Daily Digest: Top news of Tuesday, Oct. 8

Here’s what we found out on Tuesday:

US lobbyist working for Zelensky ‘out of good will’ reports meetings with Trump associates, while Zelensky himself denied on multiple occasions of having a US lobbyist in the first place. (Here is the story)

Viktor Trepak who found the “black ledger” of ousted corrupt president Viktor Yanukovych, in which incriminating evidence on Paul Manafort first surfaced, was appointed deputy prosecutor general.

Police will deploy extra forces in Zolote, after Ukraine withdraws arms in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

Chinese agents pressing Ukrainian lawmakers to act against civil society groups, as reported by a whistleblower.

new marine armored personnel carrier was presented during the Weapons and Security exhibition in Kyiv. Here is our photo gallery from the event.


Halya Coynash: Donbas residents beg Zelensky not to withdraw Ukrainian forces.

Artem Kochnev: You’re in ‘Ze’-army now.

Timothy L. O’Brien: All the president’s men and that Ukraine call.

Marc A. Thiessen: Joe Biden is a hypocrite on Ukraine


On Dec. 20, 2012, Vitali Klitschko wrote an opinion piece for the Kyiv Post titled “Looking ahead to 2013: honesty would help.” Klitschko goes on by writing “we need to demonstrate that betraying the people by moving to other factions is not acceptable.” On Nov. 21, 2013, then-President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union triggering the EuroMaidan Revolution leading to Yanokovych’s dismissal.

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