Programme entry

Russia, EU and Eastern Partnership

What happens to Ukraine now will play a possibly decisive role in the future of the continent itself

Russia’s military options in Ukraine

A resumption of Russian military provocations is likely, to keep Ukraine destabilised and maintain pressure on its government

The diplomatic battle for Ukraine

The Minsk agreement was vague on some key points of disagreement between Kyiv and Moscow, and the fight over how to interpret its provisions is escalating

Ukraine’s economic pressures

Russia’s aim is to create a dysfunctional Ukraine, and it will continue using economic means as much as military attacks

The EU and the Arctic Council

The EU’s bid for observer status at the Arctic Council may not yet be nearing a successful conclusion – especially if Russia has its way