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    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...

    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 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...

    Facing treason probe, Ukrainian MP plans to travel to Washington to pitch peace plan to Trump
    Feb22

    Facing treason probe, Ukrainian MP plans to travel to Washington to pitch peace plan to Trump

    A Ukrainian lawmaker who proposed an alternative plan for peace with Russian-backed separatists to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration told Reuters on Tuesday he plans to travel to Washington to present the proposal publicly. On Monday, the New York Times reported that Andriy Artemenko had sent a proposal to associates of Trump...

    Kremlin calls Trump associates’ reported peace plan for Ukraine ‘absurd’
    Feb21

    Kremlin calls Trump associates’ reported peace plan for Ukraine ‘absurd’

    The Kremlin says the Russian government does not know anything about a Ukraine peace plan crafted by an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker and two of President Donald Trump’s associates. Russia President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, dismissed the peace plan as “absurd.” The draft plan, first reported by The New York Times,...

    Ukrainian warring sides agree to a pullback of heavy arms
    Feb16

    Ukrainian warring sides agree to a pullback of heavy arms

    An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine’s warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile front line by Monday in line with a tattered peace plan. Martin Sajdik, the lead negotiator from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the crisis, said Ukraine, Russia and the eastern rebels...

    Ukraine charges Russia with new cyberattacks on infrastructure
    Feb16

    Ukraine charges Russia with new cyberattacks on infrastructure

    Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russian hackers of targeting its power grid, financial system and other infrastructure with a new type of virus that attacks industrial processes, the latest in a series of cyberoffensives against the country. Oleksandr Tkachuk, Ukraine’s security service chief of staff, said at a press conference that the...

    Ukraine declares state of emergency over energy
    Feb16

    Ukraine declares state of emergency over energy

    Ukraine on Wednesday announced a state of emergency for its energy sector that could result in rolling blackouts as officials try to sharply curtail electricity use by consumers. The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting to work out a response to a two-week strike by ultranationalists who have blocked a railroad between the coal-producing […]...

    Kremlin denies meddling in French election, targeting top candidate Macron with ‘fake news’
    Feb15

    Kremlin denies meddling in French election, targeting top candidate Macron with ‘fake news’

    The Kremlin denied on Tuesday that it was behind media and internet attacks on the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron though his camp renewed the charges against Russian media and a hackers’ group operating in Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, replying to a question on a daily conference call, said charges...

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