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Why Russian soft power is a threat for both Ukraine and Europe

"In Western coun­tries, there is a widespread idea that the goal of Russian soft power is to divide and pola­rize. Ukraine’s expe­ri­ence shows that this is only part of what these tactics are aimed at.Indeed, the soft power of aut­ho­ri­ta­rian regimes is usually focused along two main tracks: divide and conquer," Volodymyr Yermolenko, Director of Analytics at Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld's editor in chief, indicated in his article on the spread of Russian influence in the past and at present.

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