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Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

01 January, 2020 2:36 pm 2:36 pm

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran’s civil aviation authority confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner that was brought down earlier this month, in a preliminary report posted on its website late Monday. “Investigators… discovered that two Tor-M1 missiles… were fired at the aircraft,” it said, adding an investigation was ongoing to assess the bearing … Read More


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Ukraine presses for return of Iran plane black boxes

01 January, 2020 10:53 pm 10:53 pm

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine on Monday urged Iran to return the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by the Iranian military with the loss of all 176 people on board. Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said returning the boxes would show that Iran was committed to an unbiased investigation of the Jan. 8 … Read More


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Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine

01 January, 2020 12:19 am 12:19 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad. Iran’s Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts … Read More


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Trump impeachment trial opens as watchdog faults White House on Ukraine

01 January, 2020 9:01 am 9:01 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove US President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress. The assessment from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) was a setback … Read More


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Ukraine wants to search Iran plane crash site for possible missile debris

01 January, 2020 11:08 pm 11:08 pm

DUBAI/KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine outlined four potential scenarios on Thursday to explain the deadly crash of one of its airliners in Iran, including a missile strike and terrorism, as Iranian investigators said the plane was on fire before it fell to the ground. Kiev said its investigators wanted to search the site of Wednesday’s crash … Read More


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Former Trump aide calls Ukraine meddling theory fiction; Trump would welcom...

11 November, 2019 9:15 am 9:15 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Fiona Hill spoke on the last day of public testimony scheduled before the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee probing … Read More


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Everyone was in the loop’ about Ukraine pressure campaign

11 November, 2019 10:16 am 10:16 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US diplomat said on Wednesday that “everyone was in the loop” about a Trump administration effort to get Ukraine to carry out investigations that might ultimately benefit US President Donald Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Testifying before the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, US Ambassador to … Read More


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US diplomat Sondland says he followed president’s orders on Ukraine

11 November, 2019 8:22 pm 8:22 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US diplomat who is a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he worked with Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine issues on “the President’s orders.” Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, said in prepared remarks to the investigation that Giuliani’s … Read More


Top White House Ukraine expert says Trump request for Biden probe was impro...

11 November, 2019 10:19 pm 10:19 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that a phone call the president made to ask Ukraine to investigate his political rivals was improper, and denounced attacks on witnesses in the investigation. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the White House National Security Council’s top … Read More


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Pence aide said Trump’s Ukraine phone call was inappropriate

11 November, 2019 9:55 am 9:55 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The phone call between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the centre of Congress’ impeachment investigation was “inappropriate,” a foreign policy aide to Vice President Mike Pence told lawmakers, according to a transcript released. Jennifer Williams, who was listening to the call on July 25, testified that Trump’s insistence … Read More


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Ousted US envoy to Ukraine tells impeachment hearing she had no political a...

11 November, 2019 8:56 pm 8:56 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The former US ambassador to Ukraine who was branded “bad news” by President Donald Trump and removed, defended her record and told a televised impeachment hearing on Friday she did not pursue a political agenda in Ukraine. “I had no agenda other than to pursue our stated foreign policy goals,” the ambassador, … Read More


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Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign in first day

11 November, 2019 9:24 am 9:24 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top US diplomat in Ukraine, testifying in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically. William Taylor was one of two career diplomats who testified before the US … Read More


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Ukraine, separatists begin planned troop withdrawal in eastern region

11 November, 2019 4:47 pm 4:47 pm

PETRIVSKE, UKRAINE (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels began a planned withdrawal of troops and weaponry from a village in the eastern Donbass region on Saturday, a Reuters witness at the scene said. The troop pullback in the village of Petrivske is one of a series of confidence-building measures that could pave the … Read More


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Testimony from two of Trump’s Ukraine ‘three amigos’ to b...

11 November, 2019 5:20 pm 5:20 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Testimony by two of the “three amigos” charged with running Ukraine policy for President Donald Trump will be made public on Tuesday, as Democratic-led congressional committees release more transcripts from their impeachment investigation. Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, told reporters on Monday that transcripts would be … Read More


US diplomat who questioned ‘crazy’ Ukraine policy testifies in ...

10 October, 2019 10:40 pm 10:40 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top US diplomat in Ukraine, a key witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, arrived on Tuesday to testify to lawmakers eager to hear about concerns he raised about Trump withholding security aid to Ukraine to help with a domestic political campaign. William Taylor, a former Army officer and … Read More