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      Zelenskiy: a comedian joins the race for the presidency of Ukraine
      Jan10

      Zelenskiy: a comedian joins the race for the presidency of Ukraine

      30 December 2018 saw the official launch of the campaign for Ukraine’s presidential elections scheduled for 31 March. Candidates can submit their documents to the Central Electoral Commission by 4 February. So far, several candidates have publicly announced their intention to run for the highest office in the land, including Volodymyr...

      NATO‘s Northeast Quartet: Prospects and Opportunities for Baltic-Polish Defence Cooperation
      Dec11

      NATO‘s Northeast Quartet: Prospects and Opportunities for Baltic-Polish Defence Cooperation

      For quite some time, territorial defence seemed to be an obsolete need, a leftover from the Cold War era. However, Russia’s overt and covert uses of military force—against Georgia in 2008 and against Ukraine since 2014—have profoundly altered the security environment and threat perceptions in the region and, indeed, across the entire...

      The Russian attack on Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea: the military aspects
      Nov29

      The Russian attack on Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea: the military aspects

      On 24 November, a group of ships of the Ukrainian Navy, composed of two armoured artillery boats, the Berdyansk and the Nikopol (newly-constructed Giurza M-type units, which have been in service since 2016 and 2018 respectively) and the tugboat Yana Kapu (in service since 1974), left Odessa under instructions to join the vessels which have been...

      Martial law in ten regions of Ukraine
      Nov27

      Martial law in ten regions of Ukraine

      After a heated discussion, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a law during an extraordinary session late in the evening of 26 November approving a decree by President Petro Poroshenko introducing martial law for 30 days (from 9am on 28 November) in ten regions located along the border of Russia, the coasts of the ​​Azov Sea and the Black Sea, and...

      Consequences of the incident in the Sea of Azov
      Nov26

      Consequences of the incident in the Sea of Azov

      Before midnight on 25 November, President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree at the request of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine to introduce martial law for a period of 60 days, while announcing that a general mobilisation will not be declared and civil liberties will not be restricted (the full text of the decree regulating the...

      The political consequences of the investigation into the Czech Prime Minister
      Nov25

      The political consequences of the investigation into the Czech Prime Minister

      On 12 November, the Czech website Seznam Zprávy published a report in which Andrej Babiš Jr., the 35-year-old son of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš from his first marriage, talked about how he was deported against his will to Crimea (and other locations) by a Russian employed in his father’s company. Babiš Jr. stated that the abduction...

      The opening of the bridge from Russia to Crimea
      May17

      The opening of the bridge from Russia to Crimea

      On 15 May, Vladimir Putin officially opened the bridge connecting Russia with the Crimean Peninsula via the Kerch Strait. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

      From vassalisation to emancipation. Ukrainian-Russian gas co-operation has been revised
      Mar08

      From vassalisation to emancipation. Ukrainian-Russian gas co-operation has been revised

      The awards by the Arbitral Tribunal have radically changed the model of Ukrainian-Russian gas relations. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

      Irritation at the Kremlin following the gas arbitration
      Mar08

      Irritation at the Kremlin following the gas arbitration

      On 2nd March the CEO of Gazprom CEO, Alexei Miller, announced that two gas agreements with the Ukrainian company Naftogaz would be terminated. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

      Naftohaz’s victory over Gazprom: the Arbitral Tribunal’s award on the transit contract
      Mar07

      Naftohaz’s victory over Gazprom: the Arbitral Tribunal’s award on the transit contract

      On 28 February, Naftohaz announced that the Arbitral Tribunal in Stockholm had handed down a favourable ruling for the Ukrainian side in its dispute with Gazprom. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

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