Comment by the Russian Permanent Mission to the EU on the resolution “in support of civil society in Russia” adopted by the European Parliament, 29 February 2024

Submitted on Thu, 02/29/2024 - 19:30

We have long said that Brussels' exaggerated "concern" for human rights in third countries will sooner or later turn into open interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. From the very beginning, the European Union has seen human rights issues as a tool to facilitate its neo-imperialist expansion. The resolution adopted by the European Parliament on 29 February 2024 is a clear confirmation thereof.

The document calls for "support to the Russian opposition" in order to bring about a "transformation" of our country. One does not have to go far to find examples of how excessive "caring" for the future of third countries turns out. It was the European Union's support for the violent change of power in Kiev in February 2014 that became the first stage of the "transformation" of Ukraine, whose authorities immediately launched an anti-terrorist operation against the population of Crimea and Donbass.

The statements by European elected representatives about solidarity with Russian civil society also look deceptive. We remember well how two years ago the EU assured us that its restrictions were not directed against ordinary Russians. However, our compatriots, who for various reasons actually thought favourably of Europe, can now feel the true attitude of the European bureaucracy towards them.

In the remaining months before the European elections, we would suggest that the MEPs take their time to solve numerous internal EU problems, instead of trying to be active on issues that do not concern the EU at all.