Poroshenko warns against threats of populism amid Russian meddling

09:00, 24 January 2019
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"There is a Russian influence on the elections when Russia uses democratic instruments to influence democratic countries. We are taking measures to minimize and stop Russian influence," Poroshenko told Bloomberg on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, according to the presidential administration press service.

He added that the "best solution" to counter foreign meddling is "responsible voting." the president said.

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Petro Poroshenko noted that in 2016 and 2017, Europe had shown people could vote responsibly.

"Everyone said that in France, Germany populists would win. We keep fingers crossed that this will not happen in many European countries, this will not happen in Ukraine and this will not happen during the elections to the European Parliament," noted the Ukrainian leader.

"The danger of populism is extremely high in Europe, as well as in Ukraine, which is part of Europe. We have irresponsible politicians who only make promises," Poroshenko said.

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