Of Vladimir Putin in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament to try to regain the position of their country in the West
The main contender for victory in elections to the European Parliament, which will take place at the end of this month, may become Russia. About it writes “Obozrevatel” with reference to the Daily Telegraph.
The British publication writes that Putin may try to regain the position of their country in the West.
“At a time when Moscow is subjected to international ostracism for its role in last year’s attack in Salisbury, Putin considers elections in the EU as the appropriate moment to restore Russia’s position in Europe,” – said in the article entitled “beware Brussels: Vladimir Putin is ready to seize the EU.”
The article said that the Kremlin can work with the education network of alliances in Europe with the aim of creating a Pro-Russian bloc in the newly elected European Parliament.
The “reference” batches Putin should become Italian “Liga” and Austrian “Freedom”, which are in close ties with the Russian leadership.
It is noteworthy that Moscow’s desire to direct the course of European policy “in a direction that will contribute more to the promotion of Russian interests”, is not a new phenomenon. So, concerns about the Kremlin’s interference in the election has already occurred in France, Italy, Austria, Greece, the Netherlands and Germany.
Ex-NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has previously warned that Russia will become a “negative player” in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament.
The publication believe that European leaders will be under even more pressure in an attempt to adjust relations with Moscow.
Earlier, former state Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will never congratulate Vladimir Zelensky’s victory in the elections of the President of Ukraine 2019.
According to Ponomarev, the Russian President is “generally very charismatic, brilliant leaders, he loves the “old horses” that furrow not spoil”.
“And Zelensky is a Joker, who can, and will do nothing, and maybe, something and will achieve. Putin is generally very charismatic, brilliant leaders, he loves the “old horses”, which won’t spoil. So what is happening is a test, an opportunity to see what will newly elected President,” – said Ilya Ponomarev.
Former state Duma Deputy added that the lion’s share of the administration of the Russian President was against such a outcome, they relied on Petro Poroshenko.
Recall that thousands of Ukrainians will be left without citizenship.
We also wrote that Russia invites Ukrainians in all ways.
Even Politeka reported that Zelensky has explained the need for dual citizenship.