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Wednesday, 26 February

06:45
The White House extended sanctions against Russia for another year
The U.S. President Donald Trump extended sanctions imposed against Russia over its aggression in Ukraine for another year.

15:01
Trump states he would like Ukraine and Russia to “come together” and “get along”
U.S. President Donald Trump said he would like to see Russia and Ukraine “come together” and “get along”.

13:39
U.S. officials told Bernie Sanders Russia is trying to aid his campaign
About a month ago, U.S. officials briefed Bernie Sanders on Russia's efforts to promote his presidential campaign.

14:31
​Coronavirus: Ukrainian protesters attacked buses with evacuees from China
In the Ukrainian town of Novi Sanzhary, dozens of protesters have attacked buses with evacuees from Wuhan, China.

13:41
Chris Murphy: Zelensky has always stayed clear of Giuliani and intends to keep it that way
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told US senators that he has always stayed clear of Giuliani and intends to keep it that way, as Sen.

10:35
Hillary Clinton denied rumors of being Bloomberg’s running mate
During a Clinton Global Initiative event in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Hillary Clinton denied rumors of being Michael Bloomberg’s vice-presidential candidate.

09:17
Russian militants went on the offensive: Ukraine’s Armed Forced have suffered losses
On Tuesday, February 18, Russian militants went on the offensive, attacking Ukraine’s Armed Forces in the Donbas and attempting to break the front line.

15:43
Michael Bloomberg is reportedly hiring top Clinton aide Capricia Marshall
Just as rumors of Michael Bloomberg considering Hillary Clinton for a VP position have hit the media, a source told PageSix that the former New York mayor recruited top Clinton ally Capricia Marshall for his 2020 presidential campaign.

23:03
Michael Bloomberg is reportedly considering Hillary Clinton as a running mate
According to Drudge Report’s sources, billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as a running mate.

18:50
Giuliani plans to produce a documentary on Hunter Biden
Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, plans to produce a documentary on Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine, as was reported by Yahoo News.

17:37
Bernie Sanders is projected to narrowly win in New Hampshire
With 90% of the precincts reporting, Bernie Sanders is projected to narrowly win in New Hampshire.

11:54
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky appoints Andriy Yermak the new chief of staff
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed the chief of his administration, Andriy Bohdan, replacing him with an aide Andriy Yermak.

18:38
Lindsey Graham: DOJ “created a process” for Giuliani to provide information from Ukraine
In his interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation”, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the Department of Justice has “created a process that Rudy [Giuliani] could give information” collected in Ukraine to be verified.

16:35
Trump fired key impeachment witnesses Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland
On Friday, February 7, Donald Trump fired a key impeachment witness and top expert on Ukraine at the National Security Council Lt.

15:40
Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs is scheduled to visit the US in late February
Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko is scheduled to visit the US in late February, as he told Radio Svoboda on February 6.

08:05
The United Kingdom has made a scandalous decision on sanctions against Russia
The United Kingdom is going to lift sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia. With this, the UK is going to remove restrictions on imports of foil, pipes, and ferrosilicon from the Russian Federation.

11:57
97% of Iowa results in: Pete Buttigieg holds a narrow lead
With 97% of Iowa results reported, Pete Buttigieg holds an extremely narrow delegate lead over Bernie Sanders.

10:46
The Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment
On Wednesday, February 5, the Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment against him – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

17:26
Protect their jobs: several thousand farmers at rally call on president to dismiss NABU chief Sytnyk
About 3,000 employees of UkrLandFarming and Avangard agricultural holdings, and the activists held a rally outside the Verkhovna Rada and the President's Office HQs, calling to protect the company from unlawful harassment by law enforcement agencies.

11:52
Trump's impeachment trial coming to an end: the decision will be announced in a couple of hours
On Wednesday, February 5, the U.S. Senate will vote on Donald Trump's impeachment, which will nearly inevitably end with his acquittal.

10:34
The trial of Giuliani associates: new date for Parnas and Fruman to face federal court
During a hearing on Monday, Judge Paul Oetken scheduled a federal court trial of Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin for October 5 – a month prior to the general presidential election, as reported by CNN.

08:52
President of Turkey to visit Ukraine: details
During his visit on Monday, February 3, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will discuss business relations between Turkey and Ukraine as part of the High-Level Strategic Council between the two countries.

10:28
The United Kingdom has officially left the EU
At midnight on January 31, the Brexit Agreement between the UK and the European Union will come into force.

14:12
​The US announced new Crimea-related sanctions against Russia
The US Treasury Department announced new Crimea-related sanctions against Russia. Eight individuals were added to the sanctions list, seven of whom are acting as Moscow-supported "government" officials in the Crimean Peninsula.

10:40
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Kyiv for a 2-day visit
On Thursday, January 30, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to arrive in Kyiv for a two-day visit that is part of his broader trip to the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

15:09
Experts made an important statement on the future of anti-Russian sanctions
Sanctions should remain a key instrument of pressure on Russia to reestablish Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, as stated by Ukrainian and Italian foreign policy experts during a round-table discussion organized by the International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS) together with Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and supported by the International Renaissance Foundation.

18:41
EU agreed to expand sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea
The ambassadors of the European Union have agreed to expand sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea, as reported by European news agencies with reference to sources in the EU.

11:49
Donald Trump told Bolton to continue withholding security aid until Ukraine helps with investigations
As New York Times reported, referencing John Bolton’s unpublished draft manuscript, Donald Trump told his then-national security adviser to continue the aid freeze until Ukraine helped with investigations into Democrats – including former Vice President Joe Biden.

18:05
Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit Kyiv next week
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit Kyiv next week, amid the heated impeachment trial in the Senate.

11:23
New documents reveal that officials prepared to withhold $400 million in military aid to Ukraine the day before July 25 call
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget released a series of documents showcasing that the officials prepared to freeze $400 million in military aid to Ukraine a day prior to the scandalous July 25 phone call.

12:35
Zelensky to attend World Economic Forum in Davos
On Wednesday, January 22, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will pay a working visit to the Swiss Confederation.

09:48
White House national security official on leave amid security probe
In the United States, Andrew Peek, the senior director for European and Russian Affairs at the National Security Council, was suspended.

17:14
Ukraine announced an investigation into possible surveillance of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch
As House Democrats released new critical documents for the impeachment case – including disturbing text messages, handwritten notes, and other correspondence from Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani’s indicted aide – Ukraine announced a criminal investigation into possible surveillance of former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

15:44
Lev Parnas: “President Trump knew exactly what was going on”
In his interview with Rachel Maddow, Rudy Giuliani’s indicted associate Lev Parnas stated Trump’s biggest lie was saying he didn’t know what was going on.

11:40
Lev Parnas: Trump canceled trip to Poland due to Zelensky failing to announce the Biden probe
As House of Representatives voted to send the articles of impeachment for the Senate trial, Rudy Giuliani’s indicted associate Lev Parnas first spoke to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, revealing damning information regarding the Ukraine pressure campaign.

14:10
House Democrats released new integral evidence for the impeachment trial
In light of the upcoming Senate trial, House Democrats released new integral evidence for the impeachment case.

08:59
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested the user that published a video of Iran shooting down Ukraine's passenger plane
As Reuters reported, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrested the user that published a video of Iran shooting down the Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane.

23:25
Katyusha rockets struck American military base in Iraq
The US Balad military base in Iraq was targeted by a rocket attack. The strike hit the Taji military camp, located north of Baghdad.

14:40
Iran posted a video of attacks on the US military bases
Iranian journalists published a video capturing the attack on two US military bases in Iraq. "The video shows Iran launching missiles to strike American military bases as retaliation for the death of General Soleimani," the Press TV video description reads.

10:06
​A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 crashed in Iran: ​all 176 people on board died
A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 crashed after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday, January 8.

06:32
John Bolton ready to testify if subpoenaed by Senate
Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said that after “careful consideration and study” he is "prepared to testify" if subpoenaed by the US Senate.

22:59
Trump threatens to target Iran's cultural sites as Iran calls for retaliation
Thousands of mourning Iranians came to the funeral of Qasem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force and the country's most powerful general.

11:08
US airstrike kills a high-ranking Iranian general Qasem Soleimani
Head of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force and Iran's top general, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in the American airstrike in Baghdad.

13:52
Kristina Kvien appointed as new US Charge d’Affaires in Ukraine
After Ambassador William Taylor's departure from Kyiv on January 2, Kristina Kvien became the new charge d’affaires in Ukraine.

22:25
Donald Trump's Ukraine statements on the New Year's Eve
On the New Year's Eve, the US President Donald Trump stated that France, Germany, and NATO should provide Ukraine with more financial assistance.

20:41
Mike Pompeo postpones his visit to Ukraine: details
The attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad has prompted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to postpone his trip to Ukraine and a series of other countries.

17:31
Zelensky's team named potential timings for the next prisoner exchange
According to the information revealed after Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin's phone call on December 31, a new prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia may occur later this winter.

10:35
Russia announced an important gas contract with Ukraine
Russia's Minister of Energy, Alexander Novak, said that Russia and Ukraine had agreed that mutual claims would be nullified on January 1 and property arrests would be removed according to decisions on court suits, as was reported by RIA Novosti news agency.

18:52
Ukraine is going to buy powerful weapons from the United States: details
Ukraine has signed contracts on delivery of the second batch of Javelin anti-tank missile systems from the US, as was stated by Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Defense Anatolii Petrenko during the briefing.

15:52
Russia announced a potential date for prisoner exhange
The prisoner exchange between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics is scheduled for December 29.