US President Joe Biden asked Congress on April 28 to approve a massive $33bn for new funding for Ukraine, two thirds of which will be spent on weapons. On the same day lawmakers in Germany voted overwhelmingly to send Ukraine heavy weapons.
Montenegro’s parliament approved the new government led by Dritan Abazovic, whose main goal is to unblock the country’s EU-related reforms.
Kyrgyzstan had hoped its own acquisition of the same drones last year would give it a strategic edge over Tajikistan.
The Visegrad Group of four Central European countries is in “deep freeze” because of the Hungarian-Polish split over the Ukraine war, says Sciences Po professor.
Series of attacks in Russia-backed separatist region raised fears that Transnistria — and Moldova — could be dragged into the war in neighbouring Ukraine.
Commission cites Hungary's systemic irregularities and deficiencies in the management of EU funds and its lack of anti-graft measures.
Ukrainian-born vice president of Gazprombank Igor Volobuev says that he has returned to his homeland to take up arms against the Russian military. He also suggested that a former colleague from Gazprombank did not commit suicide, but was murdered.
French carmaker Renault will transfer its 68% stake in Russia’s largest carmaker AvtoVaz to the state for a symbolic price one ruble and a five-year option to get the asset back.
Russian GDP forecast to fall by 9-15% this year, while Ukraine's economy could collapse by 38-45%.
Russian art activists continue to protest against the invasion of Ukraine by placing small figures holding anti-war placards across the country.
A deal with Poland could help allow Germany to agree to EU sanctions on Russian oil exports, leaving Hungary isolated as the main opponent of tightening pressure on the Kremlin.
Poland has already said it can go independent of Russian gas before the end of the year once the Baltic Pipe becomes operational.
Monetary Council of the National Bank raises base rate by 100bp to 5.40%.
Poland’s second largest city, Krakow, has seen population growth of 23%. The third and fourth largest cities, Lodz and Wroclaw, are now 13% and 29% bigger, respectively.
Romanian Transport Minister Sorin Grindeanu says transporting Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea remains the cheapest solution, despite the rising costs of insuring ships due to the war and the mines in the Black Sea waters.
Conviction of philanthropist painted as conspirator by strongman Erdogan comes with Ankara likely set to be expelled from Europe’s top human rights body.
Sanctions' most damaging impact will come from the blocking of flows of capital and knowledge, says Javorcik.
Kiril Petrov appeals to citizens to donate directly after failing to persuade his coalition partners to back military aid to Ukraine.
An appeals court in Moscow has upheld two high-profile lawsuits brought against independent business news outlet RBC by Rosneft. This is one of a series of cases brought against the media by oligarchs and their businesses at home and abroad.
Antonio Guterres met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday, 26 April. Talking points included humanitarian corridors, the inclusivity of the Security Council, and paths to more dialogue between Russia and Ukraine.