: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian Blame Game Sows U.S. Discord To Weaken Ukraine


Kremlin-spawned influence campaigns that falsely accuse Ukraine of interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have successfully furthered Russia’s yearslong geopolitical battle against its largest European neighbor.
Why it matters: In addition to deflecting blame for its own well-documented meddling in American politics, the Kremlin has an interest in making support for Ukraine a more polarizing, partisan issue in the U.S. American military assistance is critical to Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself against Russian aggression and territorial incursion.
Driving the news: U.S. intelligence officials briefed senators in recent weeks on the Russian campaign to frame Ukraine for interfering in the 2016 U.S. …read more

Source:: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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