MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Frattini, the resolution was adopted because of the “prejudicial, negative attitude” of the members of the European Parliament towards Russia.
“I think it was not only a deeply wrong political decision, but it was also outrageous to put the word ‘Russia’ beside such words as ‘Daesh’ and ‘terrorism.’ Russia is among the countries, if not the only country, which is fighting against terrorism and Daesh,” Frattini said in an interview with the RT broadcaster.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the adoption of the European Parliament’s resolution on Russian media, congratulated RT and Sputnik journalists on effective work and stressed that this resolution indicated apparent degradation of the concept of democracy in the Western society. Putin also expressed hope that common sense would prevail and that there would be no actual restrictions against the Russian media.
Daesh is a jihadist group outlawed in Russia and multiple other countries.