US support for Ukraine hit by rising petrol prices

Statista October 25, 2022

While support for Ukraine remains high overall in the United States eight months into the war, Americans’ wallets are feeling the pinch of rising fuel and gas prices following heavy sanctions against Russia.

Dirty bombs and exploding dams: Moscow claims Kyiv is plotting to kill its own citizens in baseless false-flag accusation

Dominic Culverwell in Berlin October 25, 2022

Moscow accuses Kyiv of plotting to detonate a “dirty bomb” in a false-flag attack on its own territory, despite not providing any evidence to prove the claim.

Ukraine continues to cut its economic ties to Belarus

bne IntelliNews October 25, 2022

Ukraine has steadily cut off its economic ties with Belarus throughout this year, the impacts from this on the Belarusian economy have clearly been a major source of headache for Minsk officials.

Unusually warm autumn boosting Europe in its energy battle with Putin

bne IntelIiNews October 25, 2022

Delay to onset of heating season helping to protect European gas stocks despite weak flows of Russian gas.

Ukrainian secret service detains Motor Sich president over Russian collaboration accusations

Dominic Culverwell in Berlin October 24, 2022

Ukraine’s secret service (SBU) has detained the head of Motor Sich, a leading aircraft engine manufacturer, over allegations of Russian co-operation, the Kyiv Independent reported on October 23.

Russian strikes damage over 50% of Ukraine's energy facilities, cutting power to 1.4mn households

Dominic Culverwell in Berlin October 24, 2022

More than half of Ukraine’s energy facilities have been damaged after massive Russian strikes over the weekend, Ukraine Business News reported on October 24.

The rise of Iran's drone and ballistic missile industry

bne IntelliNews October 24, 2022

Russia struck Ukraine’s key civilian infrastructure on October 4, destroying power plants and plunging half the country into darkness. Low on missiles, Moscow bought hundreds of Iranian Shahed 136 kamikaze drones and now may buy ballistic missiles.

Kazakhstan profits from global sunflower shortage

Joanna Lillis for Eurasianet October 24, 2022

With Ukraine’s sunflower exports forecast to plummet this year, Kazakhstan is moving to fill the gap.

IMF increases global inflation outlook in 2022 to 9.9%

bne IntelliNews October 24, 2022

The International Monetary Fund has said that it expects inflation pressures to be significant around the world in 2022. Inflation is predicted to be worse in developing economies, where price increases are projected to reach 9.9% on average.

bneGREEN: Ukraine's green revolution is in full swing

Dominic Culverwell in Berlin October 22, 2022

Ukraine looks towards a green future with post-war developments focusing on renewable energy sources, Ukraine Business News reported on October 21.

INTERVIEW: "There are no big buyers" – Ukrainian government struggles to sell bonds, says deputy managing director of Dragon Capital

Dominic Culverwell in Berlin October 21, 2022

Ukraine’s government is struggling to sell new bonds on the local market amidst an ailing hryvnia and a closed Eurobond market.

Ukraine believes Belarus’ increasing military activity is more than just posturing

bne intelinews October 21, 2022

Ukraine is increasingly fearing a renewed invasion from Belarusian territory, but while Minsk might hold back for a while longer, Russia is intensifying its aerial assaults against Ukraine from Belarusian territory.

Emerging Europe is growing faster than expected this year but will stagnate in 2023, says wiiw

Robert Anderson in Prague October 20, 2022

For 2023 the wiiw has revised its forecasts down, and overall Emerging Europe growth will average just 0.3%, barely above the 0.2% predicted for the Eurozone.

The war’s price tag for Russia will be high

Ben Aris in Berlin October 20, 2022

How much will President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine cost the Russian economy? The military costs are going to run over $110bn, but the true cost of derailing Russia's potential will probably run into the trillions.

50,000 civilians evacuated from Kherson, martial law declared in Ukraine’s four annexed regions

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2022

Russian authorities ordered the evacuation of 50,000 from the southern Ukrainian town of Kherson occupied by Russians, as fighting around the city intensified on October 19. Putin also declared martial law in the four annexed regions.

Economic damage from Ukraine war pushing households into poverty across Emerging Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow October 19, 2022

Unicef research shows the impact has fallen disproportionately on children, with sharp increases in child poverty across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Iran said to be lining up missile and more drone deliveries for Russia

bne IntelIiNews October 18, 2022

Ukraine’s foreign minister calls for breaking off of diplomatic ties with Tehran. Kyiv turns to Iranians’ arch-foe Israel with missile defence requests.

STOLYPIN: Political stalemate leaves battlefield with casting vote

Mark Galeotti director of consultancy Mayak Intelligence October 18, 2022

However much well-meaning Westerners may speak glowingly of the need for talks between Kyiv and Moscow, at present there is no scope or prospect for any meaningful talks. The battlefield will decide the conclusion to the conflict, not negotiations.

Most of Europe still dependent on oil and gas for fuel

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2022

Europe is hoping to wean itself off Russian gas and turn to renewables but only a few countries rely on hydropower for the majority of their energy needs, while most of the rest of Europe relies on oil and gas.

EU set for sanctions response to dive-bombing of Ukraine with ‘Iranian kamikaze’ drones

bne IntelIiNews October 18, 2022

Bloc's foreign policy chief says Europe will look for hard evidence of Tehran supplying Russia with the deadly weapon.