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Fake: European Union to Complicate Visa Free Travel for Ukraine

The European Union has decided to make it more difficult for Ukrainians to enter the European Union and will introduce special paid permits for Ukrainian citizens certain pro-Kremlin media announced this week. Not every Ukrainian will be able to get to Europe now, gloated Ukraina.ru and Izvestia. Both publications cite the European Council which allegedly has decided to curtail visa-free travel for Ukrainians with new administrative demands. The stories do

Fake: Most Ukrainians Not Interested in Visa-Free Travel to EU

Visa-free travel to the EU Schengen zone for Ukrainian citizens remains a favorite topic for the Russian disinformation machine. The latest story to join the already long list of fakes dedicated to this topic is the claim that most Ukrainians are not interested in visa-free travel to the EU at all. Ukraina.ru, InformBuro, Holos.ua, ATN.ua and others carried this fake. The source for this fake claim is a poll by

Fake: Soros Sponsored Funds Warn of End to EU Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians

As the long awaited visa-free travel agreement between Ukraine and the European Union goes into effect in mid-June, Russian media are working overtime producing various fakes predicting its cancellation before it actually goes into effect. The latest fake is a story in RT, Russia’s international channel, warning that organizations sponsored by the philanthropist George Soros are warning Ukraine that the EU can cancel visa-free travel for Ukrainians. This fake story

Window to Nowhere. Russian Media Upset about Ukrainian Visa Free Travel to EU Countries

Russia’s Defense Ministry television channel Zvezda got into the visa-free travel to the EU is doom for Ukrainians game in a special report menacingly entitled “Visa free travel for Ukraine. Window to nowhere”. The 20 minute piece is a classic of the disinformation genre, a cut and paste job of unconnected, aggressive video, menacing music, threatening narration, and doomsday commentary. The report’s central message is that visa-free travel for Ukrainians

Fake: EU Can End Visa Free Travel for Ukrainians because of Donbas War

Last week RT’s Russian language site ran a story claiming that the European Union can rescind visa free travel for Ukraine at any moment, if it feels like it. Among the possible reasons for the EU ending visa free travel, which has yet to officially begin in mid-June, RT names corruption, security concerns, particularly with regard to the war in eastern Ukraine and illegal migration, especially what RT calls ‘the

StopFakeNews #125 with Brian Bonner

The latest edition of StopFake News with Kyiv Post chief editor Brian Bonner. This week’s fakes include claims that Kyiv sanctions against Russian banks will worsen Ukraine’s investment climate, visa free travel to the EU will flood Europe with Ukrainian radicals and prostitutes, the Kremlin competes to outperform itself in cynicism about Eurovision and more in this week’s StopFake digest.

Fake: Ukraine to Get Limited EU Visa Free Travel

Russia’s Sputnik Radio featured a story this week claiming that Ukrainians would not get the visa free travel to the EU that Kyiv had been negotiating with Brussels for. In an article dripping with contempt and condescension towards Ukraine and Ukrainians Sputnik’s commentator Vladimir Filippov announces that while Ukrainians will get EU visas, they will not get what they wanted most, the right to work in the EU. Despite this,

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