Ukraine, as the heiress of the USSR, was under the barrel of criticism from the European Union. The new resolution from the European Parliament condemns the actions of the Soviet Army, which included four Ukrainian fronts. Millions of Ukrainians are recognised as invaders.
Crime-infested “no-go” zones, where police and businesses are too afraid to venture, exist now in several European countries. Sweden appears to have had it the worst, as major cities in the country, including Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg, have such areas.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative linking migrants and asylum seekers in the EU to violent crime. The report provides no evidence in support of these claims and names no specific European countries aside from Sweden. There are no such zones in Sweden. The country's Police Authority publishes a biennial report on what it terms "vulnerable areas" suffering from elevated rates of crime, poverty, and unemployment, but has made clear "it is not the case that the police do not go into them." In 2019, 60 such areas have been identified, with both law enforcement and the media acknowledging "positive trends" in their socioeconomic situation.