Putin's Hybrid Warfare: Russia already wages war on Europe – Estonian PM

16:17 Oct. 18, 2016

Russia already wages war on Europe – Estonian PM

People walk in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral, left, the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right back, and Lenin Mausoleum, right, in Moscow, Russia (AP photo)

Cyber-attacks, threats to Baltics, impeding MH17 investigation, disseminating lies are only some of Russia's hybrid warfare methods

Russia's actions in Europe may be regarded as warfare, says Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, according to the local Postimees web portal.

"Russia continues its war in the east and south of Europe on a large scale, and, honestly, war is already in Europe, if we consider all the methods of war," Rõivas said.

Read also ‘Putin effect': Eastern Europe reaches for arms

"Our eastern neighbor uses both conventional and hybrid methods, like a hybrid car uses driving different types of fuel while making its way. Intervention in the presidential elections using cyber technologies, financing of extremist parties in Europe and their indoctrination in Crimea, obstruction of an independent inquiry into the crash, spreading propaganda and lies fall under the second category," the Prime Minister explained.

He also compared Russia to a school bully seeking problems everywhere they can be found.

"That is why the situation is described as a new cold war," Rõivas added.

Read also Is Russia really preparing for war? 


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