Tag Archives: US-Ukrainian relations

Ukraine and Donbass: Four years of solidarity and struggle

By Greg Butterfield

Based on a presentation given at a Workers World Party class in New York on Feb. 20, 2018.

Four years ago this week, a coup overthrew the elected government of Ukraine. The resulting war has cost more than 10,000 lives and immense hardships for the working people of Ukraine and the Donbass republics. But the anti-fascist resistance continues.

USA | Four Years of Ukraine and the Myths of Maidan

The history of the Ukrainian crisis, which has made everything it affected worse, is distorted by political myths and American media malpractice.

Ukraine | US intelligence services control Ukrainian telephone talks

On October 7 The New York Times has published an article “Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue” by Andrew Higgins and Andrew E.Kramer. The article gives breaking news: US intelligence services provided their satellites in Ukraine with special equipment for telephone spying. From its side Ukrainian state security is obliged to translated telephone intercepts from the new system and forward them to the Americans.

Ukraine | The false friends of the Ukrainian people

By Julia Rozenblat

Poroshenko has voiced many words of gratitude to foreign governments. Sometimes, there is much humor in his international courtesies showing his appreciation. Like his performance during a visit to Australia in December 2014. He stopped and bowed to a military guard of honor before entering the Australian Parliament.

Ukrainian politicians paid 2 billion to American lobbyists

Ukrainian politicians have paid $2 billion to US-based lobbyists over the past three years, which can be seen from reports of lobbying companies that regularly disclose their contacts.

The most active customers of overseas lobbying services are the Ukrainian Presidential Administration and the Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna (All-Ukrainian “Fatherland”) Party, writes Novoe Vremya news website, citing an investigation by journalist Tatiana Kozyreva.
At the same time, the fact that both the Presidential Administration and Tymoshenko’s team hired lobbyists had been concealed by working with the American professionals through various funds or public organizations.