Ukraine

British paratroopers bolster Ukraine in show of force

In a major show of force aimed directly at Russian President Vladimir Putin, some 250 British paratroopers from the Colchester-based 16 Air Assault Brigade decided to drop into the Ukraine for a friendly visit. In other words, in your face, Vlad … and no, we’ll…

Ukraine Plane Crash Death Toll Rises to 26, With One Survivor

MOSCOW—Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of…

Ukraine Plane Crash Death Toll Rises to 26, With 1 Survivor

MOSCOW—Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets…

Large-Scale Political Unrest Is Unlikely, But Not Impossible

When a reporter recently asked Donald Trump if he would accept a peaceful transition of power, the president wouldn’t commit. “We’ll see what happens,” he said. In an apparent reference to mail-in ballots, he went on, “We’ll want to have—get rid of the ballots and…

Military Plane Crashes in Ukraine, Killing 22

A military transport plane carrying 28 people crashed and burst into flames in northeastern Ukraine on Friday evening, killing at least 22 people on board, officials said. Rescue workers were on the scene. Air force pilots and cadets were on the plane, the interior ministry…

Hunter Biden Ditched Secret Service Protection After Burisma Expose

Hunter Biden, the youngest son of former Vice President Joe Biden, ditched his Secret Service protection in 2014 shortly after Time magazine published an article highlighting his financial ties to Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas conglomerate. 0…

Is This How Biden Blows It?

Last weekend, Philippe Reines walked over to Ron Klain’s house in Washington, D.C., to hand off his Donald Trump outfit: the suit, the shoes with the lifts, the shirt, the long red tie, the cufflinks. Just in case. When the former Hillary Clinton aide stored…

Belarus Activists Make List of Police From Protest Crackdown

KYIV, Ukraine—The main opposition candidate in Belarus’ disputed presidential election said on Sept. 17 that activists are compiling a list of law enforcement officers who were allegedly involved in violence against protesters denouncing the results of the vote. Nearly 7,000 people were detained and hundreds…

Ukraine Urges Jewish Pilgrims Stuck at Border to Turn Back

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine on Thursday strongly warned thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who have been stuck on its border for days that it won’t allow them into the country due to coronavirus restrictions. Ukrainian authorities said about 2,000 people have gathered at the border with Belarus,…

Ukraine-US Military Exercises Begin as Russia Holds Drills in Belarus

KYIV—Ukraine and the United States. launched joint military exercises on Thursday, two days after Russia began joint military drills with forces in neighboring Belarus. The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said the U.S. Army-led Rapid Trident exercises, taking place near Yavoriv in western Ukraine, would involve…

Hasidic Jewish Pilgrims Block Ukraine Border When Barred Entry

KYIV—Hundreds of Hasidic Jews who set off on a pilgrimage to Ukraine despite coronavirus restrictions blocked the frontier on Tuesday after border guards would not let them in. A video posted by Ukrainian border guards showed dozens of Jews, including children, in traditional dress, carrying…

Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’

Shortly after midnight on June 17, 1972, an unusually attentive security guard named Frank Wills discovered an unlocked door in the garage of the Watergate office complex. A piece of tape had been placed over the latch. Wills removed the tape and continued on his…

Treasury Dept Sanctions Ukrainian Lawmaker Who Met With Giuliani, Peddled Biden Dirt

The Treasury Department announced sanctions against a Ukrainian lawmaker accused of pushing disinformation about Joe and Hunter Biden. Andriy Derkach met late last year with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. In May, he released covertly recorded tapes of conversations in 2016 between Joe Biden and then-Ukrainian…

Trump’s True Relationship With Russia Has Never Been Revealed

Getty / Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic Fate offered Peter Strzok a place in history that he never sought. The son of an Army officer, Strzok also served in the United States military before joining the FBI’s counterintelligence operation in 1996. He excelled at his…

Rare Sighting of Hunter Biden at DNC

Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, whose lucrative business dealings in Ukraine and China have triggered heavy scrutiny from Republicans, made a cameo appearance in the virtual 2020 Democrat National Committee (DNC) convention on Tuesday. 0…

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