OSINT group comments on possible expansion of Russian aggression across Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin never abandoned plans to seize part of Ukraine, says Information Resistance OSINT group coordinator Kostiantyn Mashovets.
Following his statements voiced at a press conference in December on the "original Russian territories" of the Black Sea littoral and eastern Ukraine, the Russian leader could go for concrete steps, Mashovets told Obozrevatel, a Ukrainian online outlet.
"For the Kremlin, this is a comprehensive issue, so they will address it in a comprehensive, mainly hybrid way, as it was in Crimea and Donbas," the military expert says.
It will be a combination, he added, of "military, political, economic, social and, above all, information-psychological factors of influence."
The Kremlin pursues subversive activities in various directions: "The most vulnerable regions are southeastern ones, this is in terms of continued hybrid aggression, and from a military perspective, almost the entire territory [of Ukraine] remains vulnerable."