19 June 2021
Amb. Taylor, top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, says he was so alarmed with White House decision to block military aid to Ukraine he sent a classified cable directly to the secretary of state for first time in his career to urge the funds released adding not doing so "would be folly."
"There's corruption in every country, including ours," replies Amb. Taylor to question from @RepChrisStewart.
Kent: "I am not aware of any Ukrainian connection to the company," referring to CrowdStrike
"there's no factual basis I know of that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election" Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent
Moldovan President Igor Dodon nominated his adviser on economics Ion Kiku, who should be approved by the parliament, as prime minister.
Kent is asked whether Zelensky wanted a Trump meeting because it would bestow legitimacy. He goes a slightly different route: "It would primarily boost his leverage to negotiate with Putin about the Russian of 7 percent of Ukraine's territory."
"Ukraine is a young democracy. It has been violently attacked by Russia." If we believe in the sovereignty of nations, we must support Ukraine. - Acting Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor.
CDA Pennington participated in a ceremony today to officially transfer two Island Class Patrol Boats to Ukraine that were refurbished in the U.S. The United States stands strongly in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, extending to its territorial waters
Ukraine government officials "were livid" when summary of July 25 call was released, testifies Amb. Taylor
The charge d'affaires of the U.S. embassy in Ukraine William Taylor has told the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee that he noticed there were two policy channels operating with Ukraine which were a "regular" and an "irregular" one
Amb. Taylor: Pentagon said military aid to Ukraine was "effective" and "should be restored" after White House blocked it. "More Ukrainians would have died without U.S. assistance."
Taylor: "By mid-July it was becoming clear to me that the meeting President Zelenskyy wanted was conditioned on the investigations of Burisma and alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections."
Key moment: Taylor says "I sat in astonishment" when he heard OMB official saying security aid to Ukraine was on hold. "Ukrainians were fighting Russians and counted on assurance of U.S. support." OMB official says directive had come "from the president" to chief of staff to OMB
Big new revelation from Bill Taylor's prepared remarks
It was clear to him by mid-July that an investigations of Burisma and alleged Ukrainian interference in Election2016 by Ukraine was a condition for a meeting with @POTUS that @ZelenskyyUa desired, testifies Amb. Taylor
1 year ago
It is too early to talk about the possibility of a bilateral meeting between Putin and Zelensky - Kremlin
The acting US Ambassador to Ukraine BillTaylor says he was pleased when the Trump administration began offering lethal military assistance to Ukraine
Lawyer for @realDonaldTrump, @RudyGiuliani, and others ran a "campaign to smear" then-US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, testifies Kent
Rep. Schiff opens the first open hearings into President Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden's family
Kent testifies that the US believes Ukraine prosecutors accepted bribes to close criminal case into the Burisma founder
Verkhovna Rada has voted for lands market in the first reading1 year ago
Verkhovna Rada has voted for "lands market" in the first reading
Russian warplanes target the outskirts of Kafranbel city in the southern countryside of Idlib with air strikes
1 year ago
One of Ukraine's most powerful figures, oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, tells The New York Times that it's time to give up on the West and rebuild ties with Russia. "Give it five, 10 years, and the blood will be forgotten."
1 year ago
Joint Forces Operation Press Center: yesterday Russian forces opened fire 15 times. 2 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded
1 year ago
In the Dokuchaevsk area, the commander of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade was wounded, he is in serious condition. In addition to the commander of a brigade three more officers of the unit were injured as a result of attack with grenade launcher
DNR reports several Ukrainian quadcopters were downed yesterday
Pentagon official testifies President Trump directed a freeze on aid to Ukraine, according to a transcript of her testimony released Monday
In Chisinau, Moldova, several hundred people joined a protest rally in support of the Maia Sandu government, which was dissolved
Prime Minister Maia Sandu accuses President Igor Dodon and his pro-Russia socialist party, who were her coalition partners until today, of not being serious about reforming justice and investigating corruption in the country. Warns Moldova could lose EU aid money
Moldovan government falls after just five months, over disagreement with coalition partners over general prosecutor appointment.
63 votes decided to dismiss Moldova's pro-reform government. Socialists and Democrats (party of the fugitive oligarch) voted together against ACUM-largely controlled government. New early elections or a appointment of the new government are to follow
Small Missile Boat Ingushetiya has launched Kaliber missile from Black Sea during test1 year ago
Small Missile Boat "Ingushetiya" has launched Kaliber missile from Black Sea during test
1 year ago
JCCC verified disengagement of forces at Petrivske area
1 year ago
Joint Forces Operation Press Center: yesterday Russian forces opened fire 16 times. 1 Ukrainian soldier was wounded
1 year ago
Kazakh former president Nazarbayev in talks to arrange Putin-Zelenskiy summit
Trump sees CNN report of a US Navy ship entering the Black Sea and see it as a challenge to Russia, calls Bolton at home and orders him to cancel the mission
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