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September 2019 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Report: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine See Funding Shortfalls For Humanitarian Crises RFE/RL 30 Sep 2019 -- Global humanitarian assistance continues to rise albeit at a slower pace to reach over 200 million people deemed in need of humanitarian aid.
- Zelenskiy Dismisses Senior Ukrainian Security Official RFE/RL 30 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has dismissed the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council from his post, according to a decree published on the president's official website.
- UN Decries Continuing Violations in East Ukraine, Russian-Occupied Crimea VOA 28 Sep 2019 -- The United Nations reports human rights violations in both government and separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine continue with impunity. The report, which was examined by the U.N. human rights council this week also documents violations perpetrated by the Russian occupiers of Crimea.
- Senior Ukrainian Security Official Quits RFE/RL 27 Sep 2019 -- A senior Ukrainian security official submitted his resignation before President Volodymyr Zelenskiy began a visit to the United States this week, the president's office says.
- Ukrainian Security, Defence Council Secretary Submits Resignation - Presidential Office Sputnik 27 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council Secretary Oleksandr Danyliuk submitted his resignation, the presidential office said Friday.
- Ukrainian Investigators Have Not Questioned Biden or His Son - Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Sputnik 27 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian investigators have not questioned former US Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter as part of an investigation into the Burisma Group's activity, Nazar Kholodnitskiy, head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, said.
- Highlights of Whistleblower's Complaint About Trump's Interactions With Ukraine VOA 26 Sep 2019 -- The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released a copy of an intelligence community whistleblower's complaint that this week triggered a House of Representatives impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.
- Six Takeaways From Trump And Zelenskiy's July 25 Phone Call RFE/RL 26 Sep 2019 -- About seven minutes into his July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy, U.S. President Donald Trump shifted the largely cordial and collegial conversation to a new topic.
- Ukrainian President Likely To Get Off Easy Over Contentious Trump Conversation RFE/RL 26 Sep 2019 -- It remains to be seen if a telephone conversation with a foreign leader will be U.S. President Donald Trump's undoing.
- White House Phone Call Memo Puts Kyiv on Damage Control in Brussels, Berlin VOA 26 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian diplomats are scrambling to contain damage posed to their nation's relations with Europe following the unexpected public release of remarks by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in his July 25 phone call with President Donald Trump.
- Zelensky Claims Trump Pledged to Help 'Return' Crimea to Ukraine Sputnik 26 Sep 2019 -- Talks between the US president and his Ukrainian counterpart have recently caused a scandal in Washington, with Democratic politicians launching an official impeachment inquiry into Trump.
- Remarks by President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine Before Bilateral Meeting | New York, NY The White House 25 Sep 2019
- Ukraine's Zelenskiy Seeks Global Support Amid 'Russian Aggression' RFE/RL 25 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy kicked off the second day of speeches at this year's UN General Assembly, warning world leaders about the dangers of "Russian aggression" in Ukraine.
- Zelenskiy Says 'Russian Aggression' Holds Back Ukraine's Nation Building RFE/RL 25 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has blamed the Kremlin as being one of the two main factors that keep the country from realizing its full developmental potential.
- Strong leaders care about all people, not just their own citizens, Ukraine's Zelenskyy says at UN UN News 25 Sep 2019 -- Advances in weaponry have made the world smaller, which means leaders are not only responsible for the fate of their citizens but of everyone else on the planet, the President of Ukraine told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
- Trump's Call to Ukraine Leader Fuels Democrats' Push for Impeachment VOA 24 Sep 2019 -- Democratic lawmakers are considering formally launching an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump Tuesday, following news reports that he froze Congressionally-approved funding for Ukraine while pushing the country to investigate one of his political rivals.
- Trump Confirms He Ordered Freeze of Ukraine Aid Ahead of Call Under Democratic Scrutiny VOA 24 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday he had told his staff to withhold about $400 million in aid to Ukraine days before a phone call with the country's leader that is at the center of a debate between Congress and the White House over a whistleblower complaint.
- Why Was Ukraine's Top Prosecutor Fired? The Issue At The Heart Of The Dispute Gripping Washington RFE/RL 24 Sep 2019 -- When Viktor Shokin was fired as Ukraine's prosecutor-general in March 2016, after less than 14 months in the post, it was seen as a crucial development in a country under pressure to curb corruption and get serious about reforms. Now Shokin's dismissal, and Ukraine itself, are at the center of a political whirlwind in Washington that is buffeting Donald Trump's presidency and playing into the 2020 White House race.
- Trump Confirms He Withheld Ukraine Aid, Did It To Pressure Europe RFE/RL 24 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has confirmed he told staff to freeze almost $400 million in aid to Ukraine just ahead of a phone call to Kyiv where he allegedly pressed President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate a political rival.
- Ukraine Fears Being Drawn Into Domestic US Politics VOA 24 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian officials are looking ahead anxiously to a meeting Wednesday between their new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and U.S. President Donald Trump, fearing their country is being dragged into the middle of an American political battle that could undermine its bilateral U.S. support.
- Trump Insists He Did Nothing Wrong in Call with Ukrainian Leader VOA 22 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump admitted talking about corruption with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, but stopped short of saying they talked about investigating 2020 leading Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
- Impeachment 'only remedy' if Trump's Ukraine call proved: House committee Press TV 22 Sep 2019 -- The chairman of US House intelligence committee has threatened President Donald Trump with impeachment amid controversy over his phone call with Ukraine's president.
- Amid Trump-Biden Tug-Of-War, Anxious Ukraine Ponders How To Proceed RFE/RL 22 Sep 2019 -- In Servant Of The People, the TV series in which Volodymyr Zelenskiy played an accidental president, his character found himself caught up in a slew of scandals, each of which he managed to successfully overcome by the end of each episode.
- Naftogaz Chief: Ukraine Can Still Supply Gas to Europe in Early 2020 Without Russia Deal VOA 21 Sep 2019 -- The head of Ukraine's state-owned oil company says Kyiv will remain able to supply Europe with natural gas from its subterranean storage units even if European Union-mediated talks don't pan out.
- Zelenskiy To Meet Trump In New York Next Week RFE/RL 20 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart for the first time next week amid a House investigation over their July 25 phone call.
- Ukraine Preparing More Troop Withdrawals VOA 20 Sep 2019 -- Hints of another exchange of prisoners, talk of a bilateral withdrawal of combat soldiers and heavy weaponry from the 450-kilometer frontline in Ukraine's east, and rising signs that Moscow and Kyiv are close to a deal on a new Russian gas-transit contract – what's happening?
- Whistle-Blower Complaint Against Trump Reportedly Involves Ukraine RFE/RL 20 Sep 2019 -- A reported whistle-blower complaint against President Donald Trump allegedly made by a U.S. intelligence official involves Ukraine, The Washington Post and other U.S. media are reporting.
- Whistleblower Complaint About Trump Centers Around Ukraine – Reports Sputnik 20 Sep 2019 -- The details of a whistleblower complaint reported by The Washington Post described as an unspecified "promise" by US President Donald Trump to a foreign leader remain unknown, however, two people familiar with the matter told the outlet that the promise involved Ukraine.
- Fresh Russia-Ukraine Talks On New Gas Transit Deal Inconclusive RFE/RL 19 Sep 2019 -- With winter approaching, Russia and Ukraine have held a third round of European Union-mediated talks in Brussels about the transit of Russian natural gas to Europe.
- Russia, Ukraine Move Ahead With EU Talks to Avert Supply Cut VOA 19 Sep 2019 -- Representatives of the European Union, Ukraine, and Russia have concluded a first day of talks in Brussels with "constructive" dialogue as they aim to extend Kyiv's gas transit contract with Russia, European Commissioner Maros Sefcovic said on Thursday.
- Influential Tycoon Kolomoyskiy Is Back In Ukraine. And He's Not Keeping A Low Profile RFE/RL 19 Sep 2019 -- It is usually comic actor-turned-Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy who is in the spotlight.
- Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Land Market Could Open Up In 2020 RFE/RL 19 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk says the government could allow the sale of agricultural land from October 2020, after parliament votes to lift the 18-year moratorium.
- U.S. Says Moscow Used 'Sham' NGOs At OSCE Forum To Promote Claim Crimea Belongs To Russia RFE/RL 18 Sep 2019 -- The United States has accused Moscow of using "sham organizations" to promote its "spurious claim" that Ukraine's Crimea region is part of Russia during an annual human rights conference of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
- Eastern Ukraine Braces for Bitter 6th Winter of Conflict VOA 18 Sep 2019 -- The United Nations is urgently appealing for $52 million to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of the most vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine to prepare for the harsh winter months ahead.
- Greener Pastures For Ukrainian Farmers? Zelenskiy Plows Ahead With Land Reform RFE/RL 17 Sep 2019 -- With some of the world's most nutrient-packed soil, Ukraine has long been considered "the breadbasket of Europe."
- In Ukraine, Foreign Minister And Others Fear Being 'Pushed' By West Into Bad Deal With Russia RFE/RL 16 Sep 2019 -- Ukraine's foreign minister has voiced concern about the prospect of being nudged into an unfavorable agreement with Russia, telling RFE/RL that he hopes the West is pressuring Moscow as hard as it is pushing Kyiv for progress toward peace in the Donbas.
- Kyiv Eyes 16-Percent Hike In Defense Spending, As Peace Talks With Moscow Loom RFE/RL 15 Sep 2019 -- As Kyiv seeks to meet Russia, Germany, and France by the end of the month for talks on the armed Donbas conflict, Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk unveiled the first draft of next year's state budget that foresees a 16-percent spike in defense spending.
- After Years Of Stalling, Can Ukraine Finally Become Energy Self-Sufficient? RFE/RL 15 Sep 2019 -- After enduring two Russian gas cutoffs in the past 14 years, Ukraine could face yet another energy shortage this winter as the Kremlin seeks to circumvent its biggest western neighbor on deliveries deeper into Europe.
- Russia expresses readiness to revive Ukraine peace talks with preconditions Press TV 14 Sep 2019 -- Russia has expressed willingness to participate in a four-way summit in the French capital aimed at reviving the Ukrainian peace process with some preconditions, including pull back of warring forces.
- Kuchma Says Ukraine Should Not Make 'Unacceptable' Concessions To Russia RFE/RL 14 Sep 2019 -- The Ukrainian president's envoy for peace talks with Russia-backed separatists has stressed that Kyiv should not make unacceptable concessions to Russia.
- Zelenskiy 'Grateful' To Trump For Releasing $250 Million In Military Aid For Ukraine RFE/RL 13 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for releasing a $250 million military assistance package that the White House had previously held for review.
- Ukraine preparing roadmap for conflict in east: President Zelenskiy Press TV 13 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says his government is preparing a roadmap with clear deadlines to be discussed with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France for implementing a peace deal in eastern Ukraine.
- EU Formally Extends Russia Sanctions Linked To Aggression Toward Ukraine RFE/RL 13 Sep 2019 -- The European Union has formally approved an extension of sanctions against 170 Russian officials and Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists as well as 44 entities for another six months until March 15, the EU headquarters in Brussels said in a statement on September 11 as reported by AP.
- Kremlin Says It Does Not Rule Out New Prisoner Swap With Ukraine RFE/RL 13 Sep 2019 -- Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Moscow is not ruling out a new prisoner swap with Ukraine following the recent one when 70 people held in both countries were released.
- Volunteer Battalions Hand In Their Weapons In Eastern Ukraine RFE/RL 13 Sep 2019 -- Three volunteer battalions that for years fought for Kyiv against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have handed over their weapons to law enforcement.
- Moscow: Russia and Ukraine Need Lot of Work and Time to Start New Stage of Detainee Release Sputnik 13 Sep 2019 -- New lists are being prepared for the next stage of the release of detainees, following a simultaneous release last week agreed by Kiev and Moscow, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday.
- Trump Administration Releases $250 Million In Military Aid To Ukraine RFE/RL 12 Sep 2019 -- The Trump administration has released $250 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine -- funds that it had held up despite criticism that the money was desperately needed to counter Russian aggression and territorial expansion.
- US Sending Long-Awaited Funds to Boost Ukraine Military VOA 12 Sep 2019 -- The United States is moving ahead with millions of dollars in aid for Ukraine's military, money that had until now been held up by the White House.
- Lawmaker: Congress Would Restore Ukraine Military Aid VOA 12 Sep 2019 -- A senior Republican member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee says that even if President Donald Trump refuses to unfreeze $250 million in military aid for Ukraine, Congress would replace the funding.
- Russia, Ukraine Clash In Human Rights Court On Crimea RFE/RL 12 Sep 2019 -- A one-day public hearing was held on September 11 in Ukraine's case against Russia for its alleged human rights abuses in Crimea.
- IMF: Combating Graft Key Element For Any New Ukraine Loan RFE/RL 12 Sep 2019 -- Fighting corruption will be a key component of any new lending program Ukraine gets with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gerry Rice, IMF communications director, said in a September 12 briefing in Washington.
- Fire Sparks Series Of Blasts At Ammunition Depot In Ukraine RFE/RL 11 Sep 2019 -- Ukraine's Defense Ministry says a fire at an ammunition depot in the Vinnytsya region southwest of Kyiv has set off a series of explosions.
- Poland, Ukraine Hail EU Court Ruling That Curbs Gazprom's Nord Stream Pipeline Access RFE/RL 11 Sep 2019 -- Gazprom says it is analyzing the legal and commercial consequences of a September 10 court ruling that reduced gas flows via the Opal pipeline, which connects Germany with the Russian state-owned gas company's Nord Stream pipeline, Reuters reports.
- Trump Says Ready To Join Normandy Talks On East Ukraine Conflict RFE/RL 10 Sep 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has said he isn't averse to joining talks with Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
- Russia-Ukraine Prisoner Swap: Step Toward Peace or False Dawn? VOA 10 Sep 2019 -- The prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia Saturday has prompted hopes that Moscow and Kyiv are ready for serious talks to end a more than five-year war in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine – a Moscow-fomented conflict that's claimed more than 13,000 lives.
- Ukraine's Parliament Passes Bill On Presidential Impeachment RFE/RL 10 Sep 2019 -- Ukraine's parliament has adopted a bill spelling out procedures for a presidential impeachment.
- Ukraine's Ombudswoman: Kyiv, Moscow Discussing 'Liberation' Of Crimean Tatars, Other Ukrainians Held In Russia RFE/RL 10 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian and Russian officials are discussing the possible "liberation" of 113 Ukrainian nationals jailed in Russia, according to Ukrainian ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova.
- U.S. House Committees Launch Investigation Into Possible Trump Pressure On Ukraine RFE/RL 09 Sep 2019 -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have launched an investigation into whether President Donald Trump is pressuring Ukraine to produce dirt on a potential presidential contender, including by withholding $250 million in military aid.
- US House Committees Launch Probe into Alleged Trump-Ukraine Election Scheme Sputnik 09 Sep 2019 -- Three US House committees on Monday launched a "wide-range investigation" into President Donald's Trump reported attempts to pressure the government of Ukraine into assisting his re-election campaign.
- Kremlin hails prisoner swap with Ukraine as positive step Press TV 09 Sep 2019 -- The Kremlin has hailed the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine as a positive step and a reason for cautious optimism on improving bilateral ties.
- Inside Ukraine's Secret Mission To Capture The MH17 'Suspect' Traded With Russia RFE/RL 09 Sep 2019 -- Their mission was top secret: Slip into enemy territory undetected, capture their target, and return with him to Kyiv. They knew it would be dangerous but their superior said it was worth the risk, and the order came from the top. If successful, it could lead to a major breakthrough -- of what kind, specifically, they were not told.
- Macron, Putin Discuss Ukraine Conflict Before Their Defense, Foreign Ministers Meet RFE/RL 09 Sep 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron about the armed conflict in eastern Ukrainian and Iranian nuclear deal on September 8, according to the Kremlin's website.
- Kremlin Sees Detainee Exchange With Ukraine As Positive Step - Spokesman Sputnik 09 Sep 2019 -- The Kremlin sees the exchange of detainees between Russia and Ukraine as a positive step and a reason for cautious optimism on improvement in the relationship, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
- Dutch Prosecutors Did Question MH17 'Person of Interest' Tsemakh In Ukraine RFE/RL 08 Sep 2019 -- Dutch prosecutors questioned Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 "person of interest" Volodymyr Tsemakh before he left for Moscow as part of a Russian-Ukrainian prisoner exchange on September 7, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok told his country's parliament in a statement the same day.
- Putin, Macron Say Ukraine-Russia Prisoner Swap Gives Momentum For Peace Talks RFE/RL 08 Sep 2019 -- French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin say a prisoner swap between Kyiv and Moscow has given momentum to talks on resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
- Ukraine-Russia Prisoner Swap US Dept. of State 08 Sep 2019
- UN chief welcomes prisoner exchange between the Russia and Ukraine UN News 08 Sep 2019 -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Sunday, yesterday's exchange of prisoners and detainees between Russia and Ukraine.
- Statement by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu NATO 07 Sep 2019
- Russia and Ukraine begin prisoner exchange in landmark deal Press TV 07 Sep 2019 -- Russia and Ukraine have begun a major prisoner exchange in a move that is expected to ease tensions between Kiev and Moscow and pave the way for serious negotiations over a years-long conflict in eastern Ukraine.
- After Ukraine-Russia Prisoner Swap, Can Zelenskiy Capitalize On Momentum? RFE/RL 07 Sep 2019 -- "Our guys are home." As those words were shared by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on September 7, the Ukrainian nation simultaneously celebrated and breathed a collective sigh of relief upon learning that 35 of their compatriots who had been imprisoned in Russia -- some for several years -- were back on their native soil.
- Freed Prisoners Arrive In Ukraine, Russia In Swap Hailed As 'First Step' Toward Ending War RFE/RL 07 Sep 2019 -- Russia and Ukraine have exchanged a total of 70 prisoners in a move praised by the West as an opportunity to improve tense relations between Kyiv and Moscow.
- U.S. Sends Delegation To Ukraine To Prepare For Winter Energy Shortage RFE/RL 07 Sep 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Energy is sending a delegation to Ukraine to help the country address a possible energy shortage this winter as Russia seeks to end gas transit.
- Ukraine's Ratings Upgraded By Fitch As Debt Declines, IMF Deal Likely RFE/RL 07 Sep 2019 -- Ukraine's improving financial stability and renewed commitment to reform has pushed a leading Wall Street firm to upgrade the country's debt ratings.
- President Putin Has Phone Conversation With Zelenskiy Sputnik 07 Sep 2019 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Russian president's press service reported on Saturday.
- Ukraine Defense Firm Caught Up in US-China Rivalry Probed for 'Subversion' VOA 07 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian security officials have a launched an investigation into "subversive" activities by one of the Eastern European country's defense contractors over plans to supply military hardware to neighboring Russia.
- Russia, Ukraine Conduct Mass Prisoner Swap VOA 07 Sep 2019 -- A long-awaited prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine has taken place, raising hopes of renewed efforts to end the war in Ukraine's east between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists.
- 'Backed Into A Corner': In Negotiating Prisoner Swap With Russia, Ukraine's Zelenskiy Faces Tough Decision RFE/RL 06 Sep 2019 -- In just over 100 days as Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy has made good on some of his election promises. But to deliver on one major pledge -- to bring dozens of Ukrainians behind bars in Russia back home -- he must make what might be the most difficult decision of his fledgling presidency.
- U.S. Senators Meet Ukraine's Zelenskiy, 'More Optimistic' About Nation's Future RFE/RL 06 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a meeting with U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (Democrat-Connecticut) and Ron Johnson (Republican-Wisconsin) in Kyiv on September 5, during which both lawmakers expressed support for for the former Soviet state's continued progress.
- Zelenskyy Pardons Prisoners Being Prepared for Russia-Ukraine Simultaneous Release - Lawyer Sputnik 06 Sep 2019 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has pardoned people being prepared for simultaneous release by Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian lawyer Valentin Rybin said Friday.
- Ukraine Probes Motor Sich Defense Firm For 'Subversion' RFE/RL 05 Sep 2019 -- The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is investigating defense firm Motor Sich for allegedly preparing a "subversive act" by supplying military hardware to Russia, the agency has told RFE/RL.
- Kyiv Court Releases MH17 'Person Of Interest,' Putin Says Prisoner Swap Deal Near Completion RFE/RL 05 Sep 2019 -- A court in Kyiv has released Volodymyr Tsemakh, a "person of interest" to investigators in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) five years ago, as Russian President Vladimir Putin said a prisoner swap with Ukraine is nearing completion.
- Observers Cry Foul Over Kyiv's Release of Key Witness in Flight MH17 Probe VOA 05 Sep 2019 -- Some Western observers are criticizing a Ukrainian court's decision Thursday to release Volodymyr Tsemakh, a "person of interest" in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) five years ago.
- Ukraine's New Cabinet Strips Kyiv Mayor Klitschko Of Some Powers RFE/RL 04 Sep 2019 -- Ukraine's new cabinet has decided to strip Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko of his powers at the head of the capital city's state administration, ratcheting up a power struggle between the former world boxing champion and recently elected President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
- After Nixing Immunity For Ukraine's Lawmakers, Zelenskiy Pushes For More Constitutional Changes RFE/RL 04 Sep 2019 -- Allies of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy have added three draft laws to the parliament's agenda that would amend the constitution, drastically change the legislature's composition, and set stricter rules for lawmakers.
- EU Ambassadors Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine RFE/RL 04 Sep 2019 -- EU ambassadors on September 4 agreed to prolong the sanctions against 170 Russian officials and Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists as well as 44 entities by six months.
- Dutch MH17 Prosecutors Want To Question Ukrainian Prisoner Who Fought In Donbas RFE/RL 04 Sep 2019 -- Dutch prosecutors want to question a "person of interest" who is in Ukrainian custody they believe is directly connected to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 five years ago over territory held by Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.
- Ukrainian Parliament Cancels Immunity For Lawmakers RFE/RL 03 Sep 2019 -- Ukraine's parliament has voted in favor of cancelling immunity from prosecution for lawmakers, a step toward President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's pledge to stamp out corruption.
- US Vice President assures Ukraine of support as Trump considers blocking military aid Press TV 02 Sep 2019 -- US Vice President Mike Pence has reassured Ukraine that it still has the US administration's support, even as President Donald Trump was reportedly considering a plan to cut millions of dollars in military aid to the country.
- First Female Class Starts At Prestigious Kyiv Military School RFE/RL 02 Sep 2019 -- Teenager Lina Nazipova has always dreamed of following in her parents' footsteps. This week she is getting her chance.
- Pence: United States Will Continue To Support Ukraine RFE/RL 01 Sep 2019 -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the United States will continue to support Ukraine in the country's conflict with Russia and its right to full territorial integrity.
- Russia Is The Focus As Ukrainian, Polish Presidents Meet In Warsaw RFE/RL 01 Sep 2019 -- Russia was Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's main topic of discussion during his first official visit to Poland.
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