The Mueller report laid bare the extent of Russian hacking and meddling to influence the 2016 US presidential election. This week, it’s been revealed that Russian hackers have also penetrated the Ukranian gas company at the centre of the scandal that’s led to Donald Trump’s impeachment.
Russia has also sought to sow mistrust and uncertainty among its European neighbours, and no country is working harder against that threat than the tiny neighbouring state of Finland.
Europe correspondent Linton Besser reports from Helsinki.
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