Outside Ukraine, Russia Is Now Losing Its Grip
By: JOHN FEFFER
Kremlin claims Russia's influence grows, Russia-leaning Fico returns in Slovak elections, pledging no aid to Ukraine.
Last-minute bill cuts aid to Ukraine, raising concerns about future Congressional support for Kyiv.
Russia thwarts major Ukrainian advances, winter nears with infrastructure targeting on the horizon.
Russia's geopolitical power declining, even if it holds Ukraine, it weakens its global standing.
Nagorno-Karabakh voted for independence in 1991, forming Republic of Artsakh, but gained limited recognition.
Russia supports frozen conflicts in Georgia and Moldova, aligning with Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.
Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict serves geopolitical, not just religious, interests, benefits Russian influence.
Azerbaijan reclaims Nagorno-Karabakh with Turkish drones, Russia brokers ceasefire preserving autonomy.
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