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On 24 June, a preliminary hearing was held in the trial against Yulia Tymoshenko, who is accused of abuses of power as Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2009 while negotiating a gas contract with the Russian Federation. The trial…
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On 22 June, many Belarusian towns once again saw public demonstrations organised through social networking websites. These protests have been cyclical in nature, and are gathering more and more participants. The growing popularity of…
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On 20 June, Ukraine and China signed a declaration of their strategic partnership and signed contracts totalling approximately US$3.5 billion in value. This was a result of a visit by the President of the People’s Republic of China Hu…
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A new holding group has been created in Ukraine; HarvEast will trade on the agriculture and food market. Its creation on 7 June was announced by System Capital Management (SCM), the largest corporation in Ukraine, owned by Ukraine’s…
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On 11 June, the Belarusian government decided to impose additional duties on exports by individuals from Belarus of a range of goods, including fuel. This is not the first attempt the Belarusian government has made recently to impose…
OSW Commentary | | Sławomir Matuszak
The difficulties with fulfilling the obligations made to the IMF reflect the wider problem with implementing reforms in Ukraine, as the Party of Regions promised after taking power. Changes which do not affect the interests of…
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Wojciech Konończuk
The loan is to be made in several tranches over the next three years. As Belarus’s sole possible creditor at this time, Moscow has presented its action as economic support for the crisis-ridden Belarusian economy. However, in return…
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On 31 May, the first Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Andriy Kluyev visited Brussels, during which a compromise was reached on one of the final disagreements (concerning the energy sector) on a deep and comprehensive free trade area (…
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On 25 May, Gazprom CEO Aleksei Miller announced that after the Nord Stream pipeline is activated, the transit of Russian gas through Ukrainian territory will fall by around 20 billion m³ per year. This statement should be regarded as…
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On 27 May, during a meeting on the current economic situation, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka criticised the government’s actions aimed at avoiding the crisis, and ordered social discipline to be reinforced, and also that companies…