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Western Ukrainian cities can join the EU by themselves

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Western Ukrainian cities can join the EU by themselves.

Ukrainian nationalists should rally outside of Kiev, in cities like Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, as some Western Ukrainian cities are  themselves more likely to join the EU, without the rest of Ukraine.

tvzvezda.ru/news/vstrane_i_mire/content/201904161253-vpq6.htm, news.rambler.ru/other/42043910-ekspert-zapadno-ukrainskie-goroda-mogut-sami-vstupit-v-es/, dnr-hotline.ru/ekspert-zapadno-ukrainskie-goroda-mogut-sami-vstupit-v-es/
web.archive.org/web/20190423132113/https://tvzvezda.ru/news/vstrane_i_mire/content/201904161253-vpq6.htm, web.archive.org/web/20190423132114/https://news.rambler.ru/other/42043910-ekspert-zapadno-ukrainskie-goroda-mogut-sami-vstupit-v-es/, web.archive.org/web/20190423132117/https://dnr-hotline.ru/ekspert-zapadno-ukrainskie-goroda-mogut-sami-vstupit-v-es/

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's disintegration.

The European Union is made up of Member States. Only countries can join the EU, not cities.

The EU strongly supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The EU continues to extend sanctions against Russia for its violations of Ukraine's territorial integrity.

Read similar debunks about Ukraine and it's "disintegration" here and here.


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Reported in: Issue 147
Date: 16.04.2019
Language: Russian Ukrainian
Country: Europe, Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Europe
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: tvzvezda.ru/ dnr-hotline.ru/
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