Apple, Bowing to Russian Pressure, Recognizes Crimea Annexation on Map

MOSCOW — Since it grabbed Crimea from Ukraine five years ago, Russia has made no headway in getting the United States or the European Union to recognize the annexed Black Sea peninsula as Russian

Former Trump adviser blasts ‘false narrative’ of Ukraine election interference

former top national security adviser to President Trump

Impeachment hearings: Sondland says President Trump sought a ‘quid pro quo’ for Ukraine

Gordon Sondland, the former US ambassador to the EU, opened up testimonies on Wednesday, which marked the fourth day of the ongoing public impeachment hearings on President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Here are some highlights of Sondland’s testimony so far: – Says there was a Ukraine “quid pro quo” – Says he “followed the directions” from POTUS – On top officials in the Ukraine pressure campaign, he said that “everyone was in the loop,” including Mike Pompeo and Mick Mulvaney

U.S. State Dept official knew Trump attorney involved in campaign against ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, said on Wednesday he had known earlier this year that the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was involved in a campaign about then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch that helped lead to her dismissal.