: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Conflict of interest questions add to scrutiny of Trump’s Ukraine envoy


Mediating peace between Russia and Ukraine was supposed to be a part-time job for Kurt Volker. But he’s now at the center of a full-blown scandal — with questions about his own conduct that are separate from the alleged pressure campaign that could lead to President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
As Trump’s special representative for Ukraine negotiations, Volker strongly supported a shift in policy to send lethal weapons to Kyiv, including tank-busting Javelins, described by its manufacturer as “the world’s most versatile and lethal one-man-portable, anti-tank, guided munition and surveillance weapon system.”
But at the same time Volker was pushing to convince Trump …read more

Source:: European Voice

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