Category Archives: USA

Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine’s Committed Partner

November 10, 2019 Since I returned to Ukraine in June, one thing has been clear everywhere I’ve gone – from Lviv to Mariupol, from universities to military facilities, from government offices to NGOs’ workspaces — Ukraine is brimming with energy and new ideas. New ideas to resolve the conflict in the East while protecting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. New

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Moscow Accuses U.S. of Hunting Russians After Israel Extradites Suspected Hacker

Russia on Wednesday accused Washington of hunting its citizens across the world and said it had made a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian man to the United States where he faces a slew of serious cyber crime charges. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Tuesday that Alexei Burkov, 29, had arrived in the

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Russia through informal channels offered U.S. to swap Ukraine for Venezuela – ex-NSC official

The Russian press and various commentators picked up on the narrative. Russia attempted to resolve the “Ukraine issue” in a swap arrangement with the U.S. involving influence over Venezuela, that’s according to Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council staff Fiona Hill, who testified as part of the Donald Trump

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Putin’s Trojan horse: The US military’s problem with far-right Patriot groups

Putin’s Trojan horse: The US military’s problem with far-right Patriot groups A rally-goer holds a Three Percenters flag at a rally in Portland, Oregon in June 2019. Photo: rightwingwatch.org  2019/11/12 – 20:37 • International Article by: Lieutenant Colonel John Foley, US Army, Retired Russia’s active measures campaign to destabilize the Western democracies has received a lot of attention since 2016,

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Israel Extradites Suspected Russian Hacker to U.S. in Snub to Moscow

Israel has extradited suspected Russian hacker Alexei Burkov to the United States despite Moscow’s proposal to swap him for an Israeli woman jailed in Russia over marijuana possession, The Times of Israel reported Monday. Burkov, who was detained during a visit to Israel in 2015, is wanted in the U.S. on charges of credit card fraud. Russia last month had

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Russia Has Retaliation Ready if U.S. Quits Open Skies Treaty

Russia has drawn up retaliatory measures in case the United States leaves the Open Skies treaty, a pact which allows both countries to conduct surveillance flights over each other’s territory, the state-run RIA news agency reported late on Wednesday. The treaty, which entered into force in 2002, covers 34 countries and is designed to build trust between signatories, allowing them

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U.S. welcomes disengagement in Zolote, calls on Russia to withdraw all forces from Donbas

23:30, 04 November 2019 Diplomats believe that the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops helps restore Ukrainian sovereignty. The United States Embassy in Kyiv says it welcomes the completion of the disengagement of forces in the area of Zolote, urging the Russian Federation to withdraw all of its forces from eastern Ukraine. “We welcome the completion of withdrawal of forces and hardware

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Short Leash Kept Taut for Ukrainian Associate of Giuliani

MANHATTAN (CN) – A federal judge refused Friday to drop home-detention and electronic-monitoring bail conditions for one of the two Soviet-born associates of Rudy Giuliani arrested last month while headed to Europe on one-way tickets. Following 30 minutes of arguments in the Manhattan courthouse this morning, U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken found that the one-way ticket along with overseas business,

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Russia is concerned about number of US satellites in space

During a speech at United Nations General Assembly First Committee, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva Andrey Belousov said that Russia is concerned about the number of American satellites in space. “At the same time, we have serious concerns about the American group of satellites,” said Belousov, as quoted by RIA Novosti news agency. He

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Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After U.S. Keeps Control of Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing an unwelcome new financial challenge in Syria after the U.S. pullback enabled his ally Bashar al-Assad to reclaim the biggest chunk of territory in the country still outside his control. The U.S. decision to keep forces in northeastern Syria to guard oil fields denies Assad access to desperately needed funds to rebuild the Middle East state

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U.S. Congressman calls for sanctions against companies involved in Nord Stream II construction

16:41, 29 October 2019 The Republican Andrew Barr offers that the individuals involved in these actions face the entry ban in the U.S. US Congressman Andrew Barr (Republicans, Kentucky) introduced a bill, which offers new sanctions against the companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream II pipeline. This is mentioned in the message of the congressman’s website. The official described

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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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Orbán key in Trumpʼs negative view on Ukraine, NYT says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán played an important role in shaping U.S. President Donald Trumpʼs negative perception of Ukraine, with the two leaders having a discussion on related issues during Orbánʼs visit to the White House in May, according to a report by The New York Times. Trump discussed Ukraine with Orbán on May 13, during the time when the

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Russia Is Trying to Meddle in 2020 U.S. Election via Facebook – Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has accused Russia, among other countries, of trying to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election through the social network. In at least the third instance this year, Facebook announced Monday that it had shut down one Facebook and 50 Instagram accounts it linked to Russia’s infamous “troll farm.” The U.S. intelligence community has previously accused

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