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    Former Trump aide advises Chinese tycoon on building contracts
    Apr18

    Former Trump aide advises Chinese tycoon on building contracts

    Paul Manafort, Donald Trump`s former campaign chairman, who has deep ties to Russia, is offering advice to a Chinese billionaire on how to win construction contracts for the U.S. president`s promised $1tn infrastructure buildout, according to the Financial Times (FT). Mr Manafort ran Mr Trump`s campaign for several months until he was replaced by...

    Russian police detained about 40 activists of ”walk of opposition” in St. Petersburg
    Apr17

    Russian police detained about 40 activists of ”walk of opposition” in St. Petersburg

    Police officers have detained nearly 40 participants of the so-called ”walk of the opposition,” in central St. Petersburg, Russia, according to RFE/RL, referring to the OVD-Info human rights project. The activists did not chant anything or hold posters. However, when they approached the Palace Square, several dozens of police officers and prison...

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine forwards to court case on theft of UAH 82 mln investment in Air Express
    Apr16

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine forwards to court case on theft of UAH 82 mln investment in Air Express

    Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have completed a pre-trial investigation into the theft of almost UAH 82 million, or US$3 million, related to the state-owned enterprise Directorate for Construction and Management of National Project Air Express and other infrastructure facilities in Kyiv region, according to...

    Ukraine`s ex-Member of Parliament says he confirmed political asylum status
    Apr15

    Ukraine`s ex-Member of Parliament says he confirmed political asylum status

    One of the European states has granted political asylum to the People`s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Oleksandr Onyshchenko, the latter told Espreso TV channel Wednesday. ”My case has been recognized political. The foreign ministry of one of the European states has provided me with a document confirming my status of a political...

    Hromadske journalist reports shooting amid filming Akhmetov`s estate with UAV
    Apr15

    Hromadske journalist reports shooting amid filming Akhmetov`s estate with UAV

    An unknown person is reported to have shot at Hromadske journalist Maksym Opanasenko five times while a TV crew was collecting information for an investigative program ”Slidstvo.Info,” according to the Ukrainian media outlet Hromadske. The journalists remained unharmed, Hromadske reported. The incident took place in the village of Plyuty in Kyiv...

    Serhiy Kurchenko, members of Yanukovych’s criminal group, plans to monopolize liquefied petroleum gas supplies to Ukraine – Russian media
    Apr14

    Serhiy Kurchenko, members of Yanukovych’s criminal group, plans to monopolize liquefied petroleum gas supplies to Ukraine – Russian media

    Fugitive Ukrainian businessman, one of the people from Viktor Yanukovych entourage, Serhiy Kurchenko may become a monopoly supplier of Russian liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to Ukraine, according to the Russian newspaper Kommersant. It is expected that the export of LPG to Ukraine will be limited starting May, and the only option for Russian...

    Cost of IMF loan: Ukraine seeks to allow farmland sale from 2018
    Apr14

    Cost of IMF loan: Ukraine seeks to allow farmland sale from 2018

    Ukrainian authorities intend before late May 2017 to adopt a law regulating farmland turnover, and starting 2018, when the moratorium expires, to launch farmland sales. The adoption of a corresponding law is one of the structural beacons of the International Monetary Fund, while Ukraine`s will to start farmland sales is set out in a letter of...

    U.S. Department of State gives no confirmation of Tillerson discussing Ukraine with Putin
    Apr14

    U.S. Department of State gives no confirmation of Tillerson discussing Ukraine with Putin

    The State Department of the United States of America could not confirm whether U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had discussed the situation in Ukraine with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, spokesperson Mark Toner told a briefing in Washington, DC. ”I can say that he did raise Ukraine in his bilateral meeting with Foreign...

    MFA Ukraine verifying reports on possible visit of Spanish politicians to occupied Crimea
    Apr14

    MFA Ukraine verifying reports on possible visit of Spanish politicians to occupied Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is checking information about a possible visit of Spanish officials and businessmen to the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, the ministry`s press secretary Mariana Betsa told UNIAN. ”We are verifying this information,” she said. According to the spokesperson, it is necessary to confirm whether such a...

    Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout
    Apr13

    Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout

    Financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press confirm that at least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Manafort`s name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States. They include payments in 2007 and 2009, providing the first evidence that Manafort`s firm received at least some money listed in...

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