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It acknowledged its work could have principally benefited Ukraine's government. The other firm involved, Mercury LLC, later said it also would register soon as a foreign agent for its work. Federal prosecutors have been looking into Manafort's work for years as part of an effort to recover Ukrainian assets stolen after the 2014 ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia. No charges have been filed as part of the investigation. Separately, Manafort is also under scrutiny as part of congressional and FBI investigations into possible contacts between Trump associates and Russia's government under President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Manafort has said: I have never been involved with anything to do with the Russian government or the Putin administration or any other issues under investigation, and his spokesman, Maloni, has said there was nothing improper about his political consulting in Ukraine, including how he was paid.
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But we should not make it an excuse not to help.” However in a Europe currently grappling with Brexit and a rising wave of populism and with national elections coming up in France and Germany, support for Ukraine appears to have fallen down the list of priorities. Rovias believes letting Ukraine's European ambitions slip off the agenda would be a mistake. “The ‘old E.U.’ benefitted a lot from the Baltic countries and Poland becoming members,” he said. “Of course it was a big benefit to those countries too but it was of benefit to the West because creating a much bigger, prosperous area is in everyone's interests. So I think the EU should be as interested in the success of Ukraine as Ukraine itself is.” Since Ukraine's EuroMaidan Revolution of 2013-2014, which sent pro-Kremiln President Viktor Yanukovych in Russian exile, the E.U. has provided the country with billions of euros in grants and loans and remains its leading international donor.
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Lawyer Yevheniya Zakrevska knows each of her 40 cases by heart. Most of them involve the murders of demonstrators during the EuroMaidan Revolution that forced ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee to Russia on Feb. 22, 2014. For almost three years, Zakrevska has been representing the families who lost relatives in the revolution on a pro bono basis. “They often motivate me the most,” Zakrevska explains during an interview with the Kyiv Post. For her clients, Zakrevska is a problem solver and their only hope that those responsible will be held to account. EuroMaidan case It all started three years ago, when Halyna Didych, who lost her husband on Feb. 18, 2014, got in touch with Zakrevska. “I found out that she had some information regarding my husband’s death,” Didych explains in a phone interview with the Kyiv Post from the western Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk, where she lives.
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On the same day, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the murder was an act of the state terrorism by Russia, What evidence do you have for this claim? Yuriy Lutsenko: You know that Mr. Voronenkov was a witness in the case against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia. The murderer followed his victim for more than a kilometer before shooting him. We’ve identified the killer, who was himself killed by (Voronenkov’s) bodyguard. He was formerly a member of Ukraine’s National Guard, part of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. On March 6, the assassin went to the temporarily occupied part of the Donbas, to the city of Donetsk to be exact. This gives the president and myself reason to suspect that Russia was behind the act. National Guardsmen, including former ones, are forbidden to go to the occupied territories.
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They can also run at up to 70 kilometers per hour. So why are so many Ukrainian farmers interested in breeding these giant, dangerous birds? “It’s waste-free production,” Zhuk explained. “You can sell everything, starting with live ostriches, to ostrich meat, the claws, skin, feathers and even the eyelashes – which are often used for making cosmetics brushes. One ostrich egg weighs 1.5 kilograms and can feed ten people.” A three-month-old ostrich chick costs Hr 2,500 ($92), and the price for a bird grows by Hr 1,000 every month after that. Even Ukraine’s fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych bought some of the birds for his private zoo at his luxurious Mezhyhirya estate. It’s not known if he ate any of them. Yanukovych bought some adult birds in 2010, and, as he said in an interview he gave to the BBC in June 2015, “supported” them until he was forced to flee to Russia after the EuroMaidan Revolution in 2014.
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Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office has said the murder in Kyiv of former Russian lower parliament deputy Denis Voronenkov, who was an important witness in the case against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, will not affect the treason case against him. The position of the prosecution is that we don't have any key witnesses or any witness, who are not key witnesses. There are more 100 of them and each is important, said military prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko on March 28. He added that each witness in the case has given and continues to give evidence. Kravchenko said enough evidence has been collected to convict Yanukovych of the treason charge. The post Voronenkov murder not to affect Yanukovych treason case appeared first on KyivPost .
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Parshov was fatally wounded by Voronenkov’s state-provided bodyguard in a shootout that also left the bodyguard hospitalize with less serious gunshot injuries. At the time he was killed, Voronenkov had gone from being a loyal Kremlin insider to harsh critic, giving testimony in Ukraine’s criminal investigation against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who is now under the protection of Russian President Vladimir Putin after fleeing Ukraine in 2014. Voronenko was in a position to expose Kremlin secrets. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko blamed Putin for the assassination, calling the murder “an act of state terrorism.” Nayyem questions why Voronenkov was not admitted into Ukraine’s secret witness protection program, where he would have been given a higher level of protection. “We have this witness protection program and even more,” Nayyem said, although he doesnt know who is currently in the program.
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The legislation triggered a backlash from civil society, as it was seen as an effort by the authorities to crack down on their critics and restrict free speech. The amendments were supported by the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, the People’s Front, the Radical Party factions and three offshoots of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions – the Opposition Bloc faction, and Vidrodzhennya and the People’s Will groups. Miskyi called the adoption of this law “the most absurd event of the week.” “Personally I see here an attempt to take revenge on civil society for the fact that we, together with international partners, forced the Ukrainian authorities to implement electronic asset declarations, and reveal their wealth,” Miskyi told the Kyiv Post. Budget planning On the same day, Ukrainian parliament also voted for a law on medium-term budget planning.
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Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian member of parliament and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had much to worry about. On Tuesday evening, he said in an interview that he feared for his life, citing anonymous threats against him and his wife, Maria Maksakova, a former member of the United Russia party founded by Putin, with whom he fled to Kiev last year. After receiving Ukrainian citizenship in December, he had testified in the case against Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russia...
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