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    FBI probing possible U.S. ties to corruption by former Ukraine president – CNN
    Aug20

    FBI probing possible U.S. ties to corruption by former Ukraine president – CNN

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption involving the former president of Ukraine, including the work of firms headed by political operatives Paul Manafort and Tony Podesta, CNN reported on Friday, citing multiple U.S. law enforcement officials. …read more...

    Putin says hopes Ukraine sees common sense in diplomatic crisis
    Aug19

    Putin says hopes Ukraine sees common sense in diplomatic crisis

    BELBEK AIR BASE, Crimea (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin flew into annexed Crimea on Friday and said he hoped Ukraine would see common sense when it came to resolving a diplomatic crisis with Russia sparked by allegations of a terror plot on the peninsula. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian MP offers more details on alleged payments to Trump campaign chief
    Aug19

    Ukrainian MP offers more details on alleged payments to Trump campaign chief

    KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian lawmaker on Friday divulged more details of what he said were payments made to Donald Trump’s campaign chief in the U.S. presidential race by the political party of the Kremlin-backed former Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel sees no end to EU sanctions against Russia
    Aug19

    Merkel sees no end to EU sanctions against Russia

    BERLIN (Reuters) – There is no reason to lift the European Union’s sanctions against Russia as Moscow has not fulfilled all of its commitments under the Minsk peace plan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Russian naval and land forces carrying out logistics training in Crimea  – RIA
    Aug19

    Russian naval and land forces carrying out logistics training in Crimea – RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian naval and land forces were carrying out logistics training in Crimea, a peninsula which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, Russian RIA news agency said on Friday, citing Russian defence ministry. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if eastern fighting worsens – Poroshenko
    Aug18

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if eastern fighting worsens – Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he did not rule out introducing martial law and a new wave of military mobilisation if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists worsened. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine anti-graft activists protest 'gangster-style' state attacks
    Aug17

    Ukraine anti-graft activists protest 'gangster-style' state attacks

    KIEV (Reuters) – About 200 people protested outside Ukraine’s public prosecutor’s office on Wednesday over the “gangster-style” detention of two anti-corruption bureau (NABU) investigators which organisers said showed a lack of political will to eliminate graft. …read more Source: The...

    Trump campaign chairman helped pro-Russians in Ukraine move money to U.S. firms – AP
    Aug17

    Trump campaign chairman helped pro-Russians in Ukraine move money to U.S. firms – AP

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, helped a Ukrainian political party with close ties to Russia secretly move at least $2.2 million (1.69 million pounds) to two major Washington lobbying firms, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. …read more...

    Analysis – Putin hints at war in Ukraine but may be seeking diplomatic edge
    Aug16

    Analysis – Putin hints at war in Ukraine but may be seeking diplomatic edge

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine says it thinks Vladimir Putin is planning a new invasion, and it’s not hard to see why: the Russian leader has built up troops on its border and resumed the hostile rhetoric that preceded his annexation of Crimea two years ago. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev struggles in broadcast war against separatists as tensions rise
    Aug16

    Kiev struggles in broadcast war against separatists as tensions rise

    AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine/KIEV (Reuters) – For Ukrainian pensioner Olga Shazhkova, channel-surfing in the front line town of Avdiyivka is a monotonous business. …read more Source: The...

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