The Ukrainian election is full of massive election manipulations and falsifications

Summary

The Ukrainian election is full of massive election manipulations and falsifications.

The massive election manipulations and falsifications of Petro Poroshenko are certainly no secret in Germany.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Ukrainian elections. See here for the summary of disinformation around presidential elections in Ukraine.

The presidential election in Ukraine was competitive and held with respect for fundamental freedoms, the international observers concluded in a preliminary statement published after the second round of elections.

Rebecca Harms, Head of the delegation from the European Parliament for the second round of elections, said: “I would like to congratulate the citizens of Ukraine for their deep commitment to democracy, demonstrated in competitive elections in which they had a free choice".

Moreover, the OSCE PA Election Observation Mission in Ukraine has declared that the first round of the presidential elections in Ukraine was competitive, and citizens had the opportunity to freely express their will. "We can admit that there were definitely competitive elections and the opportunity to vote for the candidate the citizens wanted to elect was provided", the OSCE Special Coordinator, OSCE PA Honorary President Ilkka Kanerva said.

Following the first round of the presidential elections in Ukraine, the same position was announced by the Head of the EP election observation mission for the first round of elections Dariusz Rosati. According to him, these elections were definitely competitive, since no candidate could be clearly identified as the likely winner.

 

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 149
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: election meddling, Manipulated elections/referendum, Petro Poroshenko, Elections
  • Outlet: RT Deutsch
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Notre Dame fire: it was arson and not the only case

With the ruins of the Notre Dame still smoking, French officials were repeating like parrots – apparently on the orders of Macron – “there was no arson.” Open text answer is: This was arson, and not the only case.

Recently, in France, an epidemic of vandalism in Christian churches has been taking place. In the church of Lavaur, unknown authors burned down the altar. Over the last month, two dozen churches were set on fire in France.

Disproof

No evidence given, neither for the claims of arson at Notre-Dame, nor for the claims on "dozen churches being vandalised". After the first week of investigations and after after studying video surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses, the theory of an electrical failure is preferred by the investigators . Investigations are continuing and the full investigation will likely take several months.

In the case of Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, located 300 meters away from a school, teenagers who allegedly burnt the altar cloth and committed other acts of vandalism were identified using video surveillance data and incriminated. The presence of cakes in a confessional and the twisted arm of Christ in the form of dab (a popular dance among teenagers) suggest that the authors were more likely to look for troubled teens than religious fanatics, summarizes La Depeche.

In Ukraine, chocolate stocks decline, as soft drink rises

The gap between the soft drink Tarkhun and chocolate bars grows. The exit poll conducted by the Ukrainian Academy of Monitoring, Analysis and Forecast shows that by 1:00pm on April 21, 71.8% of voters voted for presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskyiy popularly known as “Green Tarkhun”, while 28.2% of the respondents chose “chocolate”, i.e., the current head of state Petro Poroshenko.

Disproof

A recurring narrative on defaming the Ukrainian election and its candidates. Similar cases can be found here.

The website of the Ukrainian Academy of Monitoring, Analysis and Forecast, which is mentioned by the Russian state-owned site "Ukraina.ru", was registered on April 4, 2019, only a few weeks before the second round of the presidential election. There is no information about this organisation in any open databases.

If Zelenskiy wins, US will influence him through Israel

No matter who will be new Ukraine’s president, US will totally control the country’s politics. Ihor Kolomoyskiy, Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s main sponsor, is fully under Israel’s control. Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have close relations with Israel, so they will influence Kolomoyskiy through Israel if they wish. In case Zelenskiy attempts to distance himself from Kolomoyskiy, American total influence will continue, as they control the IMF which gives loans to Ukraine.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given about alleged Jared Kushner's high degree of control over Israeli policy-makers, about Israel's influence over Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskiy, or about Western influence over the Ukrainian electoral process. Recurring disinformation narrative about Western meddling in Ukraine's elections and Ukraine as a state under foreign control.