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    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine
    Dec09

    Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was arrested in Ukraine late Friday, days after his supporters freed him from a police van in Kiev. Ukraine’s prosecutor-general, Yuriy Lutsenko, said in a post on his Facebook page that “everything was done to avoid bloodshed” and that Saakashvili, who has been accused of forming a “criminal...

    UK will not pay lump sum Brexit bill, according to draft agreement
    Dec07

    UK will not pay lump sum Brexit bill, according to draft agreement

    LONDON — The U.K. will pay no upfront Brexit divorce bill to the European Union but will instead continue to act “as if [it] remained a member state” by meeting its ongoing liabilities as and when they arise for decades to come, according to a draft text of a joint agreement with the EU. The clause forms part of a proposed draft agreement between...

    Saakashvili freed from police van by supporters after arrest
    Dec07

    Saakashvili freed from police van by supporters after arrest

    KIEV — Masked members of Ukraine’s security services arrested Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and now Ukrainian opposition figure, in an early morning raid Tuesday. However, his supporters managed to free him from a police van before he could be taken away. The raid on his apartment unleashed chaotic scenes, as throngs of...

    6 Brexit bill bombshells
    Dec03

    6 Brexit bill bombshells

    As recently as August, Britain’s official position in Brexit talks was that there wouldn’t be any money (or “net flow”) going from U.K. coffers to the EU after 2019. Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, told Brussels it could “go whistle” for a hefty Brexit bill. So much for that. Britain now (reluctantly) accepts it’ll be on...

    How I trolled Putin and lived to tell the tale
    Nov30

    How I trolled Putin and lived to tell the tale

    NEW YORK — An avalanche of sleekly produced, glitzy talk-shows took over prime time television in Russia in the aftermath of Vladimir Putin’s military adventure in Ukraine in 2014. He needed to sell the war to his electorate, and the Kremlin kicked its vast apparatus of state-controlled print and broadcast media into overdrive. The shows...

    How I trolled Putin and lived to tell the tale
    Nov30

    How I trolled Putin and lived to tell the tale

    NEW YORK — An avalanche of sleekly produced, glitzy talk-shows took over prime time television in Russia in the aftermath of Vladimir Putin’s military adventure in Ukraine in 2014. He needed to sell the war to his electorate, and the Kremlin kicked its vast apparatus of state-controlled print and broadcast media into overdrive. The shows...

    Trump’s Russian schizophrenia
    Nov30

    Trump’s Russian schizophrenia

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. The United States should send arms to Ukraine to help in its “self-defense” against Russian aggression. It should hold Russia accountable for its illegal “occupation” of territory there, and push for international peacekeepers. Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Ukrainians will fix Ukraine, not Brussels
    Nov28

    Ukrainians will fix Ukraine, not Brussels

    Your recent article “How the EU broke Ukraine (with help from Russia)” (November 24) gets three things wrong about my country. First, its headline parrots the Russian propaganda trope that blames the European Union for the conflict in Ukraine by pushing the country to sign an association agreement. In fact, successive Ukrainian governments pushed...

    Russia casts shadow over EU’s eastern summit

    There wasn’t one mention of Russia in the official declaration approved on Friday by EU leaders and the six former Soviet republics that form the so-called Eastern Partnership. But the shadow cast by the Kremlin over the summit was impossible to ignore, as was the EU’s uncertainty over what to do about it. German Chancellor Angela...

    How the EU broke Ukraine (with help from Russia)
    Nov24

    How the EU broke Ukraine (with help from Russia)

    Four years after the EU’s push for closer ties with Ukraine provoked Russia and helped start a revolution, the country is ravaged by war and nearly broke. So as EU leaders gather in Brussels Friday to celebrate the Eastern Partnership, their foreign policy initiative to strengthen relations with countries in the former Soviet bloc, the...

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