Report: Manafort Flight Records Show Frequent Moscow Trips

Paul Manafort joined President Trump’s election campaign with at least 18 trips to Moscow under his belt and 19 visits to Kiev to work with a …


Ukrainian Graft Battle Falls Into Disarray Beneath EU Spotlight

It began with last month’s shock detention of the interior minister’s son in a corruption sting. Simmering animosity between Ukraine’s …


Paul Manafort flew 18 times to Moscow, showing a deeper connection with the Kremlin

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, flew to Russia at least 18 times as a consultant, and was in constant communication …


Ukrainian army reported to have advanced near occupied Horlivka

Ukrainian combat units are reported to have retaken the village of Hladosove in no-man’s land near the Russian-occupied Donetsk Oblast city of …


Ukrainian victim of Russia’s first ‘absolutely Stalinist trial” spends 4th birthday in brutal isolation - Human Rights in Ukraine

Oleksandr (Sasha) Kolchenko is spending a fourth birthday in Russian captivity, one of the first victims of Russia’s mounting appetite for fake …


Ukraine embassy to hold ceremony in memory of Holodomor victims On Nov 25

ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (APP):Ukrainian Embassy would hold a ceremony in memory of victims of the artificial famine/genocide of 1932-33 also known in …


Putin’s Inheritance From Stalin: Fear Of Ukraine

Popular<br>on social media<p>Kamaliya to raise money for children’s heart center 330 UPDATE: Activists burn tires to protest Georgians’ kidnapping (VIDEO) …


How the EU broke Ukraine (with help from Russia)

Four years after the EU’s push for closer ties with Ukraine provoked Russia and helped start a revolution, the country is ravaged by war and nearly …

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High-profile criminal investigations face total collapse

After making very little progress in the four years after the EuroMaidan Revolution that drove President Viktor Yanukovych from power, high-profile …

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Five Ukrainian servicemen killed in eastern Ukraine: military

KIEV (Reuters) - Five Ukrainian servicemen were killed when pro-Russian rebels attacked government positions mostly in the Luhansk region on Thursday, the Ukrainian military said.<p>An almost three-year-old peace agreement has failed to stop fighting in eastern Ukraine with each side accusing the …


Lessons from Ukraine: What London can learn from Kiev’s burgeoning tech sector

When I tell my British business partners that London can learn from Kiev about how to grow as a tech hub after Brexit, I’m met with incredulity.<p>Maybe …


UK to speak out on 'hostile' Russia at EU summit

It said she will pledge £100 million (€112m) over the next five years to "counter [Russian] disinformation" in the former Soviet region.<p>"This summit …


Coup attempt underway in occupied Luhansk: what we know so far

<i>Masked "little green men" in downtown Luhansk. 21 November 2017. Screenshot: Youtube</i><p>A de facto coup d’état is underway in occupied Luhansk. Yesterday …


Ukraine rebel leader says situation in Luhansk is attempted coup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The presence of armed men in the streets of the capital of Ukraine's breakaway Luhansk region is an attempted coup by a fired local police chief, Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-styled "Luhansk People's Republic" (LNR), said on Wednesday.<p>Plotnitsky sacked Igor Kornet, the …


Manafort flight records show deeper Kremlin ties than previously known

WASHINGTON - Political guru Paul Manafort took at least 18 trips to Moscow and was in frequent contact with Vladimir Putin's allies for nearly a …


Power struggle among east Ukraine separatists indicates likely Russian consolidation of increased militia control in Donbass conflict | Jane's 360

Event<p>On 22 November 2017 the Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported that the breakaway Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) leader, Igor Plotnitsky, had …


Sharp but narrow snapshots of Ukraine's turmoil - Bad Roads, Royal Court Upstairs, review

It’s five years since thousands of Ukrainians flocked to Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev to protest against their government’s refusal to proceed with developing political and economic ties to the EU.<p>Those events – which came to a revolutionary head in February 2014 – resulted in …


From borderlands to bloodlands

Since the armed conflict in Donbas between the Kyiv government and pro-Russian separatists, the common discourse about “two Ukraines” separated by …


Requiem for a Hit Man

When they arrested Timur Makhauri with two unregistered pistols and a bogus passport in downtown Kiev earlier this year, police thought they made a breakthrough in a string of unsolved contract murders. A judge saw Mr. Makhauri had a dark history of allegedly assassinating critics of the Kremlin in …

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What In The World Is Going On In The Russia-Backed Separatist Luhansk 'Republic'?

Heavily armed men on armored vehicles are patrolling the streets of a war-wracked eastern Ukrainian city -- but this time it's different.


Soviet-made Minsk motorcycles make a comeback in Hanoi

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hanoi might be famous for its scooters, but the city's youth is shifting gears.<p>During an off-roading tournament in November, young motorcycle enthusiasts ripped through the mud in the countryside outside Hanoi.<p>They weren't driving jeeps or four-wheelers, but rather retro-looking Minsk bikes …


Tony Abbott’s father, Richard, dies at 93

FORMER Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s father Richard has died.


How the aftermath of the MH17 tragedy put DFAT's crisis response to the test

As the foreign policy white paper urges a tough approach to Russia, a DFAT staffer remembers MH17.


Separatists Duel for Control of Luhansk - Transitions Online

Separatists Duel for Control of Luhansk<p>Apparent coup attempt broke out when local leader sacked a longtime rival.<p>An apparent attempt to take control …


EU seeks to closer ties with eastern neighbours

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has long sought EU membership for his country.<p>But offiicials in Kiev are angry that a new meeting in Brussels makes no distinct promise of a route to joining the bloc.<p>The EU had been trying to convince the president of Belarus to join in a bid to forge closer …


Chinese consortium to build metro line in Kiev

Chinese consortium to build metro line in Kiev<p>Passengers without their pants wait on a underground platform during the "No Pants Subway Ride" in Kiev …

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Ombudsman says Saakashvili allies illegally deported by police without court warrant

Ukraine’s National Police on Oct. 21 illegally deported three Georgian citizens without court warrants to Georgia, Ukraine’s Human Rights Ombudsman …


Power struggle shakes breakaway republic in eastern Ukraine as armed men seize Luhansk

Armed men seized the capital of a Russia-backed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine amid a power struggle between two top officials.<p>The takeover of Luhansk on Tuesday followed a decision by Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the breakaway Luhansk People's Republic, to fire interior minister Igor …


"Little green men" in the unmarked Russian uniform cordoned the center of Luhansk

<b>On November 21, a large number of armed and well-equipped militants in the Russian uniform without any identification marks, but wearing distinctive</b> …


Why Stalin Starved Ukraine

History is a battleground, perennially fought over, endlessly contested. Nowhere does this aphorism hold true more than in Russia. A majority of …

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