Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova said that the European Parliament elections were held under severe restrictions and an anti-Russian campaign.
"We are forced to state that the European elections were held under conditions of severe restrictions, the absence of fair competition, the clearing of the information field from alternative sources of information and an unbridled anti-Russian campaign", Zakharova said in a statement.
"As a result of the elections for the European Parliament, the ideological basis for further support of the current self-destructive political course of the EU based on Russophobia was generally preserved", she added.