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    Trump admin may open channel to Putin aide over Ukraine: report
    Apr22

    Trump admin may open channel to Putin aide over Ukraine: report

    The Trump administration is expected to appoint a special envoy for directly communicating with a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a new report.Two European officials told BuzzFeed Friday that the official would interact… …read more Source: The...

    Exxon asked for a waiver to resume drilling in Russia. Trump said no.
    Apr21

    Exxon asked for a waiver to resume drilling in Russia. Trump said no.

    They pushed the application after their former CEO joined the administration. The Trump administration rejected Exxon Mobil’s request to resume an oil drilling project in Russia that is currently blocked by US sanctions, a tangible reminder that American policy toward Moscow has yet to change as much as some observers in both countries had...

    Treasury denies Exxon waiver from Russian sanctions
    Apr21

    Treasury denies Exxon waiver from Russian sanctions

    The Trump administration said Friday that it would not grant a waiver from Russian sanctions to Exxon Mobil or any other energy companies. The Treasury Department announcement follows reports that Exxon had been seeking such a waiver to drill in the Black Sea. It comes as the FBI and congressional intelligence committees investigate Russian...

    US Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers to Russia Sanctions
    Apr21

    US Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers to Russia Sanctions

    The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp, seeking to drill in areas prohibited by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday. “In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies,...

    U.S. Treasury Says It Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers To Russia Sanctions
    Apr21

    U.S. Treasury Says It Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers To Russia Sanctions

    The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp, seeking to drill in areas prohibited by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.“In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies,...

    ‘Ultra-Orthodox’ man freaked out about movie shown on flight
    Apr21

    ‘Ultra-Orthodox’ man freaked out about movie shown on flight

    A man caused a ruckus on an Israel-bound plane because he objected to the film being shown on religious grounds — and would only take his seat when he was offered blindfolds for himself and his kids The “ultra-Orthodox” man boarded the flight in Kiev, on the El Al-owned low-cost airline Up, and immediately began… …read more Source:...

    Banker embarks on overhauling Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison system
    Apr21

    Banker embarks on overhauling Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison system

    KYIV – The dimly lit cavernous hallways of the tsarist-era Lukyanivska Prison emit a dank and musky smell. Unmitigated mold growth and years of neglect have rendered a whole cell wing and the basement uninhabitable, even by Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison standards. Called “Katka” by its inmates – after Catherine II of Russia who ruled the […]...

    Georgia and Ukraine welcome new thaw in bilateral relations
    Apr21

    Georgia and Ukraine welcome new thaw in bilateral relations

    Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili traveled to Ukraine on March 27, meeting with the host country’s President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. The visit occurred within the framework of a GUAM summit. GUAM, a loose economic and political cooperation organization, brings together Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan...

    New Jersey District Committee holds annual meeting at UNA Home Office
    Apr21

    New Jersey District Committee holds annual meeting at UNA Home Office

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The New Jersey District Committee of the Ukrainian National Association held its annual meeting here at the UNA Home Office on Friday, April 7, with representatives of UNA Branches 25, 37, 42, 133, 155, 171, 269 and 287 in attendance. District Chairman Oksana Stanko opened the proceedings by welcoming all to the […] …read...

    American citizens should care  about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
    Apr21

    American citizens should care about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    Many commentators have now answered U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s question, “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” But they have failed to point out why that is the wrong question – and why it reflects a profound change in the United States with far larger and more dangerous implications than some might […]...