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...

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...

Russian Propaganda Trashes Democracy in Ukraine and Beyond

With the Ukrainian presidential elections fast-approaching, it seems that Kremlin-controlled outlets are increasing their efforts to shape Ukrainian voters’ opinions and discredit any candidates who appear to be pro-Western. Russian media are still a news source for 14 percent of Ukrainians and demonstrate an orchestrated distorted interpretation of reality to their audiences. Kremlin-backed propaganda...