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Former Obama administration counsel indicted for concealing scope of work with Ukraine
Counsel for the Obama administration Gregory Craig was indicted on Thursday for making false statements to and concealing work-related information he performed for the Ukraine government in 2012 from the US Department of Justice (DOJ).The DOJ all (More)
Special Counsel indicts attorney on false statement charges related to Russia investigation [updated]
US Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted Attorney Alex van der Zwaan for false statements made during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.Van der Zwaan was indicted for his answers regardi (More)
US judge dismisses suit filed by ex-Ukraine PM
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko , who alleged that Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash perpetuated a racketeering (More)
Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
Frontrunner Petro Poroshenko claimed Ukraine's presidency on Sunday after exit polls gave him an absolute majority in the first round of voting. Billionaire candy-maker Poroshenko, who is known as the "chocolate king," garnered more than 55 percent (More)
Ukraine PM signs elements of EU trade pact
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed elements of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement [materials, EU backgrounder] on Friday, reversing the previous administration's position on the legislation. The signing comes three days after Russia (More)
JURIST Podcast on tensions in Ukraine
On this episode of the JURIST Podcast, Pitt Law students Taras Shablii and Slava Opeida discuss the recent protests, legislation and political deals to come out of their native Ukraine. They gave some background on the cause of the first wave of pr (More)
Ukraine opposition leader released from jail
Ukraine opposition icon and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive] was released from prison Saturday when the Supreme Council of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada , voted to decriminalize the charges that had been broug (More)
Senior UN officials call for dialogue to end unrest in Ukraine
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay issued statements Tuesday urging Ukrainian protesters to use restraint and calling on both the government and protesters to work towards constructive dialogue to d (More)
EU calls on Ukraine to repeal anti-protest laws
The European Union (EU) on Monday urged Ukraine's government to repeal a series of laws that limit the right to protest government actions. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich [official website, news archive] signed an anti-protest bill into la (More)
Ukraine president signs controversial anti-protest bill
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych [official website, JURIST news archive] on Friday signed a bill punishing by fines or arrest the blockading of public buildings, protesters wearing masks or helmets, the dissemination of Internet slander, and p (More)
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