Section: Politics

      Yanukovych`s lawyer says when his client may return to Ukraine
      Dec11

      Yanukovych`s lawyer says when his client may return to Ukraine

      Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will return to Ukraine and will testify as soon as the danger to his life disappears, his lawyer Vitaliy Serdiuk said on 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”As soon as the danger to Viktor Yanukovych`s life disappears, he will take part in all court hearings,” Serdiuk said. As UNIAN reported earlier, on November...

      WSJ: Exxon`s Rex Tillerson is top candidate for secretary of state
      Dec10

      WSJ: Exxon`s Rex Tillerson is top candidate for secretary of state

      Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Rex Tillerson has emerged as the leading candidate to become President-elect Donald Trump`s pick for secretary of state, according to two transition officials, marking the latest twist in a multiweek search for a top diplomat, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Tillerson moved ahead of other candidates,...

      Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House – media
      Dec10

      Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House – media

      The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter, The Washington Post reported. Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to...

      Half of Ukrainian Parliament members` e-declarations analyzed, 53 sent to anti-graft agency
      Dec10

      Half of Ukrainian Parliament members` e-declarations analyzed, 53 sent to anti-graft agency

      The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine has analyzed half of the electronic income declarations submitted by Verkhovna Rada deputies, following which 53 of the documents have been sent to the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC), according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Half of MPs` electronic declarations have been...

      Ukraine urged to conduct validation of officials` e-declarations
      Dec10

      Ukraine urged to conduct validation of officials` e-declarations

      The United States, the European Union, and Canada have urged Ukraine to conduct an independent and credible verification of electronic declarations of officials, according a joint statement by the embassies of Canada, the United States, and the EU Delegation on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day. As UNIAN reported earlier, the...

      EP to vote for visa suspension mechanism Dec 15
      Dec09

      EP to vote for visa suspension mechanism Dec 15

      The European Parliament will vote for the suspension mechanism of the visa-free regime on Thursday, December 15, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”So we will have the debate on the suspension mechanism in the EP plenary on Wed and the vote on Thu (15 Dec),” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on December 9. As UNIAN reported...

      Yanukovych status in Russia clarified
      Dec09

      Yanukovych status in Russia clarified

      The Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine has received from former president Viktor Yanukovych`s lawyer Vitaliy Serdiuk a notice regarding his client`s status in the Russian Federation, according to RBC-Ukraine. The document notes that Yanukovych received a temporary asylum certificate in Russia, issued November 26, 2015 by the migration service...

      EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization
      Dec09

      EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization

      The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the summit Ukraine-EU in Brussels promised to cansel the moratorium on the export of unprocessed timber. It is a condition for the EU to grant 600 million euros and promise of visa liberalization in a short time. A lot of Ukrainians outrage of the EU position and call it “visa...

      U.S. senators urge Trump to take tough line on Russia over Ukraine
      Dec09

      U.S. senators urge Trump to take tough line on Russia over Ukraine

      A bipartisan group of 27 U.S. senators sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to take a tough line against Russia over what they termed its ”military land grab” in Ukraine, according to Reuters. The letter, whose 12 Republican and 15 Democratic signatories included some leading foreign policy voices from Trump`s...

      Ukraine ready to send investigator to Russia to question Yanukovych
      Dec09

      Ukraine ready to send investigator to Russia to question Yanukovych

      The Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine (PGO) is preparing a motion to question fugitive ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in Russia as a suspect, according to the Dzerkalo Tyzhnia online news portal, dt.ua. A respective request for international legal assistance is to be sent to Russia`s investigation agencies next week, head of the...