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,


Ukraine solidarity on invasion anniversary

February 24, 2023, marks one year since Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine began. On this day, we, the undersigned Ambassadors of France and Germany in Nicosia, representing States fully adhering


Cyprus helping Ukraine buy electricity generators

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides briefed his EU counterparts on the assistance that Cyprus is providing Ukraine, with Poland, to help the war-torn country purchase electricity generators. At Monday’s EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in


Ukraine solidarity low among Cypriots

European Union citizens remain steadfast in confirming the EU’s backing for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion, with 74% approving of this support except in Cyprus. According to the European Parliament’s Autumn 2022 Eurobarometer


Ukraine key for Archbishop elections

The thorny issue of recognising the recently proclaimed independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Russia’s invasion is decisive in the campaign for the Archbishop’s throne. Almost half of the Holy Synod

Cyprus still accepting Ukraine refugees

Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion that received temporary protection status in the European Union fell in 18 of 25 Member States but not Cyprus. Cyprus had the third largest increase during September,


Energy terrorism meets sky porn

When Putin launched his ‘special operation’ to dismantle Ukraine as a sovereign state, it soon became clear it would not be over by Christmas. The Kremlin war machine (not sanctioned by the