Ukraine

Trump Administration Reinstates Military Aid for Ukraine

Money is intended for use by Ukraine in its struggle with pro-Russian separatists

FILE PHOTO: Trump heads to FayettevilleWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has released $250 million in military aid for Ukraine, U.S. senators said on Thursday, after lawmakers from both parties expressed anger that the White House had held up money approved by Congress.

Trump Adviser Bolton, in Ukraine, Warns of Chinese Influence

Discussed concerns with officials, including President Volodymyr Zelenskiy

FILE PHOTO: U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton arrives for a meeting with Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid at Downing Street in LondonKIEV (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton warned on Wednesday of the threat of unfair Chinese trade practices during a trip to Kiev and said he had discussed his concerns with officials, including President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

U.S. Adviser Bolton Visits Ukraine to Gauge New Authorities

Zelenskiy and Trump could meet soon in Poland

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton and U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affairs William Taylor attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial for soldiers killed in a recent conflict in eastern UkraineKIEV (Reuters) - John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, said on Tuesday that he had traveled to Kiev to hear the priorities of the new government following the election of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Bi-Partisan Commission Detects Russian Misinformation Effort in Ukraine

Increased bot activity before Ukraine's upcoming parliamentary elections

The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, a bi-partisan initiative founded in 2018, says that it has detected evidence of a coordinated disinformation effort on Twitter, targeting Ukrainian politics ahead of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections.

U.S. Kicks Off 19-Nation War Games Drills in Ukraine

With threats from Iran, Russia rising, America launches war games

The United States military and partners from 19 countries are getting set to kick off a massive series of war drills in Ukraine amid rising threats from Iran and Russia, according to the Defense Department.

Future Ukrainian NATO Membership In Question With Possibility of New President

Presidential election headed to runoff April 21

Presidential frontrunner Volodymyr ZelenskyKIEV, Ukraine—The Ukrainian presidential election will head to a runoff April 21 after Volodymyr Zelensky received 30.3 percent of the Ukrainian vote and current President Petro Poroshenko received 16 percent in the first round of voting, according to exit polling. Observers say Ukraine's hopes for NATO membership may be in jeopardy with the possibility of a new president. Ukraine's sitting president, Poroshenko had been working toward membership in the European Union as well as the NATO alliance. Zelensky had been leading significantly in the polls up until the March 31 vote, but his lead in exit polling was much higher than anticipated.