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The Ukrainian city of Bakhmut has fallen and is now completely controlled by Russia’s forces, the leader of the Wagner private military company, Evgeny Prigozhin, claimed in a video posted on social media.
Uzbekistan is experiencing a surge in the supply of rental housing, Spot.uz has reported. The number of home rental ads placed on the Olx platform in 1Q23 leapt by 40% y/y. Whereas in 2022, y/y ...
After months in which Ukrainian officials and their Western cheerleaders talked up the chances of a quick victory, now they are trying to manage expectations of the key coming battle.
Russia's attempt to use its gas supply as a political tool against its neighbours and the EU has backfired, but gas supplies from Russia to Europe should be allowed to continue, but with some strict restrictions to defang Russia's energy weapon.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a bill to the Russian parliament that will pull Russia out of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty, a key Cold War security deal that will heighten military tensions with the West further.
It has been more than 24 hours since I left Berlin for Kyiv, and I am exhausted as the train pulls into the central train station. Despite the fog of two sleepless nights, I am struck by Kyiv's greenness. And then there was a drone attack.
Of the many questionable statements Vladimir Putin has made over the years, the one concerning the tragedy of the collapse of the Soviet Union may have been the closest to the truth, but not in the way he intended.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that civilisation is at a “crucial frontier” once again, during his speech at the Victory Day Parade in Moscow's Red Square on May 9.
A post-Putin Russia will be a land of blood, toil, tears and sweat, but not of victory or a future. “Après nous, le déluge!” said Madame Pompadour, commenting on problems inherited from Louis XIV that led to the French Revolution.
Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the head of Ukraine's Presidential Office, said “local resistance forces” were behind the attempted drone strike on the Kremlin.
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?
The Black Sea Grain Initiative has been reclassified as a 'commercial project', as most of the agricultural produce that is supposed to go to needy countries is actually delivered to the EU.
Has the US just made a strategic blunder? In leading the military support of Ukraine’s fight against Russia, introducing a massive package of sanctions and weaponising the dollar, the West is driving the leading EMs into a BRICS bloc.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has thrown his weight behind Russia in the negotiations to extend the Black Sea grain deal, saying the Kremlin’s complaints are “not unfounded.”
Did Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg just let the cat out of the bag?
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.
At least one leading financial services company is cutting back its exposure to Russian nationals.
New data shows that the EU is still among the largest importers of oil products from Russia, which are routed through 'laundromat' countries to avoid sanctions, according to the CREA.
When a female journalist asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov if the Black Sea grain deal was dead as he walked into a meeting of the UN Security Council on April 24 all he would say was "nice dress."