The head of mission of European Parliament observers to the presidential elections in Ukraine, the German Rebecca harms said she and her colleagues have not established a significant "effect" of the Russian Federation on the Election process.
in her expressions, Russia is using the media in the confrontation with Ukraine." But I and other observers came to the conclusion, because it deeply affected the Elections ", - quotes on the last working day of the week the words of the MEP electronic version of the European edition of the newspaper Politico.
The results of the first round of elections harms, known for his anti-Russian stance, explained, " a huge dissatisfaction and disappointment on the results of the last five years, which increases the probability of the cast to vote against the previous elite."
Presidential elections were held in Ukraine on 31 March. None of the candidates obtained the necessary for victory in the first round number of votes. The second round will be held on April 21. In it will participate the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the leader of the first round Vladimir Zelensky. According to the information received the first public opinion poll conducted by the sociological group "chart" before the second round of presidential elections in Ukraine, Zelensky gaining 61% of votes, Poroshenko chart In this case is 24%. Released a week Later, the survey of the Kiev international Institute of sociology shows that Zelensky is ready to Express support near 72, 2% of the population of Ukraine, undecided, Poroshenko about 25%.
Poroshenko, who lost the championship in the first round, claimed the influence of the Russian Federation on the vote, but the evidence is not given. In this case, he uses the image of Russian President Vladimir Putin in his election campaign. The ex-Minister of justice of Ukraine Olena Lukash was interested in, did Poroshenko Putin permission to use his photo. The electoral headquarters of Ukrainian President said that was not asked.
Attempts to influence Russia on the situation in Ukraine, with news Agency Sputnik and the television channel RT, as well As cyber-attacks, said in early April, US special envoy in Ukraine Kurt Volker. About the fact that the Russian Federation as if to interfere in the Elections in Ukraine through social networks, said in Kiev. Moscow has repeatedly rejected accusations of trying to influence the Elections in different countries, As the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called them " completely unfounded ". Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking About as if taking place Russian interference in the Elections, noted that supporting facts are not presented.
Deputy Director of the CIS Institute Vladimir Zharikhin first of said Fins news that the statements as if the "intervention" of the Russian Federation in the Elections in Ukraine are in Kiev, in order for this Election to cancel is the only way for Poroshenko to remain in power. And the Head of the state Duma on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov believes that Poroshenko informs you About as if the intervention of the Russian capital in the Ukrainian Elections to accuse the Russian Federation in case of loss, to Woo US.
The situation with the Russian media in the West in the last few years is becoming increasingly difficult. In November past year, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it is reported About the need to counter Russian media, While the main threats in the document named Sputnik and RT.
A number of Western politicians, including us senators and congressmen, And the President of France, was accused of Sputnik and RT interference in Elections in the United States and France, however, did not lead any evidence. The official Russian Commissioners said that such statements are unfounded. In addition, correspondents France Sputnik and RT do not have accreditation at the Elysee Palace and other government agencies.
The President of the Russian Federation, explaining the decision of the EP, paid homage correspondents RT and Sputnik with productive work. However, he clarified that this document is apparent degradation of the conception of democracy in Western society. According to Putin, he hopes for the triumph of common sense and expects that the real limitations for the Russian media will not.