Police search European Parliament offices in Russia probe

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Belgian investigators raided the location and offices of a European Parliament staffer believed to beryllium progressive successful spreading Russian propaganda up of the EU assembly election next month.

The searches connected Wednesday "concern grounds of Russian interference, indicating that members of the European Parliament were approached and paid to beforehand Russian propaganda via the quality tract Voice of Europe," the Belgian prosecutor's bureau said.

"Evidence suggests that the European Parliament staffer successful question played an important relation successful this case," it added.

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo past period announced a probe into suspected Russian interference successful the upcoming European Union elections.

He said investigators recovered that Russian groups were meddling successful the elections to beforehand pro-Russia candidates, "to reenforce a definite pro-Russian communicative successful that institution." 

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