Monday 16 December 2019
09 December 2019
Analysts: At Paris Summit, Putin Holds The Risk Advantage
06 December 2019
Ahead Of Ukraine Talks, Russian TV Promotes Fake Report About 'Donbas Deportation'
In the runup to December 9 peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, Russian state media is disseminating a fake-news report that alleges that Kyiv plans to force residents from areas of the Donbas region controlled by pro-Russian separatists to migrate and undergo “re-education.”
05 December 2019
Cypriot Ferries For Crimea’s 'Little Green Men'
Current Time’s investigation of European Union companies’ links with Crimea has found that a Cyprus-based company, AnRussTrans, played a role in transporting the “little green men” and military equipment that enabled Russia to take control of the Ukrainian peninsula in 2014. To date, none of the companies that make up the AnRussTrans group appear to be included in EU, U.S., or Ukrainian sanctions lists.
03 December 2019
How EU Firms Are Sidestepping Sanctions And Making Money On The Crimean Peninsula
Even after the EU and the United States adopted sanctions barring investment in Crimea, scores of EU companies have continued to do business on the peninsula, often through murky ownership structures, a new investigation by Current Time has found.
21 November 2019
Ukraine's Mariupol Port Struggles To Stay Afloat Amid Russian 'Hybrid War'
After five years of conflict in eastern Ukraine, the port of Mariupol is struggling to survive. With the loss of coal exports and Russia choking access to the Sea of Azov, the port's maritime traffic has been cut in half. But Mariupol hopes Chinese investment can revive its sinking fortunes.
20 November 2019
Mikhail Gorbachev's Ex-Spokesperson: 1989 Caused A 'Village Fire' In The USSR
The upheavals of 1989 that led to the collapse of eastern Europe’s communist governments would prove to be precursors of the USSR’s own collapse, but, at the time, this was far from clear. To find out firsthand how then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev interpreted the destruction of the Berlin Wall and Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution, Current Time spoke with Andrei Grachev, Gorbachev’s press secretary from August – December 1991.
14 November 2019
Ukraine's Chief Prosecutor Confirms Burisma Prosecutor Fired
Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Ruslan Ryaboshapka has confirmed to Current Time that the prosecutor who led investigations into Burisma will be fired. Burisma is the Ukrainian energy company at the center of an impeachment inquiry into the actions of U.S. President Donald Trump. The president faces allegations that he withheld U.S. military aid to Ukraine in a bid to prompt Kyiv to investigate the activities of ex-Burisma board member Hunter Biden and his father, presidential candidate Joe Biden.
05 November 2019
Russia 'Biggest Obstacle' To Peace In Ukraine, Says Lithuanian Foreign Minister
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told Current Time TV that Russia was the biggest obstacle to the latest efforts aimed at defusing the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Linkevicius noted violations of the cease-fire linked to troop withdrawals agreed by Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists, and said Russia was an "active participant" in the conflict.