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Ukraine News - Apr 24, 2014

 

Ukraine president calls for new offensive after party member found dead - Al Jazeera America


Russia threatens retaliation as Kiev orders military moves in eastern Ukraine - The Washington Post


Russia insists on Ukrainian troop pullout from the Eastern region - DW.DE


VIDEO: Lavrov says Russia will respond if Ukraine interests attacked - RT


Russian FM warns Ukraine election will be 'destructive' without southeastern regions' support - The Voice of Russia


Expert: Putin Strategy With Ukrainian Separatists Differs From Crimea, He sees them not as future Russians, but as a lever to influence what happens in Ukraine - VOA

 

Ukraine: Three Russian military intel officers detained - usatoday.com

 

Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine - NYTimes.com

 

Does US evidence prove Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine? - The Guardian

 

Exclusive: Meet the Pro-Russian Separatist Accused to be a Russian Agent in Eastern Ukraine - time.com

 

Russia continues supplying its nuclear fuel to Ukrainian NPP - The Voice of Russia

 

US troops arrive in Poland for exercises across Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis - Fox News

 

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'Murdered' Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows - Reuters


VIDEO (Scroll down): Ukrainian politician is mobbed by furious crowd hours before being abducted and 'tortured to death' by pro-Russian militia - Mail Online


Murdered politician in Ukraine suffered 'many knife wounds' - GlobalPost


US journalist Simon Ostrovsky held by pro-Russian militia in Ukraine - theguardian.com

 

Ukraine militants singled out American-Israeli journalist as valuable hostage - Haaretz

 

Full List Of Journalists Captured In Ukraine: Simon Ostrovsky Among 7 Reporters Kidnapped - AFP

 

Profile of an hardline pro-Russia separatist: From soap factory to commanding a rebel town in Ukraine - Yahoo News

 

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VIDEO: Pro-Russian Separatists Plan Referendum in Eastern Ukraine - VOA


Donetsk Region invites Kiev to sign provisional constitutional treaty, covering regions’ rights, governors’ electivity and the Russian language - ITAR-TASS


Pro-Federalization Supporters Gather for Rally in Ukraine’s Donetsk - RIA Novosti


Pro-federalization protesters picketed mayor's office in Ukraine's Kharkov - The Voice of Russia


At Funeral of Pro-Russian militants, Expressions of Grief and Anger Toward Kiev Officials (VIDEO) - NYTimes.com

 

POLL: In the Luhansk region, 41.9% said they would vote for a Ukraine Federation, 38.4% in Donetsk region and 32.2% in Kharkiv region - WSJ

 

In a bid to prevent a referendum on the federal status of the eastern region, Ukraine’s security service blocks state register of voters in Donetsk - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine’s authorities say they are ready to hear demands of Ukrainian regions - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine's government announces its forces have "liberated" an eastern town from pro-Kremlin separatists, but AFP finds no sign of military units and puzzled residents say they had never been under rebel control - AFP

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 22, 2014

 

Joe Biden arrives in Ukraine as militants seize more buildings in east - latimes.com


Press Briefing on Biden's Trip to Ukraine: Focus on constitutional reform including decentralization, free elections and economity stability - White House


Biden offers Ukraine U.S. help on energy, aid allocation - Reuters


Russia accuses Ukraine of violating Geneva peace deal - theguardian.com


Kiev should put end to violence of "Right Sector”: Lavrov to Kerry by phone - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Russia accuses Kiev of violating Geneva agreement on Ukraine - YouTube


Photos suggest that many of the green masked men in East Ukraine are indeed Russian military and intelligence forces (PHOTOS) - NYTimes.com

 

Ukraine hunts for suspected undercover Russian agent Igor Strelkov, releases a sketch of what it says is his face (SKETCH) - National Post

 

OSCE mission in Donetsk doesn't exclude presence of foreign 'consultants' on Ukrainian soil - interfax.com

 

OSCE mediator in Ukraine meets Slaviansk militants - Reuters

 

VIDEO: OSCE mediators arrive in eastern Ukraine - CCTV News

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: OSCE Deputy Chief interview - YouTube

 

Over 200 Russian Bank Branches to Open in Crimea: Central Bank - RIA Novosti

 

Russian CB halts operations of units of several Ukrainian banks in Crimea - The Voice of Russia

 

Ukraine crisis: Russia plans Crimea casino boom - BBC News

 

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VIDEO: Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk Meet The Press 4/20/14 (COMPLETE INTERVIEW) - LiveLeak.com


Kiev authorities deny involvement of Ukrainian organizations in Slavyansk killings, Right Sector badge found among belongings of attacker - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: 'Right Sector' radicals behind deadly gunfight in eastern Ukraine? - YouTube


VIDEO: 'Right sector' marching through Ukraine on Easter Sunday - YouTube


Pro-Russian rebels create Management Headquarters in Southeastern Ukraine - Prensa Latina News Agency


New governor of Lugansk region takes control of courts and police: media - The Voice of Russia

 

VIDEO: Hundreds of pro-Russian Ukrainians rally in Lugansk - Yahoo News

 

 'People's governor' elected in Kharkov - The Voice of Russia

 

Pro-federalization activists rally outside authority buildings in Ukraine's Kramatorsk - The Voice of Russia

 

Unidentified people take control over Ukraine's Kramatorsk police office - The Voice of Russia

 

Federalists Rally by Administration Building in Ukraine’s Donetsk - RIA Novosti

 

Ukrainian journalist held by separatists says conditions 'OK' - Reuters

 

Woman detained in eastern Ukraine denies being spy, says she's reporter - RT News

 

Ukraine Conflict Becomes Hostage Crisis as Separatists Take Prisoners - TIME.com

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 19, 2014

 

Pro-Russian militants continue occupations, PM Yatsenyuk says constitutional reform to decentralize power and protect Russian language - Washington Post


VIDEO: 'Not going anywhere' say Ukraine separatists - YouTube


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Statements of PM Yatsenyuk and President Turchynov on Ukraine Constitutional Reform - YouTube


Ukraine’s Tymoshenko in favor of a reform promoting local self-government, calls for giving ‘stronger status’ to Russian language - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine govt sets October 1 deadline for power decentralization debates - Interfax


Kiev Says Protest Crackdown in East Switches to ‘Inactive Phase’ - RIA Novosti

 

Luhansk Protesters in Talks with Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov to Make Local Militia Legal - RIA Novosti

 

Protesters take control of Seversk in Donetsk region - ITAR-TASS

 

Anti-Government Protests Continue in Ukraine's Donetsk, Luhansk - RIA Novosti

 

People's Mayor, Assistants Reported Missing in Ukraine's Donetsk Region - RIA Novosti

 

Welcome to the People's Republic of Donetsk - foreignpolicy.com

 

VIDEO: Thousands flock to Party of Regions congress in Donetsk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: 'We Don't Need Russia's Help' - Donetsk Residents Rally For Sovereign United Ukraine - rferl.org

 

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Kiev should immediately and fully implement the Geneva agreements: Lavrov to Kerry on phone - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine should start implementing measures to overcome crisis in coming days: Kerry - The Voice of Russia


57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role - Yahoo News


OSCE Ukraine peacemakers say they need more help - theguardian.com


Pentagon mulls sending ground troops to Poland amid Ukraine crisis - Fox News

 

Response of EU President Barroso to President Putin’s letter - europa.eu

 

Need for Russian Gas Creates Eastern EU Split on Sanctions - Businessweek

 

Poland’s reverse supplies of gas to Ukraine currently limited to 1.5 billion cubic meters - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine’s Naftogaz Says Gazprom Controls Direction of Slovak Gas Flow - RIA Novosti

 

Ukraine must repay $9 billion of foreign debt this year: Ukraine Finance Minister - ITAR-TASS

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 18, 2014

 

Diplomats reach deal on defusing Ukraine crisis - The Washington Post


Joint Geneva Statement on Ukraine from April 17: The full text - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Kerry Says Parties Agree to De-Escalate in Ukraine - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Kerry and Ashton on April 17 Geneva deal on Ukraine - The Washington Post


Geneva talks urge all-Ukraine dialogue on constitutional reform: Russian FM Lavrov - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Lavrov: Russia, US, EU, Ukraine agree on de-escalation roadmap - YouTube


Ukraine crisis: Putin does not rule out sending in Russian troops - chicagotribune.com


NATO Commander Offers Evidence of Russian Troops in Ukraine - ABC News

 

Ukraine is holding about 10 suspected Russian intelligence agents: state security - Reuters

 

Kyiv: Russian Banks Fund Separatists - VOA

 

Putin admits Russian soliders sent to Crimea - Stuff.co.nz

 

Russian Defense Ministry Placed $140 Million Order at Crimean Shipyard: Putin - RIA Novosti

 

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel - Yahoo News

 

EU agrees to Putin's call for gas security talks - Reuters

 

Pre-payment for gas to Ukraine if current bills not met: Putin - RT Business

 

Ukraine-EU free trade zone can start working from November 1: EU envoy - ITAR-TASS

 

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Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine not about to end sit-ins after international accord to defuse the crisis - GlobalPost


Anti-Kiev protest in east after Ukraine soldiers kill attackers - AFP


VIDEO: Tensions Rise in Eastern Ukraine after 3 Militants Killed in Mariupol - ABC News


VIDEO (Live footage): Three pro-Russian militants killed in Mariupol clashes - YouTube


Anti-govt activists take control of TV tower in Donetsk region - RT News


Thousands gather for peaceful demonstrations in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: Students in Lugansk rally in support of Kiev government - YouTube

 

PHOTOS: Pro-Ukraine rally held in Donetsk - washingtonpost.com

 

Head of local administration elected by protesters kidnapped in Donetsk region - ITAR-TASS

 

Income Ministry: Donetsk region accounts for 9 percent of consolidated budget revenues - kyivpost.com

 

Party of Regions refuses to vote at Rada until its demands met - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: OSCE in Lugansk for talks with pro-federalists - YouTube

 

Flier calling on Donetsk Jews to register now widely seen as fake - Haaretz

 

Translation of the flier ordering Jews to register or face forcible expulsion and the confiscation of property - interpretermag.com

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 17, 2014

 

Ukraine’s Offensive Falters as Elite Units Defect to Pro-Russia Side, Armored vehicles seen flying Russian flags and carrying defected troops - ABC News


Anti-govt protesters seize Ukrainian APCs, army units 'switch sides' (VIDEOS) - RT News


VIDEO: BBC witnesses "surrender” of Ukrainian soldiers in Sloviansk - BBC News


VIDEO: Crowd cheering Ukraine Armored Vehicles Carrying Defected troops - VOA


VIDEO: Donetsk mayor’s office seized by gunmen - euronews


VIDEO: Government building seized in Slaviansk - euronews


One dead, 12 injured as anti-govt protesters rally near Ukrainian military base in Mariupol: reports (VIDEO) - RT News


Federalization proponents push for referendum on Donetsk region status for May 11, to vote on whether be an independent state, remain part of Ukraine, or become part of Russia - The Voice of Russia

 

Protesters hoist Donetsk People's Republic's flag in Novoazovsk, Krasnoarmeisk - ITAR-TASS

 

Protesters control administrative offices in 8 cities of Donetsk Oblast - ITAR-TASS

 

Crucial railway in Ukraine’s Donetsk region blocked by unknown people - ITAR-TASS

 

Unknown People Capture 2 Ukrainian Servicemen In Luhansk Region - Ukranian News

 

Cable TV operators and providers in eastern Ukraine restore Russian TV channels broadcasts - ITAR-TASS

 

Right Sector weapons depot discovered in Odessa: local media - ITAR-TASS

 

Interview: Tymoshenko Calls For National Resistance Movement Against Russian 'War' (VIDEO) - rferl.org

 

A proposal made by Tymoshenko to establish public resistance headquarters might provoke further destabilization of the situation in Ukraine: presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko - ITAR-TASS

 

Overall wage arrears in Ukraine reach $70 mln - ITAR-TASS

 

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Obama: Russia doesn’t want ‘any kind of military confrontation with us’ - washingtonpost.com


VIDEO: Obama says Russia will face "consequences" over actions in Ukraine - CBS News


US Working on Non-Lethal Aid Package for Ukraine - ABC News


U.S. State Dept demands halt to Russian 'provocation' in Ukraine - Yahoo News


Russia blasts US assessment of events in Ukraine’s southeast - ITAR-TASS


Russia's Plans for Four-Party Talks on Ukraine Still on Agenda: Lavrov - RIA Novosti


Ukraine PM Says Russia Exports Terror as Offensive Stalls - Bloomberg

 

Ukraine submits proof of Russian covert action - EurActiv

 

Bank of Ukraine denies that Russian bank finances supporters of federalism in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

 

Citing Russian Moves, NATO Plans New Deployments - NYTimes.com

 

Russian Economy Hit by Ukraine Turmoil, Sees Serious Capital Flight - ABC News

 

Russian gas high on agenda at Geneva summit - Anadolu Agency

 

Gazprom may use its right to switch Ukraine over to prepayment for May deliveries of gas - ITAR-TASS

 

Slovakia-Ukraine reverse gas flow deal still unsigned - The Slovak Spectator

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 16, 2014

 

Ukraine President Says Anti-Terror Operation Under Way in Donetsk Region, It will be “conducted step by step, responsibly, cautiously” - FOX17online.com

 

VIDEO: Ukraine President Turchynov announces start of anti-terror operation in eastern Ukraine - YouTube


Ukraine Military secures Kramatorsk airport from attack (VIDEO) - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Ukrainian general came out of the Kramatorsk airbase to address the crowd and was roughed up by the demonstrators - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian crowds confront troops - BBC News


VIDEO: Ukraine troops launch mission to retake Slavyansk from pro-Russian militants - YouTube

 

Ukrainian forces reportedly surround city of Slavyansk: Pro-Russian commander and acting mayor - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: Slavyansk Crowd Chanting by Barricades - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Watch As Donetsk Locals Stop A Ukraine Tank - Zero Hedge

 

Ukraine Charges Pro-Federalization Presidential Candidate With Attack on Sovereignty - RIA Novosti

 

Ukraine pro-Russian presidential candidates attacked in Kiev (VIDEOS) - RT News

 

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Interview with pro-Russian presidential candidate Tsarov which was attacked in Kiev - YouTube

 

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US open to some military assistance to Ukraine while ruling out providing arms or other ‘‘lethal’’ aid at this time  - The Boston Globe


US sends specialists to Ukraine to coordinate activity of its state structures: source - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: White House Press Briefing: US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions - YouTube


Ukraine on Verge of Civil War: Russia’s Medvedev - RIA Novosti


'Criminal' use of force by Ukraine would imperil talks: Lavrov - Yahoo News


Lavrov: Yatsenyuk's statements Kiev is ready for talks with South-East correct but late - ITAR-TASS


Ukrainian Authorities: Russian Bank 'Paid Terrorists $3.75m ahead of Luhansk Building Occupation’ - ibtimes.co.uk

 

Ukrainian Intelligence Names Russian GRU Officer in Slavyansk - Institute for War and Peace Reporting

 

UN’s Geneva-based human rights office says no evidence of “widespread nor systemic” persecution of the nation’s ethnic Russian minority - bloomberg.com

 

REPORT: UN human rights report on Ukraine: Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered - ohchr.org

 

Germany's RWE  to deliver reverse gas supplies to Ukraine via Poland - DW.DE

 

Slovakia offers way to send Ukraine some gas if Russia cuts supply - Reuters

 

Medvedev says Ukraine saved hundreds of billions of dollars on Russian gas discounts - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine's Economy Is Nearing Collapse - Forbes

 

CHARTS: Five charts that show just how bad Ukraine's economy really is: GDP growth, GDP per capita, Population, Unemployment, Debt repayments - managementtoday.co.uk

 

CHARTS: Ukraine’s financial crisis in six charts - Money Supply

 

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP - BBC News

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 15, 2014

 

Separatists tighten grip on east Ukraine, No signs of military crackdown by the Kiev government - Reuters


Ukraine ultimatum to separatists fails to materialize after local police apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-terrorist operation" - latimes.com


Massive protests pass in 9 cities of eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region over past day - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO- Pro-Russian supporters attack a police HQ in Horlivka while hundreds of onlookers cheered them on - YouTube


VIDEO: Injuries reported in pro-Russia attack at Horlivka police HQ in east Ukraine - euronews


VIDEO: Pro Russian protesters seize Slovyansk airport - YouTube


Militia in Slavyansk gets weapons back, starts patrolling city streets: acting mayor - ITAR-TASS

 

Protesters in Luhansk demand that regional administration disobeys Kiev authorities - ITAR-TASS

 

Zaporozhye police release over 180 supporters of Ukraine federalization - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine President: We are not against holding a national referendum on federalization, but pro-Kremlin militias who have seized government buildings are demanding local referendums - AFP

 

Russia says east Ukraine must have say in preparing referendum - The Voice of Russia

 

Exclusive: U.N. Hints Russia and Its Allies Rigged Crimea's Referendum Vote - foreignpolicy.com

 

Ukraine Currency Continues to Slide - WSJ.com

 

Ukrainians start withdrawing money from banks: news portal - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Economy Is in Free-Fall: Komileva - Businessweek

 

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Obama speaks to Putin about violence in Ukraine - usatoday.com


Remarks by US Ambassador Samantha Power at a UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine - usun.state.gov


Statement of Russia's Ambassador Vitalii Churkin to UNSC on Ukraine - Scoop News


CIA Denies Director Brennan’s Role in Protest Crackdown in Ukraine - RIA Novosti

 

Russian jet passes at close range over US warship in Black Sea - Fox News

 

Russian assets down sharply on Ukraine conflict fears - Reuters

 

Growing Tensions in Ukraine Push European Stocks Down - RIA Novosti

 

Europe speeds up gas storage to prepare for Russian cut - Reuters

 

Ukraine ready to pay $386 per 1,000 cubic metres of gas - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukrainian Supreme Court closes Tymoshenko’s ‘gas case’ - ITAR-TASS

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 14, 2014

 

Pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine, Berkut Special Forces side with Donetsk pro-Russians (VIDEOS) - RT News


Ukraine to deploy troops in “large-scale anti-terrorist operation” to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces: President Turchynov - Washington Post


VIDEO: Ukraine President Turchynov announces "anti terror operation" - BBC News 


Ukraine Forces and Pro-Russian Militants Battle Over Local Police Station in Slovyansk - NYTimes.com


VIDEO: Ukrainian Forces Launch 'Anti-Terrorist' Operation in Slavyansk, Part 1 - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukrainian Forces Launch 'Anti-Terrorist' Operation in Slavyansk, Part 2 - YouTube


VIDEO: Behind the scenes at anti-Maidan barricades in Slavyansk - YouTube


VIDEO: Pro Russian militants seize second building in Slavyansk - YouTube


VIDEO: Helicopters With Ukraine Special Force in Slavyansk - YouTube

 

VIDEO (Russian): Interview with pro-Russia armed protester in Slavyansk - YouTube

 

Pro-federalization protesters say one their activist and two members of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector group were killed in Ukraine's Slavyansk - The Voice of Russia

 

VIDEO: In the video posted on April 13, one man was wounded while another was apparently killed near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk. Cars with bullet holes sat nearby - rferl.org

 

Donetsk special-purpose police refuse to go to Slavyansk - ITAR-TASS

 

Uniformed men of Ukraine’s now-defunct riot police occupy Donetsk police HQ - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: Uniformed men of Ukraine’s now-defunct riot police occupy Donetsk police HQ - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: Pro-Russian protesters demonstrate at the Donetsk police HQ - euronews

 

Internal Ministry Donetsk Region Division Chief Pozhidayev Resigns Under Pressure Of Pro-Russian Activists, Their demands were supported by special force staff (former Berkut) - Ukranian News

 

Several dozen people form living shield to lock in police in Donetsk - ITAR-TASS

 

Unknown people get into Donetsk regional prosecutor's office overnight - ITAR-TASS

 

50 injured in clashes in Kharkov between pro-federalization activists and forces loyal to the government: Ukraine's Interior Ministry - The Voice of Russia

 

VIDEO: 50 wounded in violent Kharkiv clashes, In another eastern town, Zaporizhya, scuffles broke out between rival demonstrators - euronews

 

VIDEO: Pro Russia activists seize Kramatorsk Interior Ministry building - YouTube

 

PM Yatsenyuk: Ukraine’s new constitution to be sent to Venice Commission before presidential polls - ITAR-TASS

 

Executive power in Ukrainian regions should be appointed by the regions themselves: Timoshenko - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine's authorities 'crossed line' at eastern Ukraine protests: presidential candidate Tsarev - The Voice of Russia

 

Presidential Candidate Tigipko: situation in southeast of Ukraine cannot be resolved by force - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine’s far-right leader calls for Right Sector’s total mobilization - RT News

 

VIDEO: Appeal Of The Right Sector Leader Dmytro Yarosh To The People Of Ukraine - Euromaidan PR

 

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Biden to Head for Ukraine on Stabilization Mission, will assist on constitutional reform, decentralization, anti-corruption, and free elections - NBC News


Kiev’s use of force in south-eastern Ukraine will foil four-party meeting plan: Lavrov - ITAR-TASS


Lavrov: "Kiev’s constant threats to start storming the buildings occupied by protesters in Donetsk and Lugansk are unacceptable” - ITAR-TASS


Is satellite imagery revealing a Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s borders (PHOTOS)?

 

‘Only widens gap’: Outrage as 20+ Russian journalists barred from entering Ukraine (VIDEO) - RT News

 

Ukraine suspends gas payments to Russia until talks conclude - Reuters

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine CEO offers two solutions to gas problem with Russia - ITAR-TASS

 

Russia sets 4 conditions in return for aid to Ukraine - RT News

 

U.S.-Ukraine Economic and Finance Working Group - state.gov

 

Ukraine, Sweden extend contract on nuclear fuel supplies for Ukrainian NPP - ITAR-TASS

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 12, 2014

 

Kiev hands over autonomous powers to regional governments to defuse the crisis in pro-Russian east - Telegraph


PM Arseny Yatsenyuk pledged to push through a law allowing regional referendums in the country - RT


PM Yatseniuk: Constitutional reform aims to give more powers to the regions - nrcu.gov.ua


VIDEO (English): Ukrainian PM says government is ready for dialogue with eastern regions - theguardian.com


Yatsenyuk says he wants to have ‘good relations’ with Moscow - ITAR-TASS


Alfa anti-riot police refuses to storm protesters-occupied buildings in the east Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk: the local media  - ITAR-TASS

 

Pro-Russia miners take to Donetsk streets in uprising that mimics Kyiv protests - canada.com

 

VIDEO: Pro-Russia miners reinforce frontline in Donetsk - YouTube

 

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Woman’s desperate protest in Luhansk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Protest Leader Brandishes AK-47 At Pro-Russian Rally In Luhansk - rferl.org

 

Clashes, disappearance mar Party of Regions presidential hopeful’s campaign in Odessa (VIDEOS) - RT News

 

VIDEO: Pro and anti-Russian protesters violently clash in Odessa after pro-EU demonstrators try to prevent a Party of Regions presidential candidate from leaving his hotel - YouTube

 

Pro-federalization rally continues in Kharkov - The Voice of Russia

 

Mystery Surrounds Death of Fiery Ukrainian Activist of the Nationalist Group Right Sector - NYTimes.com

 

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Four-way Ukraine talks between the United States, EU, Russia and Ukrainian government set for April 17 - AFP


Russia has no desire to take over eastern Ukraine, No soldiers or spies there: Lavrov - AFP


Russia supports keeping Ukraine's current borders: Lavrov - The Voice of Russia


Rising anti-Russia sentiment threatens Europe stability: Moscow - Yahoo News

 

Russia calls on US to persuade Ukraine authorities not to use force - Voice of Russia

 

Exclusive: Key General Splits With Obama Over Ukraine - The Daily Beast

 

US, French Warships Have Entered Black Sea - RIA Novosti

 

State Department Again Denies Presence of US Mercenaries in Ukraine - RIA Novosti

 

US sanctions Crimea's breakaway leaders - Sky News Australia

 

Lions, tigers could starve due to Ukraine-Russia conflict, Animals at a Crimean safari park face starvation as Ukrainian banks have blocked the park's accounts - The Washington Post

 

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Hints of possible deal on Ukraine gas emerge at G20 - Yahoo News


EU set to help Ukraine pay gas bills: Oettinger - Yahoo News


Putin: Russia guarantees gas commitments to European countries, will not stop gas to Ukraine but will have to switch to advance payments - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine pays too high price for Russian gas, State Department says - nrcu.gov.ua

 

Ukraine prepares to sue Gazprom in Stockholm arbitration - nrcu.gov.ua

 

Ukraine turns to Germany and France for gas - France 24

 

Ukraine Sees $7 Billion IMF Funding This Year - Bloomberg

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 11, 2014

 

Pro-Russia Separatists Reject Amnesty Offer in Ukraine Standoff, “We demand a referendum on federalization so that the will of the people is heard” - Reuters


VIDEO: Pro-Russian separatists reject Kiev's amnesty - Al Jazeera


Standoff between gvt, protesters intensifies, 24 hours before Kiev ultimatum ends (VIDEOS) - RT News


VIDEO: People trying to stop the Ukrainian armored vehicles close to Donetsk, protesters dig into the occupied building - YouTube


Demonstrators in Donetsk plan to create ‘people’s army’ - ITAR-TASS


'Nothing to lose' say armed pro-Russians in Ukraine's Lugansk - Yahoo News


1,500 residents in Luhansk gather to defend Security Service building - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Dawn breaks on Donetsk's barricades, men and women reading newspapers, having breakfast, etc - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Many Riot Police now side with anti-Kiev protestors in Donesk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: People watching the 25th Airborne Brigade (Armed Forces of Ukraine) moving to Donetsk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Barricades in Luhansk in front of the Security Service building - YouTube

 

VIDEO (Russian): Formation and Statement of armed protesters in Luhansk - YouTube

 

VIDEO (Russian): Interview with armed protesters in Luhansk - YouTube

 

Thousands to rally Sunday for federalism in Kharkiv - The Voice of Russia

 

Detainees involved in Kharkiv regional administration occupation arrested for 60 days - ITAR-TASS

 

In Ukraine’s city of Donetsk, Russia and the Great Patriotic War exert their influence - The Washington Post

 

NATO: Satellite images reveal Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border (PHOTOS) - The Guardian

 

NATO Allied Command Operations: Imagery Reveals Destabilizing Russian Forces Near Ukraine Border (PHOTOS) - ACO

 

NATO builds its naval presence in the Black Sea: Russian Defense Ministry - ITAR-TASS

 

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Putin Says Further Violations by Ukraine to Pay Its Debt Will Compel Russia to Cut Off Gas - RIA Novosti


TEXT: Putin’s letter to European leaders on Ukraine's gas debt - Reuters


Russia Won’t Cut Gas-Oil Flow to Europe, German Economists Say - Bloomberg


Slovakia seeks gas talks with Ukraine, Russia, EU; Hungary set to supply Kiev - Reuters

 

Slovakia Wants EU to Guarantee Payments for Reverse Gas Flows to Ukraine - WSJ.com

 

Security in threat if decision on US nuclear fuel for Ukraine NPPs political - ITAR-TASS

 

Hryvnia Falls to Record as Ukraine Bonds Extend Slump - Businessweek

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 10, 2014

 

Kiev gives pro-Russian protesters 48 hours to end their occupation, telling them to leave the public buildings or face “forceful” action - Telegraph


Separatists in east Ukraine call on Putin for help after Kiev warns of force - Reuters


Ukraine's defiant armed separatists prepare for long siege - Reuters


Ukraine separatists free hostages from seized building - usatoday.com


Protesters and representatives of the Ukrainian authorities meet for negotiations - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Donetsk separatists remain defiant - CNN

 

VIDEO: Tires, sacks & razor wire: Donetsk protesters barricade for independence - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Heavy Artillery outside Donetsk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Donetsk governor says won't use force vs. occupiers - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Separatists in Ukraine: Luhansk standoff continues as Kiev blames Kremlin agents - YouTube

 

VIDEO: In Lugansk masked members of the group Southeast Command express firm readiness to protect their interests with arms - YouTube

 

Ukraine's Richest Man Akhmetov Gambles on Peacemaker Role - VOA

 

Akhmetov says Donbas is part of Ukraine, is against use of force to quell the protest in Donetsk - kyivpost.com

 

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U.S., Russia, Ukraine and EU to meet on Ukraine crisis - Reuters


Lavrov says four-way talks on Ukraine must foster internal dialogue - Reuters


Kerry: US uses influence with Kiev to prod it into starting national dialogue to normalise the situation in the southeast of the country - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine: Lavrov and Kerry urge all sides to refrain from violence - euronews


Vladimir Putin has high hopes of positive outcome for Ukraine summit - theguardian.com


Putin asks government, Gazprom to refrain from asking advance payment for gas with Ukraine until after consultations between both sides - The Voice of Russia

 

Putin: Russia doesn't recognize Ukrainian authorities, but will help with its economy - The Voice of Russia

 

Ukraine’s overall debt to Russia stands at $16 billion: Dmitry Medvedev - ITAR-TASS

 

Analysts Say Russia Plotting for Ukrainian Influence not Invasion, It wants Kiev to adopt a federal system of government - NYTimes.com

 

Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Share Russia Troops Intel With Ukraine - The Daily Beast

 

US diplomat tweets photo of Russian army build-up near Ukraine - smh.com.au

 

Second US Navy destroyer heads to Black Sea - RT News

 

NATO general: U.S. troops may be sent to E. Europe over Ukraine - KOMO News

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 9, 2014

 

Ukraine tries to quell pro-Moscow uprisings, retaking occupied headquarters in Kharkiv but watching protesters consolidate their hold in Donetsk - AP


Donetsk activists fortify barricades after police clear Kharkiv protest site - theguardian.com


Ukraine Stiffens Penalties for Separatism - RIA Novosti


Ukraine Parliament Devolves Into Brawl Amid Russia Crisis (VIDEO) - huffingtonpost.com


VIDEO: Ukraine raids pro-Russian separatists in the Eastern region - Al Jazeera


VIDEO: Ukraine Authorities: Kharkiv Protesters Out - AP


Clashes in Ukraine's Kharkiv after protesters proclaim region's independence (VIDEOS) - RT News

 

Ukrainian interior minister threatens to sack 30% of Kharkiv police staff - ITAR-TASS

 

Police Has No Plans to Storm Donetsk Regional Administration Building: Official - RIA Novosti

 

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Inside protesters' Donetsk 'republic' - BBC News 

 

Kiev pursues wrong policy - Donetsk mayor - The Voice of Russia

 

Tanks heading for Ukraine’s Lugansk on Kiev order - The Voice of Russia

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Tanks heading for Ukraine’s Lugansk on Kiev order - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Lugansk protesters bed in outside SBU office - YouTube

 

Ukrainian movie releasers say will not run number of Russian movies - ITAR-TASS

 

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Russia warns of civil war if Ukraine uses force over eastern revolts - CNN.com


Russian FM calls on Kiev, Washington to recognize interests of all Ukraine regions - RT News


Russia wants Ukraine's east and south represented in international talks to resolve crisis: Lavrov - The Voice of Russia


Russia expects new Ukraine constitution draft to be presented ahead of Russia-US-EU-Ukraine talks: Lavrov - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Interview with Ukraine's acting foreign minister Andriy Deshchytsia - Bloomberg Television

 

Kerry Accuses Moscow of 'Unmistakable' Covert Ops in Eastern Ukraine, says Russian special forces of orchestrating "chaos" in eastern Ukraine this week to set the stage for a possible invasion - foreignpolicy.com

 

VIDEO: John Kerry: Russian Agents Trying to Destabilize Ukraine - ABC News

 

Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine, Employees of the security contracting company Greystone - NBCNews.com

 

US Contractor Greystone Denies Its 'Mercenaries' in Ukraine - ABC News

 

VIDEO: Are Mystery Soldiers in Ukraine US Mercenaries? - YouTube

 

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Russia's Gazprom says Ukraine has failed to pay for its March gas supplies, but does not say whether the company would take any action against Kiev - Reuters


Ukraine plans to pay Russia for gas after price reduction - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine Says Russian Gas Transit to Europe Under Threat - RIA Novosti

 

Russia's import from Ukraine decreases by 30.5% in January-February - ITAR-TASS: Economy

 

IMF Downgrades Russia’s Economic Prospects Amid Ukraine Tensions - RIA Novosti

 

Ukrainian Crisis Could Cause Russian Economy To Fall 1.8% in 2014: World Bank - RIA Novosti

 

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Ukraine/Syria News - Apr 8, 2014

 

Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent republic - The Washington Post


East Ukraine Protesters Request Russian 'Peacekeepers' - The Moscow Times


VIDEO (English subtitles): Donetsk protesters claim independence from Ukraine and ask Russia for military help - theguardian.com


Russian agitators infiltrate eastern Ukraine though the "volunteers" may not all be acting on orders from Moscow - usatoday.com


VIDEO: Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov Blames Moscow For Unrest In Eastern Cities - rferl.org

 

Turchynov Sets Up Crisis-Response Headquarters, Orders SBU Take Antiterrorist Measures Towards Armed Separatists - Ukranian News

 

Address of Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov in connection with developments in the eastern oblasts of Ukraine -Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

 

Tymoshenko says crisis in Donetsk can be resolved peacefully, believes it necessary to carry out administrative reform, elect the regional authorities and preserve the law on regional languages - ITAR-TASS

 

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White House Warns Russia Against Further Moves in Ukraine - VOA


Kerry warns Lavrov Russia faces 'costs' if it further destabilizes Ukraine - THE DAILY STAR


VIDEO: Kerry warns Russia faces 'costs' if destabilizes Ukraine - YouTube


US says will not recognize referendum in East Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


Lavrov tells Kerry Russia insists on constitutional reforms in Ukraine, its non-allied status - The Voice of Russia


In a phone conversation with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa, Lavrov urges Kiev to build national dialogue with all regions - ITAR-TASS


Russia tells Ukraine to stop blaming it for problems - Reuters

 

Sergei Lavrov Op-Ed: It’s not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine - The Guardian

 

Russia tells Kiev not to use force in southeast Ukraine - Reuters

 

Russian Foreign Ministry is concerned about additional army forces arriving to east of Ukraine - The Voice of Russia

 

Russian Lawmakers Mull Trip to Ukraine’s Donetsk Basin - RIA Novosti

 

Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk is Different From Crimea – Russian Lawmaker - RIA Novosti

 

Russian peacekeepers can't be sent to eastern Ukraine without UN approval: Russian senator - Interfax

 

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Seymour Hersh on Obama, Erdogan, the Syrian rebels and the Syria chemical attack · LRB


VIDEO (and Transcript): Interview with Seymour Hersh on the Potential Turkish Role in Syria Chemical Strike - Democracy Now


Turkey, US dismiss Seymour Hersh report on Syria chemical attack - hurriyetdailynews.com


Statement: White House Refutes Seymour Hersh on the Syria chemical attack - WashingtonPoint


VIDEO: UN on Chemical Attack in Syria and Seymour Hersh - YouTube

 

Who Attacked Ghouta with Chemical Weapons?: Ridiculed Jobar Lab actually was Sarin Related - whoghouta.blogspot.com

 

UN Report Discusses Alleged Chemical IED Attack Against Syrian Solders In Jobar - aug21st.com

 

Seymour Hersh's Volcano Problem - Brown Moses Blog

 

What Does Seymour Hersh Knows About Volcano Rockets? - Brown Moses Blog

 

Analysis Of Recovered Chemical Weapons Found In Syria - aug21st.com

 

Why Nigel Farage Has It All Wrong: Smoking Guns, Hexamine, And Syrian Sarin - Brown Moses Blog

 

Who Attacked Ghouta with Chemical Weapons?: Hexamine Again - whoghouta.blogspot.com

 

ARCHIVE: Who Attacked Ghouta with Chemical Weapons?: The Conclusion - whoghouta.blogspot.com

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 7, 2014

 

Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm offices in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv - BBC News


Ukraine President Turchynov cancels visit to Lithuania over unrest, convenes a meeting of the law enforcement ministries and services - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov vows to restore order in eastern Ukraine without using violence - Al Jazeera English


Ukraine agency: Authorities dismantle group plotting anti-government attack - AP


Kidnapped Ukrainian journalist found dead, Friends of the right-wing Svoboda member Sergiyenko say he was tortured before being killed - The Guardian


VIDEO: Ukraine: Pro-Russia activists seize Donetsk government building - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Participants from a large pro-Russian rally in Donetsk demanding a referendum on the region, similar to the one that led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia - euronews

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Protesters storm Kharkov government building - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Protesters raise Russian flag in Ukrainian city Kharkov - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Kharkov protest rails against Kiev govt, demands own referendum - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Pro-Russia protesters storm Lugansk State Security building - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Odessa joins massive pro-Russian rallies across Southeast - YouTube

 

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Kiev sees Russian federalization plans as attempt to destroy Ukraine - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Ukraine President Turchynov rejects Russian call for Ukraine to become federal state - YouTube


Tymoshenko: For Putin, a federal system is a means to ultimately incorporate Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions into the Russian Federation - inquirer.net


Ridding Ukraine of corruption is vital, says leading presidential candidate Poroshenko - Yahoo News

 

IRI poll of Ukraine citizens: 52% want EU membership (up from 42% in Sept 2013), 27% want Russian Customs Union (down from 37%) - Twitter / danielrhamilton

 

POLL (FULL REPORT): IRI Public Opinion Survey: Residents of Ukraine, March 14 – 26 - iri.org

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 6, 2014

 

Ukraine PM eyes arbitration if Russia doesn't cut gas price, "We are not trying to break our contract but to set up a fair price like in Europe" - Reuters


Ukraine looks to EU for gas imports as Russian prices leap, PM Yatseniuk says “reverse flows” could save Ukraine $150 per 1,000 cubic meters - Reuters


It could take until next winter to make the adjustments needed for large EU reverse gas flows to Ukraine - Reuters


Reverse gas flow from Europe to Ukraine technically and legally disputable: Gazprom CEO - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine stores natural gas enough for one month: Minister - The Voice of Russia

 

Third of Ukrainians will not feel rise in gas prices - PM Yatseniuk - Ukrinform

 

Ukraine moves to crack Russia's hold on its nuclear power - CSMonitor.com

 

Ukraine eyes coal after Russian gas price hike, a polluting resource whose consumption has imperilled the air quality - Business Recorder

 

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Moody’s downgrades Ukraine to ‘default imminent’ - RT Business


Ukraine Targets $13.5 Billion Aid in 2014 as EU Warns Russia - Businessweek


Russia seeks over $11 bn in 'debt' from Ukraine - GlobalPost


Biden says aid from the US and other countries would help Ukraine meet its most pressing needs - AFP


Interview with the Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt - Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine

 

White House hopes for European shale gas face headwinds, it will evolve over time but certainly more slowly than it has in the U.S. - WashingtonExaminer.com

 

VIDEO: How Ukraine's high energy costs and U.S. shale gas are shaping energy geopolitics - WSJ Live

 

Gas prices in Europe to rise 50%, if it abandons Russia’s supplies: Russia Energy Minister - jhaines6.wordpress.com

 

Russian energy minister confirms plans to build Russia-Crimea pipeline - Oil and Gas Technology

 

If Ukraine quits CIS or signs an agreement on association with the European Union, Russia to take measures to protect agro market: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev - ITAR-TASS

 

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Egypt News - Apr 5, 2014

 

Egypt pro-democracy supporters stage anti-Sisi demos in several provinces - turkishpress.com


Security clash with protesters in Cairo's Alf Maskan - Ahram Online


VIDEO: Egypt: Cairo clashes brought to the doorstep of Interior Ministers - YouTube


'Freedom for the brave' holds protest, calls for release of detainees (PHOTOS) - Ahram Online


Amnesty International: Egypt must release three activists jailed under repressive new protest law - Amnesty International


POLL: What is the Egyptian anti-coup movement protesting for? - washingtonpost.com


Al Qaida’s Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claims responsibility for Cairo University bombing - World Tribune

 

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood condemns Cairo University bombing, calls for probe - middleeastmonitor.com

 

Forces react to Cairo Univ blasts, pro-Morsi students brush off allegations - Ahram Online

 

Muslims Drag Christian Woman From Car in Egypt, Stab and Brutally Beat Her for Having Cross on Display - christianpost.com

 

VIDEO (Arabic): Eyewitness: Muslims Drag Christian Woman From Car in Egypt, Stab and Brutally Beat Her for Having Cross on Display - YouTube

 

Egyptian journalists strike, demanding protection, a week after a young journalist was killed - AP

 

Egypt cabinet approves new terror law in the wake of a terrorist attack outside Cairo University on Wednesday - AFP

 

Police to enter universities during exam time, if necessary: Minister - Ahram Online

 

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Human Rights Watch calls on U.S. to delay military aid to Egypt - Reuters


Statement: Egypt: Failure to Meet US Aid Conditions - Human Rights Watch


Egypt deports man lobbying against mass death sentences - Reuters

 

Suez Canal: Egyptian Military Takes Charge Of Economic Development - ibtimes.com

 

Mubarak supports Sisi, slams Sabbahi in phone interview - Cairo Post

 

Mubarak’s lawyer says that the recording in which his client is heard supporting Sisi was fabricated - Israel National News

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 4, 2014

 

Russia raises gas prices for Ukraine by 80 percent - Reuters


Russia to Charge Ukraine More Than Germany as Gas Discounts End - Bloomberg


Moscow Calls on Ukraine to Pay Down Its $2.2 Billion Gas Debt - ABC News


Russia Foreign Ministry: Ukraine’s overall debt to Russia after the termination of the Black Sea Fleet agreements stands at $10-11 billions - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine says $485 per cubic meter too high price for gas, it would be less costly for Ukraine to import gas from Europe - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Ukraine PM: Russian gas price hike "absolutely unacceptable" - CCTV.com English


Europeans plan to create consortium and buy Ukrainian gas transit system - ITAR-TASS

 

US, EU hail Ukraine’s drive to diversify natural gas supplies - ITAR-TASS

 

The Curse of Russian Energy: Despite U.S. and EU sanctions against Russia, it is business as usual between European companies and Russia’s energy sector - Carnegie Europe

 

US-based Financial Research Company: Europe Risks Losses of $215 Billion by Stopping Russian Gas Imports - CI˙HAN

 

What future for EU's energy supply? The Ukraine crisis has prompted the EU to speed up its energy strategy rethink. But the bloc is divided - DW.DE

 

Europe energy: Russian addiction, American seduction (VIDEO) - euronews

 

INTERACTIVE CHART: How Europe can replace Russian gas - Bruegel.org

 

Ukraine ‘spillover’ could wreck world economy: IMF chief Lagarde - RT Business

 

Russia Helped Ukraine, But Now Ukraine Needs More, IMF's Lagarde Says - forbes.com

 

VIDEO (Transcript): Interview with IMF chief Lagarde on the hurdles blocking global economic growth - pbs.org

 

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Ukraine Implicates Ex-President and Russia in Protesters’ Deaths - NYTimes.com


Ukraine detains 12 riot police on suspicion of 'mass murder’ of protesters - Reuters


Ukraine security chief: Alfa special force suppressed Kiev riots - ITAR-TASS

 

No Berkut troops among ‘Maidan snipers’: Ukrainian special forces veteran - RT News

 

Pro-Russian protests diminish in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region - The Washington Post

 

Donetsk Billboard Bids 'Goodbye' to Russia Ahead of Unity Rally - The Moscow Times

 

Will Ukraine become a neutral, federal state? - Georgia Straight

 

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VIDEO: 'We’ll retaliate if Russia attacks' Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk - BBC News


Ukraine steps up security measures to guard border with Russia - ITAR-TASS


Yatsenyuk: Kiev hopes for NATO assistance in upgrading Ukrainian army - ITAR-TASS


Russia says wants answers on NATO troops in eastern Europe - Reuters

 

Russia recalls chief military representative to NATO - RT News

 

Pentagon Suspends Missile Shield Talks with Russia over Ukraine | World | RIA Novosti

 

Russia says troops to pull back from Ukraine border - CBS News

 

Russia arrests 25 Ukrainians for sabotage - The Washington Post

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 3, 2014

 

Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days: NATO general Breedlove - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Interview with Gen. Breedlove on Ukraine crisis - YouTube


Breedlove: Ukraine situation shows need for US forces in Europe - Stripes


NATO to Firm Up Its Presence in Eastern Europe as It Halts Cooperation With Russia - NYTimes.com


VIDEO: NATO Suspends Cooperation with Russia Over Ukraine Crisis - Boston.com


Ukraine to Hold Military Exercises with European, NATO Allies - VOA


Defense Officials in Ukraine for Consultations - Defense.gov

 

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Secretary Hagel (Russia and Ukraine Excerpts) - Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine

 

U.S. Looking to Reassure NATO Allies About Ukraine - Defense.gov

 

U.S. Sends More Marines to Romania, Navy Vessel to Black Sea -  Defense.gov

 

U.S. sends 10 F-15 jets to Baltic states [VIDEO] - UPI.com

 

NASA suspends contact with Russia over Ukraine crisis - The Verge

 

Bulgaria Wary as Russia Steps Up Military Flights Over Black Sea - VOA

 

VIDEO: Russia pulls out battalion from near Ukraine, sends military hardware into Crimea - Yahoo News

 

Putin Signs Law Terminating Black Sea Fleet Agreements with Ukraine - RIA Novosti

 

Analysis: Crimea intervention - The increasing sophistication of Russia's military resurgence - IHS Jane's 360

 

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Putin tells Merkel interests of Ukraine regions must be protected, wants Western states to press the Kiev government to grant broad autonomy - Yahoo News


Russia's Foreign Ministry urges the Ukrainian government to adopt a more balanced constitution to protect minority populations - RIA Novosti


Russia Duma formulates measures to preserve Ukrainian integrity: every region to elect its own authorities and Russian as a state language - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine Says It Will Hand More Power to Regions, Government Approves Plan Allowing Election of Regional Governors - WSJ.com

 

Donetsk regional council demands official status for Russian language - ITAR-TASS

 

Language conflict: Different tongues, common homes in Ukraine - The Economist

 

Former U.S. State Department official Josh Cohen: A Federal Model for Ukraine - The Moscow Times

 

Ukraine Moves to Disarm Paramilitary Groups - NYTimes.com

 

Moscow Insists Ukraine Government Take Decisive Steps to Disarm Radicals - RIA Novosti

 

According to the interior ministry Ukraine far-right leader Sashko Bily 'shot himself’ while police were wrestling him to the ground - BBC News

 

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POLL: 80 percent of American voters are "concerned" that the Ukraine crisis could lead to a larger regional conflict, with U.S. military involvement - silive.com


POLL: Americans Are Deeply Conflicted Over The Crisis In Ukraine (VIDEO) - huffingtonpost.com


POLL: Most Russians Would Back Kremlin In Case of War With Ukraine, Poll Says - The Moscow Times


POLL: Russians Unconcerned About Western Sanctions Over Crimea – Poll - RIA Novosti


US, EU discuss energy options amid push to rely less on Russia - EUROPE ONLINE

 

Joint Press Statement EU-U.S. Energy Council - state.gov

 

Russia Tightens Pressure on Ukraine With Rise in Natural Gas Price - NYTimes.com

 

Kerry to Russia: Don't use energy as a weapon in Ukraine crisis - CSMonitor.com

 

Ukraine to discuss import prices with Russia’s largest gas producer - ITAR-TASS

 

Gazprom says CEO, EU favour mutually beneficial relations - Reuters

 

U.S. to wean Europe, Ukraine off Russian gas - THE DAILY STAR

 

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Egypt News - Apr 2, 2014

 

Clashes continue at several Egyptian universities between police and students protesting ex-army chief al-Sisi's presidency bid - Ahram Online


VIDEO: Egypt: Clashes between students and police in four cities - euronews


VIDEO: Clashes in Egypt between protestors and police left 1 student dead on Sunday - YouTube


Riot police storm al-Azhar University in Cairo - Islamic News Daily


Al-Azhar university expels 25 student 'rioters' - Ahram Online

 

Ain Shams University students dispersed outside Egypt Defense Ministry - turkishpress.com

 

Egypt group calls for joint protest to release detainees - Ahram Online

 

VIDEO (and transcript): Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah on Prison and Regime's "War on a Whole Generation” - truth-out.org

 

Egypt prosecution says Islamist protesters killed journalist - Al Arabiya News

 

Who killed Mary Sameh George? Some in the Coptic Christian community have told the press they believe George was targeted by Islamists because she was Christian - Cairo Post

 

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VIDEO: Egypt denies bail to Al Jazeera journalists - YouTube


Al Jazeera journalists accused of terrorism by Egyptian authorities in court cages (PHOTOS) - Mail Online


3 Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Deny Ties to Brotherhood in Egypt - NYTimes.com


Journalists 'systematically targeted' in Egypt: Reporters Without Borders - Ahram Online


Jailed Brotherhood leader scoffs at Egypt courts, demands judges not to be politicized - abcnews.go.com


Defence for Badie, 50 Brotherhood leaders withdraw from 'Plan Rabaa' trial - Ahram Online


Was Mohammed Morsi Really an Autocrat? To answer this question, we scored Morsi’s year in office according to the Polity IV index - The Atlantic

 

27 military and 339 criminal trials since Egypt's coup, more than 10,000 political opponents have faced charges - middleeastmonitor.com

 

Egyptian detainee 'tortured and raped’, Activists say numerous political prisoners have been severely abused in custody - Al Jazeera English

 

Farmer who used donkey to depict Egypt's Sisi gets six-month sentence - latimes.com

 

PHOTO: Donkey depicting Egypt's Sisi - 4.bp.blogspot.com

 

Two Islamist Protesters Sentenced to Death for Throwing Teens off a Rooftop - Egyptian Streets

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Teens Pushed Off Roof in Egypt by Islamist Protesters - YouTube

 

33 Islamists jailed for 6 years over Egypt protests, found guilty of violent acts during clashes between Islamist demonstrators and opponents of Morsi - thedailystar.net

 

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Turkey/Syria News - Apr 1, 2014

 

Erdogan targets enemies after poll triumph - Reuters


VIDEO: Erdogan: 'They will pay for this' - Stuff.co.nz


FULL TEXT: Turkish PM Erdoğan's post-election 'balcony speech' - hurriyetdailynews.com


EXCERPTS: How Erdogan’s jubilant victory speech targeted his two biggest enemies - washingtonpost.com


PM Erdoğan delivers victory speech with corruption suspects - Today's Zaman


Polls Boost Turkish Leader's Presidential Hopes - ABC News


Opposition says election victory will not acquit PM, AK Party of corruption - CİHAN

 

Erdogan's critics fear crackdown after Turks deliver his party a victory - Yahoo News

 

Erdoğan sues Today's Zaman editor-in-chief, four others - CİHAN

 

Opposition vows to resist Erdoğan's witch hunt in post-election era - CİHAN

 

Turkey: Erdogan critic fears returning home - The National

 

Turkey Faces More Strife After Erdogan’s Election Win - The Daily Beast

 

VIDEO: Ankara after the election, protestors chanting: "Thief Tayyip Erdogan" - Vine

 

Femen activists stage anti-Erdogan protest at Istanbul polling station - The Ugly Truth

 

VIDEO: FEMEN unleash their breasts against Erdogan - YouTube

 

Report: Graft probe suspect Zarrab flees overseas - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey is at war with Syria, Erdogan says in post-election speech - CI˙HAN


Border province punishes Turkey's policy on Syria in polls - Reuters


Syria: Turkey Sending Foreign Fighters to Latakia - ABC News


According to villagers, thousands of fighters coming from Turkey crossed the border at five different points to launch the attack on Kassab - Al-Monitor


U.S. reacts to Syrian rebel occupation of Kassab, Entire population flees country’s only Armenian-majority town - Armenian Reporter


In Los Angeles hundreds Protest Turkey’s Role in Kassab Attacks  - Asbarez Armenian News

 

Celebrity Kim Kardashian tweets appeal on Kessab events - ARMENPRESS

 

Report: Syria deploys anti-aircraft missile batteries along Turkish border - JPost

 

Syrian army retakes key post in Latakia - Oman Observer

 

Turkish military fires into Syria after rocket hits mosque - Reuters

 

Erdoğan, again, quick to attribute Syria audio link to Hizmet with no proof - CİHAN

 

Relevant countries tipped off MIT about ISIS terrorists, daily claims - CI˙HAN

 

Who’s smuggling antiquities from Syria to Turkey by air? - conflict antiquities

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 31, 2014

 

US, Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock - Boston Herald


Russia urges West to back 'federal' solution for Ukraine - Yahoo News


VIDEO (and transcript): Interview with Lavrov on Ukraine - RT News


Kerry Says Federalization of Ukraine as Proposed by Russia Is up to Ukrainians, they have to agree to a road ahead - MSNBC


VIDEO: Kerry: No decisions about Ukraine without Ukraine - YouTube


Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry: Federalization is the complete capitulation of Ukraine, its dismemberment and destruction of its statehood - Euromaidan PR


Kharkov, Odessa, Donetsk regions demand autonomy for southeastern Ukraine: Russian media - The Voice of Russia

 

In A Divided Donetsk, Russians And Ukrainians Vie For Support (AUDIO) - NPR

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Donetsk divided as pro-Russia activists push for referendum - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Loyalties divided in Ukraine's Odessa - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Odessa - Ukraine! No war! No russian occupation! 1000m flag! - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Pro Russia protesters take over Ukraine's Lugansk city - YouTube

 

Senate Intel chair: Crimea’s gone - CNN.com Blogs

 

Crimean Tatars, opposed to Russian occupation of Crimea, plan to declare autonomous territory within Crimea - UPI.com

 

VIDEO: Abduction of Crimean Tatar Reshat Akhmetov caught on camera, He was found dead on March 15, 2014 - Twitter / Euromaidan

 

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Russia says it has “no intention” of invading Ukraine - CBS News


Tour of Ukraine-Russia Border Finds No Signs of Military Buildup - NBC News.com


Kerry: Ukraine progress must include pullback of Russian forces currently massing on border and creating fear, intimidation - usatoday.com


Final US Congressional Approval Expected for 1 Billion Ukraine Aid (VIDEO) - VOA


U.S. sends top NATO general back to Europe over Ukraine crisis - Reuters

 

US ships 300,000 MREs to Ukraine military - TheHill

 

Ukraine crisis prompts new look at US defense cuts - Bloomberg

 

White House Fact Sheet: NATO-Related Military Buildup In Europe After The Ukraine Crisis - Liberty RoundTable

 

Putin submits proposals on denouncing some Russia-Ukraine agreements on Black Sea Fleet - ITAR-TASS

 

After Crimea, Moldova too fears unwanted events on road to EU - Reuters

 

US vows $10m Moldova to boarder security with Ukraine - brecorder.com

 

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Egypt News - Mar 29

 

Protests After El-Sissi Announces Candidacy: Five killed as Egypt police, Islamists clash - Yahoo News


Journalist shot dead covering clashes in Egypt - Committee to Protect Journalists


VIDEO: The moment of journalist Mayada Ashraf died caught on camera - YouTube


VIDEO: Protests in Cairo after Sissi announces candidacy - One News Page


VIDEO: Brotherhood supporters clash with police in Cairo - YouTube


El-Sisi's supporters plan last-minute demos in his support - Ahram Online

 

VIDEO: A Show of Support for El-Sissi in Tahrir Square - YouTube

 

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Egypt detainees 'routinely tortured’ (VIDEOS) - BBC News


VIDEO: 'Beatings and abuse' claims in Egypt custody - BBC News


Arab Organization for Human rights (AOHR): Systematic torture and arbitrary arrests of children in Egypt since the July 3 military coup - Muslim Mirror

 

VIDEO: Egypt: Activists claim mistreatment of young men and women in custody - YouTube

 

"Freedom for The Brave": 25 Jan detainees to report torture to Egypt's prosecutor-general - Ahram Online

 

April 6 launch campaign to revoke protest law - Ahram Online

 

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Egypt's political forces react to El-Sisi's candidacy - Ahram Online


Who opposes Sisi for president? - Cairo Post


POLL:  51% of Egyptians said they will vote for el-Sissi while 45% didn’t decide yet  - baseera.com.eg


Sisi's Egypt presidency bid ignites war on Twitter - turkishpress.com


VIDEO: Egypt: al-Sisi presidential bid prompts joy and concern - YouTube


VIDEO: Will the Upcoming Egypt Elections Be Fair? - WSJ.com


Egypt’s Christians Place Their Faith in Al-Sisi’s Presidential Bid - TIME.com

 

The Copts Choice: Where Do Coptic Christians Stand On Egyptian Politics? - Persecution News

 

Egypt's Workers Pose Challenge to President-to-Be Sisi - WSJ.com

 

Washington not backing any Egyptian candidate - Arab News

 

Egypt: Al-Sisi's run for President: Bonapartism and Gulf Oil Money - Informed Comment

 

Will UAE Aid Empower Egypt's Military?

 

Egypt’s Gen. El-Sisi runs for president, sets up 10,000-strong crack force to defend his regime - DEBKAfile

 

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Al Jazeera Journalists Are On Trial in Egypt for Doing Their Jobs - The Daily Beast


Al Jazeera Journo Abdullah El-Shamy Goes On Hunger Strike In Egyptian Jail - The Daily Beast


Media crackdown more severe for Egyptian journalists - Al-Monitor


Egypt has no evidence against us, says detained al-Jazeera journalist - The Guardian

 

VIDEO: Jazeera Journalists detained in Egypt - CNN

 

VIDEO: Jazeera journalist Greste remains behind bars in Egypt - YouTube

 

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Turkey News - Mar 28

 

Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked - THE DAILY STAR


TRANSCRIPT PART 1: Turkey Intelligence Chief and FM discuss to stage a clash in Syria or a missile attack on Turkey soil as a pretext for military response - GMT


TRANSCRIPT PART 2 - Turkish Intelligence delivered 2,000 truckloads of weapons to the Syrian insurgents and sent a general to help them - Pastebin.com


AUDIO PART 1 (Turkish): Syria talks between Turkey FM, Intelligence Chief, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary and Deputy Chief of General Staff - YouTube


AUDIO PART 2 (Turkish): Syria talks between Turkey FM, Intelligence Chief, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary and Deputy Chief of General Staff - YouTube


Ankara on alert after spying on security meeting leaked - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Press Release Regarding the Illegal Exposure of Certain Audio Records with Regard to the Tomb of Süleymanşah Memorial Outpost - Rep. of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Turkish opposition reacts to leak on alleged Syria incursion by Turkish military - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey says Syrian air defences put Turkish jets under radar lock - Reuters

 

Turkey vowed 'any measures' against Syria threats - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

NATO source: We doubt there was any threat: It looks like Turkey took down the Syrian jet to help the radical groups - Twitter / potifar66

 

Leaks shows Iran-backed terrorist cell infiltrated Turkish gov't at highest level, Interior Minister, National Intelligence Organization (MIT) chief and Deputy Prime Minister are all involved with the Tawhid-Salam network - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkish Court Overturns the Government’s Ban on Twitter - NYTimes.com


Twitter fights Turkey ban with lawsuit over political freedom of speech - PCWorld


AUDIO: New leak: Reza Zarrab makes some distressed calls because 2 ministers out of 10 wouldn't take his bribes - Twitter / 06JAnk


Social media group volunteers to monitor election polls - Today's Zaman


Fuat Avni: the reason Erdoğan banned Twitter? - Today's Zaman

 

Two more Bugün TV news programs penalized by election board - Today's Zaman

 

AK Party mayor in Bolu shuts down dailies, backtracks under pressure - CİHAN

 

Turkish courts release eight journalists in two days - Committee to Protect Journalists

 

Police officer warns prosecutor of fabricated Hizmet evidence - Today's Zaman

 

VIDEO: Turkish PM Erdoğan hailed as 'sultan,' greeted with Ottoman army band - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

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Probe under way after 10-year-old hit by gas canister in Diyarbakır - Today's Zaman


Grieving mothers of victims killed in protests speak out in new video - Today's Zaman


VIDEO (Turkish): Grieving mothers of victims killed in protests speak out in new video - Radikal


Audio hinting Erdoğan behind Baykal sex tape draws massive reaction - CİHAN

 

'I saw Erdoğan watching that sex tape' - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Probe into Baykal's sex tape stalled with frequent prosecutor changes - Today's Zaman

 

AUDIO: New leak purports to show Erdogan behind Baykal sex tape which forced ex-CHP leader's resignation in 2010 - vimeo.com

 

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Egypt News - Mar 27


U.S. Warns Against Executing Brotherhood Members, It may affect the aid that Washington provides to Cairo - Israel National News


John Kerry Press Statement: Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egypt - state.gov


UN: Death penalty against 529 individuals in Egypt breaches international human rights law - middleeastmonitor.com


VIDEO: Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: UN condemns Egyptian mass death sentences - YouTube


HRW, Amnesty condemn Egypt death sentences - Cairo Post


Defendants were falsely recorded as present and lawyers barred from Minya courtroom ahead of mass death sentences: Defence - Ahram Online


Most Minya Convicts Not Brotherhood Members: Lawyer - haberler.com


Egyptian doctor faces life on the run after mass death sentences - Reuters


VIDEO: Egypt: Reactions in Minya to the Death Sentences in Brotherhood Mass Trial - YouTube


Students in Egypt protest mass death sentences - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Egypt unrest: one killed during clashes in Cairo after mass death sentence - YouTube


VIDEO: Clashes erupt in Alexandria, Egypt after mass death sentence - YouTube


Brotherhood head, 682 others tried in Egypt after mass death sentence - Reuters


Egypt: Proceedings go ahead despite lawyers’ boycott - The Scotsman


VIDEO: Egypt lawyers boycott new mass trial of Islamists after 528 sentenced to death - One News Page


Egypt prosecutor orders other mass trials of 919 Islamists - Washington Times


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Top general Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to run for president in Egypt - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Egypt: Al-Sisi announces presidential bid as fresh unrest hits Cairo - euronews


Egyptian sources: Sisi is urgently seeking completion of new arms deal with Russia - JPost


Egypt facing an arms supply problem, considering importing weapons from Russia: Interior minister - Ahram Online


Egypt mulls economic cooperation, free trade zone with Russia's customs union - THE DAILY STAR


Russian industrial zone to be established in Egypt - Daily News Egypt


Egypt says eyes Russian liquefied gas: Minister - Daily News Egypt


VIDEO ARCHIVE: Russia’s Putin gives supports to Sisi's bid for Egypt presidency in February - YouTube


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Syria/Turkey News - Mar 26, 2014

 

Clashes spread near Syria's border with Turkey - Yahoo News


Kessab Targeted by Al-Qaeda Front Groups in Cross-Border Attack from Turkey, The majority of the Armenian population evacuated - Armenian Weekly


Armenian Homes in Kessab Looted, Occupied - Asbarez Armenian News


Fundraising organized to help Kessab residents in Syria - aysor.am


Armenian President Sargsyan makes press statement on Kessab in The Hague - Panorama


Armenian deputies head to Syria - ARMENPRESS

 

VIDEO: Syrian rebels seize Armenian town Kessab near Turkey - Al Jazeera

 

VIDEO: Al Jazeera TV interviewing a Chechnyan commander of the attack on Kessab-Latakia - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Raw Video of Heavy Clashes In Latakia Region On The Border With Turkey  - YouTube

 

Syria rebels claim capture of Samra coastal village in Assad heartland - AFP

 

VIDEO: Syria rebels claim capture of Samra coastal village in Assad heartland - YouTube

 

Bashar al-Assad's home village under threat from Syrian opposition forces - theguardian.com

 

Jabhat al-Nusra, Chechen Factions, Capture Assad Positions At Tell Shuwehneh, Aleppo (VIDEO) - chechensinsyria.com

 

Syrian troops thwart attack on key military site in Latakia - Yahoo News

 

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US Armenian group says Turkey assisting rebels in Kessab - Today's Zaman


ANCA Demands White House and Congressional Action to stop Turkey facilitating rebel attacks on Kessab, Text of letter to Obama - Armenian Weekly


Armenian Bar Association Calls on Obama to Intervene on Behalf of Syrian-Armenians - Hetq


VIDEO: Video shows that Turkey permits terrorists enter Syria’s Armenian-populated Kessab - YouTube


PHOTO: Turkish Intelligence allegedly carrying wounded terrorists in Kessab - islamicinvitationturkey.com

 

Tensions running high on Turkey-Syria border, Turkey military reports a dozen incidents involving its aircraft and Syrian anti-aircraft defences on Monday alone - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Syrian missile systems lock onto five Turkish jets as clashes rage across border - hurriyetdailynews

 

Syrian Army downed aTurkish Spy Blimp above Syria’s Kessab (PHOTO) - islamicinvitationturkey.com

 

UN urges Turkey, Syria to refrain from further military actions - Today's Zaman

 

Interview (Arabic) with Alawite militia leader Mihrac Ural, Discusses Turkey role in Kessab attack & denies responsibility for Bayda massacre - AlakhbarNews

 

Turkey Vows Action to Defend Tomb in Syria From Al-Qaeda - Bloomberg

 

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Turkey News - Mar 25

 

Erdoğan says he ordered Twitter shutdown - Today's Zaman


Erdogan threatens to extend ban to YouTube, Facebook - Al-Monitor


Turkish justice minister calls Twitter to respect laws - CİHAN


Turkey bar associations, legal experts ask courts to overturn Twitter ban, arguing it is unconstitutional and violates human rights laws - CİHAN


Is the Turkish Twitter ban even legal? Experts say no - washingtonpost.com


Turkey Twitter Ban: How 1.1 Million People Are Getting Around It, Using VPN software or anonymous browsing like Tor as well as text-to-tweet - NBC News


VIDEO: VPNs Help to Circumvent Turkey’s Twitter Blockage: Video - Bloomberg


Toronto tech firm helps circumvent Turkey’s Twitter ban - Globalnews.ca

 

Turkey becomes first country ever to ban Google DNS - Today's Zaman

 

Tweets in Turkish are down but not out, New data suggest that the efforts of Turkey’s prime minister to “wipe out” Twitter have had only limited success (GRAPH) - MIT Technology Review

 

US urges Turkey to restore full access to Twitter, U.S. official blog slams Ankara’s '21st century book burning’ - CI˙HAN

 

Ban on Twitter condemned by the EU officials - CİHAN

 

Shutdown of social media 'cannot be approved,' President Gül writes on Twitter - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

In voice recording new evidence of Erdoğan meddling in media - Today's Zaman

 

PM bypassing president in rector appointments, leak shows - CİHAN

 

Questioning of students illegal, violates human rights - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish gov’t reshuffles over 200 judges and prosecutors amid graft probe - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

More officers at police department suspended - Today's Zaman

 

Al-Qaeda made use of police force reshuffle with a deadly attack on Turkish security forces- Today's Zaman

 

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AK Party uses state, municipality resources for İstanbul rally - CİHAN


A video purports to reveal the government’s use of public money to attract large crowds to their rallies before the election (VIDEO) - Aydinlik


Election board, political parties step up measures against vote rigging - Today's Zaman


Turkey’s Anti-Fraud Army Prepares for Local Elections - Bloomberg


Ruling AKP's demand for list of ballot box clerks raises election fraud concerns - turkishweekly.net


Election fraud concern grows, taking advantage of holes in a computer program and manipulating a small group of public servants - hurriyetdailynews.com


POLL: Race head to head in Turkey’s elections - Independent Balkan News Agency

 

1,500 AK Party members resign and join MHP in Ankara - Today's Zaman

 

Erbakan: Now, devout Muslims vote for CHP - Today's Zaman

 

Hallmark of political Islam criticizes Erdoğan's policies - Today's Zaman

 

[Part 5] Gülen says ballot box is not everything in a democracy - CİHAN

 

‘No more Turkish Olympics for the individual in Pennsylvania,’ PM says - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Rapid GDP growth not peculiar to AK Party rule, Data reveals that most emerging economies with similar per capita GDP trends as Turkey have achieved the same or even higher economic growth - Today's Zaman

 

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Syrian warplane shot down by Turkey military, concerns over possible government efforts to cover up a corruption scandal ahead of elections - CİHAN


Turkish PM Accused of Playing War Games Ahead of Election, Opposition does not believe Erdogan’s account of shooting down Syrian jet - The Daily Beast


Can Erdogan take cover behind Turkish military? - Al-Monitor

 

Erdogan’s great patriotic war - Al-Monitor

 

VIDEO (Arabic): The pilot, speaking to the Syrian state television, says that he was flying over Syrian territory when a Turkish F-16 targeted his plane - en.alalam.ir

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 22

 

Putin signs reunification laws for Crimea, Sevastopol - The Voice of Russia


Crimea: Putin Orders Fireworks in Moscow to Celebrate Annexation Treaty - ibtimes.co.uk


VIDEO: Moscow and Crimea light up skies with fireworks to celebrate reunion - YouTube


VIDEO: Fireworks burst in Sevastopol after Crimea is declared Russian - YouTube


Russia says it will build up military presence in Crimea - Reuters


Pro-Russia militiamen seize Ukrainian ships at gunpoint - NY Daily News


VIDEO: Gunmen storm Ukrainian warship in Crimea - YouTube


Crimea's Pro-Russian Militants To Join Russian Armed Forces - defensenews.com


Why Crimea is so important to Russia, It is an important hub to project Russia’s naval power on a global platform - Guardian 

 

Crimea's Strategic Value to Russia - Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Crisis in Ukraine: Russia Extends its Control over the Black Sea and Strategic Waterways - Finland Times

 

Current Status of the Russian Black Sea Fleet - Matthew Aid

 

Here Are The Ships In Russia's Legendary Black Sea Fleet (PHOTOS) - Business Insider

 

To understand what Russia has done you have to recognise Sevastapol’s crucial role in history, The Black Sea port is both symbolically and strategically vital - The Independent

 

Who's that guy in the sweater? Mystery of Putin's Crimea-deal pal solved: He is Alexei Chaly, de facto mayor of Sevastopol - MarketWatch

 

VIDEO: Black Sea Fleet service members patrol Sevastopol streets - YouTube

 

Crimea's glamorous new attorney general becomes web hit after press conference goes viral (PHOTOS) - NY Daily News

 

Natalia Poklonskaya: Crimean Attorney General Becomes Surprise Japanese Anime Viral Hit - ibtimes.co.uk

 

VIDEO (English subtitles): Crimea's Attorney General Natalia Poklonskaya become a new internet phenomenon - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Natalia Poklonskaya Japanese Anime Viral Hit - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Natalia Poklonskaya conquer Europe - YouTube

 

VIDEO (English subtitles): Natalia Poklonskaya about Ukraine government criminal case against her - YouTube

 

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European Union signs landmark political deal with Ukraine - Reuters


VIDEO: EU signs political association pact with Ukraine - DW.DE


What's in the EU-Ukraine agreement? - GlobalPost


EU Adds $1.4Bln to Ukrainian Aid After Political Deal Signed - RIA Novosti


EU imposes new sanctions against Russia after Putin signs bill annexing Crimea - Fox News


VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: EU extends sanctions over Crimea - YouTube


VIDEO: EU full press conference: Ukraine deal signed, expanded sanctions against Russia (recorded live feed) - YouTube


Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia - azcentral.com


President Putin mocks US sanctions, vows not to retaliate - RT News

 

Russian shares plummet as Western sanctions hit key sectors - The Independent

 

Sanctions on Russia: Why a lot more than Europe's energy is at stake (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com

 

EU leaders accelerate quest to reduce energy reliance on Russia - Reuters

 

Russia, West ‘doomed to agree’ on gas supply issues - cnbc.com

 

Can Europe Wean Itself Off Russian Gas? - NPR

 

EU options on Russian energy stranglehold few and pricy - Reuters

 

Nuclear industry hopes Ukraine crisis to boost business in Europe - Reuters

 

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Ukraine has no more Black Sea Fleet gas discount - Presidential spokesman - The Voice of Russia


Russia may demand $11 bn back by revoking fleet hosting deal with Ukraine – Medvedev - RT Business


Europe, Ukraine Discuss Pipeline Upgrades, Reversals - Natural Gas Intelligence

 

Crimea loss to cost Ukraine hundreds of billions of dollars - GlobalPost

 

This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine - washingtonpost.com

 

Far Right Politicians Beat Up Ukraine TV Chief – Apparently the vehemently pro-Ukrainian men were not happy with the media outlet's recent coverage of Russia - AP

 

VIDEO: Far Right Politicians Beat Up Ukraine TV Chief – Apparently the vehemently pro-Ukrainian men were not happy with the media outlet's recent coverage of Russia - PolicyMic

 

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Turkey News - Mar 21

 

Turkey's Erdogan threatens Twitter ban as vote looms - Reuters


Widespread Twitter outages in Turkey after PM threatens ban - Reuters


Twitter says looking into reports that service banned in Turkey - Reuters


VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan threatens Twitter ban at election campaign rally - CNN TÜRK


MEP worried over RTÜK punishment of STV Haber for critical reporting - CİHAN


PM Erdoğan vows ‘to ban ban’ on AKP election ad (VIDEO) - hurriyetdailynews.com


AK Party gov't behind anti-Hizmet declaration, leaked recordings allege - Today's Zaman

 

'Erdoğan to take action against Hizmet after restructuring judiciary' - Today's Zaman

 

[Part 4] Gülen calls for respect of diversity in Turkey to end polarization - CİHAN

 

‘Minority groups face increasing discrimination in Turkey' - Today's Zaman

 

Scandal over inspectors questioning students deepens with new cases - Today's Zaman

 

Parents, teachers protest as inspectors carry on questioning students - Today's Zaman

 

The Gezi Park Protests: The Impact on Freedom of Expression in Turkey - PEN International

 

FULL REPORT: The Gezi Park Protests: The Impact on Freedom of Expression in Turkey - PEN International

 

Tunceli police chief resigns, he complained over the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan - Today's Zaman

 

Graft claims against gov't will play role in Denizli mayoral election - Today's Zaman

 

Erdogan Handouts Bolster Appeal to Voters Unfazed by Graft Claim - Bloomberg

 

POLL: Konsensus survey showing main-opposition CHP lead over Erdogan's AKP in capital Ankara - konsensus.com

 

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Ruling party refuses to sign on revealing corruption file in Parliament - CİHAN


Opposition accuses Parliament speaker of dishonesty about summaries of proceedings - Today's Zaman


Opposition CHP deputy says he has documents that verify PM's calls - Today's Zaman


Turkey's Erdoğan monopolizes high-value land sales, recording reveals - Today's Zaman


Konya dorm building transferred to Erdoğan's TÜRGEV for free - Today's Zaman


Erdoğan ally Cengiz İnşaat acquires historical grove for free - CİHAN


Ministry to approve construction in national parks without long-term plan - Today's Zaman

 

Greenpeace: Turkish gov't destroying forests to promote construction - Today's Zaman

 

In new leak, Zarrab bribes ex-minister to sack police official - Today's Zaman

 

Audio reveals another alleged bribe delivery to former EU minister Bagis - Today's Zaman

 

Theologians condemn former EU minister Bagis: Mocking Quran's verses blasphemous - CİHAN

 

THY Chairman Topçu illegally asks for quota from YÖK, recording reveals - Today's Zaman

 

Kılıçdaroğlu warns against possible pre-election incursion into Syria - CİHAN

 

New leaked tape reveals THY carried suspicious cargo to Nigeria - CİHAN

 

AUDIO (and transcript): How Weapons Transported To Nigeria? -  Erdogansdollars

 

Al-Qadi allegedly manipulating Turkish foreign policy on Egypt - CİHAN

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 20

 

VIDEO: President Obama: No U.S. Military Action in Ukraine - NBC 7 San Diego


U.S. defense chief praises Ukraine's restraint in Crimea crisis - Yahoo News


Ukraine to Pull All Its Forces From Crimea, Conceding Loss - NYTimes.com


Ukraine to Deploy More Troops on Border With Russia - RIA Novosti


Pro-Russian Forces Seize Ukraine Navy Headquarters in Crimea - VOA

 

Russia to Build Bridge to Crimea - RIA Novosti

 

VIDEO: Crimea: Ukrainian servicemen vacate Sevastopol naval base - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Russian troops seize Ukrainian navy base in Sevastopol - France 24

 

VIDEO: Official: Ukrainian Soldier killed in Crimea - YouTube

 

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Crimean Tatars Will Have to Vacate Land – Official - RIA Novosti


Crimean Tatars Hardly Reassured by Putin’s Promises of Inclusion - VICE News


Crimea: Tatars Mourn Tortured Father-of-Three Reshat Ametov - ibtimes.co.uk


Crimea: Disappeared Tatar Man Found Killed - Human Rights Watch

 

VIDEO: Ethnic Cleansing Fears: Crimean Tatars mourn first suspected victim of Russian occupation - YouTube

 

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Baltic nations look to Biden for assurance after Russia annexation of Crimea - AP


VIDEO: Joe Biden: We Stand With Baltic Allies, Against Russian Aggression - YouTube


VIDEO: Biden to Russia: US Will Defend NATO Allies - YouTube


U.S. eyes military training in Baltics after Russia 'land grab' - Reuters


In Poland, Biden Promises Allies Protection - NYTimes.com


Poland And Lithuania Wary Of Kaliningrad Being Base Of Next Move From Russia - ibtimes.com

 

AP Interview: Romanian president says Russia has created conflicts around the Black Sea - AP

 

Moldova tells Russia: don't eye annexation here - Yahoo News

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary regards changing Crimea’s status as unlawful - mfa.gov.ua

 

News from Ukraine's diplomatic missions - MFA of Ukraine

 

Bulgarian President Plevneliev calls Consultative Council on National Security meeting on Ukraine - The Sofia Globe

 

Why Belarus Wants to Make Friends with the New Ukrainian Government - Belarus Digest

 

European leaders seek ways to curb dependence on Russian gas - Reuters

 

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Turkey News - Mar 19

 

AKP-Gulen strife worsens ahead of Turkey March 30 elections - Al-Monitor


Turkey: The Erdogan-Gulen showdown - FT.com


[Part 1] Islamic scholar Gülen calls conditions in Turkey worse than military coup - Today's Zaman


[Part 2] Islamic scholar Gülen says he cannot remain silent on corruption - Today's Zaman


[Part 3] Gülen says gov't cut back on rights and freedoms in Turkey - Today's Zaman


Turkish PM asks: Is Gulen a scholar or a spy chief? - Anadolu Agency


PM's son: Dad, let's initiate an operation against Hizmet's senior members - Today's Zaman


Ministerial bureaucrats being purged over their alleged affiliations with Hizmet - Today's Zaman


Erdoğan and AK Party deputies split over hate speech against Hizmet - Today's Zaman

 

RTÜK suspends 20 SHaber TV shows affiliated with the Hizmet Movement, harshest penalty of all times - CİHAN

 

Halkbank fed pro-government daily with TL 1.1 million, daily reports - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish PM Erdoğan pressured daily to fire a headscarved columnist, CHP leader says - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Recordings show Erdoğan's control over media - Today's Zaman

 

Ministry questions students, teachers about alleged anti-gov't propaganda - Today's Zaman

 

Despite protests, ministry carries on questioning at schools, dorms - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey: Critical Elections on March 30th - Information, Background and Analysis - dailykos.com

 

POLL:  AKP leads Ankara with 46.2% backing to CHP's 39.9% and MHP's 10.2% - sonarhaber.com

 

POLL:  AKP leads Istanbul with 45.3% backing to CHP's 40.6% and MHP's 5.6% - sonarhaber.com

 

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Lawsuit filed against Erdog˘an for harsh comments about slain Berkin Elvan, PM claimed that he was a member of a terrorist organization - Today's Zaman


Witness: Berkin raised hand and told police he wanted to buy bread - Today's Zaman


Recording shows Erdoğan refused to ease tensions during Gezi Park protests - CİHAN


[Photo of the Week] 2 million people bid farewell to 15-year-old victim Berkin Elvan - Today's Zaman


Berkin Elvan Honored In Powerful Full-Page New York Times Ad - huffingtonpost.com

 

Former AK Party deputy calls on PM to prove claims about Gezi, graft probe - CİHAN

 

Çermik family fears Elif will be latest victim of police brutality - Today's Zaman

 

Two women detained over ‘ugly’ gesture at Turkish PM Erdoğan released - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkish police detain shoebox seller ahead of Erdoğan rally - Today's Zaman

 

Ex-army chief arrested upon PM's order, says retired police official - Today's Zaman

 

Europe court condemns Turkey over jailed Kurd leader - THE DAILY STAR

 

Turkish Airlines allegedly ships arms to Nigeria jihadist Boko Haram, tape reveals - Yahoo News

 

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Erdoğan sought graft prosecutor’s help to halt probe, new tape reveals - Today's Zaman


PM's undersecretary ordered police chief to detain graft prosecutor - CİHAN


Police prevented from wiretapping any suspects for 3 months - CİHAN


Turkey's main opposition exposes alleged phone traffic between PM and family on Dec 17 - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Bank receipt hints luxury apartments bought with money at PM's house - Today's Zaman

 

Historic mansion transferred illegally, leaked audio reveals - Today's Zaman

 

To make room for development, Turkish officials ‘enlarge' islands - Today's Zaman

 

Zarrab sent former EU minister half a million euros as holiday present - Today's Zaman

 

Police Report: Former Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan and Reza Zarrab (Riza Sarraf) - Turkey Islamic Justice and Development

 

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