In Ukraine, as in Chechnya and Georgia beforehand, Vladimir Putin operates through warfare, using bribery, fear and force to destroy his opponents. In the West, he operates through lawfare, using politically-motivated court cases to harass and paralyse individuals in his sights.
The world has paid little attention to the Kremlin’s lawfare, but it gives a terrifying insight into how Putin has stretched the long arm of Russia’s law into Western capitals.
Over the past 15 years, as the Kremlin has become an openly revisionist power, the rule of law in Russia has taken a beating. Courts have become politicised, as have the …read more
Source: European Voice