Disinfo: Ukrainian elections are a competition among Washington’s puppets


Ukrainians are part of an all-Russian nation, along with Great Russians and Belarusians. Despite the high number of registered candidates for Ukraine’s presidential elections, no actual elections will take place. In fact, this event will merely be a competition among Washington’s puppets. The person that Washington chooses will become Ukraine’s new president.


Conspiracy theory, no evidence given about alleged US influence over the Ukrainian electoral process. This is a recurring disinformation narrative about Western meddling in Ukraine's elections (see earlier case).

The "all-Russian nation" is an imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Belarusians and Ukrainians as well as these countries' sovereignty. An earlier example can be seen here.




  • Reported in: Issue138
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarusian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: election meddling, Puppets, Elections


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Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. Read more about the concept of big conspiracy here.

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Crimeans were always eager to reconnect with Russia

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NATO and the European Union have every interest in maintaining a conflictual situation.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on the illegal annexation of Crimea. No international body recognises the so-called referendum, announced 27th of February and held less than three weeks later.

On March 27th, 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in which it stated that the referendum in Crimea was not valid and could not serve as a basis for any change in the status of the peninsula.