Kristine Berzina, senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy, joins France 24, asserting that energy revenues are of utmost importance to President Putin. As a major energy supplier to Europe, Russia favors piling on the pressure, for the time being, over pushing ahead with an all-out invasion: “When you think about the cyberattacks, this is the kind of sub-threshold activity that we have come to expect from Russia,” explains Ms. Berzina. “Russia is going to continue to pressure Ukraine, however it can, but perhaps might not be willing to invade just yet.”

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