A member of the European Parliament, Rebecca Harms, said she was a victim of a disinformation war. So she commented on her telephone conversation with an unknown person who pretended to be the head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Igor Rainin and said that the head of state intends to present the draft law on equal rights next week. She wrote about this on Twitter after the presidential administration denied the fact of a call to her.
"Me and my office have been systematically misinformed regarding the bill on equal rights through fabricated phone and mail, and a person posing himself as head of the presidential administration," she noted.
"This was my own experience, connected with the current misinformation war, I apologize for the problems and misunderstandings that this could entail," the MEP added.
She stressed that this incident does not affect the fact that the "Kyiv Pride" held on Sunday is a significant success for Ukraine and progress in civil rights and equality of Ukrainians.
Earlier we reported that Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, will present a bill on equal rights next week, as Rebecca Harms, the European Parliament Member, said after the Equality March in Kyiv, Interfax Ukraine reports.
“Today in the morning I have received a call and Poroshenko informed me that he would not only support the March with the state institutions but also that he intends to present a draft bill on equal rights next week,” she said.
Later, Maxym Eristavi, Harm’s Advisor, in his commentary for Interfax Ukraine specified that Poroshenko informed about his intentions concerning the legislative initiative which will be connected with Ukrainians’ LGBT rights within the European legislative standards.
Administration of the President of Ukraine declares that they are not preparing any draft laws on equality of rights and did not discuss this topic with the deputy of the European Parliament Rebecca Harms. This is stated in the AP's comments for Interfax-Ukraine.
"No one from the Administration has called or discussed this topic with Rebecca Harms, there is a high probability it was just prank," the presidential administration reported.