Russia aiming to falsify results in Ukraine’s presidential elex in 2019 - SBU

14:40, 28 November 2017
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The Russian Federation has consistently been working on falsifying the outcome of Ukraine’s upcoming presidential elections due to be held in 2019, said Viktor Kononenko, Deputy Head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports.

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"Today, our main threat is the undermining of the situation from within," Kononenko said at the VIII National Expert Forum "Ukraine: Seeking Balance", according to 112 Ukraine.

“What we are seeing now is that the main efforts of the Russian special services are focused on the situation within Ukraine. No one believes anymore in a swift and victorious war, while all our opponents expect that the leadership can be changed from within through bribery, agreements, and other things. There has been some purposeful work ongoing on preparations for the elections of 2019," the SBU commented.

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