Round II: Kremlin’s Media Misrepresent International Observers

As we have reported many times already, Kremlin-controlled propaganda frequently manipulate reporting to create the impression that the Ukrainian presidential election on March 31 will be rigged and falsified. The disinformation machine uses the authority of respected international organizations to buttress its claims. Previously, it was the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;...

Hungary Engages in Interference Efforts

Gergely Gulyás, the Minister of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Office, has accused Ukrainian authorities of trampling minority rights and adopting a “semi-fascist” law. Responding to a question about elections in Ukraine at a press conference in Budapest, Gulyás said that “Ukraine currently has a government that tramples on minority rights, one that...

Scaring Ukrainian Voters: Repression, Violence, and Contact Killings

Ramping up efforts to sow distrust in Ukraine’s government, former President Viktor Yanukovych claims that Ukraine’s government has attempted to assassinate Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, a politician with close ties to President Putin. Mainstream media, including 1+1, Inter, Ukrainska Pravda, and Channel 112, have propagated this narrative, which only amplifies distrust and undermines faith...

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...