Latest Viktor Yanukovych News

Energy executive pushed by Perry padded his military record

Oct. 11, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and gas industry executive that Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended as an adviser to the Ukrainian government exaggerated his military credentials, according to U.S. veterans who said he scrubbed the false information from online profiles after learning they were investigating...

Ukraine's Zelenskiy plays hot and cold with Trump team

Oct. 9, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president appears to be playing to both sides of the American political divide, hedging his bets to ensure U.S. financial and military aid keeps flowing no matter who wins next year's election. First, a point for U.S. President Donald Trump's team: Ukraine's top prosecutor...

Ukraine entangled yet again in American political storm

Sep. 25, 2019 3:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid from Ukraine and his calls for the country's new president to investigate the family of a political rival have thrust the East European nation into an American political storm for the second time in three years. Before news broke that...

US probe of lobbyists Podesta and Weber ends without charges

Sep. 24, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation of two prominent lobbyists that was spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe has concluded without charges, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The Justice Department recently informed lawyers for Tony Podesta and former Rep....

The story behind Biden's son, Ukraine and Trump's claims

Sep. 23, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden was at the forefront of American diplomatic efforts to support Ukraine's fragile democratic government as it sought to fend off Russian aggression and root out corruption. So it raised eyebrows when Biden's son Hunter was hired by a Ukrainian gas...

Democrats blast latest Trump crisis. But what will they do?

Sep. 22, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in their...

Former Obama counsel acquitted of lying to government

Sep. 5, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Washington lawyer Greg Craig was found not guilty of lying to the Justice Department about work he did for the government of Ukraine in a case that arose from the special counsel's Russia investigation and that centered on the lucrative world of foreign lobbying. The jury...

Prominent DC lawyer acquitted in foreign lobbying case

Sep. 4, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Washington lawyer Greg Craig was found not guilty Wednesday of lying to the Justice Department about work he did for the government of Ukraine in a case that arose from the special counsel's Russia investigation and that centered on the lucrative world of foreign lobbying. The...

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyer

Aug. 22, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, testified Thursday against a prominent Washington attorney accused of concealing information from the Justice Department about work done for the government of Ukraine. Gates, a former campaign aide to...