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The Trump administration’s efforts to fast track transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia enjoyed the assistance of a lobbying firm Prime Policy Group (PPG), that represented Ukraine’s then pro-Russian government. tyt.com/stories/4vZLCH…
The firm, Prime Policy Group (PPG), represented Ukraine’s pro-Russia Party of Regions, the same political party that Trump’s campaign chairman, Manafort, spent nearly a decade consulting for. Manafort is now facing prison time over some of those dealings.

PPG is a successor to Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly, a lobbying firm founded in 1980 by Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Charles Black, and Peter Kelly. In 1996, it became BKSH & Associates before becoming Prime Policy Group in 2010.
IP3 paid PPG a total of $70,000 in 2018 to “explore partnerships with and sales to other countries and USG [US government] support for…nuclear power manufacturing,” according to lobbying disclosure records reviewed by TYT.
📌In 2013, PPG was paid $500k to represent the Ukrainian gov’t from July 23 to March 15.

📌This coincided with Ukraine’s violent crackdown on pro-Western protesters.

📌By March, 2014, Russia had annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
📌According to Justice Department Foreign Agent Registration records, PPG’s client was Serhiy Arbuzov, at the time Ukraine’s acting prime minister.
📌Arbuzov was a member of Ukraine’s pro-Russia Party of Regions and had been appointed first vice prime minister by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014.

📌Ukraine has issued warrants for the arrest of both men.
📌Although Manafort’s ties to Ukraine coincided with those of PPG, its chairman, Charlie Black, denies any connection.🙄

📌”Prime Policy was created through a merger of firms in 2009. Neither [Manafort nor Stone] ever worked for Prime Policy, per Black.
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