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    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:...

    Ukrainian Patriarch Calls On EU To Maintain Russia Sanctions
    May02

    Ukrainian Patriarch Calls On EU To Maintain Russia Sanctions

    Patriarch Filaret, the head of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church, has called on the European Union not to treat the conflict in his country’s east as Kyiv’s internal problem and urged the bloc to maintain sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mike Pompeo spent his first week as secretary of state being the anti-Rex Tillerson
    May02

    Mike Pompeo spent his first week as secretary of state being the anti-Rex Tillerson

    Experts think Pompeo might bring back some normalcy to the State Department. Only time will tell if that’s true. Belgium. Saudi Arabia. Israel. Jordan. That sounds like a nice vacation, but it’s actually where Mike Pompeo spent his first five days as the newly minted secretary of state. After his official confirmation last week,...

    Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation
    May02

    Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation

    Ukraine, deeply dependent on the Trump administration for financial and military aid, froze its cooperation with the special counsel’s office. …read more Source: The New York...

    Congressmen’s letter on Ukraine anti-Semitism may be Russian conspiracy, Jewish leader suggests
    May02

    Congressmen’s letter on Ukraine anti-Semitism may be Russian conspiracy, Jewish leader suggests

    (JTA) — A leader of Ukrainian Jews suggested that recent criticism of his country by 57 U.S. congressmen was part of an orchestrated campaign, possibly paid for by Russia. Josef Zissels, chairman of the Vaad Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine, was quoted as saying this by the state-run National News Agency of Ukraine,...