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    Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign
    Aug19

    Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

    WASHINGTON — A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s then-ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favour of the country’s pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Paul Manafort and...

    Trump aide’s name surfaces in Ukraine corruption probe
    Aug19

    Trump aide’s name surfaces in Ukraine corruption probe

    Corruption investigators in Ukraine say an illegal, off-the-books payment network earmarked USD 12.7 million in cash payments in 2007-2012 for Paul Manafort, now Trump’s campaign chairman. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    SitRep: Russia Massing Forces Near Ukraine as Putin Lands in Crimea
    Aug19

    SitRep: Russia Massing Forces Near Ukraine as Putin Lands in Crimea

    Washington’s New Deal with Israel; Ceasefire Proposed in Aleppo; NSA Hack Problems; And Lots More …read more Source: Foreign...

    Putin Holding Security Council Session In Annexed Crimea
    Aug19

    Putin Holding Security Council Session In Annexed Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Crimea, the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Investigators Release Documents Mentioning Trump Campaign Chairman
    Aug19

    Ukrainian Investigators Release Documents Mentioning Trump Campaign Chairman

    Manafort’s name appears in records linked to Ukraine corruption investigation. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine Details Payments Allegedly Earmarked for Trump Aide
    Aug19

    Ukraine Details Payments Allegedly Earmarked for Trump Aide

    Once-secret accounting documents of Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin party were released on Friday, purporting to show payments of $12.7 million earmarked for Donald Trump’s campaign chairman.The Associated Press reported earlier this week that Paul Manafort helped Ukraine’s Party of… …read more Source:...

    The Morning Vertical, August 19, 2016
    Aug19

    The Morning Vertical, August 19, 2016

    Your daily Roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: The Spirit Of 1991
    Aug19

    The Daily Vertical: The Spirit Of 1991

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Merkel Sees No End To EU Sanctions Against Russia
    Aug19

    Merkel Sees No End To EU Sanctions Against Russia

    There is no reason to lift the European Union’s sanctions against Russia as Moscow has not fulfilled all of its commitments under the Minsk peace plan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published on Friday. Merkel told the RedaktionsNetzwerks Deutschland (RND) that Russia had caused a major crisis by annexing the Black...

    Ukraine Reports Three Soldiers Dead in Heavy Shelling
    Aug19

    Ukraine Reports Three Soldiers Dead in Heavy Shelling

    Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and six injured by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a top Kiev official said on Friday. Speaking at a press briefing the Ukrainian president’s spokesman on security, Alexander Motuzyaniyk, said rebels launched more than 500 mortar and over 300 artillery shells at government-held...