: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    US Special Envoy at Ukraine Frontlines
    May16

    US Special Envoy at Ukraine Frontlines

    Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatist rebels in the east of the country is entering its fifth year. Since February, there has been an uptick in fighting along the 450-kilometer contact line. VOA joined the United States’ Special Envoy for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, along with U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch on a trip...

    The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained
    May16

    The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained

    What happened when Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner took that meeting? What really happened at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016? The answer to this question could be the key to understanding whether Trump’s team colluded with the Russians — or whether the whole Trump-Russia scandal really is, as participants claim, a nothingburger. On...

    Europe’s Counterpunch to America Over the Iran Deal
    May16

    Europe’s Counterpunch to America Over the Iran Deal

    Donald Trump may have inadvertently done Europe a favor. By unilaterally and definitively violating the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration is galvanizing Europeans in unprecedented ways to challenge the capricious use of U.S. secondary sanctions and American dominance of the global financial system. These sanctions—which threaten to...

    Trump Jr: Can’t recall discussing Russia probe with father
    May16

    Trump Jr: Can’t recall discussing Russia probe with father

    By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee last year that he couldn’t remember whether he had discussed the Russia investigation with his father, according to transcripts released Wednesday of his interview with the panel. The committee released more than 1,800...

    Putin inaugurates controversial bridge between Russia, Crimea
    May16

    Putin inaugurates controversial bridge between Russia, Crimea

    Vladimir Putin has inaugurated a controversial new bridge linking mainland Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea by driving a dump truck across the 12-mile span. Clad in jeans, a casual jacket and black dress shoes, the Russian strongman was seen on state TV on Tuesday behind the wheel of the truck as he drove it across the… …read more...

    The Lingering Mysteries of a Trump-Russia Conspiracy
    May16

    The Lingering Mysteries of a Trump-Russia Conspiracy

    The day after Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to lead the investigation into Russia’s election interference, it seemed to some that President Trump’s “worst nightmare” had come true. A year and nearly 20 indictments later, there’s no sign it’s winding down.Dozens of dizzying developments and near-daily news...

    Vladimir Putin Beaten by a Cat as First to Cross $4 Billion Crimea Bridge
    May16

    Vladimir Putin Beaten by a Cat as First to Cross $4 Billion Crimea Bridge

    Four years after annexing Crimea, the Russian leader unveiled a bridge to Russia and the builder’s feline mascot has become famous all over the country. …read more Source:...

    Detained Journalist For Russian State Agency Transferred To Ukrainian Region Near Crimea
    May16

    Detained Journalist For Russian State Agency Transferred To Ukrainian Region Near Crimea

    The head of a major Russian state news agency’s branch in Ukraine has been transferred to the southern region of Kherson for prosecution following his arrest in Kyiv on suspicion of treason. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Robert Mueller’s Most Important Accomplishment
    May16

    Robert Mueller’s Most Important Accomplishment

    Thursday marks a year since Robert Mueller was appointment as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation, and in that time I’ve written a lot about the known unknowns of his work. We don’t know everyone he’s interviewed. We don’t know what evidence he’s gathered. We don’t know what further charges he...

    Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov Starts Hunger Strike In Russian Prison
    May16

    Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov Starts Hunger Strike In Russian Prison

    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who opposed Moscow’s takeover of Crimea and is now in prison in Russia, has started a hunger strike to demand the release of all Ukrainian nationals held in Russian penitentiaries. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...