Nikola Mikovic

Nikola Mikovic is a Serbian freelance journalist whose work has been published around the world. He covers Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and political developments in the Balkans. Previously, Nikola was a reporter at the Politika daily newspaper, the oldest such newspaper still in circulation in the Balkans. https://twitter.com/nikola_mikovic

Russia’s Tanker Threats Shouldn’t Worry Ukraine

A Russian Tanker (not the actual one seized by Ukraine), author 'The Photographer,' modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oil_tanker_crossing_the_bridge_over_Lake_Maracaibo.jpg

If past is precedent, we won’t be seeing any real ‘consequences’ from the seizure of a Russian tanker by Ukraine.

What’s on the Table in Upcoming Russia-Ukraine Negotiations?

Zelensky inauguration, cc Mykola Lazarenko / The Presidential Administration of Ukraine, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Volodymyr_Zelensky_2019_presidential_inauguration_23.jpg

The Donbass will certainly be up for discussion – but what about the elephant in the room?

Will Russia Betray Iran Again?

Presidents Rouhani and Putin, cc Kremlin.ru, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hassan_Rouhani_and_Vladimir_Putin_(1).jpg

If history is any indication, don’t expect Russia to jump to Iran’s assistance in the event of a US military strike.

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