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    Police Clash With Saakashvili Supporters In Kyiv
    Dec07

    Police Clash With Saakashvili Supporters In Kyiv

    Dozens of Ukrainian police raided a protest camp outside the parliament building in Kyiv early on December 6 in a failed attempt to detain Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader. Authorities said at least four police officers were injured, while protesters said nine activists were injured. The raid...

    Ukraine Tries to Fend Off Critics as West Cranks Up Pressure on Corruption
    Dec07

    Ukraine Tries to Fend Off Critics as West Cranks Up Pressure on Corruption

    Ukraine’s general prosecutor denied on Wednesday that his office was impeding the work of a new anti-corruption body as he sought to deflect charges by Kyiv’s Western backers that Ukraine was backsliding on promises to fight graft. The United States, the European Union and Canada have thrown financial and diplomatic support behind the...

    Saakashvili Defiant As Police Clash With Supporters At Kyiv Protest Camp
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Defiant As Police Clash With Supporters At Kyiv Protest Camp

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader, has vowed that he will continue to resist arrest after his supporters dramatically freed him from custody in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Saakashvili Escapes Custody After Standoff With Police
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Escapes Custody After Standoff With Police

    Ukrainian security forces arrested former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on suspicion of assisting a criminal organization but he later escaped from custody in Kyiv with help from his supporters. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
    Dec07

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

    The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
    Dec07

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

    The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...

    For Whom the Wall Fell? A Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism
    Dec07

    For Whom the Wall Fell? A Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, what does the balance sheet of so-called “transition” countries (even if the term is no longer fully adequate) look like? For me, that issue has dual personal relevance. First, I am originally from one of them (Serbia). And second, I worked on most of these countries in the 1990s at the World...

    READ: The Op-Ed Manafort Is Accused Of Ghostwriting With A Russian Asset
    Dec06

    READ: The Op-Ed Manafort Is Accused Of Ghostwriting With A Russian Asset

    TPM has obtained what appears to be the draft opinion article that Paul Manafort allegedly helped to ghostwrite, getting him in hot water with federal prosecutors and potentially the judge in his criminal case.The draft op-ed was provided t0 TPM by Oleg Voloshyn, a former spokesman for Ukraine’s ministry of foreign affairs under the...

    A Ukrainian political pundit says Paul Manafort did not ‘ghostwrite’ his pro-Manafort opinion piece
    Dec06

    A Ukrainian political pundit says Paul Manafort did not ‘ghostwrite’ his pro-Manafort opinion piece

    A Ukrainian political pundit and former government official said Tuesday that Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, did not ghostwrite an opinion piece he drafted to submit to a Kiev newspaper, as prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller have alleged. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Prosecutors: Manafort wrote op-ed with colleague in Russia
    Dec05

    Prosecutors: Manafort wrote op-ed with colleague in Russia

    By Chad Day and Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In an attempt to burnish his public image and leave no fingerprints behind, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort recently enlisted a longtime Russian colleague to help him ghostwrite an op-ed. Related Articles Trump’s tweet raises obstruction specter, worries...