Russian "clandestine funding" of EU far-right: How worried should we be?

14:30, 19 January 2016
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The U.S. is launching its own probe into Moscow-funded European radical political parties and populist groups the Kremlin aims to use to undermine NATO and sanctions unity, according to Ukraine Today.

Washington is concerned that cracks in the EU could undermine NATO and international sanctions following Moscow's annexation of Crimea. A major review is underway into what The Telegraph calls “Russian clandestine funding,” Ukraine Today reported.

"It is thought likely to include far-right groups including Jobbik in Hungary, Golden Dawn in Greece, the Northern League in Italy and France's Front National which received a 9m euro (£6.9m) loan from a Russian bank in 2014."

But it doesn't stop there - it also addresses the upcoming Dutch referendum on Ukraine's treaty with the EU.

"Support of the referendum "closely resembled" known Russian propaganda", Peter Foster for the Telegraph writes.

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