East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukraine is ruled by armed bandits.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 6. March 2017

Debunk claim:

No evidence given. The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 62. The item is located at row number 20 in the report.

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