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Ukraine prohibits speaking against the EU and NATO

Summary of Disinformation

Following the adoption of the Law on Amendments to Certain Items of the Constitution of Ukraine, it will now be illegal to oppose Ukraine’s policy towards the European Union and NATO. Even anti-European  thoughts will now be considered unconstitutional. Ukraine will thus begin the criminal prosecution of eurosceptics.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is a recurring disinformation narrative about NATO and Ukraine's pro-Western course.

On February 21st 2019, the Law on Strategic Course for the Acquisition of Full Membership of Ukraine in the European Union and NATO entered into force in Ukraine. The updated Constitution directs the legislative efforts of deputies to follow European standards. The guarantor of the implementation of these laws is the president. As a result of the amendments, all references to the deployment of foreign troops on the territory of Ukraine were removed. However, there are no points on any prohibition of freedom of expression in the new law.

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Reported in: Issue 138
Date: 20.02.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine, EU
Keywords: Euro-scepticism, European army, EU/NATO enlargement, EU, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ukraina.ru
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