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    Ukraine lawmaker calls on U.S. to investigate new ‘evidence’ of secret payments to Manafort
    Mar24

    Ukraine lawmaker calls on U.S. to investigate new ‘evidence’ of secret payments to Manafort

    KYIV – Paul Manafort is under scrutiny again after a Ukrainian lawmaker released documents he says show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman went to great lengths to hide $750,000 tied to his work for former President Viktor Yanukovych. The documents, made public by National Deputy Serhiy Leshchenko at a press...

    Third anniversary of Russia’s occupation of Crimea
    Mar24

    Third anniversary of Russia’s occupation of Crimea

    Canada condemns Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland issued the following statement, “Third Anniversary of Illegal Annexation of Crimea,” on March 16. Today we mark three years since Russia’s illegal annexation and invasion of Crimea. We condemn...

    Official says trained Russian agent killed exiled Kremlin critic in Ukraine
    Mar24

    Official says trained Russian agent killed exiled Kremlin critic in Ukraine

    An adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister says Pavel Parshov, 28, had been trained in Russia by Russian security services. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Marine Le Pen says she may lift Russia sanctions if elected
    Mar24

    Marine Le Pen says she may lift Russia sanctions if elected

    She said she would consider what she had to do to swiftly lift European Union sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis if elected. …read more Source: Business...

    Ukraine’s navy: Conceptual aspects  and cooperation with the West
    Mar24

    Ukraine’s navy: Conceptual aspects and cooperation with the West

    In late February 2017, the commander of Ukraine’s naval forces, Vice-Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, in an interview with Ukrainian Channel 5, said that the country was considering procuring used combat ships from the West as a way to increase Ukraine’s naval capabilities. The vice admiral stated Kyiv would be willing to purchase...

    Much Ado About Manafort
    Mar24

    Much Ado About Manafort

    MOSCOW—The reports that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had had a contract for tens of millions of dollars to “greatly benefit the Putin Government” were not exactly news here. And, in a certain sense, they didn’t have to be news in Washington, either.Manafort, who has reportedly just volunteered to testify in the House...

    Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Agrees To Testify In Russia Probe
    Mar24

    Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Agrees To Testify In Russia Probe

    A senior Republican lawmaker says President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager has volunteered to speak to a U.S. congressional committee about its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Hosts French Presidential Contender Le Pen In Kremlin
    Mar24

    Putin Hosts French Presidential Contender Le Pen In Kremlin

    President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the countdown to France’s presidential election.Opinion polls show Le Pen, who has said she admires Putin, getting through to the second, decisive...

    Ukraine’s Information Security Doctrine: Breakthrough or veneer of change?
    Mar24

    Ukraine’s Information Security Doctrine: Breakthrough or veneer of change?

    On February 25, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko approved an Information Security Doctrine to address this specific subset of the “numerous national security threats faced by Ukraine” (President.gov.ua, February 25). In describing the main threats to the country in the domain of information security, the document explicitly names the Russian...

    RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena goes on trial in Crimea
    Mar24

    RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena goes on trial in Crimea

    Crimean journalist Mykola Semena has gone on trial on separatism-related charges in the Russian-controlled territory, telling reporters minutes before the hearing that he is innocent. The judge adjourned the trial on March 20 for two weeks shortly after it got under way, following a motion by the defense to provide for a more open and […]...