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    Trump advisers led covert influence campaign for pro-Russia party
    Aug19

    Trump advisers led covert influence campaign for pro-Russia party

    Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) WASHINGTON – A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s...

    Russia’s Putin Blames Ukraine for Sabotaging Peace Accords
    Aug19

    Russia’s Putin Blames Ukraine for Sabotaging Peace Accords

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the Ukrainian government of sabotaging peace accords for the country’s east during a visit to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Russia annexed in 2014.A conflict in eastern Ukraine between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
    Aug19

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

    WASHINGTON — Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns in wake of campaign shakeup and revelations about Ukraine work. On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that New Britain native Manafort helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012,...

    Emails Suggest Trump Advisers Waged Pro-Russian Covert Campaign
    Aug19

    Emails Suggest Trump Advisers Waged Pro-Russian Covert Campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s then-ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. Paul Manafort...

    Russia Rehearses Swiftly Moving Military Hardware to Crimea
    Aug19

    Russia Rehearses Swiftly Moving Military Hardware to Crimea

    By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters)–Russian naval and land forces have practiced swiftly moving military hardware and troops to annexed Crimea as part of a logistics exercise which foreshadows much larger war games there next month, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The training exercise comes at a time of heightened tension between Russia and...

    Why Did Donald Trump Demote Paul Manafort? More Pro-Russian Party Allegations Emerge As Ukraine Calls For Investigation
    Aug19

    Why Did Donald Trump Demote Paul Manafort? More Pro-Russian Party Allegations Emerge As Ukraine Calls For Investigation

    Paul Manafort is not having a good week. A Ukrainian lawmaker called for a graft probe to be launched against Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign chairman over nearly $13 million worth of payments intended for him from the party of deposed former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: International Business...

    Putin, in Crimea, condemns ‘terrorist attacks’ by Ukraine
    Aug19

    Putin, in Crimea, condemns ‘terrorist attacks’ by Ukraine

    He calls the issue “alarming” but says the Kremlin does not intend to cut ties with Kiev. …read more Source: USA...

    Russia’s Putin blames Ukraine for sabotaging peace accords
    Aug19

    Russia’s Putin blames Ukraine for sabotaging peace accords

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the Ukrainian government of sabotaging peace accords for the country’s east during a visit to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Russia annexed in 2014. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian Opposition Party Will Not Campaign In Annexed Crimea
    Aug19

    Russian Opposition Party Will Not Campaign In Annexed Crimea

    Russia’s opposition PARNAS party will not campaign for Russia’s upcoming legislative elections in the annexed region of Crimea because the Ukrainian government has denied permission for it to do so. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Begins Military Drill in Crimea as Ukraine Tension Mounts
    Aug19

    Russia Begins Military Drill in Crimea as Ukraine Tension Mounts

    Russia’s armed forces have kicked off tactical exercises on the Crimean peninsula, according to state news agency Itar-Tass, as Ukraine has expressed concern about the mounting tension in its southeast. Crimea has been under Russian control since 2014, with Russia fully integrating it in its security network, however, Ukraine and the U.N....