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Russia/Ukraine News - Dec 20, 2014

 

European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia - LA Times


France's Hollande Floats Prospect of Sanctions Relief for Russia, Risks EU Split - Bloomberg News


VIDEO: France’s Hollande Floats Rollback of Russian Sanctions - Bloomberg


German Foreign Minister Warns Against More Russia Sanctions - Atlantic Sentinel


Italian PM urges revision of attitude to Russia, opposes new sanctions - TASS


Sanctions Now Risk Being Too Painful for Russia, Denmark Says - Businessweek


Obama waives sanctions authority despite new law, concerned that the measure is not in line with with the European Union - Yahoo News


Statement by President Obama on the Ukraine Freedom Support Act - IIP Digital

 

Corker to Obama: Convince Europe to up sanctions on Russia - TheHill

 

Obama imposes sanctions on Crimea, echoes EU - US News

 

EU bans investment in Crimea, targets oil sector, cruises - Reuters

 

Russian experts: The lastest EU summit concerned not so much about the Ukrainian crisis as economic relations with Russia - TASS

 

Fresh US sanctions could do long-term damage to relations with Russia: Lavrov - AFP

 

Russia Reserves Adequate Response to Ukraine Freedom Support Act: Official - Sputnik International

 

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Europeans Face Export Losses as Sanctions Bite Russian Ruble - WSJ


Sanctions against Russia hurt both sides, $40 billion annual US-Russia trade is dwarfed by EU-Russia $460 billion - dailytimes.com


Western companies scramble to cope with Russian ruble drop - Reuters


Russia crisis hurts these Western brands the most - CNN


GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russian sales amidst ruble's collapse - autoblog.com


Renault-Nissan boss warns of 'bloodbath' for car sales in Russia - Telegraph


Apple, IKEA, McDonald's Raise Prices In Russia Due To Ruble Falls - Business Insider


BASF, Gazprom Fall Victim to Sanctions as Asset Swap Ends - Bloomberg

 

VIDEO: Sanctions Against Russia Affecting Germany - YouTube

 

Russia Warships Update: France Still Won't Deliver Mistral Helicopter Carriers, Francois Hollande Says - ibtimes.com

 

EU asks Russia to go ahead with South Stream - TASS

 

Europe and Russia After South Stream - Stratfor

 

China Offers Enhanced Cooperation as Russia Struggles - Bloomberg

 

Ruble Advances as Cash Crunch From Higher Rates Supports Demand - Bloomberg

 

POLL: Vladimir Putin's popularity soars to 81% as Russia faces economic chill - ibtimes.co.uk

 

Putin: Russia military modernization to go ahead - Boston Herald

 

Russian nuclear forces to get more than 50 new missiles in 2015: Putin - TASS

 

Shoigu: In 2015 Russian AirForce & Naval Aviation will receive 126 new aircraft  88 helicopters. Navy to receive 2 submarines & 5 warships - Missilito on Twitter

 

3rd Russian Borei-class nuclear sub raises its colors (VIDEO) - RT News

 

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IMF, Ukraine fail to reach pact on next bailout tranche - Reuters


Ukraine’s Rating Cut by S&P to CCC as IMF Delay Raises Default Risk - Bloomberg


G7 Officials to Discuss Ukraine Funding Gap - WSJ


Russian Media: Western Nations Tired of Ukraine’s Financial Demands - Sputnik UK


POLL: Majority of EU Citizens Against Additional Financial Aid to Ukraine - Sputnik International


POLL: Ukrainians' Ratings of Their Lives, Country Hit New Low - gallup.com


Ukraine power units idled as coal reserves shrink - Reuters

 

Arms deliveries and military aid to Ukraine not discussed at EU meeting: Merkel - TASS

 

Former US Ambassador: Ukrainian claims on building one of Europe’s most powerful armies and reversing Crimea’s reunification with Russia could have dangerous consequences - Sputnik

 

Kiev, East Ukraine Republics Fail to Set Date of Next Reconciliation Talks - Sputnik International

 

Donetsk, Luhansk, Kiev Agree All-For-All Prisoner Swap as Priority - Sputnik International

 

Putin: Poroshenko Seeks Peace in Ukraine, but Many Others Want War - Sputnik International

 

Putin: Donbas Economic Blockade Futile, Counterproductive Path for Ukraine - Sputnik International

 

Lavrov: Bill renouncing Ukrainian neutral status plays into party of war hands - Russia Beyond The Headlines

 

Five Ukrainian government soldiers and five pro-Russian separatists killed in clashes - Bloomberg

 

Two Ukrainian Volunteer Fighters Killed In Ambush Near Staryi Aidar - Interpreter_Mag

 

Human Rights Watch: Ukraine Indiscriminate Rocket Attacks In Eastern Regions Require Better Investigation - Human Rights Watch

 

Ukraine's Azov Battalion Is Not Neo-Nazi, But Some Ppl In Battalion Are - Hromadske on Twitter

 

Russia transported T-64A tanks into Ukraine first half of december (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

 

Ukraine forms 'ministry of truth' to regulate the media - The Guardian

 

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Russia/Ukraine News - Dec 18, 2014

 

Russian Ruble Gains Back Some Of Its Lost Value From The Previous Day Dubbed "Black Tuesday” - rferl.org


Russia spends billions to prop up ruble and stem the worst financial crisis of President Putin's 15 years in power - GlobalPost


Russia has resources, market instruments to rectify economic situation: Medvedev - TASS


VIDEO: Russia will never suffer economic meltdown, but Ukraine can: Lavrov - Reuters.com


Russia has cash to prevent economic collapse (VIDEO) - CNN


Russian central bank preparing measures to pump money into banks in 2015 - cnbc.com


Russia's Latest Torment: Higher Prices for Everything - Bloomberg


Russians Flock to Stores to Pre-empt Price Rises - NYTimes.com


Ruble Chaos Forces Retailers to Suspend Sales in Russia - The Moscow Times

 

Apple Halts Online Sales In Russia As The Ruble Collapses - Forbes

 

Russia Government Pressures Exporters not to Hoard Foreign-Currency Earnings - The Moscow Times

 

Bank of Russia Bolsters Lenders as FX Debt Payments Loom - Bloomberg

 

Russia’s 20 richest people lost US$10B in two days due to the ruble’s collapse - Financial Post

 

Russian Economy to Rebound in 2015 if Ukraine Crisis De-Escalates:Saxo Bank - Sputnik International

 

Economist Katusa: Low Oil Prices Aren't the End of Russia (VIDEO) - newsmax.com

 

Russian Arms Exports Hit $13 Billion in 2014 - The Moscow Times

 

Russia crisis leaves banks around the world exposed by the billions - RT Business

 

Anxiety Over European Banks Amid Ruble Crisis - NYTimes.com

 

Banks Most Exposed Russia's Looming Debt Crisis - Business Insider

 

Russian turmoil knocks back European equities - Reuters

 

It’s Not Just Russia’s Companies Feeling the Pain - WSJ

 

German business group warns the recent drop in the ruble will negatively affect Germany’s exports to Russia - presstv.ir

 

Asian Markets Down on Ruble Crisis - Sputnik International

 

Russia-Ukraine border situation affects global economy: Kremlin spokesman - TASS

 

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EU says Ukraine needs $15 bln, has limited ability to help - Reuters


Finance ministry hopes Ukraine to receive IMF $3 bln loan installment early Jan 2015 - interfax.com.ua


Ukraine's Currency Hits Record Lows on 'Black Tuesday' - Interpreter_Mag


Chevron Shale Exit Shreds Ukraine’s Hope of Energy Independence - Bloomberg


Poroshenko sets course for 'Euro-Atlantic' security integration, aims to EU membership by 2020 and to abandon the "nonbloc” status - rferl.org


VIDEO: Ukraine to Pursue Euro-Atlantic Security Integration: Poroshenko is for canceling non-aligned status - YouTube


Putin Orders Snap Military Drills on NATO Border - newsweek.com

 

Top US Diplomat Warns Russia: Don't Put Nukes in Crimea - newsmax.com

 

Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels agree to resume peace talks on Sunday - The West Australian

 

Donetsk separatist leadership ready to hold on-line Skype-conference with Kiev tomorrow - TASS

 

Lavrov: Moscow Supports Ukraine’s Integrity, E Ukraine Not 'Another Crimea’ - Sputnik International

 

POLL: Few Ukrainians approve of allowing Donetsk and Luhansk to leave Ukraine, Forty-three percent approve of decentralizing power - gallup.com

 

Pushilin: DNR 'Prepared To Exchange 152 Captured Ukrainian Soldiers' - Interpreter_Mag

 

Ukrainian Military Report 26 Attacks From Russian-Backed Forces Over Last 24 Hours - Interpreter_Mag

 

SBU Says Airports Closed Due To SAM Threat - Interpreter_Mag

 

Evidence that Russia is transporting back its destroyed tanks (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

 

Tenth Russian convoy to deliver humanitarian aid to east Ukraine: Emergencies Ministry - TASS

 

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Shooting Down MH 17 - BUK 312 Story False Says Ukraine Crew Member


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(Image: BUK 312 in Kiev junta terrotiry - Anatoly Sharij)

The shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 came into greater focus with the December 15 YouTube video featuring a former crew member of BUK self-propelled fire installation, number 312 (BUK 312). Ukraine's government and others maintained that the BUK 312 unit shot down MH17 while manned by a resistance crew.   The Obama administration championed that narrative holding both the resistance and Russia responsible for the 298 deaths on July 17. The interview was conducted by investigative journalist Anatoly Sharij and translated by Marina Stewart (see full test in English at end of this article).  

The 23-year-old former BUK 312 crewmember revealed that the missile unit was in fact manned by the Ukraine military. He outlines the missile system's location and how it operated.   The former sergeant also offered analysis and research indicating the very low probability that the 312 crew shot down MH17.

Russia/Ukraine News - Dec 16, 2014

 

Medvedev: EU not willing to treat Ukraine as equal partner, “The association agreement does not contain any mention of Ukraine’s membership” - Sputnik


Medvedev: EU, US Reluctant to Give Ukraine Money, Even for Immediate Needs - Sputnik


Medvedev: Kiev may lose $15Bln after association with EU, should Customs Union member-states take steps to protect their markets - Sputnik


Medvedev: Ukrainian citizens will not be able to work in Russia without labor patent, Ukraine will lose up to $13bn in remittances - APA


Medvedev: Ukrainian economy built thanks to Russia, looming threat of social and economic collapse of the country - interfax.com


Medvedev: 'Russia has experienced tragic events in Ukraine as our own pain', given the two countries’ shared culture, values, and historical identity - Sputnik


Russia says it wants east Ukraine to stay with Kiev under reformed constitution to allow autonomy to Russian-speaking regions - Reuters


Medvedev: Kiev's Blockade of East Ukraine Shows Lack of Responsibility - Sputnik International


Medvedev: Issue With Gas Transit Through Ukraine Settled Only Temporarily - Sputnik International


Medvedev: Russia concerned about Kyiv's attempts to upset atomic energy cooperation - interfax.com


Russia announces a three-day exercise near the Ukrainian border. On previous occasions it meant a surge of the intervention corps - Leonid Ragozin on Twitter


Russian top brass (200 generals and other commanders) meeting and strategizing somewhere in Rostov region - Maria Antonova on Twitter


Geolocating Russia moves of more T-64s and GRADs towards Ukraine (PHOTO) - Ukraine@war


Russians film their own large columns on the move in Ukraine (VIDEO, PHOTO) - Ukraine@war


FM Lavrov says Russian nukes could be stationed in Crimea - Andrew Roth on Twitter


Russia Blamed by Nordic Nations for Endangering Airliner - Bloomberg


Russia denies another near collision in Baltics - The Sacramento Bee


US, Europe arms sales decline for third year in a row, Russia sees spike in sales largely thanks to a Kremlin push to modernise its military - ibtimes.com


The Top 25 Weapons Companies In The World (Excluding China): Report - Business Insider


Plans to Create Russian National Orbital Station Confirmed - Sputnik International


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Dems, GOP press Obama to back Russian sanctions, The bill also would provide lethal military assistance to Ukraine - ABC News


White House has not yet decided on Russia sanctions bill - Reuters


Lavrov: U.S. Ukraine support bill hostile move, "a maniac desire to punish Russia for all imaginable and unimaginable transgressions" - interfax.com


Russia Issues Stern Warning To U.S. Against Fresh Economic Sanctions, Vows To Strike Back Because Of Ukraine Support Act - ibtimes.com


Russia Press Digest: U.S. bill on Ukraine is ‘time bomb under bilateral relations’ - Russia Beyond The Headlines


‘If US sends weapons to Ukraine, Russia should send troops’: lawmaker - RT


How Many Enemies Does America Want? Congress Sacrifices U.S. Security With New Sanctions Against Russia - Forbes


Russian Ruble Crashes to World's Worst-Performing Currency - The Moscow Times


Russian ADRS Drop Most in Five Years as Ruble Plunges - Bloomberg


Russia Boosts Interest Rates To 17 Percent Amid Currency's Slide - NPR


Russia cuts spending as recession looms: Report - Worldbulletin News


Moscow Authorities Threaten Merchants with Fines for Showing Prices in Foreign Currency; Urges Consumers to Inform on Businesses - Interpreter_Mag


Russia’s Debt Problem May Not Be as Bad as It Seems - WSJ


Ukraine's frozen war is bringing dramatic changes to world economy - Reuters


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Ukraine Seeking $10 Billion in Aid Amid Talks With U.S., EU to stave off a default as its economy shrinks - Bloomberg


Ukraine Prime Minister Asks NATO, EU for More Help - ABC News


Ukraine needs national referendum on NATO membership: PM - TASS


NATO Secretary General tells Ukrainian Prime Minister ''NATO stands with you’’ - NATO


VIDEO: Joint press point with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk - YouTube


Joint Press Release following the first Association Council meeting between the European Union and Ukraine - Council of the European Union


Ukrainian Bonds Tumble Amid Talks on Aid to Avert Default - Bloomberg


Gas volume in Ukraine’s underground storage sites falls as heating season begins - TASS


Ukraine says Chevron plans to pull out of $10 bln shale gas deal - Reuters


Press Release: UN report details dire plight of people in eastern Ukraine amid ongoing rights violations - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


REPORT: Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Separatist Military Leader: "We must take the borders of the Donetsk region. If Ukraine does not agree to solve this issue by political means, we will settle it militarily - Interpreter_Mag


Convoy with Russian Tank Labeled 'To Mariupol' Has Been Geolocated in Ukraine (PHOTO, VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Numerous Attacks On Ukrainian Positions, Including Grad Use Reported - Interpreter_Mag


Official says 917 Ukrainian army servicemen killed in Donbas military operation - TASS


Ukraine's three major airports closed indefinitely: state aviation service - TASS


Ukrainian female pilot Nadezhda Savchenko detained in Russia on hunger strike - Interpreter_Mag


Poroshenko grants alleged Belarusian Neo-Nazi Ukrainian citizenship - khpg.org

 

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Russia News - Dec 12, 2014

 

US Senate Passes 'Ukraine Freedom Support Act’, Calls For More Sanctions Against Russia and Arms To Ukrainian Military - Interpreter_Mag


Summary and full text of Senate bill: Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 - Congress.gov


Obama urges Congress not to pursue new sanctions on Russia, saying the move would risk putting the U.S. out of step with Europe - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Obama rejects more sanctions against Russia - YouTube


Accusations fly around Russia’s 'unprecedented' Baltic military deployments as tensions escalate - The Guardian

 

Russian jets intercepted by Dutch F-16s over Baltic Sea refused to identify themselves - Washington Times

 

VIDEO: Dutch F-16s Intercept Russian Su-34 Jets Over Baltic Sea - atlanticcouncil

 

Finnish Air Force Jets Captured Photos Of Russian Bombers Skirting Their Airspace (PHOTOS) - Business Insider

 

US Government Alert to Possible Nuclear Weapons in Crimea: Undersecretary - Sputnik International

 

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a US-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow's relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis - ANTARA News

 

Ukraine Calls on Putin to Release Pilot Savchenko From Psychiatric Clinic in Moscow - The Moscow Times

 

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko deaf on one ear after staying in the cold during transfers between Russian prisons - Leonid Ragozin on Twitter

 

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Pentagon to Press Russia on Arms-Control Treaty Violation - NYTimes.com


VIDEO: McKeon: Russia Violating Arms Agreement - DoDNEWS


Russian Arms Control Violation Prompts Joint Staff Assessment - Defense.gov


Pentagon Considering Deployment of Nuclear Missiles in Europe - Washington Free Beacon


Congress Demands Obama Report on Russian Nuclear Cheating - newsmax.com


R-500 / Iskander-K GLCM: Russia testing and about to deploy the cruise missile with a range that violates the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Force (INF) treaty - globalsecurity.org


Russia downplays nuclear war, the new draft of the country's military doctrine would not include a stipulation for preemptive nuclear war - International Business Times

 

NATO Land Command Fully Operational, Says Commander - Military.com

 

NATO Military Activity Near Russia Is Response to Moscow's Actions: Spokesperson - Sputnik International

 

Lithuania's Military Is On Alert Over Russian Moves - Business Insider

 

NATO Sells Tiny Baltic Countries $600 Mil worth of Arms - blacklistednews

 

U.S. Navy: New laser weapon works, ready for action - CNN.com

 

VIDEO: U.S. Navy successfully tests laser weapon in the Persian Gulf, targeting and destroying boats and drones at sea - Yahoo Yahoo UK

 

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Russia's central bank hikes rate as ruble plummets - Yahoo News


Price of Bread to Jump Due to Russia's Weakening Ruble - The Moscow Times


Russia's Gazprom Wants to Raise Domestic Gas Prices as Ruble Plunge Hits Margins - The Moscow Times


Russian Firms Lost Billions on Ruble Derivatives, Interfax Says - Bloomberg


Medvedev To Russians: Don't 'Panic' Over Ruble's Fall - rferl.org


Money Troubles: Russia's Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors' Currencies - rferl.org


Ukrainian PM warns of default risk, calls for more Western help - Yahoo News

 

Ukraine lost 20% economic potential over Donbass events: Yatsenyuk - TASS

 

EU Hopes for ‘Normal’ Russian Gas Supplies via Ukraine Beyond March 2015 - Sputnik International

 

Comrade Capitalism: How a 29-year-old Ukrainian tycoon made a killing on Russian gas - Reuters

 

First stretch of Russia’s new gas pipeline to Turkey may be built in 2-3 years: minister - TASS

 

Modi to Putin: Russia to stay India's top defense partner, The two sides signed billions of dollars of deals in nuclear power, oil and defense - Reuters

 

Russia's Rosneft Secures Oil, Gas Deals With India - Reuters

 

List of agreements signed between Russia and India - IBNLive

 

Exclusive - Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit - Reuters

 

U.S. 'troubled' that Crimean leader in India with Putin - Reuters

 

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Ukraine News - Dec 10, 2014

 

Ukraine Forces, Rebels Largely Suspend Hostilities - ABC News


Ceasefire holding: Ukraine President Poroshenko - AFP


Six Ukrainian soldiers killed, seven injured as result of armed clashes in east Ukraine before the ceasefire: NSDC -  interfax.com.ua


Lavrov: Ceasefire Creates Hope for Heavy Arms Pullout in Ukraine - Sputnik International


Cash-strapped Russia won't support independence of Donetsk and Luhansk, favors autonomous regions within Ukraine - ibtimes


Lavrov: Donetsk and Luhansk are ready to restore common economic and political space with the rest of Ukraine - Sputnik International


Exclusive: Putin Cut Ukraine Criticism From Speech Ahead of Peace Talks - time.com


Driving Ukrainians into Putin’s arms: roughly 454,000 people who had fled Ukraine by the end of October, more than 387,000 went to Russia - NYTimes.com

 

Refugees from east Ukraine have difficulties finding housing in other regions of country - TASS

 

Russia notifies Ukraine of intention to dispatch ninth relief convoy to Donbas - TASS

 

Ukraine says Russia has resumed gas flow - GlobalPost

 

Agreement signed on deliveries of electricity from Russia to Ukraine - nrcu.gov.ua

 

Ukraine’s coal production in November 2014 nearly halves on November 2013 -  TASS

 

VIDEO: Energy crisis in Ukraine grows bigger: protesters furious w/ blackouts block roads in Illichivsk - Maxim Eristavi on Twitter

 

Ukraine's banking system in extremely difficult condition: Yatseniuk - interfax.com

 

IMF loan to Ukraine might fall short: NBU official - Reuters

 

Crippling of Industry in Eastern Ukraine Reverberates Across Economy - WSJ

 

VIDEO: Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, on human rights violations in Ukraine - YouTube

 

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Lavrov’s Full Interview: Russia-NATO Relations, Arms Race and Ukraine - Sputnik International


Russia's Lavrov says Moscow concerned by German leaders, warns that Europe would suffer if Berlin stops playing a constructive role - VOA


Merkel Says Russian Role in Ukraine Must Be Named, Shamed - Bloomberg


German chancellor does not rule out new sanctions against Russia - TASS


German public figures appeal against war over Ukraine, "We cannot push Russia out of Europe. That would be dangerous for peace" - DW.DE


Berlin again divided by Russia: German politicians argue over anti-Moscow measures - RT Op-Edge


Council of Europe urges open dialogue with Russia: Belgian FM - TASS


European Protests Call For Rejection of Militant Islam and Peace With Russia - breitbart.com


Nato intercepts a "significant" force of six Russian nuclear-capable bombers - News24

 

Russian military flights puzzle West - CNN.com

 

Russia Spy Plane to Fly Over US Skies As Putin Claims US 'Holding Back' Russian Strength - International Business Times

 

Analysis: Despite a Looming Recession Russia's Military Will Get Bigger and Better in 2015 - The Moscow Times

 

Russia Displays Air Defense Systems Amid Ukraine Tensions - VOA

 

Russia Develops US-Like Ballistic GMD, THAAD Missile Defense Systems; Fears US’ Cruise Missile Rearmament Program - International Business Times

 

Russia: New Tactical Submarines Shooting Under Arctic Ice; Mimics Pentagon’s Control Site - International Business Times

 

US Power Projection Strategy 'Consistent With' Russian Military Growth: former Department of Defense official - Sputnik International

 

French Company Suspends Sale of Spy Satellites to Russian Military - Washington Free Beacon

 

World Bank Sees Russia’s Economy Contracting in New 2015 Outlook - Bloomberg

 

Russia's central bank intervenes in currency market as rouble slide continues

 

Cracks Are Showing in Russia's Customs Union - The Moscow Times

 

Lavrov: Customs Union May Need to Respond Jointly to Anti-Russian Sanctions - Sputnik International

 

VIDEO: 'Pity that well-educated Europeans believe sanctions solution to Ukraine’: Lavrov - YouTube

 

Putin Plan B to Ship Gas Through Turkey Seen as Unrealistic - Bloomberg

 

Russia to stay away from EU meeting on South Stream on December 9: energy minister - TASS

 

India, Russia to set out energy vision, Siberian deals eyed - Reuters

 

Russia, India may launch joint weapons development and production projects - TASS

 

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Ukraine News - Dec 8, 2014

 

Hollande notes progress in talks on Ukraine, said the meeting with Vladimir Putin “will bring results in the coming days” - TASS


Putin hopes for fully implemented Ukraine ceasefire, says "supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine” - DW.DE


VIDEO: French and Russian Presidents meet to discuss Ukrainian question - YouTube


VIDEO (Russian): 'Ceasefire in Ukraine has to start soon, Donbass embargo must stop' says Putin - YouTube


POLL: Putin Remains Popular in Russia, 85 percent still approve of his leadership - VOA


POLL: Indexes of the Russian people's approval ratings, majority says the country is heading in the right direction - Levada-Center


POLL: Majority of Russians Have Negative Feelings Toward U.S - The Moscow Times


Ron Paul: ‘US Congress provoking war with Russia, could result in total destruction’ - RT USA

 

VIDEO: Ron Paul on the anti-Russia bill passed by Congress - YouTube

 

Merkel says Russia punishing countries for leaning towards EU - Reuters

 

VIDEO: Russia holds military drills near Ukraine border - washingtonpost.com

 

Factory new Russian BMP-2 fighting in Ukraine (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

 

Putin awards medal to Russian soldier killed in the Donbas - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

 

Russia Planning Aid Convoy of Christmas Trees for Eastern Ukraine - The Moscow Times

 

Kiev buys Russian gas as reserves dwindle, cold weather sets in - The Globe and Mail

 

Ukraine expects Russian gas supplies to resume Monday: minister - Yahoo Finance

 

50,000 tons of Russian coal enter Ukraine, to be sent to the thermal power units - RT Business

 

Coal crunch in Ukraine, Lugansk and Donetsk produced about 40 percent of the country's electricity prior to the war. - GlobalPost

 

Ukraine to lose its role as gas transit country: Gazprom CEO - Xinhua

 

EU will have to transport Russian gas from Turkey on its own: Gazprom chief - RT Business

 

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Kiev Confirmes December 9 as Date for Contact Group Meeting on Ukraine - Sputnik International


Poroshenko: Kiev ready to begin decentralization of power in Ukraine - TASS


Poroshenko Claims Donbas November 2 Elections Results Must Be Cancelled - Sputnik International


Ukraine's Poroshenko tells army not to give up Donetsk airport - Reuters


Ukraine Accuses Rebels of More Attacks as Talks Seen - Bloomberg


Ukraine authorities warned to close its airspace days before Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down killing all 298 onboard - news.com.au


Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence - AFP


VIDEO: Massive explosions taking place at Donetsk Airport tonight - raging.me on Twitter

 

Ukrainian Intelligence Intercepts Russian-Backed Fighters Call Admitting Shooting on Civilian Areas by MIstake (AUDIO, TRANSCRIPT) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Donetsk People’s Republic to pay compensation to all bereaved families in Donetsk - Ukraina.ru

 

Donetsk People’s Republic announces payment of pensions - Ukraina.ru

 

Russia's Igor Strelkov: I Am Responsible for War in Eastern Ukraine - The Moscow Times

 

TRANSCRIPT (English): Igor Strelkov Interview to PolitNavigator - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Igor Strelkov: I will not return to Novorossiya - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine War - Previously unpublished footage of Feb 20 Maidan execution - YouTube

 

Vinnitsa Residents Protest Against The "Corrupted” Local Administration, Storm Regional Building; 7 Police Injured, 1 Demonstrator; Multiple Injuries, Arrests - Interpreter_Mag

 

Ukraine''s Foreign-Currency And Gold Reserves Dip Below $10 Billion - WSJ

 

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Ukraine News - Dec 5, 2014

 

Putin says West seeks to undermine Russia, Crimea 'sacred’ - AFP


Russia will not be dismantled like Yugoslavia, says Putin in state-of-the-nation address - The Straits Times


VIDEO: Putin: West Tried To Dismember Russia following a "Yugoslav scenario" - rferl.org


Putin: US Creating Strategic Missile Shield Threatens Russia, EU, US Itself - Sputnik International


HIGHLIGHTS: Putin delivers keynote speech on economy, Ukraine - Reuters


VIDEO (English): Putin’s 2014 Federal Assembly address in full - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT (English): Putin’s Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly - President of Russia


Comments of the Kremlin spokesman on Putin speech - RT

 

ARCHIVE: If You Want To Understand Putin, You Have To Know These 15 Facts - huffingtonpost.com

 

Obama: Putin ‘scares heck out of neighbors’ with ‘nationalist, backward-looking’ policy - RT USA

 

US House passes resolution condemning Putin - TheHill

 

US House of Representatives Calls for Visa Bans, Sanctions on Russia - Sputnik International

 

Text of the House resolution strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin - Library of Congress

 

Ukraine says Russia deploys advanced missile systems to Crimea - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

 

Islamic Militants Wage Fierce Attack on Grozny, Chechnya’s Capital - NYTimes.com

 

Russia Inflation Surges to Fastest in Three Years as Ruble Sinks - Businessweek

 

CHARTS: 6 Charts That Illustrate Vladimir Putin's World of Pain - Bloomberg

 

Russian Spy Chief Blames U.S., EU for Ruble, Oil Price Collapse - Bloomberg

 

Putin Russia Emergency Funds Bank Bailout Dollar - Business Insider

 

Putin Promises Amnesty for Capital Returning to Russia - The Moscow Times

 

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Kerry, Lavrov Trade Barbs on Ukraine at an OSCE ministerial meeting in Switzerland - VOA


Statements of Secretary of State John Kerry At OSCE Ministerial Plenary Session - Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine


VIDEO: Kerry tells Russia the US is not seeking confrontation over Ukraine - euronews


Opening Statement by Burkhalter at the OSCE Ministerial Dinner:The way forward in addressing the crisis in Ukraine - news.admin.ch


Number of OSCE Monitors in Ukraine to Reach 500 by January: OSCE Chief - Sputnik International


Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels announce December 9 truce - Yahoo News


Donetsk, Luhansk Interested in Resuming Minsk Talks: Joint Statement - Sputnik International

 

70 rebel attacks in east Ukraine: military - Channel NewsAsia

 

Ukrainian military says it has intercepted communications from the Russian military which indicate that 299 Russian soldiers have been killed in the battle for Donetsk airport - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: The Battle For Pisky – The Village That’s Key To Controlling Donetsk Airport - rferl.org

 

Ukraine Rebel: We Used Residential Areas as Cover but Now the Practice Has Been Halted - ABC News

 

HRW Bashes Kiev Over ‘Cursory’ Probe Into Cluster Bombs Use - Sputnik International

 

VIDEO: Human Rights Watch head defends report claiming that Ukraine used illegal cluster munitions in civilian-populated areas - uatoday.tv

 

Ukraine currency, sovereign woes to push more and more firms into default - Daily Mail Online

 

Donetsk companies to stop paying taxes to budget after Kiev imposes economic blockade - TASS

 

Psychiatric patients struggle to get through Ukraine conflict - Reuters

 

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Ukraine News - Dec 3, 2014

 

NATO foreign ministers meeting condemns Russia over Ukraine - The Globe and Mail


Official text: Joint statement of the NATO-Ukraine Commission - NATO


NATO to Create Interim Rapid Response Force to Counter Russia - NYTimes.com


NATO Chief Warns Ukraine Risks Spinning ‘Out of Control’ - Bloomberg


VIDEO: NATO Chief Says Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-Fire - rferl.org


TRANSCRIPT: Press conference by NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg following the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission - NATO


VIDEO: NATO Secretary General - Doorstep Statement, Foreign Ministers Meeting - YouTube

 

NATO scrambles jets 400 times this year amid increased Russian air activity - TASS

 

Russian Military Aircraft Endanger Civilian Planes, Turn Off Transponders, US Ambassador To NATO Says - ibtimes.com

 

Norway Releases Video Showing Close Aviation Encounter Of Norwegian F-16 With Russian Fighter Jet (VIDEO) - International Business Times

 

Russia Should Conduct Reconnaissance Flights in More Responsible Way: NATO - Sputnik International

 

Germany wants NATO-Russia channel to avoid accidental escalation - Reuters

 

The US Army Plans to Send Abrams Tanks and Bradleys to Eastern Europe - Business Insider

 

Ukraine urges greater military aid from Europe, U.S.: minister - APA

 

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Russia Accuses NATO of 'Destabilizing' Northern Europe - The Moscow Times


Russia Criticizes NATO for Military Drills in Baltics, Says Will Conduct 4,000 Exercises Itself in 2015 - hngn.com


Russia launches ‘wartime government’ HQ in major military upgrade - RT News


Russia's new military command center in the Arctic became operational Monday - Business Insider


Russia's Black Sea Fleet to Develop Bases in Crimea in 2015 - Sputnik International


Russian Air Force Sends 14 Advanced Su-27 And Su-30 Warplanes To Belbek Air Base In Crimea - ibtimes.com


NATO ‘very concerned' by Russian military build-up in Crimea, it would have an effect on "almost the entire Black Sea” - Defense News


After Ukraine, Black Sea Becomes Contested Zone for Russia, NATO - worldpoliticsreview

 

Crimea's New Russian Overlords Are Seizing Thousands Of Businesses - Business Insider

 

VIDEO: Ukrainian Businesses Seized by Crimea Government - YouTube

 

Russia preparing new batch of humanitarian aid for eastern Ukraine - TASS

 

NATO's top military officer questions Russian convoys to eastern Ukraine - Channel NewsAsia

 

Russian Foreign Ministry Sees 'No Need' For OSCE To Monitor Entire Border With Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag

 

Ukrainian Rebel Leader's Claim Of FSB Ties Omitted By Russian Media - rferl.org

 

25 Detained in Moscow for Attending Lecture on Ukraine's Maidan Movement - Democratic Underground

 

VIDEO: Video of Russian police arresting peaceful attendees at a Moscow lecture about Maidan - Ukraine Reporter on Twitter: 

 

Gorbachev warns of new cold war, calls to stop building fences around Russia - TASS

 

TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Gorbachev - Komsomolskaya Pravda

 

Russia abandons South Stream gas pipeline but not goal of bypassing Ukraine - Reuters

 

Russia Warns Of Recession In 2015 Amid Sanctions And Low Oil Prices - huffingtonpost

 

Ruble Sinks to Record as Auction Axed After Recession Warning - Bloomberg

 

Russia is experiencing another major brain drain - Business Insider

 

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Kiev and Eastern Ukraine Rebels Agree to Truce Again, Amid Continued Violence - VICE News


Reporters See No Truce In Northern Donetsk - Interpreter_Mag


Ukraine crisis: Donetsk shelling dashes ceasefire hopes - BBC News


VIDEO: "There is no ceasefire in Donetsk. It's an illusion" - BBC Nees


Ukraine says Russian special forces involved in attacks on airport in east - Reuters


Civilians Film Grad Rocket Launch Across The Street From Their Apartments (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Another Video Shows Russian-Backed Militants Firing Grad Rockets In Residential Neighborhood of Donetsk (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Report Analyzes Evidence Of Cross-Border Shelling Visible On Google Maps - Interpreter_Mag

 

How Ukraine’s arsenal matches up against the Russian-backed separatists’ - Reuters

 

Ukraine hands foreigners top government posts - Yahoo News UK

 

Saakashvili Says Rejects a deputy prime minister’s post in Ukraine - rferl.org

 

New 'Information Ministry' Another In a Series of Stumbles For New Government In Kiev - Interpreter_Mag

 

Ukrainian Journalist Declaration against establishing "The Ministry of Information Policy" - facebook.com

 

Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Committee of Maidan found dead in his flat in Kyiv - Life in Ukraine

 

Award winning journalist says truth is under fire in Ukraine, he narrowly escaped death after his muckraking reports revealed corruption and embezzlement in government circles - Toronto Star

 

One Year After Defying Putin, Ukraine Is Choking on Its Own Red Tape, Corruption - Businessweek

 

Why the Ukrainian economy is in deep trouble - The Economist

 

Yatsenyuk: Ukraine to Continue Budget Cuts on Welfare Spending, Army Funding to Increase - Sputnik International

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 24, 2014

 

Putin: We’re stronger because we’re right, actions in Crimea and afterwards are a strategic decision - Business Insider


TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Vladimir Putin - TASS


Putin Tells New U.S. Envoy Ties Must Be Based On Equality - rferl.org


Western sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia: Lavrov - RT News


VIDEO: Lavrov Press Conference on Ukraine (Part 1) - CNN


VIDEO: Lavrov Press Conference on Ukraine (Part 2) - RT News


Russia Warns U.S. Against Arming Ukraine - The Moscow Times


Russian Weapons Separatists Using In Ukraine - Business Insider

 

Merkel's spokesman raps Russia after report on aid to Ukraine rebels, helping to finance public services and state pay and pensions - The Moscow Times

 

Russia's New Tactical Nuclear Weapons Program Growing Confident  - International Business Times

 

The Russia-France Warship Deal Is Turning Into a Total Mess - VICE News

 

Moscow to Replace Western Companies if They Quit Energy Projects in Russia - Sputnik International

 

British anti-Putin campaigner claims Russians plan to kidnap him - The Guardian

 

Russia says to tighten ties with Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia - Reuters

 

Comment by Spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich on the provocative remarks by the President of Lithuania - MFA of Russia

 

Moldova, eyeing Ukraine, divided on Europe integration as election nears - Reuters

 

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Despite Biden's Visit, US Will Not Provide Lethal Aid To Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


US delivers anti-mortar radars to Ukraine: Pentagon - Yahoo News


Statement of the US Defense Department: U.S. Delivers Radar Systems to Ukraine - Defense.gov


US to Keep Sending Military Advisors to Ukraine: State Department - Sputnik International


US troops to remain in Baltics, Poland next year amid Moscow tensions - Reuters


US Congress pro-Ukraine lobby may press through for weapons to Ukraine soon - TASS


McCain slams Obama for not providing weapons to Ukraine - UNIAN news

 

Statement of Senator John McCain and Lindsey Graham on Ukraine - mccain.senate.senate.gov

 

VIDEO: McCain: Russia 'a Gas Station Masquerading as a Country' - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukrainian Volunteer Battalions Leaders in Washington: Newly elected MPs ask US lawmakers for weapons -LiveLeak.com

 

U.S. should look at giving weapons to Ukraine: top Obama adviser - Reuters

 

VIDEO: State Department: Ukraine Lethal Aid On Table - YouTube

 

New Ukraine Coalition Agreed, Sets NATO As Priority - rferl.org

 

Washington does not object to Ukraine’s bid for NATO membership: U.S. State Department - rickrozoff

 

German foreign minister speaks out against Ukraine joining NATO, "it is possible for NATO to have a partnership with Ukraine, but not membership” - RT News

 

NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session Focuses on Ukraine - NATO PA

 

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The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reports heavier fighting over the last 24 hours - Interpreter_Mag


Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed As Violence Continues Near Russian Border - ibtimes.co.uk


Separatists to Lay Claims Over Whole Donetsk Region's Territory: Deputy PM - Sputnik International


Donetsk separatists ask Russia to recognise republican independence - TASS


Ukraine's field army digs in for separatist offensive - Telegraph


With Borscht and Rifle Scopes, Volunteers Power Ukraine Forces - NYTimes.com

 

VIDEO (Eng subs): Debaltsevo resident speaks to Euromaidan, reveals that people are afraid of Ukrainian Army that shelled their town with “Grads” - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: (Eng subs):  "Poroshenko will choke with blood”: Interview with residents of houses ruined by Ukrainian Army - LiveLeak.com

 

Donetsk Airport drone footage shows how it has been destroyed by conflict (VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online

 

Main Points of the Coalition Agreement in Ukrainian Parliament - Interpreter_Mag

 

Poroshenko Heckled At Maidan Memorial, Biden Forced To Avoid Protests - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: 'Shame!' Protesters heckle Poroshenko at Maidan memorial - YouTube

 

Ukraine Marks Anniversary of Deadly 1930s Famine, Poroshenko Compares It With Separatist War In East (VIDEO) - VOA

 

Germany alarmed over government appointments in Ukraine - Ukraina.ru

 

ARCHIVE: Kiev regional police head accused of neo-Nazi ties - jpost.com

 

Ukraine slashed gold holdings in October, the hryvnia has lost 83 percent of its value against the dollar this year - Reuters

 

Shadow currency trade points to new Ukraine financial crisis - FT.com

 

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US news organizations dispense propaganda, not news: Forget ‘Fair and Balanced,’ US Corporate Media Give Only the Government’s

By Dave Lindorff


One searches almost in vain for honest reporting on the Ukraine conflict in the US corporate media, which is simply parroting the US government position, which is that the rebels in eastern Ukraine are simply tools of Russian aggression against Ukraine.


Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again. And yet again … using Saddam’s WMD

By William Blum

“Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday [August 27], sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory. The latest incursion, which Ukraine’s military said included five armored personnel carriers, was at least the third movement of troops and weapons from Russia across the southeast part of the border this week.”

None of the photos accompanying this New York Times story online showed any of these Russian troops or armored vehicles.

Ukraine News - Nov 19, 2014

 

NATO Sees Military Buildup In Ukraine, Urges Russia To Pull Back - rferl.org


Doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg upon arrival at European Union Foreign Affairs Council (VIDEO) - NATO


Ukraine crisis: Russia demands guarantees from NATO - BBC News


Putin says west is provoking Russia into new cold war as ‘spies’ deported - The Guardian


Moscow will not allow the defeat of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Putin warns - AP


Russian President Putin says Ukraine needs federalization to settle conflict - Business Insider


VIDEO (English): Exclusive ARD interview with Russian President Putin - ARD


TRANSCRIPT (English): ARD interview with Russian President Putin - kremlin.ru


German, Russian foreign ministers discuss Ukraine crisis, Both reportedly agreed on the need to return to the so-called Minsk protocol - rferl.org


VIDEO: Press Conference of German, Russian foreign ministers on Ukraine - liveleak.com


Opening remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a joint meeting of the foreign ministry boards of Russia and Belarus - MFA of Russia

 

Talks on eastern Ukraine must involve separatist militias: Russian diplomat - TASS

 

Russia bans meat imports from Montenegro on suspicion of smuggling from EU - TASS

 

Putin Says West Has 'Lost Russia's Food Market' - rferl.org

 

Russia’s Farmers See Opportunity After Ban on Western Food Imports - NYTimes.com

 

Ukraine crisis pushing Russia into recession, hits east Europe - EBRD | Reuters

 

Russian Airlines Face Losses Over Ukraine Crisis - airwise.com

 

Head of Russian Central Bank Defends Ruble Float - The Moscow Times

 

Crimea Gets Renationalized - Businessweek

 

Web users debunk Russian TV's MH17 claim - BBC News

 

Russian State Television Shares Fake Images of MH17 Being Attacked - bellingcat

 

ARES research report suggests that separatists were “very likely” to have received arms from Russia “however the level of state complicity in such activity remains unclear” - ARES

 

REPORT: ARES Research Report No.3 “Raising Red Flags: An Examination of Arms & Munitions in the Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine - ARES

 

PHOTO: Russian GRU Spetsnaz paratrooper Milchakov and unity are now surfaced in Donetsk - elisaschreuder on Twitter

 

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Donetsk residents angry over Kyiv threat to end the funding of all public services in rebel areas by this weekend - VOA


Ukraine takes economic swing at rebels by closing state offices, hospitals, schools, banks – but might hit people instead (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com


Report Says 64 Pensioners in Eastern Ukraine Starved to Death - The Moscow Times


Ukraine scraps human rights treaty for rebel areas - RT News


Ukraine opposition seeks reversal of decree blocking welfare benefits for eastern regions - TASS


VIDEO (Russian): Mothers protest demanding social support for children in East Ukraine (Part 1) - YouTube


VIDEO (Russian): Mothers protest demanding social support for children in East Ukraine (Part 2) - YouTube


Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in east Ukraine fighting - GlobalPost

 

Artillery fire, explosions shake Donetsk airport - Reuters

 

No new offensive planned against rebels: Ukraine - Business Standard News

 

Ukraine Releases Russian Jailed Over Alleged Plot To Kill Putin - rferl.org

 

Ukraine may see 7% GDP decline in 2014: Yatsenyuk - Capital.ua

 

The collapse of Ukraine’s economy: Don’t chicken out of Kiev - The Economist

 

Ukraine’s economy: Worse to come - The Economist

 

'Politics blinded them?' Putin says sanctions against Russia may backfire on Ukraine - RT News

 

EU to extend list of separatists in Eastern Ukraine targeted by visa ban and asset freeze - enpi-info.eu

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 13, 2014

 

NATO alleges columns of Russian tanks, artillery and combat troops entering eastern Ukraine - VOA


VIDEO: NATO general says Russia sending troops into Ukraine - YouTube


Numerous sightings of large columns of unmarked military vehicles and tanks in the Donetsk region (VIDEOS,PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag 


VIDEO: Alleged Russian military column entering east Ukraine - LiveLeak.com


60 km from Russian border we observed a convoy this morning with 15 armytrucks plus artillerie (PHOTOS) - Jeroen Akkermans on Twitter


Picture Taken By Journalist May Prove That Russia Has Deployed Artillery Radar In East Ukraine (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Videos May Show Russian Special Forces Clearing The Way For Military Convoys In Ukraine (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Russian Legislators Receive Responses from Military Officials on Soldiers Reportedly Killed in Combat in Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


Russia to send seventh aid convoy to east Ukraine - TASS


Russian FM stresses importance of Kiev’s direct dialogue with Donetsk, Luhansk - TASS


In-patient mental examination authorized for Ukraine pilot accused of murder in Russian court - TASS


VIDEO: Ukrainian army pilot Nadezhda Savchenko appears in Moscow court - Reuters.com


NATO general: Russia beefing up bases in Crimea, but there is no clear assessment of whether that includes deployment of nuclear weapons - NZ Herald News


Russia moving more military hardware to Crimea. Picture from the Kerch ferry web camera (PHOTO) - Maria Antonova on Twitter


Russian Defense Ministry board considering formation of military grouping in Crimea - TASS


Russia to donate 47.1 billion rubles to Crimea making about 75% of its budget - Vestnik Kavkaza


Russia's long-range bombers to conduct regular patrol missions from the western Atlantic to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico - Yahoo News


Intelligence report details close encounters with Moscow - mashable.com


MAP: Russia’s "close encounters" with NATO air forces - twitter.com/NATOSource


POLL: 83 percent of Russians agree that the West is conducting an information war against Russia - RT News


Jews reject Russia claims of Ukraine anti-Semitism - BBC


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Heavy shelling rocks Ukraine rebel bastion Donetsk - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Fighting in Ukraine's Donetsk Escalates to Heaviest in Months - WSJ


Numerous Attacks In Donetsk And Lugansk Regions - Interpreter_Mag


Some 2,400 houses damaged, need repair in Luhansk: OSCE report - TASS


Ukraine, Syria civilians attacked with incendiary weapons: HRW (VIDEOS) - RT News


OSCE Monitor: Russian-Backed Rebels Seem To Be Preparing To Attack Crucial Port City Mariupol - Business Insider


Attack On Ukrainian Checkpoint Northwest Of Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Attack on Mariupol Eastern checkpoint and nearby petrol station - LiveLeak.com


At the Security Council UN Official Warns Of Return To Full-Scale War In Ukraine's East - haberler.com


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he wishes to stop the war in Ukraine and to prevent the beginning of WWIII - Crimean News Agency


Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Russia has already crossed hundreds of “red lines” - Charter’97


VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, Nov 12 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


Donbas civil society leaders accuse Ukraine of 'declaring war' on own people - kyivpost.com


Ukraine rebels: a disunited front run by warlords - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Sentenced to Death by a Crowd in Separatist East Ukraine, Interview with Separatist Commanders - VICE


Three Ukrainian battalion commanders leave for U.S. to meet with McCain - Russia Beyond The Headlines


Kiev regional police head accused of neo-Nazi ties - jpost.com


Wanted British 'White Widow’ Islamic State terrorist killed in Ukraine, claims Russian news agency - Daily Mail Online


Ukraine's economic situation 'desperate': Institute of International Finance - cnbc.com


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MH17 was brought down by missile supplied by Russian military to separatists in Ukraine: Report - Daily Mail

 

Origin of the Separatists’ Buk: A Bellingcat Investigation - bellingcat


MAP: Exploring the MH17 Linked Buk Convoys in Ukraine and Russia with Mapbox - bellingcat


Geolocating the June Russian Buk Convoy in Millerovo - bellingcat

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 8, 2014


Ukraine accuses Russia of sending 32 tanks, 16 artillery systems and 30 trucks loaded with fighters and ammunition to the East - ABC News


VIDEO: (English): Russian Tanks and Artillery Move Into Luhansk, Says Ukraine military spokesman - Yahoo UK


NATO sees increase in Russian troops along Ukraine border - Daily Mail Online


United States does not have "independent confirmation" of Russian incursion in Ukraine - Yahoo News


Putin Holds Talks With Security Chiefs Over 'Deterioration' in Eastern Ukraine - The Moscow Times


Russia says it stands by Ukraine ceasefire deal, respects but does not officially recognize Donetsk, Luhansk elections - Reuters


Putin Not Planning on Meeting Poroshenko, Heads of DPR, LPR: Spokesperson - RIA Novosti


NATO plans large-scale military drills in Eastern Europe and Baltic States - TASS


NATO launches Iron Sword war games in Lithuania - baltictimes.com


VIDEO: NATO Conducts 'Iron Sword' Exercises In Lithuania - rferl.org


Ukrainian female military officer Savchenko In Russian Court - Interpreter_Mag


Three witnesses claim Ukrainian pilot Savchenko is innocent - Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI)


PHOTOS: Images of the abducted Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko put before a Russian court - LiveLeak.com


POLL: Vast majority of Russians do not want the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics in eastern Ukraine to become part of Russia - YouTube


Gorbachev to defend Putin in Berlin - DW.DE


Ruble Set for Worst Week in 11 Years as Russia Says Ready to Act - Bloomberg


In Ukraine Crisis, U.S. Businesses Face Tit-for-Tat Response to Sanctions - NYTimes.com


Poroshenko: Ukraine Yet to Receive Payment for Russian Gas Transit - RIA Novosti


Ukraine's currency reserves plummet 23 percent to nine-year low - Reuters


Ukrainian Currency Hits Record Low - WSJ


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Ukraine crisis: Killing of 2 teens playing soccer shocks war-weary nation - CBS News


Ukraine's National Guard denies it shelled school in Donetsk - UPI.com


VIDEO: Mourning in Donetsk at funeral for two teens killed while playing football - Reuters


Missile That Killed 2 Teens in Donetsk May Not Have Come from Ukrainian Forces - Interpreter_Mag


Geolocation: Rocket that hit School No63 did not come from government-controlled Peski (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) - Ukraine@war


Statement on the protection of children during the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine - UNICEF


Children die in Donetsk. Who is to blame? - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


Up to 200 rebels killed in Donetsk aiport fighting: Ukraine's Defense Ministry - Stuff.co.nz


Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes with separatist militias - Fox News Latino


Intense Shelling In Lugansk Region - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Hromadske TV apparently showing the aftermath today of some heavy shelling in Donetsk - YouTube


The Battle of Ilovaisk: Details of a Massacre Inside Rebel-Held Eastern Ukraine - newsweek.com


Ukraine imposes passport controls around rebel area - Yahoo News


Poroshenko rules out any possibility of granting the state status to the Russian language in Ukraine - TASS


Ukraine Holds Politically Charged 'Dictation' Contest - rferl.org


Ukraine’s 'Right Sector' Leader Recognized as Elected Member of Parliament - RIA Novosti


Svoboda nazi apologist quits party to become head of Security Service propaganda - Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine


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Alleged Child Molester Sentenced to Death by Show of Hands in Separatist Eastern Ukraine - Newsweek


VIDEO: Alleged Child Molester Sentenced to Death by Show of Hands in Separatist Eastern Ukraine - YouTube


Kyiv Authorities Slam Separatist Courts Handing Down Summary Death Sentences - rferl.org


Laws of war in the Lugansk People's Republic, “People’s Court” pronounces first death sentence for statutory rape - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


VIDEO: Separatist-appointed Cultural Minister Irina Filatova, whose scantily-clad photographs went viral, demands death sentence for Ukrainian writer over cartoon - uatoday.tv


Stagnation and Infighting Take Hold in Rebel-Controlled Eastern Ukraine - SPIEGEL MOBIL


Separatists groups quarrel among themselves in Donbas - ukraine.setimes.com


Rebel Leader Bezler Linked to MH17 Disaster Is Reported Dead - Newsweek


Ukrainian security service can’t confirm reports of death of separatist leader Bezler - UNIAN news


Donetsk rebels call reports that Horlivka cdr Igor Bezler was killed "a ruse by the Ukrainian press" - Nikolaus von Twickel on Twitter

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 4, 2014

 

Alexander Zakharchenko named prime minister of eastern Ukraine after 'election' - Telegraph


Igor Plotnitsky wins self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic head elections - TASS


Miner's son, Lenin fan win separatist Ukraine votes - Yahoo News


High turnout in separatist Ukraine vote, Ukrainian separatists say (VIDEO) - CNN.com


VIDEO (English Subtitles): Long queues to vote in Luhansk Republic - YouTube


Donetsk, Luhansk say ready to hold an equitable dialogue with Kiev and to restore relations with Ukrainian regions - TASS


Text of the joint statement by the Donetsk, Luhansk republics - Interfax


Ukraine needs to change strategy in east after rebel vote: Poroshenko - Reuters


Address by the President of Ukraine - Official web-site of President of Ukraine


Despite provocations, the diplomatic path of resolution remains the priority for the Ukrainian authorities - Petro Poroshenko on Twitter


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Appeal of Petro Poroshenko regarding to the formation of a coalition in Parliament and the pseudo-elections at Donbass - ukrstream.tv


Kiev ready to buy coal from self-proclaimed republics in Donbass: official - RT Business


2 soldiers killed by car bomb a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Car Bomb Attack on Mariupol Ukraine Checkpoint - YouTube


Heavy Shelling In Donetsk As Fighting Renews - Interpreter_Mag


Ukrainian Soldiers At Checkpoint 31 Receive Ultimatum From Separatist Fighters - Interpreter_Mag


OSCE says its drone fired at in Ukraine, U.S. blames rebels - Yahoo News


OSCE Statement On Attack On Monitoring Drone - Interpreter_Mag


Bodies of 286 Women Discovered, 400 Listed Missing in East Ukraine: Zakharchenko - RIA Novosti


Europe remembers victims of Odessa massacre (VIDEOS) - RT News


'People's Court' In Separatist-Held Alchevsk Issue Death Sentence By Show Of Hands (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Ukraine’s rebels open school doors to Russian education - euronews


Ukraine's Maria Zarring with 34k breasts named Russia's top 'natural beauty’ (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - Daily Mail Online


PHOTOS: Meet the busty Russian model at the centre of Ukraine propaganda claims - Irish Mirror Online


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Russia says it respects separatist vote but stops short of recognising Donetsk and Luhansk as independent, calls for talks with Kiev - Guardian


Minsk Agreements Implementation Possible After Donbas Elections: Russian Official - RIA Novosti


Russia urges Kiev not to conduct military operation in south-east of Ukraine - TASS


Russia blocks UN statement on Ukraine vote - skynews.com


'Russian' Troops Surge Into Ukraine As Donetsk And Luhansk Elections Reveal Winners - ibtimes.com


NATO: 300 Russian Troops in Eastern Ukraine Train Rebels - Military.com


Russia's border with Ukraine completely porous: NATO general - TODAYonline


In the last 24 hours the flight of 3 Russian reconnaissance Su-24 over Azov and Kerch Strait, IL-20 over the Black Sea were observed - NSDC of Ukraine on Twitter


Russian Aid Convoy Of Vehicles Enter Ukraine Through Donetsk Border - rttnews.com


Ukraine unaware of contents of Russia's 5th 'humanitarian convoy’: NSDC - interfax.com


Russian Emergencies Ministry preparing 6th humanitarian convoy for Donbass - TASS


Russian Hackers Target NATO, Ukraine And Others: ISight - Business Insider


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US blasts contested elections in Ukraine - TheHill


Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Illegal Separatist Elections in Eastern Ukraine - The White House


Elections in eastern Ukraine no reason to bring Russian troops into Ukraine: White House - TASS


EU blasts Russia over Ukraine separatist vote - GlobalPost


Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the ‘presidential and parliamentary elections’ in Eastern Ukraine - European Commission


UN says elections in eastern Ukraine violate Minsk agreements - TASS


Russia Threatened With More Sanctions After Backing Vote - Businessweek


Ruble Weakens as Ukraine Rebel Elections Spur Sanctions Concern - Businessweek


Iron Sword 2014: NATO stages massive military drill in Lithuania - RT News


Guided-missile destroyer USS Ross to Enter the Black Sea - U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet

 

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Ukraine News - Oct 31, 2014

 

East Ukraine separatists hold vote to gain legitimacy, promise normalcy - Reuters


Eastern Ukraine: EU deplores Russian support for ‘elections’ in self-proclaimed ‘republics’ - enpi-info.eu


Poroshenko, Merkel condemn plans to hold 'pseudo-elections' in Donbas on November 2 - interfax.com


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Poroshenko condemns 'pseudo elections' in east - YouTube


Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote - Daily Mail Online


UN Chief Condemns Planned Separatist Election іn E. Ukraine - VOA


Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize rebel-organized elections in Ukraine - AP


VIDEO: Moscow will recognise rebel elections in east Ukraine - YouTube


Online voting in Donetsk’s elections began yesterday. These are the candidates for PM. Most people only know Zakharchenko (PHOTOS) - Christopher Miller on Twitter


Ukraine Security Council reports rise in Donbas separatists’ military activity - interfax.com


Nine killed in Ukraine battles over the last 24 hours - Business Standard News


East Ukraine's rebels prepare for a long cold war - AFP


Donetsk separatists declare total mobilization of men and woman from 18 to 55 - twitter.com


East Ukraine Demarcation Line Yet to Be Set: Donetsk Separatist Prime Minister - RIA Novosti


Donetsk People's Republic Plans to Take Control of Mariupol: Separatist Prime Minister - RIA Novosti


Mariupol authorities report shelling of Ukrainian positions near town - nrcu.gov.ua


Since September pro-Russian forces intensified their effort to retake the Donetsk International Airport (MAPS) - Washington Post


VIDEO (English): Press-conference of former Donetsk military commander Igor Strelkov - YouTube


VIDEO: Holy hell. Video shows Donetsk rebels brutally beating other rebels, one with allegedly deadly head wound - Christopher Miller on Twitter


Ukraine Purges Interior Ministry Leadership With Pro-Russian Ties - VOA


Ukrainian GDP Plunges 5.1% Amid Deadly Conflict in Nation’s East - Businessweek


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NATO Reports Spike in Russian Military Flights over the Black, Baltic seas and the Atlantic Ocean - AP


NATO Statement on Large-Scale Russian Air Activity in Europe - NATO


NATO Chief: Russia's Actions in Ukraine 'Challenge’ Security - VOA


VIDEO: NATO Chief Stoltenberg says Russia poses 'Euro-Atlantic security challenge' - YouTube


MAP: Just how busy has Russia's air force been over the last few days? - Robert Coalson on Twitter


Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal - Reuters


Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Arrive in Ukraine Wednesday: Emergencies Minister - RIA Novosti


U.S. Urges Russia To Free Jailed Ukrainian Pilot Nadiya Savchenko - rferl.org


VIDEO: State Department’ Psaki: Savchenko Covered By Minsk Accord - YouTube


Russia’s investigators say no grounds for Ukrainian woman pilot’s release from custody - TASS


VIDEO (English): Update on the captured pilot Nadiya Savchenko with Vira Savchenko, Nadiya’s sister - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


POLL: 82% of Russians think that foreign journalists criticises Putin because they want to destroy Russia - Shaun Walker on Twitter


White House Confirms Computer System Cyber Attack - guardianlv.com


Security Firms Tie Russian Government to Utilities Hacks - Bloomberg


VIDEO: Did Russians hack W.H. computer network? - CNN

 

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Ukraine News - Oct 28, 2014


Ukraine's Pro-Western Parties Win Parliamentary Elections, Open Coalition Talks - rferl.org


With 75.% of the Votes Counted Popular Front Edges Ahead of Poroshenko Bloc, Svoboda Out in Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections - Interpreter_Mag


OSCE observers give Ukraine election a clean bill of health - Reuters


VIDEO: OSCE Says Ukraine Elections 'Free And Fair' - rferl.org


OSCE full statement on the Ukraine elections - OSCE


Pro-Russian Separatists spurn polls in Ukraine -AFP


'Party of War’ Winning Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections: Donesk Separatist Prime Minister - RIA Novosti


Kharkiv, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk regions prefer Russia leaning Opposition Bloc - interfax.com


CHART: How the Donbass voted: Opposition Bloc 33.30% Petro Poroshenko Bloc 19.20% Communist Party 10.00% Popular Front 6.90% Samopomich 6.60% - twitter.com


Turnout in parliamentary polls in south-eastern Ukraine reached 41%, 11% lower than in other regions: CEC - TASS


Analysis: Pro-Western election will not heal Ukraine's divisions, Poroshenko will have to compromise with Yatsenyuk which advocates a tougher line with Russia and separatists - dpa news


Right Sector leader winning in his one-seat constituency in Dnipropetrovsk region - TASS


Detained Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Loses Appeal in Russia, Expects Seat in Ukrainian Parliament - Interpreter_Mag


Two government soldiers killed in ambush on Ukrainian checkpoint in Lugansk, artillery shelling in Mariupol - APA


Heavy shelling breaks out near Donetsk after Ukraine poll - DW.DE


VIDEO (Russian): Separatist forces vow to continue fighting for Donetsk airport - YouTube


Russian crooner Kobzon sings with separatist leader Zakharchenko in Donetsk - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Zakharchenko Sings with Joseph Kobzon - YouTube


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Lavrov: Russia ready to recognize Ukrainian parliamentary election results - TASS


Lavrov: Russia Hopes Ukraine Authorities Adopt Peaceful Approach in Dealing with the Separatists - RIA Novosti


Lavrov: Moscow to recognize results of Nov 2 elections held by separatists in Luhansk, Donetsk People’s Republics - TASS


Obama charges Russia with interference in Ukraine elections, says U.S. will not recognize the Nov 2 elections in separatist areas - Washington Times


Statement by the President on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine - The White House


Ruble Drops as Pro-EU Groups Win Ukraine - Businessweek


Russia economy slows as Ukraine crisis bites: official data - Yahoo News


UBS Executive: Sanctions Pain on Russia Has Only Just Begun - WSJ


Russian Brain Drain Saps Talent as Sanctions Hit Financing - Bloomberg


Russian Military On The Move On The Ukrainian Side Of The Donetsk Border (PHOTO, VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Russia bringing in new batches of volunteer-mercenaries at Donetsk airport? (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Russian Uragan/Smerch/Tornado team caught on satellite images in Donetsk? (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Was Ukraine shelled with Smerch rockets from Russian territory? - Ukraine@war


Poland planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine - ABC News


Exclusive: US Embassy in Moscow Faces Cold War-Era Harassment - ABC News


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Ukraine Restarts War on Eastern Regions Sources Say

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The Kiev government of U.S. puppet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is about to restart the failed attempt to subdue the southeastern region of the country known as Novorussia according to highly credible sources. (Image)

Colonel Igor Strelkov, a native Russian, helped create and led the Novorussian forces during the critical phases of resistance to the Kiev regime. At the height of his success, he left active command and was replaced by local leaders. As Strelkov sees it:

[An] "Endless flow of [Ukraine government] military columns moves towards Donetsk and Makeevka areas and towards Gorlovka area. Troops are being moved at ever increasing pace.

"At the same time they engage in massive use of heavy MLRS fire, heavy artillery and tactical missiles “Tochka-U” (SS-21 Scarab B) [a tactical ballistic missile - see Ukraine Firing Ballistic Missiles - Obama-Kerry Say Nothing].

"The number of victims among the population during this so-called truce is higher than it was in the period of active hostilities one month ago. Igor Strelkov, Important Statement, 20.10.2014 (click "Show More" for full text)

Will the US - EU Notice? Ukraine Rioters Demand Honors for Nazi Collaborators

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(10/14) Thousands of rioters demanded special recognition for the Ukraine Insurgent Army, a resistance group that allied with Nazi Germany during World War II. The Ukraine political party, Svoboda, staged the demonstrations.

Svoboda, an extremist right wing party, played an important role in the United States supported transition government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Its influence continues in the current government of President Petro Poroshenko. The United States and European Union have offered across the board praise for Poroshenko's government. (Image)

SpiegelOnline, Mar 17, reported that the German Society for International Cooperation supported Svoboda members of Ukraine's parliament in financial reform efforts.   The society is a non-government organization funded by the German government. The Konrad Adenauer political foundation, tied to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party, provided legislative training and instruction for Svoboda reported by Spiegel in the same article.

 

Freedom’s just another word: US Launches Wars and Backs Coups in the Name of Democracy, but Won’t Back Real Democracy Activists

By Dave Lindorff


The US claims to be supporting democracy from Ukraine to Cuba, and from Somalia to Iraq, often by bombing the alleged opposition, or by supporting proxy wars and subversion. But one place where real democracy activists are battling against the forces of repression they are curiously getting no backing from the United States: Hong Kong.

Ukraine News - Sep 17, 2014


Ukraine ratifies EU association agreement - DW.DE


VIDEO (Live): Ukraine ratifies EU deal - Yahoo News


In a concession to Russia key element of EU-Ukraine trade deal is delayed until 2016 - DW.DE


Poroshenko is facing a backlash for bowing to Russian pressure and postponing the implementation of an EU trade deal - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Ukraine critics denounce Russian influence over EU trade deal - YouTube


Is Postponing the EU Trade Agreement Harmful to Ukraine? - EconoMonitor


Ruble plunges to new lows, authorities tell Russians not to panic - smh.com


White House says rouble plunge linked to sanctions on Russian economy - Reuters


Russia central bank starts overnight forex swap operations with banks to increase short-term banking sector liquidity - brecorder.com


Russian Central Bank Fears Weak Oil Price Could Threaten Economy - WSJ


Gazprom's Profits Down 41% In First Quarter - Business Insider


EU delays decision on Russia’s access to OPAL gas pipe - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine Battles to Eject Russian Telecoms Giants - The Moscow Times


Russia needs government investment to avoid recession, says former finance minister - Reuters


C.Bank chief says Ukraine 2014 GDP may shrink by up to 10 pct - agency - Reuters


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Ukraine parliament grants self-rule, amnesty to eastern regions - Telegraph


Ukraine presidential bill proposes local elections in Donbass on December 7 - ITAR-TASS


Splits in Ukraine's pro-EU camp emerge over Poroshenko autonomy plan for East Ukraine - Business New Europe


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Tymoshenko: Self-rule status for Donetsk and Lugansk is a “humiliating and disgraceful surrender” for Ukraine - YouTube


VIDEO: "Peace can only be reached by winning" says Svoboda leader about self-rule for Donetsk and Lugansk - YouTube


Donetsk Oblast Governor Taruta says Donetsk will feel 'raped' because of new law on self-rule of Donbass - kyivpost.com


Leaders talk peace, some Ukrainian nationalists contemplate guerrilla war - The Washington Post


Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support - VOA


VIDEO: Nazis symbols in the helmets of Azov Battalion members in Ukraine - LiveLeak.com


Tires on fire: Right Sector rallying in Kiev as govt votes for political purging (VIDEO) - RT News


Ukrainian Parliament Member Tossed In Trash Bin By Angry Protesters (VIDEO) - ibtimes.com


VIDEO: Clashes break out in Kiev between Right Sector and police - YouTube


Ukraine s self-rule offer slows rebel independence drive - Yahoo!7


Donetsk, Luhansk armies to form armed forces - ITAR-TASS


Separatist leader: Luhansk Wants to Introduce Ruble as National Currency - RIA Novosti


Donetsk council says 3 killed, 5 wounded in eastern Ukraine city despite cease-fire - Fox News


Another exchange of prisoners of war between Donetsk and Kiev to take place in 2 days - ITAR-TASS


Top Ukrainian And Russian Business Leaders Propose 10-Point Peace Initiative - huffingtonpost


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NATO, Russia to Hold Countervailing Military Exercises in and Around Ukraine - The Jamestown Foundation


Russia to send troops to Crimea as NATO holds exercises in Ukraine - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Ukraine And NATO Allies Commence Rapid Trident Military Exercise - YouTube


NATO countries have begun arms deliveries to Ukraine: defense minister - Reuters


Russia still has around 1,000 troops in Ukraine: NATO - Mail Online


Showing Off A 'Captured' T-72B3 Tank, Separatists Provide Further Evidence Of Russian Support - Interpreter_Mag


Israeli diplomats nix drone sale to Ukraine mid fears Russia would disapprove: report - The Times of Israel


Russia raids Crimea Tatar assembly after polls - GlobalPost


Updated Evidence Review: Who Shot Down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17? - The Interpreter

 

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Russia/Ukraine News - Sep 11, 2014


Criticizing NATO, Putin Underlines Need for Nuclear Deterrence - VOA


Putin Tightens Grip on Russian Defense Industry - The Moscow Times


VIDEO: Putin takes control of Russia's defence industries and calls for new weapons - YouTube


Russia developing new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter US, NATO - New York Post


Russia Test-fires Intercontinental Nuclear Missile, Hits Target 3,500 Miles Away - ibtimes.com


VIDEO: Bulava ICBM test-fired from Russian nuclear sub Vladimir Monomakh - YouTube


Russia: Ukraine in NATO would be 'unprecedented challenge’ - AFP


Ukraine and NATO navies gather for Black Sea manouevres - ITAR-TASS


Canada says its frigate buzzed by Russian warplanes during NATO drill, Russia denies - AP


Russian coastal defenses in Crimea stage target practice amid NATO drills in Black Sea (VIDEO) - RT News


Russian strategic bombers reportedly practice nuclear missile strike against US - RT USA


The Ukrainian Crisis' Overlooked Nuclear Dimension - huffingtonpost.com


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Ukraine's President Pledges To Give The Country's East More Autonomy - huffingtonpost.com


VIDEO: Ukrainian president agrees to give rebel-controlled areas more autonomy - LiveLeak.com


Luhansk and Donetsk republics may start negotiating their political status with Kiev soon - ITAR-TASS


Poroshenko: 70 Percent of Russian Troops Have Left Ukraine - VOA


Exclusive: Russian Soldiers Reveal the Truth Behind Putin's Secret War - newsweek.com


Ukrainian guards start building wall on the border with Russia - ITAR-TASS


OSCE says will use drones for ceasefire monitoring in Ukraine - Yahoo News


VIDEO: OSCE observers assess Ukraine ceasefire - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine War: The exchange of prisoners - YouTube


Ukraine's Security Chief Says Savchenko, Sentsov On Prisoner-Exchange List - rferl.org


Mother of Ukrainian rebel hostage 'received his head in the post' - Mail Online


Azov fighters are Ukraine's greatest weapon and may be its greatest threatn - theguardian.com


VIDEO: Battalion "Azov" soldiers in spare time - LiveLeak.com


Ukraine Opens Criminal Investigation Against Members of Volunteer Battalions - RIA Novosti


MH17 official report finds jet was shot down by multiple 'high energy impacts' over Ukraine - Mail Online


Main points of the MH17 Ukraine crash report - BusinessWorld


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Gazprom limits Polish gas supplies preventing the EU member state from supplying Ukraine via so-called reverse flows - Bloomberg


U.S., EU ready new sanctions to stop oil exploration in Russia - Reuters


EU to hold off on new Russia sanctions - RTÉ News


VIDEO: Europe Delays Russia Sanctions: EU defence officials discuss Ukraine crisis - YouTube


VIDEO: EU delays sanctions on Russia amid economy concerns - CCTV News - CCTV.com English


OSCE chief says reasonable to give Ukraine ceasefire chance before sanctions - Reuters


Amid Intensifying Requests, American Military Aid to Ukraine Stalls - NYTimes.com

 

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Making the news fit the politics: NY Times Finds Conclusions Where None Exist in Dutch Flight 17 Downing Report

By Dave Lindorff


The New York Times, which has been misreporting on, and misleading its readers about the downing of Malaysian Flight 17 since the plane was downed last July 17, continues its sorry track record of flogging anti-Russian sentiment in the US and of supporting the post-putsch Ukrainian government in Kiev.

Washington’s seedy propaganda campaign: Satellite Images of Alleged Russian Artillery in Ukraine Come A-Cropper

By Dave Lindorff


In the ongoing propaganda campaign mounted by the Obama administration to claim that Russia has “invaded” Ukraine from the east, it offered up some grainy black-and-white satellite images purporting to show heavy Russian military equipment inside the Ukraine. 


Ukraine News - Sep 9, 2014


Ukraine ceasefire overall held, still shaky: OSCE - Reuters


VIDEO: I have feeling this will work. People want it: OSCE on Ukraine ceasefire - YouTube


Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe: Text of the Protocol on Ceasefire in Ukraine - Council on Foreign Relations


Petro Poroshenko Announces Release of 1,200 Ukrainian Prisoners in Mariupol Trip - ibtimes.co.uk


Poroshenko, On Visit To East, Vows Mariupol Will Stay Ukrainian - KPLU


President Poroshenko Puts Mariupol Defenses on High Alert - RIA Novosti


VIDEO: President Poroshenko in Mariupol - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Coast Guard Admiral: Mariupol's Port Won’t Be Taken - YouTube


VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, Sep 8 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


PM Yatseniuk says Ukraine ‘will impose martial law if truce fails’ - London Evening Standard


Yulia Tymoshenko: “Minsk protocol” threatens Ukraine's integrity - Charter’97


Interview with Igor Plotnitsky, Prime Minister of the Luhansk People’s Republic - RIA Novosti


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Amnesty: Evidence of war crimes by Ukrainian and separatist forces, Satellite images of Russian involvement (PHOTOS) - Amnesty International


Amnesty: Ukraine must stop ongoing abuses and war crimes by pro-Ukrainian volunteer forces - Amnesty International


REPORT: Abuses and war crimes by the Aidar Volunteer Battalion in the north Luhansk region - Amnesty International


VIDEO: Russian Army in Ukraine: Amnesty International offers fresh proof in Ukraine Today interview - YouTube


Donbass Battalion Member Says Azov Broke Ceasefire In Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag


VICE News correspondent embeds with the Azov Battalion, a volunteer militia based in Mariupol that is allegedly linked to neo-Nazism - VICE News


Foreign Policy talks to deputy leader of ‘pro-govt’ Azov Battalion - RT News


Preparing for War with Ukraine’s Fascist Azov Battalion - foreignpolicy.com


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Azov NG battalion commander talks about Mariupol defense - YouTube


No official conclusion despite long investigation into mass death in Odessa - ITAR-TASS


Separatist ambush on Aidar battalion during ‘ceasefire', 11 KIA (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


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Eyewitnesses: Russians 'controlled BUK missile system’ in the MH17 disaster- BBC News


Images Show the Buk that Downed Flight MH17, Inside Russia, Controlled by Russian Troops (PHOTOS) - bellingcat


New Data on MH17 Crash Questionable: Russian Civil Aviation Union - RIA Novosti


Further Reports of Russian Paratroopers Killed in Ukraine - The Interpreter


Russia Reports Troop Deaths In Ukraine, But Calls Them 'Volunteers' - NPR


Ukraine Says Russian Armor and Heavy Weaponry Still Crossing Border - Interpreter_Mag


Another 40+ Russian armor on the move Sept 3rd (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Russian T-72BM Visible In Footage Of 'Novorossiya' Parade in Perevalsk (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

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What Russian invasion?: In-Place Cease-Fire Reached between Government and Rebel Forces in Ukraine

By Dave Lindorff


The separatist rebels of eastern Ukraine and the government in Kiev that controls the Ukrainian army have reached a cease-fire in place that leaves the separatists largely in control of the Russian-majority regions of the eastern part of that country.

Ukraine News - Sep 6, 2014


Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach ceasefire deal - Reuters


VIDEO: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Announces Cease-Fire - CNN


VIDEO: Negotiators’ Statements on Ukraine Cease-Fire - NYTimes.com


Why Ukraine truce works for both sides, The ceasefire deal has the potential to become a turning point - BBC News


POLL: Ukraine’s Pro-War Parties Are Collapsing In The Polls - Business Insider


Ukraine president says all prisoners of both side to be freed under ceasefire - Reuters


Kyiv, separatists exchange lists of captives on Friday: Ukraine's former President Kuchma - interfax.com


Kuchma: Working group to be formed by Monday to implement Minsk agreements, in particular the matter of self-government of these regions and the transfer of power to them - interfax.com


Ukraine ready for 'extraordinary’ decentralization steps in some areas of Donbass, Poroshenko says - Belarus News


Military Spokesman: Ukrainian Troops Set to Observe President's Ceasefire Order - RIA Novosti


Donetsk Self-Defense Forces Declare Ceasefire - RIA Novosti


VIDEO (Ukrainian): "Ukraine ceasefire deal agreed at Minsk talks”, rebel leader Zakharchenko confirms - YouTube


First Batch of Humanitarian Aid to Be Sent to East Ukraine Soon: Russia - RIA Novosti


PM Yatsenyuk’ hardline statement on ceasefire: To attain peace we need three points: ceasefire, withdrawal of the Russian army, Russian bandits and terrorists, control over the border - kmu.gov.ua


Ukrainian government intends to approve Yatsenyuk’s border wall plan - ITAR-TASS


Statement by the Donbas Battalion founder Semenchenko regarding the ceasefire (VIDEO) - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


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NATO Agrees Rapid Response Force With Headquarters in Eastern Europe - rferl.org


Text of the Wales Summit Declaration issued by the Heads of State and Government at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council - NATO


VIDEO: President Obama Holds a Press Conference at the NATO Summit - The White House


TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference - NewsRoomAmerica.com


Obama: Sanctions Against Russia May Be Lifted If Ceasefire Continues - RIA Novosti


Merkel: Sanctions against Russia may be postponed if there is de-escalation in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO (German): German Chancellor Angela Merkel NATO Press Meeting - YouTube


No solution of Ukrainian crisis without Russia: OSCE chairman - ITAR-TASS


Poroshenko: Ukrainians to decide on accession to NATO - Ukrinform


US unlikely to station its military basis on territory of Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


Before Ukraine, Putin Modernized the Russian Military - Washington Free Beacon


Russia’s Modified Military Doctrine Not Providing for Preventive Nuclear Strikes: former Chief of the General Staff - RIA Novosti


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Ukraine News - Sep 5, 2014

 

In a joint article in The Times newspaper Cameron, Obama vow to stand together in support of Ukraine against Russia - Yahoo News


Text of the joint article by David Cameron and Barack Obama: Strengthening the NATO alliance - GOV.UK


NATO says arms supply to Ukraine up to individual allies - Reuters


Rasmussen: NATO Not Involved in Member States’ Decisions on Military Aid to Ukraine - RIA Novosti


Poroshenko: NATO Members Propose Ukraine Military Cooperation on Bilateral Basis - RIA Novosti


Nato Summit 2014: Nato Members to Provide Precision-Guided Weapons to Ukraine - ibtimes.co.uk


Secretary General: NATO to Allocate Some $19.4 Mln in Aid to Ukraine - RIA Novosti


US to lead multinational exercises in Ukraine, About 1,300 personnel from 15 nations take part including 200 U.S. soldiers - VOA


Here Are The Soldiers US Is Sending To Ukraine - Business Insider


Joint Statement of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Sept. 4, 2014 - enewspf.com


Russia warns NATO not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance - Reuters


Putin says he 'cannot be stopped' as NATO warns Russia has 3,000 troops in Ukraine - Mail Online


Text of the 7 Point 'Putin Plan' For Peace In Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force Along the Ukrainian Border - Defense.gov


Russia’s nuclear forces will hold a large-scale exercise this month along the country’s border with China - The Diplomat


Pentagon Excludes Possibility of War With Russia Over Ukraine - RIA Novosti


Eastern European hopes for permanent NATO bases stymied by Russia - Military Times


US and UK Push for NATO Countries to Increase Military Spending - teleSUR


Can NATO spend smarter? - CSMonitor.com


Protesters stage anti-Nato march in Cardiff, Four arrests - BBC News


VIDEO: Anti-Nato protest in Cardiff - YouTube


VIDEO: NATO Summit Wales 2014 (Day 1, 11 hours) - YouTube


VIDEO: Watch live tomorrow the Nato Summit in Wales - Telegraph


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Ukraine and rebels back ceasefire, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan - Reuters


Ukraine's president, at NATO summit, voices 'careful optimism' on peace talks with rebels - Daily Courier


Demilitarized zone, OSCE monitoring among E.Ukraine rebels’ peace proposals - RT News


Ukraine crisis: Leaders talk about peace, but in Mariupol, Luhansk and Donetsk, the reality looks more like war - The Independent


Ukraine reinforces defense of Mariupol against rebel attack, army shells rocks Donetsk killing atleast one woman - Reuters


Over 800 servicemen killed in army operation in eastern Ukraine: military spokesman - ITAR-TASS


Spot report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, 4 September 2014: The Situation in Mariupol - OSCE


The Dead and the Living in Luhansk - Human Rights Watch


VIDEO: Fear grows as artillery fire rocks outskirts of Mariupol - YouTube


VIDEO: Footage & A Photo From Mariupol For August 4th - Migukin's Blog


VIDEO: Grad rockets destroy Donetsk school and homes - Ruptly


VIDEO: Man shelled as he stood on his balcony in Donetsk - YouTube


Russia redeploys huge convoy of armor in Ukraine (VIDEO) - Ukraine@war


A website for search of Russian servicemen, which disappeared in Ukraine, was created in Russia - Info Resist


Appeal to the world psychiatric community on behalf of Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko detained in a Russian mental hospital - EUROMAIDAN PRESS 


Russia Stocks Climb 3rd Day on Ukraine Truce as ECB Spurs Ruble - Bloomberg


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War by stealth and by mini-armies: US Invades Iraq...Again, and Secretly

By Dave Lindorff


Flash! The US has re-invaded Iraq!

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