank and global advisory firm. It predicts there could be as many as 6.4 million potential eviction filings by January 1, 2021 if the CDC moratorium is lifted.
Since the order does not cancel or freeze rent, all of the tenant’s back rent will be due come January 1. Without rent relief or an extension of the protection, many struggling renters will — again — face eviction.
I have a feeling that the moratorium may be extended, but that will just put even more financial stress on landlords.
And at some point there will be no more moratoriums, and all of that back rent will be due, and most of those households will not be able to pay it and will be evicted anyway.
Meanwhile, more Americans are losing their jobs with each passing day, and the new lockdowns that are being put in place all over the country right now will greatly accelerate that process.
No matter what happens politically, it appears that our national economic nightmare is only going to intensify in 2021, and that means that we are likely to see even more civil unrest.
Of course most people already understand what is happening to our nation, and that is why so many wealthy individuals are fleeing our core urban areas. According to the New York Post, “far more than 300,000 New Yorkers” have moved out of the city over the past eight months…
City residents filed 295,103 change of address requests from March 1 through Oct. 31, according to data The Post obtained from the US Postal Service under a Freedom of Information Act request.
Since the data details only when 11 or more forwarding requests were made to a particular county outside NYC, the number of moves is actually higher. And a single address change could represent an entire household, which means far more than 300,000 New Yorkers fled the five boroughs.
This is already the craziest time in modern American history, and I will continue to keep my readers updated as we head into another deeply troubled year.
For a long time I have been warning that economic collapse, famine and civil unrest were coming, and now all three are all in the headlines on a continual basis.
Unfortunately, what we have experienced so far is just the beginning. Global authorities are hoping for a “reset”, but what they are going to get is a “great meltdown” instead.
When voter popularity for a Political Party desperately seeking to keep power, such as Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ in Croatia, hits the bottom of the barrel then electoral fraud is a possibility one cannot discount nor ignore. Democracy would have us believe and trust that elections are and must be free and fair, free of fraud and corruption in particular. We have seen and see electoral fraud almost everywhere; some get away with it, some do not. Post-communist countries such as Croatia have, like other former communist countries, seen electoral fraud being suppressed even though its shocking existence, and alleged existence, has regularly upset the voters to that point where voter turnout at elections is dismal. There is a prevalent view among voters in Croatia that goes something like this: “What’s the use of voting when we know that the results will be manipulated in favour of big parties…”.
In July 2020 elections for Representatives in the Croatian Parliament barely 17% of the total electorate voted in favour of HDZ amidst a low voter turnout in general. This meant that HDZ could, just, form a minority government in coalition with other minor parties. This also meant that the war for power meant that every single parliamentary seat was of crucial importance for HDZ. And now, I turn to the 11th Electorate where three parliamentary seats in the Croatian Parliament are secured by the Constitution of the country. This is the special electorate for Croatian citizens living outside of Croatia; their voice within the Croatian Parliament. Every one of those seats was crucial for HDZ and even though, for example, retired General Zeljko Glasnovic, heading the List of Independent candidates for that electorate, some of which live abroad, received the largest number of preferential votes, he did not get in. Who got in were three candidates from the HDZ list on account of d’hondt method of vote distribution! But be that as it may, the election results announced for the 11th Electorate hit the ground with widespread allegations of electoral fraud and desperate undertakings by HDZ to ensure all three seats go to it, otherwise it could not form a government, not even a minority one! Even with Croatian Electoral Commission using d’hondt’s method to allocate seats, retired General Zeljko Glasnovic was missing 11 votes to win a seat in Croatian Parliament outright, even though he received significantly higher number of preferential votes than any of the three HDZ candidates who whittled into the Parliamentary seats for the 11th Electorate.
And so, for the first time in Croatia’s history from independence in 1991, from seceding from communist Yugoslav, we finally have in Croatia concrete measures being taken with view to inspecting the actual ballot papers from Bosnia and Herzegovina part of the 11th Electorate and ascertaining upon hard evidence whether the allegations of electoral fraud are actually substantiated. Heading this process is retired General Zeljko Glasnovic, who has been a tireless advocate for decommunization of Croatia and that includes taking positive measures in attempts to stamp out electoral fraud.
According to the Press Release (see below) issued recently on behalf of retired General Zeljko Glasnovic several irregularities that irrefutably point to electoral fraud in at least two polling stations within the 11th Electorate have been found. This fact is unacceptable and certainly points to illegalities in the July 2020 Elections in Croatia. How this will all pan out and whether the Croatian authorities will take this on board and do the right thing for democracy is yet to be seen.
Based on the above findings it seems obvious that at least in the 11th Electorate Croatian General Elections 2020 were rigged. Manipulation of ballot papers appears to have given false election results and Croatian citizens living abroad have ended up without a representative in the Croatian Parliament of their choice!
Croatian people are convinced that corruption is widespread, including electoral fraud, and they all have stories to tell, either from their own experience or heard from others, including the media. They are frustrated because so little is being done about the situation, and because they feel helpless and see themselves as being played for fools. Many cynically believe that in order to get along they have to “play the game”— that “the System” compels them to do so. Hence, I, for one, am encouraged by this investigation into the alleged electoral fraud in Croatia by retired General Zeljko Glasnovic.
Below is the Press Release mentioned above translated into English:
“7 October 2020
On behalf of retired General Zeljko Glasnovic:
Press release regarding the illegality of the elections in 11th Constituency and illegality of the Croatian Parliament
The Head of the Independent List for the 11th Constituency (Zeljko Glasnovic) informs the Croatian and world public and the institutions of the Republic of Croatia and the EU that he has obtained irrefutable evidence that the elections for the 11th Constituency in the last elections (July 2020) for the 10th Assembly of the Croatian Parliament were illegal and that new elections for the Croatian Parliament must be called urgently.
Confirmed by the published General Elections results and as it is by now well-known, Zeljko Glasnovic, who headed the Independent List for the 11th Constituency at July 2020 Parliamentary elections, ended up 11 votes short for an outright win of a mandate.
His Independent list No.10 promptly lodged objections and the State Electoral Commission (SEC/DIP) was informed of irregularities and in particular of irregularities at polling stations 26 (Mostar) and 34 (Livno). Namely, at polling station 26, 3,423 voters allegedly voted, which means that it took 25 seconds per voter to vote, which is almost impossible. At polling station 34, according to the statements of three members of the polling station committee, Zeljko Glasnovic’s independent list was denied 11 votes.
Unfortunately, all our objections were swiftly rejected.
Pursuant to the law on the Right to Access Information, soon after the elections and the official publication of the election results, we requested access to the entire documentation including the ballot papers.
Three persons, authorised by Zeljko Glasnovic, inspected the documentation on 23-25 September 2020, after which they processed the available documents.
Prior to the inspection, these three persons were received by the Vice President of the SEC/DIP, Ana Lovrin and others, and requested that an official record be kept of everything. However, such a request was denied. The inspection took place in the basement hallway. All available ballot boxes were found unsealed and opened, and ballot papers and other documentation from polling station 34 (Livno) were in piles on the table and the boxes were missing. When we asked why the boxes were opened and the documents taken out, the officials answered that they had to open them “to see what was inside”. We consider this to be illegal and took photographs of everything for the purposes of factual documentation.
During the inspection of boxes from the Mostar polling station No. 26, 5 invalid ballots were found among the valid ballots, namely ballot serial numbers: 033868, 034318, 034136, 034657 and 035184.
When inspecting the documentation with Livno polling station No. 34, the following irregularities were found:
box with unused leaflets serial numbers 15501 – 16000 (500 ballot papers) was found open although it should not have been opened and the said serial numbers were marked in blue and difficult to read;
by examining the contents of the box with unused ballot papers, it was found that among the unused ballot papers serial numbers from 15501 to 16000, 7 “inserted” ballots were found, which do not belong to that polling station or to that ballot box. Namely, numbers 089494 (found filed in place of serial number 016070), 089495 (found filed in place of serial number 016175), 089496 (slotted in where 016222 should have been), 089500 (slotted in where 016358 should have been), 089497 (slotted in where 016373 should have been), 089498 (slotted in where 016420 should have been), and 089499 (slotted in where 015011 should have been). The said ballot papers that were taken out of the unused ballot papers box and replaced by “other” ballot paper were found among the valid ballots (counted as valid by the SEC/DIP).
Among the valid ballots another “inserted” ballot paper from the 11th Constituency, serial number 003829 was found.
It was further established that 9 ballot papers of serial numbers (015001 – 016500) were missing, namely ballot papers serial numbers 015115, 015179, 015362, 015542, 015747, 015786, 015854, 015887 and 015929.
the determined situation in the Minutes record does not correspond to the number and the distribution of valid and invalid ballots
An irregularity was observed in the sequence of use of ballot papers. And so, we have serial numbers 015001 to 015094 (except serial number 015011 which was pulled out and replaced by an “insert”) that are unused, and after that sequence starting with number 015095 to 015676 were used (except for the “missing” 015115, 015179, 015362, 015542, 015747, 015786, 015854, 015887, 015929), followed again by a series of unused serial numbers 015677 to 015701, and then again a series of used from serial numbers 015702 to 016000 (except “missing” serial numbers 015747, 015786, 015854, 015887, 015929).
Further, we found a series of serial numbers no. 016001 to 016500 unused ballot papers (except extracted series numbers 16070, 16175, 16222, 16358 and 16373 and 16420, and replaced by the above-mentioned “inserted” ballot papers), and this series of 500 ballot papers was supposed to be in a sealed box.
Examination revealed an increase in the number of invalid ballots, the number of votes per list does not match the official Minutes record.
We emphasise that we asked for a few more days for further analysis of polling station 26 (Mostar), but this was not permitted.
It is important to emphasise that the ballot papers and Minutes record from polling station 34 (Livno) were found on the table in piles, not in boxes.
At the end, we asked the SEC/DIP not to destroy the election materials, but they informed us in writing that the SEC/DIP will act “in accordance with the Regulations on the protection and processing of archival and registry material created in the work performed by SEC/DIP and other bodies for elections and referendums.” Therefore, we conclude that there is a danger of the ballot papers being destroyed within 60 days from the day of the official publication of the election results.