Prof. univ. dr. Cristian BARNA*
Drd. Dragoş-Mircea PĂUN*
Abstract: Hybrid aggression has become one of the main challenges of the beginning of The Third Millennium. With the emergence of the crisis in Ukraine, it is increasingly evident that inter-state disputes are taking place on several levels, and the finality of the actions on each one is aimed at a single end goal, namely to impose its interests in the countries of the extended Black Sea Region.
The actions of the Russian Federation, characterized as based on elements of surprise and ambiguity, could be anticipated by a better knowledge of previous realities and developments in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, because the techniques and methods currently used are just a resumption, in the same geographical space, of practices already tested by Russian Intelligence services.
Analyzing recent developments, it is more than plausible to assume that in order to counteract the enlargement of the European Union, Moscow will still try to gain control over the Republic of Moldova, using the same action models already used for the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.
* Academia Naţională de Informaţii „Mihai Viteazul”, Bucureşti