Disinfo: Ukrainian police reported a sharp increase in the number of violations in the presidential elections

Summary

The National Police of Ukraine reported a sharp increase in the number of violations in the second round of presidential elections compared to the same period in the first round.

 

Disproof

Manipulative exaggeration and fake headline.

The official statement by Ukraine's Ministry of Internal Affairs at 14:00 on April 21 claimed that they received 562 reports of election irregularities, while during the first round of the presidential elections, at the exact time (14:00), they received 522 reports of election irregularities. Therefore, there is no evidence to support a sharp increase of violations compared to the first round.

In general, the National Police of Ukraine received almost 2500 reports of violations during the first round.

At 19:00 on April 21, there were 1167 reports of violations, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs. 

According to international observers, the Ukrainian presidential election was the cleanest in the country's history.

Read similar disinformation cases on Ukraine's elections here and here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 147
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Elections
  • Outlet: Ukraina.ru
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Ukraine has become a vassal of Germany

Ukraine has become a vassal of Germany.

It reflects the basically colonial system of the geopolitical chain of vassals and overlords that exists in the world.  The USA gives Germany direct commands.  But the Germans also behave in the same way towards Ukraine; supposedly they know better what should be right for the country.  That is the purpose of the current geopolitical system, and that cannot be said out loud in Europe.

Disproof

No evidence provided.  Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the EU and US relations with Ukraine and Ukrainian statehood.

Ukraine is a sovereign state.  Neither US, nor the EU countries in general or Germany in particular control Ukraine.  Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world, but were violated by Russia in 2014.

The Ukrainian election is full of massive election manipulations and falsifications

The Ukrainian election is full of massive election manipulations and falsifications.

The massive election manipulations and falsifications of Petro Poroshenko are certainly no secret in Germany.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Ukrainian elections. See here for the summary of disinformation around presidential elections in Ukraine.

The presidential election in Ukraine was competitive and held with respect for fundamental freedoms, the international observers concluded in a preliminary statement published after the second round of elections.

Notre Dame fire: it was arson and not the only case

With the ruins of the Notre Dame still smoking, French officials were repeating like parrots – apparently on the orders of Macron – “there was no arson.” Open text answer is: This was arson, and not the only case.

Recently, in France, an epidemic of vandalism in Christian churches has been taking place. In the church of Lavaur, unknown authors burned down the altar. Over the last month, two dozen churches were set on fire in France.

Disproof

No evidence given, neither for the claims of arson at Notre-Dame, nor for the claims on "dozen churches being vandalised". After the first week of investigations and after after studying video surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses, the theory of an electrical failure is preferred by the investigators . Investigations are continuing and the full investigation will likely take several months.

In the case of Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, located 300 meters away from a school, teenagers who allegedly burnt the altar cloth and committed other acts of vandalism were identified using video surveillance data and incriminated. The presence of cakes in a confessional and the twisted arm of Christ in the form of dab (a popular dance among teenagers) suggest that the authors were more likely to look for troubled teens than religious fanatics, summarizes La Depeche.