Disinfo: The US intelligence community announced early presidential elections in Ukraine

Summary

The US intelligence community has announced early presidential elections in Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence give. Disinformation outlets did not mention that the Worldwide Thread Assessment regarding Ukraine mentions that “Russia will continue its military, political and economic destabilization campaign against Ukraine to stymie and where possible reverse Kyiv’s efforts to integrate with the EU and strengthen ties to NATO”. Russia will also “work to erode Western unity on sanctions and support for Kyiv”.

Regarding President Poroshenko, the assessment states what is widely known, that popular frustrations with slow reforms, low living standards, perceptions of deepening corruption, and political polarization ahead of scheduled elections in 2019 could bring on early elections.

There is no mention of regime change or of a black mark against Poroshenko in the Assessment. Further debunking by Stopfake www.stopfake.org/en/fake-us-intelligence-finds-reasons-for-regime-change-in-ukraine/, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 98
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/02/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration
  • Outlet: Tsargrad TV
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Disproof

According to SUT.am, the photo presented as proof of the flash mob in the outlets was a photograph showing a girl with a poster saying “Forgive me, Mustafa”. Actually, the photo shown has been edited and modified. The original photo was taken in October 2014, and the girl in the picture is not a victim of abuse by immigrants, but a participant of the “ЗігрійГероя” (“Warm the Hero”) campaign in Ukraine. And the poster contains the “It is cold, think about those who sleep in the trench” note in Ukrainian, and not “Forgive me, Mustafa,” as the Russian media claims. Further debunking by SUT.am sut.am/en/archives/2496, .

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Disproof

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