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    Brewing threat of worsening tensions between Poroshenko and Avakov
    Dec09

    Brewing threat of worsening tensions between Poroshenko and Avakov

    In late October, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) detained the internal affairs minister’s son, Oleksandr Avakov. Allegedly, he was indicted in a corruption scheme that cost the Ukrainian budget over 14 million hrv (about $520,000 U.S.). The younger Avakov and two other senior officials at the Ministry of Internal...

    Sucking Up to the Boss Baby
    Dec09

    Sucking Up to the Boss Baby

    The key to survival in Donald Trump’s orbit is knowing that you’re really only ever performing for an audience of one. Lose his approval and trust and you’re out. When Kellyanne Conway says that “a lot of people in the mainstream media interfered with our election by trying to help Hillary Clinton win” or Stephen Miller shouts...

    Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?
    Dec09

    Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors filed evidence late Friday afternoon to demonstrate that Paul Manafort violated a court-mandated gag order by contributing to an op-ed defending himself in a Ukrainian newspaper. In a 41-page filing, prosecutors argue that Manafort, who is on trial for charges including money laundering and...

    U.N. report highlights deaths,  humanitarian crisis in Donbas war
    Dec09

    U.N. report highlights deaths, humanitarian crisis in Donbas war

    KRAMATORSK-AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine – As the shelling renewed at 3 p.m. less than an hour before dusk, women were still calmly seen carrying grocery bags, and an unmarked school bus was shuttling children home through an armed checkpoint. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Mogherini Defends Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity As EU Weighs Russia Sanctions Extension
    Dec09

    Mogherini Defends Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity As EU Weighs Russia Sanctions Extension

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief reiterated the EU’s “unwavering” support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity as the bloc considered moves to extend economic sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tom Cotton, Perpetual Warmonger
    Dec09

    Tom Cotton, Perpetual Warmonger

    The Wall Street Journal interview with Sen. Tom Cotton was a useful reminder that he is every bit as fanatical on foreign policy as he seems to be: When it comes to America’s present challenges—from Iran to North Korea, China to Russia, Syria to Ukraine—Mr. Cotton, a conservative Republican, is squarely on Team [Teddy] Roosevelt. “There is...

    The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened
    Dec09

    The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

    Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most...

    Oregon designates Holodomor Remembrance Day
    Dec09

    Oregon designates Holodomor Remembrance Day

    PORTLAND, Ore. – For the first time in its history, the Oregon legislature designated the fourth Saturday in November – November 25, 2017 – as Holodomor Remembrance Day in the state. This legislation was introduced at the request of the local Ukrainian American community – another first in the history of the state. It was passed unanimously by...

    Jailed Mikheil Saakashvili calls for Ukraine president’s impeachment
    Dec09

    Jailed Mikheil Saakashvili calls for Ukraine president’s impeachment

    Ukraine’s jailed opposition leader is calling for his supporters to rally for the impeachment of the country’s president and has declared a hunger strike. …read more Source:...

    Kremlin turns Belarus into bridgehead  for anti-Ukrainian provocations
    Dec09

    Kremlin turns Belarus into bridgehead for anti-Ukrainian provocations

    In recent months, Russia has repeatedly used Belarus for provocations against Ukraine. The latest example was the arrest of Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sharoyko by the Belarusian KGB – an incident in which the hand of Moscow is clearly perceptible. The Sharyoko case, as well as a series of separate episodes, illustrate that many of Minsk’s...