Disinfo: The outcome of Ukrainian election will be decided in Washington

Summary

The outcome of Ukrainian presidential election will be decided in Washington. And it is very likely that Washington will come to the conclusion that Tymoshenko is a better option than Poroshenko. And then Poroshenko will announce that he has fulfiled his duty and not run in the election again and Tymoshenko will take his place.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory to undermine the legitimacy of democratic election in Ukraine.

Similar pro-Kremlin disinformation messages have appeared in the past. See more here and here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 131
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Yulia Tymoshenko, Petro Poroshenko, Elections

Disclaimer

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The US invested in the Euromaidan protests and is still waiting to get the ‘dividend’ from them.

Disproof

No evidence given for the US being involved in the Euromaidan in 2014 protests, which were a civilian movement.

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the West fuelling the protests in Ukraine and campaigning against Russia.