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Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk, Jadwiga Rogoża, Krzysztof Nieczypor
Russian forces pushed for another 24 hours against Ukrainian positions in the Donbas, which remains the main arena of fighting. Outside it, clashes occurred north of the town of Barvinkove, the only consistently aggressor-attacked area of…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota
On 13 May, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan publicly cast doubt on whether Turkey would accept Finland and Sweden into the North Atlantic Alliance, pointing out, for example, the support for anti-Turkish terrorist organisations in these…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk, Piotr Żochowski, Sławomir Matuszak
Russian units attempted to completely cut off the Ukrainian grouping in the Sievierodonetsk area from the rest of the forces. After organising another crossing of the Donets River, they struck along the border of the Luhansk and Donetsk…
OSW Commentary | | Krzysztof Dębiec
The centre-right government in Bratislava decided to discontinue its long-standing policy of avoiding antagonising Russia. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Slovakia has found itself in the vanguard of the countries most involved in…
OSW Commentary | | Sławomir Matuszak
Despite the war that has been raging for more than two months, Ukraine has managed to start this year’s sowing campaign, although estimates are that the areas cultivated will be up to 30% smaller than in 2021. A fuel shortage could also be…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk, Piotr Żochowski, Sławomir Matuszak
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, has reported that the defenders have moved to the offensive in the Kharkiv and Izyum directions, where fierce fighting is ongoing. According to the…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk, Piotr Żochowski, Jadwiga Rogoża
Russian troops continue to shell and bomb Ukrainian positions in the combat areas and their deep hinterland. Mykolaiv and Kramatorsk fell victim to a massive rocket artillery strike (multiple launch rocket systems with a range of tens of…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk, Piotr Żochowski, Jadwiga Rogoża
The aggressor troops continued to shell and bomb Ukrainian positions, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv, and undertook offensive actions on various sections of the contact line, locally improving the so-called tactical position, but generally failing…
OSW Commentary | | Michał Bogusz
The PRC has been in a difficult international position since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The war and the unprecedented sanctions imposed on Moscow are accelerating polarisation in the world. The US global alliance system has worked…
OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński
In Q1 2022, Belarus’s GDP contracted by 0.4% – the first GDP decline since the end of 2020. Being Russia’s closest military ally, Belarus has made its territory available to the Russian Armed Forces, thereby joining Russia’s invasion of…