Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Ukrainian capital.
January 30, 2024
The Zelenskiy administration has been rocked by a fresh corruption scandal at the Defence Ministry this week, but Ukraine has been plagued by corruption from the day of its independence.
January 25, 2024
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has lashed out at the “don’t escalate” rhetoric as Bankova becomes increasingly more desperate that Western support might be evaporating.
January 8, 2024
The controversial story of the Ukrainian peace deal reached with Russia in March 2022 has come up again and the evidence a deal was agreed is now overwhelming, but the big unknown remains why President Zelenskiy walked away from it.
November 14, 2023
There are two important grain stories in the list today. Firstly, Ukraine is on course to bring in a bumper harvest, but thanks to the war with Russia grain exports are down by a third in recent months and Ukraine’s farms are loss-making.
November 6, 2023
Is it the beginning of the end of the war in Ukraine? Poor Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy must be very worried after a string of disasters in recent weeks.