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The Russian economy is showing signs of recovery in the first quarter of this year, as the rate of decline in industrial production slows, according to RosStat data released on March 29.
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 gaining much advantage, leading some analysts to ask why Kyiv is expending so many resources to maintain control of the relatively strategically insignificant town.
Kazakh flagship also buoyed by post-pandemic reopening of China.
Western Balkan QUAD countries stress commitment to democratic values and sanctions on Russia at Skopje meeting, but Serbia and Bosnia are conspicuously absent.
The war in Ukraine has amplified the rift within Bulgaria between pro-Western liberals and illiberal pro-Russians.
Armed with evidence of “super-emitter” sites gathered by “satellite detectives”, climate change scientists will hope to persuade the Turkmens that measures to fix the leaks will pay for themselves.
Food and energy prices surged to near historic highs in recent years amid the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, which prompted major supply disruptions. This was accompanied by a sharp rise in the volatility of commodity prices as well.
Trafigura, one of the world’s largest commodity traders, expects copper prices to rise by a third from its current levels due to a global shortage and hit $12,000 per tonne within the next 12 months.
More than 5.5mn Ukrainian refugees have fled to Russia from Ukraine and Donbas since February 2022, and half of all Ukrainians now living abroad have no intention of returning home.
Initial steps taken towards construction of new nuclear power plants in country that currently has only two working reactors.
Analysts say the Azab is a “replica” of the Shahed-136 that Russia uses to attack Ukraine.
Russia took over the chairmanship of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) at the start of this year and is looking to the trade club as one of the ways it can expand its trade after the Western world has increasingly cut ties due to sanctions.
Foreign companies that want to exit Russia will have to pay 5%-10% of their value to the state budget as a form of “exit tax,” said MinFin, as the share of foreigner holding of federal treasury bonds has fallen by over RUB1 trillion.
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.
Bloc concerned Russian arms industry is stripping down imported household appliances and used cars for microchips and other spare parts.
Russian data analysis, modelling and data processing company Sistemma has launched an AI called SistemmaGPT, which is a functional analogue of Elon Musk’s ChatGPT, the company said in a statement on March 26.