Ukraine

Updated at 11:20 p.m. ET

President Trump has released a transcript of his July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty says the aligations against President Trump are the most serious to date.
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Ohio's congressional delegation followed party lines Tuesday in reacting to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that she’ll pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Updated at 7:15 p.m. ET

President Trump said Wednesday that the push for his impeachment is a "hoax," again denying any wrongdoing during a July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during which he pushed for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival.

"No push, no pressure, no nothing — it's all a hoax, folks. It's all a big hoax," Trump said.

Updated at 6:08 p.m. ET

President Trump vowed on Tuesday that he will release a transcript of his phone call from earlier this year with Ukraine's president.

The July 25 call is at the heart of a rapidly intensifying controversy over whether Trump improperly pressured another country to investigate a political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Ahead of a week when President Trump will have his first face-to-face meeting with the Ukrainian president, Democratic calls for investigation of Trump's communications with Ukraine have intensified.

Updated at 7:20 p.m. ET

President Trump blamed "a political hack job" for reports that a whistleblower has charged he had an improper conversation with a foreign leader.

The Washington Post on Friday reported that the conversation in question involves Ukraine.

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As most have heard, Valentina Lisitsa was "uninvited" from performing Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto with the Toronto Symphony after a number of controversial tweets regarding the situation between Russia and the Ukraine.  

I will not go into detail here, as it has been widely written about and discussed.  My colleague Christopher Purdy has a thorough look at the subject here.

US Foreign Policy Options in Ukraine

Feb 10, 2015

10am

After protests toppled a pro-Russian president in Ukraine, Russian president Putin sent troops into the Crimean peninsula and annexed it. Now the Ukrainian government faces a pro-Russian rebellion that has seized several cities in the east and divided the country. Multiple ceasefires have failed. This hour we will discuss the situation on the ground as well as foreign policy options for the US.

Guests

The vote on Sunday for Crimea to join the Russian Federation raises more questions than answers, said two political and history experts on All Sides with Ann Fisher. Sean Kay, director of the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs at Ohio Wesleyan University, said that Russia will now have to "own responsibility for the economy" of Crimea. He also predicted a swift exodus of capital from the already economically unstable region.

10:00 Russia has assumed control of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, sending armed troops to the region to surround military posts. Meanwhile, the US has threatened to isolate Russia, and announced plans to aid Ukraine. This hour we'll talk about what these new developments mean for Russia and Ukraine and why the West is worried. Guests

Ukraine: Headed for Revolution?

Feb 20, 2014

10:00 am Last fall, anti-government protesters in Kiev took to the streets to voice opposition to Ukraine's decision not to sign a trade deal with the European Union. Those protests have been raging for months and have left dozens dead. This hour we'll talk about where the country is headed as pro-and anti-Russian factions continue to clash. Guests

Director Debra Jasper and associate director Betsy Hubbard of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, a program operated by The Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs providing social media training, discuss taking their 'boot camp' abroad to teach the Ukraine government how to use social media.

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