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    New documents say Trump aide hid payments from pro-Moscow Ukraine party
    Mar21

    New documents say Trump aide hid payments from pro-Moscow Ukraine party

    KIEV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian lawmaker on Tuesday released new financial documents allegedly showing that a former campaign manager to President Trump laundered payments from the party of a disgraced ex-leader of Ukraine using offshore accounts in Belize and Kyrgyzstan. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Methane gas explosion kills eight miners in western Ukraine, 20 missing
    Mar02

    Methane gas explosion kills eight miners in western Ukraine, 20 missing

    Eight miners were killed in a methane gas explosion in a coal mine in western Ukraine’s Lviv region on Thursday. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine lawmaker who aided Trump associates on pact faces treason inquiry
    Feb22

    Ukraine lawmaker who aided Trump associates on pact faces treason inquiry

    Prosecutors in Ukraine are investigating whether a member of Parliament committed treason by working with two associates of President Donald Trump’s to promote a plan for settling Ukraine’s conflicts with Russia. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Kremlin denies knowledge of Ukraine plan pushed by Trump associates
    Feb21

    Kremlin denies knowledge of Ukraine plan pushed by Trump associates

    The Kremlin denied on Monday any knowledge of a peace plan for Ukraine put forward by a Ukrainian lawmaker and two associates of President Donald Trump. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence’s reassurances
    Feb20

    Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence’s reassurances

    MUNICH — Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties
    Feb17

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties

    BRUSSELS — The Trump administration signaled Thursday there will be no change soon in U.S.-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer cooperation with Washington. Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behavior. …read more Source:...

    Russian touch in a Dutch vote has European officials on alert
    Feb17

    Russian touch in a Dutch vote has European officials on alert

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Harry van Bommel, a left-wing member of the Dutch Parliament, had persuasive allies in convincing voters that they should reject a trade pact with Ukraine — his special “Ukrainian team,” a gleefully contrarian group of émigrés whose sympathies lay with Russia. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Dunford to speak with Russia’s top general in first such meeting since 2014
    Feb16

    Dunford to speak with Russia’s top general in first such meeting since 2014

    Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will meet with the top Russian military officer this week, in the first encounter between the two countries’ leading generals since Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea in 2014. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley blames Russia for new fighting in Ukraine
    Feb03

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley blames Russia for new fighting in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Thursday blamed Russia for renewed, deadly fighting in Ukraine and said U.S. sanctions against Moscow would remain in place. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Putin swaggers into Hungary as Europe wonders about U.S.
    Feb03

    Putin swaggers into Hungary as Europe wonders about U.S.

    BUDAPEST — When President Vladimir Putin of Russia last paid a visit to Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban was under siege for his autocratic style, Russia was isolated for its seizure of Crimea, and both men were called xenophobes for their hard-line stance on immigration. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

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