Ukraine anti-corruption officers raid home of Kolomoisky

Dominic Culverwell in Berlin February 2, 2023

The oligarch, once close to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, is suspected of embezzling oil products worth $1bn and evading customs payments.

RBI's 2022 profits soar to €3.6bn, with Russian operations representing more than half

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2023

The Austrian lender, which has become more and more reliant on its Russian business over the years, is still rethinking its presence in the country.

bneGREEN: Most growth in power generation by 2050 will be solar and wind – BP

by Roberta Harrington in London February 1, 2023

Most growth in global power generation by 2050 will be solar and wind, according to oil supermajor BP’s annual benchmark report, the 2023 Energy Outlook.

Only Hungary and Russia heading for recession in 2023 as Emerging Europe shows its resilience

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 1, 2023

wiiw believes that most countries of the region have “probably already digested” most of the economic shock caused by the Ukraine war, provided Russia does not escalate the conflict further.

Biden rejects Ukraine's request for F-16 fighter jets but Europe may step in to help

Dominic Culverwell in London January 31, 2023

Ukraine now has its sights set on obtaining Western-made fighter jets but so far has not found any solid support.

OUTLOOK 2023: Ukraine

Ben Aris in Berlin January 31, 2023

Ukraine’s economy has been devastated by the war with Russia and at the start of 2023 the situation has only been getting worse.

Ukraine’s mocking of Iran over drone attack on military factory irks Tehran

bne IntelIiNews January 30, 2023

Ukrainian diplomat summoned. Moscow warns “such destructive actions could have unpredictable consequences for peace and stability in the Middle East”.

M&A in Emerging Europe fell by 20% to €32.93bn in 2022

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2023

The weak macroeconomic backdrop and the spectre of possible recession are likely to stifle M&A in the coming months, according to the annual CMS/Emis Emerging Europe M&A Report.

Belarus faces new sanctions by the EU and asset seizures by Ukraine

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2023

After statements made by European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen in early January, the EU’s new sanctions package against Belarus is starting to take form. The new package will make the existing sanctions hit even harder.

Orban sparks storm by saying Ukraine is a 'no man's land'

Tamas Csonka in Budapest January 30, 2023

Orban also told foreign journalists that he did "definitely not" want to stay in the EU, but was forced to do so because of Hungary’s trade links with the bloc.

Ukraine official tweets ‘Did warn you’ after drone attack in Iran

bne IntelIiNews January 29, 2023

Some reports say Israel behind mission. Kyiv has previously warned Tehran there could be payback for its provision of kamikaze drones to Russia.

Poland basks in the glory of being Kyiv’s chief ally in Europe

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw January 27, 2023

Poland leading the effort to get the tanks delivered to Ukraine may give the ruling PiS extra clout in an election year.

VISEGRAD BLOG: When Eastern European states speak out they are now listened to

Robert Anderson in Prague January 26, 2023

The countries on Nato’s eastern flank believe they are now leading the debate on how to confront the Kremlin, as demonstrated by the row over supplying modern battle tanks to Ukraine.

Ukrainian MP urges Kyiv to recognise Kosovo

bne IntelliNews January 26, 2023

Serbia's refusal to sanction Russia caused a shift of opinion in Ukraine, which currently does not recognise Kosovo's independence.

Western allies promise at least 156 game-changing tanks for Ukraine

bne IntelliNews January 26, 2023

Since Berlin announced it would send tanks to Ukraine this week, pledges from a dozen countries have come pouring in to send tanks from their own arsenals. Altogether the Western allies have promised to send at least 156 game-changing tanks.

Washington and Berlin end tank taboo with promise of Abrams and Leopards

Dominic Culverwell in London January 26, 2023

The great tank taboo has finally been broken with the United States announcing it will send 31 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine just hours after Germany agreed to sending 14 Leopard 2 tanks, Washington and Berlin announced on January 25.

MOSCOW BLOG: Did Berlin just escalate the Ukraine war by promising to send tanks?

Ben Aris in Berlin 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?

Berlin gives go-ahead to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Ben Aris in Berlin, by Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw January 24, 2023

After coming under extreme pressure from its European allies, Berlin announced it would send a company of Leopard tanks to Ukraine, in what is a significant escalation of Western help.

Ukraine spiralling towards default, according to Fitch

Dominic Culverwell in London January 24, 2023

Ukraine is heading toward default according to the Fitch Ratings agency, Ukraine Business News reported on January 23.

Kyiv's corruption crackdown as two MPs fired over allegations

Dominic Culverwell in London January 23, 2023

Corruption allegations continue to plague Ukraine even in times of war. However, Kyiv is making an overt effort to clamp down on misconduct following pressure from Western allies.