Disinfo: Ukrainian elections could lead to the termination of Ukrainian statehood


After the regional elections held in Ukraine, it is becoming clear that Ukraine has started disintegrating. In the West, the Poles are ready to take Lviv, they are introducing their language and culture in the city already. In the South, Kyiv has no control over Donetsk and Luhansk.


Recurring disinformation narrative about Ukraine's disintegration.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine is not controlled by any foreign government or organisation: not the USA, IMF, NATO, the West or George Soros. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU.

The Ukrainian central administration's lack of effective control over some parts of Eastern Ukraine has little to do with regional elections, but the intervention by Russia on the side of rebels in those parts. The EU has condemned the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.

On October 25, the local elections took place at all levels in Ukraine for the first time. The citizens voted for the representatives in the local and regional councils and heads of village and city councils. According to the Central Election Commission, the voter turnout at this year’s local elections was 36.88%.

There is no evidence that Poles or Poland are "getting ready to take control of Lviv".


  • Reported in: Issue 218
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration, Donbas, Ukrainian statehood


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