Experts name Top 15 "liars" among Ukrainian politicians

11:40, 14 December 2017
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Journalists of Novoye Vremya magazine and experts of the VoxCheck fact-check project have published a list of Ukrainian politicians who fail to keep their promises.

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The position in ranking is determined by the total share of untruthful, manipulative or hyperbolized promises made by said politicians.

In the course of the study, experts monitored on a daily basis Ukrainian politicians' speeches, having collected 424 quotes, each of them containing statistics and statements that can be verified based on public data. The rating includes 15 politicians who made relevant statements in September-October 2017.

Leader of Ukraine's Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko tops the list with 91% of her statements being untrue, manipulative, or hyperbolized. VoxCheck over the 2 months analyzed 46 quotations of Tymoshenko, which can be checked. So, only four of them were true, that is less than 10%.

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Leader of Za Zhyttya (For Life) Party Vadym Rabinovych ranked second with 86%, while leader of the Opposition Bloc Yuriy Boyko is third in the list (84%).

The first TOP 10 also included Members of Parliament Dmytro Dobrodomov, Andriy Lozovyi, Serhiy Sobolev, and Yaroslav Moskalenko, as well as Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi and an odious politician Mikheil Saakashvili.

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