DISINFO: Ukraine banned the ribbon of St
  • Outlet: Rossia 24 (archived)*
  • Date of publication: June 18, 2017
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 73
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine
European Union Visa liberalisation

DISINFO: Ukraine banned the ribbon of St


Ukraine banned the ribbon of St. George, and now Ukrainians are fleeing the country using the possibility of visa-free traveling to the EU.


There is no connection between banning the ribbon of St.George and Ukrainians traveling to the EU. Furthermore, there is no evidence that Ukraninans are now fleeing the country using the visa-free regime.


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