Russian hacking attempt fails, but fake election news airs

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Central Election Commission Chairman Mykhaylo Okhendovsky

The news report by Russian Public Television (ORT) Channel One about the alleged victory of Dmytro Yarosh (head of the Right Sector — Ed.) in the presidential elections in Ukraine was the result of a planned and prepared provocation against Ukraine and not the result of error or technological failure, Ukrainian officials say.

The news agency Ukrinform reports that sources in the Security Service of Ukraine have stated that the provocation centered around an attempted hacking of the election site.

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Ukraine’s election official says results will be valid despite terrorism

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Mykhaylo Okhendovsky

From a legal perspective, the results of the presidential elections in Ukraine will be flawless, despite the fact that in some districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts voting will not occur, said Mykhaylo Okhendovsky, the head of the Central Election Commission, reports LigaBiznesInform, May 24.

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Russia supporting pre-election terrorism, says Ukraine’s MFA

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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding another provocation by the Russian side at the Ukrainian-Russian border, May 24, 2014

On May 24, around 4:00, the Ukrainian Border Guard Service at the Dubrovka checkpoint in the Donetsk Oblast recorded another illegal border crossing from the Russian Federation by 5 trucks and 2 passenger cars with armed men. There is every reason to believe that, like the previous breaches at the border with Russia, this provocation occurred with the direct assistance and connivance of the Russian border guards.

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