East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukrainian politicians came to power through a coup.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 14. November 2016

Debunk claim:

The Ukranian parliamentary elections of 26 October 2014, where parties devoted to democratic values received the strong majority of votes, and the democratic and inclusive Presidential elections held on 25 May 2014 disprove these claims. The OSCE characterised the vote http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/126043 as “an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms”.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by http://allweatherfencing.com/htaccess.php Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 48. The item is located at row number 12 in the report.

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