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    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...

    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...

    U.S. Envoy Volker Says UN Peacekeeping Mission Needed In Ukraine
    Dec09

    U.S. Envoy Volker Says UN Peacekeeping Mission Needed In Ukraine

    U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker said a UN peacekeeping mission is necessary to protect monitors of the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Speaking on the sidelines of a Vienna meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on December 8, he said that without a...

    Poroshenko Denies Interfering With Ukraine’s Anticorruption Efforts
    Dec09

    Poroshenko Denies Interfering With Ukraine’s Anticorruption Efforts

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has not interfered in the work of state anticorruption agencies, comments that come amid mounting domestic and foreign pressure over Kyiv’s commitment to combating graft. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Denies Interfering With Ukraine’s Anticorruption Efforts
    Dec09

    Poroshenko Denies Interfering With Ukraine’s Anticorruption Efforts

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has not interfered in the work of state anticorruption agencies, comments that come amid mounting domestic and foreign pressure over Kyiv’s commitment to combating graft. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    Mikheil Saakashvili, Ex-President of Georgia, Arrested in Ukraine, Again
    Dec09

    Mikheil Saakashvili, Ex-President of Georgia, Arrested in Ukraine, Again

    The police seized Mr. Saakashvili in Kiev for a second time in a week amid a mounting feud with the Ukrainian president. This time they manage to hold on to him. …read more Source: The New York...

    New Filing And TPM Exclusive Emails Show Manafort’s Involvement In Op-Ed
    Dec09

    New Filing And TPM Exclusive Emails Show Manafort’s Involvement In Op-Ed

    The extent of Paul Manafort’s alleged involvement in ghostwriting an op-ed favorable to him has become much clearer from a new court filing submitted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team Friday afternoon and emails about the op-ed provided to TPM by the man who claims to be its author: a former Ukrainian government publicist, Oleg...

    New court filings show Manafort made substantial edits to Ukraine op-ed he denied ghost-writing
    Dec09

    New court filings show Manafort made substantial edits to Ukraine op-ed he denied ghost-writing

    Newly unsealed documents show that Paul Manafort had an integral role in editing an op-ed written by a pro-Russia Ukrainian operative. The discovery prompted special counsel Robert Mueller to pull out of a bail agreement his office reached with Manafort’s lawyers. The court filings show that Manafort did more than just read the draft op-ed...

    How “America First” Turns Into “America Last”
    Dec09

    How “America First” Turns Into “America Last”

    In the first year of Donald Trump, Amerikakritik, a pseudo-academic euphemism for anti-Americanism, has finally made it into the Duden, the German version of the OED. Of course, there is no such thing as anti-Americanism in polite German society; “we are just against this or that U.S. policy/president,” runs the standard disclaimer. In the...