Disinfo: Donbas elections: Western countries today are dictatorships, in Donbas there is pure democracy


The Western countries showed that they are enemies of democracy when they protested against the elections in the DNR and LNR. The Western countries today are dictatorships. A dictatorship of liberalism, military bloc of NATO and that is our main threat today. There is pure democracy here in Donbas.


The Donbas elections are a lesson of democracy for all of Europe. // The West needs to learn from DNR how to organise elections


The Minsk agreements contribute to holding open and transparent elections that DNR and LNR want to organise.


Donbas elections comply with all the international standards.




The elections were not recognised by the international community.  The elections were held in Donbas, Ukraine, on 11 November by Russian-backed separatists. The elections were illegal under Ukrainian law, illegitimate and in violation of the Minsk Agreements.

The EU stated that "the announcement that so-called "elections" will be held in the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" and "Donetsk People's Republic" on 11 November 2018 runs contrary to the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreements, which have specific provisions regarding the organisation of local elections in that region."

The European Union fully supports the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders.

See statements by the UK, France and Germany.

In the Freedom House Democracy index 2018, all the EU countries are ranked as free.



  • Reported in: Issue 125
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: DNR, Donetsk, Manipulated elections/referendum, LNR, Donbas, Elections
  • Outlet: News Front, Ria Novosti, Komsomolskaya Pravda (Donetsk), Rossiiskaya Gazeta, Baltnews, Dan News
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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine's statehood and Ukrainian nation. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B0%5D=77158&date=&offset=10

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No facts mentioned. Recurring disinformation narrative about the relations between Ukraine and Hungary.

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