Disinfo: De facto president of Ukraine is a mid-level clerk in the US State Department


Not for a single day has Poroshenko been the president of Ukraine. And it makes absolutely no difference who Ukrainians vote for. De facto president of Ukraine is a mid-level clerk in the US State Department, who fully controls the politics of Ukraine.


Petro Poroshenko is the president of Ukraine.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the lack of Ukrainian statehood and US control over it.


  • Reported in: Issue140
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Petro Poroshenko, The West, Ukrainian statehood


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No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Ukrainian elections, with emphasis put on alleged corruption and disruptions during the elections. See here for different pro-Kremlin narratives on Petro Poroshenko.