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Peter Byrne

Peter Byrne

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U.S. assistance to Ukraine still 'frozen'

"The funding was still on hold as of Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the matter," the Arlington, Virginia-based Politico ezine said on September 3.

U.S. delays assistance to Ukraine

The Trump is delaying $250 million in military assistance to Ukraine, annoying lawmakers and advocates who argue the funding is critical to keeping Russia at bay.

Gates testifies against American lawyer in Tymoshenko case

Rick Gates, who helped manage President Donald Trump's election, campaign with convicted felon Paul Manafort, testified on Thursday against former White House counsel Gregory Craig in a trial involving Ukraine's government.

Zelensky aide in talks with Trump's lawyer — The New York Times

U.S. President Donald Trump ’s personal lawyer Rudy (Rudolph ) Giuiliani has met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ’s assistant Andriy Yermak to discuss a meeting with Trump and Trump-friendly investigations into corruption involving American officials. That ’s the takeaway from a 1,300-word article published by The New York Times on August 21.

Ukrtransgas, Moldovatransgas prepare new route for gas imports from Romania

On September 19, 2019, Ukrtransgaz and Moldovagaz, found the necessary technical solutions for the new import needs based on the Trans-Balkan pipeline, mainly with the operators of the gas transportation network in the Czech Republic The main method is to diversify the route of gas supplies to Ukraine as part of the preparation for the winter-winter period 2019/2020.

Pinchuk's American lobbyist tells jury how he hired ex-WH lawyer to smear Tymoshenko

Arlington, Virginia-based Politico ezine on August 16 published a 1,000-word story about the trial of former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig, who is facing a felony charge of trying to mislead U.S.. Justice Department officials.

Should you drink it? Ukraine's ATOMIK goes viral

If you are not sure whether it is safe to drink new experimental vodka made from rye grain near Ukraine’s Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, read the recent review of the potent beverage appearing in the esteemed Wine Spectator.

Associated Press Stylebook changes spelling of Kiev to Kyiv

The Associated Press news agency on August 14 announced it has changed its style for the capital of Ukraine to Kyiv, in line with the Ukrainian government’s preferred transliteration to English and increasing usage.

Revolution redux in Ukraine?

Columnist Jonathan Brunson has written a 1,000 word op-ed published by the Slate daily web magazine wondering whether a third revolution is in store for Ukraine.

Reitarska St. in Kyiv is a slice of hipster heaven

A 750-word article appearing in the OZY ezine, a media company tailor-made for the Change Generation, has written up a street in downtown Kyiv, explaining what gives it "a distinguished, yet low-key vibe."

Canada's Black Iron announces $50 million funding offer in Shymanivske project

Black Iron management has announced that in In September 2019 it will host a multibillion-dollar Asian construction company that has expressed an interest to invest approximately $50 million in equity in exchange for being awarded a construction contract.

Revolution redux: parallel protests

The revolution that began with people in high spirits turns into a living nightmare replete with violence and thug attacks. Sound familiar? If you lived in Kyiv during late 2013 and early 2014 it would.

Ze!Team plans Russian-language TV station

A senior government official was quoted on Monday as saying Ukraine plans to launch a worldwide Russian-language TV channel, as part of an effort to win the hearts and minds of people living in the eastern Donbas region and Russia.

American hotel heiress eyes Carpathian resort

Paris Hilton, the celebrity hotel heiress, is negotiating to buy Derenivska Kupil, a late 17th-century health resort complex located in the foothills of the Carpathians, 25 km east of Uzhgorod.

Russia closes one-quarter of the Black Sea for almost one month

According to the Ukrainian Military Portal ezine, a civilian defense news site, five blocks – totaling 118,570 km² -- will force cargo ships passing from Turkey’s Bosporus strait to Ukraine’s Black Sea ports to pass through a narrow shipping lane. . Ukraine’s ferries from Chornomorsk to Turkey and to Georgia will have to take circuitous routes to reach their destinations. Through Aug. 19, ships will have to take detours to reach ports in Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania and the Sea of Azov.