East StratCom disinformation claim:

The government of Ukraine illegally seized power of the country.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 14. January 2017

Debunk claim:

The OSCE characterised the Ukrainian elections in 2014 as showing the “clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms.” According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook “increasing attempts to derail the process.”http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/119078?download=true

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 55. The item is located at row number 5 in the report.

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