Russia Exploits Balkans Tensions
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Publication Date: June 12, 2019
Authors: Andrea Snyder with Nataliya Bugayova
Key Takeaway: The Kremlin is exploiting escalated tensions between Kosovo and Serbia. Russia seeks to block the further expansion of Western structures in the Balkans region after failing to prevent the NATO ascension of Montenegro and North Macedonia, which is in the final stages of becoming a NATO member.
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