Political competition in Ukraine is only an imitation. The West will bring Poroshenko to power

Summary

Ukraine is imitating political competition along the model of modern Western Europe. But actually there is no political competition. The West will bring Poroshenko to power. In fact all frontrunners in the election would be acceptable for the West, as they would do as they are told. But Poroshenko has advantages, as he has already proven himself. If he wins the elections, it is obvious that it would happen with great violations. Just look at the millions of Ukrainians that cannot vote. These elections have nothing to do with democracy.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the presidential election in Ukraine.

The election will not be held in the territories that are not under the control of Ukrainian authorities. According to the Ukraine's Central Election Commission presidential elections will be held in 12 out of 21 districts in Donetsk region, as well as in 6 out of 11 districts in Luhansk region, while the elections in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, which are occupied by Russia, will not be held at all.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 139
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Democracy, Petro Poroshenko, Elections, The West
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Pervyi Kanal (07:05 - 08:20)
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Background:

Chauvinism and xenophobia have become an official state policy in Ukraine

Since the 2014 coup d’etat in Ukraine, openly supported by the United States and a number of Western countries, Ukraine has plunged deeper and deeper into political chaos, corruption, lawlessness and aggressive nationalism.

Kyiv deliberately promotes an ethnic and ideological divide in society, while chauvinism and xenophobia have become an official state policy in Ukraine.

 

Disproof

Recurring Russian narrative about an US-and EU backed coup d'etat in Ukraine, as well as chaos and decay of Ukraine.

Chauvinism and xenophobia have not become an official state policy in Ukraine.

Ukrainian government discriminates national minorities

Russophobia is manifested in all spheres of life – in education, language policy, and religious affairs. The authorities [of Ukraine] restrict the rights of those who speak another language, visit other churches, and support alternative “civilisation choice.”

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine (conducted between 16 August and 15 November 2018) reported that the war in Eastern Ukraine remains a key human rights issues in Ukraine. The issues of religion and language policy were also in the focus.