DISINFO: The purpose of MEPs from the Baltic states and Poland is to create an anti-Russian agenda
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DISINFO: The purpose of MEPs from the Baltic states and Poland is to create an anti-Russian agenda


The members of the European Parliament from the Baltic states and Poland are creating an anti-Russian agenda [...]. It is their job, it is their main purpose and the main function. They seek to make as many as possible actions and statements, which belong to the anti-Russian context.


Recurring disinformation narrative portraying Poland and the Baltic states as anti-Russian and Russophobic countries.

At the moment, there are 11 members from Lithuania, 8 members from Latvia, 7 members from Estonia and 52 members from Poland working in the European Parliament. It is a total of 78 MEPs, while the European Parliament itself counts 705 members. MEPs from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland belong to different EP fractions (see more information here), which makes it unlikely for them to push similar agendas.

On April 28, 2021, EP adopted the European Parliament resolution on Russia, the case of Alexei Navalny, the military build-up on Ukraine’s border and Russian attacks in the Czech Republic. In total 569 voted for the passing of the resolution, 67 MEPs voted against, and 46 MEPs abstained from the vote.

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