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Russian war against Ukraine enters new phase

Moscow continues to make every effort to destabilize the situation and provoke the collapse of Ukraine's economy.

This is described in the article by Maxim Tucker in Newsweek, Joinfo.ua reports.

The author notes that Russia now moves to a new phase of the ongoing hybrid war against Ukraine – to the use of terrorist attacks. The most tragic of these was an explosion during a march in Kharkiv on February 22, orchestrated by Russian spy services, the FSB and the GRU.

The author notes that the separatist group, sponsored by Russia, are no longer just Ukrainian problem. In social networks appear communities of different "People's Republics" in Armenia, the Baltic states, Moldova, and Poland. Russia-oriented groups provoke ethnic tensions in different countries.

Russian authorities continue to insist that Ukraine itself organizes the attacks on order to discredit Russia. "Given the dire consequences for Ukraine in terms of damage to economy, potential investment and infrastructure, the idea that it is bombing itself hardly seems credible," the article writes.

The publication notes that it is Russian partisans who are responsible for an extension of the "hybrid" war in Ukraine.

"The goal is to destabilise the situation, to create panic, to damage the economy," the newspaper notes. "They target Kiev, Kharkiv, Dnipropretovsk, and Odessa, and all along the potential land corridor [between Russia and] Crimea – Mariupol, Kherson and Mykolaiv. The separatists need these cities. They know there is no chance for them to survive without the land corridor," the article writes. The author concludes that the attacks are set to continue.