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Russia decrying removal of Soviet liberator statue is... ‘HYBRID WAR’ on Europe, claims Prague official behind tear-down

WorldNews Tuesday, 5 May 2020
Russia decrying removal of Soviet liberator statue is... ‘HYBRID WAR’ on Europe, claims Prague official behind tear-downA Prague official responsible for removing a statue of Marshal Konev urged Brussels to protect the EU against Moscow’s “interference” and “hybrid war,” playing the time-tested ‘Russia scare’ card that never fails to be effective. Proving that a strong offense sometimes makes the best defense, head of Prague’s District 6 Ondrej Kolar wrote an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, according to Czech media. Read...
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