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Citizens of Ukraine are deported from the EU in masses

Summary of Disinformation

Ukrainians are deported from the EU in masses, and these figures have only been growing since the launch of the visa-free regime.

Disproof

The figures presented in the disinforming article do not provide any evidence to the claim about mass deportation. The numbers in the article refer to a period from April to June in 2017, when visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens entered into force on 11 June 2017. The disinforming outlet Ria Novosti refers to "international media", when in fact the source is Rossiiskie Vesti, another outlet frequently spreading disinformation. It also refers to the data of the EU agency Frontex. According to the latest available data from June-October 2017, there were no fundamental changes in the amount of illegal border crossings between Ukraine and the EU. http://frontex.europa.eu/trends-and-routes/migratory-routes-map/

Further debunking at Stopfake.org https://www.stopfake.org/fejk-grazhdan-ukrainy-massovo-deportiruyut-iz-es-i-izrailya/.

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Reported in: Issue 93
Date: 23.12.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Ukraine, EU
Reported by: Stopfake.org
Keywords: Eastern Partnership, Visa liberalisation
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RIA Novosti
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