Belgium will look into “Russian meddling” in the elections for the European Parliament.


The statement was made on Friday by Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, whose nation presently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union (EU). Agents confirmed the existence of a network aimed at undermining support for Ukraine, De Croo said.

On the continent, European Parliamentary elections are taking place from Thursday, June 6, to Sunday, June 9.

“Belgian intelligence services have confirmed the existence of pro-Russian interference networks with activities in several European countries and also here in Belgium,” De Croo told the press.

He noted that following the discovery of a pro-Russian influence operation in the Czech Republic, Belgian agencies are collaborating closely with the local authorities in that country.

Mr. De Croo continued, “That investigation revealed that European Parliament members were approached and offered money to promote Russian propaganda.”

“Our intelligence service says Moscow has very clear objectives,” he declared.

“The objective is to help elect more pro-Russian candidates to the European Parliament and to reinforce a certain pro-Russian narrative in that institution.”

Along with large quantities of weapons and ammunition, EU countries have dumped billions of euros into Ukraine.

A number of penalties against important figures, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as banks and businesses doing business there, have also been approved by the bloc through voting.

US intelligence agencies came to the conclusion that Russian meddling in favor of Donald Trump occurred in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election.

On that occasion, it was discovered that Russian operatives had compromised Democratic emails and enabled their leak prior to election day.

More recently, it was determined that Putin had given the go-ahead for Russian meddling in the 2020 presidential race, which was directed at destabilizing US President Joe Biden.

While acknowledging the judgment made by the Belgian judicial authorities, the European Parliament stated that it is unable to “comment on ongoing investigations”.

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