Tag: Viktor Yanukovych

Paul Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Payout Money Laundering

New financial records reportedly show that at least $1.2 million in payments listed on a handwritten ledger in Ukraine were received by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s consulting firm in the U.S., the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Investigators in Ukraine have called the “Black Ledger,” and the listed payments from 2007 and 2009,…

Nunes: Manafort Will Testify to Intel Committee

A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, reached out to the House Intelligence Committee to volunteer his testimony before the panel, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said during a Friday press conference. Manafort has offered to be “voluntarily interviewed” by the committee, but whether it will happen in either open or closed session…

Russian Whistleblower Denis Voronenkov Shot Dead

Russian whistleblower and former MP Denis Voronenkov, who fled to Ukraine with his wife, Maria Maksakova, in October 2016, was shot dead Thursday in the heart of Kiev. Voronenkov, 45, gave an exclusive interview to The Daily Beast last month, describing the inner workings of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government. He renounced his Russian citizenship…

Manafort Worked For Russian Billionaire To ‘Benefit Putin Government’

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to “greatly benefit the Putin government,” according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. The new report directly contradicts the Trump administration and Manafort, who have both alleged that the former campaign operative never worked on behalf of Russian interests. In his…

VIDEO shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine

Watch the vIDEO that shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine: Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard. Video from The Associated Press shows the scene of the crash…

Ukraine’s Yanukovych: I have not been deposed

Ukraine’s fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych told a press conference that he has not been deposed and said the country has been taken over by “nationalist and pro-fascists.” “I had to leave Ukraine because there was a direct and imminent threat to my life,” he said, appearing in public for the first time in nearly a…

Ukraine arrest warrant for ex-leader Yanukovych

Ukraine has issued a warrant for the arrest of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, the interim interior minister has announced. Arsen Avakov said on Facebook that a criminal case had been opened against Mr Yanukovych and other officials over “mass murder of peaceful citizens”. > “An official case for the mass murder of peaceful citizens has…

Ukraine’s ex-PM Tymoshenko freed from prison

Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko was released Saturday after more than two years in prison, her party says. Tymoshenko is on her way from the prison where she was held in Kharkiv, Ukraine, to join with protesters in Kiev. A peace deal brokered between her rival, Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych, and the opposition allowed for…

Ukrainian president and opposition sign early-poll deal

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition protesters have agreed to an early presidential poll before the end of the year. The election is part of a deal to end the country’s political crisis. The deal has not been published, but Mr Yanukovych referred to a national unity government and constitutional changes reducing the president’s power.…