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On 24 May an informal summit of foreign ministers from the Eastern Partnership (EaP) took place in Sopot. The initiators of the meeting were Spain and Poland; by this action, the latter is aiming to activate this EU initiative…
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On 21 May, during a meeting of the heads of state of the customs union in St Petersburg, attempts to reach an agreement failed. This was to have formed the basis for the functioning of a customs union between Russia, Belarus…
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On 19 May the Chinese foreign minister Yang Jiechi arrived on a visit to Kyiv. During the visit a protocol was signed for cooperation between the ministers, and questions of economic cooperation were discussed. The visit may…
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On 21 May the Russian press, citing sources within Gazprom, stated that Belarus is behind on its payments for Russian gas to the tune of US$137mn for the first quarter of this year. This debt results from the fact that Belarus is still…

Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak

Russia has not yet succeeded in inducing Ukraine to make any important economic concessions, but Moscow has made political gains in the security sphere.

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A joint declaration signed by the presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Viktor Yanukovych and Dmitri Medvedev, on 17 May concerning the conflict between Moldova and Transnistria marks a significant change in Ukraine’s attitude and…
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On 12 May, Ukraine’s first deputy PM Andriy Kluyev presented parliament with information concerning five Ukrainian-Russian agreements on co-operation, which have been prepared for signing during Russian President Dmitri…
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On 2 May, the first instalment of 80,000 tons of crude oil from Venezuela reached the refinery in Mazyr, Belarus. In accordance with the contract signed in March by Presidents Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Hugo Chávez, by the end…