The elections in Ukraine are controlled by the SBU

Summary

The elections in Ukraine are rigged. The IT Department of SBU, the State Security Service of Ukraine, is controlling the Ukrainian e-voting system, “Vybory”. A few weeks before the election, the staff of the IT Dept suddenly gets a big pay rise. The SBU is totally under President Poroshenko’s control, and all is done to secure his victory in the elections.

Disproof

Unfounded, recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on the upcoming elections in Ukraine.

Examples of similar cases can be found here and here

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 142
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: English, Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Elections, Conspiracy, SBU
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti Rossiyskaya Gazeta South Front Komsomolskaya Pravda TV Zvezda
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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