U.S. President Joe Biden holds virtual meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

U.S. President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday the West would impose “strong economic and other measures” on Russia if it invades Ukraine, while Putin demanded guarantees NATO would not expand further eastward. The two leaders held two hours of virtual talks on Ukraine and other disputes in a video call about… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden holds virtual meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin

U.S. charges Ukrainian, Russian for major ransomware attack

The U.S. Justice Department charged a Ukraine national and a Russian in one of the worst ransomware attacks against American targets, court filings showed on Monday. The latest U.S. actions follow a slew of measures taken to combat a surge in ransomware that has struck several big companies, including an attack on the largest fuel… Read More U.S. charges Ukrainian, Russian for major ransomware attack

Ukraine holds joint military drills with U.S. troops, NATO allies

Ukraine began joint military exercises with U.S. and other NATO troops on Monday, at a time when neighbouring Russia and Belarus have been holding large-scale drills that alarmed the West. Ukraine, at war with Russia-backed separatists since 2014, has long sought closer integration with Western militaries in the hope of one day joining NATO. A… Read More Ukraine holds joint military drills with U.S. troops, NATO allies

Ukraine imposes sanctions on lawmaker Andriy Derkach over alleged meddling in U.S. election

Ukraine on Friday said it was imposing sanctions on Andriy Derkach, the Ukrainian lawmaker who was accused by the U.S. Treasury Department of being a Russian agent and trying to interfere in U.S. elections. Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the security and defence council, said in a briefing that Ukraine was sanctioning Derkach, along with members… Read More Ukraine imposes sanctions on lawmaker Andriy Derkach over alleged meddling in U.S. election

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Ukraine next week

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine next week, CBS News reported on Thursday, with tensions high between Ukraine and Russia. CBS News said Blinken confirmed the trip in an interview to be broadcast on its “60 Minutes” program on Sunday. Moscow alarmed Kyiv and Western capitals in April by building up forces… Read More U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Ukraine next week

U.S. federal investigators raid New York apartment of Rudolph Giuliani over Ukraine dealings

Federal investigators on Wednesday executed a search warrant at the Manhattan apartment of Rudolph Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and personal lawyer to former U.S. President Donald Trump, as they probe his business dealings with Ukraine. A lawyer for Giuliani, Bob Costello, confirmed that a search warrant had been executed. Electronic devices were… Read More U.S. federal investigators raid New York apartment of Rudolph Giuliani over Ukraine dealings

U.S. imposes sanctions on Ukrainians for election meddling

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on several Ukrainian individuals and entities, accusing them of U.S. election interference and associating with a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to efforts by President Donald Trump’s allies to dig up dirt on President-elect Joe Biden and his son. “Russian disinformation campaigns targeting American citizens are a threat to… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Ukrainians for election meddling

U.S. accuses two Ukrainian businessmen of using misappropriated funds for acquisition of real estate in Ohio

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky and another Ukrainian businessman of using misappropriated funds to buy real estate in Ohio, following earlier similar U.S. allegations involving property in Kentucky and Texas. Kolomoisky, one of the most prominent tycoons in Ukraine and regarded as a key political backer of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy,… Read More U.S. accuses two Ukrainian businessmen of using misappropriated funds for acquisition of real estate in Ohio