East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukraine is not a sovereign state, thus their next president will not be chosen in the elections, but appointed by someone else.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 3. March 2017

Debunk claim:

Ukraine is a sovereign state with democratic and free elections.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 61. The item is located at row number 38 in the report.

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