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When the Ukrainian military unit called Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC) briefly entered a Russian village in Bryansk Region near the Ukrainian border, the Russian authorities claimed that the attackers had killed two civilians and wounded a small boy.
The battle for Bakhmut has been going on for seven months, with neither side winning much advantage, leading some analysts to ask why Kyiv is expanding so many resources to maintain control of the relatively strategically insignificant town.
Parliament passes resolution disagreeing with the European Parliament statement calling on Slovakia to do more to protect LGBTQ+ people.
18 Leopard 2 tanks promised by the German government and the first Challenger 2 tanks pledged by the UK have arrived in Kyiv.
Petr Pavel had expressed concerns over possible wiretapping of the offices that his populist predecessor Milos Zeman had been using.
Some commentators see the ratification as a sign that Viktor Orban is preparing to loosen his ties to Russia and return Hungary to the European mainstream.
Hungary is the only EU country where Rosatom is still involved in building a nuclear power plant, as it has been excluded from projects in Czechia, Bulgaria, and Finland after the invasion of Ukraine.
Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik takes cue from Putin’s Russia as he clamps down on NGOs, journalists and LGBT activists in challenge to Sarajevo’s authority.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared Russia will store nuclear weapons in Belarus on March 25 in response to the UK announcement it will send depleted uranium shells to Ukraine.
The timing of arms supplies to Ukraine is crucial now that military experts argue that the right moment to launch an offensive against the invading Russian forces is just weeks away.
Chinese President Xi Jinping took his leave of Russian President Vladimir Putin from a two-day visit to Moscow with a smile on his face. But despite the important show of solidarity, Putin got little in concrete terms from the Chinese leader.
Despite mass demonstrations in Georgia against the seemingly pro-Russian “foreign agents” law in March and growing Russian trade turnover following the start of the war in Ukraine, the government in Tbilisi remains dedicated to joining the EU.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused "the collective West" of using “weapons with nuclear components,” after the UK said it would send Ukraine depleted uranium ammunition on March 22.
Budapest claims that the move "hurts the cherished unity of Nato".
First, as I have previously argued on this blog, I think ideally Xi would want to call an end to the war in Ukraine. It may initially have served a purpose for China, but I think Beijing now sees a real prospect of a catastrophic defeat for Moscow.
Chinese President Xi Jinping just arrived in Moscow on a three-day state visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin that provides the Kremlin with a fig leaf of legitimacy for its military campaign in Ukraine and also promotes China to the top table.
Ahead of elections, Erdogan administration appears to be caving to some Western sanctions enforcement demands, perhaps fearing action that could hurt the Turkish economy prior to polling day.
The decision, together with a similar move made by Slovakia on March 17, marks a stepping up of military aid to Ukraine with a new grade of weaponry, the offering of which has so far remained controversial.
The Western Balkan countries are following the path established by Central Europe that emerged as a prominent manufacturing and services hub early in the transition period.