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Kremlin Intensifies War in Donbas to Undermine Ukrainian Government in Elections Overwatch

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The recent local elections in Ukraine were an important political battleground in Putin’s contest to restore Kremlin-friendly rule and annex territory in that country, the objective behind his 2014 invasion of Ukraine. The Kremlin sought to manipulate elections to legitimize Russian proxies in Donbas and include its electorate within Ukraine. On this episode of Overwatch, ISW Russia Team member George Barros discusses the outcome of Ukraine’s recent elections and the Kremlin’s efforts to influence the

The recent local elections in Ukraine were an important political battleground in Putin’s contest to restore Kremlin-friendly rule and annex territory in that country, the objective behind his 2014 invasion of Ukraine. The Kremlin sought to manipulate elections to legitimize Russian proxies in Donbas and include its electorate within Ukraine. On this episode of Overwatch, ISW Russia Team member George Barros discusses the outcome of Ukraine’s recent elections and the Kremlin’s efforts to influence the

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