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US Democratic Party will win Ukrainian parliamentary elections

Summary of Disinformation

Soros’ associates, including Victor Pinchuk, are behind Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Pinchuk and his people placed a bet on the political parties of Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk. Therefore, the US Democratic Party will inevitably win in the Ukrainian elections, because these parties are likely to form a governing coalition.

Disproof

This message is a variation of a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's 'American curators,' this time alleging that Ukraine's president is controlled by George Soros and his associates, including Ukrainian oligarch, Victor Pinchuk. This message contains recurring disinformation narratives about Western meddling in Ukraine's elections and Ukraine as a state under foreign control.

The alleged links between Soros and Zelenskyy were first reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the official newspaper of the Russian government, in a February 2019 article which counts "friends of George Soros and other globalists" among members of Zelenskyy's election team, without further elaboration.

The Soros-Zelenskyy angle has since been picked up by pro-Kremlin websites in Russia and Ukraine, although the stories are usually unburdened by evidence. In a rare stab at fact-based reporting, one Russian website draws a link between Soros and Zelenskyy's economic adviser by noting that in 1993, the latter enrolled in an Estonian university where the tuition fee for his first year of study was partly covered by the Soros Fund.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that George Soros controls Ukrainian leader, that Zelenskyy is part of a Clinton-led global campaign against Donald Trump, and that the US fully controls Ukrainian politics through Israel.

Read our past analysis about the all-powerful Mr Soros.

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Reported in: Issue 158
Date: 10.07.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: US, Ukraine
Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Democratic Party (US), Conspiracy, Ukrainian statehood, George Soros
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Grani Formata @ Sputnik Belarus Time 14:36 - 15:50
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