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  • As I foresaw, It didn't do anything. Everything google is directed thru Ukraine when the VPN is enabled even after all third party data, cookies & browser history were manually deleted.

    As for how the browser deletes cookies on exit:

    Settings/Basic/Cookies/Keep local data only until I quit my browser

    The setting is doubled and can also be found at

    Settings/Privacy & Security/Cookies/Keep local data only until I quit my browser

    I wonder if all this mess might have anything to do with Opera using for some of its tasks

  • In addition to the problem described above, I have found logins on Facebook from Iran and China. More than a bit alarming since the US is currently having serious issues with both countries.

  • I'm having the same issue except when i use netherlands then it doesnt go to .ua

  • This is happening to me also, same symptoms as yours. I first noticed this about a week ago (~ July 18 2017) when I tried to go to and saw a page full of Cyrillic characters.

    Is all our traffic going through the Ukraine now? :-p It makes me very distrustful of Opera browser as a whole.

  • Is all our traffic going through the Ukraine now?

    Well, it's not happening here so I guess the answer is no.

  • In addition to the problem described above, I have found logins on Facebook from Iran and China

    And those logins happened while you were using Opera with VPN turned on? I don't think they have servers on those countries so maybe it's not related to the VPN?

  • This is happening to me as well. I'm an Opera user in the US using the built-in VPN. The virtual location I selected is "United States" so this is perplexing. When I attempt to use Google products, my traffic is routed through a server in Ukraine. A ."ua" is added to the end of, and the text menus in Google Drive are in Ukrainian. I've been able to replicate this on multiple computers.

  • Me too - Ukraine.. While should be de/nl 😕

  • Absolutely! Google is in Cyrilic! This has been going on for at lease 2-3 months. I have noticed that me email "Junk" has increased tremendously in the last month - especially ones from foreign countries.

  • And the VPN is set to?

    I have a site in my bookmarks which will list my headers, I'll try it when I'm done here.

  • Google from the address bar does go to (Ukraine), but there is nothing in my headers saying that is where I am. As listed on several sites I checked, my headers are

    Connection	close
    User-Agent	Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) 
      Chrome/61.0.3153.0 Safari/537.36 OPR/48.0.2670.0 (Edition developer)
    Accept	*/*
    Accept-Language	en-US,en;q=0.8
    Accept-Encoding	gzip

    (The site listed in Referer is the one I copied this from.)

    So apparently Google is just presuming people using the Opera VPN are Ukrainian.

  • One thought is that, depending on how/where DNS lookup is being performed in all the generation and handshaking and relaying of the VPN traffic, there might be a glitch (or poisoning?) that is sending traffic routing to the Google .ua site rather than the desired one.

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