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Ukraine News - Sep 2, 2014

By bartolo - Posted on 01 September 2014

Rebels no longer demanding full independence, say they will respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - AP

Donetsk, Luhansk ‘republics' present list of demands ahead of the meeting of the Contact Group  - ITAR-TASS

Excerpts: Pro-Russia ‘republics’ outline demands in swap for peace ahead of Minsk talks - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

Next session of Contact Group on Ukraine due on Friday - ITAR-TASS

Talks with Ukraine in Contact Group may get official status - ITAR-TASS

Moscow Hopes Minsk Talks on Settling Situation in Ukraine to Be About Ceasefire: Lavrov - RIA Novosti

VIDEO: Putin responds to BBC doorstep: Kiev authorities refuse to hold substantial dialogue with Ukraine’s southeast - YouTube

Russia: Demonstrators Against War in Ukraine Arrested - The Interpreter

NATO plans high-readiness 'spearhead' with troops, jets, and ships in East Europe -

Military option on Ukraine 'does not exist', says new EU chief - Telegraph

Europe drafts emergency energy plan with eye on Russia gas shut-down -

Ukraine negotiates gas supplies bypassing Russia: Poroshenko - ITAR-TASS

Reverse-flow gas ‘trial run’ from Slovakia to Ukraine successful - ITAR-TASS

Russian ruble slides to all-time low as new sanctions loom - CNN

Putin Faces Debt to Import Curbs as EU Weighs Sanctions - Businessweek


Ukrainian forces retreat from Luhansk airport after clashes with 'Russian tank column’: Kiev - France 24

Ukraine Border Gateway Seized by Rebels as War-Weary Locals Pray for Peace - VICE News

Ukrainian officials say nearly 700 soldiers had been taken prisoner since the rebel offensive began - BBC

VIDEO: Rebels capture more govt forces in Eastern Ukraine -

VIDEO (Russian): DPR 'Prime Minister' Zakharchenko met captive Ukrainian troops before releasing them home - YouTube

At Least Four Tactical Battalions of Russian Federation Armed Forces in Ukraine: Andrey Lysenko, military spokesman - Interpreter_Mag

US Official Confirms That Russian Military Has Sent SA-22 SAM Systems Into Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, Sep 1 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center

Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters - BBC News

Ukrainian Woman, Held Up to Public Abuse, Is Released -

Ukrainian Woman Tells Of Public Abuse At Hands Of Pro-Moscow Separatists -

INTERVIEW (Russian): Ukrainian Woman Tells Of Public Abuse At Hands Of Pro-Moscow Separatists -

Iryna Dovhan, the woman humiliated by terrorists in Donetsk, speaks of her ordeal (Excerpts) - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


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