|Monitors declare election fair but with campaign violations|
Ukrainian and international election observers have announced that the July 21 parliamentary election was held in a fair and competitive manner. “No systemic violations that could affect the vote result or the counting process were recorded,” said Olga Aivazovska, head of Ukrainian election watchdog Opora, at a press briefing on July 22, adding that there […]
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|Agence France-Presse: Putin ally stages political comeback in Ukraine|
Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk, a close ally of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, has made a political comeback after his party came second in the country’s weekend parliamentary vote. Read more here.
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|The Hill: Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information|
Two operatives reporting to President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani established a backchannel between him and Ukrainian officials, according to a Buzzfeed News report. Read more here.
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|Reuters: Ukraine’s security service says search not aimed at pressuring ArcelorMittal|
Ukraine’s security service said on Monday a search at ArcelorMittal’s steel mill in Kryvyi Rih was not an attempt to put pressure on the company. Read more here.
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|Voters reject many controversial candidates in parliamentary election|
Ukrainian voters appeared determined to clean house on July 21, rejecting many controversial individuals who had seemed entrenched in Ukrainian politics. One group of candidates stand out from those who did not make it into the Verkhovna Rada in the snap parliamentary election. Many lost to candidates standing for President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the […]
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|UNIAN: Ex-leader of pro-Yanukovych party released from custody|
The Kyiv Court of Appeal eased the measure of restraint applied to a former chairman of the Party of Regions faction, Oleksandr Yefremov – from custody remand to 24-hour house arrest, according to Olha Reshetilova, the coordinator of Media Initiative for Human Rights. Read more here.
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|Associated Press: House Republicans promise tough questions at Mueller hearing|
House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. Read more here.
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|EP delegation head: EU sets to prolong sanctions against Russia|
Head of the European Parliament’s observation mission David McAllister has said EU members are set to prolong the sanction regime against Russia. “Of course, it’s up to the EU member states to decide if sanctions (against Russia) should be prolonged or not, but until now the European Union member states have decided to prolong the […]
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|Latest updates on parliamentary vote count (LIVE)|
Here, we’re keeping track of the vote count in the July 21 parliamentary election. For the live updates from Election Day, see this story. Ukraine voted for its new parliament on July 21. The vote count goes on, both in the party vote (225 members) and single-member districts (199 members). As of latest, 79 percent of […]
|Bloomberg: Zelenskiy’s gravity-defying act is about to test reality in Ukraine|
It’s become a familiar story in European politics: a charismatic outsider captures the imagination of a nation fed up with a stagnant and bumbling political class. He rises quickly, at the head of a movement that sweeps out the old elite, and gains access to all the levers of power. Read more here.
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