MBK for Sky News: “[Amendments to the Constitution] were a total fraud”

July 3, 2020

Mikhail Khodorkovsky commented on the recent changes to the Constitution and the plebiscite vote in an interview with Mark Austin for Sky News”:

“It was a total fraud. It started from the moment when the amendments were being introduced, when Putin just lied to the Federal Assembly about the type of amendments he was introducing. Secondly it was a fraud because the amendments he was introducing could only be introduced with the help of a referendum and he decided not to hold one and now the constitution is at odds with itself. Thirdly it was a fraud because the voting that he declared was held not even according to any voting rules but according to some really fraudulent rules, where he could invent any figure he wanted.”

Watch excerpt of the interview here: