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    Russia is propping up Ukraine rebels by selling 1 million tons of their coal per month to evade Kiev blockade
    Sep29

    Russia is propping up Ukraine rebels by selling 1 million tons of their coal per month to evade Kiev blockade

    Russia and the separatists are deepening ties amid a trade blockade imposed by Ukraine and a lack of progress in enforcing a 2015 peace accord to end the three-year war that’s claimed 10,000 lives …read more Source: Vancouver...

    North Korea’s missile success linked to black-market purchases from Ukrainian plant, investigators say
    Aug14

    North Korea’s missile success linked to black-market purchases from Ukrainian plant, investigators say

    North Korea’s success in testing a intercontinental missile may have been made possible by a Ukrainian factory with historical ties to Russia’s missile program …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Suspects in MH17 crash in Ukraine to be prosecuted in Netherlands
    Jul05

    Suspects in MH17 crash in Ukraine to be prosecuted in Netherlands

    Dutch investigators concluded last year the jet was brought down by a missile system fired from rebel-held territory in Ukraine and shuttled back and forth from Russia …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent
    Jun28

    Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

    Manafort says in a Justice Department filing that his firm, DMP International, received more than $17 million from the Party of Regions, the former pro-Russian ruling party in Ukraine, for consulting work from 2012 through 2014 …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukrainian government, separatists agree on new cease-fire
    Jun21

    Ukrainian government, separatists agree on new cease-fire

    MOSCOW — A spokeswoman for the Ukrainian government’s envoy at talks with pro-Russia separatist rebels say they have agreed on a new cease-fire in Ukraine’s restive east. Fighting between government forces and Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine’s industrial heartland has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than a...

    Russian, French FMs talk about Syria, Ukraine
    Jun20

    Russian, French FMs talk about Syria, Ukraine

    MOSCOW — The top diplomats of Russia and France have met to discuss Syria, Ukraine and the troubled Russia-EU ties. Speaking after Tuesday’s talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian emphasized the need to jointly fight extremist groups in Syria. They also spoke in support of a 2015 peace...

    Trump briefly meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia probe
    Jun20

    Trump briefly meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia probe

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression. The meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was originally described by the White House as a brief “drop-in.” But the two...

    Trump meets Poroshenko for brief ‘drop-in’ visit
    Jun20

    Trump meets Poroshenko for brief ‘drop-in’ visit

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart in what the White House called a “drop-in” visit to the Oval Office. President Petro Poroshenko stopped by Tuesday for a brief photo opportunity with Trump following meetings with Vice-President Mike Pence and the national security team. The president says it was a “great...

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers
    May11

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers

    Photos, video, leaked documents and other clues gathered by Ukrainian journalists suggest the equipment may have been supplied by the Kremlin …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Documents reveal Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2M in Ukraine ‘Black Ledger’ payout
    Apr12

    Documents reveal Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2M in Ukraine ‘Black Ledger’ payout

    The payments put the ledger in a new light as U.S. prosecutors have been investigating Manafort’s work in Eastern Europe as part of a larger anti-corruption probe …read more Source: Vancouver...

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