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Analyses | | Tadeusz Iwański, Marek Menkiszak

On 21 May the head of the Presidential Administration, Andriy Bohdan, said during an interview with the pro-Russian television station 112 that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s team is considering the possibility of “…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor

On 20 May, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as the new president of Ukraine. In his inaugural address, he reiterated his campaign attacks on the current, now discredited political elite, which has lost favour with the…

Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak, Jadwiga Rogoża

Following the inauguration of the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced that President Vladimir Putin would not…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś, Jadwiga Rogoża

On 17 May, during a two-day meeting in Helsinki, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers (the organisation’s key decision-making body) adopted a declaration in which it supported the restoration of full voting…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor

On 20 May, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as the new president of Ukraine. In his inaugural address, he focussed on the need to rebuild unity of the Ukrainian nation and regain Ukraine’s lost territory. The new…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

In the first round of presidential elections in Lithuania on 12 May, none of the nine candidates won a majority, which would have provided a decisive outcome in the first…

Analyses | | Mariusz Marszewski

An offensive launched by the army of the Syrian Arab Republic and pro-Iranian Syrian militias backed by the Russian Air Force on Idlib (which is nominally the Turkish de-…

Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak

Mike Pompeo paid his first visit as Secretary of State to Russia on 14 May. He had a three-hour conversation in Sochi with the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov; he met…

Analyses | | Mateusz Chudziak

On 6 May, Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) ruled to annul the election for the mayor of Istanbul of 31 March. It had been won by the candidate of the opposition…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Jan Strzelecki, Piotr Żochowski

On 30 April, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin dismissed Mikhail Babich from the position of ambassador in Minsk and replaced him with Dmitry Mezentsev, a member of the…