For the first time in the history of independent Ukraine, seven months before the presidential election, it is difficult to determine not only who the most likely winner will be, but also which two candidates will make it into the second round.
On 31 August, there was a successful assassination attempt against Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the unrecognised ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’.
For nearly one year relations between Hungary and Ukraine have been plunged in the worst crisis since the collapse of the USSR.
The construction and opening in May 2018 of the Crimean Bridge has contributed to a worsening of Russian–Ukrainian relations in the Sea of Azov.
On 2 May, the Permanent Court of Arbitration passed a ruling in a case brought by a group of Ukrainian companies and one individual against the Russian Federation.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church have submitted a request to grant autocephaly to Ukrainian Orthodoxy.
Four years since the unrecognized ‘republics’ in the east of Ukraine were declared, their future remains unclear.
The year 2019 will be an election year in Ukraine, with a presidential election in the spring and a parliamentary election in the autumn.
The awards by the Arbitral Tribunal have radically changed the model of Ukrainian-Russian gas relations.
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.