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Poroshenko: Russia to actively interfere in Ukrainian electoral campaign

The Head of the State stressed he believes in the effective work of the new members of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine
22:31, 8 October 2018

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President Petro Poroshenko claimed that Russia would actively interfere in the electoral process in Ukraine, using different methods, starting from disinformation ending with cyber-attacks. He claimed this at the meeting with the members of the staff of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

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‘We already see, both from the point of view of the information of our special bodies, and from the point of view of the information of our partners that Russia plans to actively interfere in the electoral campaign through the disinformation systems, systems of electoral process falsification and systems of hacking cyber-attacks, in order to disrupt the elections,’ the President claimed.

He noted he looks forward to the efficient work of the members of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine and effective means to counter the plans of Russia to protect the choice of the Ukrainian people.

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‘Another important position is the opposition to bribing voters. Today, this method, which is one of the forms of interference in election for money coming from Russia, I hope that both the decisive actions of the CEC and the need for changes in legislation, which make this process difficult,’ the Head of the State claimed and added that the relevant drafts of the legislative proposals are ready for consideration at the National Council of Reforms.

As it was reported earlier, the Ukrainian Presidential Elections are scheduled on March 2019, in the autumn of the same year, Ukrainians will have to choose the new parliament.

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