Putin sells African leaders ‘regime survival packages’ to win influence, think tank says

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Jack Watling, one of the authors, said: “The package that they are offering these countries is pretty straightforward. “It is essentially that the West has been coming to you and telling you how you should behave. And they haven’t solved the problems because they’ve ultimately been interested in killing jihadists that they don’t like, rather than killing people who are rebels that you don’t like.

Read the Special Report: 'The Threat from Russia's Unconventional Warfare Beyond Ukraine, 2022 - 24', by Jack Watling, Oleksandr V Danylyuk and Nick Reynolds, 20 February 2024