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    US Commerce Chief Tied to Russian Shipping Venture, Leaked Documents Show
    Nov06

    US Commerce Chief Tied to Russian Shipping Venture, Leaked Documents Show

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shares significant business interests through a shipping venture in Russia with President Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and an oligarch subject to American sanctions, newly leaked documents showed Sunday. Ross, a 79-year-old billionaire industrialist, has an investment in partnerships valued at between $2...

    US Lobbyists Missed Red Flags in Manafort-linked Contracts
    Nov04

    US Lobbyists Missed Red Flags in Manafort-linked Contracts

    Two U.S. firms caught up in the special counsel’s indictment against Paul Manafort claim to have been misled about the details of the former Trump campaign chairman’s lobbying efforts for Ukraine, but clear warning signals were readily available. Voice of America’s Ukrainian Service has turned up several U.S. and European news...

    Poland to Ban Ukrainians With ‘Anti-Polish Views’
    Nov03

    Poland to Ban Ukrainians With ‘Anti-Polish Views’

    Poland plans to bar Ukrainians with “anti-Polish views,” its foreign minister said on Thursday, emphasizing the nationalist credentials of his ruling party that often talks of the “historic wrongs” inflicted on Poles by their neighbors. Witold Waszczykowski said the policy was a reaction to disrespect shown at a Polish cemetery in the western...

    Ukraine Official: US Should Demand Access to Yanukovych in Manafort Case
    Nov01

    Ukraine Official: US Should Demand Access to Yanukovych in Manafort Case

    A top Ukrainian official says Russia should provide U.S. investigators with access to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia after his rule was toppled in Ukraine’s Maidan revolution of 2014. Dmitry Shymkiv, the deputy head of the administration of President Petro Poroshenko, said access to Yanukovych could prove...

    Putin Opens Monument to Stalin’s Victims, Dissidents Cry Foul
    Oct31

    Putin Opens Monument to Stalin’s Victims, Dissidents Cry Foul

    President Vladimir Putin inaugurated a monument to the victims of Stalinist purges on Monday, but Soviet-era dissidents accused him of cynicism at a time when they say authorities are riding roughshod over civil freedoms. “The Wall of Grief” occupies a space on the edge of Moscow’s busy 10-lane ring road and depicts a mass of...

    Finnish President Says Joining NATO Would Require Referendum
    Oct31

    Finnish President Says Joining NATO Would Require Referendum

    Any move by Finland to join NATO would need public approval via a referendum, President Sauli Niinisto told a panel debate on Monday ahead of elections in January. The Nordic country is a member of the European Union but has stayed outside the NATO military alliance in line with its tradition of avoiding confrontation with Russia, with which it...

    NATO Challenges Russia on Scope of War Games
    Oct27

    NATO Challenges Russia on Scope of War Games

    NATO has accused Russia of misleading the Western military alliance about the military exercises it held last month with Belarus. “There is a discrepancy between what Russia briefed before the exercise … and the actual numbers and the scale and the scope of the exercise,” NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday. Russian...

    Sources: Putin Ally Wins Right to Develop Prime Moscow Plot
    Oct26

    Sources: Putin Ally Wins Right to Develop Prime Moscow Plot

    A company with ties to an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has won the right to develop a prime piece of Moscow real estate near the Kremlin, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters. Moscow city government auctioned off the plot, which lies on the bank’s of the Moskva river and includes a number of historic buildings, and it...

    Bodyguard Killed, MP and Two Others Wounded in Kyiv Blast
    Oct26

    Bodyguard Killed, MP and Two Others Wounded in Kyiv Blast

    An explosion in Kyiv on Wednesday killed a bodyguard and wounded three people, including Ukrainian lawmaker Ihor Mosiychuk, Ukrainian officials said, describing the incident as a deliberate attack. Mosiychuk, a member of the opposition Radical Party, was hospitalized but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, while his bodyguard was killed,...

    Russia Frees Two Pro-Kyiv Crimea Tatar Leaders from Jail
    Oct25

    Russia Frees Two Pro-Kyiv Crimea Tatar Leaders from Jail

    Russia has freed two prominent Crimean Tatar activists opposed to Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, their lawyer said Wednesday. Ukraine’s leader thanked Turkey’s president for helping broker the release. Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Crimean Tatars’ semi-official Mejlis legislature before it was...

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