Since 2014, Russia has been trying to create the illusion of legitimacy for its actions on the territory of Ukraine: the occupation of Crimea, the creation of new republics that it later incorporated into the federation, and eventually a full-scale invasion. Not the least role in this is systematically played by “independent international experts” who are in fact European citizens paid by the Kremlin and those who are also responsible for Russian aggression in Ukraine.
In the year and a half of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine, the EU has imposed 11 packages of sanctions on companies and individuals to deter the Russian war machine. But so far, this pressure has not been enough to stop the war and the deaths of Ukrainian civilians.
In October, the ratification of Sweden’s NATO accession application by the Turkish parliament is expected. Sweden submitted the application last year, but besides the Kurdish issue, the controversial actions of burning the Quran have also had a negative impact on the relations between the two countries. The escalation of the conflict did not go without Russia’s interference.
To destabilize the internal political situation in European countries, Russia is waging a hybrid war that began long before its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The countries that actively support Ukrainians are the most pressured.
On June 6, the Russian occupying authorities detonated the Kakhovka HPP in Nova Kakhovka and continue to terrorize Ukraine with reports of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe being mined. Denying their involvement in the catastrophe, the Kremlin shifts the blame onto the Ukrainian government.