Did Russia play a role in Uganda’s anti-homosexuality legislation?

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Ukraine is a case in point here. In 2013 Russia and the EU were vying for influence in Kyiv. The EU wanted to sign an association agreement with the Ukrainian state, whereas Moscow wanted the country to join a Moscow-led customs union. Opposition to gay rights became a central element in Russia’s campaign to oppose the EU. Ukrainian LGBTQ activists described Ukraine as the ‘field of battle’, between East and West on LGBTQ rights. The EU was portrayed as ‘homosexualizing’ Ukraine. [politicalresearch.org] And WCF played a role, lobbying Kiev for its anti-gay agenda in October 2013 and helping to back anti-gay legislation in the country.”

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