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Trump’s hypocrisy on corruption is just what Putin wants

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US President Donald Trump said he was concerned about corruption in Ukraine when he withheld aid last year. But his interference in Justice Department matters post-impeachment are eroding US institutional norms — and playing into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hand.

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Presidents aren’t immune to treason convictions. Just look to Ukraine.

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This Ukrainian presidential candidate is challenging language divisions with a message of unity

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As Ukraine’s presidential election approaches, the Kremlin is all the more comfortable in Crimea

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Manafort’s right-hand man testifies against him in tax fraud case

Former Trump 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort leaves U.S. Federal Court, after being arraigned on twelve federal charges

Paul Manafort’s indictment made headlines in Ukraine too


Ukrainian investigators hope that the news will help them with investigations into a former leader.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, one focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, leaves his home in Alexandria, Virginia, Oct 30, 2017.

Paul Manafort and two other former Trump aides are charged in Russia investigation

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Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was charged Monday with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering, the first to come out of a sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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The unusual things you’ll see while touring the lavish estate of Ukraine’s ex-president (PHOTOS)

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North of Kiev is the former estate of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Mezhyhirya was built with with millions in tax dollars and many people would like to turn it in to a “museum of corruption.” Those efforts have stalled, but you can still go on a tour.

The the main club house inside Mezhgorye, the residence of Ukraine's ousted president Victor Yanukovych.

Ukrainians vowed to turn their ex-president’s estate into a ‘Museum of Corruption.’ But it’s something else now.


Ukraine’s former president Victor Yanukovych spent more that $30 million on his personal estate before he fled for Russia. Think private zoo, crocodile skin-lined planters and a copy of John and Yoko’s white piano.

A Polish Air Force MIG-29 fighter and Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighters participate during a NATO air policing mission patrol over the Baltics on February 10, 2015.

The West was stunned by Putin’s military moves. Here’s why NATO says it won’t happen again


When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin’s plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further.