RussiaOctober 18 2022, 12:18 pm

Far-Right Dutch Political Leader Hopes Russia Will Win the War in Ukraine; Thierry Baudet Thinks Putin is “Fantastic”

Dutch media is report­ing that far-right MP Thier­ry Baudet is fac­ing a sev­en-day ban on par­tic­i­pat­ing in par­lia­men­tary debates in con­nec­tion with con­flict of inter­est issues. The Dutch News NL report also sum­ma­rizes Baude­t’s Eng­lish lan­guage inter­view this week in which he gushed praise for Russ­ian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin and hoped that Rus­sia would win the war in Ukraine:

Octo­ber 13, 2022  Baudet has also been in the spot­light this week for say­ing in an Eng­lish lan­guage inter­view that he hoped Rus­sia would win the war in Ukraine and that it is ‘fan­tas­tic’ some­one like Putin exists. ‘It is one of the most hope­ful things in the world today,’ he told con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist web­site Oper­a­tion Peo­ple. ‘The best thing would be if the EU would fall apart, if Nato would fall apart and the US empire would fall apart.’

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Baudet is the leader of the Dutch far-right, pop­ulist polit­i­cal par­ty known as the FvD. The Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) report­ed ear­li­er this month that he was fea­tured on a pod­cast with US right-wing extrem­ist Steve Ban­non where he pro­mot­ed a con­spir­a­cy the­o­ry also being pro­mot­ed by Russ­ian influ­ence oper­a­tions and known as the “Great Reset.” In Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) pub­lished a report on the grow­ing Nation­al Con­ser­v­a­tive Alliance and its poten­tial as a vehi­cle for Russ­ian influ­ence oper­a­tions. That report not­ed Baude­t’s appear­ance at a Nation­al Con­ser­v­a­tive con­fer­ence and his pro-Russ­ian and pro-Putin positions.


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