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Iran News - Mar 23, 2015


Obama said Iranian negotiators have made concessions in nuclear talks, though not enough to seal an agreement - Bloomberg

In Video, Obama Address Iranian Youth in Celebration of the Persian New Year -

VIDEO (Persian subtitles): Obama's address to the Iranian people in celebration of the Persian New Year - YouTube

Obama urges release of US prisoners in Iran - TheHill


Kerry to Iran: It's Time for Tough Decisions on Nuclear Program - VOA


CIA head: U.S. intel has 'robust' knowledge of Iran nuclear capabilities, Warns of ‘tremendous' consequences if it decides to develop nuclear weapons -


Lawmakers on Both Sides Push to Cut Funding for Iran Nuclear Deal -


AIPAC, Netanyahu Sabotaging Iran Deal - American Free Press


Text of Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 Approved by the Senate Committee -



Iran President Rouhani says all nuclear issues can be resolved -

As crowd chants 'Death to America,' Khamenei backs nuclear talks - LA Times

UN sanctions emerge as possible Iran talks 'deal breaker' - Yahoo News

Draft Nuclear Agreement To Cut Iran's Centrifuges By 40%, At 6,000 For Decade - AP

France balks at the US-Iranian deal on five counts – not least with an eye on its Gulf ties - DEBKAfile


Israel reaches out to France about preventing what it considers an unfavourable nuclear deal with Iran - Reuters


Netanyahu: Israel May Accept Some Iran Centrifuges - Arutz Sheva


Saudi Arabia Says It Will Want Same Enrichment Rights as Iran if Nuclear Deal is Done - VICE News


Covert sabotage of Iran unlikely to end with nuclear deal -


How a Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Affect Gas Prices -



Tikrit assault stalls as Obama withholds U.S. airstrikes to avoid Iran ties, analysts say - Washington Times

CIA Director: Iran general ‘destabilizing' efforts in Iraq as he advises Shiite militias battling Islamic State in the Tikrit offensive - ABC News

Iran general in Iraq 'whenever we need': Shiite militia chief - THE DAILY STAR

VIDEO: Iran Military & Iraq battle for Tikrit - PBS

US trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues - Fox News


Petraeus: Iran, Not ISIS, Poses Most Significant Threat to Iraq -


The Iran-Saudi Arabia proxy war is heating up in Yemen - Business Insider


Pakistan Declines to Join Saudi Arabia's Anti-Iran Alliance - US News


U.N. Monitor Says Iran Is Worsening on Rights, Executions on the Rise -


Saudi Arabia: Unprecedented spike in death penalty, half of the executions carried out so far this year were for drug-related offences - Amnesty International


Learn 10 brutal facts about Saudi Arabia's appalling human rights record - Amnesty International


A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks - The Washington Post 


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Mar 21, 2015

Trey Gowdy to Hillary Clinton lawyer: Turn over server to third party - POLITICO

Trey Gowdy Threatens Possible House Action if Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Hand Over Her Server -

Text of the letter Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Gowdy sent to Clinton’s attorney -

VIDEO: Chairman Of Benghazi Committee Ask Hillary Clinton To Release Servers Or Else - YouTube

State Department: No record of Clinton signing 'separation' form stating she turned over all official documents upon leaving office - Fox News

Emails sought of nearly a dozen U.S. State Department workers under Clinton - Reuters

U.S. State Dept. archives fewer emails than previously disclosed - Reuters

Hillary Clinton's State Department wanted to cut back on email saving duties - POLITICO

National Archives, union press State Department for answers over Clinton email - Fox News

It Could Take Up to 30 Years for Hillary Clinton’s Emails to Reach the National Archives -

Feds argue they had no duty under FOIA to search Hillary Clinton's emails - POLITICO

Was Hillary Clinton running her own rogue intel operation? - Washington Times

Clinton's Keystone XL emails sought, ties to TransCanada lobbyist hit -

Delay of Boko Haram Terrorist Designation Haunts Hillary Clinton, a Very Well-Heeled Donor May Have Influenced That Policy - PJ Tatler

Report: Hillary's Email Server Was in Danger of Being Hacked -

Expert: Clinton Emails Could Have Been Compromised By Third-Party Spam-Filtering Company - The Daily Caller

Exclusive: Jailed hacker Guccifer boasts, “I used to read [Clinton’s] memos… and then do the gardening” - PandoDaily

POLL: Hillary Clinton Support Down 15 Points Among Democratic Voters, Many Democrats Want Independent Email Probe - Reuters

POLL: 54% Think Democrats Should Run A Fresh Face in 2016 - Rasmussen Report

VIDEO: Strong Clinton Supporters Are Worried About The Email Scandal - YouTube

Pelosi: GOP Will Investigate Clinton ‘Whether It’s Her Emails Or Hair’ - CBS


Clinton Foundation donors while Hillary was Secretary of State had ties to foreign governments, report says - Fox News

Exclusive: Despite Hillary Clinton promise, charity did not disclose donors - Reuters

Rand Paul: Foreign donations to Clinton Foundation ‘thinly veiled bribes’, Hillary should return money from 'abusers of women's rights' - POLITICO

VIDEO: Rand Paul Urges Clinton to Return Foreign Money - YouTube

We asked Clinton donors why they gave. Here's what they said -

How the Clintons’ Haiti development plans succeed — and disappoint - The Washington Post

The Clinton Foundation and Haiti Contracts - WSJ

VIDEO: Haitians protest outside Clinton Foundation in New York over alleged loss of “billions of dollars” meant to help rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake - Washington Free Beacon

Role of Hillary Clinton’s brother in Haiti gold mine raises eyebrows - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton's Brother Defends Haiti Gold Mine Deal: 'I Raise Money for a Lot of People' - Breitbart

That time Bill and Hillary Clinton went to a voodoo ceremony in Haiti - The Washington Post


Politicians Could Use ‘Camp For Adults’ to Foster Bipartisanship, Hillary Clinton Says at the American Camp Association Conference  - CBS

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: We Really Need Camps for Adults, There is 'Fun Deficit' in America - YouTube

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Full Keynote Speech to the American Camp Association Conference - YouTube

Hillary Clinton’s ‘fun deficit’ is a real problem for poor kids - The Washington Post

Hillary’s Speaking Fee Could Cost Non-Profit The Camp Association 10 Percent Of Its Budget -

Hillary Clinton's unanswered questions on marriage equality - MSNBC

Hillary Clinton and the case of Chen Guangcheng, the blind dissident says Clinton’s State Department pressured him to take a bad deal with the Chinese government - POLITICO

Hillary supporters launch ‘Bill for First Lady’ ad campaign (VIDEO) - New York Post

Welcome to the Clintons’ $11 Million Dollar Mansion in New York State - UFP NEWS

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Ukraine/Russia News - Mar 19, 2015

Poroshenko signs law on Donbas special status, postpones autonomy to Luhansk and Donetsk until elections under Ukrainian law - Sputnik

Poroshenko: we will deal [only] with representatives of Donetsk and Luhansk elected legitimately, according to the Ukrainian law - interfax

Ukraine plans to regain control over Donbas by all means: PM Yatsenyuk - TASS

DPR, LPR separatists leaders: no compromise with Kiev until decision on Donbas status is canceled - TASS

DPR Negotiator: Minsk accord says that all issues concerning elections should be coordinated with DPR and LPR envoys - Sputnik

Ukrainian rebels make new threat to abandon cease-fire - Fox News

VIDEO (Eng subs): DPR PM Zakharchenko: Ukraine govt undermines Minsk agreement with new law on Donbas special status - YouTube

VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR PM Zakharchenko answers Ukrainian TV reporter question on new law on Donbas special status - YouTube

1 Soldier Killed And 5 Wounded With Attacks Near Donetsk And Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag

Protests and Riots After Ukrainian Soldiers Run Over Child With Armored Vehicle North of Donetsk (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

APA - Ukraine to build fortifications along contact line with rebels

Poltorak: Size of Ukrainian armed forces to reach 250,000 in a month - UNIAN news

The Making of a Christian Taliban in Ukraine - The Intercept

Ukraine's industrial production fell 22.5 percent in February compared with a year earlier - UNIAN news

Hot water rates to increase by 55-57% from April 1, heating by 73% - UNIAN news

Cold water rates may increase by 25% - UNIAN news

Ukraine may cancel state regulation of food prices - UNIAN news

Corruption in Ukraine Aids Organized Crime Syndicates: US State Department - Sputnik International

Why Economies Of Ukraine and Russia Are Almost Inseparable - Hromadske International


Russia Says Kyiv Violates Ukraine Peace Deal Over Autonomy Laws -

External Influence Could Bring Kiev to Reason: Russia's Envoy to OSCE - Sputnik International

Russian launches military exercises from the Arctic to the Pacific, missiles in the Baltic and nuclear-capable bombers in Crimea - Business Insider

What's behind Russia's massive muscle-flexing? Virtually every unit, from paratroopers to antisubmarine forces, appears to be on drills - CSMonitor

Russia says drills prove ability to quickly deploy forces - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Russia sends nuclear capable 'Iskander' missile system to Kaliningrad -

VIDEO: Russian nuclear submarines takes part in large-scale military drills -

Russia Kicks Off Tank Drills With 1,500 Personnel in Western District - Sputnik International

Putin sends spy ships to Britain to intercept military communications - Daily Express

100,000 gather in central Moscow to celebrate the anniversary of Crimea reunification - RT News

Russia Was Ready for Crimea Nuclear Standoff, Putin Says in Documentary 'Crimea - Way Back Hom’ - Bloomberg Business

VIDEO (English subs): 'Crimea - Way Back Home' documentary, TV announcement - YouTube

VIDEO (English subs): 'Crimea - Way Back Home' documentary, Part 1 - - 

VIDEO (English subs): 'Crimea - Way Back Home' documentary,  Part 2 -

Boeing was hit by Buk: Submunitions that hit Malaysian Boeing coincide with warhead filling of the newest Russian anti-aircraft missile (PHOTOS) -

MH17: Did Sukhoi-25 take down passenger plane? Fighter jet designer says 'could not technically have shot down MH17’, allegations a cover-up -

Exclusive: From 'Red October' village, new evidence on downing of Malaysian plane over Ukraine - Reuters

Vladmir Babak and Reuters’ Missile Launch Witnesses – How Do They Fit With What We Know About MH17 So Far? - bellingcat


US Army Delays Ukraine Training in Effort to Preserve Ceasefire -

US should focus on economic support for Ukraine which is a more important priority: Defense Secretary Carter - Sputnik

Top US General in Europe: Arming Ukraine 'Isn't a Strategy' - Foreign Policy

Why Pentagon is hesitant to arm Ukraine - Yahoo News

Don’t send weapons to Ukraine, top Russian Kremlin critic says - The Washington Post

How The Ukrainian Diaspora In The US Is Funding The War Effort In East Ukraine -

US Plans Show-of-Force Exercise in E. Europe -

U.S. To Conduct Patriot Missile Test in Poland In Response to Russian Aggression - Interpreter_Mag

Here are all the NATO military ships in the black sea (SLIDESHOW)- Business Insider

Germany to send 500 troops for drills in Lithuania - The Peninsula Qatar


Merkel Not Going Along with Poroshenko - EIRNS

Seven EU Countries to Oppose New Anti-Russian Sanctions at Summit - Sputnik International

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Israel News - Mar 17, 2015

Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if reelected  - AFP

Netanyahu says Jerusalem as a whole to continue under Israel's control, blasts Livni/Herzog stances on the holy city - Algemeiner

If reelected, Netanyahu vows wave of E.Jerusalem building - Yahoo News

Israeli right-wingers scramble to woo 200,000-strong settler vote - THE DAILY STAR

Right-wing demonstration in Tel Aviv: A substantial proportion of demonstrators at Sunday's event were religious, and the settler movement dominated -

Opinion: Israel’s settlement enterprise has not blocked a two-state solution - Haaretz

Israeli Establishment Turns Back on Netanyahu Ahead of Election -

Business leaders see peace boost if Netanyahu loses Israeli election - Jewish Journal

Interview: Netanyahu era coming to an end, says former ally Lapid - Reuters

Kahlon rejects Netanyahu's Finance Ministry portfolio offer, citing lack of trust - Israel News, Ynetnews

How the parties stand on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process - Jerusalem Post

Israel Immigration Seen Fueling Housing Boom Amid Shortage - Bloomberg Business


Isaac Herzog's Op-Ed: My responsibility, my promise - The Times of Israel

VIDEO (English): Exclusive: Interview with Isaac Herzog - i24news

VIDEO: Isaac Herzog: "Israel not a Jewish state but a nation-state for Jews" - YouTube

Isaac Herzog: The front-runner in Israel's election comes from a distinguished family considered the Kennedy clan of Israel - usatoday

The Herzogs: Three generations of Israeli leadership - Ynetnews

Livni forgoes rotating premiership with Herzog - The Times of Israel

Former prime minister Ehud Barak endorses Isaac Herzog - Jerusalem Post

Arab Alliance Rises as Force in Israeli Elections -

Arab citizens of Israel face defining moment in election -

Joint Arab List leader Ayman Odeh Op-Ed: With Israeli Arabs united, this election can bring positive change to everybody - The Guardian

In private, Abbas, Palestinian officials reportedly voice hope that Benjamin Netanyahu will lose - Jerusalem Post

Hamas: Leftist Govt. Disaster 'No Less than Bibi' - Arutz Sheva

Out of tune? Arab-Israeli rapper calls on Palestinians to vote for the Joint Arab List in upcoming Israeli elections (VIDEO) - Al Bawaba

Israel’s female politicians are becoming more prominent: Women are a crucial part of the political parties’ strategy -


Source: Senate panel probing ‎possible Obama administration ties to anti-Netanyahu effort - Fox News

VIDEO: Obama Administration Against Bibi? - Senate Panel Probing Anti-Netanyahu Push - Fox News

White House Treading Carefully in Israeli Elections -

Benjamin Netanyahu claims foreign money is being used to help left-wing Zionist Union beat him - The Independent

Anti-Netanyahu Nonprofit Forms New Entity After Congress Says It Violated Tax Law - Washington Free Beacon

New Israel Fund Received More Than $1 Million From U.S. State Department - The Daily Caller

Background on the Latest Anti-NIF Campaign - New Israel Fund Australia Foundation

Israel boycott movement 'isn't working' says top trade envoy Amit Lang -

The Generational Divide in American Jews on Israel - The New Republic

Ex Mossad head predicts dramatic improvement in US-Israel relations if Netanyahu loses election - The Independent

Exclusive: Netanyahu Canceled Intel Briefing for U.S. Senators on Iran Dangers - TIME

VIDEO: Jon Voight Backs Netanyahu In New Ad: 'Obama Does Not Love Israel' - Fox Nation


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Israel News - Mar 12, 2015

POLL: As Israel vote looms, centre-left pulls ahead of PM Netanyahu's Likud - Yahoo News

Israel Elections 2015: Social And Economic Issues, Not Iran, Dominate Political Race -

Israel Election: Pocketbook Issues Trump Security Concerns -

Herzog claims Israel's economy is suffering due to overfocus on defense, vows only to raise defense budget if social needs are met - Arutz Sheva

Isaac Herzog says he trusts Obama "to get a good deal” with Iran, favors two state solution for the Palestinians - The Globe and Mail

Herzog: I'll evict settlers but only in an agreement and after talking to the settlers themselves, I may appoint an Arab minister - Arutz Sheva

Herzog: I want to unite, while Netanyahu divides - Ynetnews

Zionist Union unveils party platform - Ynetnews

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Isaac Herzog official election ad  - YouTube


As Election Day Nears, Benjamin Netanyahu Talks of a ‘Worldwide’ Effort to Defeat Him -

POLL: Netanyahu Support Among Democrats Plunges After Iran Speech -

Benjamin Netanyahu to blame for security failures, worsened relationship with US, former Mossad Chief says - Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu leads a nation with its own nuclear secrets, the country now has about 200 nuclear bombs and missile warheads - Washington Post

Jewish Congresswoman says Israeli voters should oust Benjamin Netanyahu for damaging the country’s relationship with the U.S –

Benjamin Netanyahu retreats on Palestinian state - Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu apologizes for campaign ad after union vows not to vote Likud - Ynetnews

Tens Of Thousands Attend Anti-Netanyahu Rally In Tel Aviv -

Lieberman says Israel should execute Arabs who carry out deadly attacks, although the death penalty is on the statute only one person has been executed in the country's history - Reuters


Israel’s Arab political parties have united for the first time - The Washington Post

POLL: Defying calls to boycott next week's vote, turnout among Israeli Arab voters is projected to rise (VIDEO) -

VIDEO: Israel’s Arab citizens brandish new electoral power - euronews

Head of joint Arab-Israel party Ayman Odeh: the surprise of the 2015 campaign - i24news

Israeli Election: Interview with Head of joint Arab-Israel party Ayman Odeh -

PA president Abbas voices support for Joint Arab List in Israeli elections - Israel Hayom

With eye to Israel's election, Palestinian Authority trying to prevent flare-up of tensions in West Bank - Jerusalem Post

PA holding 50 Islamic militants, fearing terror attack will give election to Likud - Haaretz

Concerns Rise Over Plots to Oust Abbas - US News

POLL: Gaza Residents Blame Hamas for Palestinian Division - The Tower

U.N. inquiry on Gaza war crimes seeks delay of report to June: statement - Reuters


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Ukraine/Russia News - Mar 10, 2015

Chairman and top Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee press Obama on military aid for Ukraine -

Corker, Menendez Send Letter to Obama Seeking Report on Defensive Lethal Assistance for Ukraine - US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Schedule of Hearings On U.S. Policy In Ukraine: Countering Russia and Driving Reform, Tue Mar 10 - US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

VIDEO: Sheduled Video of Victoria Nuland Testimony on US Policy Toward Ukraine, Tue Mar 10 -

Amid Looming Federal Corruption Charges, Sen.Menendez Pushes White House for Military Aid to Ukraine -

McCain joins Murphy in Connecticut to call for military support to Ukraine -

VIDEO: Murphy, McCain speak to Hartford’s Ukrainian community - FOX CT

German Ambassador: Last Month Obama Agreed With Merkel Not to Send Arms to Ukraine - ABC News

Germany Concerned about Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Germany downplays report of rift with NATO over Breedlove comments - Reuters

VIDEO: Exclusive Interview: NATO Commander in Europe Philip Breedlove on Ukraine - watch on -

European commission president Juncker calls for EU army, says this military development would persuade Russia the bloc is serious about defending its values - The Guardian

Ukraine Crisis: US Sending 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor To Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania For NATO Military Exercises -

NATO holds exercises in Black Sea (VIDEO) -

Russian Navy Spotted In Black Sea Ahead Of NATO Exercise -

Russian Jets Run ‘Attack Scenarios’ on NATO Ships - Washington Free Beacon

REPORT: Russia's Military Options in Ukraine: Gaming a Russian Offensive - Stratfor

VIDEO: A narrated animation outlining six offensive military options Russia could conduct in Ukraine - Stratfor

VIDEO: Stratfor's George Friedman discusses the concept of wargaming with an eye toward the Russia-Ukraine conflict - Stratfor

Putin Says He Decided To Take Crimea Just Hours After Yanukovych's Ouster -

VIDEO (Eng subs): Putin on Crimea: The Road to Motherland (documentary teaser) - YouTube

POLL: Surveys showing Crimeans content with secession from Ukraine -

Russia massing sophisticated weapons in Crimea: NATO - Business Standard News

Putin appeals to Southern European countries for EU sanctions relief - LA Times

POLL: Russia’s Anti-American Sentiment At Its Worst Since 1988 -


POLL: Ukrainians support neutrality between Europe and Russia, disagree on war -

Ukraine Says Rebels Violating Cease-Fire -

Ukraine accuses rebels of using heavy weapons near Mariupol - Yahoo News

Ukraine president says 64 soldiers killed since Feb 15 ceasefire - Yahoo News

Separatists say Kiev considering Donbass republics' proposals - Russia Beyond The Headlines

VIDEO: Female rebel fighters take part in Donetsk beauty pageant - RT

Poroshenko: Quarter of Ukraine’s industry stopped because of war - UNIAN news

Ukraine hopes to get its industry connected with global market, but faces isolation and crisis - AP

Ukraine's Economy Is Worse Than It Looks - Bloomberg View

Exclusive: IMF assumes Ukraine to get $15.4 billion from creditor talks - Reuters

Separatist leader Zakharchenko announces nationalization of Zasyadko mine where 34 miners have died this week

VIDEO: Ukrainian miners protest against Ukraine's government intentions to close down 12 state mines -

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Mar 7, 2015

Clinton created multiple email addresses on private server, data show (VIDEO) - Fox News

VIDEO: Hacker exposes Hillary Clinton had multiple private emails - Fox News

Source: Top Aides Used Clinton Secret Email Accounts at State Dept. -

Hillary's State Department used personal email widely, cited nine times by its own inspector general for improperly use - The Daily Caller

Clinton Wants You to See Her E-Mails, Except the Ones She Didn't Hand Over - Bloomberg Business

A Hillary Clinton Email That the State Department Could Not Find - The Atlantic

Clinton e-mail review could find security issues - The Washington Post

Experts tell Gawker: Hillary’s shoddy private e-mail security is a potential national security disaster - Hot Air

Clinton Email Domain Hosted by a Company That Was Hacked in 2010 and Had Data Redirected to Ukraine,  IP Address Reveals Link to British Virgin Islands -

6 questions that still need answers in the Hillary email controversy - The Washington Post

Hacker "Guccifer" first discovered Clinton's backchannel path - The Smoking Gun


It could be very long time before Hillary Clinton’s State Department e-mails see the light of day - The Washington Post

Exclusive: Internal cable from Clinton State Department office barred use of personal email - Fox News

Hillary’s State Dept. Forced The Resignation Of An Ambassador For Using Private E-Mail - TheHill

VIDEO: State Department Briefing: Hillary Clinton Emails -

White House was not aware that personal account was Clinton sole method of email and that she wasn’t keeping a record of her emails at the State Department - AP

White House alerted to potential Clinton email problem in August - POLITICO

VIDEO: Press Secretary Josh Earnest Asked About Hillary Email Scandal -


Associated Press Threatens Legal Action Over Request for Hillary Clinton Information -

Benghazi investigation gets boost with Clinton email revelations - Bloomberg

Dems denounce subpoena for Hillary Clinton emails - POLITICO

Emails show Clinton aides running interference during Benghazi attack - Fox News

Dad of SEAL Killed in Benghazi Blasts Hillary Over Records Exposed By JW - Judicial Watch


POLL: Clinton loses ground against GOP in hypothetical 2016 matchups - McClatchy DC

Former HHS secretary Donna Shalala to run Clinton Foundation as Hillary prepares possible 2016 run - Fox News

Men Make Up Top 8 Most Highly Compensated Clinton Foundation Employees, Key women earned 63 cents for every dollar key men made - The Weekly Standard

Gold Mine: Hillary Clinton’s Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept. Sent Country Billions - Breitbart

Clinton Can’t Shake Her Ties to Bob Menendez’s & His Pending Corruption Charges -

Clinton And Menendez’s Deep Ties - GOP


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Libya News - Mar 5, 2015

Oil fields burned by Islamic State militants, Libyan authorities say - EUROPE ONLINE

Airstrikes target purported Islamic State militants after they attack central Libyan oil field - Star Tribune

Libya Declares Force Majeure on Oil Fields in Central Region - WSJ

Libya asks U.N. for arms, jets, tanks to battle Islamic State: letter - Reuters

Italian Navy sending ships towards Libya's coast, energy group ENI owns offshore oil platforms and a pipeline -

Why Libya is ringing alarm bells in Italy - The Local

Italy rescues 1000 refugees from Mediterranean over two days, 10 people found dead - The Guardian

US official: ISIS Has Turned Libya Into New Support Base, Safe Haven (VIDEO) -

Libya FM: 5,000 Foreign Fighters Flock to Libya as ISIS Call for Jihadists -

ISIS Sets Sights on the Mediterranean -

Abdelhakim Belhadj, a U.S.-backed rebel, reportedly leads Islamic State in Libya - Washington Times

PHOTO: Would that be the same Abdelhakim Belhadj that SenJohnMcCain is so chummy with? Asking for a friend - Patrick Poole on Twitter


Libya: clashes between army-ISIS in central Benghazi -

Another Copt Beheaded in Libya as Patriarch Meets Families of 21 Martyrs - Breitbart

The Ancient Sites Now Under Threat From ISIS in Libya -

Egypt gearing up for major attack on militants in Libya - Washington Times


At the UN Security Council special envoy Leon warns Libya faces disintegration if political crisis is not resolved -

Libya crisis ‘festering,’ UN envoy Leon warns, urging decisive action to build national unity - United Nations News Centre

Coverage of Security Council Briefing on Festering Unrest in Libya - ReliefWeb

UN announce details of Libya peace talks, will discuss the positions of prime minister and deputy prime minister in the proposed national unity government - spyghana

Anti-ISIS deal between Tripoli, Tobruk 'never closer': UN special envoy -

UN report paints damning picture of foreign complicity in rearming Libya -

Rival forces in Libya carry out tit-for-tat strikes before UN talks -

Libya's Haftar appointed army chief for recognized government - Reuters


House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe, she ran her own email server while in office - The Washington Post

Using Private Email, Hillary Clinton Thwarted Record Requests -

Clinton’s E-Mail System Built For Privacy Though Not Security - Bloomberg Business

Why Clinton's Private Email Server Was Such a Security Fail - WIRED

Panel's head Democrat: Make Clinton's Benghazi emails public -

Hacked emails: Money from “wealthy Sunni Islamists in Saudi Arabia” financed Benghazi attack, Intel reportedly sent to Hillary Clinton by staffer -

State Dept. misled on Benghazi bombing three months before the Sept. 11 attack on the same compound? Declassified Pentagon documents show no response to previous terror strike -

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Avoids Email Scandal at Emily's List Gala, Teases Presidential Run - YouTube


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Ukraine/Russia News - Mar 4, 2015

In Bid To Halt Devaluation, Inflation Ukraine Raises Key Rate to World’s Highest Amid Hryvnia Rout - Bloomberg Business

Analyst: Ukraine unofficially has 272 percent inflation - The Washington Post

Ukraine central bank declares fourth-largest lender insolvent, it closed thirty banks last year and declared ten bankrupt since 2015 - Reuters

Ukraine agrees tough austerity package to gain $17.5bn IMF bailout, budget sees drastic pension cuts and energy bills tripling (VIDEO) - RT

VIDEO: 'Budget of genocide'? Ukraine makes amendments to meet IMF demands - RT

Ukrainian Economic Reforms are Humiliation for Populace: Putin - Sputnik International

Ukraine ranked fourth among world’s most miserable economies -

Ukraine's economy is starting to disintegrate: Polish Deputy PM - Reuters

Ukrainians are seeing signs the economy is cracking under the weight of war and the risk of default - Bloomberg

Ukraine Economy Crisis: Rebels Reportedly Open Donetsk Banks Amid Economic Collapse, Growing Black Market For Cash -

The Other Ukrainian Crisis: While most of the West focuses on Russia's next moves, it may be Ukraine's internal politics that determine the future of the region - Stratfor

Russia, Ukraine Reach Gas Deal For The Month Of March -

Russia and Ukraine Agree to Discuss Summer Gas Package - The Moscow Times

Ukraine is trying to end its dependence on Russian gas at the worst possible time - Business Insider

Russia Bans Crop Imports From Ukraine - Financial Tribune Daily

Russia, EU officials to discuss Ukraine-EU association agreement implementation - TASS

Ukraine: Ukraine Imposed Additional 5-10 Percent Duties on Import - USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

More on Ukraine additional import charge - Lexology

VIDEO: Watch Ukrainian Rada erupt in mass brawl - YouTube


Three servicemen dead as Kiev accuses Ukraine rebels of shelling - Reuters

EU, U.S. ready to step up sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated - Yahoo News

Obama extends for one year some sanctions against Russia, related to crisis in Ukraine - TASS

White House Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Ukraine - The White House

Top US military officer Dempsey backs arming Ukraine against separatists 'in the context of NATO allies’ - Yahoo News

Director of National Intelligence Clapper: Give Ukraine ‘Lethal Defensive Weapons’ -

US Soldiers Readying for Deployment to Train Ukrainian Forces -

Russia Warns NATO: Any Threat in Ukraine Could Warrant Military Response - Russia Insider

NATO Says Russia Moving Its Weapons Systems In Crimea -

Russia stepping up nuclear exercises amid events in Ukraine: NATO deputy chief -

Ukraine to take part in the NATO crisis management exercise CMX15 - MFA of Ukraine

Ukraine's neighbor Romania to host Portuguese troops for NATO policing mission in May - Star Tribune

Passenger planes dodged Russian bombers in Irish-controlled airspace -

Some 12,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine supporting rebels: U.S. commander Hodges - Reuters

Nemtsov's 'Evidence of Russian Troops in Ukraine' Taken by Police -

The story of a Russian soldier's war in Ukraine: "We all knew what we had to do and what could happen” - Euromaidan Press |

'It Is a Government Crime': The Coffins of Russia's Ghost Soldiers In Ukraine Are Coming Home - VICE News

VIDEO: Killed in "Unknown Circumstances": Russia's Ghost Army in Ukraine (Part 1) - VICE News

VIDEO: Russia’s Ghost Army in Ukraine (Part 2) - VICE News

Russia’s 17th Humanitarian Aid Convoy Leaves for Ukraine’s Donbas: EMERCOM - Sputnik International

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Feb 27, 2015

Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept. - The Washington Post

Green groups divided on Hillary Clinton's oil interest ties - Reuters

Hillary Clinton Won’t Talk About Keystone. And Greens Are OK With That. -

Hillary Clinton’s Complex Corporate Ties - WSJ

Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial HSBC bank - The Guardian

Hillary Clinton paid $300,000 for her Silicon Valley speech to explain what ails the middle class (VIDEO) - Yahoo Finance

No Crudités, but Hillary Clinton Still Has a Long List of Demands for Speeches -

Hillary’s State Department OK’d Bill Clinton’s big-money speeches - POLITICO

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Psaki defends Clinton Foundation donation - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Psaki: Ethics Deal Broken By The Clinton Foundation? No problem - whitehousedossier

White House dodges questions on Clinton Foundation donations - Washington Times

VIDEO: White House spokesman dodges questions on Clinton Foundation donations - YouTube

Carly Fiorina criticizes Clinton over foundation money - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Carly Fiorina Ramps Up Hillary Clinton Attacks - YouTube

Clinton Foundation: 2010 donation broke Obama administration agreement -


POLL: Clinton leads big in Iowa, new poll finds - Bradenton Herald

POLL: Hillary Clinton leading all of her potential Republican candidates - Public Policy Polling

Hillary Clinton Will Run 'As a Female Candidate' in 2016 -

The maps that show why Hillary Clinton is likely to continue talking about gender - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton calls Silicon Valley out for gender inequality, says women still can’t seem to access equal pay as men - The Michigan Chronicle

As senator, Clinton paid women 72 cents for each dollar paid to men - Washington Free Beacon

VIDEO: Fox News Covers Free Beacon Report on Hillary's Equal Pay Hypocrisy - YouTube

Hillary Clinton dinged for 'All Madam President's Men,' her near all-male staff - Washington Times


Officials: Hillary Clinton's war on Libya damaged U.S. intelligence, Gadhafi helped U.S. target Qaeda figures and thwart attacks - Washington Times

Hillary Clinton takes fire from Democrats as Libya chaos creates terrorist safe haven - Washington Times

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: Libya a 'magnet' for terrorism - Washington Times

Libya: Hold Policymakers Accountable For Another Washington War Gone Bad -

State Dept Documents Reveal Top Hillary Clinton Advisers Knew Immediately That Assault on Benghazi Was Armed Attack - Judicial Watch

Full Text of the State Department Benghazi Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch - Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch Forces Obama Administration to Release Pentagon Benghazi Attack Documents - Judicial Watch

Full Text of the Pentagon Benghazi Attack Docs - Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch: Pentagon knew truth on Benghazi at start and tied attack to Qaeda affiliate, Clinton did not take any steps to coordinate with the military and protect the killed Americans (VIDEO) - newsmax

VIDEO: Judicial Watch president talks ‘smoking gun’ emails on Benghazi -

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton Won't Be 'Considered For The Higher Office' Because Of Benghazi (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

London mayor: Hillary Clinton thinks Europe is being ‘wimpy’ against Putin - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton: Can 'never condone' what Edward Snowden did - Washington Times

Dissident lawyer flatly contradicts Hillary Clinton’s account of rescuing him from house arrest in China - National Post


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 25, 2015

Moscow threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine - Reuters

Russia demands Ukraine pay for natural gas shipped directly to rebel-held areas of the country - Bloomberg Business

Medvedev warns Kiev to pay for “separatist” gas -

Naftogaz CEO: Kiev plans to increase reverse gas supplies from Europe - TASS

No Time for Laughter: Gas Prices in Ukraine to Increase Fourfold on April 1 - Sputnik International

European Gas Prices Rise as Russia Limits Supplies to Ukraine - Bloomberg Business

Ambitious EU blueprint for energy union to loosen Russian grip on gas - The Guardian

EU courts Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan gas as Russian links sour -

Russia Lays Groundwork for New Gas Pipeline in Europe - VOA

Pipeline politics: new gas route revives Russian rivalry with West - Reuters

Hungary’s Viktator says Europe needs Russia - Georgia Straight

EU concerned about Hungary-Russia nuclear deal - Vatican Radio


Ukraine's hryvnia closes 11.1 percent lower on Tuesday,  It has halved in value since the start of this year after tumbling by 50% in 2014 - Reuters

Ukraine Tightens Capital Controls as Hryvnia Drop Fuels Risk - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine Signals It Needs Cash Fast as Capital Controls Tightened - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine Creditors Face Harsher Terms as Hryvnia Dives, BofA Says - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine company bonds slide as currency controls tightened - Reuters

Conflict clouds Ukraine’s debt distress -

Russia Not Considering Restructuring Ukraine's Debt - Sputnik International

VIDEO: Ukraine conflict: economic consequences - DW.DE

VIDEO: Ukraine economy in free fall - inflation, energy tariffs soar - RT

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Food prices soar in Donetsk as currency collapses and supply falls - Telegraph

Yatseniuk suspends management of State Fiscal Service and orders corruption investigation - UNIAN news

Ukraine's Tarnished Poster Child for Reform - Bloomberg View


Ukraine Says Russian-Backed Rebels Still Attacking -

Rebels’ claim of weapons withdrawal ‘empty words’, Ukraine says - Reuters

Ukraine Signs Defense Deal With UAE, To Buy Weapons -

Ukraine concludes 20 contracts on arms supply at IDEX-2015 show: Poroshenko - TASS

VIDEO: Poroshenko purchasing new weapons -

Poroshenko pledges to return Crimea to Ukraine -

VIDEO: Most Crimeans backs Mother Russia's tough love, one year on - AFP

Ukrainian Separatists Take Two Towns in Push on Key Port Mariupol -

VIDEO: Militants move tanks towards Mariupol amid fears of major offensive -

Amnesty report: Cluster bombs have been used in Ukraine conflict by both sides - AP

Putin says "apocalyptic" war unlikely with Ukraine - GlobalPost

Russia rejects beefed up OSCE Ukraine border monitoring - GlobalPost

Four Russian Drones Violate Ukrainian Airspace in One Day -

Russia Sends 16th Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Donbas: Emergencies Ministry - Sputnik International

POLL: More Americans still oppose (53%) than favor (41%) the U.S. sending arms and military supplies to the Ukrainian government - Pew Research Center

US arming Kiev would ‘explode’ situation in E. Ukraine: Russian Foreign Ministry - RT News

Britain to send military advisers to Ukraine, announces Cameron - The Guardian

Pentagon chief Ash Carter warns Russia on nukes - POLITICO


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 19, 2015

Russia-backed rebels capture key city Debaltseve in devastating blow to Ukraine -

VIDEO: Rebel flag of Novorossia has been hoisted above Debaltseve - YouTube

Poroshenko says the withdrawal was "planned and organised" but soldiers say “we didn't hear anything about an order to pull out” - AFP

Soldiers share Debaltseve horrors, pull back made by commanders on the ground when they saw the situation catastrophic - Guardian

VIDEO (English ubs): Ukrainian soldiers talk about their flight from Debaltseve Cauldron -

Reports Of At Least 38 Dead And 167 Wounded Arriving In Artyomovsk - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO: Body bags bear witness to Ukrainian deaths near Debaltseve - YouTube

Statement by the President Poroshenko on the situation in Debaltseve (VIDEO) - Official web-site of President of Ukraine

VIDEO: Footage shows Ukrainian troops withdrawing from Debaltseve - BBC

VIDEO: Footage of Ukrainian troops surrender in Debaltseve - YouTube

Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko 'recovering from injury’ in Debaltseve - Yahoo News

VIDEO (English subs): Interview with Zaharchenko in hospital alongside Igor Plotnitsky -

Militants in Donbas use advanced weapons to attack troops in Debaltseve: NATO -

Russian Surface-To-Air Missile System Near Debaltseve (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag

Buzzfeed Displays Russian Tanks at Debaltsevo - Interpreter_Mag

Ukraine NSDC calls for UN-mandated peacekeepers after rebels take key town - Yahoo News

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Poroshenko at the NSDC meeting on Debaltsevo - YouTube

The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine - Foreign Policy

Ukraine Bonds Slide Most on Record on Troop Withdrawal Concern - Bloomberg Business

VIDEO: Ukrainian Economy on Verge of Collapse Amid Troop Moves - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine GDP tanks 15% as fighting drags on -

Ukraine's hryvnia weakens 3 pct on fraying ceasefire deal - Reuters

Ukraine seen pushing back debt repayments amid economic struggles - Reuters

Dollar mortgage crisis in Ukraine (VIDEO) - euronews, economy

Gas price for consumers will rise by 280%, heat supply by 66%: Bank of Ukraine Head - Censor.NET

Russia remains Ukraine’s major trading partner in 2014: Ukrainian statistics service - TASS


Ukraine's Economy Needs Russia - Stratfor


White House Claims Eastern Ukraine separatists, Russia Fail to Live up to Minsk Deal - Sputnik International

Pentagon: Defeat of Debaltseve doesn't tip scale to arm Ukraine, "a U.S. military solution is not going to be had here” -

EU accuses Ukraine separatists of violating ceasefire, threatens action - Yahoo News

Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the violation of the ceasefire in Debaltseve - European Union - EEAS

Merkel: Europe committed to partnership with Russia, "We want to shape European peace order together with Russia, not against Russia” - UNIAN

POLL: Germans strongly back Merkel's handling of Ukraine crisis - dpa news

Russian draft resolution on Ukraine passed by UN Security Council - RT News

Putin says some countries supplying weapons to Ukraine - UNIAN news

Ukrainian government created Black Book of Kremlin's crimes against Ukraine - Euromaidan Press

REPORT: Full Text of the “Kremlin Black Book” Detailing Russia's Crimes Against Ukraine - Government of Ukraine

Russia shelled Ukrainians from within its own territory, says study - The Guardian

'We saw a glow, they were burned alive’, Ukrainian soldiers recall attacks by Grad launchers and heavy artillery which they are convinced came from within Russia - The Guardian

REPORT: Origin of Artillery Attacks on Ukrainian Military Positions in Eastern Ukraine Between 14 July 2014 and 8 August 2014 - bellingcat

Russian Top Military Commander Lentsov Allegedly Leading Ukraine’s Separatists in Debaltseve - Global Voices

VIDEO (Russian): Russian Military Commander Lentsov denies he was in Debaltseve - YouTube

Amnesty International finds 'deplorable lack of progress' in Ukraine into probe of Euromaidan deaths (VIDEO) -


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 17, 2015


Battle Rages for Debaltseve Town Where Ukraine Rebels Reject Cease-Fire - Reuters

Ukrainian military rejects rebel offer of corridor out of Debaltseve - Reuters

OSCE says Ukraine rebels turn back monitors from Debaltseve - Reuters

Ukraine army and Russian-backed separatists refuse to withdraw heavy weapons - Telegraph

VIDEO (Eng subs): Separatist PM Alexandr Zakharchenko's interview on the streets of Debaltesve - YouTube

VIDEO (Eng subs): Separatist PM Zakharchenko talks to Ukrainian POWs in Debaltseve - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine separatists shell Debaltseve - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

Escape from Debaltseve: How One Convoy Made It Out of Ukraine's Besieged City  - VICE News


Fighting In Shirokino, Near Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Releases Footage Of Fighting In Mariupol -


The Ukraine army confirms 5 KIA,25 WIA for day 1 of the ceasefire. Actual numbers are much higher. 8 KIA,27 WIA among Azov/Donbas battalions ONLY! - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


The untold story of the Maidan massacre. How did the shooting begin? Protest organisers have always denied any involvement - but one man told the BBC a different story (VIDEO) - BBC


Ukraine Bonds Drop on Debt Restructuring, Strains in Cease-Fire - Bloomberg Business


New Ukraine Bailout Deal May Mean MultiBillion-Dollar Pain for Creditors - WSJ


As IMF Extends $17.5 Billion Credit To Kiev, Gazprom Demands Debt Repayment -


Ukraine to spend $1 billion on strategic gas reserve to counter Russia - Business Insider


Is a New Russia-Ukraine “Gas War” Coming? - CIS 


Multibillionaire Kolomoisky files claim worth $180 mln against Ukraine over oil and gas deals -


While Ukraine's Economy Crashes, It's Sweet Business for Poroshenko - Sputnik International



EU gets tough with Russian military leaders – and Soviet-era 'Sinatra', Sanctions slapped on 9 organisations and 19 individuals - Guardian

U.S. Blames Russia And Separatists, Urges Them To 'Immediately' Halt Ukraine Attacks -

Press Statement of State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki: Cease-fire Violations in Ukraine -

POLL: Americans See Islamic State, Terrorism as Graver Threats Than Russia, Ukraine -

Putin meets Security Council to discuss Ukraine -

Russia carries out snap check of paratroopers in western Russia - Reuters


Russian Navy Holds Live Fire Exercise in Mediterranean - Sputnik International


East Ukrainian Republics Demand Non-Alliance Status for Ukraine, should Kiev join NATO they will consider the Minsk agreement null and void - Sputnik International


Ukraine crisis: What is Novorossiya role? - BBC News


Georgia calls in Ukraine envoy over ex-president Saakashvili's role in Kiev - Yahoo News


Poroshenko says Saakashvili to become a Ukraine’s representative abroad, Ex-Georgian president says will coordinate Ukraine arms supplies issue -


How to Lose Friends and Alienate People? Hire Saakashvili (VIDEO) - Sputnik International - Georgian MP nominated for top prosecution role in Ukraine -


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Libya News - Feb 16, 2015


Video released by the Islamic State shows 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya - The Long War Journal

VIDEO: Official IS Video Showing The Beheading Of  21 Christians In Libya: 'A Message Signed With Blood To The Nation Of The Cross’ - Vimeo

Latest Islamic State's Dabiq magazine includes article on the 21 Egyptians Christians, incl screenshots of today's video - Pieter Nanninga on Twitter

Full text of Dabiq 7, latest issue of the Islamic State magazine -

Coptic Christian Woman Unwittingly Becomes Focal Point of Islamic Clash With Christianity -


Sisi warns of response after Islamic State kills 21 Egyptians in Libya - Reuters


VIDEO: Egypt President Sisi condemns 'inhuman criminal killers’ - BBC News


Last week Islamic 'State of Sinai’ claimed 8 decapitations of alleged Egyptians and Israeli agents in North Sinai - Daily News Egypt


Egyptian Police Prevent Two Islamic State Suicide Attacks in Sinai - Sputnik International



New UN rights report depicts ‘turmoil, lawlessness’ in Libya (full report included) - United Nations News Centre

Libya official warns on spread of Islamic State militant threat - Reuters

Islamic State 'province' in Libya claims capture of town, seizes buildings including radio and television stations in Sirte - The Long War Journal

Libya's El Sarir oil pipeline remains halted after sabotage: official - Reuters

VIDEO: Explosion at Libya's El-Sarir Oil Field - Yahoo Yahoo UK

Libyan army says retook 2 oilfields from Islamic State - Worldbulletin News

Libya Warns of Oil Shutdown as Attacks Escalate - Bloomberg Business

The Battle for Libya’s Oil - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


With Oil Fields Under Attack, Libya's Economic Future Looks Bleak - NPR


Italy suspends Libya embassy operations and evacuates citizens, says it is ready to lead a coalition to battle against the advance of jihadi groups in Libya - THE DAILY STAR


Italy seeks military help as Islamic State seizes Gadaffi home town Sirte - The Times


Italy attempting rescue of 1,000 migrants in Mediterranean -


VIDEO: Italy: Coastguard moves to rescue at least 1,000 boat migrants - euronews


Islamic State Sprouting Limbs Beyond Its Base -


U.S. officials: Islamic State’s expanding network of affiliates raises fears of new global war on terror - Dallas Morning News


VIDEO: Is Islamic State in control of affiliates in Libya and other countries ? - CNN Video


White House says Congress shouldn't sidestep Islamic State measure, saying lawmakers must not "take a pass” - Reuters


Sunday show wrap-up: Islamic State dominates - TheHill


Benghazi Committee ‘Confirmed’ Forthcoming Testimony From Hillary Clinton, Will Interview White House Officials -


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 13, 2015

Ukraine cease-fire deal announced by Putin after marathon Minsk talks - Fox News

Key points of new Ukraine peace plan - Yahoo News

Full text of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine crisis - Telegraph

Ukraine ceasefire: Putin and Poroshenko disagree over autonomy of separatist regions -

VIDEO: Putin briefs press after marathon Minsk talks on Ukraine peace deal - YouTube

Poroshenko: Ukraine did not agreed to federalization or even autonomy to the Eastern region in Minsk talks - Fox News

Full text: Poroshenko on the ceasefire agreement - PRAGUE POST

Ukraine is to define Donbas territories with special status by mid-March: document - TASS

Ukraine’s new constitution to come into force by end of 2015 - TASS

New Ukraine agreement envisages restoring Kiev’s economic ties with Donbas - TASS

Court cancels the decision of Kiev concerning refuse of payments of pensions in the Eastern regions - Novorossia Today

Ukraine crisis: Donetsk rebels tout deal as path towards recognition -

Leaders of Ukraine's self-proclaimed republics sign documents on Donbas settlement, "All points need additional attention. The negotiations still continue” -

VIDEO: Separatist community in Donetsk downbeat on Ukraine ceasefire deal - euronews

VIDEO: More reactions in east Ukraine after Minsk deal announcement - Federal Times

Moscow will continue providing Donbas citizens with political support: Russia’s EU envoy - TASS

VIDEO: Russia’s EU envoy: a Ukrainian law should establish autonomous status of Donbass - CNN Video

Close Friend of Russian Leader Takes Role as a Negotiator for Ukraine -

Ukraine's Poroshenko Puts Detained Pilot Savchenko on Center Stage in Minsk - The Moscow Times

Russian State Duma says no automatic release for Savchenko - UNIAN news

Russia to Send 14th Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Southeastern Ukraine - Sputnik International

Russia Holds Largest-Ever Strategic-Missile Manuevers -

France May Now Sell Warships to Russia As Early As Next Week - Interpreter_Mag



Ukraine says rebels strengthened by tanks, missiles from Russia while marathon four-nation talks were taking place - Yahoo News

Putin says rebels want encircled Ukraine troops in Debaltseve to surrender - Yahoo!7

Vladimir Putin's statement on Debaltseve - President of Russia

US sending around 600 paratroopers to Ukraine to train troops - Fox News

Even if Obama decides to send U.S. weaponry to Ukraine delivery could take months, officials say - WSJ

Lethal Arms Are Not What Ukraine Needs -

Latest News from the Battles for Debaltseve - Censor.NET

Militants attack village of Shyrokyne near Mariupol: defense headquarters - UNIAN news

2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 21 got wounded in the last 24 hours - NSDC of Ukraine on Twitter


Ukraine Offers Battlefield Bonuses to Rally Troops - Bloomberg Business


Ukrainians Evading Draft May Face Five Years in Prison - Sputnik International

Amnesty International declares arrested anti-war journalist in Ukraine prisoner of conscience - TASS

NYT whites out Ukraine’s brown shirts: a story from Mariupol hailing the Azov battalion without noting its neo-Nazi fighters - Consortiumnews

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Is Not Neo-Nazi, But Some People In Battalion Are - Hromadske on Twitter

Croatian volunteers ‘fighting for Ukrainian army in Donbas’ - UNIAN news

Moscow urges Croatia, other countries to stop mercenaries’ involvement in Ukraine - TASS


IMF, Ukraine Agree To $17.5 Billion Deal, part of an larger four-year, $40 billion funding package -

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Ukraine -

Transcript of a Press Conference on Ukraine by Managing Director Christine Lagarde -

VIDEO: Lagarde: IMF reached an agreement with the Ukraine government -

World Bank to provide up to USD 2 bn in aid to Ukraine - NewsHub

Ukraine's new bail-out: The austerity to come - The Economist

With IMF loan in hand, Gazprom calls on Kiev to settle debt -

Ukraine is heading for a total economic collapse - Quartz


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 10, 2015


Obama says arming Ukraine on the table if diplomacy with Russia fails, he has not yet decided whether to approve such a plan  - Fox News

Democrats Are Now Pushing Obama to Give Guns to Ukraine - The Daily Beast

Kerry Tells Lawmakers He's for Arming Ukraine - Bloomberg View

Senators launch Ukraine Caucus - TheHill

Senator John McCain statement on remarks by President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Ukraine -

VIDEO: Obama, Merkel hint at disagreements on Ukraine -

VIDEO: President Obama and Chancellor Merkel Full Press Conference -

TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in Joint Press Conference - The White House


German Defense Minister Says Giving Arms To Ukraine Would Be 'Catalyst' For War -


UK not to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine: foreign secretary - TASS


Spanish foreign minister warns against weapons for Ukraine - TASS


Le Pen Denounces Ukraine's 'War Crimes,' Calls for Dialogue With Russia - Sputnik International


Poland ready to back a US move to arm Ukraine -


Arming Ukraine is a ''Logical Move,'' Says Lithuania Minister -


Fico: Slovakia ready to supply more gas to Ukraine, but no arms - The Slovak Spectator


China opposes US plans to supply arms to Ukraine: Foreign Ministry - TASS


Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea - Foreign Policy


Don't arm Ukraine, Russia is seeking to defend a vital strategic interest -



Russia's Putin says Kiev on 'dead-end track fraught with catastrophe' in east Ukraine - Reuters

Putin says Ukrainians have to agree among selves to end crisis, Kiev must hold dialogue with Donbas separatists to end conflict - Yahoo News

Putin will not accept ultimatums over Ukraine, Renews blame on West - AFP

Excerpts of Putin Interview to Al-Ahram daily - TASS

Putin Full Interview to Al-Ahram daily -

POLL: Anti-American Attitude of Russians 'Worst It Has Been in 25 Years': Levada Center - Interpreter_Mag

CHART: Anti-Americanism is exploding in Russia - Vox

EU delays sanctions by a week to support Ukraine peace talks - Reuters

Donetsk militia assume full control over the village of Logvinovo, block strategic highway near embattled Debaltseve - TASS


City of Debaltseve emerges as a tipping point in Ukraine’s war -


Desperation and Destruction in Contested Ukraine City Debaltseve -


VIDEO (short version): Bloody aftermath of DPR’s battle for Logvinovo town on vital road to Debaltseve -


VIDEO (Eng subs, long version): Combat footage: separatists take Logvinovo locking the Debaltseve "cauldron” -


VIDEO: Rebels send more heavy weapons to front line in Debaltseve -


The worst case – The pocket of Debaltseve closes, trapping thousands of Ukrainian troops - Conflict Report


Separatists: Kiev Orders to Mine Entire Rail Infrastructure in Debaltseve - Sputnik


Ukraine releases names of Russian soldiers killed in Debaltseve - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


Soldiers' Mother Head in Prikumya Charged with Fraud; Raised Cases of Russian Soldiers Killed in Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Absolutely MASSIVE explosion rocking a Donetsk chemical plant, mistaken by locals for NUCLEAR blast - YouTube


The Claim Donbass Rebels Are after Crimea Land Bridge Is Absurd - Russia Insider


Ukraine Passes Law Allowing Military to Shoot Deserters - Newsweek


Newsweek article on Ukrainian deserters falls prey to Russian propaganda -


Ukrainian reporter Ruslan Kotsaba ‘charged with high treason’ after calls to dodge draft (VIDEO) - RT News


Transcript of Court Ruling against Ruslan Kotsaba, Ukraine Anti War Journo -


VIDEO: Another local protest against mobilization in Ukraine. This time in Velikaya Znamenka, Zaporozhie Oblast - Military Studies on Twitter



Donors plan Ukraine conference in April to raise $15 billion - Yahoo News

Ukraine calls parliament to discuss budget changes for IMF deal - Reuters

Ukraine Bailout: What Will It Take to Dodge Default in Wartime? - Bloomberg Business


Ukraine's Economy Is Collapsing And The West Doesn't Seem To Care -


Hryvnia official rate again hits new historic low - almost UAH 25 to dollar - UNIAN news


Gas transit via Ukraine in 2014 down 27.8%, import by 30.4% - TASS


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Ukraine News - Feb 5, 2015


Obama Pentagon nominee Carter says he would “very much incline" toward arming Ukraine - Yahoo News

White House may disagree with Carter on arms to Ukraine - Washington Times

White House: Supplying Ukraine to rival Russia’s weapons ‘unrealistic’ - Worldbulletin News

Lawmakers push Obama to send military aid to Ukraine - The Columbus Dispatch

Text of the Letter to President Obama by Senators Urging Military Assistance To Ukraine - BuzzFeed News

France not planning to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine: defence minister - Reuters

Poland cool on Ukraine military aid (VIDEO) - euronews

Critics say sending arms to Kiev would be big gamble for U.S. - Reuters


Opinion: What the Flournoy and Friends' Plan To Arm Ukraine's Army Fails To Take Into Account - Defense One


Opinion: Why Arming the Ukrainians is a Bad Idea - Brookings Institution


Russians present in Ukraine in specialist roles: U.S. envoy - Reuters


NATO: Russia has deployed modern missiles in Donbas - Censor.NET


Kremlin pursues military modernization despite economic woes - AP


Tracking the Weapons Used to Fight Ukraine's War -


US State Department: Russia and militants to blame for conflict in Donbas - UNIAN news


Volunteer Now! Russia Makes It Easy To Fight In Ukraine -


Russia frees woman accused of treason over Ukraine: husband - Reuters


POLL: 82% of Crimeans support annexation - UNIAN news



Advancing Ukraine rebels appear to capture frontline town - Reuters

Ukraine crisis: Deadly shelling hits rebel stronghold of Donetsk - CBS News

VIDEO: Aftermath of shelling of Donetsk hospital. Casualties - Military Studies on Twitter

Ukraine says lost five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours - Reuters

Here is the updated Ukraine army death toll list - marqs on Twitter

OSCE confirms Luhansk was shelled with cluster munitions - TASS


Ukrainian Military Claims Destruction Of Enemy Tanks Outside Debaltsevo - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Tank battle between Russian backed forces & Ukraine caught on film near Debaltseve - Military Studies on Twitter


Luhansk Carries Out First Air Attack Against Kiev-Led Forces - Sputnik International


Ukraine to Call Up Women Over 20 for Armed Forces -


Hacked Documents Reveal Ukrainian Military in Dire Conditions - Global Research


Ukraine will not be a federation but will remain a unitary state: Poroshenko - TASS



Ukraine calls for further military and financial support - The Guardian

IMF Said to Seek Limit to Ukraine Bailout Share as War Escalates - Bloomberg Business

Ukraine's new bail-out: Nothing yet - The Economist

Collapsing economy is second front in Ukraine's war -

Chinese rating agency Dagong doubts Ukraine can repay debt using internal resources - TASS


Hryvnia official rate again hits new historic low of UAH 16.72 to dollar - UNIAN news


Putin says Ukraine needs to repay a $3 billion loan because Russia needs the money to fight its financial crisis - Business Insider India


Bread prices in Ukraine to go up by 14% in February - TASS


Welcome to the most corrupt nation in Europe - The Guardian


EU Pressured Kiev to Sign Association Deal, Ukrainian Ex-PM Says - Sputnik International


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Syria/Iraq News - Feb 4, 2015


Jordanian Pilot Al-Kaseasbeh Purportedly Burned Alive In New Islamic State Video -

PHOTOS: Jordanian pilot al-Kaseasbeh burning live in a cage -

VIDEO: Full 22 Minute Islamic State Video of Jordanian Pilot Al-Kaseasbeh Burned Alive - vidme

A rush summary of the 22-minute IS video titled "Healing the Believers’ Chests” -

New issue of IS magazine Dabiq includes interview with Jordanian pilot at page 34, (link to the full magazine) - Harald Doornbos on Twitter

Jordan confirms grisly death of pilot held by Islamic State - Toronto Star

Jordan to execute Iraqi after Islamic State claims to have killed pilot - The Globe and Mail

VIDEO: Obama comment on the death of the Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State - YouTube

US special forces 'deployed from helicopters' into IS capital in vain attempt to rescue Jordanian pilot: Report -


After death of Mouath al-Kasaesbeh, U.S. announces $1B plan for aid increase to Jordan - Washington Times


Muath al-Kaseasbeh: Live updates after Jordanian pilot 'burned alive by Islamic State' - Mirror Online


VIDEO: Islamic State Beheads Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto - LeakSource


ISIS throws man off tower block for 'being gay' then stone him when he SURVIVED the fall - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: ISIS throw man off building for being gay, crowd stones him to death - YouTube


Syria 'adultress' survives jihadist stoning: monitor - Yahoo News


Islamic State distributing video game that allows players to play role of an Islamist and kill Westerners - Daily Mail Online


Islamic State fighters ransack Mosul’s historic libraries, burn books - THE DAILY STAR


UNESCO deplores ‘cultural cleansing’ of Iraq as armed extremists ransack Mosul libraries - United Nations News Centre


WFP alarmed by pictures of Islamic State logos on its Syria food parcels - Reuters


PHOTOS: IS Rebranding Stolen UN Food Rations with Its Own Logo - MUNCHIES


IS Opens Market for Spoils Stolen from Christians in Mosul - Breitbart



Islamic State in disarray, retreating from Kobane villages without resistance - Rudaw

VIDEO: Kurdish fighters celebrate victory over Isis in Kobani with traditional dance through streets -

Obama team: Success against Islamic State in Kobani, The battle seen as a test of whether the airstrikes could halt the terrorists -

Allied airstrikes continue to target Islamic State near Kobani: statement - Reuters

Islamic State admits defeat in Kobani; blames airstrikes -

VIDEO: Islamic State fighters: Airstrikes behind Kobani withdrawal - CNN Video

VIDEO: Kobane: Islamic State 'apocalypse' - BBC

ISIS Raqqa 'Governor' Allegedly Executed, Prompting Wave Of Arrests For Defection -


ISIS al-Hisba Head Flees Raqqa After Failed Coup; Islamic State Executes Co-Conspirators -


Islamic State Egyptian treasurer 'steals Zakat funds' and flees to Turkey -


ISIS getting 'desperate,' struggling to replenish fighters - CBC News


Disillusioned Islamic State recruits discover that it is a lot harder to leave than to join, The Syrian Observatory says the group has killed 120 of its own members in the past six months - Yahoo News


Hackers posing as beautiful women sent 'selfies' to Syrian rebels on Skype... and stole battle plans with hidden viruses - Daily Mail Online


Kurdish fighters in Iraq struggle to hold gains against IS - Yahoo News


Peshmerga forces report more gains against ISIS in Kirkuk and Mosul - ARA News


Islamic State chemical weapons expert trained under Saddam killed in airstrike near Mosul - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: Kurdish peshmerga take on Islamic State near Kirkuk -


Kurdish forces free oil workers at Kirkuk crude station: officials - Reuters


Another Yazidi mass grave allegedly found near Sinjar, The bodies of 20 Kurdish Yazidi children, youths and seniors discovered - BasNews


The Hague to investigate Kurdish Yazidi genocide, International Criminal Court (ICC) expected to announce a decision soon - BasNews


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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 3, 2015


Officials Say U.S. Considers Supplying Arms to Ukraine Forces, Report Urges to Send $3 billion in Weapons and Equipment -

U.S. has not made decision on lethal support for Ukraine: State Department - Fox News

White House adviser: More weapons not the answer to Ukraine crisis - Reuters

Military conflict between US and Russia over Ukraine would be unwise: President Obama on CNN - Firstpost

VIDEO: Obama on Russian relations - CNN Video

Obama asks for $168 Mln to counter Russia, the budget includes also $789 Mln to expand US military presence in Europe - Sputnik

Italian Newspaper: U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade Heading to Ukraine to Train Forces - AR15.COM

Merkel: Germany won't give weapons to Ukraine, favors talks - Yahoo News

Russia's Putin is "extremely concerned", calls for end to fighting in east Ukraine:TASS - Reuters

Experts fear US military aid to Ukraine would be dangerous move - GlobalPost


Opinion: Arming Ukraine Is Still a Terrible Idea - The American Conservative


Analysis: Ukraine’s Conflict With Russia Isn't America's Fight, Part 2 -


Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev separately warn about Ukraine crisis blowing out of control - National Post


REPORT: Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do - Brookings Institution


VIDEO: Presentation of the findings in the report entitled "Preserving Ukraine's Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do."- YouTube


West must be ready for long standoff with Russia: NATO official - Yahoo News


Keynote address by NATO Deputy Secretary General: Russia’s aggression is a game-changer in European security - NATO


VIDEO: NATO Secretary General's Annual Report 2014: Press Conference - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Introduction and Press conference by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, for the launch of the Annual Report 2014 - NATO


REPORT: The Secretary General's Annual Report 2014 - NATO


LPR parliament speaker says Kiev army uses NATO-marked munitions in eastern Ukraine - TASS


Putin s humanitarian convoy: 80 trucks arrive in Donetsk, 90 in Luhansk -  Ukrinform


Russia's Emergencies Ministry to form extra humanitarian convoy carrrying building materials to Donbas next week - TASS


Russian Soldiers' Mothers Organisation Reports Complaints Of Conscripts Forced To Sign Contracts, Sent To Rostov Region - Interpreter_Mag


Russia Begins WMD Defense Drills in Armenia and Near Ukraine - Sputnik International


Sanctions Send Russia's Gazprom East to Find Financing, Chinese Agency Dagong Assigned Gazprom its Highest AAA Credit Rating on Monday - The Moscow Times



Ukraine separatists vow to mobilise 100,000 fighters - Yahoo News UK

VIDEO: 'DPR will mobilise five additional brigades before spring’: Zakharchenko - YouTube

Ukraine Rebels Upbeat After an Infusion of Aid -

Kuchma: DPR, LPR envoys threatened in Minsk to resume full-scale fighting unless their demands are met -

Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels in Debaltseve - Yahoo News

Ukrainian Reinforcements, Including Attack Helicopters, Seen Headed Towards Debaltseve - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO: What It's Like To Get Trapped Inside Devastating Debaltseve Battle In East Ukraine - YouTube

The Ukrainian line of defense further collapses: the fall of Nikishyne - Conflict Report


Ukraine Says It Still Holds Uglegorsk (Vuhlehirsk) But Russia Is Pouring In Fighters And Drones - Interpreter_Mag


PHOTO: This is wounded Ukraine militia leader Semenchenko now - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


Separatists captured near Debaltseve confirm they were trained by Russian officers (VIDEO) - Censor.NET


Ukraine: Horror of civilian bloodshed in indiscriminate attacks by both sides - Amnesty International


Ukraine's war is getting worse and not everyone wants to fight, Whether out of fear or political frustration some are dodging the Kiev government’s draft - GlobalPost


Number of Ukrainians of conscription age seeking refuge in Russia up by 20,000 in a week - TASS


Ukraine Gas Deadline Heightens Threat of Shrinking Stockpiles - Bloomberg Business


Lies And Deception In Ukraine's Energy Sector -


Hasenstab Sees $3 Billion Vanish in Ukraine as Big Bet Sours - Bloomberg Business


Russia to Stop Buying Ukrainian Space Rockets - The Moscow Times


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Libya News - Jan 30, 2015


Exclusive: Hillary Clinton undercut on Libya war by Pentagon and Congress, secret tapes reveal (VIDEO) - Washington Times

VIDEO: Iraq War Redux: Hillary Clinton Manufactured “Stupid Facts” that Led to the Invasion of Libya - Washington Times

AUDIO: Listen to the tapes: Intel undercuts Hillary Clinton’s primary argument for Libya military action - Washington Times

Admirals, generals: Pentagon tapes indict Hillary -

Admiral: U.S. could have ousted Gadhafi peacefully -


VIDEO: Questions raised about U.S. involvement in Libya after new revelations about the role of the state department and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton - YouTube


VIDEO: Clare Lopez, member of the Citizens' Commission on Benghazi: State Department policy facilitated the delivery of weapons to the al-Qaida-dominated rebel militias in Libya - YouTube


VIDEO: Sen Rand Paul calls out Hillary Clinton on Libya - YouTube


VIDEO: Clinton on Qaddafi: We came, we saw, he died - YouTube



Congressman: Hillary Clinton agrees to testify to House's Benghazi panel (VIDEO) -

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy: I cannot question Hillary on Benghazi if I don't have all the documents - YouTube

Gowdy Comes Out Swinging - FrontPage Magazine

Latest Benghazi documents may be a smoking gun, investigators claim -


Smoking Gun Benghazi Documents Show State Department Lied! - Eagle Rising


State Dept. ready to meet with special committee on Benghazi - AP



Libyan group loyal to ISIS claims Tripoli hotel attack - THE DAILY STAR

ISIS’s Rise in Libya - POLITICO Magazine

Attack in Tripoli: Islamic State heads west - The Economist

VIDEO: Islamic State Branches Out in North Africa - WSJ

Al-Qaeda ‘Islamic Police’ on Patrol in Libyan City of Benghazi Contested With ISIS - Newsweek


VIDEO: Father of American killed in Libya speaks out - CNN


U.N. says plans future Libya talks within country - Reuters


VIDEO: Will this general be Libya's new leader? - BBC News


Misrata feels economic pinch as Libyan infighting spreads - Reuters


Amnesty calls for UN sanctions, war crimes probe in Libya - Yahoo News


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Ukraine/Russia News - Jan 28, 2015


Ukraine parliament moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of peace talks by declaring them terrorists - Star Tribune

Terrorist organizations status for LPR and DPR may disrupt Minsk talks: LPR negotiator - TASS

Ukraine Declares 'State of Emergency' in Donbas but Stops Short of Martial Law - VICE News

Heavy Fighting Reported Across Front Lines - Interpreter_Mag

Ukraine rebels say government forces pushed back near Donetsk - Reuters

Is the fall of Debaltseve imminent? – A threat assessment. - Conflict Report

VIDEO: Ukraine Army Sends Reinforcements to Debaltseve in Desperate Bid -


Ukrainians grow unwilling to serve in the army: media - TASS


Mass exodus of military age males plagues latest Ukraine mobilization. Only 6% reporting as told - Military Studies on Twitter


Ukraine's aircraft capacity falls by nearly half since war started last year (VIDEO) -


VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR PM Alexandr Zakharchenko sitrep - YouTube


VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR dept. Corps commander Eduard Basurin evening sitrep - YouTube


Ukrainian Authorities Arrest Spotter in Mariupol Shelling; Grad Commander is Russian Officer - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Mariupol ex-cop says he used Google maps, texted Ukraine army positions to Russia officer who missed by 1 km killing atleast 30 civilians - Lucian Kim on Twitter


Russian-Backed Separatist Commander Givi Tortures Ukrainian POWs (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Video Shows Both Dead and Alive POWs in Krasny Partizan - Interpreter_Mag



EU threatens more Russia sanctions for backing rebels in Ukraine - Chicago Tribune

New Greece PM objects to EU call for more Russia sanctions - Telegraph

News Analysis: How Greece Syriza's Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia -

NATO Backs Kiev, Criticizes Russia at Emergency Meeting on Ukraine - The Moscow Times

NATO Secretary General statement on the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission - NATO

Obama: We're Considering All Options 'Short Of Military Confrontation' To Pressure Russia - Business Insider

US’ Europe envoy: Ukraine crucial to Europe’s future, “A Europe whole, free, and at peace rises or falls with Ukraine” - Anadolu Agency


Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Emergency Briefing on Ukraine -


VIDEO: US Army Lt Colonel Confirms US Troops in Ukraine Since September 2014 - YouTube


Russian ambassador to UN rejects US accusations of escalating situation in Ukraine - TASS


Russian 12th relief aid convoy for Ukraine’s Donbas leaves for Rostov region - TASS


Ukrainian army names Russian commander leading east Ukraine winter offensive -


Russia Update: Court Upholds Definition of Soldiers’ Mothers of St. Petersburg as ‘Foreign Agent’ - The Interpreter


Russia's arms exports exceed 15 bln USD in 2014, President Vladimir Putin says - Global Times


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Ukraine News - Jan 24, 2015


Ukraine rebel leader announces new offensive "until we reach the borders of the Donetsk region” - VOA

VIDEO (Eng Subs): We're on the offensive, peace talks only after we reach the borders of the Donetsk region: Zakharchenko - YouTube

Ukrainian army reports over 100 attacks by militants in past 24 hours -

Mobilization 2015: 60% of potential recruits received draft notices: Ukraine Ministry of Defense - Censor.NET

Yatseniuk instructs regional governors to prepare war economy plans -

Russian aggression in the Donbas costs Ukraine $5-7 million daily, Finance Minister says - Censor.NET


Ukraine separatists say 24 of their fighters killed in rocket attack on Donetsk airport - Fox News


VIDEO (Russian): Donetsk rebels say they lost 24 fighters dead and 30 wounded in a day - Patrick Jackson on Twitter


DNR + LNR introduce new currency in Crimea. Printed in China - Ian Bateson on Twitter


Ukraine's richest oligarch Rinat Akhmetov reportedly questioned by prosecutor's office as part of a criminal investigation into the "financing of terrorism and illegal armed groups” - Interpreter_Mag


Rebel-led Donetsk Republic to approve death-penalty law -


Ukraine: The Rise of The Right -



Putin Addresses Russia's Security Council, blames Ukraine's criminal orders for new fighting - Sputnik International

Hard evidence, the regular Russian army invades Ukraine - Conflict Report

General Vyaznikov (commander of Russian Forces in Ukraine) relocated his HQ to rebel-held Soledar in Donetsk - Ukraine@war on Twitter

Russia launched military exercise in Crimea - Censor.NET

Defense chiefs conclude two days of talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels focusing on Ukraine and Middle East terrorism -

NATO to create offices in six countries of Central and Eastern Europe - UNIAN news

US Deploying Troops to Ukraine to Train its National Guard -

U.S. Should Stay Out Of The Russo-Ukrainian Quarrel: Why The Conflict In Ukraine Isn't America's Business, Part 1 - Forbes


Video And Reports Suggest Russian-Backed Forces Have Captured Krasny Partizan (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Analysis The Rus Verkhnotoretske offensive is significant and more successful than the CP31 one. RF forces captured 30km² in 48 hours !! - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


Soldiers in Russian army uniforms seen next to leader of Donetsk separatists (PHOTO) - Censor.NET


OSCE: A convoy of ten unmarked T-80 tanks was seen travelling west on highway 36km east of rebel-held Donetsk - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


VIDEO: Russian TV shows Russia's flag flying above Donetsk Airport - Military Studies on Twitter


VIDEO: Brand new Russian  Army 2B26 Grad-K system takes part in shelling of Donetsk airport  - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


PHOTO: Ukraine’s Right Sector leader and Russia's bogeyman Dmytro Yarosh recovering in hospital from his "light” injuries at the Donetsk airport - Nikolaus von Twickel on Twitter


Were Chemical Weapons Used in Donetsk Airport’s Last Stand? - bellingcat


Ilovaisk 2.0 in the making at Debaltseve - Ukraine@war


Russia stops coal supplies to Ukraine -


Electricity cut off in government controlled part of Luhansk region: governor -


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Ukraine News - Jan 22, 2015


Ukraine says Russian troops join separatists in new assaults - Bloomberg

Ukraine Claims Build-Up Of Russian Forces In Donbass (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

Russia has 9,000 troops on Ukrainian soil, Poroshenko tells Davos forum - Firstpost

Gen. Hodges: Russia doubles support to Ukraine rebels - TheHill

VIDEO: Press Conference - U.S. Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, Commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe -

Lavrov: Russia to Push Ukraine Agenda Until a Desirable Outcome is Reached - The Moscow Times

Russia's response to Obama's speech? 'US intends to dominate the world' -


Russia Says EU Sticking To 'Unfriendly Course' -


VIDEO: Putin says military is number one priority for Russia -


Russia's new peace proposal for Ukraine is 'occupation plan': U.S. - Reuters


Ukraine conflict: US accuses rebels of 'land grab’ - BBC News


VIDEO: Watch Hillary Clinton Impersonate Vladimir Putin - ABC News


Ukraine Seeks New IMF Loan as Government Pursues Bondholder Deal - Bloomberg


Ukraine seeks larger IMF deal and hints at debt restructuring -


Gazprom Says Ukraine To Pay Full Gas Price As Of April 1 -


Medvedev threatens to increase electricity prices for Ukraine -


Russia Presses Ahead With Plan for Gas Pipeline to Turkey -



As Ukraine Says It's Lost 500 Square Kilometers of Territory, AP Reporters See Russian Armor Moving To Attack - Interpreter_Mag

Ukrainian army admits retreat from 31st roadblock near Luhansk -

PHOTOS: Proof that militia captured the 31st checkpoint -

VIDEO (Russian): 31st checkpoint lost by Ukrainian military - YouTube

The Russian army offensive in northern Luhansk region – Day 1 - Conflict Report


Semenchenko: one soldier killed, seven wounded in battle for Luhansk checkpoints - UNIAN news


VIDEO: Shelling of Russian Cossack-held Stakhanov today causing a bloodbath (graphic!) - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


Confirmed location of Russian Army surface to air missile system 9K35 Strela-10 in Bryanka, Lugansk Region - Lugansk News Today


Convoy of Russian T-80 tanks spotted in Luhansk -


Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms, though there was no agreement on a withdrawal of all troops - San Francisco Chronicle



Donetsk Airport overrun by rebels, say army volunteers -

VIDEO: Russia Spetsnaz Special Forces outside Donetsk Airport - on Twitter

VIDEO (Eng subs): DPR PM Zakharchenko interviews UAF soldiers captured at the Donetsk airport on his presser - YouTube

Praviy Sektor Leader Dmytro Yarosh Reported Wounded At Donetsk Airport - Interpreter_Mag

Ukrainian-held Avdeyevka Under Heavy Bombardment, Children To Be Evacuated - Interpreter_Mag


OSCE records GRADs into Ukrainian city killing civilians came from rebel-held areas - Ukraine@war on Twitter


VIDEO: Graphic, 2 civilians killed in the rebel-held Kirov region, Donetsk - Military Studies on Twitter


Tymchuk: Militants strike at Ukrainian forces near Mariupol - UNIAN news


Strategic railway bridge near Mariupol destroyed, cutting a railway link between the port city and Ukraine's west (VIDEO) - watch on -


Shelling Reported In Mariupol (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Dokuchajevsk GRAD video was filmed at SAME TIME as Volnovakha attack - Ukraine@war


Aerial photo from OSCE UAV of Volnovakha shows their own NNE direction was wrong - Ukraine@war


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Ukraine News - Jan 20, 2015


Ukraine army launch massive tank counteroffensive in Donetsk - AFP

Poroshenko vows to retake East held by pro-Russian separatists, would not ‘‘give up an inch’’ of its land to them - The Boston Globe

Mobilization announced in Ukraine - TASS

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending More Troops and Artillery to Aid Rebels, 2 Battalions Containing about 300-350 Soldiers Each - NYTimes

Putin Sends Message to Poroshenko Saying Recent Military Action in East Ukraine Threatens Peaceful Settlement - Sputnik International

Kiev’s new offensive in Donbass may lead to irreversible consequences for Ukrainian statehood: Russia Foreign Ministry - RT News

Are Russian Naval Infantry From Murmansk Fighting In Donetsk (VIDEO, PHOTOS)? - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Heavy Russian assault on Pisky yesterday. Ukrainian forces try to hold the line - YouTube


VIDEO: Russian army forces control most of Terminal 1 of Donetsk airport - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


VIDEO (Russian): Interview with Russian Soldiers Captured in Ukraine - LiveLeak


They were never there: Russia's silence for families of troops killed in Ukraine - The Guardian


EVERYTHING you EVER wanted to know about Russian Generals in Ukraine - Ukraine@war


How to identify Russian units in Ukraine - Ukraine@war


Rebels blow up part of Donetsk airport, many Ukrainian soldiers wounded - IBNLive


VIDEO: Reportedly the demolition of the New Terminal in Donetsk Airport by the anti-Kiev forces - Military Studies on Twitter


Ukrainian presidential_advisor Yuri Biriukov on why the battle for Donetsk airport does not succeed - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR PM Alexandr Zakharchenko press conference 19/01/15 - YouTube


VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR deputy corps commander briefing on combats of 18 -19/01/15 -



Ukraine conflict: Security in east deteriorating, say OSCE observers - BBC News

Eastern Ukraine: Civilians dying and in grave danger as fighting escalates - Amnesty International

Hospital and university hit as Ukraine clashes flare - Yahoo News

Health crisis worsens in eastern Ukraine, WHO warns - Reuters

EBRD downgrades its forecast for Ukraine’s GDP decline in 2015 to 5% after a 7.5% drop in 2014 - UNIAN news

Driver says passenger bus near Ukraine’s Volnovakha was hit by fragmentation mine, “The checkpoint was shelled from Grads” he noted - TASS


VIDEO: Zoomed in, stabilized & slowed down video of Volnovakha explosion near bus 4better analysis - Ukraine@war on Twitter


Militants used Grad launchers to shell Volnovakha bus from Dokuchayevsk, The projectile has been identified as an unguided high-explosive M-21OF rocket: prosecutor general -


Possible launch location determined for Volnovakha attack - Ukraine@war


Unpicking the Donetsk People’s Republic’s Tangled Volnovakha Bus Massacre Narrative - bellingcat


Another Bus Reportedly Hit By Rocket Or Shell In Donetsk, three reported dead (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Booby-trapped honey jar explodes, Ukrainian soldier killed and three others were seriously injured - ABC Radio Australia


New Images of the MH17 Buk Missile Launcher in Ukraine and Russia - bellingcat


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Ukraine News - Jan 15, 2015


UN Security Council demands investigations of bus massacre near Donetsk - TASS

Joint Investigation of Bus Massacre in Ukraine to Begin on Jan. 15, will include representatives from Ukraine, Russia, DPR and OSCE - Sputnik

VIDEO: 'Bus attack leads to launch of joint investigation’: OSCE - YouTube

Bus in Donetsk region hit by rocket fragments: OSCE report - TASS

Moscow says bus shelling in Donbas confirms the need to settle crisis peacefully, warns against use of force in eastern Ukraine - GlobalPost

VIDEO: Full-Length Bus Shelling Video Showing Multiple Launch Rocket System Impacts (Explosions at 52 Sec, Bus at 2:58 Sec) - YouTube

VIDEO: (Eng Subs): Interviews of bus tragedy survivors: We stood at the checkpoint behind other buses before a powerful explosion - YouTube

Bus shelling death toll rises to 13, 12 more people remain in hospital in critical condition - UKRAINE TODAY


Making sense of the Volnovakha bus massacre: it appears that a rocket hit the mine field to the right side of the bus triggering a chain reaction (PHOTOS) - Conflict Report


The bus in the Volnovakha was blown up by the ukrainian antipersonnel mine (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Старый солдат


Volnovakha bus vs effects of a claymore mine, as the ones placed by Ukraine's army alongside the road (PHOTOS) - rui borges on Twitter


Bus with civilians hit at Ukrainian checkpost near Volnovakha by GRAD rockets - Ukraine@war



‘People Starving’ in Eastern Ukraine as Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds -

Lack of Aid Deepens Suffering in Conflict-Hit East Ukraine - AP

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Ukraine (links to full report) - CPT

Pro-Russian Forces Enter Donetsk Airport As Ukrainian Military Loses Ground -

Part of Donetsk airport's new terminal ruined but Ukrainian army still in control: Ukrainian military spokesman -

Separatist leader says they opened up a corridor to the Ukrainian military’s withdrawal from the Donetsk airport - TASS

VIDEO: Donetsk sky blasted red as shelling bombards airport area - YouTube


VIDEO: Heavy shelling near Donetsk airport kills one - Reuters


VIDEO: The shelling around Donetsk Airport impacts on civilian homes of the suburbs - YouTube


Has Russia Used Thermobaric Multiple Launch Rocket Systems In Donetsk? - Interpreter_Mag


Ukrainian Military Reports Attacks On Southern Front - Interpreter_Mag


16 times, Russian drones were recorded over Mariupol today. In the evening, the military opened fire on one with AA guns - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


Ukraine parliament asks EU to name Donetsk, Luhansk republics as terrorist organizations - TASS


Deputies allied to Ukraine's prime minister demand that the conflict-hit eastern region's shaky ceasefire is replaced with martial law - TASS.


Commission for making amendments to Constitution to be set up in Ukraine as steps towards decentralization of power - TASS


Mapping Russias army camps INSIDE Ukraine - Ukraine@war


Russia to dispatch 12th humanitarian convoy to eastern Ukraine when ready - TASS


Moscow Red Cross Sues 17 News Agencies for Defamation Over Aid Convoy Reports - The Moscow Times



Russia to Shift Ukraine Gas Transit to Turkey as EU Cries Foul - Bloomberg

Gazprom warns EU to link to Turkey pipeline or lose Russian gas - Yahoo News

Turkey failed to agree natural gas price with Gazprom - Anadolu Agency


Poland stops reverse-flow supplies of gas to Ukraine - TASS


Russia to decide on Ukraine’s $3 bln bond repayment in nearest future: PM - TASS


Threat of debt writedowns hovers over Ukraine - The Globe and Mail


The New Ukraine: Rogues, Sexpots, Warlords, Lunatics and Oligarchs - New York Observer


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Ukraine News - Jan 14, 2015


Eleven Ukraine civilians, included seven women, killed when rocket hits bus - Yahoo News

VIDEO: 11 Civilians Killed in Bus Grad Attack -

VIDEO: Raw video shows the bodies still inside the bus- YouTube

Evidence Strongly Implicates Russian-Backed Separatists In Bus Shelling That Killed 11 Civilians - Interpreter_Mag


'Alternative' Theories Have Been Debunked - Interpreter_Mag


Did Separatists Boast Of Attack On Checkpoint That Killed 10 Civilians Before Trying To Blame Ukraine? - Interpreter_Mag


Separatist leaders say militia did not shell bus because it was "out of the operational range of the artillery of our militia” - RT


VIDEO (Russian): Separatist leader Andrey Purgin says militia did not shell the bus - YouTube



The tower of Donetsk Airport is destroyed, Insurgents issue an ultimatum to Ukrainian force -

PHOTOS: Donetsk Airport Tower – before and after destruction - UKRAINE TODAY on Twitter 

VIDEO: Shelling lights up night sky over Donetsk airport as fighting intensifies - RT News

VIDEO: A Long Showdown In The Ruins Of The Donetsk Airport -

Reports Of Shelling On Southern Front Of The Dontesk Region- Interpreter_Mag


Zakharchenko: "If we understand that this conflict can’t be solved peacefully, we will have to solve it by force” -  UNIAN news


VIDEO (English): PM of Donetsk Republic Zakharchenko about the actions of the Ukrainian Army - YouTube


VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, 13th of January 2015 - - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


Highlights from military analyst Dmitry Tymchuk - Ukraine Reporter



Ukraine Peace Summit Canceled Over Failing Cease-Fire - Reuters

Political Process in Ukraine Requires Dialogue Between Kiev, Donbas: Lavrov - Sputnik International

DPR official: "Kiev is avoiding a direct dialogue with the representatives of Donbas” - TASS

VIDEO (with English transcript): Address of Poroshenko: Mass shooting of people in Paris and Volnovakha are similar events - Censor.NET

VIDEO: Interview of Poroshenko - France 24

Poroshenko asked EU President to declare Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as terrorist organizations - Devin Ackles on Twitter

Poroshenko to submit to Ukrainian parliament bills on mobilization, National Guard this week -

Ukraine to mobilize women if necessary: General Staff senior official -


Ukraine to seize cars owned by businessmen for army needs - TASS


Russia Warns of Ukrainian Govt. War Mobilization Plans - Prensa Latina News Agency


Donetsk republic official says Poroshenko has no control of Ukrainian military forces - TASS


Ukrainian battalion commanders: No thanks to Poroshenko's tanks - Fort Russ


NATO Warns About Increased Fighting, And Russian Aggression, In Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


USS Donald Cook Conducts Underway Engagement with Ukrainian Navy - U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet


How to identify Russian tanks in Ukraine - Ukraine@war


Russian special forces in Luhansk: so called insurgents armed with AS Val assault rifles - the weapon used by the Russian Federation Army only (VIDEO) - Censor.NET


Russia to Reinforce Military Groupings in Crimea, Kaliningrad, Arctic - Sputnik International


Russian Radars Started Active Combat Duty in 2014 - bellingcat


Russia Could Revise Commitment to START Due to 'Unfriendly' US Actions - Sputnik International


Interpol puts Ukraine's Yanukovich, two allies, on wanted list - Reuters


VIDEO: Russian state media says Yanukovych will not be extradited -



World Bank downgrades Ukraine's economic outlook for 2015 -

Foreign currency reserves in Ukraine plunge 63 percent in 2014 - Reuters

Ukraine Eurobonds Drop as Goldman Sees More Than 70% Haircut - Bloomberg

U.S. to back $2 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine - Reuters


Statement of U.S. Treasury Department on Additional Economic Assistance to Ukraine -


Ukraine’s Effort to Cut Russian-Gas Reliance Sees Explorers Exit - Bloomberg


Energy minister: Ukraine imports about 70,000 tonnes of coal from Russia in 11 days of 2015 -


Hungarian Imports of Russian Diesel Fuel Via Ukraine Disrupted - WSJ


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Ukraine/Russia News - Jan 12, 2015


Repeated rounds of rocket and mortar fire echoed across Donetsk on Sunday, Intense Ukraine shelling traps hundreds of miners - Yahoo News

Latest from OSCE: Increased number of ceasefire violations in Ukraine, the majority occurring in and around the Donetsk airport - OSCE

Ukrainian serviceman killed, 8 others injured in Donbas over the past 24 hours - PressTV

Ukraine Military spokesman: Two Civilians And Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed Jan 9 - Interpreter_Mag

Conflict in Ukraine Has Claimed More Than 2,200 Lives in DPR: Ombudsman / Sputnik International

8-year-old boy Vanya lost both his legs, right hand and one eye in Ukraine shelling - Truth about situation in Ukraine


VIDEO: In Donetsk Bomb Shelter 'There's not been a day of Ceasefire' - YouTube


PHOTO: Ukrainian ultra-right radicals set fire to the editorial office of "Slavyanka" newspaper in Kharkov - Truth about situation in Ukraine


Ukrainian Security Agents Detain Russian-Backed Fighter Suspected of Preparing Terrorist Attacks in Zaporozhe - Interpreter_Mag


MAP: Interactive Map Of Separatist Hotspots In Eastern Ukraine -


900 captives freed by both sides in east Ukraine crisis - PressTV


Secessionist Forces in Luhansk ‘Republic’: Order out of Chaos? - The Jamestown Foundation


Armed Formations in the Secessionist ‘Luhansk Republic’ (Part One) - The Jamestown Foundation


Luhansk rebel premier summons henchmen from Moscow to deal with unruly chieftains -


VIDEO (Russian): Ukraine separatist complain about a private military company from Russia fighting against the rebels - Censor.NET


VIDEO (Russian): Pro-Russia fighter asks Putin to rein in Russian-sponsored warlords in Donbas Ukraine - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine Militant Grave Allegedly Defaced: 'Batman' killing marked escalation in insurgent infighting - YouTube



No Ukraine Summit Without Progress on Peace Plan, Merkel Tells Putin - Reuters

Luhansk questions efficiency of 'Normandy format' talks on Ukraine which does not include the country's separatist forces - Sputnik International

Gorbachev Warns Tensions Over Ukraine Could Spiral Into Nuclear War - Reuters

Russia's Strategic Missile Forces to Conduct Over 100 Drills in 2015 - Sputnik International

S-400 Air Defense Systems to Protect Skies Above Moscow - Sputnik International

VIDEO: BBC Finds Russians Fighting In Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag

Gorlivka - The Ukrainian City Occupied By The Russian Military - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Russian army convoy of GAZ Vodnik, BPM-97 and tanks in Krasnodon, Ukraine - Ukraine@war on Twitter


Google Earth shows ACTUAL attack of Russian army on Lugansk Airport Aug 31st (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


AAAS-report may show actual Russian August invasion force (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Nadezhda Savchenko Has Lost 10 kg [22 Pounds] During 28 Days Of Hunger Strike - Interpreter_Mag


Russia Puts Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko In Solitary Confinement -


Is this the proof that Russia shot down flight MH17? New report claims plane was hit by Buk surface-to-air missile launcher operated by 53rd Russian Air Defence Brigade - Daily Mail Online


REPORT: Flight MH17 – Searching for the truth. Our joint investigation with Der Spiegel and Algemeen Dagblad -


SU-25, MH17 and the Problems with Keeping a Story Straight - bellingcat


Russia says Ukraine has violated loan terms: agencies - Reuters


Naftogaz hails gas monitoring of Russian, Ukrainian stations -


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Ukraine News - Jan 9, 2015


UN: More than one million flee, Ukraine close to 'humanitarian catastrophe' - Yahoo News

OSCE report: Situation in eastern Ukraine worsening, Cease-fire violations occurred on both sides of the conflict -

Latest information from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine - OSCE

Three Ukrainian Soldiers Killed On Eastern Orthodox Christmas Day -

ATO press center: Gunmen shell Ukrainian military positions in Donetsk with Grad rockets overnight on Thursday - UNIAN news

Pro Kiev Regional State Administration: Terrorists resumed shelling of Luhansk region with missiles launched from MLRS Grad - Censor.NET

NSDC: terrorists shell Ukraine with "BM-27 Hurricane" for the first time in several months -

News Analysis: Bombing campaign opens new front with the epicenters being Kharkiv, Odesa, Mariupol, and Kyiv -

VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, 8th of January 2015 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


11th Russian humanitarian convoy arrives in Ukraine’s Lugansk, Donetsk - TASS


Ukraine Military Spokesman: the so-called 11th “humanitarian convoy” from Russia invades eastern Ukraine - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


Some 100 photos from the huge Russian basecamp at Golovinka near the Ukrainian border (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Yatsenyuk Says Russia Must Remove 'Bandits' From Ukraine -


Yatsenyuk compares Islamic terrorists in France with Donbas militants -


Donetsk Republic’s military: Mobilization wave in Ukraine is provocation against civilians - TASS


UN Not Consulting Donbas Leaders on Number of Casualties: DPR - Sputnik International


Pro-Russian Hackers Claim Cyberattack On German Government -


Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk says Russia behind cyber attack on German government - Reuters


VIDEO (English): Documentary of Ukrainian reporter Alena Berezovskaya "ATO children”,  It has been filmed in Donetsk areas shelled by Ukrainian Forces - YouTube


VIDEO: Such passion! Nuns sing for Novorossiya. This is fabulous - Christopher Miller on Twitter



EU Offers Ukraine $2.12 Billion More In Loans If Reforms Made -

Ukraine's economy: it looks worse than ever - The Economist

VIDEO: Ukraine facing deep economic crisis - PressTV

Two gas producers in Ukraine warn policy changes to hurt - Reuters

Coal output in Ukraine declines 22.4% in 2014 -

Another victim of the Ukraine crisis: its nascent tech industry - Quartz

REPORT: Venture capital investments in the Ukraine IT industry -


Ukraine Heading for Default yet Looking to Beef up Defence Spending - Sputnik UK


Ukraine seeks to increase military production capacity -


Soros: Europe must bail out Ukraine to beat Putin -


George Soros Op-Ed: A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine - The New York Review of Books


Yulia Tymoshenko Op-Ed: Putin Is Bringing Darkness to the Edge of Europe -


France: Europe hurting from Russia sanctions, needs to keep up pressure for Ukraine solution - Fox Business


Merkel sets high bar for lifting of Russia sanctions - Reuters


New Anti-Russian Sanctions Possible if Minsk Agreements Ignored:White House - Sputnik International


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Ukraine/Russia News - Jan 7, 2015


HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine Government on Civilian Casualties - VOA

Ukraine: Civilians Need Greater Protection - Human Rights Watch

Kiev's brutal strategy in eastern Ukraine - LA Times

Czech president says Yatsenyuk pushes war in Ukraine’s southeast  - Strategic Culture Foundation

VIDEO: Yatsenyuk called 'war prime minister' by Czech President Zeman -

Right Sector units refuse to obey orders of Ukrainian Defense Ministry - TASS

Ukrainian Ultrarightist Groups March in Memory of Bandera; Protesters Seize LifeNews Camera (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag

Ukraine National Security Council head demands Inter TV channel be stripped of license for showing performances by a number of Russian artists on New Year’s night - TASS


Ukraine Security Service puts Russian singers, actors on wanted list - TASS


Ukraine: Donbass refugees beaten for pro-Russian ice sculpture in Dnepropetrovsk -


Separatist 'Batman' Leader Killed With 6 Of His Fighters In 'Arrest' By LNR Forces (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Batman Battalion Members Say in Interview that Bednov and Guards Were Killed in Ambush (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Ex-insurgent leader Girkin urges militants to abandon east Ukraine war after upsurge in infighting -


Was Ukrainian BUK 312 stolen by pro-Russian separatists (PHOTOS)? - Ukraine@war


Is this Ukrainian Buk a Clue in the MH17 Investigation or a Red Herring (PHOTOS)? - bellingcat


Dutch blogger Max Vanderwerff’s analysis debunking the Buk-M1 "missile plume” theory (PHOTOS) -


Did This Ukrainian Soldier Prove Ukraine Shot Down MH17? - bellingcat



Ukraine Suffers Highest Annual Inflation Rate In 14 Years, nearly 25 percent -

Ukraine Bonds at 60 Cents Seen Signaling Risk of Default - Bloomberg

Russian gas exports to Ukraine dropped by 50% in 2014 - RT Business

Gazprom concerned over Ukraine’s possible siphoning off of Russian gas - TASS

Ukraine’s 2014 gas imports from Europe soar to 5.1 Bcm - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide


Gas tariffs in Ukraine will increase in first quarter of 2015 - Censor.NET


EC and Ukraine will hold consultations through fees that violate the Association Agreement - Ukrainian Crisis


Can This Man Save Ukraine's Economy? - Bloomberg View


Shadow Bankers now run Ukraine - Sputnik UK


Russia Is Still Ukraine's Largest Trading Partner -



VIDEO: Ukrainian military spokseman: More Russian army soldiers sent to Ukraine, Kremlin troops 'disguised as local fighters' - YouTube

How Russians Are Sent to Fight in Ukraine -

The list of Russian soldiers who died in Ukraine. So far 250 identified - Nataliya Gumenyuk on Twitter

Most Russian soldiers killed in Donbas ‘came from Moscow, Dagestan and Rostov’: Report - UNIAN news

La Repubblica: Putin Decree Enables Foreigners To Serve In Russian Military Because Of War In Ukraine -

Ukraine's top intelligence agency deeply infiltrated by Russian spies -

Intercepted phone conversation suggests Russia will supply weapons, vehicles to rebels - Kyiv Post on Twitter


Did Russia Send a New Batch of Military Vehicles to Separatists Controlled Ukraine (PHOTOS)? - bellingcat


Further Evidence that Russian BPM-97 Armor Used by Russian-Backed Fighters in Ukraine (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Russian armor attacking Ukrainian positions from Styla (VIDEOS) - Ukraine@war


Russian Gvozdika 122 mortar team on standby near MH17 crash area (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Russian electronic warfare station discovered in Donbas, says Tymchuk - UNIAN news


Google Earth shows biggest Russian camp ever near Ukrainian border - (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


New Satellite Evidence Provides Additional Proof Russia Fired Grad Rockets Into Ukraine (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Russia to form 11th humanitarian convoy for Donbas early January - TASS


OSCE To Double Size Of Ukraine Monitoring Mission -


NATO's priority in 2015: Setting up reaction force in Europe designed as a deterrent to Russia - AP


US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry - The Guardian


Putin Makes His First Move in Race to Control the Arctic -


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Ukraine/Russia News - Dec 30, 2014


Poroshenko: No military solution to Ukraine conflict, will meet the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on Jan. 15 - LA Times

Poroshenko warns of martial law “immediately” if rebels relaunch hostilities -

Military operation in Donbas does not end until January 15: Poroshenko - TASS

Address of President Petro Poroshenko at the press conference of December 29, 2014 - Official web-site of President of Ukraine

Kiev, Donetsk Military Meet, No Agreements Reached: DPR Official - Sputnik International

Kiev, Donbas to Continue Prisoner Swaps Monday: Donetsk Ombudsman - Sputnik International


Ukrainian army repulsed terrorists’ attack on Donetsk airport, Three soldiers and 14 separatists were killed: Poroshenko - Censor.NET


VIDEO: Separatists continue shelling the Donetsk airport - Censor.NET


Separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions near Mariupol, one soldier killed: ATO headquarters - Censor.NET


Jewish Community To Create Jewish Defense Force In Mariupol - JP Updates


Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials - Telegraph


VIDEO: UK media confirms that Russian troops fought and died in Ukraine -


How a Retired Russian Army Officer Sends ‘Volunteers’ to Fight in Ukraine -



Ukraine adopts 'draconian' budget backed by IMF - Business Recorder

Cabinet to increase gas rates for population to market level in 2015, 20 million of Ukrainians will receive grants-in-aid - Censor.NET

Ukraine’s parliament adopts law imposing 5-10% import tax - TASS

Scuffle during protests outside Rada, calls for the government to refrain from austerity, excise duties and other taxes (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag

IMF mission to visit Ukraine from Jan 8 - Reuters


Putin, IMF Chief Discuss Russia's Efforts to Help Crisis-Hit Ukraine - Sputnik International


Ukraine ready to buy coal from Donbas: Poroshenko - TASS


Kiev Ready to Supply Electricity to Crimea if It Gets Enough From Russia - Sputnik International


Kiev has no plans to use blockade of Crimea as element of pressure in talks on Donbas - TASS


Kiev to Pay $3 Billion to Moscow in Arrears: Ukrainian Finance Ministry - Sputnik International


Nuclear reactor shutdown at Ukraine's biggest power station after 'electrical malfunction' - Daily Mail Online


Ukraine Separatist Leader Warns Against Using U.S. Nuclear Fuel -


Self-proclaimed Luhansk republic nationalizing strategically important enterprises - TASS



Russian Ruble Drops 7 Percent as Economy Shrinks - ABC News

China plays long game with ruble deal, Beijing bolsters global currency ambitions as Russia swaps challenges central role of U.S. dollar - Barron’s

VIDEO: Russia and China forge closer ties - Al Jazeera

Medvedev: Russia to Define Measures to Support Economy After Holidays - Sputnik International

4 Reasons Why Russia Isn't Doomed - Seeking Alpha


Apple Inc.'s Back in Russia: Here's Why It Left in the First Place -


West wants to end confrontation with Russia over Ukraine: EU foreign policy chief - RT News


Putin Shown Not ‘So Smart’ as Russia Economy Suffers, Obama Says - Bloomberg


TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's Full NPR Interview - NPR


Most Admired in U.S.: Obama, Clinton ... but Russian President Vladimir Putin also has his admirers too, he crashed the top 10 list - NBC


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