Category Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine | Exclusive: Ukraine Ready to Ban Wheat Exports if Necessary-Official

KIEV — Ukraine, one of world’s top grain exporters, is ready to ban wheat exports if sales exceed limits agreed with traders, the deputy economy minister in charge of agriculture told Reuters on Wednesday.

Any further restrictions of Ukraine’s grain exports could speed up trade from Black Sea producers Russia and Kazakhstan, depleting their grain export quotas earlier than anticipated.

USA | Ukraine and Russia-Backed Separatists Begin Prisoner Swap

KIEV — Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have started a prisoner swap, the office of Ukraine’s president said on Thursday.

It is the first swap of 2020 and Ukraine will take back 19 of its citizens, the president’s office said in a statement. It did not say how many prisoners Ukraine would return.

Ukraine | Shocking Analysis from the Prosecutor General Office: Poroshenko and all who fought there will answer for Donbass

This report – in Russian as well as English – is on the Ukraine Prosecutor’s judgement that the army in Donbass is acting illegally. It is very important, not just for Ukraine but also because it means the West has been supporting war crimes for the last six years. It is one of the Western narratives that is starting to unravel.

Ukraine | Facebook’s new public policy manager for Ukraine is a nationalist hawk who volunteered with fascist party during US-backed coup

by Ben Norton

Facebook’s new public policy manager for Ukraine Kateryna Kruk is a former government official, diehard nationalist, and anti-Russian jingoist who volunteered with the extreme-right party Svoboda during the 2014 US-backed coup.

By Ben Norton

Ukraine | Odessa Report 2: Mayday and the May 2nd Remembrance in Odessa

by Joe Lombardo

After taking an overnight train from Kiev, we arrived in Odessa and were met by two anti-Maidan supporters who have been our very kind hosts.  After resting for a while, we met with Alex Meyevski, who was a survivor of the attack on the protesters in Kulikovo Field at the House of Trade Unions on May 2, 2014.