Other than assembling a large force on the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin is increasing the information pressure on Europe. Poland has long been a traditional target of Russian fake news. The current amount and intensity point to an organised operation of malicious influence.
The forced departure of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty from Russia was predicted together with Putin's rise two decades ago. The increasing pressure from the authorities is part of a campaign to eliminate traces of Western involvement in Russian life.
In the eastern parts of the European continent, 1918 is remembered not only as the end of the First World War, but also saw the emergence of newly-independent states and the rise of geopolitical struggles which are felt until this day.