The foreign Ministry pointed out the uncleanliness of the struggle for seats in the European Parliament

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy fotobanka in the EU at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry pointed out the uncleanliness of the struggle for seats in the European Parliament© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The Russian foreign Ministry called unscrupulous attempts to use ideological historical Parallels in the struggle for votes in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament.

The Russian foreign Ministry drew attention to the attempts «to hold more than dubious Parallels» between the current situation in Europe and in the periods before world war II, according to which the catalyst of the conflict was the rise of nationalism.

«Following this logic, seeing now in many European countries the strengthening of the position of the so-called euroskeptic parties and movements perceive a threat to peace on the continent and they are almost ideological heirs of the instigators of world conflicts,» — said in comments to the Agency.

«And very dishonest seems to us an obvious desire to use this kind of artificial ideological construction in the tactical interests of the ensuing struggle for votes ahead of the upcoming in may 2019 elections to the European Parliament», — said the Ministry.

Assessment of the Russian foreign Ministry, if you rely on the data of public opinion polls in the upcoming elections nationally-oriented forces can increase the number of their mandates in the Parliament, but «that’s not a reason to declare them «warmongers» in Europe».

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