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Donald Trump named Robert O'Brien as his new national security advisor
The US President Donald Trump has named Robert O'Brien as his new national security advisor. O’Brien is the fourth person to hold this position after his predecessors resigned due to significant differences in views with the President.

Donald Trump revealed his short list for John Bolton’s replacement
On Tuesday, the US President Donald Trump revealed his short list of candidates to replace former national security advisor John Bolton.

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi urges supporters to continue attacks
On Monday, the Islamic State released an audio recording in which purportedly the militant group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi prompts the extremists to double their efforts, continue attacks and free terrorists from prisons.

Russia, Turkey and Iran hold a summit on the Syrian crisis: details
The President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin met in Ankara, Turkey, to decide the fate of Idlib – the last Syrian province held by anti-government rebels.

The Taliban visits Russia after Donald Trump calls the negotiations "dead"
Russian president Vladimir Putin's special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov holds talks with the Taliban members in Moscow.

US and other Western military aid to Ukraine: details
Responding to Apostrophe’s request, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense named the military aid Ukraine receives from its partners.

Russian forces raid offices and homes of the opposition
Russian opposition from the Anti-Corruption Foundation is subjected to brutal persecution by the Kremlin after an attempt to reduce the results of pro-government forces in local elections.

Netanyahu visited Russia after Moscow condemned his annexation plan: details
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew out to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Russian city of Sochi on Thursday.

The curious case of Oleg Smolenkov: new details on the alleged US spy
On September 9, citing “multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge", CNN reported on the US spy who was evacuated from Kremlin several years ago.

Five Russians are sentenced to prison for holding political protests
Russian courts sentence individuals for fulfilling their right to have an independent opposition in the Moscow city parliament (Mosgorduma), which will hold its elections on September 8.

US senators request the release of $250 million in authorized military aid to Ukraine
A bipartisan group of senators appealed to the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney with a request to release $250 million in authorized military security assistance for Ukraine.

United States senators to visit Ukraine after being barred from visiting Russia
United States Senators Christopher Scott Murphy and Ron Johnson announced their plans to visit Ukraine after both were barred from going to Moscow.

Ukraine's land reform will allow foreigners to buy land: Prime Minister announced the conditions
The land reform, which is being developed by the new Ukrainian government, will allow foreigners to acquire agricultural land.

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine canceled parliamentary immunity
On September 3, Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada voted for the abolition of parliamentary immunity. The bill provides for amendments to Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine.

The US reassures Ukraine of support after freezing $250 million in military aid
As the world leaders met in Warsaw for events marking the start of World War II 80 years ago, both the US Vice President Mike Pence and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have reassured Ukraine of America’s continued support.

Russian-Turkish missile deal and its implications for the West
Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan to buy Russia’s latest fifth-generation Su-57 stealth fighter after both leaders visited International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019.

Donald Trump has cancelled his meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky in Poland
On Thursday, President Donald Trump called off his visit to Poland for events marking the start of World War II 80 years ago, as reported by Bloomberg.

Donald Trump freezes aid to Ukraine after lobbying for Russia’s return to G7
The US President Donald Trump has decided to freeze $250 million in military funding for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.

Donald Trump and G7: Russia's return and Trump's Doral resort
The US President Donald Trump has once again pushed American social boundaries, strongly suggesting inviting Russia to the next G7 summit and proposing to host the meeting in his Miami resort in Doral, as reported by CNN.

President Macron made a statement on the importance of dialogue with Russia
In his diplomatic speech after hosting the G-7 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron stressed that it is important to talk to Russia.

The US named time and place for the first meeting between Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky
The first meeting between Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and the President of the United States Donald Trump is scheduled to take place in Warsaw on September 1, according to the National Security Advisor of the United States John R.

Ukraine’s next Prime Minister: Volodymyr Zelensky’s candidate named
Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Oleksiy Honcharuk is the main candidate to become Ukraine’s next Prime Minister.

Ukraine-Russia prisoner exchange: Zelensky’s statement and unexpected details
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes that the first prisoner exchange results will take place in a couple of days, as reported by “Donbas News”.

Why did Trump cancel his trip to Denmark: Greenland or Obama’s visit?
The US President Donald Trump canceled his visit to Denmark after the country’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that Greenland was not for sale.

Zelensky commented on Russia’s potential return to G8
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky commented on Russia’s potential return to G8. On his Facebook page, Zelensky stated that Russia has not changed its aggressive behavior and, therefore, should not return to G8.

Trump-Clinton battle back for a day: “Google manipulated votes!”
On Monday, August 19, the US President Donald Trump stated Google manipulated anywhere from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election.

Ukraine and Israel have reached important agreements: details
On Monday, August 19, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu reached important agreements, as reported by Volodymyr Zelensky’s press service.

Donald Trump’s New Hampshire rally: “You have no choice but to vote for me”
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has hit Manchester, New Hampshire, holding a rally for the President’s supporters.

Shooting in Philadelphia: 6 police officers wounded
A shooting erupted in North Philly around 4:30 pm on August 14, leaving six police officers wounded.

Poroshenko accused Zelensky’s team of shooting Ukraine’s army in the back
The fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated that Volodymyr Zelensky’s team “shot Ukrainian army in the back” with their decision to liquidate the Committee on Veterans Affairs in the Parliament.

Aviation and nuclear weapons: Zelensky’s team on Russia preparing for a large-scale war
Russia has several scenarios for the development of armed aggression against Ukraine in the coming years, as reported by “Radio Svoboda” with a reference to a recent statement made by the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense.

Zelensky’s team commented on Bohdan’s scandalous statement about journalists
President Volodymyr Zelensky’s policy advisor Mykyta Poturaiev stated that politics – at any level – could not exist without media, as reported by “Detector Media”.

A unique chance: there is an interesting forecast about Ukraine's relations with the West
West hopes that Ukraine will use a unique historical chance and move away from the "Soviet mentality".

Putin prepares takeover: an expert revealed a sneaky plan on Ukraine
Russia’s President Volodymyr Putin will not stop his attempts to divide Ukraine, as blogger Oleksii Orestovych told “Apostrophe”.

​Zelensky’s team is preparing for "war" with business that does not pay taxes
In the near future, the party "Servant of people" will announce a decision to combat the abuse of private entrepreneurs who evade taxes.

The date of the first meeting of the new Verkhovna Rada was announced
The first solemn meeting of the new convocation of the Verkhovna Rada will be held on August 29. This decision was taken today, on August 9, at a meeting of Preparatory Deputy Group.

How the security forces detained the ex-president of Kyrgyzstan: new videos and details
There are new details of the detention of the former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, who surrendered to law enforcement officers during the assault on his residence on August 8.

Trump gave the order, which may affect the financial assistance to Ukraine
The US White house issued an order to the State Department and the US Agency for international development (USAID) to temporarily stop the transfer of financial assistance abroad for verification, this decision can stop the allocation of US financial assistance for Ukraine.

What will Ukraine face in the next 5 years: Zelensky made a bold statement
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the ambitious plans of his team: he promised that the economy of Ukraine will grow by 5-7% of GDP per year, and also he announced the creation of the land market and the legalization of casinos.

Ukraine and Turkey have reached important agreements on the free trade zone: figures were announced
On Wednesday, August 7, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the need to complete negotiations on the establishment of a free trade zone between Ukraine and Turkey.

Impressive photos and videos of the launch of Falcon 9 with an Israeli satellite were released
On Tuesday, August 6, the Falcon 9 carrier rocket put into orbit the telecommunications satellite AMOS 17 of the Israeli operator Spacecom.

Russian mass media released a "sensation" on the crash of MH17 in the Donbas
German detective Joseph Resch intends to seek publication in the media of his information about the causes of the tragedy of flight MH17 in Donbass.

Zelensky responded to the death of the Ukrainian military in Donbass
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky responded to the deadly shelling of Ukrainian military by the militants in Donbass, which killed four soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

Volker is preparing to meet with Putin's "grey cardinal": first details
The special representative of the US State Department on Ukraine issues Kurt Volker has asked the Kremlin for permission to meet with assistant to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Vladislav Surkov, who was acting as a negotiator on behalf of the Russian Federation concerning the conflict in the Donbas and the situation in the occupied Crimea.

As in the war: one video with all the explosions in military warehouses in Russia appeared online
A terrible video appeared online, it shows how alternately, one after another, ammunition depots in a military warehouse in Achinsk were exploded.

Dozens of cities announced military parades for Ukraine’s Independence Day
Internet users created a group called: “Parade-2019: March of Ukraine’s Defenders”, which contains locations of military parades for the country’s Independence Day.

Captured Ukrainian sailors might soon be home: new details
Detained in the Kerch Strait Ukrainian sailors might be released from Russian prison before October under the personal guarantee of Lyudmila Denisova, as reported by “Izvestia iz” with a reference to Ukrainian lawyer Mykola Polozov.

The USA responded to the detention of the Russian tanker in Ukraine
The USA Embassy in Ukraine positively assessed how Ukraine behaved in the situation with the detention of the Russian tanker "NEYMA", which participated in the aggression in the Kerch Strait.

Vitalii and Volodymyr Klychko filed a lawsuit against the TV channel "1+1"
The mayor of Kyiv Vitalii Klychko stated that separation of positions of the mayor and the head of the Kyiv State City Administration contradicts the Constitution.

He may lose everything: three scenarios of Zelensky’s exit were named
Russian political scientist Stanislav Belkovsky claims that the Kremlin has a "ZINF scenario" – "Zelensky is not for long" regarding the newly elected President of Ukraine.