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    Putin’s Banker Works the Hill
    Jun24

    Putin’s Banker Works the Hill

    Andrey Kostin, the CEO of VTB, the largest Russian bank, 60.9 percent of which belongs to the Russian government, visited Washington DC earlier this week to meet with U.S. Congressmen and Obama Administration officials to discuss sanctions imposed on Russia, and VTB in particular.As TAI found out from a congressional aide familiar with the...

    Post-U.K. Europe Won’t Be Friendlier to Putin
    Jun24

    Post-U.K. Europe Won’t Be Friendlier to Putin

    The EU isn’t more likely to ease sanctions on Russia or become anti-American. …read more Source:...

    Obama Isn’t Slowing China Down At All
    Jun24

    Obama Isn’t Slowing China Down At All

    Writing for the Washington Post, Josh Rogin isn’t a fan of President Obama’s Asia policy: The Obama administration has never been willing to use the big tools at its disposal — for example, economic sanctions — to confront Chinese maritime aggression, and there’s no sign that reluctance will change.“If there were economic...

    Brexit: Putin Takes a Swipe at Cameron After EU Leave Vote
    Jun24

    Brexit: Putin Takes a Swipe at Cameron After EU Leave Vote

    Hours after British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, after losing a referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU, Putin broke his silence on the referendum and took a swipe at Cameron. The outgoing British prime minister had previously said that a vote for Britain to exit the EU (know as a “Brexit”) would only benefit...

    Groysman urges West to keep sanctions  until Russia withdraws from Ukraine
    Jun24

    Groysman urges West to keep sanctions until Russia withdraws from Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman urged Western governments to maintain tough sanctions on Russia until it withdraws its forces from eastern Ukraine and cedes control of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow seized from Kyiv in 2014. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington on June 16, Mr. Groysman also...

    Ambassador-designate for Ukraine testifies before Senate committee
    Jun24

    Ambassador-designate for Ukraine testifies before Senate committee

    WASHINGTON – Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 21, Marie L. Yovanovitch, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, stated that “more progress has been made in Ukraine in the past two years” than in the past 25 years of Ukraine’s renewed independence. She was one of three nominees for ambassadorial posts throughout...

    Rada approves language quotas for radio
    Jun24

    Rada approves language quotas for radio

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on June 16 to set quotas for Ukrainian language content on commercial radio, approving legislation that served as a compromise between two bills – one favored by radio lobbyists and the other by language activists – that were rejected two weeks earlier. The measure earned 268 votes and was strongly […]...

    Party of Regions spent $66 million on bribes and paid articles in media
    Jun24

    Party of Regions spent $66 million on bribes and paid articles in media

    KYIV – Documentation of the expenses of the Party of Regions on its political activities have been made public, National Deputy Sergii Leshchenko and editor-in-chief of Ukrayinska Pravda Sevgil Musayeva-Borovyk revealed at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center on May 31. “These are expenses on Ukrainian politics from corrupt sources....

    Trudeau reaffirms close partnership between Canada and Ukraine
    Jun24

    Trudeau reaffirms close partnership between Canada and Ukraine

    PM announces his first official visit to Ukraine OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make his first official visit to Ukraine next month, and will likely bring the same message he delivered to the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum in Toronto on June 20 that Canada remains “a staunch ally” of Ukraine. Mr. Trudeau told the […] …read more...

    June 28, 1996
    Jun24

    June 28, 1996

    Twenty years ago, on June 28, 1996, at 9:18 a.m., after a 16-hour marathon session of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament adopted a new Constitution with a vote of 315-36 with 12 abstentions. “We have a Constitution,” proclaimed Parliament Chairman Oleksander Moroz. The lawmakers were in a euphoric mood as they took group photos...