13 May 2022 -
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, but Ukrainian forces retook large areas around the capital Kyiv in early April after Russia abandoned its push towards Kyiv. Following its withdrawal from the north of Ukraine, Russia has refocused its efforts on taking control of the east and south of the country. Particular attention is focused on the state of the Russian Armed Forces, which were previously the second strongest armies in the world, according to the Military Strength Ranking. But is this really the case?
10 May 2022 -
What will be the demonstration effect of Western sanctions on Russia? And what will be the reaction of China and of other countries worried about similarly being on the outs with the United States?
9 May 2022 -
Vladimir Putin has claimed Russia was forced to “strike back pre-emptively” against Ukraine, adding that the Kremlin’s troops were “fighting on their own land” in the conflict, just as Soviet forces did in the second world war.