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The administration and military in Kyiv have moved quickly to end speculation of a growing rift between them over the progress of the military campaign and leadership strategy.
The Hamas-Israel conflict has been grabbing the headlines in recent weeks and has raised concern in Kyiv that support from the West may be diluted.
New this week: October 13th: The government will extend for a year the higher tariff rates on imports of wine from unfriendly countries.
New this week: October 4th: A bill to halve the VAT rate on seeds for plants used in agriculture to 10% has been introduced
into the Duma.
According to estimates by the Ministry of Economy, Russia’s GDP expanded by 2.5% YoY in 8M23 and by 5.2% YoY in August 2023. The two key drivers of this recovery are rising output in the defense industry and strong domestic consumer demand.
New this week: October 1st: On this day, a March 2023 government ruling comes into force which prohibits the use of SWIFT for bank transfers inside Russia.
The narrative from the Kremlin and the Russian Defense Ministry is that the country’s position is safe and there is no need for any further mobilization this winter.
New this week: September 24th: The government has prolonged until the end of 2024 the higher limit of EUR1,000 for the import of duty free items by individuals.