Netherlands: Russia's influence over referendum on Ukraine to be checked

MPs want to hear the government's response to the statement that 'Russia has been accused of secret funding of European political parties.'

19 January 2016 13:00

Deputies of Dutch D66 Party filed a request to the Foreign Ministry to check whether Russia affects the upcoming referendum on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Kees Verhoeven, Dutch MP, twitted.

"D66 parliamentary inquiry on whether Russia has a financial influence on Dutch policy," he wrote, introducing a scanned copy of a document consisting of 8 points.

This inquiry is linked to an article in the British publication The Telegraph relating to the US investigation into the possible influence of Russia on the European political parties.

"Are there any signs that Russia can in any way, including financially, influence on the upcoming referendum on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement?" reads the inquiry.

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