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The French president tried to persuade sceptical East Europeans that they had nothing to fear from a Europe that was more self-reliant in security – and he almost pulled it off.
Although Kenya continues to project a non-alignment stance on the Ukraine war, the East African nation sees Moscow as a key partner in trade and investment.
“Ukraine’s victory will trigger something big – a change of regime not only in Russia, but in Belarus too.”
Military equipment used by the partisans identified as Western-made supplies given to the Ukrainian Armed Forces by the US and other Nato countries.
A Russian settlement on the border with Ukraine has reportedly fallen under the control of anti-Kremlin Russian partisans following a cross-border raid.
EBRD research finds that a rapid recovery is not the norm for economies emerging from armed conflicts and few fully recover to their pre-war level of income per capita, even in the long term.
Once Russian losses on the battlefield mount and Ukraine begins to push the Russian army out of the occupied territories, the delicate house of cards will fall.
Ramaphosa’s comments came after US allegations that weapons were loaded from a naval base in Cape Town in December onto a Russian ship called the ‘Lady R’, destined for use in Ukraine.
Two men in Moscow have been arrested and face substantial fines for donning yellow and blue clothing, the colours of the Ukrainian flag, Russian media have reported.
Match Group, the owner of popular dating apps Tinder and Hinge, has announced that it will be withdrawing from the Russian market by June 30.
The grain crisis has been a huge embarrassment for the EU and in particular for its CEE members, who have otherwise been among the strongest supporters of Ukraine.
Undaunted by the extensive damage or the proximity of the Russian lines, Ukraine Aid International is determined to bring normal life back to a town that has already suffered two brutal battles.
South Africa has rescinded a statement by its leader that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) ahead of hosting the BRICS summit, which Vladimir Putin, wanted by the court for war crimes, would otherwise attend.
Central and Western Europe spend more in real terms than in 1989, the last year of the confrontation with the Soviet Union.
In the first quarter, Russian goods imports to Georgia increased by 79% y/y, while Georgia's export of goods to Russia increased by 61%.
Chechens are not just fighting on Russia's side. Several thousand pro-independence Chechen fighters have raised the banner again, fighting alongside Ukrainian troops against Russia’s forces.
The war in Ukraine is likely to drag on for years but the impact will increasingly be limited to the combatants and countries in Russia’s immediate neighbourhood, Fitch Solutions analysts forecast.
Budapest defies EU again and signs new agreements to ensure the uninterrupted supply of Russian gas and crude oil and to amend the financing of the Paks nuclear power plant expansion.
Vienna is giving the impression that it is struggling to decouple its interests from Russia, if not actively avoiding doing so.