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Ukraine

  1. movie recs
    A Reminder That Things Could Always Get WeirderIn which Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky recommends “everybody watch the 2005 film ‘Earthlings.’”
  2. huh
    Hostages Freed After Ukraine President Endorses Joaquin Phoenix FilmThe standoff lasted 12 hours.
  3. vision 2020
    With Biden Ascendant, GOP Suddenly Cares About His Ukraine Connections AgainPresident Trump and Republican senators are refocusing on debunked allegations of Biden family misconduct in Ukraine as his campaign regains steam.
  4. impeachment
    Roberts Won’t Let Paul Take Senate Down the Whistleblower Rabbit HolePaul’s question, which Roberts refused to read, named the whistleblower. But the broader issue is the effort to make Trump’s trial focus on Democrats.
  5. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day Three of the Trump Impeachment TrialDemocrats’ Thursday plan focused on the law and the facts underlying the first article of impeachment concerning Trump’s alleged abuse of power.
  6. trump impeachment
    The Complete Guide to President Trump’s ImpeachmentEverything you need to keep up with the Ukraine scandal and Trump’s impeachment, from analysis of key issues to daily recaps of the proceedings.
  7. iran plane crash
    Iran Makes Arrests, Vows Investigations in Downing of Ukrainian JetStill, Iranian leaders continued to blame the U.S. for the “unforgivable error.”
  8. iran plane crash
    U.S. Officials Believe It’s ‘Likely’ Iran Shot Down Ukrainian JetMultiple reports suggest officials are confident that Iran accidentally shot down the jet, killing all 176 people onboard.
  9. impeachment hearings
    Trump Accused of Real-Time Witness Intimidation Over Tweet Attacking YovanovitchWe may have watched Trump add to the articles of impeachment against him on Friday morning.
  10. impeachment
    In Testimony, American Envoy to Ukraine Outlines Trump’s Quid Pro QuoWilliam Taylor, a career diplomat, spelled out the Trump administration’s quid pro quo in the clearest terms yet.
  11. power
    Giuliani’s Ukrainian Associates Are As Bumbling As He IsJust innocently not interfering in foreign elections, operating a beach club called “Mafia Rave.”
  12. ukraine scandal
    Ukraine Diplomat Desperately Tried to Take Notes on a Criminal ConspiracyTexts between top diplomats reveal that committing an impeachable offense is like doing any other office job in the world.
  13. trump impeachment
    Just Checking in on Rudy GiulianiThe president’s personal lawyer has responded to the impeachment scandal by making frequent and incoherent media appearances.
  14. ukraine scandal
    Questions About the Trump-Zelensky Memo, AnsweredDeciphering Trump’s references to CrowdStrike, the U.S. ambassador, and the “very good” Ukrainian prosecutor in the memo of his call with Zelensky.
  15. impeachment
    Is It Finally Time to Impeach Trump?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the Ukraine scandal is enough to initiate proceedings against the president.
  16. foreign affairs
    Rudy Giuliani Is ‘Strongly’ Urging Ukraine to Investigate Joe BidenTrump’s personal lawyer has quietly restarted efforts to pressure Kiev into probing Trump’s personal rivals.
  17. the national interest
    Barr Has Protected Trump. His Next Step Is to Smear His Opponents.Barr’s handling of the Mueller report may only be the first step in turning the Department of Justice into a Trumpian weapon.
  18. life imitating art
    Ukraine’s New President Is Comedian Best Known for Playing Ukrainian PresidentVolodymyr Zelensky portrayed a schoolteacher elected to office after going viral in the political satire Servant of the People.
  19. investigations
    What Exactly Did Paul Manafort Do to Earn That $66 Million?He averted a trial, and with it, the chance for the public to learn more about the most suspicious parts of his long and shady résumé.
  20. Manafort’s Expensive Suits Were the Talk of the Courtroom TodayTrump’s former campaign manager spent at least $1.26 million on clothes in a span of four years.
  21. ‘Murdered’ Russian Journalist Shows Up Alive at Press ConferenceUkraine’s security service helped Arkady Babchenko fake his death so they could catch his would-be assassin, officials said Wednesday.
  22. BBC: Ukraine Paid Michael Cohen to Set Up Meeting With TrumpUkrainian president Petro Poroshenko could only get a photo-up with Trump. That’s when he called in Trump’s lawyer.
  23. the national interest
    Before It Stopped Cooperating With Mueller, Ukraine Hired GOP Lobbyists. Hmm.America’s Worst Columnist makes an appearance in this scandal!
  24. Mueller Scrutinizing Ukrainian Magnate’s $150,000 Gift to Trump’s CharityIn the fall of 2015, Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk gave $150,000 to Trump’s “charity” as compensation for a 20-minute speech.
  25. Trump: Putin Can Help Solve America’s Problem With ‘Ukraine’Trump says he congratulated Putin for winning a sham election because Russia “can help solve problems” with “Ukraine” and “the coming Arms Race.”
  26. select all
    Ukraine Is Proving Key to the DNC Hack InvestigationOne hacker whose code was used is speaking with authorities.
  27. security threats
    Ukraine Bans Steven Seagal for Being Threat to National SecuritySeagal was recently granted Russian citizenship.
  28. early and awkward
    Tillerson Asks Diplomats Why Americans Should Care About UkraineThe offhand remark stirred confusion, since the secretary recently said Russian sanctions would remain in place.
  29. Tillerson: Sanctions Will Remain Until Russia Leaves Ukraine“We do not, and will not, accept Russian efforts to change the borders of territory of Ukraine.”
  30. wtf
    Report: Trump’s Lawyer Involved With Secret Plan to Lift Russian SanctionsThe other two people involved with the plan were a pro-Putin Ukrainian lawmaker and a Trump business associate with links to the mafia.
  31. MH17 Was Shot Down by a Russian Missile, Say InvestigatorsThe Dutch-led team confirmed what most had already suspected.
  32. Report: Paul Manafort Helped Ukraine Lobby American Lawmakers in SecretTrump’s campaign chairman allegedly helped a pro-Putin party covertly lobby Congress — with the help of a firm founded by Clinton’s campaign chairman.
  33. international affairs
    Russia May Be Preparing New Offensive in UkraineAfter a summer of escalating violence, tensions in the region are now the highest they’ve been since Putin annexed Crimea in 2014.
  34. international affairs
    Russian PM Suggests That Cold War II Is Already Under Way“Sometimes I wonder if it’s 2016 or if we live in 1962.”
  35. who shot down mh17?
    Confirmed: A Russian-Made Warhead Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17But nobody’s saying Russia itself pulled the trigger.
  36. international intrigue
    Leaders Agree on Another Cease-fire for UkraineIt was announced by international leaders on Thursday.
  37. international intrigue
    John Kerry Shares Some Real Talk on Russia’s Involvement in UkraineSomething about “continued aggression.”
  38. international affairs
    U.S. Mulls Arming Ukraine Against Pro-Russia SeparatistsSince Russia appears to be escalating the conflict.
  39. scary things
    New Video Shows Immediate Aftermath of MH17 Crash Meanwhile, Dutch investigators are finally removing the wreckage from Ukraine.
  40. war in eastern europe
    NATO Says Russian Troops Are in Ukraine (Again)Russia says they’re imagining things.
  41. war in eastern europe
    Well, That ‘Cease-fire’ in Ukraine Sure Seems Short-LivedMore troops in eastern Ukraine, please!
  42. good things
    Gas Deal Means Ukraine Won’t Freeze This WinterPhew.
  43. 3 Things to Know About Ukraine’s ElectionsIt’s not getting any easier.
  44. Massive Explosion in Ukraine Said to Be Donetsk Chemical FactoryThey’ve seen it all.
  45. things that are silly
    Breakaway Ukraine’s Culture Minister Wants a Cartoonist Killed by Firing SquadIn Russian, death by firing squad is all one neat word.
  46. Russia Is Building a Pro-Russia Theme Park in CrimeaIt will be the biggest amusement park in all the land.
  47. Protesters Topple Ukraine’s Largest Lenin StatueAnd break off bits for souvenirs.
  48. Ukrainian President Asks for Military AidWell, that’s one way to get attention.
  49. international intrigue
    Dutch MH17 Report Confirms What We’ve Known All AlongThe findings suggest a missile hit the plane.
  50. There’s a Cease-fire in East Ukraine, But Obama’s SkepticalIt may be over by the time you finish reading this post.
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