Participants in a 2017 march in Lviv devoted to an anniversary of creation of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and the Defenders' Day in Ukraine. Stringer/Sputnik via AP

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A former U.S. Army soldier who fought for a far-right Ukrainian paramilitary group and who has been linked to a bomb plot in the United States has been detained in Ukraine on charges related to a double murder last year.

Craig Lang, 29, is one of two Army veterans implicated in the 2018 murder of a couple, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Florida, where the killing occurred.

The case is one of a growing number involving former U.S. veterans and U.S.-based extremists and white supremacist groups who have cultivated ties with Ukrainian right-wing groups in recent years.

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Former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin is at the center of an international scandal that has landed Donald Trump in the sights of an impeachment inquiry. Associated Press photo

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty.

KYIV, Ukraine -- When Viktor Shokin was fired as Ukraine's prosecutor-general in March 2016, after less than 14 months in the post, it was seen as a crucial development in a country under pressure to curb corruption and get serious about reforms. Now Shokin's dismissal, and Ukraine itself, are at the center of a political whirlwind in Washington that is buffeting Donald Trump's presidency and playing into the 2020 White House race.

Here is a look at the arguments, facts, and evidence in the dispute pitting Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden, a front-runner for the Democratic nomination to challenge the incumbent in the election next year.

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Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty.

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