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    Two Russians, Navalny Party Members, Seek Political Asylum In Ukraine
    Jun16

    Two Russians, Navalny Party Members, Seek Political Asylum In Ukraine

    Two Russian opposition figures from Aleksei Navalny’s party asked for political asylum at the Ukrainian border on June 15, Ukraine’s Border Guard Service said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Special counsel homes in on Jared Kushner’s business dealings
    Jun16

    Special counsel homes in on Jared Kushner’s business dealings

    Investigators have now progressed from a general focus on Jared Kushner’s meetings with Russians last December to specifically scrutinizing his financial dealings. The Washington Post reports: The Washington Post had earlier reported that investigators were scrutinizing separate meetings that Kushner held with Russians in December — first...

    US Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions
    Jun16

    US Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions

    The US Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress’ approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. In a move that could complicate US President Donald Trump’s desire for warmer relations with Moscow, the Senate backed the...

    Putin Peppered with Tough Questions During Annual Show
    Jun16

    Putin Peppered with Tough Questions During Annual Show

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual marathon call-in show, Direct Line, is usually a carefully crafted production designed to show how the Kremlin’s top guy cares about ordinary people’s concerns and quickly responds to resolve issues that local officials ignore. The nationwide show has state television reporters in...

    Time for Maidan 3.0? Nearly Three Quarters of Ukrainians Fear New Mass Protests
    Jun16

    Time for Maidan 3.0? Nearly Three Quarters of Ukrainians Fear New Mass Protests

    According to the survey, which polled 2,000 people age 18 and over across Ukraine between May 19-25, only 21% of respondents agreed with the statement that their country was ‘in a state of development’. Over 60% of respondents said that they’ve felt a worsening of their personal financial situation over the past year. 60% said they...

    Putin Sarcastically Offers Comey Political Asylum in Russia
    Jun16

    Putin Sarcastically Offers Comey Political Asylum in Russia

    MOSCOW – Wading into the furor surrounding the investigations of the Trump White House, President Vladimir Putin used a national call-in show Thursday to disparage what he called U.S. “political infighting” that is blocking better relations with Russia. The Russian leader even sarcastically offered political asylum to fired FBI...

    Ukrainians celebrate visa-free travel to EU
    Jun16

    Ukrainians celebrate visa-free travel to EU

    BRUSSELS – Ukrainians celebrated the first day of visa-free travel to most European Union countries, which President Petro Poroshenko welcomed as a “a final exit of our country from the Russian Empire.” The liberalized regime entered into force on June 11, allowing Ukrainian citizens who have biometric passports to enter all EU member states...

    Crucial health care reform begins, NATO membership becomes priority
    Jun16

    Crucial health care reform begins, NATO membership becomes priority

    Ukraine moves closer to Europe KYIV – Ukraine’s acting Health Minister Dr. Ulana Suprun flew to the U.S. this week to meet with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America to further garner support for health reform. Ukraine’s Parliament on June 8 passed the […]...

    Senate overwhelmingly passes legislation on Russia sanctions
    Jun16

    Senate overwhelmingly passes legislation on Russia sanctions

    Measure mandates congressional review for sanctions to be altered WASHINGTON – The Senate on June 14 overwhelmingly passed – by a vote of 97 to 2 – new legislation imposing sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and Syria, and its attempt to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. The measure, which is an amendment […] …read...

    Ukraine hopes to become exporter  of arms to NATO countries
    Jun16

    Ukraine hopes to become exporter of arms to NATO countries

    Ukraine has unique facilities in shipbuilding and missile production. It also makes armored vehicles, tanks, radar systems, engines, transport aircraft and military trucks. Ukraine’s state defense-industry concern Ukroboronprom announced on May 30 that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Support and Procurement Agency...