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Foreign minister: Russia is trying to fragment Europe

"Such a Europe is easier to work with."

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says Russia is trying to fragment Europe.

"We all know what is happening [in Europe]. A referendum in Italy, possible third elections in Spain, the elections in the Netherlands, the presidential and parliamentary elections in France, the elections in Germany. Russia is surely waging a fairly consistent hybrid warfare to fragment Europe. Not just to weaken it somehow, but make it fragmented, because such a Europe is easier to work with," Klimkin told the VI National Expert Forum by Gorshenin Institute, held in Kyiv on Wednesday, 12 October.

"However, I believe that the resource of the transatlantic community is strong enough to generate the right answers," the Ukrainian minister said.

The National Expert Forum by Gorshenin Institute is an international communication platform, bringing together the leading Ukrainian and European experts, politicians, businessmen, members of diplomatic missions and non-governmental organizations and the media to discuss the most important issues in the political and economic life of Ukraine.

The theme of this forum - "Key Issues of the Year".