Poroshenko is ready to turn Ukrainians into Catholics for visa-free travel

Summary

Poroshenko is ready to turn Ukrainians into Catholics in exchange for visa-free travel to the EU.

Disproof

Ukrainian citizens' visa-free travel into the EU is dependent on the implementation by Ukraine of its Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP). Although the VLAP requires the Ukrainian government to adopt and implement a series of legislative changes, it does not necessitate the introduction of Catholicism or any other religion.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 32
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, EU
  • Keywords: Visa liberalisation, Petro Poroshenko
  • Outlet: "Foma. OBrON Odessa", VK group
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