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VSquare: Kremlin leaks, secret files reveal how Putin pre-rigged his reelection

VSquare: Kremlin leaks, secret files reveal how Putin pre-rigged his reelection

Editor's note: This investigation, based on leaks obtained by Delfi Estonia and compiled for a joint investigation with VSquare and Frontstory.pl, Expressen, Meduza and iStories, Paper Trail Media, Der Spiegel and ZDF, Der Standard, and Tamedia publications, has been republished by the Kyiv Independent with VSquare's permission. “I will

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Politically connected NGOs help men exploit the Shliakh system, leave the country

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Politically connected NGOs help men exploit the Shliakh system, leave the country

by Anna Myroniuk

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Increasing attacks on journalists signal weakening state of freedom of speech

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Increasing attacks on journalists signal weakening state of freedom of speech

by Anna Myroniuk

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigation: Apparent Russian disinformation group posing as ex-president Poroshenko targets foreign fighters in Ukraine

Investigation: Apparent Russian disinformation group posing as ex-president Poroshenko targets foreign fighters in Ukraine

by Andrea Januta

TOP FINDINGS: * An apparent Russian state-aligned group is targeting Ukraine’s International Legion in a disinformation campaign * The Kyiv Independent obtained and analyzed exclusive video that shows the group used doctored footage to pose as the Ukrainian ex-president on a Zoom call that took place in early January * Legion members

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Journalists allege that key state agency controlled by unofficial boss

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Journalists allege that key state agency controlled by unofficial boss

by Daniil Ukhorskiy, Anna Myroniuk

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Millions of dollars could have been stolen from the state humanitarian fund

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Millions of dollars could have been stolen from the state humanitarian fund

by Anna Myroniuk

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Zelensky’s deputy chief of staff lives in a villa owned by people tied to Yanukovych

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Zelensky’s deputy chief of staff lives in a villa owned by people tied to Yanukovych

by Anna Myroniuk

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Russia receives Ukraine-made aviation spare parts despite war

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Russia receives Ukraine-made aviation spare parts despite war

by Daniil Ukhorskiy, Anna Myroniuk

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Russian military helicopters get Czech components despite sanctions

Investigative Stories From Ukraine: Russian military helicopters get Czech components despite sanctions

by Daniil Ukhorskiy, Anna Myroniuk

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Parliament still closed to journalists, raising transparency concerns

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Parliament still closed to journalists, raising transparency concerns

by Daniil Ukhorskiy

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Construction consultant under graft probe allegedly maintains ties to presidential office

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Construction consultant under graft probe allegedly maintains ties to presidential office

by Daniil Ukhorskiy

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Notorious pro-Russia MP tied to investment fund building homes in Ukraine

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Notorious pro-Russia MP tied to investment fund building homes in Ukraine

by Daniil Ukhorskiy

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Russian soldiers deliberately, systematically kill Ukrainian children

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Russian soldiers deliberately, systematically kill Ukrainian children

by Daniil Ukhorskiy

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption, and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Pro-Russian politicians under sanctions in US, EU – yet not in Ukraine

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Pro-Russian politicians under sanctions in US, EU – yet not in Ukraine

by Daniil Ukhorskiy

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to our investigative newsletter.

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10:29 PM

Georgian president appeals to Constitutional Court on law on 'foreign agents.'

Georgian President Salome Zourabishvili has filed a motion against the law on "foreign agents" to the Constitutional Court of Georgia. The bill requires organizations that receive foreign funding to be labeled as "foreign agents," mirroring repressive Russian legislation used to crack down on Kremlin critics.
9:36 PM

US prohibits Ukraine from striking deep inside Russia due to fears of war spreading.

"I think it is important to understand that we do not want to see unintended consequences of an escalation that could turn this conflict into a broader one that goes beyond Ukraine. I think this is something that we all need to consider and take very seriously," Pentagon spokesperson Patrick Ryder said in an interview with the Voice of America.
7:30 PM

Spain says 10 more Leopard 2 tanks en route to Ukraine.

The tanks were repaired, maintained and tested at the Santa Barbara Sistemas manufacturer in the province of Seville, according to the statement. With this batch, the total number of Leopard 2A4 tanks handed over from Spain to Ukraine has reached 20.
6:34 PM

Zelensky says he 'is not afraid' of Trump's potential presidency.

Ukraine has bipartisan support and will develop relations with Washington regardless of the outcome of the presidential elections, President Volodymyr Zelensky told journalists. "If Donald Trump becomes president, we will work. I am not afraid of this," Zelensky said.
5:52 PM

Last Russian patrol ship left occupied Crimea, Ukraine's navy says.

The vessel's designation was Project 1135, Dmytro Pletenchuk, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Navy, told the Kyiv Independent. This patrol ship is not a carrier of cruise missiles, which Russia is using to attack Ukraine, but is equipped with the other weapons, he added.
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