: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: Central America, Mexico & Caribbean

Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead in Ukraine
Mar23

Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia, an accusation the Kremlin angrily rejected. Voronenkov, who testified to Ukrainian investigators and criticized Russian policies after his move to Kiev last...

Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘state terrorism’ after former MP shot
Mar23

Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘state terrorism’ after former MP shot

Ukraine accused Russia of “state terrorism” after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday. Russia called the allegation “absurd”. Former MP Denis Voronenkov was killed by an assailant who was armed with a pistol...

US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief
Mar23

US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. This is part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned. Information about Manafort’s...

Ex-Trump campaign managerfaces new allegations over ‘black ledger’ payments
Mar21

Ex-Trump campaign managerfaces new allegations over ‘black ledger’ payments

A Ukrainian lawmaker today said he has fresh proof that President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, received illegal, off-the-books payments from the country’s toppled pro-Russian president. Coming a day after the FBI confirmed it is investigating potential links between Trump’s presidential campaign and alleged...

While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force
Mar19

While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump’s argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower. The...

Half of Russians Willing to Live Under Sanctions
Mar19

Half of Russians Willing to Live Under Sanctions

Moscow.- Fifty-nine percent of Russians are willing to live under the regime of unilateral sanctions of the West, before changing in some way the foreign policy of his country with respect to Ukraine, revealed a poll in the capital today. Seventy-six percent of those polled believe that Russia does not need to fight for the lifting of...

In Beijing, Tillerson Urges China-U.S. Cooperation on N. Korea
Mar18

In Beijing, Tillerson Urges China-U.S. Cooperation on N. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats. Tillerson’s visit to Beijing followed his remarks in South Korea on Friday in which he warned that pre-emptive military action against...

German Minister Says Europe, U.S. Should Stick to Russia Sanctions
Mar17

German Minister Says Europe, U.S. Should Stick to Russia Sanctions

BERLIN – Europe and the United States should keep sanctions in place against Russia until there is progress in implementing the 2015 Minsk accords aimed at ending the violence in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. Tensions are again running high between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists: Kiev this...

For the Kremlin, Boosting Turnout is Key Task for 2018 Vote
Mar17

For the Kremlin, Boosting Turnout is Key Task for 2018 Vote

MOSCOW – With a year to go before Russia’s presidential election, there’s little room for intrigue. President Vladimir Putin is set to glide easily to another term against a familiar pack of torpid rivals — leftovers from past races. But the Kremlin must figure out how to overcome one major problem in Russia’s political...

Ukraine Imposes Sanctions on Russian Banks
Mar16

Ukraine Imposes Sanctions on Russian Banks

MOSCOW — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed an order Thursday imposing sanctions on Russian-owned banks in Kiev’s latest protest against Russian support for separatists in the east of the country. The move will stop Ukrainian affiliates of three Russian financial institutions from moving capital abroad, according to a statement on...

Pin It on Pinterest