At night between 7 and 8 February, US forces carried out airstrikes on columns of pro-Assad troops, including a group of Russian soldiers from the so-called Wagner Group.
Since mid-January Dagestan has been witnessing an anti-corruption operation unprecedented in Russia in terms of its scale.
The signing of the coalition agreement between the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats was intended to bring an end to the political crisis in Germany.
The war in Donbass and the loss of control over part of the country’s industrialised areas resulted in the significance of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast increasing for Ukraine.
On 29 January, the US administration sent Congress a batch of documents which provide the basis for a possible further expansion of sanctions against Russia.
On 31 January, Nord Stream 2 AG obtained the consent of the Mining Authority in Stralsund for the construction of the Nord Stream pipeline 2 in Germany.
Since the end of 2015 Vlad Plahotniuc, an oligarch and the richest man in Moldova, has been de facto the only person who counts in Moldovan politics and business.
On 29 January, the Romanian parliament passed a vote of confidence in Viorica Dăncilă’s centre-left government.
The prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece met on 24 January in Davos for the first time since 2010.
On 28 January, meetings organised by Aleksei Navalny’s network were held in more than 100 cities in Russia under the slogan of ‘the voters’ strike’.