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    Ukraine`s Rada refuses to ask NSDC to slap sanctions on Yanukovych, his allies
    May19

    Ukraine`s Rada refuses to ask NSDC to slap sanctions on Yanukovych, his allies

    The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, has failed to find the needed number of votes to apply to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) for the introduction of personal sanctions against former high-ranking officials, including disgraced ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, and businessmen, according to an UNIAN correspondent....

    Ukraine`s property fund asks court to undo Ukrtelecom privatization
    May18

    Ukraine`s property fund asks court to undo Ukrtelecom privatization

    Ukraine`s State Property Fund (SPF) has lodged a lawsuit with a Kyiv-based economic court against Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov`s ESU company and the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine to cancel the sale of shares of Ukraine`s telecoms giant Ukrtelecom and recover UAH 2.17 billion, or US$82.1 million, in fines, according to the SPF`s...

    Human Rights Watch asks Poroshenko to revoke ban on Russian social media in Ukraine
    May17

    Human Rights Watch asks Poroshenko to revoke ban on Russian social media in Ukraine

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to revoke a ban on Russian social media platforms and news outlets, as it infringes the right to freedom of expression and information in Ukraine. ”Poroshenko should immediately reverse the ban, which affects such internet platforms as VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, RBC, and...

    Comey memo says Trump asked him to end Flynn investigation
    May17

    Comey memo says Trump asked him to end Flynn investigation

    President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump`s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting, The New York Times reported. ”I hope you can let this go,” the president told...

    Trump defends “absolute right” to share “facts” with Russia – BBC
    May16

    Trump defends “absolute right” to share “facts” with Russia – BBC

    U.S. President Donald Trump has defended his ”absolute right” to share information with Russia, following a row over classified material, BBC wrote. Donald Trump tweeted that he had shared ”facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety” and wanted Russia to do more against so-called Islamic State, according to BBC News. U.S. media said Trump...

    Former Privatbank owner: PrivatBank`s billions ”disappeared” under ”close supervision” by National Bank deputy governor
    May16

    Former Privatbank owner: PrivatBank`s billions ”disappeared” under ”close supervision” by National Bank deputy governor

    Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, one of the former stockholders of Ukraine`s largest PrivatBank, has commented on the investigation by Skhemy (Schemes) journalists, stating that shortly before the bank`s nationalization in December 2016, some UAH 110 billion, or US$4.16, had been withdrawn to the accounts of front companies. See also:...

    Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office
    May16

    Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

    President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia`s foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation, two U.S. officials said on Monday, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump`s short tenure in office, according to Reuters. The intelligence, shared at a meeting last week with...

    France`s new President Emmanuel Macron takes power, now faces challenge of governing – media
    May15

    France`s new President Emmanuel Macron takes power, now faces challenge of governing – media

    France`s new President Emmanuel Macron officially took over the reigns of power on Sunday, facing the challenges of a polarized country, high unemployment, terrorism and working with Germany to reform the EU, according to Deutsche Welle. The 39-year-old independent took over from outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande, who leaves office...

    Trump received Lavrov on Putin`s personal request
    May12

    Trump received Lavrov on Putin`s personal request

    When President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump`s team colluded with the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Politico...

    Trump meets with Ukraine`s Foreign Minister
    May11

    Trump meets with Ukraine`s Foreign Minister

    President of the United States Donald Trump on Wednesday received Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the White House, according to the MFA Ukraine`s press service. The sides discussed further efforts to support Ukraine, the press service reports. This meeting was preceded by talks between Minister Klimkin and U.S. Vice President Michael...

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