Here’s What You Need To Know About Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort was sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Here’s what you need to know about President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.

He was born in 1949 in Connecticut. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1974. He practiced law at a private firm before going into politics. He advised Gerald Ford’s 1976 presidential campaign and established deep connections as a political lobbyist.

Manafort served as an international consultant for world leaders, including dictators Mobuto Sese Seko of DR Congo and Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines.

In 2004, he became an adviser to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych was a pro-Russia strongman who was criticized for backing out of a deal with the EU. Riots broke out and protesters were killed. Yanukovych was ousted in 2014.

In March 2016, Trump hired Manafort to manage the RNC.  He was eventually promoted to campaign chairman.

Reports came out about his work in Ukraine. One report claimed that he was paid $10 million to lobby for Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, a close Putin ally. Manafort resigned from Trump’s campaign in August 2016. He was charged with secretly working to advance Russian interests.

In September 2018, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction. He was also convicted of eight counts of tax and bank fraud in Virginia. New York state prosecutors have charged Manafort with 16 state felonies alleging he took part in a fraud scheme to illegally obtain millions of dollars.

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Shell-Shocked: Ukraine’s Trauma

It’s been two years since pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine broke away from the rest of the country, triggering a war that has killed more than 9,000 people, displaced a million civilians, and left entire towns and villages in ruins.

Ukraine’s government was wholly unprepared for the conflict, and its armed forces had been hollowed out by years of mismanagement even before the fighting began. As a result, Kiev has relied on tens of thousands of inexperienced volunteers to fight the brutal civil war. The country’s healthcare system had little experience dealing with the range of physical and psychological injuries sustained by soldiers and civilians. Once demobilized, soldiers are eligible for a number of benefits, but only if they can obtain their official veteran status. With the process slow and bureaucratic, many have been left struggling to deal with the traumatic aftermath of the conflict.

With no clear end in sight to the fighting, VICE News traveled to the country to investigate the war’s impact on soldiers and civilians, and to see how volunteer groups are stepping up to help.

Note: VICE News wanted to also see how the trauma of the war was being handled by the separatist authorities of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, but we were denied access.

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Shellshocked: Ukraine’s Trauma (Trailer)

It’s been two years since pro-Russia separatists in Eastern Ukraine broke away from the rest of the country, triggering a war that has killed more than 9,000 people, displaced 1 million civilians, and left entire towns and villages in ruins.

Ukraine’s government was wholly unprepared for the conflict, and its armed forces had been hollowed out by years of mismanagement even before the fighting began. As a result, Kiev has relied on tens of thousands of inexperienced volunteers to fight the brutal civil war. The country’s healthcare system had little experience dealing with the range of physical and psychological injuries sustained by soldiers and civilians, and many have been left struggling to deal with the traumatic aftermath.

Amid a fresh wave of heavy clashes in Eastern Ukraine, VICE News traveled to the country to investigate the war’s impact on soldiers and civilians, and to see how volunteer groups are stepping up to help.

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Read “Putin: Russia’s Problem Isn’t Clinton or Trump, It’s America’s ‘Imperial Ambitions’” – http://bit.ly/1pnmYl9

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VICE News Daily: Lebanon’s Garbage Protests Turn Violent

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Donetsk residents rally in support of pro-Russia rebels, Lebanon’s garbage protests turn violent, Kenya considers fertility treatment for endangered rhinos, and Philadelphia prison inmates are hand-carving a gift for the pope.

UKRAINE
Donetsk Residents Rally Support For Separatists
Dozens came out with flags and banners in favor of the pro-Russia rebels, as Ukraine marks Independence Day.

LEBANON
Demonstrations Continue Over Waste Management Crisis
At least one person died and dozens were wounded in violent clashes with police.

KENYA
Rhino Conservancy Seeks Funding For Fertility Treatments
Three females and one male remain alive in the world, but none are capable of natural reproduction.

U.S.A.
Philadelphia Inmates Build Chair For Pope Francis
The inmates plan to give it as a gift during the pontiff’s two-day visit to the city next month.

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Rebel Soldiers Hold the Buffer Zone: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 109)

Caught between Ukrainian government forces and the pro-Russia separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the village of Shyrokyne in the Donetsk region has seen on and off fighting for several months. Despite a ceasefire being declared in mid-February, shelling and sniper fire continue to rain down from both sides. Locals are left behind to watch helplessly as food supplies run low.

VICE News follows the 8th Separate Mobile Brigade, a group of pro-Russia rebel soldiers, as they hold their positions at the buffer zones in Shyrokyne. During an intense exchange of fighting, one of their fighters does not make it back alive.

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VICE News Daily: What Ceasefire? Fighting Rages in Eastern Ukraine

The VICE News Capsule is a daily news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: The lull is over in the fight for eastern Ukraine, a new Colombian law promises harsher sentences for crimes against women, what may come of Turkey’s Hagia Sophia, and a food safety scare in India.

UKRAINE
Violence Escalates in the Country’s East
Clashes between government forces and pro-Russia rebels in and around Donetsk.

COLOMBIA
Law to Impose Harsher Penalties for Crimes Against Women
Those convicted can now be sentenced to up to 50 years in prison.

TURKEY
The Fate of the Hagia Sophia Hangs in the Balance
The country’s secularists are outraged by Islamist demands for the museum’s conversion to a mosque.

INDIA
Nestle Noodles Banned Over Safety Concerns
Food inspectors found unsafe levels of lead in several packets of Maggi instant noodles.

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Meet the Texan Fighting for the DPR: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 107)

Among the thousands of foreign soldiers who are fighting alongside the pro-Russia separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic is an American fighter known simply as “Texas.”

In this dispatch, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky speaks with Texas about the reasons behind his involvement in Ukraine’s ongoing conflict.

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Inspecting the Ceasefire in Shyrokyne: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 105)

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OCSE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has been in Shyrokyne, in the Donetsk region, observing the state of the current ceasefire between the government in Kiev and eastern separatists.

The fighting in Shyrokyne, located between pro-Russia and Ukrainian forces, is ongoing, despite the signing of the Minsk ceasefire agreement by both sides in February.

In this dispatch, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky follows the OCSE as it monitors the ceasefire in the contested area.

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Food Crisis in Eastern Ukraine: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 103)

Though it’s within Ukraine, the area separating government-held territory and the region controlled by pro-Russia separatists has started to resemble an international border. There, at checkpoints, Ukrainian soldiers stamp passports, and stop and inspect trucks carrying goods to the rebel-controlled east. According to drivers prevented from crossing into separatist territory, the soldiers are purposefully preventing food from getting through.

In the east, food is becoming increasingly scarce. But instead of inspiring unrest and anger at pro-Russia forces, the shortages seem to inspire locals to blame the Ukrainian government.

VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky traveled to the front lines in the Donbas to cross the de facto border, then headed into separatist-controlled territory to gauge the seriousness of the growing food crisis.

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Secret Protestant Churches in Donetsk: Ukraine’s Religious War

The war in eastern Ukraine hasn’t just been about territory — religion has deepened the divide. In Donetsk, Protestants are being forced to conduct their services in apartments, persecuted by pro-Russia separatists who believe there’s only room for one religion in the region: Russian Orthodoxy.

VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky traveled to Donetsk to attend secret Protestant churches, and spoke with members of the Donetsk People’s Republic as well as the Orthodox Church to find out whether the DPR’s vision for the rebel-controlled region includes the coexistence of religious beliefs.

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Watch “Russia’s Ghost Army in Ukraine” – http://bit.ly/1AOAZGI

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