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Petro Poroshenko and the Verkhovna Rada deliberately delayed Zelenskyy’s inauguration

Summary of Disinformation

The Central Elections Committee of Ukraine concluded the elections on April 30, but Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s inauguration took place on 19 of May. Experts believe that Petro Poroshenko and the Verkhovna Rada deliberately tried to delay the process. According to analysts, this way they were trying to prevent the dissolution of parliament, as well as to strengthen their positions before the parliamentary elections in late 2019.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Petro Poroshenko, with recent examples about him allegedly harming the newly elected president Volodymyr Zelenskyy or suggesting he instigated the provocation in Kerch Strait to extend his power.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his team proposed 19th of May as the date of the inauguration. Zelenskyy's inauguration actually took place on 20th May 2019. The political party of Petro Poroshenko opposed the date of 19th May because on that day Ukraine commemorates the victims of political repressions.

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Reported in: Issue 153
Date: 21.05.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine, election meddling, Petro Poroshenko, Elections
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Russian
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