Lukashenko has now officially admitted a certain participation by Belarus in Russia’s war in Ukraine, likely due to increased pressure from Putin for more political support. Now Lukashenko is drawing himself even deeper into Putin’s war.
According to historian Adam Tooze, we are currently potentially facing a “polycrisis”: a number of smaller to medium-sized crises in the world that have the potential to combine and reinforce each other.
‘Kamikaze’ drone attacks were reported 80 km from Kyiv in the city of Bila Tserkva on the night of October 4. The drones are allegedly part of the Iranian-made Shahed series, which Russia has used on the battlefields since September.
Rights activists insist Central Asian labourers are being conned.
The head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) resigned on October 4 citing health-related reasons.
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While last week's mobilisation scare from Belarus appears to be a false alarm, Belarus is helping Russia prepare for renewed attacks along the lines of Ukraine's border with Belarus.
Ukrainian troops liberated several settlements over the weekend in the east, including a critical victory in the city of Lyman on 1 October, just days after Russia announced the annexation of Russian-controlled territories in Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin has annexed the largest piece of territory in Europe since those taken by Adolf Hitler.
The partial mobilisation announced on September 21 by Russian leader Vladimir Putin has caused an unprecedented exodus of the Russian male population eligible for the draft. But do they support him and can they cross into the EU?
After Vladimir Putin escalated the war in Ukraine with a mobilisation order, thousands of Russians are trying to enter Georgia to avoid being drafted and sent to the front lines in the war in Ukraine.
Giorgia Meloni, leader of the right-wing nationalist party, “Fratelli d’Italia” (FDI, “Brothers of Italy”), won a convincing victory in the general elections, but raised fears that the country will move closer to Moscow as a result.
Government efforts to shield populations from the energy crisis and rampant inflation have shifted the economic impact to next year, says the EBRD as it downgrades GDP growth forecasts for 2023.
The disabling of Nord Stream has spooked markets as it removes the possibility of resuming deliveries of gas in the depth of winter if an energy crisis becomes acute.
One of the side-effects of the EU stepping up imports of US oil is that it has increased European demand for Russian diesel.
Russia is on track to smash all previous records with the size of this year’s grain harvest. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the bumper harvest could be as big as 150mn tonnes this year on September 27.
Sofia paid over €1.5bn for its section of the Balkan Stream pipeline, which has never delivered any gas to Bulgaria.
Russia’s sham referenda in Ukraine’s occupied territories prove to be as undemocratic as predicted
Earlier this month ffVC, an international VC firm comprised of several funds in the US and Europe, announced the launch of a new fund exclusively dedicated to Ukrainian founders and startups.
Move comes after Ukrainian military claims to have downed four Iranian-made “kamikaze” unmanned aerial vehicles.