Disinfo: Merkel interfered in Ukrainian election

Summary

After the first round of the Ukrainian presidential election Merkel demanded Zelensky to publish his electoral programme. She interfered in the Ukrainian election.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the presidential election in Ukraine. Angela Merkel has not interfered into the Ukrainian election.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 144
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Petro Poroshenko, Elections, Angela Merkel
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokhazet @ Pervyi Kanal (35:35 - 35:57)
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A limited military conflict may erupt while a Canadian ship is standing in the Odessa port

This is how Poroshenko will win the elections: a Canadian ship is standing in the Odessa port, all the sailors are sitting at the bar, there is an explosion, three days later someone from Donetsk is charged with the accusations; the Canadians respond. And three days later, Poroshenko, as Commander-in-Chief, delivers a speech and receives 53% of votes in the election.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about provocations and Ukrainian presidential election.

Canada is participating in provocations in the Black Sea

Poroshenko is about to stage a serious provocation as he has no other way to win the elections. Germany refused to participate in provocations in the Black Sea, while Canada agreed and sent its ships.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about provocations and Ukrainian presidential elections.

From April 5 to April 13, 2019 NATO holds multi-national naval drills in the Black Sea. Military vessels from Romania, Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, the Netherlands and Turkey participate in the exercise.

EU won’t invest in Ukraine

Nowadays, no country, not even the European Union invests in Ukraine. Without investments, it will be very difficult to revive the Ukrainian economy.

Disproof

Recurrent disinformation narratives about the EU abandoning Ukraine and the collapsing Ukrainian economy.

The European Union supports Ukraine in ensuring a stable, prosperous and democratic future for all its citizens. Since spring 2014, the EU has stepped up its support for economic and political reforms in Ukraine.