VIDEO: JRL NEWSWATCH: “Former Ukraine prosecutor makes explosive claims against Joe and Hunter Biden in new interview” – Fox

File Photo of Joe Biden at Podium with U.S. Seal, With Ukrainian and U.S. Flags in Background

“White House says Shokin not credible, was fired for being too soft on corruption.” Fox News reports on an exclusive interview with former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, set to air Saturday at 8 p.m. ET., including allegations against Joe and Hunter Biden, including allegations the then-Vice President Joe Biden used U.S. financial support to pressure then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko […]

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Ukraine’s seamy coal trade learns to vault the frontlines

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

(Business New Europe – – Graham Stack in Kyiv – September 25, 2015) Ukraine “should provide for transparency in coal purchases in the anti-terrorist zone [rebel-territories in East Ukraine] and abroad,” US ambassador to Kyiv Geoffrey Pyatt has warned amid growing attention to the shadowy lucrative trading that continues across the front line of the armed conflict. Pyatt, quoted […]

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Commander-in-Chief Poroshenko’s shipyard to play key role in rebuilding Ukraine’s navy

File photo of Barack Obama and Petro Poroshenko facing one another, with Obama gesturing

(Business New Europe – – Graham Stack in Kyiv – September 22, 2015) A shipyard owned by President Petro Poroshenko, commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s military, is taking on a major role in rebuilding the country’s decimated navy, as the defence sector gears up to meet the Russian challenge. The Poroshenko-owned shipyard and engineering plant Leninska Kuznya is taking the first […]

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Ukraine’s wartime privatisation

International Monetary Fund Logo Over Ukraine Flag

(Business New Europe – – Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv – August 28, 2015) Desperate to raise money, the Ukrainian government is determined to start a massive privatisation campaign before the end of this year. A total of 345 companies are on the list, including some of the state’s most attractive assets. But will there be any buyers? The economy […]

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