Dni’s office is putting the United States expressed doubts about the victory of Poroshenko in the Ukrainian elections
WASHINGTON, January 29. /TASS/. The intelligence community of the United States does not see a clear leader in the presidential campaign in Ukraine.
With this assessment was made on Tuesday by Director of National intelligence Daniel Coates at a hearing of the special Committee on intelligence of the Senate of the United States Congress, which focuses on the global and regional threats.
“A lot of presidential candidates, a high level of distrust of political elites and the lack of a clear leader may provide opponents of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, as well as lesser known candidates and budding politicians the ability to attract almost undecided the Ukrainian electorate,” — said Coates.
According to him, Russia is taking steps to influence elections. “Russia is taking steps to influence these choices by applying a range of tools, including exploiting Kiev’s economy, widespread corruption vulnerabilities in cyberspace and the differences in society in the hope to overthrow Poroshenko and elect a Parliament which would not be so anti-Russian,” — says Coates.
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