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Ukraine accuses Russia of meddling in election


KIEV (Reuters): Ukraine’s State Security Service SBU accused Russia on
Thursday of meddling in the electoral process in Ukraine by creating illegal
structures to help guarantee victory for a certain candidate. Ukraine holds a
presidential election in late March. Its relations with Russia have been very
poor since Moscow annexed the Crimea peninsula in 2014 and started backing
armed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

SBU deputy head Viktor Kononenko told a news briefing that a group of
Russian citizens and their Ukrainian collaborators had used financial bribes to
set up a network of people ready to vote for a certain candidate and to
influence public opinion. “This activity is illegal …read more

Source: The Frontier Post

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