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When the Ukrainian military unit called Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC) briefly entered a Russian village in Bryansk Region near the Ukrainian border, the Russian authorities claimed that the attackers had killed two civilians and wounded a small boy.
The battle for Bakhmut has been going on for seven months, with neither side winning much advantage, leading some analysts to ask why Kyiv is expending so many resources to maintain control of the relatively strategically insignificant town.
Kazakh flagship also buoyed by post-pandemic reopening of China.
Western Balkan QUAD countries stress commitment to democratic values and sanctions on Russia at Skopje meeting, but Serbia and Bosnia are conspicuously absent.
The war in Ukraine has amplified the rift within Bulgaria between pro-Western liberals and illiberal pro-Russians.
Food and energy prices surged to near historic highs in recent years amid the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, which prompted major supply disruptions. This was accompanied by a sharp rise in the volatility of commodity prices as well.
More than 5.5mn Ukrainian refugees have fled to Russia from Ukraine and Donbas since February 2022, and half of all Ukrainians now living abroad have no intention of returning home.
Analysts say the Azab is a “replica” of the Shahed-136 that Russia uses to attack Ukraine.
Russia took over the chairmanship of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) at the start of this year and is looking to the trade club as one of the ways it can expand its trade after the Western world has increasingly cut ties due to sanctions.
Foreign companies that want to exit Russia will have to pay 5%-10% of their value to the state budget as a form of “exit tax,” said MinFin, as the share of foreigner holding of federal treasury bonds has fallen by over RUB1 trillion.
18 Leopard 2 tanks promised by the German government and the first Challenger 2 tanks pledged by the UK have arrived in Kyiv.
Some commentators see the ratification as a sign that Viktor Orban is preparing to loosen his ties to Russia and return Hungary to the European mainstream.
Bloc concerned Russian arms industry is stripping down imported household appliances and used cars for microchips and other spare parts.
Russian investment bank BCS has upgraded the Russian equity market to a “buy” with a 45% upside for 2023, the bank said in a note on March 27.
The 20-21 March Moscow summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin has garnered significant attention and rightly so. It marks a significant change in the unfolding geopolitics.
Hungary is the only EU country where Rosatom is still involved in building a nuclear power plant, as it has been excluded from projects in Czechia, Bulgaria, and Finland after the invasion of Ukraine.
Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik takes cue from Putin’s Russia as he clamps down on NGOs, journalists and LGBT activists in challenge to Sarajevo’s authority.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared Russia will store nuclear weapons in Belarus on March 25 in response to the UK announcement it will send depleted uranium shells to Ukraine.
This summit was very short on tangible outcomes but huge on symbolism of this allegedly “no-limit” friendship.
The state-owned Russia Railways (RZD) is pushing the construction of a new bridge over the Amur River that will cut some 2,000 km off an overland rail link connecting Beijing and Moscow as Russia continues to seek new unsanctionable trade routes.