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Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk

Russian air policing in Belarus confirms the lack of balance in military relations between Moscow and Minsk.

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

The Customs Union summit revealed crisis of the Russian project of integration instead of success, which is so desired by the Kremlin before EaP summit in Vilnius

Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk

On 20-26 September, the active (military) phase of the strategic-level exercises held by the armed forces of Russia and Belarus, entitled ‘West 2013’, were held. The scenario and nature of the exercises leave no doubt that the Russian/…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

The tension between Russia and Belarus after arrest of Vladislav Baumgertner, director general of Uralkali, is growing. Nevertheless, it seems that both parties will be looking to reach a compromise. Neither Minsk nor Moscow are…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

On 29 July, a Russian company producing potash fertilisers, Uralkali, decided to withdraw from its cooperation with the BKK, which it established together with the Belarusian potash producer Bielkali. Uralkali’s exit from BKK should…

OSW Studies | | Iwona Wiśniewska

In 2009, Vladimir Putin, the then Russian prime minister, gave impetus to the establishment of closer relations within what was then a still narrow group of three countries: Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Close co-operation is expected…

Analyses | | Tadeusz Iwański

The presidents of Belarus and Ukraine, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Viktor Yanukovych, met on 18 June in Kyiv and signed a protocol on the exchange of documents ratifying the Ukrainian-Belarusian agreement on the state border of 1997. The…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

The first four months of this year saw a strong increase in the trade deficit of Belarus, to the level of US$-1 billion; compared to the same period last year, this indicates a deterioration in the balance of over US$2 billion. In this…

Point of View | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

Despite the conflicts and frictions in their bilateral relations, Russia has for years regularly invested in Belarus. Moscow’s support has become an important factor allowing the Belarusian economic model to continue, which in turn…