The UK wants to intervene in the Ukrainian presidential election

Summary

The UK intends to intervene in the presidential elections in Ukraine, which will be held in the country on March 31st. The British government wants to bring to power in Ukraine a “president with a new course” who would abandon the country’s pro-Western path. That would help settle the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. This strategy is spelled out in the UK House of Commons report.

Disproof

Unsubstantiated claim, no evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the West preparing for war.

On January 21, the library of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain published a report entitled “Cold conflicts in the near abroad of Russia”.

Describing the Russian aggression, British analysts drew attention to Russian attempts to influence future elections in Ukraine. In London, it was assumed that with the intervention of Russia, a certain number of pro-Russian parties could enter the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and insist on the resumption of relations with Russia. In this case, the conflict in Eastern Ukraine may end, but Russian influence in the country will increase.

Further debunking by StopFake.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 135
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Manipulated elections/referendum, Elections
  • Outlet: RT Russian, RIA Novosti, Regnum.ru
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