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Ukraine News - May 18, 2014

By bartolo - Posted on 17 May 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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