Ukraine’s Election Is an All-Out Disinformation Battle
Ahead of the presidential election, the campaigns themselves have become combatants in the information war. That’s exactly what Russia wants.
By Nina Jankowicz
KYIV, Ukraine—“Everything,” Dmytro Zolotukhin tells me, “is going like they wanted.”
Slumped in a chair in a café here in the Ukrainian capital, Zolotukhin wasn’t talking about the campaign of Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian who is favored to win the country’s presidential elections this weekend, or the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko. No, they are the Russians. Moscow has used Ukraine as a disinformation laboratory for years—and Zolotukhin is one of the men charged with fending them off.
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