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    Washington State recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians
    May23

    Washington State recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians

    On Monday, May 22, the Washington State Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling Holodomor an act of genocide of the people of Ukraine, according to Voice of America. ”The Holodomor was a genocide committed by Joseph Stalin and the Soviet regime against the people of Ukrainian,” reads the document, Voice of America reports. Now the Day of...

    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine
    May23

    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine

    The Trump administration`s budget proposal would convert some of the United States` foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29%, as reported by Reuters. See also: Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans The cuts to programs under the State...

    Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans
    May23

    Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans

    President Donald Trump`s budget proposal this week will include provisions to end many foreign military grants administered by the State Department and replace them with loans, a move that could affect up to $1 billion in aid to dozens of countries if Congress approves, U.S. officials said, according to MarketWatch. An internal State Department...

    Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg
    May22

    Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg

    Belize authorities have launched an investigation into money laundering by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and American political technologist Paul Manafort, according to Bloomberg. See also: Manafort falsified invoice to Belize company to legitimize Yanukovych`s $750,000 payment to himself – Ukrainian MP In the five-year period from...

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive
    May22

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive

    Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country`s mounting turmoil. See also: Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea Venezuela`s socialist government has long...

    Euronews ends Ukrainian-language broadcasts – media
    May22

    Euronews ends Ukrainian-language broadcasts – media

    The Ukrainian-language service of European television channel Euronews said it was to close down May 21 because of financial difficulties, the Outlook Magazine reports. ”After nearly six years of work, Euronews will cease broadcasting in Ukrainian on Sunday, May 21,” it said in a Facebook post yesterday, reads the report. The move comes two years...

    Russian ambassador Kislyak and close Putin’s friend, Ukrainian oligarch Medvedchuk was in contact with Trump campaign – Reuters
    May21

    Russian ambassador Kislyak and close Putin’s friend, Ukrainian oligarch Medvedchuk was in contact with Trump campaign – Reuters

    Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump`s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. Six of the previously undisclosed contacts described...

    Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea
    May21

    Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea

    The Ukrainian president`s envoy to the Crimean Tatar people and Crimean Tatar leader, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev has said in an interview with UATV that Russia deployed six nuclear warheads in Crimea, according to LIGA.net. ”Crimea was turned into a military base … We even have information that there are now six nuclear warheads,” he...

    U.S. not willing to join Normandy format: German government`s coordinator for Russia cooperation
    May20

    U.S. not willing to join Normandy format: German government`s coordinator for Russia cooperation

    Donald Trump Administration does not want to take on additional functions and join the Normandy format of talks on Donbas settlement, the German government`s coordinator for intersocietal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia, and the Eastern Partnership countries Gernot Erler told Deutsche Welle. See also: Germany expects U.S. mediation in...

    West should have Russia fatigue, not Ukraine fatigue: The Washington Post reveals details of GOP leaders` conversation
    May19

    West should have Russia fatigue, not Ukraine fatigue: The Washington Post reveals details of GOP leaders` conversation

    The Washington Post has released the transcript of the conversation between the leaders of the U.S. Republican Party on Russia`s interference in the U.S. elections, Donald Trump`s attitude to Putin and the attitude of American politicians toward Ukraine. WP notes that those recorded included Kevin McCarthy, Cathy McMorris Rogers, Paul Ryan and...

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