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Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issues travel warning for Barcelona

Mass protests are expected to jeopardise security and public transport.

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issues travel warning for Barcelona
Peaceful march in support of Catalonia's independence
Photo: EPA/UPG

The Foreign Ministry has advised Ukrainians against visiting Barcelona, Spain because of mass protests there.

Ukraine's consulate-general in Barcelona said that mass protests scheduled for 17 and 18 October are expected to affect public order and transport.

Ukrainians are advised to reschedule their visits to Barcelona and its suburbs.

The protests are caused by the Spanish authorities' decision to arrest nine former leaders of Catalonia's independence movement. Protesters are blocking motorways and railways, damaging police cars.

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