Is Russia's battle for influence spreading from Ukraine to Georgia and Moldova? | To The Point

Vladimir Putin has been openly aggressive in Ukraine for more than two years now. But his war of conquest is not confined to Ukraine. He is also clearly exerting influence in other former Soviet states as well – for instance, in Georgia and Moldova.

Georgia has passed a controversial legislation that labels non-governmental organizations as “foreign agents” leading to weeks of heavy protests. The legislation is being regarded as a copy of a similar Russian law. In Moldova – which is due to hold presidential elections and a referendum on joining the EU – later this year, Russia is being accused of targeting the public space by spreading disinformation. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is considering allowing Ukraine to use American weapons on Russian territory. So, today on To The Point, we are discussing: Is Russia’s battle for influence spreading from Ukraine to Georgia and Moldova


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