Disinfo: Ahead of the second round of the Ukrainian election, Poroshenko will organise new provocations in Donbas


  • Reported in: Issue 143
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Provocation, Donbas, Petro Poroshenko, Elections


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America is behind the presidential elections in Ukraine

America is entirely staging the Presidential elections in Ukraine.

Americans have worked out a system, where they take a popular person and create their [political] image. The situation with the comedian has been played out many times  – in Guatemala, in Haiti. They need this person [Zelenskyi] in the second round of the elections, although they are still deciding who should win.




Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Ukrainian elections. For background see: "Ukraine will turn into a banana Republic": Ukrainian elections on Russian TV.

Poroshenko will organise a lot of falsifications in the second round of the presidential elections

In the second round of Presidential elections Poroshenko will organise even more falsifications, than in the first round. He has no other choice. That is why the Russian Parliament will suggest not recognizing the elections.


Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy about the Ukrainian elections.

According to the OSCE, during the first round of the Ukrainian Presidential elections fundamental freedoms were generally respected, and candidates could campaign freely, but numerous indications of vote-buying and the misuse of state resources undermined the credibility of the process. Election day was assessed positively overall, and paved the way to the second round.