East StratCom disinformation claim:

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

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Period/date: 28. November 2016

Debunk claim:

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. (http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/66262). // Repeating a myth debunked many times already, see e.g. Disinformation Review 50: http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd23226ada1699a77000eb60b&id=03440b6615 // There is no civil war in Ukraine, there is Russian military aggression in Ukraine

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 51. The item is located at row number 9 in the report.

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