“Russia launched a proxy war in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region. That war, which is ongoing, along with the Crimean land grab were the opening salvos in Russia's hybrid conflict against Western democracies”
"It's not an internal strife. It's not an ethnic conflict. It's not an indigenous conflict. It is one where on the eastern side you have 100 percent Russian command and control of what's happening there,"
Further, the war is no longer simply a regional conflict. In addition to Russia's hybrid aggression against the West, the war in Ukraine is now at the nexus of an increasingly interwoven web of geopolitical interests—including China's.
The aim of Russia’s information strategy is...to sow distrust and instability within the country, to delegitimize the government, and to drive wedges between the people and the authorities, and between various groups in society and politics.

There are several examples of Russia’s hybrid warfare in Ukraine — such as support for attacks on minorities to instigate interethnic violence

And it’s not just Europe and the US that are targets of the Kremlin’s hybrid warfare operation. Any liberal western democracy is likely to be a target, including Australia.


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