"These lobbyists included Mevlut Cavusoglu, a former president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), who was first elected to Turkey’s parliament in 2002 and *now serves as the country’s foreign minister.*
All 3 members of the Hapsburg Group, as well as CAVUSOGLU and Friedman, were on Lovochkin’s payroll, the emails show." 🔥🔥
This is the first I am reading of this.
"All three members of the Hapsburg Group, as well as Cavusoglu and Friedman, were on Lovochkin’s payroll, the emails show. By mid-2013, however, Lovochkin was in arrears, and Gusenbauer grew concerned."
Cavusoglu publicly advocated for the association agrmt, while urging politicians not to criticize Ukraine’s government over the Tymoshenko case...
WHOA. This is crazy!
But then, in a shocking about-face, Yanukovych refused to sign."
Yanukovych’s choice of Russia over the EU sparked mass protests, which grew into a popular uprising that overturned his government..."
Ukraine signed an economic association agreement with the EU on June 27, 2014."