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Roundtable Discussion on Disinformation in Ukraine

Ewan Lawson
Conference Reports, 15 July 2019
Military Sciences, Ukraine, Information, Europe
A report on a recent roundtable analysing how disinformation may be having an impact on Ukrainian politics.

This report summarises an informal roundtable discussion held at RUSI on 25 June 2019 on themes and approaches to disinformation in Ukraine. The conversation was led by Oleksandr Danylyuk from the Center for Defence Reform in Kiev and built on field research conducted in Ukraine by Peter Roberts and Ewan Lawson from RUSI in May 2019. Having previously considered Russian involvement in Ukraine’s elections, the intent of these discussions was to look broadly at the extent of disinformation in the country, to identify themes of the narratives and approaches employed.

BANNER IMAGE: Those organisations which control information may have a crucial influence over election outcomes. Courtesy of Tohaomg/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 4.0

Ewan Lawson
Associate Fellow

Ewan Lawson was previously a Royal Air Force officer, initially as a policing and security specialist but in more recent... read more

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