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The Ukrainian government derives its legitimacy not from the people, but from Western leaders.

Summary of Disinformation

The Ukrainian government derives its legitimacy not from the people, but from Western leaders.

Disproof

The 25 May presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and it respected fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE, "people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" (bit.ly/1hqcDuR), . Similary, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2016 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process (bit.ly/1VUL9V5), .

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Reported in: Issue 21
Date: 13.03.2016
Language: Russian
Country: The West, Ukraine
Keywords: The West, Ukrainian statehood
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: od-Novorossiya.livejournal.com
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