Comment by the Russian Permanent Mission to the EU 
on the resolution regarding “Russian interference” in the democratic processes of the EU adopted by the European Parliament, 8 February 2024

Submitted on Thu, 02/08/2024 - 23:10

On 8 February 2024, MEPs "specialising" in our country published a piece of detective fiction entitled "Russiagate: allegations of Russian interference in the democratic processes of the European Union". Having read this work, we would like to tell its authors that they should blame themselves for the problems in the EU’s democratic processes.

Russiagate is a "witch hunt", a well-planned campaign. It aims to cleanse the political landscape in the run-up to the European Parliament elections. They want to purge it not only of those who oppose the pro-Ukrainian policy and anti-Russian course, but also of those who call for a pause to examine the situation and perhaps admit the mistakes made. Of course, in a situation where European voters have been cut off from Russian and any other alternative sources of information, one can make up whatever one wants. This is exactly what the MEPs have been doing. They have come up with a whole list of allegations about the so-called "Russian meedling", but, as usual in Brussels, not a single fact or piece of evidence, just paranoia.

Russiagate is also a kind of test of professional aptitude, i.e. loyalty to the political mainstream. In today's European Union, no politician can question "Russian interference" or "Kremlin disinformation" without taking personal risks. Otherwise, he or she will be labelled a "fifth columnist" or, even worse, a "spy".

At the same time, Brussels understands that the "Russian threat" needs to be constantly stoked in order to keep it high and maintain the boiling point. To this end, wood is regularly thrown on the anti-Russian "bonfire". Now another pile of wood has been thrown in – Russiagate. Like all previous insinuations, it will burn very quickly because it is the fruit of a sick imagination.