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Mattis in Kyiv to Celebrate Ukraine’s Independence Day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:30am 8/24/2017 at 10:30am
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On August 24, 1991, Ukraine formally achieved independence from the USSR. But since 2014, each independence day becomes more important since Russia annexed Crimea and war continues in the east.

This year, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is in Kyiv to celebrate with the Ukrainians and to show U.S. support for the...

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Obama Was Warned About Russian Interference in Western Political Systems in 2014

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 8/14/2017 at 2:30pm

A report from Politico shows that national security officials warned former President Barack Obama of Russian interference in Western political systems, including the United States. Politico reported:

As early as 2014, the administration received a report...

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Republicans in Congress to Probe DNC Ukraine Connection in 2016 Election

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:30am 7/27/2017 at 8:30am
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The DNC is alleged to have worked with Ukrainian officials to influence the outcome of the 2016 election by damaging Trump. This isn’t getting as much attention as the Russia story but let’s face it, nothing does.

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CNN’s Camerota Dismisses DNC/Ukraine Oppo Effort as “Red Herring”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:00am 7/13/2017 at 10:00am
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Russia, Russia, Russia. We’re here to talk about Trump/Russia: get it? Don’t go distracting us with talk of the DNC working with Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump!

This morning on CNN, Alisyn Camerota and John Berman co-hosted a segment with Jason Miller, a former Trump campaign aide, and Dem consultant...

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Ukraine, Russia, U.S. Affected by Latest Cyberattack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:30am 6/28/2017 at 11:30am
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The Petya ransomeware took off yesterday across the globe, affecting state-owned and private businesses in Russia, Europe, and the U.S. The BBC has now reported that it “may have started via corrupted updates on a piece of accountancy software.”

The ransomeware hit Ukraine hardest since it attacked the country’s “power grid, banks...

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Russia’s Presidential Election Will Happen on Crimea Annexation Anniversary

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:30pm 5/25/2017 at 4:30pm

WOW WOW WOW. What a bunch of slime balls. Members of Parliament in Moscow have decided to move the 2018 presidential election to the date that President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move that the international community has NOT recognized. From The London Times:

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European Union Opens Up to Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:00am 5/23/2017 at 9:00am
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FINALLY! After 3.5 years of covering Ukraine I honestly never thought this day would come. The European Union has finally allowed visa free travel to Ukraine, giving the pro-West former Soviet Republic the freedom they’ve longed for. It’s one step closer to moving away from Russia. From The Kyiv Post:

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CrowdStrike Revises Russian Hack Into Ukrainian Artillery

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:00am 3/29/2017 at 10:00am

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike recently revised a report from December that insisted that the group “Fancy Bear,” which has ties to Russian intelligence, used malware to hack into Ukrainian artillery. In the same report, the firm said “Fancy Bear” used the same malware to “hack” into the American election.

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Putin Critic Assassinated in Ukraine was ‘Act of Terrorism’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/23/2017 at 3:30pm
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A shooter assassinated former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, who was also a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, outside of a hotel in Kiev, Ukraine.

Voronenkov, former member of the Communist Party, fled to Ukraine last fall with his wife when he found out he would face fraud charges “over the alleged...

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Pence Backs NATO, Shows Total Support for Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/18/2017 at 6:00pm

Vice President Mike Pence attended the Munich Security Conference in Germany where he told Europe that America will stand behind its NATO allies. Pence also met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to assure him that America remains committed to Ukraine and that Russia upholds the Minsk Agreement.

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Report: Missile From Russia Shot Down MH17 in Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/28/2016 at 2:30pm

International prosecutors have concluded that a Buk missile from Russia shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 over east Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

Russia has constantly denied any involvement in the incident, which came months after Ukraine spiraled into a civil war after parliament ousted Russian-backed President Viktor...

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Journalist Pavel Sheremet Assassinated in Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:30pm 7/20/2016 at 5:30pm

Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet died in a car bombing in Kiev, Ukraine, today. The Belarusian journalist went to Ukraine from Russia after the Kremlin clamped down on the media and his cameraman was murdered.

The authorities do not have any suspects. However, the car belonged to Sheremet’s partner Olena Prytula, the founding...

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Russia Pardons Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/25/2016 at 4:30pm

The Kremlin has officially pardoned Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko after two years of imprisonment and a farce trial in exchange for two Russia Special Forces servicemen.

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Russia Angry Over Ukraine’s Eurovision Win

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/15/2016 at 2:30pm

A few Russian officials have demanded a Ukraine boycott after singer Jamala won Eurovision with her song “1944,” which is about the USSR deportation of the Crimean Tatars.

Well, maybe if Russia did not invade east Ukraine or annex Crimea, people would not hate them so much.

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General Breedlove: NATO Needs To Focus On Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 5/2/2016 at 12:00pm

Gen. Philip Breedlove, the top military commander of NATO, has warned the organization they need to focus on Russia before he leaves his position at the end of May.

“We see that Russia has not accepted the hand of partnership but has chosen a path of belligerence,” he stated. “We need to...

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Ukraine Kicks Lenin to the Curb

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:30am 3/18/2016 at 7:30am

In a move symbolic of the nation’s rejection of Communism and the Soviet era, Ukraine has removed one of the last large statues of Vladimir Lenin from public view.

The Guardian reported:

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World leaders seek end to Russian aggression, violence in Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8:30am 2/9/2015 at 8:30am

Since February 2014, the Russian military has been taking steps to secure portions of eastern Ukraine; forces successfully annexed the Crimea, and Russian separatists in Ukraine have continued their attacks. Nations including the United States have advocated for providing Ukrainians with the means to defend themselves—that means tanks, weapons, and training—but...

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