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In this episode, Adam and Aga recap some of the developments in the region including a new Azerbaijani check point installed at the Lachin corridor in Nagorno-Karabakh as well as the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Hungary.

During the main interview of the episode, Adam interviews Victoria Leukavets, a researcher with the Stockholm Centre for Eastern Europeans Studies. They go through most recent developments related with Belarus, discuss the probability of Belarusian entry into the war in Ukraine, the Kremlin pressure being exerted on the Lukashenka as well as the current situation facing the civil society in the country and in exile.

Cited Sources in the podcast:

“Ukrainian civil society as one of the key players in the Russo-Ukrainian War”, by Andrii Kutsyk, New Eastern Europe, 18 April 2023:

“The fall of Milo Djukanović heralds an uncertain new dawn for Montenegro” by Kenneth Morrison and Srdja Pavlović, New Eastern Europe 24 April 2023:

“Bulgaria’s election spiral: the anatomy of disappointment” by Radosveta Vassileva, New Eastern Europe, 21 April 2023:

Belarusians in Poland, Lithuania and Georgia. [Report in Russian]:

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