East StratCom disinformation claim:

The legalisation of same-sex civil partnership by Kyiv is a pre-condition for EU visa liberalisation.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 11. March 2016

Debunk claim:

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 (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/e-library/documents/policies/international-affairs/general/docs/sixth_report_on_the_implementation_by_ukraine_of_the_action_plan_on_visa_liberalisation_en.pdf).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 20. The item is located at row number 9 in the report.

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