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Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
On 6 January, the Pecherskyi District Court in Kyiv ordered the property of former President Petro Poroshenko to be seized, granting the request of the Office of the Prosecutor General, which on 20 December 2021 filed criminal charges…
OSW Commentary | | Sławomir Matuszak, Tadeusz Iwański
In November, an open conflict broke out between President Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukraine’s richest businessman, Rinat Akhmetov. The main cause was Zelensky’s signing of the so-called law on oligarchs.
Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit took place in Brussels on 15 December, with the first face-to-face meeting in four years between the EU heads of state and government, the President of the European Council, the head of the European…
Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski
On 7 December, Ukrainian military intelligence (HUR) announced that Russia is strengthening its support for the armed forces of the so-called separatists. In the 1st and 2nd Army Corps (based in Donetsk and Luhansk respectively), training…
OSW Commentary | | Marek Menkiszak
Recent weeks have brought further displays of Russia’s escalating aggressive rhetoric and actions towards Ukraine, including troop movements near its border, as well as use of energy as leverage. This raises questions about Moscow’s…
OSW Commentary | | Sławomir Matuszak
Over the past year, President Volodymyr Zelensky has changed his rhetoric towards representatives of big business, commonly referred to as oligarchs. He has made a shift from the position of a neutral arbiter to uttering slogans about…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
The Ukrainian electricity production sector is in an almost critical situation. On 7 November, stocks of coal reserves amounted to 584,000 tonnes, which is the lowest amount in history to be available at the start of the heating season.…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak, Piotr Żochowski
On 4 November, the Ukrainian parliament nominated four new ministers: Julia Svyrydenko was appointed first deputy prime minister and minister of the economy, Oleksiy Reznikov became minister of defence, Iryna Vereshchuk deputy prime…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak, Krzysztof Nieczypor
On 26 October, following the decision by a special commission chaired by the prime minister, the Mykolaiv and Rivne oblasts were included in the red epidemic zone. This means that 8 out of Ukraine’s 25 regions are now under lockdown. On…
OSW Commentary | | Jadwiga Rogoża
On 29 September 2021 and 6 October 2021 in Kyiv two competing ceremonies were held to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the massacre in Babi Yar, which is a site of extermination of Kyiv Jews and representatives of other ethnic and…