Lacking fossil fuels, Armenia leans on Russian gas and oil for most of its needs.
Chisinau has not imposed sanctions on Russia, but is looking into economic alternatives to Moscow.
State blames increasing cost on global market, while analysts see exploitation and corruption at fault.
“Peacekeeping” forces from Russian-led military alliance arrive to help quell protests sparked by local anger at energy price rises.
Despite options for negotiating a possible compromise deal, Kyiv remains resolute in its opposition to the pipeline.
Lockdown measures and falling crude prices have taken their toll, despite official optimism.
Landmark deal may finally facilitate pipeline to Europe – if the Europeans are still interested.
Fears that key infrastructure could be absorbed into Russian-controlled territory.
Pashinyan appeals to Putin for support in resolving dispute with Gazprom.
How will Kazakstan’s leader be remembered for his 30 years in power?