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Ukraine's ex-diplomat slams author of her NYT interview over manipulation

18:45, 04 December 2019 The piece claimed Ukraine had been aware of aid freeze long before it was publicly acknowledged. Former deputy foreign minister of Ukraine, who filed for resignation November 28, Olena Zerkal, has harshly criticized Andrew Kramer, who published an interview with her regarding Ukraine’s early awareness of the alleged U.S. assistance hold. “What was in the article

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Ukrainians know all about Trump’s corruption — and even have a special word for it

By Katya Gorchinskaya, DCReport @ RawStory– Commentary When Donald Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate his opponent Joe Biden, it wasn’t just political dirt he was trying to import to the U.S., but a whole phenomenon. It has a name in Ukraine which can be roughly translated as “problem-solving.” A whole class of people who provide that service. The

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Pillows vs $ 400 million: White House jokes at Obama because of his aid to Ukraine

21:03, 16 November 2019 White House posted a comparative photo of military assistance from former US President Barack Obama and incumbent President Donald Trump. White House published a photo, on which it compared military assistance to Ukraine from former US President Barack Obama and incumbent President Donald Trump. The photo was posted on the White House Facebook page. “Obama gave Ukraine

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Taylor explains significance of U.S. assistance for Ukraine to deter Russian aggression

09:00, 14 November 2019 The U.S. Charge d’affaires for Ukraine has stressed that the Russians are looking for any sign of weakness and any sign that support for Ukraine would be withdrawn. U.S. assistance for Ukraine aimed to help the country deter Russian aggression is a significant element, which gives Ukraine a stronger negotiating position in talks to end the

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Biden on son’s connection with Ukrainian gas firm: “He did not do a single thing wrong”

09:25, 28 October 2019 In response to President Trump’s ongoing calls to investigate his son further for his work with the company, Biden leveled his own challenge. Joe Biden said his son did nothing wrong while serving on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while the former vice president was serving under the Obama administration. In an interview with

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Trump wanted Ukraine president to do a CNN interview on camera to say he was investigating the Bidens

Ambassador Bill Taylor’s 15-page opening statement is being called “devastating” by political analysts and experts who recognize Taylor outed President Donald Trump for an impeachable offense, as outlined in the Constitution. Namely, Taylor outlined that Rudy Giuliani was taking direction directly from the president of the United States, said national security and legal analyst, Susan Hennessey. Taylor also testified that

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U.S. appeals court upholds House subpoena seeking Trump’s accounting records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday backed a House of Representatives request for President Donald Trump’s financial records including tax documents, rejecting an appeal by the president to block his accounting firm from handing over any information. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, affirmed a lower court decision

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Trump and Zelensky did not congratulate Putin on his 67th birthday

According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, messages may arrive with a delay, or may not arrive at all President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the United States Donald Trump did not send congratulations to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of his 67th anniversary. The press secretary of the President of

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Trump’s Lawyers Appeal Ruling on His Tax Returns

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s lawyers are appealing a judge’s conclusion that the president cannot stop Manhattan’s district attorney from getting his tax returns. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero had said in his ruling Monday that he could not grant such a “categorical and limitless assertion of presidential immunity.” Trump’s lawyers immediately appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court

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Ex-Ukraine prosecutor said he was told to back off probe of Biden-linked firm, files show

Ukraine controversy brings focus to Hunter Biden’s background.  New questions over Ukraine dealings by former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. The fired prosecutor at the center of the Ukraine controversy said during a private interview with President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani earlier this year that he was told to back off an investigation involving a natural gas firm that

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Brian Bonner: Volker quits, hopefully not quietly

On the same day that Rudolph Guiliani tweeted how useful Kurt Volker has been in the ex-New York City mayor’s continuing hit job against Ukraine, Volker quit as the U.S. special representative to Ukraine on Sept. 27. Giuliani was using Volker to prove he was working with the U.S. State Department’s blessing in promoting his wild conspiracy theories that he feeds his

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Kremlin says it hopes US wouldn’t release Trump-Putin calls

Russia has voiced hope that the U.S. administration wouldn’t publish private conversations between the two nations’ presidents, like it did with Ukraine. The rough transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy released by the White House Wednesday shows that Trump urged Ukraine to “look into” his Democratic political rival Joe Biden. The July 25 call is now the

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Portnikov: With Putin, Zelenskyy can speak freely

Vitaly Portnikov Volodymyr Zelenskyy seemed genuinely perplexed by the very possibility of making public his telephone conversation with Donald Trump. While answering questions from Ukrainian journalists, Zelenskyy even said that he had assumed that only the American part of their conversation will be published and expressed the opinion that talks between presidents of sovereign states should not be made public

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Trump on Ukraine aid: “Fully paid but I’ll continue to withhold until Europe contributes”

Trump believes Europe should bear more of a financial burden for Ukraine. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday on arrival at the United Nations in New York City that he would continue to withhold money for Ukraine that he ordered frozen. “As far as withholding funds, those funds were paid – they were fully paid. My complaint has always

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Trump says EU should spend “much more” on backing Ukraine

23:55, 22 September 2019 The U.S. House of Representatives on September 19 passed a legislative act that would allow providing US$250 million in military aid to Ukraine. U.S. President Donald Trump says the European Union should spend “much more” on backing Ukraine. “Ukraine has got a lot of problems. < > We backed — I backed Ukraine from the beginning.

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Pompeo: It’s President Trump who chose to send defensive weapon systems to Ukraine

03:02, 23 September 2019 He also confirmed a meeting between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky this week. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that it is U.S. President Donald Trump who chose to send defensive weapon systems to Ukraine. “As for appropriate action, I’ve watched the president engage with the Ukrainian leadership. I listened to conversations. I

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