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  • PGO Summons President Poroshenko For Interrogation As Witness On May 7

    05/07/2019 7:58:44 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 2 replies
    Ukrainian News ^ | 5/6/2019 | Staff
    The Prosecutor General's Office summons President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for interrogation as a witness within cases on crimes against activists of the Euromaidan for May 7. A source in the Prosecutor General's Office said this to Ukrainian News Agency. He is also expected to sign a protocol of the interrogation of November 2016. Serhii Horbatiuk, the head of the special investigation department of the Prosecutor General's Office, confirmed that President Poroshenko is summoned for interrogation on May 7.
  • Ukrainian embassy confirms DNC contractor solicited Trump dirt in 2016

    05/02/2019 7:08:33 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/02/2019 | John Solomon
    The boomerang from the Democratic Party’s failed attempt to connect Donald Trump to Russia’s 2016 election meddling is picking up speed, and its flight path crosses right through Moscow’s pesky neighbor, Ukraine. That is where there is growing evidence a foreign power was asked, and in some cases tried, to help Hillary Clinton. In its most detailed account yet, Ukraine’s embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country's president to help. In written answers to questions, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly's office says...
  • Greg Craig, The Black Ledger, and the Real Russian Collusion Story.

    04/25/2019 8:34:30 AM PDT · by amorphous · 8 replies
    NeonRevolt.Com ^ | 24 April 2018 | NeonRevolt
    I often find myself having a weird perspective on things, coming to an understanding of issues by piecing together information obliquely, or by going “the long way ’round.” I suppose to some degree, that’s just the nature of the human experience – what, with having limited time and experience to draw from, you can only start to solve some of these puzzled from where you are. But it’s not lost to me how… particularly specific and tangential this lead-in will be.
  • Ties to Ukrainian National a Unifying Theme in Early Attacks on Trump

    04/22/2019 9:42:34 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    The Markets Work ^ | April 11, 2019 | Jeff Carlson, CFA
    While special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, some of the key people in creating the Russia-collusion narrative themselves have ties to a foreign nation. Both the Democratic National Committee as well as Fusion GPS—the company hired by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to research the Trump campaign—were using Ukrainian sources in their efforts to discredit Trump. Serhiy Leshchenko, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, was a common thread involved in Democratic opposition research efforts into former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort. Leshchenko, along with Artem Sytnyk, the...
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko concedes defeat to comedian rival Zelenskiy in presidential vote

    04/21/2019 1:24:45 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | Apr 21, 2019 | AP
    A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared poised to reprise the role in real life when an exit poll showed him winning Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday in a landslide. Results from the exit poll after voting stations closed showed Volodymyr Zelenskiy receiving an extraordinary 73.2 per cent — or nearly three out of every four votes cast — to President Petro Poroshenko's 25.3 per cent.
  • Political Newcomer Volodymyr Zelensky projected to win Ukraine's presidential race

    04/21/2019 12:12:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    CNN Edition ^ | Apr 21, 2019 | Kara Fox
    Political newcomer and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday declared victory in Ukraine's presidential elections after exit polls showed he was on track for a landslide win against incumbent and chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko. "We did it together. Thanks to everyone! Now there will be no pathetic speeches, I just want to say -- thank you," Zelensky said amongst loud cheers from a crowd of supporters. Projections put Zelensky at 73.2%, giving him a significant lead over Poroshenko, who has won just 25.3%, according to an exit poll published by Ukinform. Shortly after the exit poll, Poroshenko conceded defeat. Zelensky's...
  • How to Watch (And Understand) Ukraine's Presidential Election

    03/29/2019 3:58:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | Mar 29, 2019 | Christopher Miller
    KYIV - The choice is stark. Stay the slow and not-quite-steady course with a deeply unpopular but seasoned leader who knows the ropes and has taken Ukraine westward despite foot-dragging on reforms and a failure to tackle entrenched corruption. Go with another veteran, a political survivor with a dodgy past twice imprisoned by opponents who has lost two presidential elections but is banking on public disappointment and populist promises to carry her to victory. Or take a chance on a comedian with no experience in politics and governing but who has managed to tap into an antiestablishment mood similar to...
  • Assange tweets video of Biden at CFR event breaking about extortion foreign officials

    Obama VP Joseph Biden brags about how he rigged the judicial system of another country
  • Election loss looms for Ukraine's embattled President

    01/05/2019 2:45:33 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Dec 2018 | Giovanni Pigni
    According to recent polls, only 8% of Ukrainians would vote for Poroshenko. He looks set to face almost certain defeat against other pro-Western candidates. Ex-prime minister and Fatherland Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko was considered the frontrunner with 14% support. Another outlying candidate, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, was considered to be in a better position than the incumbent. According to Skorkin, by introducing martial law, Poroshenko is trying to win the sympathy of patriots and nationalists, who have been criticizing him for not to being “tough enough” with Russia. Rival Tymoshenko has been blaming him for avoiding the term “war” when talking...
  • Ukraine Doesn't Deserve America's Blind Support

    12/05/2018 7:00:43 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 66 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 11/29/18 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    The recent clash between Russian and Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait has generated a flurry of alarm. NATO was compelled to call an emergency meeting with Ukraine and the UN Security Council convened an urgent session to discuss the crisis. Exercising their usual tendency to oversimplify murky geopolitical rivalries, Western officials and journalists embraced the knee-jerk narrative that the incident is yet another case of Vladimir Putin’s blatant aggression and “outlaw behavior” against its peace-loving, democratic neighbor. Right on cue, CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets dispatched stridently anti-Russian editorials masquerading as news stories. In reality, the Kerch...
  • Female Candidate Yulia Tymoshenko Leading Ukraine's Presidential Polls

    12/04/2018 5:01:41 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Politico EU ^ | 4 Dec 2018
    Ukraine’s future is again bound up in the political ambitions of Yulia Tymoshenko. The fate of the two-time prime minister and her country are once more tightly woven together — like the blonde halo braid that made her an international icon. Only this time, Ukraine is at war, and that means Tymoshenko’s third run for president could have implications far beyond her country’s borders, potentially rewriting relations between Russia and the West and unbalancing the geopolitical order.
  • Sen. Grassley Letter to Rod Rosenstein

    07/27/2017 10:20:24 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 12 replies
    Senator Grassley ^ | July 20, 2017 | Senator Grassley
    According to news reports, during the 2016 presidential election, “Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump” and did so by “disseminating documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter…” Ukrainian officials also reportedly “helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers.” At the center of this plan was Alexandra Chalupa, described by reports as a Ukrainian-American operative “who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee” and reportedly met with Ukrainian officials during the presidential election for the express purpose of exposing alleged ties between then-candidate Donald...
  • Poroshenko promised a swift liberation of Donbass

    03/10/2018 9:05:00 AM PST · by NorseViking · 33 replies
    The details of the closed meeting of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with bloggers became known. According to blogger Martin Brest, the Ukrainian authorities are preparing for a quick power sweep of the Donbass . Brest wrote about this on his Facebook page on Sunday, March 10th.
  • Ukraine began to nationalize Russia's Gazprom assets

    03/07/2018 7:45:53 PM PST · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    The Ukrainian authorities began to seize assets of the Russian holding company Gazprom for allegedly failing to comply with the Stockholm Arbitration Order and violating the monopoly legislation of Ukraine. It happened following the comments of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. According to the court decision, the department of the state executive service intends to recover from Gazprom almost 172 billion hryvnia in favor of the state budget of Ukraine. "In this case, the identification and arrest of assets belonging to Gazprom in Ukraine began," it was reported. Among being seized the property of the companies Gazpromprom Ukraina and the...
  • Thousands march in Kiev calling for Ukraine's president to quit

    02/18/2018 5:59:49 PM PST · by mac_truck · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/18/2018 | staff
    Thousands of supporters of the deported former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili have marched through the streets of Kiev, demanding the impeachment of the Ukrainian president. Journalists said an estimated 10,000 people took part in the rally on Sunday, though the ministry of internal affairs put the number at about 3,000. Protesters carried banners portraying President Petro Poroshenko with a red line drawn over his face. The demonstrators chanted “impeachment”, “resignation” and “Poroshenko is a thief”. Saakashvili, 50, who had been living in exile in Ukraine, was detained by masked men at a restaurant in central Kiev and deported to Poland...
  • Can Ukraine Win Its War on Corruption?

    02/17/2018 3:44:05 PM PST · by mac_truck · 18 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 2/15/2018 | Melinda Haring
    “We are sliding back,” the Ukrainian journalist turned parliamentarian Serhiy Leshchenko warned a year ago about the arc of political reform in his country. At the time, his assessment sounded alarmist, but it rings true today. Since the 2014 Euromaidan revolution, reformers in and out of Ukraine’s government have tried to remake a fiscally troubled and deeply corrupt country into a Western-oriented, rules-based one, but have only partially succeeded. Ukraine’s future as an independent and sovereign state will depend as much on winning its internal war on corruption and fixing its broken government as on keeping Russia contained in the...
  • Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

    KIEV, Ukraine - (AP) -- An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation's resources and worried its Western allies. But the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine instead has come under fire from allies of President Petro Poroshenko who are trying to curtail its operations and authority. NABU chief Artem Sytnik told The Associated Press in a weekend interview that fear is behind the recent attempts by political and business elites to weaken the agency that was supposed to be a visible symbol...
  • It’s time for the West to get tough on Ukraine

    12/09/2017 1:23:08 PM PST · by NorseViking · 38 replies
    Maxim Eristavi is a nonresident research fellow with the Atlantic Council and co-founder of Hromadske International, an independent news outlet, based in Kiev. Ukraine’s complex political intrigues can be hard to figure out. But this week we’ve arrived at a rare moment of clarity. The most important domestic issue in our country is corruption. And for the first time in our modern history, we have the people and the institutions in place to fight it. But at the very moment when anti-corruption officials have really started to tackle the problem, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is moving to undermine them. His...
  • Ukraine: Police clash with protesters over Saakashvili

    12/07/2017 7:28:36 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | December 7, 2017 | Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Presstitute
    Supporters of Ukraine’s top opposition politician clashed Wednesday with police who tried to arrest him for a second time at a tent camp outside the parliament building in Kiev. Ukrainian authorities accuse Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s (fugitive) former president and now an anti-corruption crusader in Ukraine, of colluding with Ukrainian businessmen to topple (corrupt) President Petro Poroshenko. Saakashvili said he will not turn himself in, though prosecutors were welcome to see him at the camp outside the Supreme Rada where about 100 supporters gathered.
  • Fiddling on the Roof? Saakashvili’s Never-Say-Die Rabble Rousing Leads to Wild Scenes in Kiev

    MOSCOW—Those who do not know the character of former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili may have been shocked at the scene in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Passionate and charismatic by nature, Saakashvili always felt in his element leading crowds of supporters to quick and colorful victories. On Tuesday, Saakashvili, 49, climbed up the rooftop of his apartment building just off Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the famous square that was the epicenter of Ukraine’s revolution in the winter of 2013-2014. “Poroshenko is a thief!” shouted Saakashvili from the rooftop, denouncing his former ally, the billionaire president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. “He is a...