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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 25, 2015


Moscow threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine - Reuters


Russia demands Ukraine pay for natural gas shipped directly to rebel-held areas of the country - Bloomberg Business


Medvedev warns Kiev to pay for “separatist” gas - protothemanews.com


Naftogaz CEO: Kiev plans to increase reverse gas supplies from Europe - TASS


No Time for Laughter: Gas Prices in Ukraine to Increase Fourfold on April 1 - Sputnik International


European Gas Prices Rise as Russia Limits Supplies to Ukraine - Bloomberg Business


Ambitious EU blueprint for energy union to loosen Russian grip on gas - The Guardian


EU courts Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan gas as Russian links sour - FT.com


Russia Lays Groundwork for New Gas Pipeline in Europe - VOA


Pipeline politics: new gas route revives Russian rivalry with West - Reuters


Hungary’s Viktator says Europe needs Russia - Georgia Straight


EU concerned about Hungary-Russia nuclear deal - Vatican Radio


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Ukraine's hryvnia closes 11.1 percent lower on Tuesday,  It has halved in value since the start of this year after tumbling by 50% in 2014 - Reuters


Ukraine Tightens Capital Controls as Hryvnia Drop Fuels Risk - Bloomberg Business


Ukraine Signals It Needs Cash Fast as Capital Controls Tightened - Bloomberg Business


Ukraine Creditors Face Harsher Terms as Hryvnia Dives, BofA Says - Bloomberg Business


Ukraine company bonds slide as currency controls tightened - Reuters


Conflict clouds Ukraine’s debt distress - FT.com


Russia Not Considering Restructuring Ukraine's Debt - Sputnik International


VIDEO: Ukraine conflict: economic consequences - DW.DE


VIDEO: Ukraine economy in free fall - inflation, energy tariffs soar - RT


VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Food prices soar in Donetsk as currency collapses and supply falls - Telegraph


Yatseniuk suspends management of State Fiscal Service and orders corruption investigation - UNIAN news


Ukraine's Tarnished Poster Child for Reform - Bloomberg View


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Ukraine Says Russian-Backed Rebels Still Attacking - rferl.org


Rebels’ claim of weapons withdrawal ‘empty words’, Ukraine says - Reuters


Ukraine Signs Defense Deal With UAE, To Buy Weapons - defensenews.com


Ukraine concludes 20 contracts on arms supply at IDEX-2015 show: Poroshenko - TASS


VIDEO: Poroshenko purchasing new weapons - LiveLeak.com


Poroshenko pledges to return Crimea to Ukraine - interfax.com


VIDEO: Most Crimeans backs Mother Russia's tough love, one year on - AFP


Ukrainian Separatists Take Two Towns in Push on Key Port Mariupol - newsweek.com


VIDEO: Militants move tanks towards Mariupol amid fears of major offensive - uatoday.tv


Amnesty report: Cluster bombs have been used in Ukraine conflict by both sides - AP


Putin says "apocalyptic" war unlikely with Ukraine - GlobalPost


Russia rejects beefed up OSCE Ukraine border monitoring - GlobalPost


Four Russian Drones Violate Ukrainian Airspace in One Day - newsweek.com


Russia Sends 16th Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Donbas: Emergencies Ministry - Sputnik International


POLL: More Americans still oppose (53%) than favor (41%) the U.S. sending arms and military supplies to the Ukrainian government - Pew Research Center


US arming Kiev would ‘explode’ situation in E. Ukraine: Russian Foreign Ministry - RT News


Britain to send military advisers to Ukraine, announces Cameron - The Guardian


Pentagon chief Ash Carter warns Russia on nukes - POLITICO

 

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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 19, 2015


Russia-backed rebels capture key city Debaltseve in devastating blow to Ukraine - mashable.com


VIDEO: Rebel flag of Novorossia has been hoisted above Debaltseve - YouTube


Poroshenko says the withdrawal was "planned and organised" but soldiers say “we didn't hear anything about an order to pull out” - AFP


Soldiers share Debaltseve horrors, pull back made by commanders on the ground when they saw the situation catastrophic - Guardian


VIDEO (English ubs): Ukrainian soldiers talk about their flight from Debaltseve Cauldron - LiveLeak.com


Reports Of At Least 38 Dead And 167 Wounded Arriving In Artyomovsk - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Body bags bear witness to Ukrainian deaths near Debaltseve - YouTube


Statement by the President Poroshenko on the situation in Debaltseve (VIDEO) - Official web-site of President of Ukraine


VIDEO: Footage shows Ukrainian troops withdrawing from Debaltseve - BBC


VIDEO: Footage of Ukrainian troops surrender in Debaltseve - YouTube


Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko 'recovering from injury’ in Debaltseve - Yahoo News


VIDEO (English subs): Interview with Zaharchenko in hospital alongside Igor Plotnitsky - lifenews.ru


Militants in Donbas use advanced weapons to attack troops in Debaltseve: NATO - interfax.com


Russian Surface-To-Air Missile System Near Debaltseve (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Buzzfeed Displays Russian Tanks at Debaltsevo - Interpreter_Mag


Ukraine NSDC calls for UN-mandated peacekeepers after rebels take key town - Yahoo News


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Poroshenko at the NSDC meeting on Debaltsevo - YouTube


The Draft Dodgers of Ukraine - Foreign Policy


Ukraine Bonds Slide Most on Record on Troop Withdrawal Concern - Bloomberg Business


VIDEO: Ukrainian Economy on Verge of Collapse Amid Troop Moves - Bloomberg Business


Ukraine GDP tanks 15% as fighting drags on - cnbc.com


Ukraine's hryvnia weakens 3 pct on fraying ceasefire deal - Reuters


Ukraine seen pushing back debt repayments amid economic struggles - Reuters


Dollar mortgage crisis in Ukraine (VIDEO) - euronews, economy


Gas price for consumers will rise by 280%, heat supply by 66%: Bank of Ukraine Head - Censor.NET


Russia remains Ukraine’s major trading partner in 2014: Ukrainian statistics service - TASS

 

Ukraine's Economy Needs Russia - Stratfor


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White House Claims Eastern Ukraine separatists, Russia Fail to Live up to Minsk Deal - Sputnik International


Pentagon: Defeat of Debaltseve doesn't tip scale to arm Ukraine, "a U.S. military solution is not going to be had here” - WashingtonExaminer.com


EU accuses Ukraine separatists of violating ceasefire, threatens action - Yahoo News


Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the violation of the ceasefire in Debaltseve - European Union - EEAS


Merkel: Europe committed to partnership with Russia, "We want to shape European peace order together with Russia, not against Russia” - UNIAN


POLL: Germans strongly back Merkel's handling of Ukraine crisis - dpa news


Russian draft resolution on Ukraine passed by UN Security Council - RT News


Putin says some countries supplying weapons to Ukraine - UNIAN news


Ukrainian government created Black Book of Kremlin's crimes against Ukraine - Euromaidan Press


REPORT: Full Text of the “Kremlin Black Book” Detailing Russia's Crimes Against Ukraine - Government of Ukraine


Russia shelled Ukrainians from within its own territory, says study - The Guardian


'We saw a glow, they were burned alive’, Ukrainian soldiers recall attacks by Grad launchers and heavy artillery which they are convinced came from within Russia - The Guardian


REPORT: Origin of Artillery Attacks on Ukrainian Military Positions in Eastern Ukraine Between 14 July 2014 and 8 August 2014 - bellingcat


Russian Top Military Commander Lentsov Allegedly Leading Ukraine’s Separatists in Debaltseve - Global Voices


VIDEO (Russian): Russian Military Commander Lentsov denies he was in Debaltseve - YouTube


Amnesty International finds 'deplorable lack of progress' in Ukraine into probe of Euromaidan deaths (VIDEO) - uatoday.tv

 

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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 17, 2015

 

Battle Rages for Debaltseve Town Where Ukraine Rebels Reject Cease-Fire - Reuters


Ukrainian military rejects rebel offer of corridor out of Debaltseve - Reuters


OSCE says Ukraine rebels turn back monitors from Debaltseve - Reuters


Ukraine army and Russian-backed separatists refuse to withdraw heavy weapons - Telegraph


VIDEO (Eng subs): Separatist PM Alexandr Zakharchenko's interview on the streets of Debaltesve - YouTube


VIDEO (Eng subs): Separatist PM Zakharchenko talks to Ukrainian POWs in Debaltseve - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine separatists shell Debaltseve - Conflict Reporter on Twitter


Escape from Debaltseve: How One Convoy Made It Out of Ukraine's Besieged City  - VICE News

 

Fighting In Shirokino, Near Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Releases Footage Of Fighting In Mariupol - sky.com

 

The Ukraine army confirms 5 KIA,25 WIA for day 1 of the ceasefire. Actual numbers are much higher. 8 KIA,27 WIA among Azov/Donbas battalions ONLY! - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

 

The untold story of the Maidan massacre. How did the shooting begin? Protest organisers have always denied any involvement - but one man told the BBC a different story (VIDEO) - BBC

 

Ukraine Bonds Drop on Debt Restructuring, Strains in Cease-Fire - Bloomberg Business

 

New Ukraine Bailout Deal May Mean MultiBillion-Dollar Pain for Creditors - WSJ

 

As IMF Extends $17.5 Billion Credit To Kiev, Gazprom Demands Debt Repayment - oilprice.com

 

Ukraine to spend $1 billion on strategic gas reserve to counter Russia - Business Insider

 

Is a New Russia-Ukraine “Gas War” Coming? - CIS 

 

Multibillionaire Kolomoisky files claim worth $180 mln against Ukraine over oil and gas deals - LiveLeak.com

 

While Ukraine's Economy Crashes, It's Sweet Business for Poroshenko - Sputnik International

 

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EU gets tough with Russian military leaders – and Soviet-era 'Sinatra', Sanctions slapped on 9 organisations and 19 individuals - Guardian


U.S. Blames Russia And Separatists, Urges Them To 'Immediately' Halt Ukraine Attacks - rferl.org


Press Statement of State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki: Cease-fire Violations in Ukraine - state.gov


POLL: Americans See Islamic State, Terrorism as Graver Threats Than Russia, Ukraine - gallup.com


Putin meets Security Council to discuss Ukraine - uatoday.tv


Russia carries out snap check of paratroopers in western Russia - Reuters

 

Russian Navy Holds Live Fire Exercise in Mediterranean - Sputnik International

 

East Ukrainian Republics Demand Non-Alliance Status for Ukraine, should Kiev join NATO they will consider the Minsk agreement null and void - Sputnik International

 

Ukraine crisis: What is Novorossiya role? - BBC News

 

Georgia calls in Ukraine envoy over ex-president Saakashvili's role in Kiev - Yahoo News

 

Poroshenko says Saakashvili to become a Ukraine’s representative abroad, Ex-Georgian president says will coordinate Ukraine arms supplies issue - focus-fen.net

 

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People? Hire Saakashvili (VIDEO) - Sputnik International

 

Agenda.ge - Georgian MP nominated for top prosecution role in Ukraine - agenda.ge

 

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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 13, 2015


Ukraine cease-fire deal announced by Putin after marathon Minsk talks - Fox News


Key points of new Ukraine peace plan - Yahoo News


Full text of the Minsk agreement on Ukraine crisis - Telegraph


Ukraine ceasefire: Putin and Poroshenko disagree over autonomy of separatist regions - ibtimes.co.uk


VIDEO: Putin briefs press after marathon Minsk talks on Ukraine peace deal - YouTube


Poroshenko: Ukraine did not agreed to federalization or even autonomy to the Eastern region in Minsk talks - Fox News


Full text: Poroshenko on the ceasefire agreement - PRAGUE POST


Ukraine is to define Donbas territories with special status by mid-March: document - TASS


Ukraine’s new constitution to come into force by end of 2015 - TASS


New Ukraine agreement envisages restoring Kiev’s economic ties with Donbas - TASS


Court cancels the decision of Kiev concerning refuse of payments of pensions in the Eastern regions - Novorossia Today


Ukraine crisis: Donetsk rebels tout deal as path towards recognition - FT.com


Leaders of Ukraine's self-proclaimed republics sign documents on Donbas settlement, "All points need additional attention. The negotiations still continue” - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Separatist community in Donetsk downbeat on Ukraine ceasefire deal - euronews


VIDEO: More reactions in east Ukraine after Minsk deal announcement - Federal Times


Moscow will continue providing Donbas citizens with political support: Russia’s EU envoy - TASS


VIDEO: Russia’s EU envoy: a Ukrainian law should establish autonomous status of Donbass - CNN Video


Close Friend of Russian Leader Takes Role as a Negotiator for Ukraine - NYTimes.com


Ukraine's Poroshenko Puts Detained Pilot Savchenko on Center Stage in Minsk - The Moscow Times


Russian State Duma says no automatic release for Savchenko - UNIAN news


Russia to Send 14th Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Southeastern Ukraine - Sputnik International


Russia Holds Largest-Ever Strategic-Missile Manuevers - rferl.org


France May Now Sell Warships to Russia As Early As Next Week - Interpreter_Mag

 

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Ukraine says rebels strengthened by tanks, missiles from Russia while marathon four-nation talks were taking place - Yahoo News


Putin says rebels want encircled Ukraine troops in Debaltseve to surrender - Yahoo!7


Vladimir Putin's statement on Debaltseve - President of Russia


US sending around 600 paratroopers to Ukraine to train troops - Fox News


Even if Obama decides to send U.S. weaponry to Ukraine delivery could take months, officials say - WSJ


Lethal Arms Are Not What Ukraine Needs - NYTimes.com


Latest News from the Battles for Debaltseve - Censor.NET


Militants attack village of Shyrokyne near Mariupol: defense headquarters - UNIAN news


2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 21 got wounded in the last 24 hours - NSDC of Ukraine on Twitter

 

Ukraine Offers Battlefield Bonuses to Rally Troops - Bloomberg Business

 

Ukrainians Evading Draft May Face Five Years in Prison - Sputnik International


Amnesty International declares arrested anti-war journalist in Ukraine prisoner of conscience - TASS


NYT whites out Ukraine’s brown shirts: a story from Mariupol hailing the Azov battalion without noting its neo-Nazi fighters - Consortiumnews


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Is Not Neo-Nazi, But Some People In Battalion Are - Hromadske on Twitter


Croatian volunteers ‘fighting for Ukrainian army in Donbas’ - UNIAN news


Moscow urges Croatia, other countries to stop mercenaries’ involvement in Ukraine - TASS


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IMF, Ukraine Agree To $17.5 Billion Deal, part of an larger four-year, $40 billion funding package - rferl.org


Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Ukraine - imf.org


Transcript of a Press Conference on Ukraine by Managing Director Christine Lagarde - imf.org


VIDEO: Lagarde: IMF reached an agreement with the Ukraine government - rthk.hk


World Bank to provide up to USD 2 bn in aid to Ukraine - NewsHub


Ukraine's new bail-out: The austerity to come - The Economist


With IMF loan in hand, Gazprom calls on Kiev to settle debt - UPI.com


Ukraine is heading for a total economic collapse - Quartz

 

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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 10, 2015

 

Obama says arming Ukraine on the table if diplomacy with Russia fails, he has not yet decided whether to approve such a plan  - Fox News


Democrats Are Now Pushing Obama to Give Guns to Ukraine - The Daily Beast


Kerry Tells Lawmakers He's for Arming Ukraine - Bloomberg View


Senators launch Ukraine Caucus - TheHill


Senator John McCain statement on remarks by President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Ukraine - mccain.senate.gov


VIDEO: Obama, Merkel hint at disagreements on Ukraine - usatoday.com


VIDEO: President Obama and Chancellor Merkel Full Press Conference - whitehouse.gov


TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in Joint Press Conference - The White House

 

German Defense Minister Says Giving Arms To Ukraine Would Be 'Catalyst' For War - ibtimes.com

 

UK not to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine: foreign secretary - TASS

 

Spanish foreign minister warns against weapons for Ukraine - TASS

 

Le Pen Denounces Ukraine's 'War Crimes,' Calls for Dialogue With Russia - Sputnik International

 

Poland ready to back a US move to arm Ukraine - FT.com

 

Arming Ukraine is a ''Logical Move,'' Says Lithuania Minister - NASDAQ.com

 

Fico: Slovakia ready to supply more gas to Ukraine, but no arms - The Slovak Spectator

 

China opposes US plans to supply arms to Ukraine: Foreign Ministry - TASS

 

Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea - Foreign Policy

 

Don't arm Ukraine, Russia is seeking to defend a vital strategic interest - NYTimes.com

 

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Russia's Putin says Kiev on 'dead-end track fraught with catastrophe' in east Ukraine - Reuters


Putin says Ukrainians have to agree among selves to end crisis, Kiev must hold dialogue with Donbas separatists to end conflict - Yahoo News


Putin will not accept ultimatums over Ukraine, Renews blame on West - AFP


Excerpts of Putin Interview to Al-Ahram daily - TASS


Putin Full Interview to Al-Ahram daily - kremlin.ru


POLL: Anti-American Attitude of Russians 'Worst It Has Been in 25 Years': Levada Center - Interpreter_Mag


CHART: Anti-Americanism is exploding in Russia - Vox


EU delays sanctions by a week to support Ukraine peace talks - Reuters


Donetsk militia assume full control over the village of Logvinovo, block strategic highway near embattled Debaltseve - TASS

 

City of Debaltseve emerges as a tipping point in Ukraine’s war - FT.com

 

Desperation and Destruction in Contested Ukraine City Debaltseve - NYTimes.com

 

VIDEO (short version): Bloody aftermath of DPR’s battle for Logvinovo town on vital road to Debaltseve - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO (Eng subs, long version): Combat footage: separatists take Logvinovo locking the Debaltseve "cauldron” - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Rebels send more heavy weapons to front line in Debaltseve - LiveLeak.com

 

The worst case – The pocket of Debaltseve closes, trapping thousands of Ukrainian troops - Conflict Report

 

Separatists: Kiev Orders to Mine Entire Rail Infrastructure in Debaltseve - Sputnik

 

Ukraine releases names of Russian soldiers killed in Debaltseve - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

 

Soldiers' Mother Head in Prikumya Charged with Fraud; Raised Cases of Russian Soldiers Killed in Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: Absolutely MASSIVE explosion rocking a Donetsk chemical plant, mistaken by locals for NUCLEAR blast - YouTube

 

The Claim Donbass Rebels Are after Crimea Land Bridge Is Absurd - Russia Insider

 

Ukraine Passes Law Allowing Military to Shoot Deserters - Newsweek

 

Newsweek article on Ukrainian deserters falls prey to Russian propaganda - Examiner.com

 

Ukrainian reporter Ruslan Kotsaba ‘charged with high treason’ after calls to dodge draft (VIDEO) - RT News

 

Transcript of Court Ruling against Ruslan Kotsaba, Ukraine Anti War Journo - mondbasis.com

 

VIDEO: Another local protest against mobilization in Ukraine. This time in Velikaya Znamenka, Zaporozhie Oblast - Military Studies on Twitter

 

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Donors plan Ukraine conference in April to raise $15 billion - Yahoo News


Ukraine calls parliament to discuss budget changes for IMF deal - Reuters


Ukraine Bailout: What Will It Take to Dodge Default in Wartime? - Bloomberg Business

 

Ukraine's Economy Is Collapsing And The West Doesn't Seem To Care - forbes.com

 

Hryvnia official rate again hits new historic low - almost UAH 25 to dollar - UNIAN news

 

Gas transit via Ukraine in 2014 down 27.8%, import by 30.4% - TASS

 

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Obama the war president -- War: Where 69¢ of Each Tax Dollar Goes

By Dave Lindorff

 

         The Nobel Peace Laureate President Barack Obama, the guy who once campaigned claiming one US war -- the one against Iraq -- was a “bad” one, and the other -- against Afghanistan -- was a “good” one, turns out to be a man who, once anointed commander-in-chief, can’t seem to find a war he doesn’t consider to be a “good” idea.

Hypermasculinity and World-Ending Weapons

By Winslow Myers

Escalating tensions in the Ukraine raise the concern that the “firebreak” between conventional and the tactical nuclear weapons potentially available to all parties in the conflict could be breached, with unforeseen consequences.

Loren Thompson spelled out in Forbes Magazine (http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2014/04/24/four-ways-the-ukraine-crisis-could-escalate-to-use-of-nuclear-weapons/) how the Ukraine crisis could go nuclear: through faulty intelligence; through the opposed parties sending mixed signals to each other; through looming defeat for either side; or through command breakdown on the battlefield.

In its simplest form, the complex Ukraine situation boils down to conflicting interpretations and value systems: for Putin, the NATO-izing of the Ukraine was an affront to the Russian homeland that could not go unacknowledged, especially given the history of repeated invasion of Russia by foreign forces. From the West’s perspective, the Ukraine had the right as a sovereign nation to join NATO and enjoy its protection, though the crisis begs the question of why there is still a NATO at all given our remove from the cold war—the former cold war. Is NATO a bulwark against Putin’s revived Russian imperialism, or was NATO’s overreach right up to Russia’s borders the initial cause of his paranoid response?

While sovereignty and democracy are significant political values, one has only to reverse the scenario in the Ukraine to begin to understand, if not sympathize with, Putin’s macho posturing. The most relevant reverse example already happened way back in 1962. It is of course the Cuban Missile Crisis, where the United States felt its “sphere of influence” unacceptably penetrated. 53 years later the international community appears to have learned little from coming within a hair’s breadth of annihilation.

The Ukraine crisis is an instructive example of why the blithe delay of the great powers to meet the their obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty could end in a worst-case scenario. Our strategists have not begun to comprehend how much the presence of world-ending weapons reconfigures the role of military force in solving planetary conflicts.

It helps with this reconfiguration to acknowledge the evolutionary biology of male (female too, but mostly male) interaction in conflict—our fight or flight reflexes. Governmental officials and press commentators dignify this position or that by diplomatically phrased rationalizations, but beneath all the rhetoric we are still in a schoolyard space, beating our chests and roaring like gorillas.

It is a vast understatement to say that a new paradigm of masculinity is needed. In the old one, I am manly because I protect my position, my turf. In the new, I protect ongoing life on the planet as a whole. In the old, I am credible because I back up my threats with megatons of destructive (though ultimately self-destructive) power. In the new, I acknowledge that the rigidity of my convictions could end up ending the world. Given that the alternate is mass death, I look for reconciliation.

Is such a radical change possible in the present climate of masculine violence that so dominates world media, sports and video games, and hyper-competitive, often corrupt capitalism? But the looming reality of more Cuban Missile crises, assuming the world survives them, will pressure men to broaden out to the planetary level what it now means to be a winner, to be a protector not only of a family or a nation, but of a planet, home of all we share and value.

It is not as if there is no precedent for this emerging masculine paradigm. Think Gandhi and King. Were they wimpy or weak? Hardly. The capacity to expand identification to include care for the whole earth and all humanity lies within all of us, waiting for opportunities to take creative form.

One underpublicized example of the new paradigm emerging in creative tension with the old is Rotary. Rotary was begun by businessmen. Business by nature is competitive—and often politically conservative because markets require political stability—but the values of Rotary transcend the schoolyard aspects of competition, in favor of fairness, friendship, and high ethical standards that include asking one question implying planetary identification: will a given initiative be beneficial to all concerned? Rotary has more than 1.2 million members in over 32,000 clubs among 200 countries and geographical areas. They took on the extraordinarily large, seemingly impossible task of ending polio on the planet, and they have come very close to success. Perhaps organizations like Rotary will become the gymnasiums in which a new masculine paradigm will wrestle the old one into obsolescence. What might Rotary be able to do if it dared to take on ending war?

Winslow Myers is the author of “Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide,” and serves on the Advisory Board of the War Prevention Initiative.

Ukraine News - Feb 5, 2015

 

Obama Pentagon nominee Carter says he would “very much incline" toward arming Ukraine - Yahoo News


White House may disagree with Carter on arms to Ukraine - Washington Times


White House: Supplying Ukraine to rival Russia’s weapons ‘unrealistic’ - Worldbulletin News


Lawmakers push Obama to send military aid to Ukraine - The Columbus Dispatch


Text of the Letter to President Obama by Senators Urging Military Assistance To Ukraine - BuzzFeed News


France not planning to deliver lethal weapons to Ukraine: defence minister - Reuters


Poland cool on Ukraine military aid (VIDEO) - euronews


Critics say sending arms to Kiev would be big gamble for U.S. - Reuters

 

Opinion: What the Flournoy and Friends' Plan To Arm Ukraine's Army Fails To Take Into Account - Defense One

 

Opinion: Why Arming the Ukrainians is a Bad Idea - Brookings Institution

 

Russians present in Ukraine in specialist roles: U.S. envoy - Reuters

 

NATO: Russia has deployed modern missiles in Donbas - Censor.NET

 

Kremlin pursues military modernization despite economic woes - AP

 

Tracking the Weapons Used to Fight Ukraine's War - NYTimes.com

 

US State Department: Russia and militants to blame for conflict in Donbas - UNIAN news

 

Volunteer Now! Russia Makes It Easy To Fight In Ukraine - rferl.org

 

Russia frees woman accused of treason over Ukraine: husband - Reuters

 

POLL: 82% of Crimeans support annexation - UNIAN news

 

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Advancing Ukraine rebels appear to capture frontline town - Reuters


Ukraine crisis: Deadly shelling hits rebel stronghold of Donetsk - CBS News


VIDEO: Aftermath of shelling of Donetsk hospital. Casualties - Military Studies on Twitter


Ukraine says lost five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours - Reuters


Here is the updated Ukraine army death toll list - marqs on Twitter


OSCE confirms Luhansk was shelled with cluster munitions - TASS

 

Ukrainian Military Claims Destruction Of Enemy Tanks Outside Debaltsevo - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: Tank battle between Russian backed forces & Ukraine caught on film near Debaltseve - Military Studies on Twitter

 

Luhansk Carries Out First Air Attack Against Kiev-Led Forces - Sputnik International

 

Ukraine to Call Up Women Over 20 for Armed Forces - newsweek.com

 

Hacked Documents Reveal Ukrainian Military in Dire Conditions - Global Research

 

Ukraine will not be a federation but will remain a unitary state: Poroshenko - TASS

 

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Ukraine calls for further military and financial support - The Guardian


IMF Said to Seek Limit to Ukraine Bailout Share as War Escalates - Bloomberg Business


Ukraine's new bail-out: Nothing yet - The Economist


Collapsing economy is second front in Ukraine's war - usatoday.com


Chinese rating agency Dagong doubts Ukraine can repay debt using internal resources - TASS

 

Hryvnia official rate again hits new historic low of UAH 16.72 to dollar - UNIAN news

 

Putin says Ukraine needs to repay a $3 billion loan because Russia needs the money to fight its financial crisis - Business Insider India

 

Bread prices in Ukraine to go up by 14% in February - TASS

 

Welcome to the most corrupt nation in Europe - The Guardian

 

EU Pressured Kiev to Sign Association Deal, Ukrainian Ex-PM Says - Sputnik International

 

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Ukraine/Russia News - Feb 3, 2015

 

Officials Say U.S. Considers Supplying Arms to Ukraine Forces, Report Urges to Send $3 billion in Weapons and Equipment - NYTimes.com


U.S. has not made decision on lethal support for Ukraine: State Department - Fox News


White House adviser: More weapons not the answer to Ukraine crisis - Reuters


Military conflict between US and Russia over Ukraine would be unwise: President Obama on CNN - Firstpost


VIDEO: Obama on Russian relations - CNN Video


Obama asks for $168 Mln to counter Russia, the budget includes also $789 Mln to expand US military presence in Europe - Sputnik


Italian Newspaper: U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade Heading to Ukraine to Train Forces - AR15.COM


Merkel: Germany won't give weapons to Ukraine, favors talks - Yahoo News


Russia's Putin is "extremely concerned", calls for end to fighting in east Ukraine:TASS - Reuters


Experts fear US military aid to Ukraine would be dangerous move - GlobalPost

 

Opinion: Arming Ukraine Is Still a Terrible Idea - The American Conservative

 

Analysis: Ukraine’s Conflict With Russia Isn't America's Fight, Part 2 - forbes.com

 

Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev separately warn about Ukraine crisis blowing out of control - National Post

 

REPORT: Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do - Brookings Institution

 

VIDEO: Presentation of the findings in the report entitled "Preserving Ukraine's Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do."- YouTube

 

West must be ready for long standoff with Russia: NATO official - Yahoo News

 

Keynote address by NATO Deputy Secretary General: Russia’s aggression is a game-changer in European security - NATO

 

VIDEO: NATO Secretary General's Annual Report 2014: Press Conference - YouTube

 

TRANSCRIPT: Introduction and Press conference by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, for the launch of the Annual Report 2014 - NATO

 

REPORT: The Secretary General's Annual Report 2014 - NATO

 

LPR parliament speaker says Kiev army uses NATO-marked munitions in eastern Ukraine - TASS

 

Putin s humanitarian convoy: 80 trucks arrive in Donetsk, 90 in Luhansk -  Ukrinform

 

Russia's Emergencies Ministry to form extra humanitarian convoy carrrying building materials to Donbas next week - TASS

 

Russian Soldiers' Mothers Organisation Reports Complaints Of Conscripts Forced To Sign Contracts, Sent To Rostov Region - Interpreter_Mag

 

Russia Begins WMD Defense Drills in Armenia and Near Ukraine - Sputnik International

 

Sanctions Send Russia's Gazprom East to Find Financing, Chinese Agency Dagong Assigned Gazprom its Highest AAA Credit Rating on Monday - The Moscow Times

 

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Ukraine separatists vow to mobilise 100,000 fighters - Yahoo News UK


VIDEO: 'DPR will mobilise five additional brigades before spring’: Zakharchenko - YouTube


Ukraine Rebels Upbeat After an Infusion of Aid - NYTimes.com


Kuchma: DPR, LPR envoys threatened in Minsk to resume full-scale fighting unless their demands are met - interfax.com


Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels in Debaltseve - Yahoo News


Ukrainian Reinforcements, Including Attack Helicopters, Seen Headed Towards Debaltseve - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: What It's Like To Get Trapped Inside Devastating Debaltseve Battle In East Ukraine - YouTube


The Ukrainian line of defense further collapses: the fall of Nikishyne - Conflict Report

 

Ukraine Says It Still Holds Uglegorsk (Vuhlehirsk) But Russia Is Pouring In Fighters And Drones - Interpreter_Mag

 

PHOTO: This is wounded Ukraine militia leader Semenchenko now - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

 

Separatists captured near Debaltseve confirm they were trained by Russian officers (VIDEO) - Censor.NET

 

Ukraine: Horror of civilian bloodshed in indiscriminate attacks by both sides - Amnesty International

 

Ukraine's war is getting worse and not everyone wants to fight, Whether out of fear or political frustration some are dodging the Kiev government’s draft - GlobalPost

 

Number of Ukrainians of conscription age seeking refuge in Russia up by 20,000 in a week - TASS

 

Ukraine Gas Deadline Heightens Threat of Shrinking Stockpiles - Bloomberg Business

 

Lies And Deception In Ukraine's Energy Sector - oilgasdaily.com

 

Hasenstab Sees $3 Billion Vanish in Ukraine as Big Bet Sours - Bloomberg Business

 

Russia to Stop Buying Ukrainian Space Rockets - The Moscow Times

 

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Ukraine/Russia News - Jan 28, 2015

 

Ukraine parliament moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of peace talks by declaring them terrorists - Star Tribune


Terrorist organizations status for LPR and DPR may disrupt Minsk talks: LPR negotiator - TASS


Ukraine Declares 'State of Emergency' in Donbas but Stops Short of Martial Law - VICE News


Heavy Fighting Reported Across Front Lines - Interpreter_Mag


Ukraine rebels say government forces pushed back near Donetsk - Reuters


Is the fall of Debaltseve imminent? – A threat assessment. - Conflict Report


VIDEO: Ukraine Army Sends Reinforcements to Debaltseve in Desperate Bid - LiveLeak.com

 

Ukrainians grow unwilling to serve in the army: media - TASS

 

Mass exodus of military age males plagues latest Ukraine mobilization. Only 6% reporting as told - Military Studies on Twitter

 

Ukraine's aircraft capacity falls by nearly half since war started last year (VIDEO) - uatoday.tv

 

VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR PM Alexandr Zakharchenko sitrep - YouTube

 

VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR dept. Corps commander Eduard Basurin evening sitrep - YouTube

 

Ukrainian Authorities Arrest Spotter in Mariupol Shelling; Grad Commander is Russian Officer - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Mariupol ex-cop says he used Google maps, texted Ukraine army positions to Russia officer who missed by 1 km killing atleast 30 civilians - Lucian Kim on Twitter

 

Russian-Backed Separatist Commander Givi Tortures Ukrainian POWs (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Video Shows Both Dead and Alive POWs in Krasny Partizan - Interpreter_Mag

 

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EU threatens more Russia sanctions for backing rebels in Ukraine - Chicago Tribune


New Greece PM objects to EU call for more Russia sanctions - Telegraph


News Analysis: How Greece Syriza's Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia - rferl.org


NATO Backs Kiev, Criticizes Russia at Emergency Meeting on Ukraine - The Moscow Times


NATO Secretary General statement on the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission - NATO


Obama: We're Considering All Options 'Short Of Military Confrontation' To Pressure Russia - Business Insider


US’ Europe envoy: Ukraine crucial to Europe’s future, “A Europe whole, free, and at peace rises or falls with Ukraine” - Anadolu Agency

 

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Emergency Briefing on Ukraine - usun.state.gov

 

VIDEO: US Army Lt Colonel Confirms US Troops in Ukraine Since September 2014 - YouTube

 

Russian ambassador to UN rejects US accusations of escalating situation in Ukraine - TASS

 

Russian 12th relief aid convoy for Ukraine’s Donbas leaves for Rostov region - TASS

 

Ukrainian army names Russian commander leading east Ukraine winter offensive - uatoday.tv

 

Russia Update: Court Upholds Definition of Soldiers’ Mothers of St. Petersburg as ‘Foreign Agent’ - The Interpreter

 

Russia's arms exports exceed 15 bln USD in 2014, President Vladimir Putin says - Global Times

 

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Ukraine News - Jan 24, 2015

 

Ukraine rebel leader announces new offensive "until we reach the borders of the Donetsk region” - VOA


VIDEO (Eng Subs): We're on the offensive, peace talks only after we reach the borders of the Donetsk region: Zakharchenko - YouTube


Ukrainian army reports over 100 attacks by militants in past 24 hours - interfax.com


Mobilization 2015: 60% of potential recruits received draft notices: Ukraine Ministry of Defense - Censor.NET


Yatseniuk instructs regional governors to prepare war economy plans - interfax.com


Russian aggression in the Donbas costs Ukraine $5-7 million daily, Finance Minister says - Censor.NET

 

Ukraine separatists say 24 of their fighters killed in rocket attack on Donetsk airport - Fox News

 

VIDEO (Russian): Donetsk rebels say they lost 24 fighters dead and 30 wounded in a day - Patrick Jackson on Twitter

 

DNR + LNR introduce new currency in Crimea. Printed in China - Ian Bateson on Twitter

 

Ukraine's richest oligarch Rinat Akhmetov reportedly questioned by prosecutor's office as part of a criminal investigation into the "financing of terrorism and illegal armed groups” - Interpreter_Mag

 

Rebel-led Donetsk Republic to approve death-penalty law - ANSA.it

 

Ukraine: The Rise of The Right - sky.com

 

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Putin Addresses Russia's Security Council, blames Ukraine's criminal orders for new fighting - Sputnik International


Hard evidence, the regular Russian army invades Ukraine - Conflict Report


General Vyaznikov (commander of Russian Forces in Ukraine) relocated his HQ to rebel-held Soledar in Donetsk - Ukraine@war on Twitter


Russia launched military exercise in Crimea - Censor.NET


Defense chiefs conclude two days of talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels focusing on Ukraine and Middle East terrorism - defense.gov


NATO to create offices in six countries of Central and Eastern Europe - UNIAN news


US Deploying Troops to Ukraine to Train its National Guard - Military.com


U.S. Should Stay Out Of The Russo-Ukrainian Quarrel: Why The Conflict In Ukraine Isn't America's Business, Part 1 - Forbes

 

Video And Reports Suggest Russian-Backed Forces Have Captured Krasny Partizan (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Analysis The Rus Verkhnotoretske offensive is significant and more successful than the CP31 one. RF forces captured 30km² in 48 hours !! - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

 

Soldiers in Russian army uniforms seen next to leader of Donetsk separatists (PHOTO) - Censor.NET

 

OSCE: A convoy of ten unmarked T-80 tanks was seen travelling west on highway 36km east of rebel-held Donetsk - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

 

VIDEO: Russian TV shows Russia's flag flying above Donetsk Airport - Military Studies on Twitter

 

VIDEO: Brand new Russian  Army 2B26 Grad-K system takes part in shelling of Donetsk airport  - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

 

PHOTO: Ukraine’s Right Sector leader and Russia's bogeyman Dmytro Yarosh recovering in hospital from his "light” injuries at the Donetsk airport - Nikolaus von Twickel on Twitter

 

Were Chemical Weapons Used in Donetsk Airport’s Last Stand? - bellingcat

 

Ilovaisk 2.0 in the making at Debaltseve - Ukraine@war

 

Russia stops coal supplies to Ukraine - uatoday.tv

 

Electricity cut off in government controlled part of Luhansk region: governor - interfax.com

 

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Ukraine News - Jan 22, 2015

 

Ukraine says Russian troops join separatists in new assaults - Bloomberg


Ukraine Claims Build-Up Of Russian Forces In Donbass (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Russia has 9,000 troops on Ukrainian soil, Poroshenko tells Davos forum - Firstpost


Gen. Hodges: Russia doubles support to Ukraine rebels - TheHill


VIDEO: Press Conference - U.S. Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, Commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe - LiveLeak.com


Lavrov: Russia to Push Ukraine Agenda Until a Desirable Outcome is Reached - The Moscow Times


Russia's response to Obama's speech? 'US intends to dominate the world' - smh.com.au

 

Russia Says EU Sticking To 'Unfriendly Course' - rferl.org

 

VIDEO: Putin says military is number one priority for Russia - uatoday.tv

 

Russia's new peace proposal for Ukraine is 'occupation plan': U.S. - Reuters

 

Ukraine conflict: US accuses rebels of 'land grab’ - BBC News

 

VIDEO: Watch Hillary Clinton Impersonate Vladimir Putin - ABC News

 

Ukraine Seeks New IMF Loan as Government Pursues Bondholder Deal - Bloomberg

 

Ukraine seeks larger IMF deal and hints at debt restructuring - FT.com

 

Gazprom Says Ukraine To Pay Full Gas Price As Of April 1 - rferl.org

 

Medvedev threatens to increase electricity prices for Ukraine - uatoday.tv

 

Russia Presses Ahead With Plan for Gas Pipeline to Turkey - NYTimes.com

 

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As Ukraine Says It's Lost 500 Square Kilometers of Territory, AP Reporters See Russian Armor Moving To Attack - Interpreter_Mag


Ukrainian army admits retreat from 31st roadblock near Luhansk - interfax.com


PHOTOS: Proof that militia captured the 31st checkpoint - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO (Russian): 31st checkpoint lost by Ukrainian military - YouTube


The Russian army offensive in northern Luhansk region – Day 1 - Conflict Report

 

Semenchenko: one soldier killed, seven wounded in battle for Luhansk checkpoints - UNIAN news

 

VIDEO: Shelling of Russian Cossack-held Stakhanov today causing a bloodbath (graphic!) - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

 

Confirmed location of Russian Army surface to air missile system 9K35 Strela-10 in Bryanka, Lugansk Region - Lugansk News Today

 

Convoy of Russian T-80 tanks spotted in Luhansk - uatoday.tv

 

Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line for heavy arms, though there was no agreement on a withdrawal of all troops - San Francisco Chronicle

 

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Donetsk Airport overrun by rebels, say army volunteers - kyivpost.com


VIDEO: Russia Spetsnaz Special Forces outside Donetsk Airport - raging.me on Twitter


VIDEO (Eng subs): DPR PM Zakharchenko interviews UAF soldiers captured at the Donetsk airport on his presser - YouTube


Praviy Sektor Leader Dmytro Yarosh Reported Wounded At Donetsk Airport - Interpreter_Mag


Ukrainian-held Avdeyevka Under Heavy Bombardment, Children To Be Evacuated - Interpreter_Mag

 

OSCE records GRADs into Ukrainian city killing civilians came from rebel-held areas - Ukraine@war on Twitter

 

VIDEO: Graphic, 2 civilians killed in the rebel-held Kirov region, Donetsk - Military Studies on Twitter

 

Tymchuk: Militants strike at Ukrainian forces near Mariupol - UNIAN news

 

Strategic railway bridge near Mariupol destroyed, cutting a railway link between the port city and Ukraine's west (VIDEO) - watch on - uatoday.tv

 

Shelling Reported In Mariupol (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Dokuchajevsk GRAD video was filmed at SAME TIME as Volnovakha attack - Ukraine@war

 

Aerial photo from OSCE UAV of Volnovakha shows their own NNE direction was wrong - Ukraine@war

 

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Ukraine News - Jan 20, 2015

 

Ukraine army launch massive tank counteroffensive in Donetsk - AFP


Poroshenko vows to retake East held by pro-Russian separatists, would not ‘‘give up an inch’’ of its land to them - The Boston Globe


Mobilization announced in Ukraine - TASS


Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending More Troops and Artillery to Aid Rebels, 2 Battalions Containing about 300-350 Soldiers Each - NYTimes


Putin Sends Message to Poroshenko Saying Recent Military Action in East Ukraine Threatens Peaceful Settlement - Sputnik International


Kiev’s new offensive in Donbass may lead to irreversible consequences for Ukrainian statehood: Russia Foreign Ministry - RT News


Are Russian Naval Infantry From Murmansk Fighting In Donetsk (VIDEO, PHOTOS)? - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: Heavy Russian assault on Pisky yesterday. Ukrainian forces try to hold the line - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Russian army forces control most of Terminal 1 of Donetsk airport - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

 

VIDEO (Russian): Interview with Russian Soldiers Captured in Ukraine - LiveLeak

 

They were never there: Russia's silence for families of troops killed in Ukraine - The Guardian

 

EVERYTHING you EVER wanted to know about Russian Generals in Ukraine - Ukraine@war

 

How to identify Russian units in Ukraine - Ukraine@war

 

Rebels blow up part of Donetsk airport, many Ukrainian soldiers wounded - IBNLive

 

VIDEO: Reportedly the demolition of the New Terminal in Donetsk Airport by the anti-Kiev forces - Military Studies on Twitter

 

Ukrainian presidential_advisor Yuri Biriukov on why the battle for Donetsk airport does not succeed - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

 

VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR PM Alexandr Zakharchenko press conference 19/01/15 - YouTube

 

VIDEO: (Eng subs): DPR deputy corps commander briefing on combats of 18 -19/01/15 - LiveLeak.com

 

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Ukraine conflict: Security in east deteriorating, say OSCE observers - BBC News


Eastern Ukraine: Civilians dying and in grave danger as fighting escalates - Amnesty International


Hospital and university hit as Ukraine clashes flare - Yahoo News


Health crisis worsens in eastern Ukraine, WHO warns - Reuters


EBRD downgrades its forecast for Ukraine’s GDP decline in 2015 to 5% after a 7.5% drop in 2014 - UNIAN news


Driver says passenger bus near Ukraine’s Volnovakha was hit by fragmentation mine, “The checkpoint was shelled from Grads” he noted - TASS

 

VIDEO: Zoomed in, stabilized & slowed down video of Volnovakha explosion near bus 4better analysis - Ukraine@war on Twitter

 

Militants used Grad launchers to shell Volnovakha bus from Dokuchayevsk, The projectile has been identified as an unguided high-explosive M-21OF rocket: prosecutor general - interfax.com

 

Possible launch location determined for Volnovakha attack - Ukraine@war

 

Unpicking the Donetsk People’s Republic’s Tangled Volnovakha Bus Massacre Narrative - bellingcat

 

Another Bus Reportedly Hit By Rocket Or Shell In Donetsk, three reported dead (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Booby-trapped honey jar explodes, Ukrainian soldier killed and three others were seriously injured - ABC Radio Australia

 

New Images of the MH17 Buk Missile Launcher in Ukraine and Russia - bellingcat

 

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Ukraine News - Jan 15, 2015

 

UN Security Council demands investigations of bus massacre near Donetsk - TASS


Joint Investigation of Bus Massacre in Ukraine to Begin on Jan. 15, will include representatives from Ukraine, Russia, DPR and OSCE - Sputnik


VIDEO: 'Bus attack leads to launch of joint investigation’: OSCE - YouTube


Bus in Donetsk region hit by rocket fragments: OSCE report - TASS


Moscow says bus shelling in Donbas confirms the need to settle crisis peacefully, warns against use of force in eastern Ukraine - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Full-Length Bus Shelling Video Showing Multiple Launch Rocket System Impacts (Explosions at 52 Sec, Bus at 2:58 Sec) - YouTube


VIDEO: (Eng Subs): Interviews of bus tragedy survivors: We stood at the checkpoint behind other buses before a powerful explosion - YouTube


Bus shelling death toll rises to 13, 12 more people remain in hospital in critical condition - UKRAINE TODAY

 

Making sense of the Volnovakha bus massacre: it appears that a rocket hit the mine field to the right side of the bus triggering a chain reaction (PHOTOS) - Conflict Report

 

The bus in the Volnovakha was blown up by the ukrainian antipersonnel mine (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Старый солдат

 

Volnovakha bus vs effects of a claymore mine, as the ones placed by Ukraine's army alongside the road (PHOTOS) - rui borges on Twitter

 

Bus with civilians hit at Ukrainian checkpost near Volnovakha by GRAD rockets - Ukraine@war

 

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‘People Starving’ in Eastern Ukraine as Humanitarian Crisis Unfolds - newsweek.com


Lack of Aid Deepens Suffering in Conflict-Hit East Ukraine - AP


Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Ukraine (links to full report) - CPT


Pro-Russian Forces Enter Donetsk Airport As Ukrainian Military Loses Ground - ibtimes.com


Part of Donetsk airport's new terminal ruined but Ukrainian army still in control: Ukrainian military spokesman - interfax.com


Separatist leader says they opened up a corridor to the Ukrainian military’s withdrawal from the Donetsk airport - TASS


VIDEO: Donetsk sky blasted red as shelling bombards airport area - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Heavy shelling near Donetsk airport kills one - Reuters

 

VIDEO: The shelling around Donetsk Airport impacts on civilian homes of the suburbs - YouTube

 

Has Russia Used Thermobaric Multiple Launch Rocket Systems In Donetsk? - Interpreter_Mag

 

Ukrainian Military Reports Attacks On Southern Front - Interpreter_Mag

 

16 times, Russian drones were recorded over Mariupol today. In the evening, the military opened fire on one with AA guns - Conflict Reporter on Twitter

 

Ukraine parliament asks EU to name Donetsk, Luhansk republics as terrorist organizations - TASS

 

Deputies allied to Ukraine's prime minister demand that the conflict-hit eastern region's shaky ceasefire is replaced with martial law - TASS.

 

Commission for making amendments to Constitution to be set up in Ukraine as steps towards decentralization of power - TASS

 

Mapping Russias army camps INSIDE Ukraine - Ukraine@war

 

Russia to dispatch 12th humanitarian convoy to eastern Ukraine when ready - TASS

 

Moscow Red Cross Sues 17 News Agencies for Defamation Over Aid Convoy Reports - The Moscow Times

 

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Russia to Shift Ukraine Gas Transit to Turkey as EU Cries Foul - Bloomberg


Gazprom warns EU to link to Turkey pipeline or lose Russian gas - Yahoo News


Turkey failed to agree natural gas price with Gazprom - Anadolu Agency

 

Poland stops reverse-flow supplies of gas to Ukraine - TASS

 

Russia to decide on Ukraine’s $3 bln bond repayment in nearest future: PM - TASS

 

Threat of debt writedowns hovers over Ukraine - The Globe and Mail

 

The New Ukraine: Rogues, Sexpots, Warlords, Lunatics and Oligarchs - New York Observer

 

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Ukraine News - Jan 14, 2015

 

Eleven Ukraine civilians, included seven women, killed when rocket hits bus - Yahoo News


VIDEO: 11 Civilians Killed in Bus Grad Attack - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Raw video shows the bodies still inside the bus- YouTube


Evidence Strongly Implicates Russian-Backed Separatists In Bus Shelling That Killed 11 Civilians - Interpreter_Mag

 

'Alternative' Theories Have Been Debunked - Interpreter_Mag

 

Did Separatists Boast Of Attack On Checkpoint That Killed 10 Civilians Before Trying To Blame Ukraine? - Interpreter_Mag

 

Separatist leaders say militia did not shell bus because it was "out of the operational range of the artillery of our militia” - RT

 

VIDEO (Russian): Separatist leader Andrey Purgin says militia did not shell the bus - YouTube

 

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The tower of Donetsk Airport is destroyed, Insurgents issue an ultimatum to Ukrainian force - uatoday.tv


PHOTOS: Donetsk Airport Tower – before and after destruction - UKRAINE TODAY on Twitter 


VIDEO: Shelling lights up night sky over Donetsk airport as fighting intensifies - RT News


VIDEO: A Long Showdown In The Ruins Of The Donetsk Airport - rferl.org


Reports Of Shelling On Southern Front Of The Dontesk Region- Interpreter_Mag

 

Zakharchenko: "If we understand that this conflict can’t be solved peacefully, we will have to solve it by force” -  UNIAN news

 

VIDEO (English): PM of Donetsk Republic Zakharchenko about the actions of the Ukrainian Army - YouTube

 

VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, 13th of January 2015 - - Ukraine Crisis Media Center

 

Highlights from military analyst Dmitry Tymchuk - Ukraine Reporter

 

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Ukraine Peace Summit Canceled Over Failing Cease-Fire - Reuters


Political Process in Ukraine Requires Dialogue Between Kiev, Donbas: Lavrov - Sputnik International


DPR official: "Kiev is avoiding a direct dialogue with the representatives of Donbas” - TASS


VIDEO (with English transcript): Address of Poroshenko: Mass shooting of people in Paris and Volnovakha are similar events - Censor.NET


VIDEO: Interview of Poroshenko - France 24


Poroshenko asked EU President to declare Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as terrorist organizations - Devin Ackles on Twitter


Poroshenko to submit to Ukrainian parliament bills on mobilization, National Guard this week - interfax.com


Ukraine to mobilize women if necessary: General Staff senior official - focus-fen.net

 

Ukraine to seize cars owned by businessmen for army needs - TASS

 

Russia Warns of Ukrainian Govt. War Mobilization Plans - Prensa Latina News Agency

 

Donetsk republic official says Poroshenko has no control of Ukrainian military forces - TASS

 

Ukrainian battalion commanders: No thanks to Poroshenko's tanks - Fort Russ

 

NATO Warns About Increased Fighting, And Russian Aggression, In Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag

 

USS Donald Cook Conducts Underway Engagement with Ukrainian Navy - U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet

 

How to identify Russian tanks in Ukraine - Ukraine@war

 

Russian special forces in Luhansk: so called insurgents armed with AS Val assault rifles - the weapon used by the Russian Federation Army only (VIDEO) - Censor.NET

 

Russia to Reinforce Military Groupings in Crimea, Kaliningrad, Arctic - Sputnik International

 

Russian Radars Started Active Combat Duty in 2014 - bellingcat

 

Russia Could Revise Commitment to START Due to 'Unfriendly' US Actions - Sputnik International

 

Interpol puts Ukraine's Yanukovich, two allies, on wanted list - Reuters

 

VIDEO: Russian state media says Yanukovych will not be extradited - uatoday.tv

 

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World Bank downgrades Ukraine's economic outlook for 2015 - China.org.cn


Foreign currency reserves in Ukraine plunge 63 percent in 2014 - Reuters


Ukraine Eurobonds Drop as Goldman Sees More Than 70% Haircut - Bloomberg


U.S. to back $2 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine - Reuters

 

Statement of U.S. Treasury Department on Additional Economic Assistance to Ukraine - treasury.gov

 

Ukraine’s Effort to Cut Russian-Gas Reliance Sees Explorers Exit - Bloomberg

 

Energy minister: Ukraine imports about 70,000 tonnes of coal from Russia in 11 days of 2015 - kyivpost.com

 

Hungarian Imports of Russian Diesel Fuel Via Ukraine Disrupted - WSJ

 

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Ukraine/Russia News - Jan 12, 2015

 

Repeated rounds of rocket and mortar fire echoed across Donetsk on Sunday, Intense Ukraine shelling traps hundreds of miners - Yahoo News


Latest from OSCE: Increased number of ceasefire violations in Ukraine, the majority occurring in and around the Donetsk airport - OSCE


Ukrainian serviceman killed, 8 others injured in Donbas over the past 24 hours - PressTV


Ukraine Military spokesman: Two Civilians And Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed Jan 9 - Interpreter_Mag


Conflict in Ukraine Has Claimed More Than 2,200 Lives in DPR: Ombudsman / Sputnik International


8-year-old boy Vanya lost both his legs, right hand and one eye in Ukraine shelling - Truth about situation in Ukraine

 

VIDEO: In Donetsk Bomb Shelter 'There's not been a day of Ceasefire' - YouTube

 

PHOTO: Ukrainian ultra-right radicals set fire to the editorial office of "Slavyanka" newspaper in Kharkov - Truth about situation in Ukraine

 

Ukrainian Security Agents Detain Russian-Backed Fighter Suspected of Preparing Terrorist Attacks in Zaporozhe - Interpreter_Mag

 

MAP: Interactive Map Of Separatist Hotspots In Eastern Ukraine - rferl.org

 

900 captives freed by both sides in east Ukraine crisis - PressTV

 

Secessionist Forces in Luhansk ‘Republic’: Order out of Chaos? - The Jamestown Foundation

 

Armed Formations in the Secessionist ‘Luhansk Republic’ (Part One) - The Jamestown Foundation

 

Luhansk rebel premier summons henchmen from Moscow to deal with unruly chieftains - zik.ua

 

VIDEO (Russian): Ukraine separatist complain about a private military company from Russia fighting against the rebels - Censor.NET

 

VIDEO (Russian): Pro-Russia fighter asks Putin to rein in Russian-sponsored warlords in Donbas Ukraine - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine Militant Grave Allegedly Defaced: 'Batman' killing marked escalation in insurgent infighting - YouTube

 

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No Ukraine Summit Without Progress on Peace Plan, Merkel Tells Putin - Reuters


Luhansk questions efficiency of 'Normandy format' talks on Ukraine which does not include the country's separatist forces - Sputnik International


Gorbachev Warns Tensions Over Ukraine Could Spiral Into Nuclear War - Reuters


Russia's Strategic Missile Forces to Conduct Over 100 Drills in 2015 - Sputnik International


S-400 Air Defense Systems to Protect Skies Above Moscow - Sputnik International


VIDEO: BBC Finds Russians Fighting In Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


Gorlivka - The Ukrainian City Occupied By The Russian Military - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: Russian army convoy of GAZ Vodnik, BPM-97 and tanks in Krasnodon, Ukraine - Ukraine@war on Twitter

 

Google Earth shows ACTUAL attack of Russian army on Lugansk Airport Aug 31st (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

 

AAAS-report may show actual Russian August invasion force (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

 

Nadezhda Savchenko Has Lost 10 kg [22 Pounds] During 28 Days Of Hunger Strike - Interpreter_Mag

 

Russia Puts Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko In Solitary Confinement - rferl.org

 

Is this the proof that Russia shot down flight MH17? New report claims plane was hit by Buk surface-to-air missile launcher operated by 53rd Russian Air Defence Brigade - Daily Mail Online

 

REPORT: Flight MH17 – Searching for the truth. Our joint investigation with Der Spiegel and Algemeen Dagblad - correctiv.org

 

SU-25, MH17 and the Problems with Keeping a Story Straight - bellingcat

 

Russia says Ukraine has violated loan terms: agencies - Reuters

 

Naftogaz hails gas monitoring of Russian, Ukrainian stations - neurope.eu

 

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Ukraine News - Jan 9, 2015

 

UN: More than one million flee, Ukraine close to 'humanitarian catastrophe' - Yahoo News


OSCE report: Situation in eastern Ukraine worsening, Cease-fire violations occurred on both sides of the conflict - UPI.com


Latest information from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine - OSCE


Three Ukrainian Soldiers Killed On Eastern Orthodox Christmas Day - ibtimes.com


ATO press center: Gunmen shell Ukrainian military positions in Donetsk with Grad rockets overnight on Thursday - UNIAN news


Pro Kiev Regional State Administration: Terrorists resumed shelling of Luhansk region with missiles launched from MLRS Grad - Censor.NET


NSDC: terrorists shell Ukraine with "BM-27 Hurricane" for the first time in several months - mw.ua


News Analysis: Bombing campaign opens new front with the epicenters being Kharkiv, Odesa, Mariupol, and Kyiv - rferl.org


VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, 8th of January 2015 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center

 

11th Russian humanitarian convoy arrives in Ukraine’s Lugansk, Donetsk - TASS

 

Ukraine Military Spokesman: the so-called 11th “humanitarian convoy” from Russia invades eastern Ukraine - Ukraine Crisis Media Center

 

Some 100 photos from the huge Russian basecamp at Golovinka near the Ukrainian border (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

 

Yatsenyuk Says Russia Must Remove 'Bandits' From Ukraine - rferl.org

 

Yatsenyuk compares Islamic terrorists in France with Donbas militants - joinfo.com

 

Donetsk Republic’s military: Mobilization wave in Ukraine is provocation against civilians - TASS

 

UN Not Consulting Donbas Leaders on Number of Casualties: DPR - Sputnik International

 

Pro-Russian Hackers Claim Cyberattack On German Government - rferl.org

 

Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk says Russia behind cyber attack on German government - Reuters

 

VIDEO (English): Documentary of Ukrainian reporter Alena Berezovskaya "ATO children”,  It has been filmed in Donetsk areas shelled by Ukrainian Forces - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Such passion! Nuns sing for Novorossiya. This is fabulous - Christopher Miller on Twitter

 

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EU Offers Ukraine $2.12 Billion More In Loans If Reforms Made - rferl.org


Ukraine's economy: it looks worse than ever - The Economist


VIDEO: Ukraine facing deep economic crisis - PressTV


Two gas producers in Ukraine warn policy changes to hurt - Reuters


Coal output in Ukraine declines 22.4% in 2014 - kyivpost.com


Another victim of the Ukraine crisis: its nascent tech industry - Quartz


REPORT: Venture capital investments in the Ukraine IT industry - ewdn.com

 

Ukraine Heading for Default yet Looking to Beef up Defence Spending - Sputnik UK

 

Ukraine seeks to increase military production capacity - setimes.com

 

Soros: Europe must bail out Ukraine to beat Putin - cnbc.com

 

George Soros Op-Ed: A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine - The New York Review of Books

 

Yulia Tymoshenko Op-Ed: Putin Is Bringing Darkness to the Edge of Europe - huffingtonpost.com

 

France: Europe hurting from Russia sanctions, needs to keep up pressure for Ukraine solution - Fox Business

 

Merkel sets high bar for lifting of Russia sanctions - Reuters

 

New Anti-Russian Sanctions Possible if Minsk Agreements Ignored:White House - Sputnik International

 

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Ukraine/Russia News - Jan 7, 2015

 

HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine Government on Civilian Casualties - VOA


Ukraine: Civilians Need Greater Protection - Human Rights Watch


Kiev's brutal strategy in eastern Ukraine - LA Times


Czech president says Yatsenyuk pushes war in Ukraine’s southeast  - Strategic Culture Foundation


VIDEO: Yatsenyuk called 'war prime minister' by Czech President Zeman - uatoday.tv


Right Sector units refuse to obey orders of Ukrainian Defense Ministry - TASS


Ukrainian Ultrarightist Groups March in Memory of Bandera; Protesters Seize LifeNews Camera (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Ukraine National Security Council head demands Inter TV channel be stripped of license for showing performances by a number of Russian artists on New Year’s night - TASS

 

Ukraine Security Service puts Russian singers, actors on wanted list - TASS

 

Ukraine: Donbass refugees beaten for pro-Russian ice sculpture in Dnepropetrovsk - ibtimes.co.uk

 

Separatist 'Batman' Leader Killed With 6 Of His Fighters In 'Arrest' By LNR Forces (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Batman Battalion Members Say in Interview that Bednov and Guards Were Killed in Ambush (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: Ex-insurgent leader Girkin urges militants to abandon east Ukraine war after upsurge in infighting - uatoday.tv

 

Was Ukrainian BUK 312 stolen by pro-Russian separatists (PHOTOS)? - Ukraine@war

 

Is this Ukrainian Buk a Clue in the MH17 Investigation or a Red Herring (PHOTOS)? - bellingcat

 

Dutch blogger Max Vanderwerff’s analysis debunking the Buk-M1 "missile plume” theory (PHOTOS) - docdroid.net

 

Did This Ukrainian Soldier Prove Ukraine Shot Down MH17? - bellingcat

 

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Ukraine Suffers Highest Annual Inflation Rate In 14 Years, nearly 25 percent - rferl.org


Ukraine Bonds at 60 Cents Seen Signaling Risk of Default - Bloomberg


Russian gas exports to Ukraine dropped by 50% in 2014 - RT Business


Gazprom concerned over Ukraine’s possible siphoning off of Russian gas - TASS


Ukraine’s 2014 gas imports from Europe soar to 5.1 Bcm - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

 

Gas tariffs in Ukraine will increase in first quarter of 2015 - Censor.NET

 

EC and Ukraine will hold consultations through fees that violate the Association Agreement - Ukrainian Crisis

 

Can This Man Save Ukraine's Economy? - Bloomberg View

 

Shadow Bankers now run Ukraine - Sputnik UK

 

Russia Is Still Ukraine's Largest Trading Partner - forbes.com

 

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VIDEO: Ukrainian military spokseman: More Russian army soldiers sent to Ukraine, Kremlin troops 'disguised as local fighters' - YouTube


How Russians Are Sent to Fight in Ukraine - newsweek.com


The list of Russian soldiers who died in Ukraine. So far 250 identified - Nataliya Gumenyuk on Twitter


Most Russian soldiers killed in Donbas ‘came from Moscow, Dagestan and Rostov’: Report - UNIAN news


La Repubblica: Putin Decree Enables Foreigners To Serve In Russian Military Because Of War In Ukraine - mw.ua


Ukraine's top intelligence agency deeply infiltrated by Russian spies - mashable.com


Intercepted phone conversation suggests Russia will supply weapons, vehicles to rebels - Kyiv Post on Twitter

 

Did Russia Send a New Batch of Military Vehicles to Separatists Controlled Ukraine (PHOTOS)? - bellingcat

 

Further Evidence that Russian BPM-97 Armor Used by Russian-Backed Fighters in Ukraine (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Russian armor attacking Ukrainian positions from Styla (VIDEOS) - Ukraine@war

 

Russian Gvozdika 122 mortar team on standby near MH17 crash area (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

 

Russian electronic warfare station discovered in Donbas, says Tymchuk - UNIAN news

 

Google Earth shows biggest Russian camp ever near Ukrainian border - (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

 

New Satellite Evidence Provides Additional Proof Russia Fired Grad Rockets Into Ukraine (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Russia to form 11th humanitarian convoy for Donbas early January - TASS

 

OSCE To Double Size Of Ukraine Monitoring Mission - rferl.org

 

NATO's priority in 2015: Setting up reaction force in Europe designed as a deterrent to Russia - AP

 

US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry - The Guardian

 

Putin Makes His First Move in Race to Control the Arctic - newsweek.com

 

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Out With Empty Shirts, Pastel Ties, and the Neoconna Prima Donna

 

 


Rebuilding the Obama-Putin Trust

 

 

Editor Note: Heading into the last quarter of his presidency, Barack Obama must decide whether he will let the neocons keep pulling his strings or finally break loose and pursue a realistic foreign policy seeking practical solutions to world problems, including the crisis with Russia over Ukraine.

By Ray McGovern

The year 2015 will surely mark a watershed in relations between the United States and Russia, one way or the other. However, whether tensions increase – to war-by-proxy in Ukraine or an even wider war – or whether they subside depends mostly on President Barack Obama.

Hitting a journalistic nadir: Cold-War-Style Propaganda Posing as News at the New York Times

By Dave Lindorff


As shameful a propagandist for Washington’s war machine as the New York Times has been over the years, sometimes I still cannot believe the brazenness of its abandonment of even a pretext of dispassionate journalistic standards. One of those moments came today, when I read the left-column page-one article by Jim Yardley and Jo Becker headlined “How Putin Forged a Pipeline Deal that Derailed.”

Ukraine/Russia News - Dec 30, 2014

 

Poroshenko: No military solution to Ukraine conflict, will meet the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on Jan. 15 - LA Times


Poroshenko warns of martial law “immediately” if rebels relaunch hostilities - irishtimes.com


Military operation in Donbas does not end until January 15: Poroshenko - TASS


Address of President Petro Poroshenko at the press conference of December 29, 2014 - Official web-site of President of Ukraine


Kiev, Donetsk Military Meet, No Agreements Reached: DPR Official - Sputnik International


Kiev, Donbas to Continue Prisoner Swaps Monday: Donetsk Ombudsman - Sputnik International

 

Ukrainian army repulsed terrorists’ attack on Donetsk airport, Three soldiers and 14 separatists were killed: Poroshenko - Censor.NET

 

VIDEO: Separatists continue shelling the Donetsk airport - Censor.NET

 

Separatists attacked Ukrainian army positions near Mariupol, one soldier killed: ATO headquarters - Censor.NET

 

Jewish Community To Create Jewish Defense Force In Mariupol - JP Updates

 

Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials - Telegraph

 

VIDEO: UK media confirms that Russian troops fought and died in Ukraine - LiveLeak.com

 

How a Retired Russian Army Officer Sends ‘Volunteers’ to Fight in Ukraine - atlanticcouncil.org

 

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Ukraine adopts 'draconian' budget backed by IMF - Business Recorder


Cabinet to increase gas rates for population to market level in 2015, 20 million of Ukrainians will receive grants-in-aid - Censor.NET


Ukraine’s parliament adopts law imposing 5-10% import tax - TASS


Scuffle during protests outside Rada, calls for the government to refrain from austerity, excise duties and other taxes (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


IMF mission to visit Ukraine from Jan 8 - Reuters

 

Putin, IMF Chief Discuss Russia's Efforts to Help Crisis-Hit Ukraine - Sputnik International

 

Ukraine ready to buy coal from Donbas: Poroshenko - TASS

 

Kiev Ready to Supply Electricity to Crimea if It Gets Enough From Russia - Sputnik International

 

Kiev has no plans to use blockade of Crimea as element of pressure in talks on Donbas - TASS

 

Kiev to Pay $3 Billion to Moscow in Arrears: Ukrainian Finance Ministry - Sputnik International

 

Nuclear reactor shutdown at Ukraine's biggest power station after 'electrical malfunction' - Daily Mail Online

 

Ukraine Separatist Leader Warns Against Using U.S. Nuclear Fuel - rferl.org

 

Self-proclaimed Luhansk republic nationalizing strategically important enterprises - TASS

 

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Russian Ruble Drops 7 Percent as Economy Shrinks - ABC News


China plays long game with ruble deal, Beijing bolsters global currency ambitions as Russia swaps challenges central role of U.S. dollar - Barron’s


VIDEO: Russia and China forge closer ties - Al Jazeera


Medvedev: Russia to Define Measures to Support Economy After Holidays - Sputnik International


4 Reasons Why Russia Isn't Doomed - Seeking Alpha

 

Apple Inc.'s Back in Russia: Here's Why It Left in the First Place - fool.com

 

West wants to end confrontation with Russia over Ukraine: EU foreign policy chief - RT News

 

Putin Shown Not ‘So Smart’ as Russia Economy Suffers, Obama Says - Bloomberg

 

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's Full NPR Interview - NPR

 

Most Admired in U.S.: Obama, Clinton ... but Russian President Vladimir Putin also has his admirers too, he crashed the top 10 list - NBC News.com

 

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Russia/Ukraine News - Dec 28, 2014

 

Russia Revises Military Doctrine, Lists NATO Buildup As Major Threat - Sputnik International


NATO stronger military potential at Russian borders causes concerns: defense ministry - TASS


Complete text of the Russia's Military Doctrine (Russian) - news.kremlin.ru


NATO hits back at Kremlin assertion that it is a ′security threat′ - DW.DE


US Reviewing Russian Military Doctrine: White House - Sputnik International


Relations with EU to stay Russia's priority 'for years to come’: Moscow - RT News


Gorbachev: Putin saved Russia from disintegration - RT News


Russia’s New Military Doctrine Permits Retaliatory Nuclear Strike Only - Sputnik International


Nuclear submarines of Borei class to become guarantors of Russia’s security: deputy PM - TASS

 

Russian Missile Regiments to Receive Heavy 100-Ton Sarmat ICBMs: Source - Sputnik International

 

Russia Successfully Test Launches RS-24 Yars ICBM From Plesetsk: Ministry - Sputnik International

 

Russia’s future railway-based system Barguzin to carry 6 ballistic missiles: source - TASS

 

Russia’s new military doctrine allows creation of joint missile defense systems - TASS

 

Modern air defence missile systems S-300V4, Tor-M2U supplied to Ground Troops - TASS

 

VIDEO: $6+ Billion Dollar Russian 'Pentagon' Command and Control Centre Launched In Moscow - LiveLeak.com

 

Russia’s revised military doctrine lists foreign private military firms among threats - TASS

 

Russia's new military doctrine says use of protest moods typical for conflicts nowadays - TASS

 

Russian defense sector eyes change of focus to limit effect of sanctions - Russia Beyond The Headlines

 

Why Russian arms sales are on high octane - Russia & India Report

 

Russia Defense Ministry plans to send major expedition to Arctic in 2015 - TASS

 

Arctic Should Remain Zone Free of Military Activity: Russia’s NATO Envoy - Sputnik International

 

Russia called on to suspend arctic oil ambitions - Peak Oil News

 

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Ukraine and Rebels Exchange Hundreds of Prisoners - Reuters


VIDEO: Ukraine and Rebels Exchange Hundreds of Prisoners, New Round Of Swaps Expected - sky.com


Ukraine’s centre for POW release: аnother 490 people listed as prisoners of war in Donbass - TASS


Round of Minsk talks on Ukraine possible on Dec 28 or 29 - Russia Beyond The Headlines


POLL: Ukrainians Overwhelmingly Opposed to Giving Up Donbas - Window on Eurasia


POLL: Over 80% of Ukrainians believe that Russia and Ukraine are at war - Censor.NET


POLL: Signature of Ukraine-EU association deal seen as important event by only 8.3 percent of Ukrainians - kyivpost.com


POLL: Almost 80% of Ukrainian convinced that the level of corruption unchanged or increased - Ukrainian Crisis

 

POLL: More than 75% of Ukrainians disapprove govs austerity measures, lowering standard of living - abovetopsecret

 

POLL: More Ukrainians unhappy with quality of life - TASS

 

Self-proclaimed DPR republic nationalizes Ukrainian state companies - TASS

 

Russia to supply coal to Ukraine without prepayment - Ukrainian ministry - TASS

 

Moscow, Kiev Sign Agreement on Electricity Supply to Ukraine: Official - Sputnik International

 

Electricity Service to Crimea Cut Again - Interpreter_Mag

 

Ukraine Cuts Off Train and Bus Service to Crimea - The Moscow Times

 

Cutting Off Passenger Railway Service to Crimea Temporary Measure: Kiev - Sputnik International

 

Visa, MasterCard stop supporting bank cards in Crimea - Reuters

 

Ukraine Reports Russian Military Equipment Is In 'Aid Convoys' - Interpreter_Mag

 

Afghanistan against US plans to transfer mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles to Ukraine: Kabul official - RT News

 

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Russia/Ukraine News - Dec 26, 2014

 

Ukraine’s NATO aspirations dangerous for Europe: Lavrov - TASS


Ukraine ascension to NATO would end Russia-NATO ties: Moscow - RT News


Russia to take retaliatory measures to NATO's eastward expansion - GlobalPost


Russia doing more than anyone else to help settle situation in Ukraine: Lavrov - TASS


Lavrov says coming back to logic of national unity is crucial for Ukrainians - TASS


Russian FM Lavrov urges major constitutional reform in Ukraine - RT 


Lavrov: Russia Recognizes Poroshenko's Commitment to Peace in Ukraine - Sputnik International


Russia Signals More Military To Belarus as Ukraine Briefly Cuts Power To Crimea - ibtimes.com

 

Russia puts new military comsat into orbit (VIDEO) - RT News

 

Russia Releases List of Russian Combatants Killed in Ukraine from Ukrainian Defense Ministry Source - Interpreter_Mag

 

Savchenko in her first interview from a Russian prison: I did not aim any mortar fire, especially at unarmed persons - UNIAN news

 

Nadiya Savchenko to continue her hunger strike indefinitely after appeal rejected - khpg.org

 

Russia's finance minister insists currency turmoil is over - Telegraph

 

Russia’s international reserves fall below $400 billion to 5-year low - TASS

 

Putin Aide Says Russian Inflation to Hit 11 Percent in 2014 - The Moscow Times

 

Putin Orders Vodka Price Cap Amid Economic Crisis - rferl.org

 

Sanctions-Struck Gazprom Sees Gas Production Hit Record Low, Sales to EU and Turkey Down 9 pct in 2014 - The Moscow Times

 

Gazprom Confirms Ukraine’s $1.65Bln Gas Debt Repayment - Sputnik International

 

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Ukraine Conflict Sides Agree to Swap Captives: Luhansk Leader - Sputnik International


Pullout of Heavy Artillery in Donbas to Begin on December 26: Kiev - Sputnik International


Contact Group for Ukraine to hold second round of talks in Minsk on Friday: media - TASS


Ukraine peace talks continue via online link, separatists say - EUROPE ONLINE


Eastern Ukraine: Humanitarian disaster looms as food aid blocked by pro-Kyiv battalions - Amnesty International


Ukraine broadens powers of top security body, NSDC secretary is entitled to declare martial law or a state of emergency - Xinhua


Maximum resources are allocated for defense. The NSDC has recently decided to allocate 5% of GDP for the purposes of defense and security - Petro Poroshenko on Twitter

 

Seven persons injured during riot near Kharkov town hall, More than 200 people demand resignation of Mayor Gennady Kernes - TASS

 

Radical protesters throw ‘old regime’ official into dumpster in Kharkov (VIDEO) - RT News

 

VIDEO: In Kharkov the Right Sector beats a guy - LiveLeak.com

 

Railway bridge near Mariupol was blown up, practically cutting railway connection btw city and rest of Ukraine - Kateryna_Kruk on Twitter

 

Ukraine Expects IMF Decision on Multi-Billion Dollar Loan by Late January - The Moscow Times

 

Ukraine's parliament backs import tax rises amid budget crisis - Reuters

 

Ukraine resumes electricity supply to Crimea after brief blackout - APA

 

Ukraine Warns of More Power Cuts if Mild Weather Fades - VOA

 

VIDEO: Power Outage Throughout Crimea - YouTube

 

Ukraine Receives $380Mln Loan From World Bank for Power Grid Rehabilitation - Sputnik International

 

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New Competing Claims On Downing Of MH17 Pointing The Finger At The Separatists Or The Ukrainian Army - rferl.org


Newly-Available Photos of MH17 Shoot-Down by Separatists, and Interview with Eyewitness by RTL Nieuws (PHOTO, VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Second MH17 BUK trail photo of MH17 shoot-down by separatists from July 17th (PHOTO) - Ukraine@war

 

Interview with eyewitness who made the photo of the BUK trail - Ukraine@war

 

Buk M2 TELAR Identifying Numbers Painted Over in Sudzha Videos (VIDEO, PHOTO) - bellingcat

 

Russian popular daily publishes eyewitness report on Ukraine military's role in MH17 shootdown - TASS


Witness account of Ukraine military’s MH17 shootdown confirmed by lie detector: investigators - RT News

 

VIDEO: (English): Witness account of Ukraine military's role in MH17 shootdown - YouTube

 

TRANSCRIPT (English): Witness account of Ukraine military's role in MH17 shootdown - voltairenet.org

 

Donetsk Leader Zakharchenko Says Witnessed Downing of MH17 Plane by Ukrainian Jets - Sputnik International

 

VIDEO: (Ukrainian): 'I saw Malaysian Airlines MH17 with my own eyes’: Zakharchenko - YouTube

 

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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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