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Section: The American Center for a European Ukraine (USA)

      IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS
      May13

      IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS

      By Kirk Bennett About two months after the Revolution of Dignity drove President Yanukovych out of office in February 2014, I received an e-mail from a fairly apolitical acquaintance in Kyiv. She assured me that, revolution notwithstanding, basically nothing had changed and the country was still being run by a bunch of crooks and scoundrels. […]...

      European Parliament decides to strengthen sanctions against Russia
      May12

      European Parliament decides to strengthen sanctions against Russia

      The European Parliament in its resolution of May 12 stated that pressure on Russia should be increased and sanctions be extended due to the persecutions of representatives of the Crimean Tatar people in temporary occupied Crimea. This is said in a Parliament’s resolution approved in Strasburg on Thursday. “MEPs strongly condemn the decision...

      How Western aid enables graft addiction in Ukraine
      May10

      How Western aid enables graft addiction in Ukraine

      Ukraine’s elites deploy the courts and police to raid companies they covet. Extortion, not public service, is the primary activity of state regulatory agencies. Even more damaging is the plundering of state assets. The looting of state-owned companies by oligarchs and state officials, including figures close to the president and former...

      Gontareva says Ukraine met IMF’s requirements
      May10

      Gontareva says Ukraine met IMF’s requirements

      A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Ron van Rooden has arrived in Kyiv. IMF experts are expected to meet with Ukrainian officials, they will focus on discussions and finalizations of the second review of the Fund’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) adopted for Ukraine in March 2015. Head of the IMF mission […] …read...

      PRGO sent materials concerning Martynenko case to NABU
      May05

      PRGO sent materials concerning Martynenko case to NABU

      Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau began to study the 40 volumes of materials received from the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in one of the episodes of a series of proceedings concerning former national deputy Mykola Martynenko. This was stated by Director of NABU Artem Sytnyk. According to Sytnyk, NABU has been waiting for these...

      U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine
      May03

      U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine

      A new bill in the U.S. Congress would prevent the White House from lifting a raft of sanctions against Russia until Ukraine restores control over Crimea, which Moscow forcibly annexed in 2014, or settles the peninsula’s status to Kyiv’s satisfaction. RFERL: U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine...

      MP urges NABU, SBU to probe alleged ‘corrupt deal’ to buy Bogdan-MAZ trucks for army
      May03

      MP urges NABU, SBU to probe alleged ‘corrupt deal’ to buy Bogdan-MAZ trucks for army

      Leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko urges the NABU and the SBU to launch a probe into abuse of power by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the purchase of MAZ trucks assembled by a plant belonging to the president, instead of Ukrainian-made KrAZ trucks. Interfax: MP urges NABU, SBU to probe alleged ‘corrupt deal’ […]...

      Russia Questions Inflation Goals Derided as `Numerical Fetishes’
      Apr26

      Russia Questions Inflation Goals Derided as `Numerical Fetishes’

      After the crisis in Ukraine erupted more than two years ago, the Bank of Russia missed its inflation target in 2015 for a fourth straight year and already conceded the goal is at risk for 2017 after turmoil in the oil market and the ruble. Economy Ministry forecasts, backed by the government last week, show […] …read more Source: The...

      Quantum of silence
      Apr26

      Quantum of silence

      Vladimir Putin appears to have lost any interest he once had in a rapprochement with the West, and in the east of Ukraine the bullets still fly. The thinking runs, an isolated Russia could turn yet more unpredictable and dangerous. Better, surely, to talk. Newsweek: Quantum of silence …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

      Ukraine’s ex-officer tells how he helped Russian invaders seize Crimea
      Apr26

      Ukraine’s ex-officer tells how he helped Russian invaders seize Crimea

      A former member of Ukraine’s Interior Affairs Ministry, who defected to Russia during the Crimea occupation, reveals details how the Black Sea was seized by the Russian military. He headed “militants” and stormed the airport in Simferopol with the Russian regular forces. UAT: Ukraine’s ex-officer tells how he helped Russian invaders...

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