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A key mystery man throughout is Russia's chummy ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who appears to have met Trump and everyone around him during the campaign. There is Michael Flynn, a former US military intelligence chief who was generously paid to attend a gala of Russia's RT television in December 2015, where he sat together with Putin. It was Flynn's half-truths about his calls with Kislyak that forced him out of his new job as White House national security advisor in February. Another key person is Paul Manafort, who spent years working for Moscow-backed Ukraine leader Viktor Yanukovych before becoming Trump's campaign chief. Did he also have contact with Russian intelligence, as the New York Times suggests? Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, met with Russia's ambassador and a top Russian banker in December. Jeff Sessions, the Trump government's attorney general, first said he never met Kislyak during the campaign and then admitted to doing so.
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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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S. in healthcare, but some evidence exists that the U.S. has experienced the exact contrary: the highest percentage increase in that cost of healthcare of any country, soaring from $8,713 per-capita in 2013 (pre-Obamacare), up 9.3% to $9,523 Obamacare in 2014, the latest-reported year . Furthermore, the U.S. is below average in the quality of its healthcare as compared with other industrialized nations . If Obama has had any significant impact upon healthcare in America, that impact has been bad, not good. In fact even just on health-insurance premiums, the story is not good, as Brian Blase summed up on 28 July 2016, headliningOverwhelming Evidence That Obamacare Caused Premiums To Increase Substantially” . Obama’s other intended historical legacy (though one that he always kept secret from the American people) was to overthrow the leaders of nations that are friendly toward (or especially that are supportive of ) Russia (such as Bashar al-Assad in Syria, Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine , and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya ), and ultimately to replace Russia’s President Vladimir Putin himself , and so to force Russia (the world’s largest and most resource-rich nation) to become another member-nation in the American empire .
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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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Energy expert Gerus told the Kyiv Post that, over the last two years, Ukraine has diversified its sources of nuclear fuel, buying 30 percent of its fuel in the United States. Soon Ukraine will be importing most of its nuclear fuel from the United States. But that leaves nine out of 15 reactors still dependent on Russian fuel. Regarding oil, however, Gerus said Ukraine doesnt have many alternative sources, even though most petroleum imports are from nations other than Russia. The bulk of Ukraine’s imports from Russia, some $4 billion worth, were the products of heavy industry, including metals, ores and chemical products. On a smaller scale, Ukraine also imported $952 million in clothes, accessories, fabrics and beauty products; $150 million in vehicles; and nearly $20 million in food. All the same, since the EuroMaidan Revolution that drove Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to power on Feb.
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Independence Square, is perhaps the most familiar place in Ukraine, the scene of heroic and tragic events. In the winter of 2013-14, it was the focal point of the EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. It was also the place where many of the bodies of those shot by snipers on Feb. 20, 2014 on nearby Instytuska Street were laid out before shocked onlookers. The EuroMaidan Revolution is only the most recent momentous event to occur on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Many other dramatic events have been place here. Four revolutions Over the past 112 years, the square has witnessed four revolutions. The first took place in March 1905, when 15,000 Ukrainian workers and peasants came to Kyiv City Hall, which was located on the present site of the square, to demand political freedoms and economic rights. Despite being crushed, the 1905-07 revolution contributed to the national liberation movement later.