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The EU threatens to freeze the visa-free regime for Ukraine

Summary of Disinformation

The European Commission threatened to freeze the visa-free regime for Ukraine. In its report from 19 December 2018, it found a significant number of violations of the regime from the Ukrainian side. Europe is unhappy with the flood of illegal Ukrainian migrants. Therefore, Ukraine should significantly reduce the number of illegal immigrants crossing its borders if it wants the visa-free regime to be continued.

The European Union will soon become the only chance for the ordinary Ukrainian citizens to earn money, as the current Kiev authorities intend to abandon any communication/cooperation with the Russian Federation. Therefore, the visa-free regime freeze will make Ukrainians hostages in their own impoverished and hungry country.

ren.tv/novosti/2018-12-20/ukrainu-mogut-lishit-bezvizovogo-rezhima-s-es?fbclid=IwAR0PeZFyBfJwaV1Gx8bK7ccYiBOT9kQpa0vPgz08osOzB1u8LDjs0T2W7lA, nahnews.org/1008428-ukrainu-mogut-lishit-bezvizovogo-rezhima-s-evrosoyuzom-v-bryussele-ozvuchili-prichiny
web.archive.org/web/20190107142409/https://ren.tv/novosti/2018-12-20/ukrainu-mogut-lishit-bezvizovogo-rezhima-s-es?fbclid=IwAR0PeZFyBfJwaV1Gx8bK7ccYiBOT9kQpa0vPgz08osOzB1u8LDjs0T2W7lA, web.archive.org/web/20190107142412/https://nahnews.org/1008428-ukrainu-mogut-lishit-bezvizovogo-rezhima-s-evrosoyuzom-v-bryussele-ozvuchili-prichiny

The European Commission report  summarizes functioning of the so-called Visa Suspension Mechanism. It provides a detailed analysis of recent developments relating to the implementation of the visa liberalisation benchmarks in 26 countries, including Ukraine. In the report, the European Commission does not declare any plans to freeze or abolish the visa-free regime. Neither does it introduce conditions to be fulfilled by Ukraine for the continuation of the visa-free movement.

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Reported in: Issue 131
Date: 20.12.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine, EU
Keywords: migration, Visa liberalisation
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ren.tv, Nahnews.org
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