After Marseille Europe can understand Russian hybrid methods used in Ukraine – military expert

22:00, 16 June 2016
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Ukraine Today sits with Ukrainian military expert Mykhailo Samus to discuss possible links between Moscow's shady tactics and recent clashes of football fans in France.

"When Ukrainian police tried to find the persons responsible for the explosions in Odessa or Kharkiv, the majority of these guys were connected to the Russian secret services. Latest exchange of prisoners, when Moscow admitted two Ukrainian citizens, accused of separatism, confirms it," Mykhailo Samus says in an interview with Ukraine Today.

Russia has been using its hybrid tactics since the beginning of the Ukrainian conflict causing Ukraine to rank among most dangerous countries.  Moscow has sent its men into the country, who pretended to be someone else. And now it seems, this is what's happening in France during the Euro 2016 championship, according to Samus.

Read alsoRussia football fan at Euro 2016 reportedly served as "volunteer" in Donbas – media"These Russian hooligans in France, we see the very similar methods Moscow used in the so-called Russian spring in Ukraine in 2014. And some media even told some of these hooligans are the same people who participated in this Russian spring. So now Europe can understand a little bit about the Russian hybrid aggression."

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