Reuters reports: In addition to the six phone calls involving [Russian ambassador Sergei] Kislyak, the communications described to Reuters involved another 12 calls, emails or text messages between Russian officials or people considered to be close to Putin and Trump campaign advisers.
One of those contacts was by Viktor Medvedchuk, a Ukrainian oligarch and politician, according to one person with detailed knowledge of the exchange and two others familiar with the issue. [Continue reading…]
Ukraine-Related Sanctions imposed by U.S. Treasury Department in March, 2014: Viktor Medvedchuk, leader of Ukrainian Choice, is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes.
Medvedchuk-Manafort connection might be the smoking gun in the likely Trump-Russia collusion. https://t.co/xze7mvaxsl
— Anders Åslund (@anders_aslund) May 19, 2017