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Fake The Bulgarian government has deported more than 30,000 Ukrainian refugees

Information about this appeared on social networks, and Russian-speaking users spread this message. The posts said that "the Bulgarian government has deported more than 35,000 Ukrainian refugees recently." The video, added to the post, shows a small group of people standing on the street with luggage. However, this is a fake. The Bulgarian government has not deported 35,000 Ukrainian refugees. According to the fact-checkers of the Myth Detector project, according to the new system of reception and accommodation of refugees in Bulgaria, Ukrainian refugees were relocated to hotels and government agencies in different country regions. The Ukrainian media broadcasted the video attached to the post, and instead of expelling Ukrainians from Bulgaria, it illustrates the work of the new accommodation system.

The fact is that the first three-month stage of receiving Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria ended on May 31. Under this system, the Bulgarian government paid 40 levs a day to hotels hosting refugees. In a statement issued on May 13, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Kalina Konstantinova described the details of a new phase of refugee resettlement. According to her, the information that the first stage will end on May 31 was known from the first day of its launch. As the tourist season approaches, the Bulgarian government has decided to relocate Ukrainian refugees to government offices in various parts of the country rather than deport them. We will remind you earlier that a network already distributed a similar fake on this subject. However, at the time, it was said that Ukrainian refugees were being evicted from hotels in Bulgaria for misconduct rather than the deportation of 35,000 people.

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