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FvD co-founder Thierry Baudet (r) is a keen chess player (Photo: Frans Peeters)

WhatsApp leak exposes Russia link to Dutch far right

A Dutch far-right politician behind a 2016 referendum on Ukraine and the EU had fishy ties to Russia, according to new revelations.

Thierry Baudet, an MP from the anti-EU and anti-immigrant FvD party, spoke of his Russia contacts in internal WhatsApp messages with FvD colleagues, which were leaked to Dutch investigative website Zembla and radio station De Nieuws BV.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

FvD co-founder Thierry Baudet (r) is a keen chess player (Photo: Frans Peeters)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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