Disinfo: Visa-liberalisation with Ukraine will flood Europe with Ukrainian Nazis

Summary

Visa-liberalisation with Ukraine will lead to the influx of Ukrainian neonazis into Europe. Also, there is a civil war in Eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

The visa liberalisation will grant Ukrainians only short-term visits to Europe (90 days every half a year), and is not connected to the issue of labour liberalisation for Ukrainians. The visa liberalisation doesn't mean abolition of border security checks. Furthermore, all Ukrainians seeking to use the visa-free regime will have to posses a biometric passport.

A recurring narrative about Nazis in Ukraine; similar case here.

There is no civil war in Ukraine, there is Russian military aggression in Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 51
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Civil war, Visa liberalisation, Europe, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Svobodné noviny

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