Minsk faces a threat coming from its southern border: Nazi battalions and camps for extremists, who are being trained in Ukraine with the goal of worsening the situation in Belarus. Their purpose is to carry out blunt actions during the weekend demonstrations there. The camps are in the region of Dnipropetrovsk and Volyn.
Today, the biggest Lithuanian enthusiasts of Ukraine’s “European choice” are happy to participate in the blackmailing of Ukrainians, suggesting that they could lose visa-free access to the European Union – the only good thing that Ukraine received from its choice.
The disinformation claim appeared in the context of an open letter from three members of the European Parliament to the head of the Servant of the People faction David Arakhamia, in which they called on the Ukrainian authorities to reinvigorate the anti-corruption reforms. The letter explicitly states that:
With regard to the Visa-free regime, it is by no means the intention from the EU side to abolish this great achievement for all Ukrainian and the EU citizens – still, we will reserve the right to impose the specific denial of such freedoms to individual oligarchs and policy-makers who abuse this right for their private illegal activities.
The letter was signed by the European Parliament rapporteur for Ukraine Michael Galer, deputy head of the parliamentary delegation to the EU-Ukraine Association Committee, MEP Viola von Kramer and Rasa Juknevičienė. MEPs Galer and von Kramer are German politicians, while only Rasa Juknevičienė is from the Republic of Lithuania.
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