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    Context
    Aug19

    Context

    [ed.note: I wrote this post last night, prior to Paul Manafort’s resignation from the Trump campaign. His departure doesn’t change the story, if anything it tends to confirm it. But the rapidity and totality of his departure looks to me much more tied to his mounting legal trouble and efforts to protect Trump from those troubles than...

    Putin, in Crimea, slams Ukraine ‘terror attacks’
    Aug19

    Putin, in Crimea, slams Ukraine ‘terror attacks’

    He calls the issue “alarming” but says the Kremlin does not intend to cut ties with Kiev. …read more Source: USA...

    Vernyayev golden in parallel bars, Cheban in canoe sprint
    Aug19

    Vernyayev golden in parallel bars, Cheban in canoe sprint

    Gymanst Oleh Vernyayev won his second Olympic medal in Rio, with a decisive victory – and Ukraine’s first gold medal – in the parallel bars. The Ukrainian bested American silver medalist Danell Leyva by a score of 16.041-15.900 on August 16. Leyva nailed his final routine, putting him temporarily in first place until Vernyayev put […]...

    Moscow wants Bosnia-style outcome for Ukraine, says senior analyst
    Aug19

    Moscow wants Bosnia-style outcome for Ukraine, says senior analyst

    Despite its declarations about taking revenge against Kyiv for supposedly sending “diversionists” into Crimea, Moscow is unlikely to launch a major war, but instead hopes to use the threat of such a conflict to force Ukraine to agree to a resolution of the conflict that would result in a Bosnia-style outcome, according to Anatoly Oktisyuk. […]...

    Paul Manafort Resigns As Trump’s Campaign Manager After Week Of Staff Shakeups
    Aug19

    Paul Manafort Resigns As Trump’s Campaign Manager After Week Of Staff Shakeups

    Donald Trump’s embattled campaign manager Paul Manafort stepped down from his position Friday morning, capping off yet a chaotic week of staff reshuffling and ending his five-month stint of running the Republican nominee’s operation. “I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today,” Trump...

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
    Aug19

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Since 2014, 18 countries have provided non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine
    Aug19

    Since 2014, 18 countries have provided non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine

    Since January 2014, 18 countries have provided $164.1 million (U.S.) worth of non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, with more than 80 percent of that coming from just two countries, the United States, which has given $117.6 million worth of supplies, and Canada, which has given $23.6 million. Those figures were provided to the Apostrophe...

    Vitvitsky on selection commission for Ukraine’s General Inspectorate
    Aug19

    Vitvitsky on selection commission for Ukraine’s General Inspectorate

    KYIV – Bohdan Vitvitsky, a Ukrainian-born corruption expert from New Jersey, has joined a selection commission that will choose members of a newly created General Inspectorate at the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine. The move is part of an overall drive to fix the nation’s deeply flawed prosecutorial and justice system....

    In Russia, 25 Years Since Failed Soviet Coup Go Largely Unmarked
    Aug19

    In Russia, 25 Years Since Failed Soviet Coup Go Largely Unmarked

    Few Russians are marking Friday’s 25th anniversary of a coup attempt which heralded the demise of the Soviet Union, a holiday ignored in official circles because of its revolutionary, anti-establishment nature. On August 19, 1991, eight hard-line Communist leaders seized power from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, declaring him ill. In...

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns from presidential campaign
    Aug19

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns from presidential campaign

    Manafort is stepping down in the wake of a campaign shake-up, as well as revelations about his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine …read more Source: Vancouver...