More than 20,000 Russians have already fled to Georgia in the days since their country launched the invasion of Ukraine. Many Georgians say they are not welcome.
The Kremlin has need of soldiers that will not baulk from a fight, and whose deaths are likely to provoke little opprobrium. Enter Ramzan Kadyrov, the brutal, mercurial ruler of Chechnya, and his personal army.
The idea that the Eurasian Economic Union can help Moscow violate sanctions is exaggerated.
Pensioners, an MP and a former beauty queen are among the women who have taken up arms and vowed to fight to defend Ukraine.
Central and Eastern Europe’s arms industry should also benefit from the shift of defence up the list of political priorities.
With the exception of Latvia, women in countries across the region are among the almost 2.4bn worldwide that don’t enjoy the same economic rights as men.
NGOs question government strategy of paying Poles to put up Ukrainians in their homes.
Hungary's strongman now tries to portray himself as the leader who can keep Hungary out of the Ukraine conflict.
For now, “balancing act has implicit OK from US-European coalition against Putin’s war”, says academic Louis Fishman. Ankara important for coalition as interlocutor with Russia, he adds.
Sanctions are hitting Belarus hard and the regime is running out of tools to handle it. How will this affect Belarusian society?
The economies are closely linked – and the trouble could not have come at a worse time.
Research group calculates 124%. Country braces for impacts from Ukraine war. Black Sea trade has simply stopped.
Bankers and investors are nervously watching Russia’s interbank interest rates for a spike that would foreshadow the start of a banking crisis. While rates have risen in the last days, they are not yet at the levels that would ring alarm bells.
Kirill Dmitriev, the lynchpin of the Kremlin’s sovereign vehicle and a close adviser to President Vladimir Putin, has criss-crossed the world promoting multi-billion co-investments in Russia. He has now been singled out for sanctions.
Six parties combine to explain how they plan to end one-man rule in Turkey.
The market capitalisation of Russia’s stock market has just been cut in half. We have been here before as Russia has seen over a dozen stock market crashes before. However, the unanswered question remains the iconic: “is this time different?”
This crisis is the sixth big crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union. Each one is a disaster,but each on has done progressively less damage. However, the current crisis could prove to be the most damaging of all in the long term.
Staying is becoming increasingly untenable, as Russian armour closes in. But fleeing, too, is not easy.
At 5am in the morning of February 24 I was awoken by the sound of large explosions in central Kyiv. I thought it was a car backfiring. It wasn't. Over the next four days I trekked across Ukraine along with thousands of others escaping westwards.
Sanctions hit Belarus hard but slowly and it’s being drawn deeper and deeper into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.