Harsh rhetoric from the leaders of both countries accompanied by an unusually high deployment of military hardware.
Lukashenko has friends in Kyiv – but now faces increased pressure from Russia.
With the checkpoint closed, some residents of Abkhazia are risking their lives to access services.
Some people are desperate to find a way to leave the de facto republics.
Escalations shows that any short-term progress towards peace remains unlikely.
Systematic disinformation accuses Chisinau of imposing an economic and humanitarian blockade.
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Activists fight traditions that exclude female worshippers from communal prayers.
The war confounds young people’s efforts to revitalise Ukraine’s embattled east and counter Russian propaganda.