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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Ukrainian capital.

KYIV BLOG: Is a Ukrainian military hammer blow poised to strike Russian forces?

April 28, 2023

Did Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg just let the cat out of the bag?

KYIV BLOG: The EU is not ready for Ukraine

April 21, 2023

Two recent events have highlighted that the EU is not ready to make Ukraine a member: five countries have banned imports of cheap Ukrainian grain, and talks on the eleventh sanctions package have died before they started.

KYIV BLOG: the West has no goal in the Russo-Ukraine war.

March 14, 2023

The West has been increasingly supplying Ukraine with more and more powerful weapons, but always in insufficient amounts and always with a delay that does not change the tide of the conflict to Kyiv’s advantage.

KYIV BLOG: Ukraine might lose the war this summer unless West gives it more offensive weapons now

February 11, 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy travelled to London, France and Brussels in recent days to plead with the west to give him more weapons. He didn't get them. Without them there is a danger Ukraine's army will be overwhelmed this summer.

KYIV BLOG: Ukraine has already joined Europe, just not on paper

February 7, 2023

Following the end of the Cold War Ukraine was left in limbo. While most of Central Europe became members of the EU and then Nato, Ukraine was still in limbo. The war with Russia has changed all that.