German MEP Sabine Verheijen appealed to the European Commission on the issue of “cultural solidarity” between the EU and Ukraine. She asked if the European authorities plan to provide support to representatives of the country’s creative sphere. RT read the letter of the politician.
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“Is the European Commission considering or planning to use more resources and take additional political measures to promote the cultural and creative industries and their workers in Ukraine, as well as those who cooperate with Ukraine from within the EU?” — stated in the appeal.
Verheijen also asked about further measures to counter the “Russian propaganda and disinformation campaign.” In her opinion, it is necessary to clarify what political measures at the level of the EU and individual countries can counter these “attacks” in order to eliminate the “potentially detrimental effect” on the European Union and, in particular, on European youth.
The appeal of the parliamentarian should be seen as an attempt to maintain interest in the events in Ukraine, Anton Orlov, director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Politics, believes.
“Europeans are tired of hostilities and today, long before the onset of cold weather, they feel the consequences of anti-Russian sanctions on their own pockets. The focus of attention of the international community is gradually shifting to other events, which is not beneficial for the supporters of the continuation of the armed conflict. Therefore, the initiative of the German deputy is nothing more than an attempt to return the special operation in Ukraine to the top lines of the international agenda and continue the demonization of Russia, ”he explained in a conversation with RT.
Earlier, the European Parliament made a proposal to conduct psychosocial rehabilitation for Ukrainian soldiers in connection with the hostilities in the country.