Russian News Monitor: March 25-31, 2019

This is a regular weekly report by Detector Media, a partner of the Ukrainian Election Task Force, offering exclusive content covering the three main Russian state TV talk shows, particularly these shows’ coverage of Ukraine and the 2019 presidential election. Kremlin-backed media outlets often generate disinformation narratives that are then spread throughout Ukraine as...

Russian News Monitor: March 18-24, 2019

This is a regular weekly report by Detector Media, a partner of the Ukrainian Election Task Force, offering exclusive content covering the three main Russian state TV talk shows, particularly these shows’ coverage of Ukraine and the 2019 presidential election. Kremlin-backed media outlets often generate disinformation narratives that are then spread throughout Ukraine as...

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...