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Ukraine News - June 3, 2014

Separatists Storm Border Post in Eastern Ukraine -

Negotiations between militia and Ukraine border post command come to deadlock - ITAR-TASS

Russia-Ukraine border checkpoints become a new frontline in the battle to wrest control of the country's east - GlobalPost

Guns and fighters seep through Ukraine's porous Russian border -

At Ukraine’s Perilous Border, Law Is Dispensed by Men in Masks -

VIDEO: Five dead in assault on border command centre in Luhansk in eastern Ukraine - euronews

VIDEO: Ukraine border guards camp attacked in Luhansk - BBC

VIDEO: Lugansk: Separatists Storms Ukraine Border Post - YouTube

VIDEO: Raw video of pro-autonomy militia in Lugansk border base battle - YouTube


Atleast five killed in admin HQ blast as fighter jets deployed to Lugansk, Ukraine (VIDEOS) - RT News

VIDEO: Ukrainian Su-25 bombing civilians by unguided rockets in Lugansk -

VIDEO: CCTV Captures SU-25 Rocket Attack in Central Lugansk -

VIDEO: Luhansk - Casualties after the airstrike (6 videos) -

Pro-Russia Troops Take Symbol of Ukraine Uprising, Vostok Battalion evicts the ragtag band of locals who had occupied the Donetsk regional administration building -

More foreign fighters break cover among Ukraine separatists, Battalion Vostok - or the East Battalion - is a heavily armed, well-organized fighting group - Reuters

Vostok Battalion, A Powerful New Player In Eastern Ukraine -

VIDEO: The Vostok Battalion taking control of anti-Ukraine Donbas insurgency - YouTube

VIDEO: The Vostok Battalion, a Kremlin-backed faction in the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, has ousted local Ukrainian separatists from the regional administration building - YouTube

VIDEO: Vostok Battalion detain looters in Donetsk - YouTube


Russia Calls UN Meeting to Seek Ukraine Cease-Fire - ABC News

West criticizes Russian draft resolution on Ukraine - Yahoo News

U.S. Reiterates $18 Million Aid to Ukraine After 400-Man Border Attack - Hit & Run -

Russia, NATO trade accusations over Ukraine crisis - Reuters

NATO Ministers To Review Response to Ukraine Crisis -

Secretary General sets out NATO’s position on Russia-Ukraine crisis - NATO

Russia to take necessary measures if NATO military potential comes closer to its borders - envoy - The Voice of Russia

UOSCE Ukraine monitors lose contact with second team - CBC News


Russia's Gazprom Gets Paid By Ukraine - Forbes

Russia satisfied with first gas payment from Ukraine — energy minister - ITAR-TASS

Russia’s Gazprom ready to reduce gas price for Ukraine not only through lower export duty - ITAR-TASS

Russia Gives Ukraine More Time to Pay for Natural Gas -

Ukraine indefinitely delays signing Association Agreement with EU - MINA

Ukraine’s GDP to drop by 5% in 2014 – Fitch - RT Business

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Libya News - May 30, 2014

Rogue Libyan General Resumes Airstrikes Near Benghazi Against Islamist Militants (VIDEO) - VOA

Libya standoff emerges as premier refuses to yield to successor - Reuters

Rival cabinets meet in Libya political chaos, polls to be held June 25 as planned - Yahoo News

Analysis: GNC,-Maetig-versus-Haftar - Al-Ahram Weekly

Current alignment of Libyan militias in response to Haftar - TRAC

Pro-Islamist militia attack Libya interior ministry unit as chaos deepens -

Head of the militants controlling oil ports: We will not recognise the government of Meitik - middleeastmonitor

Thousands across Libya march in support of a renegade general’s campaign against Islamist militias - The Washington Post

Libya's Haftar hails electoral win by Egypt's Sisi - Anadolu Agency

Statement (English): Declaration by the Conference of Tribes of Libya -

VIDEO (Arabic): Al-Azizia conference of Libyan tribes and cities releases 15 points road map for Future Libya -

Oil Outages Cost Libya $17.8 Billion, Rebels seeking more regional autonomy have kept the majority of oil exports shut in Eastern Libya -

Libya Disorder Dealing Harmful Blow to Oil and Gas Exploration -


Obama’s $5 Billion Counterterrorism Fund Already in Trouble in Congress - The Daily Beast

Terror’s Front: Obama says local groups pose “the most direct threat” to the United States and its interests, especially abroad  -

French, American and Algerian special forces sent to the south of Libya to attack terrorist networks - The Times

Africa: Laboratory and Battleground for Pentagon's 21st Century Warfare - RIA Novosti

Pentagon to use drones to speed response times in sensitive hot spots like Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya - Washington Times

Libya, Mali chaos alarms neighbours, Experts and military officers from eight African countries wrap up a five-day conference in Algiers focused on Sahel-Saharan security - Magharebia

AU to cooperate with Arab League to resolve Libyan crisis - 4-Traders

Egypt's FM dicusses Libyan and Syrian crises with Algerian PM - Ahram Online

Statement: Fahmy Calls the Foreign Ministers of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, UAE, Saudi Arabia and the Arab League to discuss the latest developments in Libya - Egypt Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Crisis alert level 3 raised in Libya urging Filipinos to leave -

10 Chadians killed in southern Libya - GlobalPost

Islamist Gunmen in West Tunisia Attack Interior Minister’s Home, Killing 4 Guards -

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Ukraine News - May 29, 2014

VIDEO: The battle for Donetsk airport: Ukrainian separatists suffer heavy losses - euronews

VIDEO: Donetsk morgue overflowing after Ukrainian military offensive - RT

VIDEO: A truck carrying corpses to the Donetsk morgue - YouTube

VIDEO: Separatists in Donetsk refuse to concede - euronews

VIDEO: Pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk fear government troops will launch attack on city, prepare for assault - euronews

Miners rally in favour of separatists in eastern Ukraine - Reuters

VIDEO: Donetsk miners call on Ukranian ‘occupiers’ to leave region - euronews

Luhansk Rebels Send Reinforcements to Donetsk - The Moscow Times

Ukraine forces suffer new losses in a rebel raid on their barracks in the flashpoint Lugansk region - Sky News

80 Ukrainian soldiers surrender to self-defense forces in Lugansk - RT News

Lugansk Republic institutes commission for compensating damage to victims of operation - ITAR-TASS

Ukraine's Lugansk plans to hold parliamentary elections in Sept. - GlobalPost

In east Ukraine, arms maker walks fine line between Kiev and Moscow - The Globe and Mail

Ukraine crisis: who commited murder at the Maidan? Parliamentary Commission in Kiev rejects claims that Yanukovych police unit was to blame for killings that led to change of power - Telegraph

After the Ukrainian Elections, a Look at Far-Right Political Movements - The Blue Review

Right Sector militants ask Kiev to arm them with heavy weapons - The Voice of Russia


Obama signals reset in US foreign policy, urges against 'military adventures' - Fox News

VIDEO: President Obama Speaks to West Point Graduates - The White House

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s Commencement Address at West Point -

Russia to help Kiev establish dialogue with southeast if it ends military op: UN envoy - RT News

Ukraine PM calls on Russia to block guerrillas crossing the Russian border into Ukraine" - Reuters

Chechen fighters among ranks of rebel militants in Ukraine, self-appointed mayor says - Fox News

VIDEO: Battalion Vostok convoy moves in Donetsk, said to include fighters from the northern Caucasus - YouTube

VIDEO: Russian Mercenaries in Donetsk: Chechen leader Kadyrov denies sending troops to Ukraine - YouTube

Kiev adopts draft agreement on Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian brigade of armed forces - ITAR-TASS

Ischinger mulls OSCE Ukraine pullout, Poroshenko sees 'state of war' - DW.DE

Russia's Gazprom says Ukraine will owe $5.2 billion as of June 7 -

Russia may grant gas price discount to Ukraine, but contract revision not on agenda - ITAR-TASS

EU to help Ukraine find $10 bln to pay Russia for gas: newspaper - The Voice of Russia

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Libya News - May 28, 2014

New Libya PM's home attacked as unrest over his rule grows - AFP

Renegade former Libyan general says PM must go, vote must wait - AFP

Libyan Journalist Outspoken Critic of Islamists Shot Dead In Benghazi - AP

Prominent journalist Abu Zeid killed in Libya - Committee to Protect Journalists

Libya: Investigate Killing of Benghazi Editor Abu Zeid - Human Rights Watch

VIDEO: Hndreds of journalists and activists demonstrated on Monday in Martyrs' Square in Tripoli protesting Abu Zeid's murder - YouTube

VIDEO (Arabic): Abu Zeid TV appearance on Sunday on which he discussed his recent meeting with Gen. Hifter and the threat of civil war - YouTube

Libya: Police officer guarding diplomats killed in Tripoli -

Libya: Ansar Asharia calls for institution of Sharia law in Libya -

Eastern Libya oil rebel rejects new government - Reuters

Libya Oil Disruption Worsens Amid Anti-Government Protest - Bloomberg

Libyan Oil May Suffer More Disruption, General Says - Bloomberg

VIDEO: Libyans express little optimism with new PM - Al Jazeera

VIDEO: Libya, where militias reign - France 24


State Dept. Issues Warning For Americans To Leave Libya Immediately - NPR

US deploys warship off Libya with about 1000 marines in case the US embassy has to be evacuated - Sky News

Libyan Islamists to U.S.: Don't interfere or face worse than Iraq - Reuters

U.S. Training Elite Antiterror Troops in Four African Nations -

Report: Libya Militia Stole US Weapons in Raid - AFP

Sisi says Egypt will not allow threats to security from Libya - Reuters

Once a U.S. asset, Gen. Hafter recruited Libya’s entire military command with Egypt’s backing - SHOAH

In lawless Libya, Egypt's Sisi becomes a star - Reuters

Algeria 'not ready' to coordinate with Libya's Haftar - Worldbulletin News

Tunisian officials divided over Libya crisis - Al-Monitor

Tunisia economy set to suffer blow from Libya violence - Al-Monitor

Maghreb ministers arrange 'urgent' talks on Libya - Magharebia

Failed security cooperation leads to border problems in Sahel - Al-Monitor

The terrorist threat to energy infrastructure in North Africa -


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Ukraine News - May 27, 2014

VIDEO: Newly Elected Ukraine President Poroshenko Claims Victory, Wants to Visit East - AP

VIDEO: Top priority is peace, says Ukraine’s Poroshenko -

Kremlin Says Russia Respects Poroshenko's Election - The Moscow Times

Poroshenko, Lavrov call for Russia-Ukraine talks to end crisis - Los Angeles Times

Poroshenko Plans to Visit Russia in June to Discuss Ukrainian Crisis - RIA Novosti

Yatsenyuk to Retain His Post as Prime Minister: Ukraine’s Poroshenko - RIA Novosti

Ukraine's Poroshenko to sell all his business in order to become President - The Voice of Russia

Self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic to cooperate with Poroshenko only with Russia’s mediation - ITAR-TASS

In East, Separatists and Fear Stop Voters -

VIDEO: Russian separatists disrupt presidential vote in Ukraine’s eastern regions - euronews

20% of polling stations open in Donetsk, Luhansk regions: observers - ITAR-TASS

Report: Kharkiv Jewish Mayor Kernes Casts Vote For Ukrainian President From Hospital Bed - JP Updates


Ukraine launches air strike against rebels who seized Donetsk airport - Telegraph

VIDEO: Battle to control Donetsk airport - BBC

VIDEO: Jet attack on Donetsk Airport area - YouTube

Leader of the DNR: self-defence units bring down 2 helicopters of Ukraine’s Armed Forces - ITAR-TASS

Ukrainian army grenade hits truck carrying wounded in Donetsk: reports - RT News

Ukrainian army shells Slavyansk residential area, 3 civilians killed (GRAPHIC VIDEO) - RT News

Italian Andrea Rocchelli becomes first journalist killed in eastern Ukraine conflict - GlobalPost

'Torn to pieces': Ghastly details emerge of Italian reporter and his Russian interpreter’s killing in E. Ukraine - RT News

Donetsk People’s Republic switching over to Russian laws - ITAR-TASS

Lugansk republic leader bans sale of corporate rights - The Voice of Russia


Tentative deal in Ukraine-Russia gas dispute, EU says - Fox News

Kiev negotiators agree to pay $2 billion to Gazprom to cover part of gas debt - RT Business

Kiev Calls on Naftogaz to Hire Top Lawyers for Gas Row With Gazprom - RIA Novosti

Avoiding Ukraine Pipelines Would Hurt Gazprom: Chart of the Day - Bloomberg

Gazprom Faces $800 Million in Taxes as Ukraine Rejects Gas Price - Bloomberg

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Ukraine News - May 25, 2014

At least a dozen people reportedly killed in Eastern Ukraine as fighting flared between separatists and nationalist paramilitary groups - VICE

Leader of the nationalist Donbass Battalion reports the ongoing conflict near Karlivka - Ukraine Investigation

Donbass Battalion: Ukrainian Civilian Militias Face Pro-Russian Foes (VIDEO)-

Kiev lets loose Men in Black nationalist paramilitary forces - The Sunday Times

Ukraine's Azov Battalion 'Ready To Take On Separatists' (VIDEO) - Sky News

Kiev pins hopes on Dnipropetrovsk oligarch in battle against separatists, nationalist fighters co-funded and organized by Kolomoisky - Reuters

Dnipropetrovsk defies East Ukraine stereotypes; It has become a hub of anti-separatist groups -

Ultra-nationalists united: Football fans rally for Ukraine's sake - BBC News

In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades -

Ukraine crisis: Polling booths deserted in east of the country - The Independent

Polling stations sit next to rebel barricades in Ukraine's Mariupol - Yahoo News

Donetsk, Lugansk republics unite in “Novorossiya” state - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO: Ukrainian Volunteer Donbass Battalion Lost Many In A Fight By Karlivka, Eastern Ukraine - YouTube

VIDEO: Pro-Russia Separatist Vostok Battalion After Gunfight In Karlivka - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine: Bodies lie among charred buildings in Karlivka -

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Full interview of Right Sector leader - YouTube


Russia says to complete troop pullback from Ukraine border 'within days' - Reuters

Putin Indicates He’ll Respect Result of Ukrainian Election -

VIDEO: Russia will respect Ukraine vote results: Putin - AP

Putin: I don’t think new Cold War will start, no one wants it - RT News

Putin: I’m concerned Ukraine radicals can disrupt gas transit - RT Business

Ruble Rises After Putin's Statement About Respect for Ukrainian People's Choice - RIA Novosti

Ukraine Crisis Drives a Quiet Lobbying Boom in U.S. - Bloomberg

Ukraine is a Prize Neither Russia Nor the West Can Afford to Win - Brookings Institution

REPORT (Full): Beyond the Sanctions: Russia, the West, and Ukraine - Brookings Institution

Ukraine media freedom under attack: OSCE - Yahoo News

REPORT (Full) : Media Freedom under siege in Ukraine - OSCE


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Ukraine News - May 23, 2014

Donetsk sees deadliest assault on Ukrainian troops, It is unclear who attacked the checkpoint - BBC News

VIDEO: Live footage of the attack on Ukraine Army checkpoint in Donetsk - YouTube

VIDEO: Aftermath of Donetsk attack: dead bodies on the ground - YouTube

Martial law introduced in self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO: Head of Luhansk Republic Bolotov: Declaration of martial law - YouTube

Lugansk People’s Republic ready for talks with Kiev if punitive operation stopped - ITAR-TASS

Ukraine crisis: Both sides shy away from call to arms -

Donetsk people’s republic authorities ask Russia to recognise republican independence - ITAR-TASS

People's Republic of Donetsk Defended By Grannies - New Republic

Solidarity Eludes Ukraine Separatist Groups as Presidential Election Nears -

Ukraine partisans battling separatists raise concerns -

Militia 'Arms Race' Threatens Deadly Escalation in Ukraine Conflict -

VIDEO: Meeting the Donbass Battalion, pro-Ukraine militia - Vice

Ukraine's front-runner presidential candidate Poroshenko: realist ready for compromise - Fox News

Profile of Petro Poroshenko in the Run Up to the Ukraine Elections - SPIEGEL ONLINE

New Ukrainian president should dissolve parliament: presidential candidate Poroshenko - ITAR-TASS


Russia moves some troops away from Ukraine; NATO says big force remains - Reuters

Putin says troops withdraw to help Ukraine vote - Boston Herald

US Congress recognizes that neo-Nazis were present on Maidan - The Voice of Russia

VIDEO: Congressional Hearings: Nuland Grilled on Neo-Nazis in Ukraine & Money U.S. is Spending - YouTube

Moscow Concerned About Lack of OSCE Response on Odessa Tragedy Inquiry - RIA Novosti

Moscow Says Kiev Breaking Law by Refusing Visits to Detained Russian Journalists - RIA Novosti

Human Rights Watch calls for immediate release of Russian LifeNews journalists - The Voice of Russia

Russia, China Ink Historic Gas Supply Deal, The price could be estimated at around $350 per 1,000 cubic meters - RIA Novosti

Russian Response: China Gas Deal Offers Leverage vs. West, Ukraine - TheStreet

Gazprom to receive $25 billion prepayment for gas supplies to China - ITAR-TASS

Russia-China gas deal may influence U.S. strategy on Ukraine - PBS

Energy Prices are Big Part of Ukraine Crisis - VOA

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Libya News - May 22, 2014

Libyan prime minister refuses to step down; confrontation with ex-general Haftar grows - The Washington Post

Libya's rogue general Haftar gains stream of new allies - Yahoo News

Military Intelligence and Police Join Libyan Rebel General - Matthew Aid

Two Former Libya PMs Jibril and Zeidan back ex-general’s call to dissolve parliament -

Oil Rebels Back Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar -

Haftar: I want to cleanse Libya of Muslim Brotherhood, radicals - Ya Libnan

A Q&A with Khalifa Hafter, the mastermind behind Libya’s new revolt - The Washington Post

Libya to vote next month amid rising unrest - Yahoo News

Libya parliament moves to luxury hotel after militia attack - defenceWeb

Muslim Brotherhood Chief Urges Libya Dialogue -

Libyan Muslim Brotherhood: Haftar is trying to repeat the Egyptian scenario - middleeastmonitor

Libya Muslim Brotherhood Statement on General Haftar's Desperate Coup Attempt - Ikhwanweb

Libya jihadists vow to defend Benghazi bastion - Cairo Post

Gunmen kill Chinese engineer in Libya's Benghazi: source - Yahoo News

Reporters Without Borders voices deep concern about the fate of the country’s journalists - Reporters Without Borders

International War Crimes Court Wants Gadhafi Son for Trial, Rejects a final bid by Tripoli's lawyers to try him in the country - ABC News

Libya: Final ICC Ruling on Gaddafi - Human Rights Watch

Libya must immediately surrender Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi to the ICC - Amnesty International

VIDEO ARCHIVE (Arabic): Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Head of the National Transitional Council, Admits Ghadafi Did not Kill Protesters - YouTube


US Weighs Options in Libya - VOA

State Department: US committed to assist elections in Libya, working with all parties to encourage dialogue and to avoid further violence - KUNA

US ambassador Deborah Jones says Libyan general Haftar is going after 'terrorists' - Al-Monitor

VIDEO (Full Interview): Ambassador Deborah Jones talks about violence in Libya, and the political transition since the fall of Gaddafi -

VIDEO: Pentagon: "Prudent Measure" as Libya Unrest Grows - YouTube

After Benghazi, Specialized Crisis Response Teams Are Now the 'New Normal' -

Effort to train Libyan troops 'still in the planning phase’: U.S. Africa Command - Marine Corps Times

Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt agree to deny Jihadists entry into Libya - Euro Asia News

Tunisia arrests eight "terrorism" suspects from Libya - GlobalPost

Tunisia in the Libyan tempest - Al Akhbar English

Newspaper: Egypt establishing training camps for Libyan rebels - middleeastmonitor

Gunmen attack United Arab Emirates Embassy in Libyan capital - middleeastmonitor

Oil Companies Pull Some Staff From Libya on Security Concerns -

Libya: Enough reserves for 4 years: Central Bank - The North Africa Post


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Ukraine News - May 21, 2014

Ukrainian oligarch backs Kiev rule, urging factory workers to daily strikes - The Guardian

Ukrainian tycoon’s calls for rallies against separatists go largely unheeded - The Washington Post

Donetsk workers fail to answer call to rally against separatists -

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Richest Man Calls Strike Against Separatists-

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Full statement of Ukrainian tycoon calling for rallies against separatists - YouTube

VIDEO: Donetsk Anti-Separatist Protest: Donbas drivers honk their horns in support of Ukrainian unity - YouTube 

Who Holds East Ukraine’s Port of Mariupol? No One Really, Reports of Routed Protesters Greatly Exaggerated -

Donetsk People's Republic says wants to nationalize businesses - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Interview with Donetsk People's Republic head Denis Pushilin on nationalization of assets of some tycoons - YouTube

Talks suspended with dissenting tycoon: leaders of self-porclaimed Donetsk People's Republic - ITAR-TASS

Federalists Take Over 11 Election Commissions in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk Regions - RIA Novosti

Election officials at sharp end in separatist Ukraine city - Reuters

Ukrainian parliament adopts Memorandum of Peace and Accord, confirming ”the constitutional status of Ukrainian as a state language” but pledging to ensure the rights of minority languages - APA

Ukrainian official confirms poisoning deaths in Odessa, victims may have died from chloroform vapors - ITAR-TASS

Russia calls on U.N., OSCE for impartial probe of Ukraine deaths in Odessa - Yahoo News

Ukrainian administration ignores OSCE appeals to release Russian LifeNews journalists - ITAR-TASS

Kiev authorities freeze pension payment in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk - The Voice of Russia

Ukraine’s newly-proclaimed republics seek unification - ITAR-TASS

Self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic elects a Russian as head, passes constitution - RT News

Breakaway Lugansk Republic appoints topless woman minister -

PHOTOS: Topless photoshoot of woman apponted Minister of the Republic of Luhansk (27 photos) -

VIDEO: Slovyansk residents caught in the crossfire - The Washington Post

Is Separatist Colonel Strelkov the Kremlin’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Gone Out of Bounds? - The Interpreter


Russia defense minister orders troops away from Ukraine border:report - Yahoo News

Ukraine says Russian troops move back from border, none of 40,000 Russian soldiers are stationed within 6 miles of the country - Yahoo!7

Pentagon: No sign of Russian troop pullback - The Sun Herald

Front-Runner in Ukraine Election May Be Shifting Putin’s Stance -

Russia Could Be Sending Chechen Militants To Ukraine - Business Insider

Chechens: The Secret Players In The Russia-Ukraine Game - NPR

Ukraine Rejects Russian Demand to Prepay for Gas Imports - WSJ

Russia believes it is impossible to return to $268 gas price in negotiations with Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

Russia Poured $200Bln Into Ukrainian Economy Over 20 Years: Russian Minister - RIA Novosti

Hungary accelerates gas delivery to Ukraine - GlobalPost

Slovakia prepares pipeline for reverse supply to Ukraine -


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Libya News - May 20, 2014

Rival militias prepare for showdown in Tripoli after takeover of parliament - The Washington Post

Libya crisis deepens as renegade former general gains control of airbase - The Guardian

Libyan special forces commander says his forces join renegade general - Reuters

Al Qaeda-inspired group vows to fight general who attacked Libya's parliament - Fox News

Outgoing Libyan gov't demands parliament halt work, nullify election of PM -

Khalifa Hiftar: career soldier leading Libyan rebellion - The Guardian

Coup leader? CIA asset? Mystery surrounds Libya’s rogue General Hiftar - France 24

VIDEO: Gunmen storm Libya parliament - YouTube

VIDEO: Renegade Libyan General Says Parliament Suspended - YouTube

VIDEO (Arabic): Full Statement of Ex Libyan General on TV: "Parliament Suspended" - YouTube

VIDEO: Libya army orders Islamist-led militias to capital - Yahoo News


Senior U.S. Diplomat Sent to Libya Amid Political Turmoil - ABC News

Libya evacuation decision 'minute by minute,' U.S. official says -

VIDEO: US Marines Evacuation in Libya - CNN

US crisis response Marines moved last week from Spain to southern Italy in response to new security concerns in northern Africa - Stripes

Report: US and Abu Dhabi aiding Gen. Haftar’s bid to stabilize Libyan rule by ousting Islamists - DEBKAfile

Security concerns delay NATO assistance to Libya - Stripes

Algeria's Sonatrach recalls workers from Libya, land border closed: sources - Reuters

Algeria closed Libya embassy over 'real and imminent threat’last Friday - Al Arabiya News

Report: Algeria considered military intervention in Libya to deter jihadist groups - middleeastmonitor

Tunisia to send 5,000 extra troops to Libyan border because of Libya crisis - Lybia Herald

Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Libya due to security concerns - Reuters

Turkey shuts Benghazi consulate due to security threat - hurriyetdailynews

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Ukraine News - May 18, 2014

Ukraine round table: Yatsenyuk in favor of financial autonomy to the East but against federalism, rules out negotiations with 'terrorists' - DW.DE

At Ukraine Peace Talks, Eastern Leaders Assail Central Government - VOA

Ukraine needs federalization; decentralization not enough: Luhansk Regional Council head -

VIDEO: OSCE, Ukrainian officials meet in Kharkiv - CCTV News

VIDEO (Ukrainian): OSCE Talks in Kharkiv - YouTube

VIDEO: East Ukraine Separatists Branded 'Terrorists' - YouTube

As long as territories of Donetsk People's Republic occupied, no dialogue with Kiev possible: separatist - The Voice of Russia

One month on, Ukraine military fails to rout rebels - AFP

Ukraine's election body warns it may be impossible to hold next week's presidential election in the east with almost two million voters - AFP

"South-East Army" urges Kiev's security forces to leave territory of Lugansk People's Republic - The Voice of Russia

Donetsk volunteer guards take control of regional headquarters of National Guards - ITAR-TASS

Separatists recapture their leader on the eve of peace talks in Ukraine - Yahoo News

Lugansk People's Republic to adopt own constitution: spokesperson - The Voice of Russia

VIDEO: Donetsk unveils constitution, "new gov't" elected - CCTV News

Donetsk People’s Republic prepares draft for acceding Russia - ITAR-TASS

Mysterious Russian Mr Fixit heads Ukraine rebel state, Borodai has been appointed prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine -

Meet Ukrainian Separatists' Shock Troops: the Russian Orthodox Army,  The army’s undisputed commander is Igor Girkin aka “Strelkov” - NBC

Elusive Muscovite with three names takes control of Ukraine rebels, in Donetsk region "Colonel Igor Strelkov" assumed command of all rebel forces there - Reuters

Who's Funding East Ukraine Separatists? - Institute for War and Peace Reporting

2 Ukraine oligarchs speak up for unity, against pro-Russia faction - Los Angeles Times

VIDEO: Steelworkers patrol in Mariupol at the behest of Metinvest magnate Rinat Akhmetov - YouTube

Ukraine civil war fears mount as volunteer units take up arms, offering support to regular units of the Ukrainian army in their fight against armed separatists in the region -

Gunmen attempt to enter Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant, In video footage allegedly showing the attempted break-in the men say they are members of the Right Sector group (VIDEO) - RT News

’Ukrainian helicopter with UN symbols in Slovyansk turned out to be from peacekeeping operation two years ago in Congo’ -


UN warns of alarming deterioration in human rights in east Ukraine (VIDEO) - DW.DE

Press Release: UN report documents “alarming” deterioration in human rights in eastern Ukraine - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

REPORT (Full): Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, May 15 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 

UN Ukraine report shows double standards whitewashing Kiev's actions, ignoring violent nationalism and Odessa massacre: Russia - RT News

127 Killed in Kiev’s Special Op in Southeast Ukraine: UN Official - RIA Novosti

Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France: Russia will face significant additional costs if it continues its provocative and destabilizing behavior - The White House

Government of Ukraine Issues U.S. $1 Billion Bond with U.S. Guarantee - The FINANCIAL

U.S. Waited Months to Send Ukraine Spare Tires - The Daily Beast

Senators push to cut off Pentagon contracts with Russia amid Ukraine crisis - Fox News

Russia Can’t Be Trusted Over Ukraine, NATO Chief Says - Bloomberg

Poroshenko opposes a referendum on Ukraine’s membership in NATO - The Voice of Russia

Moscow to consider Kiev's proposal on joint efforts on stabilizing situation at border: deputy FM - The Voice of Russia

POLL: Putin’s rating reaches maximum in past six years - ITAR-TASS

Full text: Putin’s second letter to EU about Ukraine's gas payment - PRAGUE POST

Russia Offers Negotiations on Ukraine Gas Price in Return For $2.2Bln Debt Payment - The Moscow Times

Gazprom: Russia-China Gas Deal Imminent - VOA

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Turkey News - May 16, 2014


Turkey swept by protests as anger grows over fatal mine explosion -

Mass funerals for the dead of the Turkey mining disaster (BEST PHOTOS) -

VIDEO: Thousands clash with police at mine protest in Istanbul Part 1 - YouTube

VIDEO: Violent Clashes in Istanbul Over Mining Disaster Part 2 -

VIDEO: Mining company's Istanbul office hit by rage over Soma disaster - YouTube

VIDEO: Turkey mine disaster: protests in Ankara Part 1 - YouTube

VIDEO: Turkey mine disaster: protests in Ankara Part 2 - YouTube

VIDEO: Police using water cannons on mine disaster protest in Soma, Turkey - YouTube

VIDEO: Anger over Turkey mine disaster prompts union strike - DW.DE

Images of Turkish PM Aide Kicking Protester Fuel Anger Online -

PHOTOS: Fury as Turkish PM's Aide Kicks Soma Mine Protester - NBC

VIDEO: Caught on cam: Turkish PM adviser kicks mine tragedy mourner - YouTube

VIDEO: Erdogan jeered, heckled, his car attacked as he visits scene of mine collapse Part 1- RT

VIDEO: Erdogan booed during Soma visit Part 2 - YouTube


AKP government under fire over coal mine tragedy - Al-Monitor

AK Party gov't should be blamed for blatant, fatal negligence in Soma: Observers - Today's Zaman

AK Party rejected CHP proposal on mine safety weeks before Soma blast - CİHAN

VIDEO: Government refused to examine mine safety according to opposition - BBC News

Turkish PM cites 19th-century Britain to prove mine accidents are ‘typical’, says the Soma mine "one of the safest in Turkey" - hurriyetdailynews

Mine disaster casts spotlight on Turkey's industry regulation - Today's Zaman

Lack of proper inspection blamed in Soma mine disaster - Today's Zaman

Why does Turkey rank first in labor accidents in Europe, CHP leader asks PM - hurriyetdailynews

What makes mining in Turkey so dangerous? - Today's Zaman

Miners say safety declined after Turkey privatized Soma mine -

Soma Holding praised lucrative cost reductions in previous interview -

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Ukraine News - May 15, 2014


Ukraine Begins Peace Talks _ Without Separatists Who Weren't Invited - NPR

VIDEO: Ukraine Launches Talks But Its Foes Are Missing - YouTube

PM Yatsenyuk calls for constitutional amendments and decentralization of power in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

Next roundtable on national unity due in Donetsk on May 17 - The Voice of Russia

US commends Ukraine for roundtables, understands the unwillingness to invite separatists 'who literally have blood on their hands' - KUNA

Ukraine on brink of civil war: Lavrov - THE DAILY STAR

VIDEO (Full Interview): Ukraine `as Close to Civil War' as Possible: Lavrov - Bloomberg

Dragging Ukraine into NATO negative for European security, It would be a critical threat to Russia’s national security: Lavrov - RT News

Russia Can Do Business With Elected Ukraine Leader, Lavrov Says - Bloomberg

Donetsk gunmen in Ukraine seize election office, declaring that the country’s May 25 parliamentary and presidential vote will not be held there - The Globe and Mail

Donetsk People’s Republic starts forming its own army - ITAR-TASS

Almost all policemen in Ukraine’s Donetsk come down to side of pro-federation activists - ITAR-TASS

Donetsk separatists capture army commander in Ukraine - London Evening Standard

Self-defense units in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk confirm to have killed 8 Ukrainian gov't troops, destroyed several armored vehicles - The Voice of Russia

UN-marked strike helicopter ‘used by Kiev against militia’ sparks scandal - RT News

Crimea Ready to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine’s Luhansk, Donetsk Regions - RIA Novosti

Billionaire Akhmetov's empire on frontline in Ukraine crisis - Yahoo News

Akhmetov Considers It Necessary To Amend Constitution, Decentralize Power In Eastern Ukraine But Is Against Independence - Ukranian News

Ukrainian oligarch Akhmetov calls for suspension of Kiev terror operations in East Ukraine, uses resources to set up citizens' brigades -

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Akhmetov: Successful Donbas in unified Ukraine -


Ukraine Crisis Hits Economies in Region, EBRD Says -

EBRD warns on deeper recession threat facing Ukraine and Russia could follow - GlobalPost

EBRD: Russian Recession Could Damage Global Economy - The Moscow Times

Press Release: Russia-Ukraine crisis threatens recovery in EBRD region - EBRD

REPORT (Full): The Ukraine/Russia crisis weighs on transition region's growth - EBRD

What Ukraine’s economy looks like without its Russian-speaking regions - Quartz

Russia says open to talks if Ukraine pays off some gas debt, revised gas price is possible - Reuters

Ukraine to use EU and IMF money to pay for Russian gas - EUobserver

Russian gas supplies at risk from Ukraine crisis: Germany’s utility - ITAR-TASS

NASA hopes to continue cooperation with Russia on ISS - The Voice of Russia

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Ukraine News - May 14, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian separatists kill seven government soldiers in ambush - The Independent

VIDEO: Seven Ukrainian Troops Killed In Ambush By Separatists Outside Kramatorsk - YouTube

German foreign minister will try to broker dialogue between Ukraine government, rebels - Fox News

VIDEO: German FM Steinmeier stresses need for national dialogue during Kiev visit - YouTube

Russia's FM urges to immediately launch OSCE roadmap on crisis settlement in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

Russia 'expects' Ukraine rebels to comply with OSCE roadmap - GlobalPost

PM Yatsenyuk: The government is promoting its own roadmap, It has some things in common with the OSCE but the settlement should be Ukrainian - ITAR-TASS

Ukraine’s foreign ministry: OSCE crisis settlement roadmap is "auxiliary instrument" - ITAR-TASS

Ukraine's Party of Regions demands negotiations with Donetsk region residents - ITAR-TASS

Despite recent escalation, full-blown conflict in Ukraine can be averted: Ban - United Nations News Centre

Luhansk 'People’s Governor' Injured in Assassination Attempt After Independence Referendum - RIA Novosti

Mayor of Kharkov: "assassination attempt was political" (VIDEO) -

Confusion over rival claims to control Donetsk - GlobalPost

Donetsk and Lugansk Republics begin unification talks: Donetsk People's Republic co-chairman - The Voice of Russia

VIDEO: Donetsk celebrates newly-claimed independence from Kiev with fireworks - YouTube

Maidan Square activists urged to fight for Ukraine in the east - The Guardian

Bullets found after Kiev riots do not fit Berkut commando guns: The Ukrainian parliamentary committee - ITAR-TASS


Russia bans US from using Space Station over Ukraine sanctions, bars its rocket engines from launching US military satellites - Telegraph

France facing pressure from US over warship deal with Russia - Fox News

U.S. releases satellite images of Russian forces near Ukraine - Yahoo News

VIDEO, PHOTOS: US satellite images ‘show’ Russian troops still on Ukraine border - euronews

Russia announces USD2.4 billion Black Sea Fleet investment - IHS Jane's 360

Russian Defense Ministe Shoigu Details Black Sea Fleet Expansion Plans In Light of the Annexation of Crimea -

Russia's Black Sea Fleet to Receive 30 New Ships by 2020: Navy Commander - RIA Novosti

Russia to Station Aircraft, Ships Throughout Crimea – Navy Chief - RIA Novosti

Crimea Takeover Seen as Potential Game Changer in Mediterranean: Military Analysts - The Moscow Times

Sevastopol to mark Black Sea Fleet Day - ITAR-TASS: Russia

POLL: Over 41.6% of Ukrainians opposed to Ukraine joining NATO, 36.7 percent support it - The Voice of Russia


Gazprom introduces pre-payment system for Ukraine, sends $1.66bn bill - RT Business

Russia's Gazprom Warns Ukraine it Does Not Have Enough Gas For Winter -

Ukraine Can Use EU Aid to Pay Off Russian Gas Debt: European Commission - RIA Novosti

EU, Ukraine Sign Aid Deals Worth $1.78 Billion - ABC News

Gazprom may use Europe’s UGSs to guarantee more gas supplies to Europe in winter - ITAR-TASS

Joe Biden's son Hunter to head legal unit at Ukraine's largest private gas company - Washington Times


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Ukraine News - May 13, 2014


After referendum separatists In Eastern Ukraine Declare Independence - NPR

Ukraine eastern regions to boycott presidential vote - Al Jazeera English

VIDEO: Ukraine rebel leader: joining Russia might be ‘appropriate’ - euronews

Russia stops short of recognizing East Ukraine secession vote, promotes dialogue between easterners and the Kiev government -

VIDEO: Lavrov: We respect Ukrainian referendum, de-escalating the crisis is possible only if the rival sides speak directly - YouTube

Ukraine's roadmap prepared by OSCE not unveiled due to positions held by some people in Washington and Kiev: FM Lavrov -

Ukraine Should Focus on Decentralization, Minority Rights:  OSCE Chief - RIA Novosti

White House dismisses Ukraine referendums - TheHill

EU Council refuses to recognize referendum in Ukraine and expands sanctions vs. Russia - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO: How EU Sanctions Impact Russia's Economy: Video - Bloomberg

POLL: Ukraine favors Europe over Russia, new CNN poll finds -

The Wolves Hundred: Putin’s Russian Musclemen in East Ukraine - TIME

400 US mercenaries from the notorious US private security firm Academi (formerly Blackwater) 'deployed on ground’ in Ukraine military op, German media reports - RT News

Interview: Three Weeks A Hostage In Slovyansk -


IMF: Ukraine Crisis Could Have 'Severe' Economic Consequences For Europe - Business Insider

Russia repeats Ukraine gas cut threat if no payment by June 2 - Reuters

Russia will lower gas price if Ukraine pays debt - TheHill

Medvedev: Russia has evidence Ukraine has money to pay gas debt - ITAR-TASS

Russia analyzing how to avoid Ukrainian gas storage facilities in shipping gas to Europe -

Ukraine to Get Development Bank Cash to Boost Economy - Bloomberg


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Ukraine News - May 10, 2014

Russia calls for OSCE-mediated dialogue in Ukraine - Reuters

Ukraine leaders propose 'round table' on eastern rebellion with OSCE assistance - Reuters

OSCE secretary general arrives in Kiev to discuss ways of deescalation in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO: OSCE Chief Lamberto Zannier Discusses Roadmap with Ukrainian Government - YouTube

OSCE peacekeeping: draft ‘roadmap’ for defusing Ukraine -

Donetsk Activists Say Ready for Kiev Talks, Fear Deceit - RIA Novosti

Ukraine rebels in Donetsk and Lugansk ignore Putin call to delay self-rule vote - Reuters

VIDEO: Slavyansk’s acting mayor defiant, maintains May11 referendum - YouTube

Kharkov federalists decide against holding referendum on May 11 - The Voice of Russia

POLL: Pew: Despite Concerns about Governance, Ukrainians Want to Remain One Country (The poll was not conducted separately in the regions of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov)  - Pew Research

POLL: Razumkov: The majority in the SouthEast Ukraine is opposed to the use of force by the Kiev government, wants dialogue between the opposing sides -

Ukraine deploys 15,000 troops to Russian border, NATO beefs up forces in E. Europe: Moscow - RT News

Ukraine's Expanding National Guard Includes Kyiv Pro-Western Protesters (VIDEO) - VOA

NATO eyes 'defensive' permanent troop deployment near Russia's borders - RT News

Putin, marking Crimea annexation, lays claim to historic mantle - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Russia’s Putin Starts Army Drills - Bloomberg

Ukraine's Arms Industry Is Both Prize and Problem for Putin - Businessweek

This map shows how Russia’s military relies on Ukraine -


At least 7 dead in southeastern Ukraine port city Mariupol -

Ukraine Forces Destroy Police Building in Mariupol -

VIDEO: Shootout During Ukrainian Army Operation In Mariupol Eastern Ukraine - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukrainian soldier shoots man in Mariupol after being shot by a civilian - ITV News

VIDEO: Police Station Set On Fire By Ukrainian Forces In Mariupol Amid Renewed Fighting - YouTube

VIDEO: BMP light tanks and BRT armored personal carriers drove into the Mariupol, Some unarmed civilians tried to hold them up - YouTube

Abductions rise in east Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels brook no dissent, "People's Mayor" says harsh action needed in time of war: We have to make sure these people pose no threat -

Child wearing St. George's ribbon shot in Slavyansk - The Voice of Russia

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Ukraine News - May 8, 2014

Putin to Ukraine rebels: postpone secession vote - Reuters

Ukraine crisis: Russia's Putin 'backs 25 May election’ - BBC News

VIDEO: Putin calls for end to Kiev’s military op, postponing referendum in E. Ukraine - RT News

Putin backs Merkel's proposal on meeting to establish dialogue between Kiev administration and eastern representatives - Voice of Russia

VIDEO: Poroshenko: Putin appeal to stop the referendum and acceptance of the presidential election is a great news - YouTube

NATO, U.S. dispute Putin's claim of Russian troop withdrawal near Ukraine - The Globe and Mail

Pentagon beefs up aid to Ukraine - Military Times

Donetsk Is Slipping Further Out of Kiev's Grasp - VICE News

Anti-Kiev protesters regain control of city council in Mariupol - RT News

VIDEO: Activists regain control of Mariupol city hall, surround it with tyres - YouTube

Rebel leader released in exchange for Ukrainian security men-separatists - Reuters

Ukraine: Captives of Separatists Describe Brutal Beatings - Human Rights Watch

Gazprom: Ukraine fails to pay its April gas bill - RT Business

Ukraine receives first aid tranche from IMF program - DW.DE

IMF to help Ukraine repay gas debts - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine government says pro-Russian rebels sparked deadly Odessa fire - Fox News

Odessa survivor: After the pro-government attackers entered the Trade Union burning building, some people were strangled or shot (VIDEO) - RT

VIDEO: At 1:48 sec of the video a pro-government attacker yells from the roof to his people, At 2:18 they enter the rear of the building - YouTube

VIDEO: Proof that pro-government attackers were inside before fire erupted -

VIDEO: Pro-government attackers kill people of the Odessa Trade Union building and and scour their bodies  (English subtitle) -

PHOTO: Pregnant housecleaning woman strangled in Odessa union building -

VIDEO: Attacking injured people in front of the burned building in Odessa -

PHOTO: Man with molotov cocktails on the roof of Trade Unions House wearing the same red armband as the pro-government attackers on the street - hughmcmanners

VIDEO: Pro-government attackers entering the plaza at the Trade Union House in Odessa, burning the anti-government tents and attacking the building - YouTube

VIDEO: Survivor reveals what really happened in Odessa, click the button on the lower left (Captions) for ENG subs -

VIDEO: Odessa woman survivor shares terrifying experience, click the button on the lower left (Captions) for ENG subs -

PHOTOS, VIDEOS: A collection attesting the massive presence of armed pro-government protesters in Odessa on May 2 - cuamckuykot.livejournal

VIDEO: Maidan girls preparing the Molotov cocktails that were then used to assault the building -


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Ukraine News - May 6, 2014


Dozens injured, fatalities on both sides in ongoing military op in Slavyansk (VIDEO) - RT News

Ukraine Helicopter Shot Down Over Slavyansk Amid Clashes (VIDEO) - Sky News

VIDEO: Bloodshed continues in Slovyansk - CNN

VIDEO: Ukraine troops attack roadblocks in Slavyansk - RT

VIDEO: Anti-Kiev militants beef up Slavyansk checkpoints - YouTube

VIDEO: Caught On Tape: Ukraine Helicopter Firing Rockets, Shot Down - Prison

VIDEO: Gas pipe explodes amidst fierce fighting in Slavyansk - YouTube

VIDEO: Slavyansk woman killed on balcony by sniper - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine army enters Mariupol: Fighting & shooting in streets - YouTube

VIDEO: PrivatBank burns in Mariupol - YouTube

Ukraine's Largest Bank PrivatBank Suspends Cash Operations In The Rebel-Held East - Business Insider

VIDEO: PrivatBank shutters branches in Donetsk - YouTube

Raiffeisen Bank subsidiary suspends work in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk regions - ITAR-TASS


Defiant chants ring out at Odessa's fireball funerals - Telegraph

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: funerals for Odessa fire victims held - Telegraph

Ukraine sends elite force to Odessa due to unrest - SFGate

Ukraine, Kramatorsk: 'Those fascists killed this girl and they will be in hell’' - Telegraph

VIDEO: Funeral for nurse gunned down by Kiev military in Kramatorsk-

$10,000 a head: Right Sector Radicals put a bounty on UK journalist in Ukraine - RT News


Germany pushing for new Ukraine talks in Geneva - Yahoo News

Kiev welcomes German initiative on second Ukraine talks in Geneva - Xinhua 

Russia calls on Kiev to 'stop the bloodshed', enter talks: statement - Reuters

Republicans push for bill to allow military aid to Ukraine - Washington Times

POLL: Growing concern over Ukraine but little support for military action - Blogs

Ukraine's security service denies consultations with CIA - The Voice of Russia

OSCE observers detained in Sloviansk linked to Germany's intelligence service: media - ITAR-TASS

Kiev Struggles to Break Russia’s Grip on Gas Flow -

Ukraine waits for Slovakia to turn on gas - Houston Chronicle

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Ukraine News - May 5, 2014

Odessa police release 67 anti-govt activists after crowd surrounds police HQ (VIDEO) - RT News

VIDEO: Pro-Russia demonstrators storm Odessa police headquarters, win the release of 67 people detained - YouTube

VIDEO: Shocking! Bodies of Anti-govt Activists Burnt Alive In Odessa trade union building - YouTube

Radicals shooting at people in Odessa’s burning building caught on tape (VIDEO) - RT News

VIDEO: In Odessa Ukrainian far-right radicals finished off anti-govt people - YouTube

VIDEO: Odessa Horror: How clashes turned into massacre - YouTube

Avoiding facts? Mainstream Western media uncertain who is behind deadly Odessa blaze - RT News

Ukraine PM Says Odessa Violence Engineered By Russia, He also blamed security forces for failing to prevent the bloodshed -

US Ambassador to Ukraine: No evidence of direct Russian involvement in violence in Odessa - Washington Times

CIA, FBI agents 'advising Ukraine government': report - Yahoo News



Ukraine crisis: tension mounts in Kramatorsk after army rolls in, The separatists say at least 10 people were killed - Guardian

VIDEO: Ukrainian forces clash with rebels in Kramatorsk - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Kramatorsk tense after clashes between rebels and army - Yahoo News Singapore

Pro-Russians regain control of buildings in Kramatorsk -

At least one dead, two more wounded in Ukraine's Lugansk as bloody clashes continue - The Voice of Russia

In Lugansk, a rebel commander’s call to battle is answered - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Protesters rally outside Lugansk SBU building - YouTube

Pro-Russia gunmen in Slavyansk release OSCE European arms inspectors -

Intercepted Phone Calls Show Putin Called The Shots On European Hostages In Ukraine - Forbes

Ukraine army cuts off main road to Slavyansk - GlobalPost

VIDEO: Ukrainian Army seals off Slavyansk - YouTube

Meet the self-proclaimed 'people’s mayor' of Ukraine's Slaviansk - France 24

In Ukraine, separatists seize one of last government sites in Donetsk -

VIDEO: Crowd attempts to storm Donetsk Military Prosecutor's Office - YouTube

VIDEO: Protesters Storm Two Government Buildings in Donetsk - YouTube

Donetsk forms first regiment of Republican Army - The Voice of Russia

Kharkov mayor posts his photo from hospital after assassination attack - ITAR-TASS

Behind the Masks: The rebels are Ukrainians but have deep ties to Russia, They are veterans of the Soviet, Ukrainian or Russian Armies and some have families on the other side of the border - NYTimes

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Ukraine News - May 3, 2014


31 anti-government activists die after radicals set Trade Unions House on fire in Ukraine's Odessa (VIDEOS)— RT News

‘Nobody is letting us walk out of here alive’: trapped Odessa anti-government activist to RT (VIDEOS) - RT News

VIDEO: Rescuers Pull People from Burning Odessa Trade Union Building - TeleManagement

VIDEO: Fierce street battles in Odessa, Ukraine as pro & anti Kiev demos clash - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine: Odessa on the edge of all-out street war - YouTube

Moscow outraged by events in Odessa, views the tragic events as a sign of Kiev's "criminal irresponsibility” - THE DAILY STAR


US urges Kiev to punish those responsible for death of people in Odessa - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine: Neo-Nazi Right Sector Leader Threatens 'Civil War' - Israel National News


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Right Sector Threatens to Blow Pipelines from Russia to EU - YouTube




Ukrainian Military Strike Rebel-Held City Slavyansk as Fighting Spreads -

Ukraine President says 'many' rebels killed, wounded in crackdown -

Explosions, gunships rouse Slavyansk to barricades - GlobalPost

Pro-Russian rebels down army helicopters in Slaviansk offensive - France 24

VIDEO: Locals stall troops and armour en route to Slavyansk, Part 1 - YouTube

VIDEO: Human chains of E. Ukrainian residents block Kiev troops, APCs near Slavyansk, Part 2 - Youtube

VIDEO: Slavyansk residents angry at Ukraine military operation - YouTube

VIDEO: Downed Army helicopter burning in Slavyansk - YouTube


VIDEO: Helicopter pilot rescued by separatists -


VIDEO: Slavyansk self-defenders guard barricades, prepare for 'Kiev offensive' - YouTube


VIDEO (Russian): Crimean separatists: Hundreds of us are coming to help South-Eastern Ukraine’ - YouTube


Ukraine Reinstates Conscription as Security Deteriorates in Eastern Region - VOA


Pro-Russian activists in Slaviansk say 2 Ukrainian Alfa unit officers freed -




Russia, EU, Ukraine fail to reach agreement at gas talks - RT Business

Russia to cut gas to Ukraine in June if no prepayment received - Reuters

Russian energy minister: Ukraine must use some of its IMF loan to repay gas debts - ITAR-TASS

No doubts about Ukraine gas debt, EU intends to help Naftogaz - EU energy commissioner - ITAR-TASS

EU wants same price for Russian gas for all its members: Oettinger - EurActiv


Gazprom worried by uncertainty about gas transport from Russia to Eu across Ukraine - The Voice of Russia


Russian gas supplies 'not guaranteed', EU commissioner warns - EUobserver


Why Putin's Potential Retaliation Against Western Oil Giants Could Backfire - Businessweek


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Turkey News - May 2, 2014


Protests turn violent in Turkey on May Day after labor rallies banned -

VIDEO: Best footage: Major May Day violence in Turkey - YouTube

VIDEO: Best footage: Molotovs, stun grenades explode on Istanbul streets as violence erupts at May Day rally - YouTube

VIDEO: Protester gets shot in the leg while throwing a molotov cocktail at police - YouTube

VIDEO: Police crack down on May Day demonstrators on main Istanbul road amid traffic -

The Turkish way of controlling protests: Just shut down the city! - GlobalPost


CHRONOLOGY: As it happened: Police keep Taksim Square shut by means of tear gas and water cannon on tense May Day in Istanbul (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) -


May 1 tension erupts at Ankara’s Kızılay Square - CİHAN


Turkish police innovate with state-of-the-art ‘castle wall’ at Ankara’s Kızılay Square (PHOTOS) -


May Day activist attempted to hijack airplane -


Turkish unions speak out on the Labour Day, Unemployment reaching three million and a lack of job security are most serious problems - Euro Asia News


Turkish government scared of workers: Main opposition leader -


Dispatches: Why Banning May Day in Taksim Doesn’t Work - Human Rights Watch


Turkey: Riot police in reprehensible crackdown on peaceful May Day protest - Amnesty International




Turkish prosecutors investigate into Erdogan rival Gulen: minister - NBC News

Gülen faces a second investigation as an espionage probe launched at TİB -

US avoids commenting on Gülen's extradition - Today's Zaman

Turkish Extradition Request Could Strain Relations With US - VOA

US says Erdoğan’s remarks on protests are ‘ridiculous’ - Today's Zaman

Dialogue advocacy group 'disturbed' by Erdoğan's harassment of Hizmet - CİHAN


Courts order corrections to gov't media stories on Hizmet - CİHAN


Websites conducting a large-scale black propaganda war against the Hizmet movement - Today's Zaman


Turkish opposition: Enquiry against Gülen politically motivated - CİHAN


Erdoğan's ‘venomous discourse' about German President Joachim Gauck destroying Turkey's ties with EU - CİHAN


German President Gauck: I even restrained myself - CİHAN


Alevi groups slam Erdoğan remarks on ‘atheist Alevis' - CİHAN


Unregistered investigations carried out in İstanbul Courthouse - CİHAN


PM's son behind investigation ‘by mistake' into CHP leader - CİHAN


Venice Commission concerned about attacks against top court - CİHAN


MASAK chief reassigned in Finance Ministry purge, he came to public attention in a investigation launched against Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab - CİHAN




Prosecutors demand five years in prison for ‘girl with red foulard’ and other four Gezi protesters -

New intelligence law serious threat to basic rights and freedoms - CİHAN

Turkey falls into ‘Not Free' countries in Freedom House report - CİHAN

News portal draft law may lead to control of Internet media - CİHAN

Minister says Twitter has obeyed 16 Turkish court rules, is evaluating 10 others - Daily Sabah


University student to pay damages to mayor over insult on Twitter - Today's Zaman


Tweeting the Letter 'K' Can Get You 10 Months in a Turkish Prison - VICE News


Shakira and Rihanna’s music video ‘evokes homosexuality,’ Turkey’s TV watchdog says -


VIDEO: Shakira and Rihanna’s music video 'Can't Remember to Forget You' (Official Video) - YouTube


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Ukraine News - May 1, 2014


Pro- Russian masked gunmen tighten grip on eastern Ukraine - GlobalPost

From Kiev, no orders as east Ukraine police slip out of control - Reuters

Ukraine President Turchinov says government is helpless to restore order in east, some local law enforcement units support the "terrorists" - AP

Ukraine's Military On Full Alert For Possible Russian Attack - Reuters

POLL: Ukrainians Doubt Effectiveness of Interim Government, 80 percent of respondents from the east consider it illegitimate - VOA

VIDEO: Pro-Russian activists storm Lugansk govt HQ - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine separatists seize second provincial capital Lugansk, fire on police -

VIDEO: Police leaves Lugansk government building ceding control to the activists - YouTube

VIDEO: Pro-Russian gunmen at the police station in Lugansk -

VIDEO: Armed men guard 'border of Donetsk Republic' - YouTube


Ukrainian Activists Take Control of TV Station in Luhansk - RIA Novosti


Ukraine Unrest: Separatists Seize Buildings In Horlivka -


VIDEO: Pro Russian activists attack police station in Horlivka - YouTube


Maidan opponents seize Alchevsk city council - media - The Voice of Russia


OSCE military observers held in Sloviansk unlikely to be released soon - ITAR-TASS


Donetsk referendum to take place soon, 2000 polling stations ready - The Voice of Russia


Donetsk will not take part in presidential poll: rebel leader - GlobalPost


Meet Igor Strelkov, The Face Of The Insurgency In Eastern Ukraine - AP


Interview with Sloviansk Separatist Leader Reported by Human Right Protection Group - Ukrainian Winnipeg




IMF Board Approves $17 Billion for Ukraine - ABC News

IMF Press Release: IMF Approves 2-Year US$17.01 Billion Stand-By Arrangement for Ukraine, US$3.19 Billion for immediate Disbursement - IMF

IMF Survey : Ukraine Unveils Reform Program with IMF Support - IMF

Ukraine Economy Wounded as First Quarter GDP Shrinks -

Ukraine’s overall debt for Russian gas grows to $3.492 billion - ITAR-TASS

Ukraine can pay for Russian gas at reduced price or will go to court - ITAR-TASS


IMF says Russian economy already in recession, bleeding capital -


Russian Federation: Concluding Statement for the 2014 Article IV Consultation Mission - IMF


Putin Threatens Retaliation Against Western Oil Companies -


GOP senators: Arm Ukraine, hit Russian banks - Yahoo News


NATO not to give direct military aid to Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


U.S., Russia bolster communications to prevent accidental confrontation - Washington Times


Kerry: U.S. Taped Moscow’s Calls to Its Ukraine Spies, however State Dept spokesperson says Kerry was referring to Ukrainian intelligence adding The Daily Beast's story was a "mischaracterization" - The Daily Beast


Russia Shows Modern Military in Ukraine Crisis - VOA


Putin 'to visit Crimea' for May 9 military parade - Yahoo News


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Egypt News - Apr 30, 2014


Senior U.S. lawmaker Leahy blocks aid for Egyptian military denouncing the "sham trial" sentencing 683 people to death in less than one hour - Reuters

VIDEO: Leahy Freezes Military Aid To Egypt; Announces His Decision On Senate Floor - YouTube

Military Aid for Egyptians Loses Support in the Senate -

Nurturing Egyptian Democracy with Helicopter Gunships? They could be used against the Egyptian people with blood ending up on American hands - TIME

Statement by the Press Secretary on Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egypt - The White House


Egyptian Court Sentencing Recommendations - US State Department


EU says Egypt mass death sentences in breach of international law - Yahoo News


Egypt: Ban alarmed by recent legal decisions which could violate human rights - United Nations News Centre


Egypt unfair trial, death sentences make mockery of justice - Amnesty International


Amnesty International Researcher attended the sentencing hearing in El Minya: ‘There is no justice in this country anymore’ - Amnesty's global human rights blog


Egypt: Fresh Assault on Justice - Human Rights Watch




Kerry, Egyptian FM Fahmy Discuss Mass Egyptian Death Sentences - VOA

TRANSCRIPT: Statements of Kerry, Egyptian Foreign Minister Fahmy Before Their Meeting - IIP Digital

Fahmy: Egypt will 'diversify' foreign policy with closer ties to Russia - Al-Monitor

Egypt's Foreign Policy in New Realities Statesmen's Forum with Egypt FM Fahmy - Center for Strategic and International Studies

Egypt's justice ministry says condemnation of death sentences is 'inadmissible' - Ahram Online


The death of justice in Egypt: An eight-minute trial, with no arguments for the defence, and one judge sentences 683 people to death - The Independent


Even the dead are sent to the gallows in Egypt - GlobalPost


Egypt court bans April 6 over espionage claims - Ahram Online


Egypt's April 6 Youth Movement to appeal ban - Ahram Online


A Conversation with Egypt’s April 6 Youth Movement co-founder - Muftah


Al Jazeera demands $150m damages from Egypt - Al Jazeera English


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Ukraine News - Apr 29, 2014


Ukraine's federalization supporters announce creation of Lugansk People's Republic, it is the third after Donetsk and Kharkov - The Voice of Russia

VIDEO: Statement of Separatists Declaring ‘People’s Republic’ In Ukraine’s Luhansk - Youtube

VIDEO: Separatists Proclaim Luhansk Independence in Ukraine - YouTube

Pro-Ukraine Demonstration in Donetsk Turns Violent when masked men attacked with bats and tear gas - NBC

A pro-Russian version of the clashes in Donetsk between pro- and anti-Kiev demos (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - RT News

VIDEO: Beginnings of the Pro-Ukraine Donetsk demo preceding the violence - YouTube


VIDEO: Donetsk Demo - 2 minutes before violence - YouTube


VIDEO: Donetsk Demo - Violence Erupts - YouTube


VIDEO: Donetsk Demo - Violent Clashes - YouTube


VIDEO: Donetsk demo - Separatists beat a protester holding a Ukrainian flag - YouTube


Mayor of Kharkov, Ukraine shot in back, hospitalized - press service - RT News


VIDEO: Mayor of Kharkov fights for life after being shot - YouTube


Separatists in Ukraine seize Kostiantynivka, another city ... and the music plays on -


VIDEO: Militants Occupy Government Building in Kostiantynivka in Eastern Ukraine Part 1 - AOL On


VIDEO: Militants Occupy Government Building in Kostiantynivka in Eastern Ukraine Part 2 - AFP


Pro-Russian activists attack oligarch's bank in Donetsk - The Times of Israel


Ukraine's SBU officers captured near Slavyansk could be exchanged: people's mayor - The Voice of Russia




U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russian officials and companies - Detroit Free Press

TRANSCRIPT: White House Background Conference Call on Ukraine Sanctions -

POLL: Americans support sanctions, not arms for Ukraine -

EU adds 15 to sanctions list over Russia's actions in Ukraine - GlobalPost


EU signs 1 billion euro ($1.3 billion) memorandum in aid for Ukraine - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine to Sue Russia’s Gazprom - RIA Novosti


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Ukraine News - Apr 28, 2014


Ukraine rebels present captured OSCE observers to media - GlobalPost

VIDEO: Kidnapped OSCE observers appear at press conference in rebel-held Slovyansk - YouTube

Ukrainian separatist leader defends capture of 'Nato spies' - The Observer

VIDEO: European observers detained in Ukraine are branded ‘Nato spies’ - euronews

VIDEO: Separatists in Slovyansk open to prisoner exchange - YouTube

VIDEO: Swedish military observer freed for medical treatment by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine - euronews

People’s militia fighters in Donetsk region capture three force officers from Kiev - ITAR-TASS


Ukranian Authorities Confirms Separatists Captured Its Staff In Donetsk Region, say they was seeking to detain a Russian national suspected of deputy Rybak's murder - Ukranian News


VIDEO: Pro-Russia Separatists Detain Ukrainian Security Service Agents - VICE News


Anti-govt protesters seize TV station in eastern Ukraine, call for own channel - RT News


VIDEO: Anti-govt protesters seize TV station in Donetsk, demand Ukrainian channels taken off air - YouTube


Pro-Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Sheds Light on Origin of Militants -


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Interview: Pro-Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Sheds Light on Origin of Militants - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT (English): Pro-Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Sheds Light on Origin of Militants - Storify


Supporters of Ukraine’s federalization in Lugansk deliver ultimatum to Kiev authorities: amnesty to all protesters, grant the Russian language official status and organize a referendum - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine federalisation supporters protesting in 2 big east Ukrainian cities - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Pro-Russian activists rally in Donetsk calling for a referendum - The Washington Post


Airborne gunmen attack pro-Russia militia checkpoint near weapons depot - RT News


Football ultras clash with anti-govt protesters in eastern Ukraine, at least 14 injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT News




A White House Split Over Russia -

G-7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine - The White House

British troops will not fight in Ukraine if Russia invades says defence boss - Mirror Online

RIA Novosti Obtaines Satellite Photos Showing Ukrainian Military Buildup Near Slaviansk (PHOTOS) - RIA Novosti


PHOTOS: More Satellite Images Revealing Buildup Of 15,000 Ukraine Troops, Hundreds Of Tanks Around Slavyansk - Alex Jones’ Infowars


Russian and Ukrainian armies shaping up for initial military clash over Slavyansk - DEBKAfile


Slovakia agrees to deliver gas to Ukraine - NBC News


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Ukraine News - Apr 26, 2014


Ukraine moves to blockade activist-held Slovyansk -

VIDEO: Ukraine Decides to Isolate Slovyansk with Blockade -

VIDEO: Army road blocks are installed near Slovyansk - YouTube

'No quarter will be given': Slovyansk rebels gird for siege - GlobalPost

Ukraine rebel city Slovyansk holding international observers - AP

OSCE monitors' bus stopped because of Ukrainian military among passengers: Slovyansk people's mayor - The Voice of Russia

Vyacheslav Ponomarev: the 'people's mayor' who runs Slovyansk - The Guardian

VIDEO: CNN gets rare access to pro-Russia HQ in Slovyansk - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Interior Ministry Releases Footage of Slovyansk Operation - Yahoo News


Helicopter explodes at Kramatorsk airfield in eastern Ukraine, Pro Russian self-defence troops have confirmed the attack (VIDEOS) — RT News


Seven injured in Ukraininan police checkpoint explosion near Odessa - Yahoo News


Donetsk republic council approves referendum question: "Do you support the act on state independence of the Donetsk people's republic?" - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO ARCHIVE: A large crowd of Pro-Russians in Donetsk demonstrates, wants referendum - BBC


Ukraine’s political prisoner #1, the “people’s governor” of Donetsk, stages hunger strike over Kiev’s assault on eastern regions - RT News


Right Sector Leader Dmitry Yarosh Writes Letter to Aleksandr Turchinov Demanding Ukrainian Citizens are Armed - Ace News Services


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Yarosh: Right Sector mobilizes in Southeast Dnepropetrovsk - YouTube


Right Sector militants attempting to infiltrate Slavyansk - self-defense forces commander - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine Right Sector activists build checkpoint on Transdniestria-Odessa road - ITAR-TASS


Interview with Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Arseny Yatseniuk, Ukraine Prime Minister, Says Russia Wants To Start World War III By Occupying Ukraine -


Kiev authorities: Russia should dissociate itself from protesters in southeastern regions - ITAR-TASS




Pentagon says Russian jets enter Ukrainian airspace, calls for nation to 'deescalate the situation' - Washington Times

Pentagon to Russia: Call us, please? -

Hagel Waits to Hear From Russian Counterparts - Defense Department

Russian Defense Ministry Says Ready to Discuss Ukraine With Pentagon - RIA Novosti

In a telephone call, Top Russian general voices concern to U.S. counterpart over Ukraine - Reuters

Russia to Draft Black Sea Fleet Development Program by June - RIA Novosti


Kiev Says It Detained Dozens of Russian Agents - RIA Novosti


‘Russian agents captured in Ukraine? Show them!’: Lavrov - RT News


Slavyansk acting mayor denies the claim of any involvement of Russian Special Forces in Ukraine's ongoing conflict - The Voice of Russia


Exclusive: Putin Halts All Talks With White House - The Daily Beast


Obama: Economic sanctions if Russia enters Ukraine - The Washington Post


Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande, Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Renzi, and Prime Minister Cameron - The White House


Warship USS Donald Cook leaves Black Sea - ITAR-TASS


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Ukraine News - Apr 25, 2014


Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, in response Russia starts drill near border - Reuters

Putin Warns of Consequences as Ukraine Steps Up Offensive - Bloomberg

VIDEO: Putin: If the Kiev regime has started to use the army against the population inside the country, it will certainly have consequences - PressTV

Russia Defense Minister Shoigu: 11,000 Ukrainian servicemen involved in operation in the country's southeast - ITAR-TASS

VIDEO: Russian troops amassing along the Ukraine border - YouTube

Russia demands U.S. stop Ukraine's military operation - Reuters

Kerry: Russia has 'refused to take a single step' to de-escalate Ukraine crisis - Fox News

VIDEO: Secretary Kerry’s Full Statement on Ukraine -

East Ukraine tension mirrors mistrust of Kiev leaders, OSCE head says - ITAR-TASS


Churkin: Kiev authorities did not even try to bring people to negotiating table - ITAR-TASS


Russia urges release of Ukrainian protest leader Gubarev - The Voice of Russia


Producer of Russian TV show vanishes in Ukraine as ‘saboteurs posing as journalists’ detained - RT News


Detained American Journalist Freed in Eastern Ukraine - NBC


VIDEO: Interview with American Journalist Simon Ostrovsky Held Prisoner in East Ukraine now Free - YouTube


Gazprom Charges Ukraine $11.4b Before EU Gas Talks - Bloomberg


EU to assist Ukraine in pay off part of debt to Gazprom, says commissioner - ITAR-TASS




Ukraine forces kill five pro-Russia separatists in Slovyansk, repel an attack on an army base in the eastern town of Artemivsk - DW.DE 

VIDEOS: Ukrainian ‘Counter-Terror’ Operation Against Pro-Russians Kills 5 - Mediaite

Sloviansk self-defense militants redeploy to city’s downtown - ITAR-TASS

Protest crackdown in Slavyansk put on hold: Ukrainian Media - The Voice of Russia

Ukraine claims city hall in Mariupol cleared of pro-Russia militants, but reality on ground less clear - CBS News

East Ukraine’s Donetsk republic plans to hold sovereignty referendum jointly with Luhansk no later than May 11- ITAR-TASS


Ukraine’s parliament to consider proposals on expanding regions’ competences in autumn - ITAR-TASS


Party of Regions says memorandum on settlement in Ukraine’s east is set of empty promises, “This draft has no mention of either the issue of federalization or the status of the Russian language” - ITAR-TASS


Party of Regions: Russian language must be recognized as second official, The matter is in the fact that Russian-speaking citizens account for at least 40% of the population in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


Protesters in Ukraine guard biggest weapons cache in eastern Europe -


Ukrainian extremist group Right Sector moves headquarters from Kiev to Dnepropetrovsk in the Southeast region - ITAR-TASS


Right Sector's "Donbass" battalion to assist crackdown on federalists in eastern Ukraine - Ak Zhaik


Miners in Lugansk region refuse to transfer their wages to restore Independence Square - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Miners stricking in Lugansk region - YouTube


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Ukraine News - Apr 24, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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


Ukraine: Three Russian military intel officers detained -


Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine -


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


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


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


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




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

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

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

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


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


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


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




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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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Ukraine News - Apr 22, 2014


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

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

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

Russia accuses Ukraine of violating Geneva peace deal -

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

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

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


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


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


OSCE mediator in Ukraine meets Slaviansk militants - Reuters


VIDEO: OSCE mediators arrive in eastern Ukraine - CCTV News


VIDEO: Ukraine: OSCE Deputy Chief interview - YouTube


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


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


Ukraine crisis: Russia plans Crimea casino boom - BBC News




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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ukraine Conflict Becomes Hostage Crisis as Separatists Take Prisoners -


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Ukraine News - Apr 19, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


Welcome to the People's Republic of Donetsk -


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


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




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

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

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

OSCE Ukraine peacemakers say they need more help -

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


Response of EU President Barroso to President Putin’s letter -


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


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


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


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


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