The other day, the Russian media, as well as propagand outlets of the so-called "DPR-LPR" fake republics in eastern Ukraine praised the opening of a "DPR representative center" in the Belgian city of Dendermond. The center was headed by someone Chris Roman.
Actually, this is not the first time that we se reports of such wannabe representations being opened in the EU. Indeed, such reports aim precisely at creating a picture of pseudo-republics leading a pro-active foreign policy, and, in a sense, even being tacitly recognized in the EU.
However, in fact, this has nothing to do with reality, since almost all of these missions have absolutely no official recognition and, moreover, for the most part this is about a 24-hour PR event intended to provide photos for Russian news feeds. Meanwhile, people leading these "representations" have a rather dubious reputation. Head of the so-called "DPR representative office" in Marseille, Hubert Fayyar, is in fact a local pimp, who was recently arrested on corresponding charges.
But let's go back to Dendermond.( Collapse )