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The areas that were put under Martial law in Ukraine are all pro-Russian areas. The Martial law is a way for Poroshenko to stay in power

Summary of Disinformation

The areas that were put under Martial law in Ukraine are all pro-Russian areas, or the areas that did not vote in 2014 election because they were a part of their new countries – Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, or the areas where Poroshenko lost. Areas under martial law are the areas most against him. If the election is allowed to continue he will not be re-elected. With this martial law he has the ability to stay in power.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukraine and Azov Sea.

Claims about the martial law imposed on pro-Russian areas are misleading and unsubstantiated. The martial law was applied to 10 Ukrainian regions that are bordering Russia, the Sea of Azov and unrecognised Transistria. As shown by the Polygraph, majority of those regions supported Poroshenko's candidacy in the previous presidential poll.

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Reported in: Issue 129
Date: 05.12.2018
Language: English
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Elections
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT "Going Underground" (7.44 - 8.49).
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