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      Ukraine`s agriculture minister resigns, waits for parliament`s green light
      May24

      Ukraine`s agriculture minister resigns, waits for parliament`s green light

      Ukraine`s Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Kutovyi has resigned, according to his Facebook post. ”The minister`s decision to resign is an absolutely natural process for any European country and usual practice in the world,” Kutovyi wrote on Wednesday evening. In his words, he is leaving the post, thanking members of the parliamentary...

      Dutch Senate forms majority to support EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
      May24

      Dutch Senate forms majority to support EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

      The majority has been formed in the Dutch Senate in support of the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, according to BNR.nl. In addition to traditional supporters of the Agreement – senators from parties VVD, D66, GroenLinks, and PvdA, nine CDA senators and three representatives of CU are reportedly ready to ratify the deal...

      White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine
      May23

      White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine

      The Trump administration`s budget proposal would convert some of the United States` foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29%, as reported by Reuters. See also: Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans The cuts to programs under the State...

      Freedom House calls on Rada to consult with civil society before choosing Ombudsman
      May23

      Freedom House calls on Rada to consult with civil society before choosing Ombudsman

      As Ukraine`s parliament debates selection of a new Ombudsman, who has a vital role in calling attention to human rights and democratic governance issues, Freedom House suggests that Rada consider postponing the vote to ensure participation of civil society in the decision-making process. ”We urge the Rada to consider a wide range of candidates...

      Flynn to decline U.S. Senate subpoena in Russia probe: media
      May23

      Flynn to decline U.S. Senate subpoena in Russia probe: media

      Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn will decline to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, according to media reports on Monday. Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, the Associated Press,...

      PGO appeals court for permission to convict Azarov, Stavytsky in absentia
      May23

      PGO appeals court for permission to convict Azarov, Stavytsky in absentia

      The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has said that a petition was sent to the Kyiv Pechersk District Court for permission to convict former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and former Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Eduard Stavytsky in absentia, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”As for Azarov, we have...

      Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg
      May22

      Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg

      Belize authorities have launched an investigation into money laundering by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and American political technologist Paul Manafort, according to Bloomberg. See also: Manafort falsified invoice to Belize company to legitimize Yanukovych`s $750,000 payment to himself – Ukrainian MP In the five-year period from...

      McCain: Russian diplomat didn`t belong in the Oval Office
      May22

      McCain: Russian diplomat didn`t belong in the Oval Office

      Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov did not belong in the Oval Office for a meeting with President Trump, according to The Hill. McCain told host Chris Wallace on ”Fox News Sunday” that Lavrov ”had no business in the Oval Office,” The Hill reported. The senator said the Russian foreign minister is...

      Russian ambassador Kislyak and close Putin’s friend, Ukrainian oligarch Medvedchuk was in contact with Trump campaign – Reuters
      May21

      Russian ambassador Kislyak and close Putin’s friend, Ukrainian oligarch Medvedchuk was in contact with Trump campaign – Reuters

      Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump`s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. Six of the previously undisclosed contacts described...

      FBI once warned Congressman Rohrabacher of recruitment attempt by Russian spies
      May20

      FBI once warned Congressman Rohrabacher of recruitment attempt by Russian spies

      The FBI warned Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in 2012 that Russian spies were trying to recruit him, officials told The New York Times, an example of how aggressively Russian agents have tried to influence Washington politics. The congressman, Dana Rohrabacher of California, has been known for years as one of Moscow`s biggest defenders...

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