Tag: Ukraine

Russia not an enemy? Macron’s Moscow strategy faces first test

by Valerie LEROUX and Laurence BENHAMOU French President Emmanuel Macron this week faces the first major test of his policy of directly engaging with Russia that has disturbed some European allies, as he hosts a summit seeking progress in ending the Ukraine conflict. Joined by German...

MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’

by Danny KEMP International investigators looking into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine released intercepted phone calls on Thursday showing close links between "high-ranking" Russian officials and rebel suspects facing trial over the crash. The probe said the recordings raised questions about the possible involvement...

Trump openly calls on Ukraine, China to investigate Biden

by Paul HANDLEY US President Donald Trump openly called on China as well as Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 election rival Joe Biden, taunting Democrats seeking his impeachment for inviting foreign election interference. Speaking in Florida Thursday, Trump blasted his accusers as "maniacs" pursuing "impeachment...

Remembering MH17: Families deserve to see justice says malaysian transport ministry

The Malaysian Transport Ministry says without a doubt, every family and the next of kin who are affected by this tragedy deserves to see justice. In a message to the media dated July 17, the ministry marks the fifth year of the tragic incident involving...

TERROR IN THE SKY: How Najib got the deal

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had two major issues to tackle as he negotiated with the Ukrainian rebels for the return of the black boxes and bodies of the passengers at the crash site of the doomed MH 17. Safety of his team and diplomatic...

TERROR IN THE SKY: Who shot down MH17?

A finger-pointing blame game between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government has surfaced over the crashed Malaysian plane MH17, after it was reported “shot down” over eastern Ukraine. But by who? Ukrainian authorities have accused "terrorists" of using a ground-to-air missile – the term the Kiev...