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Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski, Andrzej Wilk
Russian forces are still putting pressure on the Ukrainian positions in Bakhmut and the towns north and southwest of it, making it hard for the defenders to rotate troops and deliver supplies to the town itself. The aggressors have made…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
On 31 January, news reports started circulating that Mikheil Saakashvili’s health had rapidly deteriorated, and the former Georgian president had been taken to an intensive care unit. The news was debunked by the end of the day, but it…
Analyses | | Jakub Ber
In the last ten days of January 2023, several corruption scandals were exposed in Ukraine, resulting in a series of top officials being fired from the state administration. On 21 January 2023, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk, Piotr Żochowski
Bakhmut, along with villages north and southwest of the town, is still the site of the heaviest armed clashes. Ukrainian forces have repulsed further attacks on Ivanivska on the road from Bakhmut to Kostiantynivka, but are not able to use…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
Petr Pavel won the second round of the Czech presidential election, held on 27 and 28 January. With a record turnout of 70.2%, he received the support of 58.3% of voters; his rival, the former prime minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), won 41.7%…
Analyses | | Michał Kędzierski
On 17 January, Wintershall Dea announced its decision to completely withdraw from its business operations in Russia. The company will deconsolidate its assets in the country and take a one-time write-down of €5.3 billion in its settlement…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Novak has announced that Russia’s production and exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose by almost 9% to around 33 million tonnes (c. 46 bcm) in 2022. Most of the Russian LNG was produced at the…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk, Piotr Żochowski
On 25 January, the German government announced that it intended to provide Kyiv with a company of 14 Leopard-2A6 tanks from the Bundeswehr’s reserves, along with a package of logistics and ammunition, and had agreed to its other allies…
Analyses | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota
Following the adoption on 19 December 2022 of an EU Council regulation which was focused inter alia on improving the coordination of gas purchases, efforts to implement and define a mechanism for joint EU purchases of gas have picked up…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota, Marcin Popławski
On 19 January 2023, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dissolved the lower house of parliament (the Mazhilis) and called early general elections for 19 March. According to the schedule adopted by the Central Election Committee,…