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Ex-Russian lawmaker and key Kremlin critic who fled to Ukraine is gunned down outside Kiev hotel
Mar24

Ex-Russian lawmaker and key Kremlin critic who fled to Ukraine is gunned down outside Kiev hotel

A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thursday in Kiev, prompting harsh words between the two neighboring countries. , who had testified to Ukrainian investigators and criticized Russian policies after his move to Kiev last fall, was shot dead by an […] The post...

Central Asia’s Offshoring Machine: From the US to Ukraine, via Kyrgyzstan
Mar22

Central Asia’s Offshoring Machine: From the US to Ukraine, via Kyrgyzstan

Shutting down the machine would necessitate Washington owning up to its place in the cycle. …read more Source: The...

Ukraine lawmaker alleges Manafort tried to hide $750,000 in shady funds from pro-Russia party
Mar22

Ukraine lawmaker alleges Manafort tried to hide $750,000 in shady funds from pro-Russia party

A Ukrainian lawmaker on Tuesday released a document that he said links Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political party — a claim strongly denied by Manafort’s spokesman. Lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko published a 2009 invoice purportedly signed by Manafort...

Paul Manafort and the Kyrgyz Connection
Mar21

Paul Manafort and the Kyrgyz Connection

Who says a corruption scandal is ever really over? An old Kyrgyz banking scandal shows up in Manafort’s Ukraine dealings. …read more Source: The...

Crimea: When Is an Annexation Not Actually an Annexation?
Mar18

Crimea: When Is an Annexation Not Actually an Annexation?

Three years ago, Russia formally annexed Crimea, citing a flawed referendum. …read more Source: The...

Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory
Mar16

Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory

Ukraine on Wednesday announced a transport blockade of rebel-held areas that is likely to cause serious economic disruption and could threaten a precarious cease-fire in the east of the country. “It will be in place until the occupiers return stolen Ukrainian industry to Ukrainian jurisdiction,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the...

Ukraine Threatens to Collapse Its Own Banking Sector to Spite Russia – RI Staff
Mar12

Ukraine Threatens to Collapse Its Own Banking Sector to Spite Russia – RI Staff

ISIS-style war crimes . Meanwhile, in the capital, Ukrainian officials are busy drawing up plans to destroy their own economy — in order to “spite” Russia. The National Bank of Uk …read more Source: Japan Herald...

Ukraine and Pakistan Move Forward With Armor Deal
Mar07

Ukraine and Pakistan Move Forward With Armor Deal

Ukraine will supply tanks sights and overhaul the Pakistan Army’s fleet of T-80UD MBTs as part of a bilateral agreement. …read more Source: The...

Ukraine reaches preliminary agreement with IMF on fresh aid
Mar05

Ukraine reaches preliminary agreement with IMF on fresh aid

The International Monetary Fund said Saturday it had reached a preliminary agreement with Ukraine that could see the war-scarred and cashed-starved nation receive fresh aid in the first half of the year. The news was particularly good for the ex-Soviet republic because the IMF statement referred to a loan of $1 billion (0.9 billion euros) […] The...

Stress under shelling produces baby boom in Ukraine
Mar03

Stress under shelling produces baby boom in Ukraine

Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flash point town of Avdiivka. The 40-year-old Gorbatova calmed herself by thinking the attacks were just a celebration of the baby girl she named Myroslava, which in Russian and Ukrainian means “glory […] The...

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