Crossing the chasm in Ukraine

A year ago, Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine expecting an easy victory as the Kremlin looked for a morale boost ahead of presidential elections. Moscow had entered Ukraine nearly a decade before,


Energy markets to remain unstable

The Russia-Ukraine war continues to destabilise energy markets in 2023, as tight oil and gas supplies will persist and economic recovery, driven by China, leads to increased energy demand, impacting prices upwards.


Russia sanctions on shipping ‘manageable’

The impact of European Union measures against Russia on Cyprus’ maritime industry is “totally manageable,” said shipping minister Vassilis Demetriades. Briefing the parliamentary committee on budgetary affairs, Demetriades said that 144 ships

Cyprus wary of harsher Russia sanctions

Cyprus is expected to join Hungary and Malta in opposing tougher European Union sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, reported the Financial Times. The bloc has already issued seven sanction


KGB stalwart new Cyprus ambassador

Former KGB officer Murat Zyazikov, once President of the Russian Republic of Ingushetia, has been appointed Russia’s ambassador to Cyprus, according to a decree by the Kremlin. He succeeds Stanislav Osadchiy, who


Gorbachev, a pioneering history man

The last Soviet leader, Michael Gorbachev, passed away on Tuesday at a Moscow hospital after being treated for a long and serious illness, according to his doctors. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called

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