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    Media Conspiracy Theorists Draw Ukraine and Russia into Trump Conspiracy
    May02

    Media Conspiracy Theorists Draw Ukraine and Russia into Trump Conspiracy

    I wouldn’t have guessed 2 years ago that most of the media would spend its time spinning Truther style conspiracy theories about Trump. Or that those same conspiracy theories would be interlinked with a special prosecutor. But here we are. The Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN and the rest of the media backtrail spend most of their...

    Ukraine Fortifies Its Airwaves Against Russian TV Broadcasts
    May02

    Ukraine Fortifies Its Airwaves Against Russian TV Broadcasts

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine has gone to war against Russian propaganda. Last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced the deployment of Ukrainian electronic warfare units to jam the transmission of about 40 Russian and pro-Russian television channels in the country’s embattled eastern Donbas region. “We will protect Ukrainians from...

    Did Trump Link Arms Sales to Ukraine with Cutting Off Mueller?
    May02

    Did Trump Link Arms Sales to Ukraine with Cutting Off Mueller?

    I agree with Jon Chait. This revelation from The New York Times is a big deal. The Times reports that soon after the administration okayed the sale of Javelin missiles to Ukraine, Ukrainian officials ended their cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and essentially suspended a series of domestic investigations which touch on Paul...

    Ukrainian President To Expand Sanctions Against Russians, Paralleling U.S.
    May02

    Ukrainian President To Expand Sanctions Against Russians, Paralleling U.S.

    Ukraine will expand financial and other sanctions against Russian individuals and companies, paralleling U.S. efforts to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine and elsewhere. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine halts co-operation with Mueller investigation amid U.S. missiles sale
    May02

    Ukraine halts co-operation with Mueller investigation amid U.S. missiles sale

    Volodymyr Ariev, a member of Parliament, readily acknowledged that the intention in Kiev was to put investigations into Paul Manafort’s activities “in the long-term box.” …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine reportedly halts investigations into Trump’s former campaign chairman to avoid ‘irritating’ Trump administration amid sale of anti-tank missiles
    May02

    Ukraine reportedly halts investigations into Trump’s former campaign chairman to avoid ‘irritating’ Trump administration amid sale of anti-tank missiles

    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor has seemingly frozen four investigations into Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, in an effort to avoid “irritating” American officials. …read more Source: Business...

    Ukraine cut off cooperation with Mueller to curry favor with Trump
    May02

    Ukraine cut off cooperation with Mueller to curry favor with Trump

    Unprecedented conflicts of interest lead to unprecedented policy problems. Andrew Kramer reports Wednesday for the New York Times that cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller and his team has “been effectively frozen by Ukraine’s chief prosecutor” and that “the decision to halt the investigations by an anticorruption prosecutor was...

    Why Russia Fears the Javelin (America’s Super Tank-Killer)
    May02

    Why Russia Fears the Javelin (America’s Super Tank-Killer)

    Sebastien Roblin Security, The Javelin is so effective that who the United States sells or gives Javelins to has become a political issue on more than one occasion. When Russia provided military support to separatists in Ukraine, columns of Russian tanks were instrumental in turning back Ukrainian Army offensives and seizing government...

    Ukraine stops cooperating with Mueller to guard relationship with Trump
    May02

    Ukraine stops cooperating with Mueller to guard relationship with Trump

    Ukraine has appeared in the Trump–Russia investigation from before there was an official Trump–Russia investigation. There was the incident at the Republican convention where Trump campaign officials intervened to weaken a plank in the party platform concerning support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia. There were Paul Manafort’s...

    Ukraine Stopped Helping Mueller Probe After Trump Administration Gave It Weapons to Fight Russia

    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor has stopped cooperating with the Mueller investigation in order to remain on Trump’s good side, according to reports. …read more Source:...