Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was quoted saying that U.S. contributions were needed for voting. Currently, Ukrainian law forbids holding elections during wartime.Read MoreIs Zelensky Refusing to Hold Ukraine Election Unless U.S. Pays?
"Volodymyr Zelenskyy did not refuse to hold elections in Ukraine. The Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law” expressly prohibit holding any elections to the executive and legislative branches of government during wartime."Read MoreFake: Zelenskyy Refused to Hold Elections And Seized Power in Ukraine
Accusations have circulated on social media that President Zelensky of Ukraine has cancelled elections in Ukraine, and extended martial law in order to remain in power. In fact, holding elections now, under wartime conditions, would almost guarantee another Zelensky victory. It would also be illegal under Ukrainian laws that predate Zelensky's time in power.Read MoreNo, Zelensky hasn’t “canceled” Ukrainian elections
It is illegal under Ukraine's constitution to hold elections while martial law is in effect. These rules predate President Zelensky's time in power. This Foreign Policy article gives a detailed overview of why holding elections in wartime Ukraine would be not just illegal, but would also put millions of civilians at risk while lining up under Russian missiles. An election today would also disenfranchise many of the millions of Ukrainians who are displaced, abroad as refugees, under Russian occupation, or prisoners in Russia.Read MoreArticle: “Wartime Elections in Ukraine Are Impossible”
BBC News debunks several disinformation narratives making the rounds on Twitter - amplified in particular by paid "blue check" accounts: - Weapons for Ukraine not used in French riots - No evidence of 'baby factories' in Ukraine - Kramatorsk missile not Ukrainian - Zelensky has not cancelled electionsRead MoreTwitter Blue accounts fuel Ukraine War misinformation