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A purported cyber hack of the daughter of political consultant Paul Manafort suggests that he was the victim of a blackmail attempt while he was serving as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman last summer. The undated communications, which are allegedly from the iPhone of Manafort’s daughter, include a text that appears to come from a Ukrainian parliamentarian named Serhiy Leshchenko, seeking to reach her father, in which he claims to have politically damaging information about both Manafort and Trump. Attached to the text is a note to Paul Manafort referring to “bulletproofevidence related to Manafort’s financial arrangement with Ukraine’s former president, the pro-Russian strongman Viktor Yanukovych, as well as an alleged 2012 meeting between Trump and a close Yanukovych associate named Serhiy Tulub. “Considering all the facts and evidence that are in my possession, and before possible decision whether to pass this to [the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine] or FBI I would like to get your opinion on this and maybe your way to work things out that will persuade me to do otherwise,” reads the note.
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Three years after the Maidan insurgency, Viktor Yanukovych has re-emerged to express his views on the Ukraine conflict in a letter addressed to Trump, Putin, Merkel and others. DER SPIEGEL correspondent Christian Neef met with the former president. Read more here. The post Spiegel: Yanukovych says Ukraine has become a wild country' appeared first on KyivPost .
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A few thousand Ukrainians rallied Wednesday to demand a change of political leadership in a demonstration that coincided with the third anniversary of the ousting of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych amid mass street protests. The rally was organized by three right-wing parties who accuse the government of being too weak and conciliatory in the face of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and its support for pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. The crowd chanted "Glory to Ukraine!" and carried banners with slogans such as "The government should fight [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, not Ukrainians." Kyiv resident Vasyl Volskiy said he was taking part in the demonstration because he believed the authorities had failed to deliver on promises to reform the economy. "There has been no improvement, it has even become worse compared to what it used to be.
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The movie was being filmed in the Kyiv suburbs from November 2013 till February 2014. The last scenes were filmed just before ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, who didnt recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide, fled the country, driven out by the EuroMaidan Revolution. The film has a prominent international cast with Yuri played by Max Irons, an English-Irish actor famous for starring in “The Host” (2013), and Natalka played by Samantha Barks, known for her memorable performance as Éponine in the film version of the musicalLes Miserables” (2012). Canadian actor Barry Pepper, famous for playing Daniel Jackson in “Saving Private Ryan” and prison guard Dean Stanton in “The Green Mile,” stars as the protagonist’s father. “As you can see from today’s media, Stalin’s long shadow still affects Ukraine, but our story is essentially one of love triumphing over all that life throws at it,” Mendeluk is quoted as saying on the film’s official website, www.
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The movie was being filmed in the Kyiv suburbs from November 2013 till February 2014. The last scenes were filmed just before ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, who didnt recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide, fled the country, driven out by the EuroMaidan Revolution. The film has a prominent international cast with Yuri played by Max Irons, an English-Irish actor famous for starring in “The Host” (2013), and Natalka played by Samantha Barks, known for her memorable performance as Éponine in the film version of the musicalLes Miserables” (2012). Canadian actor Barry Pepper, famous for playing Daniel Jackson in “Saving Private Ryan” and prison guard Dean Stanton in “The Green Mile,” stars as the protagonist’s father. “As you can see from today’s media, Stalin’s long shadow still affects Ukraine, but our story is essentially one of love triumphing over all that life throws at it,” Mendeluk is quoted as saying on the film’s official website, www.
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The biggest rise during Obama’s second term was for Cuba: 37% favorability-rating in 2012, 51% today, which is a 38% rise, during the four years of Obama’s second term. Cuba’s remarkable rise during Obama’s second term cannot reasonably be attributed to Obama’s having restored, on 20 July 2015, diplomatic relations with Cuba, which had been severed in 1961. The rise instead occurred gradually throughout Obama’s second term. And, prior to 2012, going all the way back to 1998, Americansapproval-rating of Cuba had been rather stable, within the 25% to 30% range. So: apparently throughout Obama’s second term, the U.S. press were providing increasingly favorablenewscoverage of Cuba. Russia’s chart-topping plunge occurred fairly steadily throughout Obama’s second term. It wasnt caused entirely by the events in February and March 2014 in Ukraine: the overthrow of President Yanukovych and the plebiscite in which over 90% of Crimeans (who had voted overwhelmingly for Yanukovych) voted to no longer to be in Ukraine but instead to return to being citizens of Russia, which Crimeans had been until 1954, when the Soviet dictator arbitrarily transferred Crimea from Russia to Ukraine (he was a Ukrainian: Nikita Khrushchev).
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21, 2014, the leaders of armed groups of neo-Nazis made an appeal for the Agreement not to be honored, and for protesters to storm the buildings of the government. (39) While the motorcade of the president was traveling from the Presidential Administration to the president’s Mezhyhiria official residence, at about 7 p.m. automatic weapons were fired at the motorcade. (40) At around 11 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2014 an armed group led by a radical lawmaker from the opposition, Andriy Parubiy (now the chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine), seized the buildings of the central authorities: the Parliament, the Presidential Administration, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. At around 6 a.m. on Feb. 22, 2014 they captured my official residence at Novi Petrivtsi, near Kyiv. (41) The opposition and the protesters went on to further escalate the violence and continued the seizure of official buildings, which directly contradicted the terms of the Agreement and, ultimately, led to its breakdown.
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Fugitive ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, who is now residing in Russia's Rostov-on-Don, claims he is dreaming of returning home to do something good for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, according to the Russian news agency TASS. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Yanukovych dreams of returning to Ukraine to do something good' appeared first on KyivPost .
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Only the two sides to the conflict in Donbass can agree on mediators to settling the conflict, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday in response to a mediation offer set out by the ex-president of Ukraine.
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Just take a look at this. Take a look at, of course, Michael Flynn—long history of ties to the Russian government, including a paid speech at a party for RT. Paul Manafort, Trumps former campaign manager, paid lobbyist for Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian politician in Ukraine who fled to Russia in 2014.
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VIENNA, Austria Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash was arrested in the Vienna Court of Appeal on Feb. 21 where its judge ruled that the billionaire businessman could be extradited to the United States to face bribery charges. As the judge of the Vienna Court of Appeal made his final comments after satisfying an appeal by U.S. prosecutors, Firtash, sitting at the defendant's table, was visibly shocked. The Austrian Ministry of Justice will make a final decision on the extradition of the Ukrainian oligarch, who had close ties to ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Firtash was arrested after the judge also ruled that an arrest warrant from the Spanish Anti-corruption Office be enforced Firtash is also wanted in Spain on money laundering charges. Now the exiled Ukrainian oligarch will go to Spain and then to the U.S. He was surrounded by police after he left the courtroom, detained under the Spanish arrest warrant, and then taken to another room in the court building.
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BRUSSELS EU ambassadors are expected to agree to extend asset freezes imposed against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and 15 of his associates for another year according to EU sources. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: EU to renew asset freeze against Yanukovych appeared first on KyivPost .
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And their grandchildren increasingly took their values from the capitalist West. Orlando Figes - who you saw there at the Royal Academy's Revolution exhibition on the art of the period - joins me now with two other people who know a bit about popular uprisings. Mustafa Nayyem, who was at the forefront of the Ukrainian protests that overthrew Victor Yanukovych in 2014. He's now a Ukrainian MP.