If Poroshenko wins elections, Ukraine will turn into a banana republic and hands of Western puppet masters will be fully unleashed

Summary

The West counts on Petro Poroshenko winning a second term as president since he is a convenient candidate. With him Ukraine will complete its turn into a “banana republic” and the hands of the Western puppet masters will be fully unleashed.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the West meddling in the Ukrainian elections. For more cases see here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 140
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: election meddling, Petro Poroshenko, Elections, The West
  • Outlet: Izvestia Glavnoe @ Channel 5 (31.27 - 31.40)
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Disproof

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Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on Swedish neutrality. Sweden is mainlining a policy of non-alignment, cooperates with NATO, but has no plans to join the alliance. See here for more information on NATO-Sweden relations.

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The investigation conducted by OPCW was not transparent enough.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative on the chemical attack in Douma and the OPCW report covering it.

OPCW's investigations of the use of chemical weapons are technical in nature and are designed to establish whether or not chemical weapons have been used, not to identify who used them.