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 awards by the Arbitral Tribunal have radically changed the model of Ukrainian-Russian gas relations.
The political situation in Ukraine is determined primarily by the ongoing war, and the situation of stalemate at the front is raising the level of public impatience.
Under a decree signed by President, the Russian Federation recognised the documents issued by the governments of the ‘people’s republics’.
Regardless of the transport and social problems, the vast majority of the population have remained on the peninsula adapting to the new situation.
It may be assumed that Russia intends to use the present escalation of exchanges of fire to put more pressure on Kyiv, and mainly on the West.
During her two years’ imprisonment, Savchenko became a national hero for Ukrainian society, and one of the symbols of the country’s war with Russia.
On 18 April, the Russian Ministry of Justice placed Mejlis, the council of Crimean Tatars, on their list of extremist organisations.
The conflict is likely to remain in its present, not fully frozen state, with all the negative consequences that entails for the Donbass, the rest of Ukraine, and Russia.
The geographical structure of gas imports to Ukraine in 2015 confirms that Kyiv has succeeded in reducing its dependence on Russia.