Correspondent covering Ukraine, Russia, Belarus for @RFERL. Bylines also @POLITICOEurope @guardian @TheAtlantic @CNN @TheTimes etc. millerjchristopher@gmail.com
First exit polls in Ukraine's presidential election will come just after voting ends at 8pm on March 31st. https://twitter.com/ukrpravda_news/status/1108708750909718529
RT @anders_aslund: Ukraine's election campaigns are very expensive. NGO Chesno (Honest) has counted TV ad costs for 5 most expensive candid…
RT @fabrice_deprez: 9% of Ukrainians trust their government, a Gallup poll found. Lowest figure accross the entire world https://t.co/DDgjG…
RT @InterfaxUkr: Poroshenko should either receive confirmation of Lutsenko's statement about Yovanovitch's list or sack Lutsenko – Syroyid…
RT @UNICEF_UA: What is the impact of the conflict on adolescents growing in the conflict zone in eastern #Ukraine? See our latest & largest…
RT @NEC_Ukraine: Evaluation of the “new faces” during 🇺🇦 presidential campaign, nationalism and traditionalism in Ukraine. These are topics…
Except @seanhannity and @SolomanDJ missed a lot of important context here. Lutsenko, who is overtly political and has no law degree, has been in open conflict with the man he is accusing and the US Embassy in Kyiv after they pulled funding for his prosecutor’s office, to start. https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/1108533772750864385
Just saw @DWStweets in the Kyiv Hyatt lobby. Seems she's a part of the U.S. delegation visiting this week but didn't see her in the @USEmbassyKyiv tweet or other announcements.
It takes two people to hold the Ukrainian presidential election ballot. https://twitter.com/anastasia_maga/status/1108660120588832768
..including two Tymoshenkos. https://twitter.com/anastasia_maga/status/1108680087916953600
The ballot for Ukraine's upcoming presidential election is longer than most grocery lists. 39 names! https://twitter.com/anastasia_maga/status/1108675432398970880
RT @schfm: While #Ukraine is target No. 1 of Russian #disinformation, its response has "grown increasingly extreme" writes my colleague Apr…
RT @matthi_williams: Our story from Lviv, told through the eyes of families who lost sons on Maidan and in the Donbass, on how President Po…
After failing first time, Ukraine prosecutors want 14-yr sentence for Brazilian Rafael Lusvarghi who fought with Donetsk separatists against govt forces. I tracked him down last yr, spoke about time in Donbas, release from Ukr custody after being caught. https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-russia-from-brazilian-separatist-poster-boy-to-man-of-god-/29206373.html
Comments from Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, based on alleged leaked audio of NABU chief from scandal-plagued MP, have made their way to the White House via Hannity. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1108559080204001280
RT @CarlSchreck: Here it is, folks: we've published the 149 pages of official documents related to Mikhail Lesin's autopsy that we obtained…
RT @Mike_Eckel: What exactly did the Washington D.C., medical examiner find in its autopsy of Mikhail Lesin? More questions than answers, i…
Wild claim by Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, who President Poroshenko appointed & had his party in parliament push thru law allowing person with no legal experience to hold the PG position. Seems Lutsenko is bitter about US $ pulled from PGO https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/434875-top-ukrainian-justice-official-says-us-ambassador-gave-him-a-do-not-prosecute
RT @BalazsJarabik: Amazing piece from Motyl on why #Poroshenko is the only one for #Ukraine https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/19/ukraines-poroshenko-paradox/ He of course knows tha…
Who's monitoring Ukraine's elections, you ask? Including a far-right vigilante group (Azov), 139 NGOs, 85 of which "have no experience in election observation." Only 5 of the NGOs observed 2014 prez elex; 6 were formed in January; 13 contain names of candidates/political parties. https://twitter.com/schfm/status/1108349590124810240
RT @anders_aslund: Ukrainian election polls have stabilized & look increasingly clear: Zelensky 25% @TymoshenkoUA 18.8% @poroshenko 17.4%…
RT @OPokalchuk: #Ukraine must: 🔸 push back against hate crimes 🔸 protect the media 🔸 ensure justice for victims of armed conflict in #Donb…
RT @_shamanska: New Kazakh President Tokayev was the country’s parliament speaker. The presidential post was given to him according to the…
RT @matthi_williams: Outside the Kyiv bubble, a story by @KarinStrohecker on how foreign funds are viewing the Ukrainian election. On Zelen…
RT @eu_echo: Sergei and his family eat what they grow, bake their own bread, sew their own clothes. But it isn't a lifestyle choice. Watc…
RT @joannalillis: Historic moment for #Kazakhstan as @TokayevKZ sworn in as president
Ukraine’s deeply unpopular incumbent president continues to push his “Poroshenko or Putin” campaign message. This week he fell back to third place in the polls, behind Zelensky and Tymoshenko. https://twitter.com/thebankova/status/1108241237398749185
Reminder: Some of these violent far-right members have been granted permission to officially monitor Ukraine's presidential election: https://www.rferl.org/a/deputized-as-election-monitors-ukrainian-ultranationalists-ready-to-punch-violators/29809207.html https://twitter.com/ChristopherJM/status/1108047378408529921
Live video of far-right Azov nationalists protesting Poroshenko's visit to Ivano Frankivsk. They've already clashed with police. Comes after rally last weekend during which they threw stuffed pigs at police and violence 2 wks ago that hospitalized police. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61nkTCsB2ZA
When I wrote the story below last month, more than 300 parishes in Ukraine had switched from the Russia-aligned Orthodox Church to the new, independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Since then, that number has climbed to more than 500. A slow but steady pace. https://www.unian.info/society/10484175-over-500-parishes-become-part-of-ukraine-s-new-independent-church.html https://twitter.com/ChristopherJM/status/1099919279263309824
Good day to follow (if you don’t already, how dare you not) @BrucePannier and @joannalillis. #Nazarbayev
RT @Andrew__Roth: Stay in charge of the military and security apparatus but not have to talk about the economy anymore. Sounds like Vladimi…
RT @shaunwalker7: Autocrat level 100: Nazarbayev shows how you take off a jacket while receiving a pointer presentation. https://t.co/kjpyO…
Wild. https://twitter.com/rferl/status/1107991528390184962
RT @RFERLPress: Got #journalism skills? @RFE/RL is #hiring! Job: News Writer/Editor #journojobs #WashingtonDC https://bit.ly/2QN8CMR h…
RT @RFERL: #Tymoshenko in interview to RFE/RL: if Ukraine had used military force after the annexation of #Crimea, Russia "would have occup…
RT @fabrice_deprez: Latest Rating poll: Zelensky still first, Tymoshenko second but Poroshenko is close behind.
RT @matthew_Kupfer: The Trump Administration wants to cut @RFERL's budget by 22%, eliminating the Georgian, Tatar-Bashkir, and North Caucas…
How easy is it to get around Facebook's ad rules? One Kyiv lawyer and researcher who has helped conduct trainings with Facebook in Ukraine, told me he's already finding Facebook accounts "with large followings" being "rented for big [sums] of money." https://www.rferl.org/a/leading-ukraine-candidate-zelenskyy-facebook-fakes-political-ad-rules/29828605.html
RT @LizSly: This is wild. This is what’s left of the ISIS caliphate https://twitter.com/mhjournalist/status/1107773269762023424
RT @SRSUIUC: New York Public Radio Archive has compiled just under 100 broadcasts from Radio Moscow. Aired on WNYC in the mid 1960’s, broad…
RT @JonahFisherBBC: Ukraine Decides. YV Tymoshenko or YV Tymoshenko ? "The "Clone" Candidate"... our film here... @bbcnews https://t.co/BE…
RT @wiczipedia: In an effort to encourage turnout of the 18-35s, Zelenskiy's campaign puts out a video heavy on the innuendo - "do you reme…
RT @ChristopherJM: From today @facebook advertisers in Ukraine need the company’s authorization to reach users. And Facebook confirms to me…
RT @RFERL: Fighting fakes with fakes, and other ways that Ukraine's leading presidential candidate and the world's biggest social network a…
RT @bihusinfo: Незаконне збагачення - не злочин, а за поширення інформації - кримінальна відповідальність? 🤦‍♂️ Закликаємо депутатів негай…
From today @facebook advertisers in Ukraine need the company’s authorization to reach users. And Facebook confirms to me ads from annexed Crimea and Russia-backed areas—though legally Ukraine—are banned. But 13 days before elex, is it too little, too late? https://www.rferl.org/a/leading-ukraine-candidate-zelenskyy-facebook-fakes-political-ad-rules/29828605.html
 
"It would be easy for a layman, let alone a member of the Russian security services, to exploit the loopholes in the geographic requirements and still purchase ads [on @facebook]." – @wiczipedia on new FB rules for Ukraine elections. https://www.rferl.org/a/leading-ukraine-candidate-zelenskyy-facebook-fakes-political-ad-rules/29828605.html
Incredible. https://twitter.com/Andrew__Roth/status/1107699174848516096
Yulia Tymoshenko — she's just like us! Campaigning in eastern Ukraine, the presidential candidate poses with a gas station hot dog. "Yulia's guilty pleasure," writes @alexrbchn, who posted the photo on Facebook.
 
The UkrNet has now given us this meme.
 
 
 
 
 
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