Disinfo: 92 % of Ukrainian TV viewers want Yanukovich back

Summary

Ukrainian TV audience wants Yanukovich back. Most of the viewers of Ukrainian TV channel “NewsOne” support the idea that the ex-president would come back to power in Ukraine.

Disproof

There are no reliable polls that suggest that a majority of Ukrainians support the idea of Yanukovich return to power.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 91
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/12/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Media, Viktor Yanukovych

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof
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