In Ukraine, double standards apply: the Ukrainian police can imprison a person for carrying the emblem of the USSR, but does not touch people who demonstrate Nazi symbols.
After Brexit, despite assurances of friendship, the EU will do its utmost to contribute to the breakup of Great Britain: the separation of Scotland and the entry of Northern Ireland into Ireland.
The story advances a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative painting the EU as an anti-national superstate bent on depriving its individual members of sovereignty and identity. The EU and UK have mutual interest in ensuring there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. For the EU, the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is an essential part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement. The EU's timeline and its mandate on the matter can be seen here. 'Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator, at the Special Meeting of the European Council (Article 50), 25 November 2018 stated "We have negotiated with the UK, never against the UK. This deal is a necessary step to build trust between the UK and the EU. We need to build, in the next phase, an unprecedented and ambitious partnership. The UK will remain our friend, our partner and our ally."