Lithuanian authorities detained two Russian TV journalists while they were performing their professional duties at the Russian opposition forum held in Trakai. Lithuania is continuing the course to censorship, violating the EU’s concept of freedom of speech.
The legalisation of same-sex civil partnership by Kyiv is a pre-condition for EU visa liberalisation.
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 does require the Ukrainian government to adopt and implement a series of legislative changes, the Action Plan does not cover the issue of same-sex marriage or civil partnership (bit.ly/1JgJArv), .