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    Ex-Georgia leader vows to regain Ukrainian citizenship
    Jul27

    Ex-Georgia leader vows to regain Ukrainian citizenship

    Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who moved to Ukraine to lead one of the country’s most corruption-ridden regions, says he will fight to keep his Ukrainian citizenship. President Petro Poroshenko … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 
    Jul27

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship Wednesday, leaving him effectively stateless. Saakashvili became a citizen of Ukraine and was appointed governor of Odessa by Poroshenko on May 30, 2015. Ukraine’s State Migration Services posted a statement July 26...

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 
    Jul27

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship Wednesday, leaving him effectively stateless. Saakashvili became a citizen of Ukraine and was appointed governor of Odessa by Poroshenko on May 30, 2015. Ukraine’s State Migration Services posted a statement July 26...

    Manafort’s former biz pal an ‘upper-echelon’ Russian mobster: report
    Jul27

    Manafort’s former biz pal an ‘upper-echelon’ Russian mobster: report

    The feds have identified a former business associate of President Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort as an “upper-echelon [associate] of Russian organized crime,” NBC News reported Wednesday. The revelation came in a 115-page filing as part of the Department of Justice’s case against Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch who was...

    Global Affairs pledges to defend Ukraine as it reviews new U.S. sanctions
    Jul26

    Global Affairs pledges to defend Ukraine as it reviews new U.S. sanctions

    Global Affairs is reviewing draft U.S. sanctions on Russia to see if they’ll have any impact on Canadian businesses, said a spokesperson for Minister Chrystia Freeland. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a wide-ranging bill targeting Russia, North Korea and Iran on Tuesday. The bill has offended the European Union because of business...

    DOJ: Ex-Manafort Associate Is Top-Tier Comrade of Russian Mobsters
    Jul26

    DOJ: Ex-Manafort Associate Is Top-Tier Comrade of Russian Mobsters

    In a new filing federal prosecutors call Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash an “upper-echelon” associate of Russian organized crime. …read more Source:...

    New Sanctions Against Russia, Iran, North Korea Hits Snag In Senate
    Jul26

    New Sanctions Against Russia, Iran, North Korea Hits Snag In Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new package of financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea has a hit a snag in the Senate, where the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has objected to the House’s decision to include penalties targeting Pyongyang in the legislation. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told reporters Wednesday that he...

    Lawmakers Need a Russia Sanctions Strategy with an Exit Plan
    Jul26

    Lawmakers Need a Russia Sanctions Strategy with an Exit Plan

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Americas History shows that the lack of flexibility or graduation mechanisms in congressional sanctions can create unnecessary complications for the United States. The Russia-sanctions train appears to be accelerating out of the congressional station, which makes it highly unlikely that both chambers of the...

    Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili
    Jul26

    Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili

    Ukraine’s president has rescinded the citizenship of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia who moved to Ukraine to become leader of one of its most corruption-plagued regions and later … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Sanctions bill hits hurdle in Senate over NKorea penalties
    Jul26

    Sanctions bill hits hurdle in Senate over NKorea penalties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new package of financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea has a hit a snag in the Senate, where the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has objected to the House’s decision to include penalties targeting Pyongyang in the legislation. The penalties on Moscow are for its meddling in the presidential...