Author: Vazha Tavberidze / RFE/RL

Russia has found itself internationally isolated since President Vladimir Putin ordered a full invasion of Ukraine on February 24. The West has imposed sanctions to punish Russia and impede Moscow’s ability to fund its war machine. A surge in oil and gas prices – major Russian exports – have buoyed the country’s current account surplus,...

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In an interview with RFE/RL’s Georgian Service, Gerard Biard, the editor in chief of the controversial French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, talked about the difficulties in creating satire in times of war, especially in Russia’s ravaged media landscape. After his magazine was targeted by gunmen in a 2015 attack that left 12 people dead and...

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Dominic Nicholls is the defense and security editor for the national British daily The Telegraph. He’s also a British Army veteran of tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans and Northern Ireland, and he earned his master’s degree in defense studies from King’s College London. In an extensive conversation with RFE/RL’s Georgian Service fellow Vazha Tavberidze,...

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The Georgian Service of RFE/RL spoke to prominent French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy, a renowned author, philosopher and war correspondent. Mr. Levy has been a regular visitor to Ukraine since the country’s 2014 revolution that overthrew pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. He addressed crowds on Kyiv’s Indepen-den-ce Square in 2014 and 2015, reported from the Donbas front...

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As Russia’s war on Ukraine nears the 17-week mark, a prominent U.S. military scholar and strategist says Moscow seems determined to plow troops into Ukraine as “cannon fodder” for a brutal campaign that has encouraged Kyiv to seek total victory and made the West “more and more committed to a favorable outcome.” David Johnson, a...

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The former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe has said Russia is “not in a good position” as the war it waged two months ago on Ukraine grinds on, but that its newer focus on the east of the country will make it “a different fight.” Retired Army Gen. Curtis Michael Scapar­rotti also...

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Post-Soviet Ukraine’s first wartime leader has cited monumental stakes for Europe in the “bloody, difficult and dramatic” suffering his country is enduring from Russia’s all-out invasion. Ex-Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk also welcomed a crucial shift among Western political mindsets since he came to office in the shadow of Russia’s initial aggression eight years ago –...

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A former top NATO commander has said Western fears “about nuclear weapons and World War III” have left it “fully deterred” and Vladimir Putin “completely undeterred” as the Russian leader pursues his increasingly brutal invasion of Ukraine. “We have ceded the initiative to the enemy,” Philip Breedlove told RFE/RL’s Georgian Service in a recent interview....

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a grave miscalculation by invading Ukraine, triggering a conflict that could ultimately spill over its borders, possibly igniting a larger conflagration, a former presidential adviser and Kremlin spin doctor has said. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Georgian Service, Gleb Pavlovsky, speaking through Zoom from an unknown location, said Putin’s...

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Former Polish Foreign Affairs Minister Radek Sikorski says Russian President Vladimir Putin is “making a great mistake,” as Russia masses tens of thousands of troops on the border with Ukraine in what Kyiv and its allies fear could be preparations for a new military offensive. “You know, the British have a saying that after eight...

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