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    Russian Orthodox Church a ‘national security threat’ to Ukraine, says president
    Aug17

    Russian Orthodox Church a ‘national security threat’ to Ukraine, says president

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday called the influence of the Russian Orthodox Church a national security threat. At a ceremony marking the country’s conversion to Christianity 1,030 years ago, AFP reported that the Ukrainian leader said that the Russian church’s sway among Ukrainian believers is a “direct threat...

    Pompeo: Russia should end annexation of Crimea
    Aug17

    Pompeo: Russia should end annexation of Crimea

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Russia to end its annexation of Crimea in a declaration Wednesday, reaffirming a long-held U.S. position a week after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The United States calls on Russia to respect the principles to which it has long claimed to adhere and...

    I’m on Putin’s hit list but I’m not the real victim
    Aug17

    I’m on Putin’s hit list but I’m not the real victim

    Russian prosecutors last week released a list of Americans they want to question in connection with their bogus criminal case against Hermitage Capital founder William Browder. I was one of a number of current and former U.S. officials on that list, which has become known as “Putin’s enemies list.” Browder, American born but a British...

    ‘Betrayed’ Paul Manafort stares down ex-partner Rick Gates
    Aug17

    ‘Betrayed’ Paul Manafort stares down ex-partner Rick Gates

    As Rick Gates testified to a packed courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, on Monday, he carefully avoided making eye contact with his former business partner and mentor, Paul Manafort. But as Gates implicated himself and Manafort in multiple criminal acts, Manafort — who could spend the rest of his life in prison — fixed the cooperating witness with...

    Russia reacts angrily as EU adds 6 companies to sanctions list
    Aug17

    Russia reacts angrily as EU adds 6 companies to sanctions list

    Russia reacted furiously on Wednesday to new EU sanctions imposed on companies involved in constructing the Kerch bridge between Russia and the annexed Crimea peninsula. The Council of the EU on Tuesday added six Russian companies to its sanctions list, citing their role in building the bridge. “Through their actions they supported the...

    Mueller probes Ukrainian who pitched peace plan to White House
    May19

    Mueller probes Ukrainian who pitched peace plan to White House

    KIEV — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has been meeting over the last year with a Ukrainian lawmaker at the center of a controversial plan to end his country’s conflict with Russia, pressing him for details about interactions with Trump administration officials. Andrii Artemenko told POLITICO that FBI agents had peppered him...

    Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline should not be built
    May15

    Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline should not be built

    WARSAW — The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a bad deal for the European Union and a bad deal for Ukraine, and it should not go ahead. The EU’s focus should be on the desirability of the project, but the recent debate is much more about accommodating the controversial pipeline running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Talk is now...

    Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline should not be built
    May15

    Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline should not be built

    WARSAW — The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a bad deal for the European Union and a bad deal for Ukraine, and it should not go ahead. The EU’s focus should be on the desirability of the project, but the recent debate is much more about accommodating the controversial pipeline running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Talk is now...

    David Davis open to ‘association agreement’ with EU after Brexit
    May01

    David Davis open to ‘association agreement’ with EU after Brexit

    LONDON — British Brexit Secretary David Davis said he has “no intrinsic objection” to the U.K. entering into a so-called association agreement with the EU after Brexit. Speaking to the House of Lords’ European Union committee on Tuesday, Davis said a proposal from the European Parliament for such a post-Brexit arrangement may have merit...

    Ukraine’s invisible scars
    Apr06

    Ukraine’s invisible scars

    DRUZHKIVKA, Ukraine — Volodymyr Semistyaga was wading through documents in the archives of Luhansk University when the stomp of boots interrupted his reading. A group of pro-Russian separatists knocked him down, pulled a sack over his head and dragged him from the building. It was June 2014 and fighting between Ukrainian government forces and...

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