Task Force Update: As Candidates File, Concern Increases Over Outside Interference

Tomorrow, February 8, is the deadline for prospective candidates to file for the March 31 presidential election in Ukraine. So far, some three dozen applications have been approved by the Central Election Commission (CEC). As election day nears, Ukrainian officials and outside observers are sounding more warnings about Kremlin-driven attempts to interfere in the...

Task Force Update: Kremlin Rhetoric Heats Up Two Months Before Elections

Over the past two weeks, Russian action and rhetoric have been heating up in an effort to apply greater pressure on Ukraine and discredit its upcoming elections, now a little more than two months away. First, on the rhetoric side– Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s security council, warned of the “loss of Ukraine’s statehood” if Ukraine...

Task Force Update: With Three Months Until Ukraine’s Election Day, Foreign Interference Picks Up

With less than three months to go before Ukrainians head to the polls to cast their votes for president, the election campaign is heating up. A number of political figures have registered their candidacies, and more are expected to follow suit. Accompanying ramped up election activity in Ukraine is an increase in unwanted Russian...