An ‘Explosion’ of Anti-Ukraine Disinformation Is Hitting Moldova

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The Russians look as if they're preparing the ground politically for a takeover of Moldova,” says Michael Clarke, former director-general of defense think tank the Royal United Services Institute. “They're running the same type of [disinformation] campaigns in Moldova as they’ve run in the Donbass in the southeast of Ukraine since 2014.” However, Clarke believes an imminent invasion of Moldova is less likely as the war progresses and Russian troops shift their focus to Ukraine’s east. “Personally, I don't think they will now achieve [a takeover of Moldova], but I think that was part of their initial design.”