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Ukraine News - May 1, 2014

By bartolo - Posted on 30 April 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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