On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted in favor of a resolution on countering Russian media outlets, such as the Sputnik news agency and the RT broadcaster. As many as 304 voted in favor the document, 179 voted against and 208 abstained. With a total of 691 officials taking part in the vote, less than half supported the resolution.
"It is very important that in the run-up to our meeting our unity and our solidarity was demonstrated in the issues of fighting the Russian propaganda. It’s very important that yesterday the European Parliament has called to strengthen the fight [against] this propaganda together with ISIS [Islamic State] propaganda, it wants to undermine the European house and the European values, so we really are in favor of it," Poroshenko told a press conference.