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Russia's covert operations working despite Ukraine troubles

Moscow influences democratic nations with money, disinformation

Russian President Vladimir Putin waves during a news conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Sept. 16: Putin insists the war in Ukraine is going according to plan.   © Sputnik/Reuters

TOKYO -- Russia maintains its ability to sow strife in democratic countries through covert operations, even if President Vladimir Putin's war machine fails in what he calls the "special military operation" in Ukraine.

Putin recently insisted that his war in Ukraine is going well and producing positive results for his country. "We have not lost anything and will not lose anything," the Russian president said at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Sept. 7.

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