Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Russian capital.
May 4, 2023
Two drones hit the Kremlin in the wee hours of May 3. Was it an attempt to kill Putin? Or a Kremlin scheme to justify an escalation and recruit more soldiers?
April 28, 2023
Talk of peace plans is back in the news after China’s President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a “long and meaningful” telephone call on April 26. But a workable formula still seems a long way off.
January 25, 2023
What just happened? Did the war in Ukraine just take a decisive turn? Did the West just change its tactics from helping Kyiv defend itself from the Russian aggressor to committing itself to offensive weapons and ensuring Russia’s defeat?
January 12, 2023
More tank news. But this one is actually a bit confusing. Polish President Andrzej Duda was in Lviv yesterday for a summit and announced that Poland will send some of its 250 German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Will it happen?
December 13, 2022
The EU has done a deal with bad-boy Hungary that gets Budapest’s agreement on a global minimum tax and the €18bn Ukraine macro-aid package. In return Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban had the frozen EU funds he wanted released.