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How Russia Went to War. The Kremlin's Preparations for Its Aggression Against Ukraine

In this report, produced by one of the leading think tanks in the Baltic region, the authors look at Russia's preparations for the war of aggression against Ukraine. They explore the various actions taken by the Kremlin in the political, informational, military and economic spheres, both at home and abroad. In their view, Russia's preparations ranged from feeding Soviet nostalgia among the Russian population to attempts to fragment Ukrainian society, via the strengthening of relations with China. Based on these findings, the report makes recommendations for adapting the positioning and actions of Western countries vis-à-vis Russia.

STOICESCU Kalev, NAZAROV Mykola, GILES Keir, JOHNSON Matthew, ICDS Report, April 2023.