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.
As NATO has returned its focus to collective defence since 2014, very short, short-range and medium-range surface-based air defence has become a desirable capability.
The EU-Western Balkans summit held on 17 May in Sofia is one example of the EU’s increasing interest in the Balkan states which aspire to membership.
At its annual session in March 2018, the National People’s Congress approved a series of changes to the structure and organisation of the Central People’s Government.
In January 2018, Denmark adopted a new Defence Agreement for 2018–2023 – a cross-party strategy for the development of the Danish armed forces.
On 6 April, the Trump administration introduced additional, more severe sanctions against Russia, covering 24 people and 14 companies.
The awards by the Arbitral Tribunal have radically changed the model of Ukrainian-Russian gas relations.