East StratCom disinformation claim:
The government of Ukraine illegally seized power of the country.
Documentation for claim
published by МИА «Исток». Новости Луганска и ЛНР
Period/date: 14. January 2017
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
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.