Russia to try influence Ukrainian elections by fake exit polls, provocations of radicals

Source : 112 Ukraine

The main aim of Russia is to discredit the election process in Ukraine
18:31, 28 March 2019

presidential elections in Ukraine
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The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (FIS) reminded about the threat of Russia’s interference in the election process in Ukraine. It is also revealed the main directions of Russian special services’ activity as the FIS reported.  

Particularly, it is expected that fake data of the exit polls during the elections can be spread for the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine and discretization of the election process.

“It is supposed that the use of the falsified data of the social surveys at the polling stations during the voting, which will be published in the evening of March 31 to chaotize the election process and create the grounds for Kremlin to state that the elections of the president of Ukraine were not legitimate,” the service said.

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Moreover, the provocations can be held against far right and left groupings. They can be urged to “assert themselves by way of force” and destabilize the situation and cause fear of the society.

“The aim of the provocation of such grouping for the “forcible respond” is the destabilization of the situation in the society, spread of the violent actions and fear among the population, panics and mistrust to the current authority. In the result, the mentioned actions should cause the loss of trust to the election process and results of the elections among the society and it directly influences the voter turnout, especially in the traditional regions for democratic political forces,” the message said.

As we reported the Russian Federation plans to conduct unprecedented cyber-attacks on the servers of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine and the district election commissions around Ukraine on the day of elections, March 31. 

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Moreover, the hackers from the Russian Federation have spread some fake messages on the behalf of Arsen Avakov, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. In these messages, they supported one of the presidential candidates in Ukranian elections. 

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