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Russia Hacking the Election the Inside Story

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In January, 2014 when he showed up at the Maidan protests he was 17 years old. He became the foreign language media representative for Vitali Klitschko, Arseni Yatsenyuk, and Oleh Tyahnybok. All press inquiries went through Yurash. To meet Dimitri Yurash you had to go through Sviatoslav Yurash as a Macleans reporter found out.

At 18 years old, Sviatoslav Yurash became the spokesman for Ministry of Defence of Ukraine under Andrei Paruby. He was Dimitri Yarosh's spokesman and can be seen either behind Yarosh on videos at press conferences or speaking ahead of him to reporters. From January 2014 onward, to speak to Dimitri Yarosh, you set up an appointment with Yurash.

Today 20-year old Ukrainian Sviatoslav Yurash is Deputy Director of the UWC(Ukrainian World Congress) Kyiv Office. Not too bad for volunteer work. He is now on the fast track to leading Ukrainian nationalists worldwide.

Andrea Chalupa has worked with Yurash's Euromaidan Press which is associated with Informnapalm.org and supplies the state level hackers for Ukraine.

Another involved Chalupa we need to cover to do the story justice is Irene Chalupa. From her bio - Irena Chalupa is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. She is also a senior correspondent at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), where she has worked for more than twenty years. Ms. Chalupa previously served as an editor for the Atlantic Council, where she covered Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Irena Chalupa is also the news anchor for Ukraine's propaganda channel Stopfake.org. She is also a Ukrainian emigre leader.

Aaron Weisburd and Joel Harding have strong connections with StopFake and Euromaidan Press providing "fake news websites" which became the rage lately. Weisburd (@webradius ) provides information to hackers that attack American based websites. Weisburd and Harding are both state level players in the info, inform & influence, and cyber world. The skills they don't have, they can field quite easily.

So when we get to Alexandra Chalupa's story in Yahoo it reads a bit differently. "An e-mail message within the WikiLeaks dump of Democratic National Committee data suggests that the Yahoo account of one DNC staffer may have been specifically targeted by Russian hackers. The leaked message from DNC staffer Alexandra Chalupa includes a photo of a screen displaying a pop-up alert in Yahoo Mail warning, "We strongly suspect that your account has been the target of state-sponsored actors."

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The Post goes on to note that the "individuals with connections to the Russian government" who did the hacking and provided documents to WikiLeaks "were 'one step' removed from the Russian government, rather than government employees." The paper notes that "Moscow has in the past used middlemen to participate in sensitive intelligence operations so it has plausible deniability."

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George Eliason is an American journalist that lives and works in Donbass. He has been interviewed by and provided analysis for RT, the BBC, and Press-TV. His articles have been published in the Security Assistance Monitor, Washingtons Blog, (more...)
 

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