Vladimir Putin
Central/Eastern Europe

Neither a declared victory nor a mobilisation: assessing the message the Russians heard in Putin’s speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s traditional speech in Moscow’s Red Square on the occasion of the so-called Victory Day, which was full of speculations and predictions, finally turned out to be a regular Kremlin propaganda-laden message: […]

Central/Eastern Europe

Why did Mariupol happen?

I am absolutely convinced that many thoughtful readers have asked themselves why it happened that Mariupol has been under siege since the beginning of this war. And why can’t the Ukrainian military do anything to […]

Central/Eastern Europe

Kubilius, after witnessing the atrocities of war with his own eyes: much will change after Russia’s defeat

Andrius Kubilius, Member of the European Parliament and former Prime Minister, visited Ukraine a few days ago and saw with his own eyes the destroyed buildings, destroyed military equipment of the occupying forces and mass […]

Vladimir Putin during his visit to Kaliningrad
Central/Eastern Europe

Don’t irritate Russia or speak up? They disagree on the Kaliningrad blockade issue

In response to Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, the West and Lithuania continue to look for possible measures to influence the Kremlin regime. The Kaliningrad blockade is among the options under consideration, Indrė Naureckaitė writes […]

Central/Eastern Europe

MEAN WAR-2022:  MONOLOGUES & PICTURES. PERSONAL LOSSES, PERSONAL GRATIFICATIONS  Week 7 of the Mean War: April 7 – 13, 2022

With a war, one’s relationships get defined. It is expected. In the case of the Mean War, it actually is a clear-cut. The positions and dispositions are very clear here. When so much evil is […]