"Until now, I've thought that we can struggle against propaganda with the help of facts and objectivity. But after I have read this document, I have understood that I has been mistaken — this paper is propaganda itself! In this report we bring together the terrorist organization and the state. It is propaganda. It turns out that the IS and Russia are similar things," Mamikins said Tuesday at the European Parliament's plenary session dedicated to the discussion of the resolution.
Mamikins said that the report had a propagandist nature, because it described the situation that propaganda existed only in several states, adding that the resolution was not objective.
The European Union and the United States regularly accuse Russia of being engaged in information warfare with the West. In March, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry that the United States should put an end to its anti-Russian campaign in the Western media.