Tag: Ukraine

‘QUID PRO QUO’: Sondland says he ‘followed president’s orders’ on Ukraine

WASHINGTON — A U.S. 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 U.S. President Donald Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Testifying before the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, U.S. Ambassador to the…

Nancy Pelosi releases 'face sheet' outlining Trump's alleged wrongdoings in call with Ukraine

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) disseminated a “fact sheet” on Monday outlining how President Donald Trump, in her words, “betrayed his oath of office, betrayed our national security and betrayed the integrity of our elections for his own personal political gain” in his dealings with the Ukrainian government.  The four-page document accused the Trump administration…

European politicians call for new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

MOSCOW/KERCH, Crimea (Reuters) – Several senior European politicians on Tuesday raised the possibility of new sanctions against Russia to punish it for capturing three Ukrainian vessels at sea, an incident the West fears could ignite a wider conflict. A Russian minister said further sanctions would solve nothing and that the incident should not be used…