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Ukraine News - May 23, 2014


Donetsk sees deadliest assault on Ukrainian troops, It is unclear who attacked the checkpoint - BBC News


VIDEO: Live footage of the attack on Ukraine Army checkpoint in Donetsk - YouTube


VIDEO: Aftermath of Donetsk attack: dead bodies on the ground - YouTube


Martial law introduced in self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Head of Luhansk Republic Bolotov: Declaration of martial law - YouTube


Lugansk People’s Republic ready for talks with Kiev if punitive operation stopped - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine crisis: Both sides shy away from call to arms - smh.com.au


Donetsk people’s republic authorities ask Russia to recognise republican independence - ITAR-TASS


People's Republic of Donetsk Defended By Grannies - New Republic


Solidarity Eludes Ukraine Separatist Groups as Presidential Election Nears - NYTimes.com


Ukraine partisans battling separatists raise concerns - FT.com


Militia 'Arms Race' Threatens Deadly Escalation in Ukraine Conflict - mashable.com


VIDEO: Meeting the Donbass Battalion, pro-Ukraine militia - Vice


Ukraine's front-runner presidential candidate Poroshenko: realist ready for compromise - Fox News


Profile of Petro Poroshenko in the Run Up to the Ukraine Elections - SPIEGEL ONLINE


New Ukrainian president should dissolve parliament: presidential candidate Poroshenko - ITAR-TASS


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Russia moves some troops away from Ukraine; NATO says big force remains - Reuters


Putin says troops withdraw to help Ukraine vote - Boston Herald


US Congress recognizes that neo-Nazis were present on Maidan - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Congressional Hearings: Nuland Grilled on Neo-Nazis in Ukraine & Money U.S. is Spending - YouTube


Moscow Concerned About Lack of OSCE Response on Odessa Tragedy Inquiry - RIA Novosti


Moscow Says Kiev Breaking Law by Refusing Visits to Detained Russian Journalists - RIA Novosti


Human Rights Watch calls for immediate release of Russian LifeNews journalists - The Voice of Russia


Russia, China Ink Historic Gas Supply Deal, The price could be estimated at around $350 per 1,000 cubic meters - RIA Novosti


Russian Response: China Gas Deal Offers Leverage vs. West, Ukraine - TheStreet


Gazprom to receive $25 billion prepayment for gas supplies to China - ITAR-TASS


Russia-China gas deal may influence U.S. strategy on Ukraine - PBS


Energy Prices are Big Part of Ukraine Crisis - VOA


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Ukraine News - May 21, 2014


Ukrainian oligarch backs Kiev rule, urging factory workers to daily strikes - The Guardian


Ukrainian tycoon’s calls for rallies against separatists go largely unheeded - The Washington Post


Donetsk workers fail to answer call to rally against separatists - FT.com


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Richest Man Calls Strike Against Separatists- Boston.com


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Full statement of Ukrainian tycoon calling for rallies against separatists - YouTube


VIDEO: Donetsk Anti-Separatist Protest: Donbas drivers honk their horns in support of Ukrainian unity - YouTube 


Who Holds East Ukraine’s Port of Mariupol? No One Really, Reports of Routed Protesters Greatly Exaggerated - Antiwar.com


Donetsk People's Republic says wants to nationalize businesses - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Interview with Donetsk People's Republic head Denis Pushilin on nationalization of assets of some tycoons - YouTube


Talks suspended with dissenting tycoon: leaders of self-porclaimed Donetsk People's Republic - ITAR-TASS


Federalists Take Over 11 Election Commissions in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk Regions - RIA Novosti


Election officials at sharp end in separatist Ukraine city - Reuters


Ukrainian parliament adopts Memorandum of Peace and Accord, confirming ”the constitutional status of Ukrainian as a state language” but pledging to ensure the rights of minority languages - APA


Ukrainian official confirms poisoning deaths in Odessa, victims may have died from chloroform vapors - ITAR-TASS


Russia calls on U.N., OSCE for impartial probe of Ukraine deaths in Odessa - Yahoo News


Ukrainian administration ignores OSCE appeals to release Russian LifeNews journalists - ITAR-TASS


Kiev authorities freeze pension payment in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine’s newly-proclaimed republics seek unification - ITAR-TASS


Self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic elects a Russian as head, passes constitution - RT News


Breakaway Lugansk Republic appoints topless woman minister - standartnews.com


PHOTOS: Topless photoshoot of woman apponted Minister of the Republic of Luhansk (27 photos) - hybridtechcar.com


VIDEO: Slovyansk residents caught in the crossfire - The Washington Post


Is Separatist Colonel Strelkov the Kremlin’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Gone Out of Bounds? - The Interpreter


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Russia defense minister orders troops away from Ukraine border:report - Yahoo News


Ukraine says Russian troops move back from border, none of 40,000 Russian soldiers are stationed within 6 miles of the country - Yahoo!7


Pentagon: No sign of Russian troop pullback - The Sun Herald


Front-Runner in Ukraine Election May Be Shifting Putin’s Stance - NYTimes.com


Russia Could Be Sending Chechen Militants To Ukraine - Business Insider


Chechens: The Secret Players In The Russia-Ukraine Game - NPR


Ukraine Rejects Russian Demand to Prepay for Gas Imports - WSJ


Russia believes it is impossible to return to $268 gas price in negotiations with Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


Russia Poured $200Bln Into Ukrainian Economy Over 20 Years: Russian Minister - RIA Novosti


Hungary accelerates gas delivery to Ukraine - GlobalPost


Slovakia prepares pipeline for reverse supply to Ukraine - energyglobal.com

 

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Ukraine News - May 18, 2014


Ukraine round table: Yatsenyuk in favor of financial autonomy to the East but against federalism, rules out negotiations with 'terrorists' - DW.DE


At Ukraine Peace Talks, Eastern Leaders Assail Central Government - VOA


Ukraine needs federalization; decentralization not enough: Luhansk Regional Council head - en.interfax.com


VIDEO: OSCE, Ukrainian officials meet in Kharkiv - CCTV News


VIDEO (Ukrainian): OSCE Talks in Kharkiv - YouTube


VIDEO: East Ukraine Separatists Branded 'Terrorists' - YouTube


As long as territories of Donetsk People's Republic occupied, no dialogue with Kiev possible: separatist - The Voice of Russia


One month on, Ukraine military fails to rout rebels - AFP


Ukraine's election body warns it may be impossible to hold next week's presidential election in the east with almost two million voters - AFP


"South-East Army" urges Kiev's security forces to leave territory of Lugansk People's Republic - The Voice of Russia


Donetsk volunteer guards take control of regional headquarters of National Guards - ITAR-TASS


Separatists recapture their leader on the eve of peace talks in Ukraine - Yahoo News


Lugansk People's Republic to adopt own constitution: spokesperson - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Donetsk unveils constitution, "new gov't" elected - CCTV News


Donetsk People’s Republic prepares draft for acceding Russia - ITAR-TASS


Mysterious Russian Mr Fixit heads Ukraine rebel state, Borodai has been appointed prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine - straitstimes.com


Meet Ukrainian Separatists' Shock Troops: the Russian Orthodox Army,  The army’s undisputed commander is Igor Girkin aka “Strelkov” - NBC News.com


Elusive Muscovite with three names takes control of Ukraine rebels, in Donetsk region "Colonel Igor Strelkov" assumed command of all rebel forces there - Reuters


Who's Funding East Ukraine Separatists? - Institute for War and Peace Reporting


2 Ukraine oligarchs speak up for unity, against pro-Russia faction - Los Angeles Times


VIDEO: Steelworkers patrol in Mariupol at the behest of Metinvest magnate Rinat Akhmetov - YouTube


Ukraine civil war fears mount as volunteer units take up arms, offering support to regular units of the Ukrainian army in their fight against armed separatists in the region - theguardian.com


Gunmen attempt to enter Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant, In video footage allegedly showing the attempted break-in the men say they are members of the Right Sector group (VIDEO) - RT News


’Ukrainian helicopter with UN symbols in Slovyansk turned out to be from peacekeeping operation two years ago in Congo’ - freerepublic.com


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UN warns of alarming deterioration in human rights in east Ukraine (VIDEO) - DW.DE


Press Release: UN report documents “alarming” deterioration in human rights in eastern Ukraine - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights


REPORT (Full): Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, May 15 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 


UN Ukraine report shows double standards whitewashing Kiev's actions, ignoring violent nationalism and Odessa massacre: Russia - RT News


127 Killed in Kiev’s Special Op in Southeast Ukraine: UN Official - RIA Novosti


Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France: Russia will face significant additional costs if it continues its provocative and destabilizing behavior - The White House


Government of Ukraine Issues U.S. $1 Billion Bond with U.S. Guarantee - The FINANCIAL


U.S. Waited Months to Send Ukraine Spare Tires - The Daily Beast


Senators push to cut off Pentagon contracts with Russia amid Ukraine crisis - Fox News


Russia Can’t Be Trusted Over Ukraine, NATO Chief Says - Bloomberg


Poroshenko opposes a referendum on Ukraine’s membership in NATO - The Voice of Russia


Moscow to consider Kiev's proposal on joint efforts on stabilizing situation at border: deputy FM - The Voice of Russia


POLL: Putin’s rating reaches maximum in past six years - ITAR-TASS


Full text: Putin’s second letter to EU about Ukraine's gas payment - PRAGUE POST


Russia Offers Negotiations on Ukraine Gas Price in Return For $2.2Bln Debt Payment - The Moscow Times


Gazprom: Russia-China Gas Deal Imminent - VOA


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NYET to Ukraine on NATO Membership

How NATO Jabs Russia on Ukraine

Editor Note:  The U.S. mainstream media portrays the Ukraine crisis as a case of Russian “imperialism,” but the reality is that Moscow has been reacting to aggressive moves by Washington to expand NATO to Russia’s border in violation of a post-Cold War pledge.

By Ray McGovern

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov used Wednesday’s interview with Bloomberg News to address the overriding issue regarding the future of Ukraine, at least from Moscow’s perspective. Speaking in fluent English, he said Russia would be “categorically against” Ukraine joining NATO.

Ukraine News - May 15, 2014

 

Ukraine Begins Peace Talks _ Without Separatists Who Weren't Invited - NPR


VIDEO: Ukraine Launches Talks But Its Foes Are Missing - YouTube


PM Yatsenyuk calls for constitutional amendments and decentralization of power in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


Next roundtable on national unity due in Donetsk on May 17 - The Voice of Russia


US commends Ukraine for roundtables, understands the unwillingness to invite separatists 'who literally have blood on their hands' - KUNA


Ukraine on brink of civil war: Lavrov - THE DAILY STAR


VIDEO (Full Interview): Ukraine `as Close to Civil War' as Possible: Lavrov - Bloomberg


Dragging Ukraine into NATO negative for European security, It would be a critical threat to Russia’s national security: Lavrov - RT News


Russia Can Do Business With Elected Ukraine Leader, Lavrov Says - Bloomberg


Donetsk gunmen in Ukraine seize election office, declaring that the country’s May 25 parliamentary and presidential vote will not be held there - The Globe and Mail


Donetsk People’s Republic starts forming its own army - ITAR-TASS


Almost all policemen in Ukraine’s Donetsk come down to side of pro-federation activists - ITAR-TASS


Donetsk separatists capture army commander in Ukraine - London Evening Standard


Self-defense units in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk confirm to have killed 8 Ukrainian gov't troops, destroyed several armored vehicles - The Voice of Russia


UN-marked strike helicopter ‘used by Kiev against militia’ sparks scandal - RT News


Crimea Ready to Provide Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine’s Luhansk, Donetsk Regions - RIA Novosti


Billionaire Akhmetov's empire on frontline in Ukraine crisis - Yahoo News


Akhmetov Considers It Necessary To Amend Constitution, Decentralize Power In Eastern Ukraine But Is Against Independence - Ukranian News


Ukrainian oligarch Akhmetov calls for suspension of Kiev terror operations in East Ukraine, uses resources to set up citizens' brigades - Sott.net


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Akhmetov: Successful Donbas in unified Ukraine - ukrstream.tv


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Ukraine Crisis Hits Economies in Region, EBRD Says - WSJ.com


EBRD warns on deeper recession threat facing Ukraine and Russia could follow - GlobalPost


EBRD: Russian Recession Could Damage Global Economy - The Moscow Times


Press Release: Russia-Ukraine crisis threatens recovery in EBRD region - EBRD


REPORT (Full): The Ukraine/Russia crisis weighs on transition region's growth - EBRD


What Ukraine’s economy looks like without its Russian-speaking regions - Quartz


Russia says open to talks if Ukraine pays off some gas debt, revised gas price is possible - Reuters


Ukraine to use EU and IMF money to pay for Russian gas - EUobserver


Russian gas supplies at risk from Ukraine crisis: Germany’s utility - ITAR-TASS


NASA hopes to continue cooperation with Russia on ISS - The Voice of Russia


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Ukraine News - May 14, 2014


Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian separatists kill seven government soldiers in ambush - The Independent


VIDEO: Seven Ukrainian Troops Killed In Ambush By Separatists Outside Kramatorsk - YouTube


German foreign minister will try to broker dialogue between Ukraine government, rebels - Fox News


VIDEO: German FM Steinmeier stresses need for national dialogue during Kiev visit - YouTube


Russia's FM urges to immediately launch OSCE roadmap on crisis settlement in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


Russia 'expects' Ukraine rebels to comply with OSCE roadmap - GlobalPost


PM Yatsenyuk: The government is promoting its own roadmap, It has some things in common with the OSCE but the settlement should be Ukrainian - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine’s foreign ministry: OSCE crisis settlement roadmap is "auxiliary instrument" - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine's Party of Regions demands negotiations with Donetsk region residents - ITAR-TASS


Despite recent escalation, full-blown conflict in Ukraine can be averted: Ban - United Nations News Centre


Luhansk 'People’s Governor' Injured in Assassination Attempt After Independence Referendum - RIA Novosti


Mayor of Kharkov: "assassination attempt was political" (VIDEO) - bhol.co.il


Confusion over rival claims to control Donetsk - GlobalPost


Donetsk and Lugansk Republics begin unification talks: Donetsk People's Republic co-chairman - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Donetsk celebrates newly-claimed independence from Kiev with fireworks - YouTube


Maidan Square activists urged to fight for Ukraine in the east - The Guardian


Bullets found after Kiev riots do not fit Berkut commando guns: The Ukrainian parliamentary committee - ITAR-TASS


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Russia bans US from using Space Station over Ukraine sanctions, bars its rocket engines from launching US military satellites - Telegraph


France facing pressure from US over warship deal with Russia - Fox News


U.S. releases satellite images of Russian forces near Ukraine - Yahoo News


VIDEO, PHOTOS: US satellite images ‘show’ Russian troops still on Ukraine border - euronews


Russia announces USD2.4 billion Black Sea Fleet investment - IHS Jane's 360


Russian Defense Ministe Shoigu Details Black Sea Fleet Expansion Plans In Light of the Annexation of Crimea - EurasiaNet.org


Russia's Black Sea Fleet to Receive 30 New Ships by 2020: Navy Commander - RIA Novosti


Russia to Station Aircraft, Ships Throughout Crimea – Navy Chief - RIA Novosti


Crimea Takeover Seen as Potential Game Changer in Mediterranean: Military Analysts - The Moscow Times


Sevastopol to mark Black Sea Fleet Day - ITAR-TASS: Russia


POLL: Over 41.6% of Ukrainians opposed to Ukraine joining NATO, 36.7 percent support it - The Voice of Russia


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Gazprom introduces pre-payment system for Ukraine, sends $1.66bn bill - RT Business


Russia's Gazprom Warns Ukraine it Does Not Have Enough Gas For Winter - ibtimes.co.uk


Ukraine Can Use EU Aid to Pay Off Russian Gas Debt: European Commission - RIA Novosti


EU, Ukraine Sign Aid Deals Worth $1.78 Billion - ABC News


Gazprom may use Europe’s UGSs to guarantee more gas supplies to Europe in winter - ITAR-TASS


Joe Biden's son Hunter to head legal unit at Ukraine's largest private gas company - Washington Times

 

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Ukraine News - May 13, 2014

 

After referendum separatists In Eastern Ukraine Declare Independence - NPR


Ukraine eastern regions to boycott presidential vote - Al Jazeera English


VIDEO: Ukraine rebel leader: joining Russia might be ‘appropriate’ - euronews


Russia stops short of recognizing East Ukraine secession vote, promotes dialogue between easterners and the Kiev government - NYTimes.com


VIDEO: Lavrov: We respect Ukrainian referendum, de-escalating the crisis is possible only if the rival sides speak directly - YouTube


Ukraine's roadmap prepared by OSCE not unveiled due to positions held by some people in Washington and Kiev: FM Lavrov - voiceofrussia.com


Ukraine Should Focus on Decentralization, Minority Rights:  OSCE Chief - RIA Novosti


White House dismisses Ukraine referendums - TheHill


EU Council refuses to recognize referendum in Ukraine and expands sanctions vs. Russia - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: How EU Sanctions Impact Russia's Economy: Video - Bloomberg


POLL: Ukraine favors Europe over Russia, new CNN poll finds - CNN.com


The Wolves Hundred: Putin’s Russian Musclemen in East Ukraine - TIME


400 US mercenaries from the notorious US private security firm Academi (formerly Blackwater) 'deployed on ground’ in Ukraine military op, German media reports - RT News


Interview: Three Weeks A Hostage In Slovyansk - rferl.org


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IMF: Ukraine Crisis Could Have 'Severe' Economic Consequences For Europe - Business Insider


Russia repeats Ukraine gas cut threat if no payment by June 2 - Reuters


Russia will lower gas price if Ukraine pays debt - TheHill


Medvedev: Russia has evidence Ukraine has money to pay gas debt - ITAR-TASS


Russia analyzing how to avoid Ukrainian gas storage facilities in shipping gas to Europe - interfax.com


Ukraine to Get Development Bank Cash to Boost Economy - Bloomberg

 

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Look who’s calling voting ‘divisive’ and ‘illegal’: The Blood-soaked US Has No Business Opposing Sovereignty Plebiscites

By Dave Lindorff



The rot at the core of US international relations, domestic politics and the corporate media is evident in the American approach to the Ukraine crisis.


Ukraine News - May 10, 2014


Russia calls for OSCE-mediated dialogue in Ukraine - Reuters


Ukraine leaders propose 'round table' on eastern rebellion with OSCE assistance - Reuters


OSCE secretary general arrives in Kiev to discuss ways of deescalation in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: OSCE Chief Lamberto Zannier Discusses Roadmap with Ukrainian Government - YouTube


OSCE peacekeeping: draft ‘roadmap’ for defusing Ukraine - swissinfo.ch


Donetsk Activists Say Ready for Kiev Talks, Fear Deceit - RIA Novosti


Ukraine rebels in Donetsk and Lugansk ignore Putin call to delay self-rule vote - Reuters


VIDEO: Slavyansk’s acting mayor defiant, maintains May11 referendum - YouTube


Kharkov federalists decide against holding referendum on May 11 - The Voice of Russia


POLL: Pew: Despite Concerns about Governance, Ukrainians Want to Remain One Country (The poll was not conducted separately in the regions of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov)  - Pew Research


POLL: Razumkov: The majority in the SouthEast Ukraine is opposed to the use of force by the Kiev government, wants dialogue between the opposing sides - businessinsider.com


Ukraine deploys 15,000 troops to Russian border, NATO beefs up forces in E. Europe: Moscow - RT News


Ukraine's Expanding National Guard Includes Kyiv Pro-Western Protesters (VIDEO) - VOA


NATO eyes 'defensive' permanent troop deployment near Russia's borders - RT News


Putin, marking Crimea annexation, lays claim to historic mantle - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Russia’s Putin Starts Army Drills - Bloomberg


Ukraine's Arms Industry Is Both Prize and Problem for Putin - Businessweek


This map shows how Russia’s military relies on Ukraine - washingtonpost.com


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At least 7 dead in southeastern Ukraine port city Mariupol - FresnoBee.com


Ukraine Forces Destroy Police Building in Mariupol - NYTimes.com


VIDEO: Shootout During Ukrainian Army Operation In Mariupol Eastern Ukraine - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukrainian soldier shoots man in Mariupol after being shot by a civilian - ITV News


VIDEO: Police Station Set On Fire By Ukrainian Forces In Mariupol Amid Renewed Fighting - YouTube


VIDEO: BMP light tanks and BRT armored personal carriers drove into the Mariupol, Some unarmed civilians tried to hold them up - YouTube


Abductions rise in east Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels brook no dissent, "People's Mayor" says harsh action needed in time of war: We have to make sure these people pose no threat - trust.org


Child wearing St. George's ribbon shot in Slavyansk - The Voice of Russia


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Ukraine News - May 8, 2014


Putin to Ukraine rebels: postpone secession vote - Reuters


Ukraine crisis: Russia's Putin 'backs 25 May election’ - BBC News


VIDEO: Putin calls for end to Kiev’s military op, postponing referendum in E. Ukraine - RT News


Putin backs Merkel's proposal on meeting to establish dialogue between Kiev administration and eastern representatives - Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Poroshenko: Putin appeal to stop the referendum and acceptance of the presidential election is a great news - YouTube


NATO, U.S. dispute Putin's claim of Russian troop withdrawal near Ukraine - The Globe and Mail


Pentagon beefs up aid to Ukraine - Military Times


Donetsk Is Slipping Further Out of Kiev's Grasp - VICE News


Anti-Kiev protesters regain control of city council in Mariupol - RT News


VIDEO: Activists regain control of Mariupol city hall, surround it with tyres - YouTube


Rebel leader released in exchange for Ukrainian security men-separatists - Reuters


Ukraine: Captives of Separatists Describe Brutal Beatings - Human Rights Watch


Gazprom: Ukraine fails to pay its April gas bill - RT Business


Ukraine receives first aid tranche from IMF program - DW.DE


IMF to help Ukraine repay gas debts - ITAR-TASS


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Ukraine government says pro-Russian rebels sparked deadly Odessa fire - Fox News


Odessa survivor: After the pro-government attackers entered the Trade Union burning building, some people were strangled or shot (VIDEO) - RT


VIDEO: At 1:48 sec of the video a pro-government attacker yells from the roof to his people, At 2:18 they enter the rear of the building - YouTube


VIDEO: Proof that pro-government attackers were inside before fire erupted - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Pro-government attackers kill people of the Odessa Trade Union building and and scour their bodies  (English subtitle) - LiveLeak.com


PHOTO: Pregnant housecleaning woman strangled in Odessa union building - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Attacking injured people in front of the burned building in Odessa - LiveLeak.com


PHOTO: Man with molotov cocktails on the roof of Trade Unions House wearing the same red armband as the pro-government attackers on the street - hughmcmanners


VIDEO: Pro-government attackers entering the plaza at the Trade Union House in Odessa, burning the anti-government tents and attacking the building - YouTube


VIDEO: Survivor reveals what really happened in Odessa, click the button on the lower left (Captions) for ENG subs - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Odessa woman survivor shares terrifying experience, click the button on the lower left (Captions) for ENG subs - LiveLeak.com


PHOTOS, VIDEOS: A collection attesting the massive presence of armed pro-government protesters in Odessa on May 2 - cuamckuykot.livejournal


VIDEO: Maidan girls preparing the Molotov cocktails that were then used to assault the building - LiveLeak.com

 

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Ukraine News - May 6, 2014

 

Dozens injured, fatalities on both sides in ongoing military op in Slavyansk (VIDEO) - RT News

Ukraine Helicopter Shot Down Over Slavyansk Amid Clashes (VIDEO) - Sky News

VIDEO: Bloodshed continues in Slovyansk - CNN

VIDEO: Ukraine troops attack roadblocks in Slavyansk - RT

VIDEO: Anti-Kiev militants beef up Slavyansk checkpoints - YouTube

VIDEO: Caught On Tape: Ukraine Helicopter Firing Rockets, Shot Down - Prison Planet.com

VIDEO: Gas pipe explodes amidst fierce fighting in Slavyansk - YouTube

VIDEO: Slavyansk woman killed on balcony by sniper - YouTube

VIDEO: Ukraine army enters Mariupol: Fighting & shooting in streets - YouTube

VIDEO: PrivatBank burns in Mariupol - YouTube

Ukraine's Largest Bank PrivatBank Suspends Cash Operations In The Rebel-Held East - Business Insider

VIDEO: PrivatBank shutters branches in Donetsk - YouTube

Raiffeisen Bank subsidiary suspends work in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk regions - ITAR-TASS

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Defiant chants ring out at Odessa's fireball funerals - Telegraph

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: funerals for Odessa fire victims held - Telegraph

Ukraine sends elite force to Odessa due to unrest - SFGate

Ukraine, Kramatorsk: 'Those fascists killed this girl and they will be in hell’' - Telegraph

VIDEO: Funeral for nurse gunned down by Kiev military in Kramatorsk- LiveLeak.com

$10,000 a head: Right Sector Radicals put a bounty on UK journalist in Ukraine - RT News

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Germany pushing for new Ukraine talks in Geneva - Yahoo News

Kiev welcomes German initiative on second Ukraine talks in Geneva - Xinhua 

Russia calls on Kiev to 'stop the bloodshed', enter talks: statement - Reuters

Republicans push for bill to allow military aid to Ukraine - Washington Times

POLL: Growing concern over Ukraine but little support for military action - CNN.com Blogs

Ukraine's security service denies consultations with CIA - The Voice of Russia

OSCE observers detained in Sloviansk linked to Germany's intelligence service: media - ITAR-TASS

Kiev Struggles to Break Russia’s Grip on Gas Flow - NYTimes.com

Ukraine waits for Slovakia to turn on gas - Houston Chronicle

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Ukraine News - May 5, 2014


Odessa police release 67 anti-govt activists after crowd surrounds police HQ (VIDEO) - RT News


VIDEO: Pro-Russia demonstrators storm Odessa police headquarters, win the release of 67 people detained - YouTube


VIDEO: Shocking! Bodies of Anti-govt Activists Burnt Alive In Odessa trade union building - YouTube


Radicals shooting at people in Odessa’s burning building caught on tape (VIDEO) - RT News


VIDEO: In Odessa Ukrainian far-right radicals finished off anti-govt people - YouTube


VIDEO: Odessa Horror: How clashes turned into massacre - YouTube


Avoiding facts? Mainstream Western media uncertain who is behind deadly Odessa blaze - RT News


Ukraine PM Says Odessa Violence Engineered By Russia, He also blamed security forces for failing to prevent the bloodshed - rferl.org


US Ambassador to Ukraine: No evidence of direct Russian involvement in violence in Odessa - Washington Times


CIA, FBI agents 'advising Ukraine government': report - Yahoo News


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Ukraine crisis: tension mounts in Kramatorsk after army rolls in, The separatists say at least 10 people were killed - Guardian


VIDEO: Ukrainian forces clash with rebels in Kramatorsk - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Kramatorsk tense after clashes between rebels and army - Yahoo News Singapore


Pro-Russians regain control of buildings in Kramatorsk - turkishpress.com


At least one dead, two more wounded in Ukraine's Lugansk as bloody clashes continue - The Voice of Russia


In Lugansk, a rebel commander’s call to battle is answered - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Protesters rally outside Lugansk SBU building - YouTube


Pro-Russia gunmen in Slavyansk release OSCE European arms inspectors - latimes.com


Intercepted Phone Calls Show Putin Called The Shots On European Hostages In Ukraine - Forbes


Ukraine army cuts off main road to Slavyansk - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Ukrainian Army seals off Slavyansk - YouTube


Meet the self-proclaimed 'people’s mayor' of Ukraine's Slaviansk - France 24


In Ukraine, separatists seize one of last government sites in Donetsk - latimes.com


VIDEO: Crowd attempts to storm Donetsk Military Prosecutor's Office - YouTube


VIDEO: Protesters Storm Two Government Buildings in Donetsk - YouTube


Donetsk forms first regiment of Republican Army - The Voice of Russia


Kharkov mayor posts his photo from hospital after assassination attack - ITAR-TASS


Behind the Masks: The rebels are Ukrainians but have deep ties to Russia, They are veterans of the Soviet, Ukrainian or Russian Armies and some have families on the other side of the border - NYTimes


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Where the Buck Stops, ACT!

Needed: Obama-Putin Summit on Ukraine

Editor Note: As the death toll mounts in an incipient civil war between east and west Ukraine, a group of retired U.S. intelligence professionals urges President Obama to hold a summit with Russia’s President Putin to defuse the crisis.

May 4, 2014

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Urgent Action on Ukraine

The buck stops with you, Mr. President. If you want to stop a bloody civil war between east and west Ukraine and avert Russian military intervention in eastern Ukraine, you may be able to do so before the violence hurtles completely out of control. You need to take the initiative and do it now.

Ukraine News - May 3, 2014

 

31 anti-government activists die after radicals set Trade Unions House on fire in Ukraine's Odessa (VIDEOS)— RT News


‘Nobody is letting us walk out of here alive’: trapped Odessa anti-government activist to RT (VIDEOS) - RT News


VIDEO: Rescuers Pull People from Burning Odessa Trade Union Building - TeleManagement


VIDEO: Fierce street battles in Odessa, Ukraine as pro & anti Kiev demos clash - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine: Odessa on the edge of all-out street war - YouTube


Moscow outraged by events in Odessa, views the tragic events as a sign of Kiev's "criminal irresponsibility” - THE DAILY STAR

 

US urges Kiev to punish those responsible for death of people in Odessa - The Voice of Russia

 

Ukraine: Neo-Nazi Right Sector Leader Threatens 'Civil War' - Israel National News

 

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Right Sector Threatens to Blow Pipelines from Russia to EU - YouTube

 

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Ukrainian Military Strike Rebel-Held City Slavyansk as Fighting Spreads - NYTimes.com


Ukraine President says 'many' rebels killed, wounded in crackdown - usatoday.com


Explosions, gunships rouse Slavyansk to barricades - GlobalPost


Pro-Russian rebels down army helicopters in Slaviansk offensive - France 24


VIDEO: Locals stall troops and armour en route to Slavyansk, Part 1 - YouTube


VIDEO: Human chains of E. Ukrainian residents block Kiev troops, APCs near Slavyansk, Part 2 - Youtube


VIDEO: Slavyansk residents angry at Ukraine military operation - YouTube


VIDEO: Downed Army helicopter burning in Slavyansk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Helicopter pilot rescued by separatists - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Slavyansk self-defenders guard barricades, prepare for 'Kiev offensive' - YouTube

 

VIDEO (Russian): Crimean separatists: Hundreds of us are coming to help South-Eastern Ukraine’ - YouTube

 

Ukraine Reinstates Conscription as Security Deteriorates in Eastern Region - VOA

 

Pro-Russian activists in Slaviansk say 2 Ukrainian Alfa unit officers freed - interfax.com

 

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Russia, EU, Ukraine fail to reach agreement at gas talks - RT Business


Russia to cut gas to Ukraine in June if no prepayment received - Reuters


Russian energy minister: Ukraine must use some of its IMF loan to repay gas debts - ITAR-TASS


No doubts about Ukraine gas debt, EU intends to help Naftogaz - EU energy commissioner - ITAR-TASS


EU wants same price for Russian gas for all its members: Oettinger - EurActiv

 

Gazprom worried by uncertainty about gas transport from Russia to Eu across Ukraine - The Voice of Russia

 

Russian gas supplies 'not guaranteed', EU commissioner warns - EUobserver

 

Why Putin's Potential Retaliation Against Western Oil Giants Could Backfire - Businessweek

 

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War w/Russia "Not Unthinkable;" Kerry wars on RT

Kerry’s Propaganda War on Russia’s RT

April 30, 2014

Editor Note:Secretary of State Kerry, who has bumbled through a string of propaganda fiascos on Ukraine, decries Russia’s RT network as a “propaganda bullhorn” that Americans should ignore – just trust what the U.S. government tells you.  Right!

By Ray McGovern

When specialists with a good sense of history insist that war with Russia is “not unthinkable” precipitated by events in Ukraine, one should take careful note. The “not unthinkable” quote is from pre-eminent American historian of Russia, Stephen F. Cohen, who recently appeared with John J. Mearsheimer, historian of U.S. foreign policy, on RT’s Crosstalk.

Ukraine News - May 1, 2014

 

Pro- Russian masked gunmen tighten grip on eastern Ukraine - GlobalPost


From Kiev, no orders as east Ukraine police slip out of control - Reuters


Ukraine President Turchinov says government is helpless to restore order in east, some local law enforcement units support the "terrorists" - AP


Ukraine's Military On Full Alert For Possible Russian Attack - Reuters


POLL: Ukrainians Doubt Effectiveness of Interim Government, 80 percent of respondents from the east consider it illegitimate - VOA


VIDEO: Pro-Russian activists storm Lugansk govt HQ - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine separatists seize second provincial capital Lugansk, fire on police - usatoday.com


VIDEO: Police leaves Lugansk government building ceding control to the activists - YouTube


VIDEO: Pro-Russian gunmen at the police station in Lugansk - usatoday.com


VIDEO: Armed men guard 'border of Donetsk Republic' - YouTube

 

Ukrainian Activists Take Control of TV Station in Luhansk - RIA Novosti

 

Ukraine Unrest: Separatists Seize Buildings In Horlivka - huffingtonpost.com

 

VIDEO: Pro Russian activists attack police station in Horlivka - YouTube

 

Maidan opponents seize Alchevsk city council - media - The Voice of Russia

 

OSCE military observers held in Sloviansk unlikely to be released soon - ITAR-TASS

 

Donetsk referendum to take place soon, 2000 polling stations ready - The Voice of Russia

 

Donetsk will not take part in presidential poll: rebel leader - GlobalPost

 

Meet Igor Strelkov, The Face Of The Insurgency In Eastern Ukraine - AP

 

Interview with Sloviansk Separatist Leader Reported by Human Right Protection Group - Ukrainian Winnipeg

 

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IMF Board Approves $17 Billion for Ukraine - ABC News


IMF Press Release: IMF Approves 2-Year US$17.01 Billion Stand-By Arrangement for Ukraine, US$3.19 Billion for immediate Disbursement - IMF


IMF Survey : Ukraine Unveils Reform Program with IMF Support - IMF


Ukraine Economy Wounded as First Quarter GDP Shrinks - ibtimes.co.uk


Ukraine’s overall debt for Russian gas grows to $3.492 billion - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine can pay for Russian gas at reduced price or will go to court - ITAR-TASS

 

IMF says Russian economy already in recession, bleeding capital - latimes.com

 

Russian Federation: Concluding Statement for the 2014 Article IV Consultation Mission - IMF

 

Putin Threatens Retaliation Against Western Oil Companies - oilprice.com

 

GOP senators: Arm Ukraine, hit Russian banks - Yahoo News

 

NATO not to give direct military aid to Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

 

U.S., Russia bolster communications to prevent accidental confrontation - Washington Times

 

Kerry: U.S. Taped Moscow’s Calls to Its Ukraine Spies, however State Dept spokesperson says Kerry was referring to Ukrainian intelligence adding The Daily Beast's story was a "mischaracterization" - The Daily Beast

 

Russia Shows Modern Military in Ukraine Crisis - VOA

 

Putin 'to visit Crimea' for May 9 military parade - Yahoo News

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 29, 2014

 

Ukraine's federalization supporters announce creation of Lugansk People's Republic, it is the third after Donetsk and Kharkov - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Statement of Separatists Declaring ‘People’s Republic’ In Ukraine’s Luhansk - Youtube


VIDEO: Separatists Proclaim Luhansk Independence in Ukraine - YouTube


Pro-Ukraine Demonstration in Donetsk Turns Violent when masked men attacked with bats and tear gas - NBC News.com


A pro-Russian version of the clashes in Donetsk between pro- and anti-Kiev demos (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - RT News


VIDEO: Beginnings of the Pro-Ukraine Donetsk demo preceding the violence - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Donetsk Demo - 2 minutes before violence - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Donetsk Demo - Violence Erupts - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Donetsk Demo - Violent Clashes - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Donetsk demo - Separatists beat a protester holding a Ukrainian flag - YouTube

 

Mayor of Kharkov, Ukraine shot in back, hospitalized - press service - RT News

 

VIDEO: Mayor of Kharkov fights for life after being shot - YouTube

 

Separatists in Ukraine seize Kostiantynivka, another city ... and the music plays on - latimes.com

 

VIDEO: Militants Occupy Government Building in Kostiantynivka in Eastern Ukraine Part 1 - AOL On

 

VIDEO: Militants Occupy Government Building in Kostiantynivka in Eastern Ukraine Part 2 - AFP

 

Pro-Russian activists attack oligarch's bank in Donetsk - The Times of Israel

 

Ukraine's SBU officers captured near Slavyansk could be exchanged: people's mayor - The Voice of Russia

 

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U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russian officials and companies - Detroit Free Press


TRANSCRIPT: White House Background Conference Call on Ukraine Sanctions - enewspf.com


POLL: Americans support sanctions, not arms for Ukraine - usatoday.com


EU adds 15 to sanctions list over Russia's actions in Ukraine - GlobalPost

 

EU signs 1 billion euro ($1.3 billion) memorandum in aid for Ukraine - The Voice of Russia

 

Ukraine to Sue Russia’s Gazprom - RIA Novosti

 

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First MAJOR Casualty of Ukraine Unrest

Killing Putin-Obama ‘Trust’

By Ray McGovern

April 28, 2014

Editor Note: Last year, Russian President Putin and U.S. President Obama became a geopolitical odd couple as they worked to cool off hotspots such as Syria and Iran. But U.S. hawks succeeded in killing that collaboration via the crisis in Ukraine, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

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“Putin will not talk to Obama under pressure,” American journalist Josh Rogin was told late last week by a close associate of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. If Russia’s President will no longer call or accept calls from the President Obama, this strikes me as the most important casualty so far from U.S.-provoked “regime change” in Ukraine. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin apparently had conversations on Ukraine almost every week in March; their last talk took place on April 14.

Ukraine News - Apr 28, 2014

 

Ukraine rebels present captured OSCE observers to media - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Kidnapped OSCE observers appear at press conference in rebel-held Slovyansk - YouTube


Ukrainian separatist leader defends capture of 'Nato spies' - The Observer


VIDEO: European observers detained in Ukraine are branded ‘Nato spies’ - euronews


VIDEO: Separatists in Slovyansk open to prisoner exchange - YouTube


VIDEO: Swedish military observer freed for medical treatment by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine - euronews


People’s militia fighters in Donetsk region capture three force officers from Kiev - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukranian Authorities Confirms Separatists Captured Its Staff In Donetsk Region, say they was seeking to detain a Russian national suspected of deputy Rybak's murder - Ukranian News

 

VIDEO: Pro-Russia Separatists Detain Ukrainian Security Service Agents - VICE News

 

Anti-govt protesters seize TV station in eastern Ukraine, call for own channel - RT News

 

VIDEO: Anti-govt protesters seize TV station in Donetsk, demand Ukrainian channels taken off air - YouTube

 

Pro-Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Sheds Light on Origin of Militants - WSJ.com

 

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Interview: Pro-Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Sheds Light on Origin of Militants - YouTube

 

TRANSCRIPT (English): Pro-Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Sheds Light on Origin of Militants - Storify

 

Supporters of Ukraine’s federalization in Lugansk deliver ultimatum to Kiev authorities: amnesty to all protesters, grant the Russian language official status and organize a referendum - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine federalisation supporters protesting in 2 big east Ukrainian cities - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: Pro-Russian activists rally in Donetsk calling for a referendum - The Washington Post

 

Airborne gunmen attack pro-Russia militia checkpoint near weapons depot - RT News

 

Football ultras clash with anti-govt protesters in eastern Ukraine, at least 14 injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT News

 

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A White House Split Over Russia - NYTimes.com


G-7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine - The White House


British troops will not fight in Ukraine if Russia invades says defence boss - Mirror Online


RIA Novosti Obtaines Satellite Photos Showing Ukrainian Military Buildup Near Slaviansk (PHOTOS) - RIA Novosti

 

PHOTOS: More Satellite Images Revealing Buildup Of 15,000 Ukraine Troops, Hundreds Of Tanks Around Slavyansk - Alex Jones’ Infowars

 

Russian and Ukrainian armies shaping up for initial military clash over Slavyansk - DEBKAfile

 

Slovakia agrees to deliver gas to Ukraine - NBC News

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 26, 2014

 

Ukraine moves to blockade activist-held Slovyansk - WSJ.com


VIDEO: Ukraine Decides to Isolate Slovyansk with Blockade - WSJ.com


VIDEO: Army road blocks are installed near Slovyansk - YouTube


'No quarter will be given': Slovyansk rebels gird for siege - GlobalPost


Ukraine rebel city Slovyansk holding international observers - AP


OSCE monitors' bus stopped because of Ukrainian military among passengers: Slovyansk people's mayor - The Voice of Russia


Vyacheslav Ponomarev: the 'people's mayor' who runs Slovyansk - The Guardian


VIDEO: CNN gets rare access to pro-Russia HQ in Slovyansk - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Interior Ministry Releases Footage of Slovyansk Operation - Yahoo News

 

Helicopter explodes at Kramatorsk airfield in eastern Ukraine, Pro Russian self-defence troops have confirmed the attack (VIDEOS) — RT News

 

Seven injured in Ukraininan police checkpoint explosion near Odessa - Yahoo News

 

Donetsk republic council approves referendum question: "Do you support the act on state independence of the Donetsk people's republic?" - The Voice of Russia

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE: A large crowd of Pro-Russians in Donetsk demonstrates, wants referendum - BBC

 

Ukraine’s political prisoner #1, the “people’s governor” of Donetsk, stages hunger strike over Kiev’s assault on eastern regions - RT News

 

Right Sector Leader Dmitry Yarosh Writes Letter to Aleksandr Turchinov Demanding Ukrainian Citizens are Armed - Ace News Services

 

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Yarosh: Right Sector mobilizes in Southeast Dnepropetrovsk - YouTube

 

Right Sector militants attempting to infiltrate Slavyansk - self-defense forces commander - The Voice of Russia

 

Ukraine Right Sector activists build checkpoint on Transdniestria-Odessa road - ITAR-TASS

 

Interview with Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: Arseny Yatseniuk, Ukraine Prime Minister, Says Russia Wants To Start World War III By Occupying Ukraine - huffingtonpost.com

 

Kiev authorities: Russia should dissociate itself from protesters in southeastern regions - ITAR-TASS

 

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Pentagon says Russian jets enter Ukrainian airspace, calls for nation to 'deescalate the situation' - Washington Times


Pentagon to Russia: Call us, please? - POLITICO.com


Hagel Waits to Hear From Russian Counterparts - Defense Department


Russian Defense Ministry Says Ready to Discuss Ukraine With Pentagon - RIA Novosti


In a telephone call, Top Russian general voices concern to U.S. counterpart over Ukraine - Reuters


Russia to Draft Black Sea Fleet Development Program by June - RIA Novosti

 

Kiev Says It Detained Dozens of Russian Agents - RIA Novosti

 

‘Russian agents captured in Ukraine? Show them!’: Lavrov - RT News

 

Slavyansk acting mayor denies the claim of any involvement of Russian Special Forces in Ukraine's ongoing conflict - The Voice of Russia

 

Exclusive: Putin Halts All Talks With White House - The Daily Beast

 

Obama: Economic sanctions if Russia enters Ukraine - The Washington Post

 

Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande, Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Renzi, and Prime Minister Cameron - The White House

 

Warship USS Donald Cook leaves Black Sea - ITAR-TASS

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 25, 2014

 

Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, in response Russia starts drill near border - Reuters


Putin Warns of Consequences as Ukraine Steps Up Offensive - Bloomberg


VIDEO: Putin: If the Kiev regime has started to use the army against the population inside the country, it will certainly have consequences - PressTV


Russia Defense Minister Shoigu: 11,000 Ukrainian servicemen involved in operation in the country's southeast - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Russian troops amassing along the Ukraine border - YouTube


Russia demands U.S. stop Ukraine's military operation - Reuters


Kerry: Russia has 'refused to take a single step' to de-escalate Ukraine crisis - Fox News


VIDEO: Secretary Kerry’s Full Statement on Ukraine - C-SPAN.org


East Ukraine tension mirrors mistrust of Kiev leaders, OSCE head says - ITAR-TASS

 

Churkin: Kiev authorities did not even try to bring people to negotiating table - ITAR-TASS

 

Russia urges release of Ukrainian protest leader Gubarev - The Voice of Russia

 

Producer of Russian TV show vanishes in Ukraine as ‘saboteurs posing as journalists’ detained - RT News

 

Detained American Journalist Freed in Eastern Ukraine - NBC News.com

 

VIDEO: Interview with American Journalist Simon Ostrovsky Held Prisoner in East Ukraine now Free - YouTube

 

Gazprom Charges Ukraine $11.4b Before EU Gas Talks - Bloomberg

 

EU to assist Ukraine in pay off part of debt to Gazprom, says commissioner - ITAR-TASS

 

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Ukraine forces kill five pro-Russia separatists in Slovyansk, repel an attack on an army base in the eastern town of Artemivsk - DW.DE 


VIDEOS: Ukrainian ‘Counter-Terror’ Operation Against Pro-Russians Kills 5 - Mediaite


Sloviansk self-defense militants redeploy to city’s downtown - ITAR-TASS


Protest crackdown in Slavyansk put on hold: Ukrainian Media - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine claims city hall in Mariupol cleared of pro-Russia militants, but reality on ground less clear - CBS News


East Ukraine’s Donetsk republic plans to hold sovereignty referendum jointly with Luhansk no later than May 11- ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine’s parliament to consider proposals on expanding regions’ competences in autumn - ITAR-TASS

 

Party of Regions says memorandum on settlement in Ukraine’s east is set of empty promises, “This draft has no mention of either the issue of federalization or the status of the Russian language” - ITAR-TASS

 

Party of Regions: Russian language must be recognized as second official, The matter is in the fact that Russian-speaking citizens account for at least 40% of the population in Ukraine - ITAR-TASS

 

Protesters in Ukraine guard biggest weapons cache in eastern Europe - theguardian.com

 

Ukrainian extremist group Right Sector moves headquarters from Kiev to Dnepropetrovsk in the Southeast region - ITAR-TASS

 

Right Sector's "Donbass" battalion to assist crackdown on federalists in eastern Ukraine - Ak Zhaik

 

Miners in Lugansk region refuse to transfer their wages to restore Independence Square - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: Miners stricking in Lugansk region - YouTube

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 24, 2014

 

Ukraine president calls for new offensive after party member found dead - Al Jazeera America


Russia threatens retaliation as Kiev orders military moves in eastern Ukraine - The Washington Post


Russia insists on Ukrainian troop pullout from the Eastern region - DW.DE


VIDEO: Lavrov says Russia will respond if Ukraine interests attacked - RT


Russian FM warns Ukraine election will be 'destructive' without southeastern regions' support - The Voice of Russia


Expert: Putin Strategy With Ukrainian Separatists Differs From Crimea, He sees them not as future Russians, but as a lever to influence what happens in Ukraine - VOA

 

Ukraine: Three Russian military intel officers detained - usatoday.com

 

Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine - NYTimes.com

 

Does US evidence prove Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine? - The Guardian

 

Exclusive: Meet the Pro-Russian Separatist Accused to be a Russian Agent in Eastern Ukraine - time.com

 

Russia continues supplying its nuclear fuel to Ukrainian NPP - The Voice of Russia

 

US troops arrive in Poland for exercises across Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis - Fox News

 

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'Murdered' Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows - Reuters


VIDEO (Scroll down): Ukrainian politician is mobbed by furious crowd hours before being abducted and 'tortured to death' by pro-Russian militia - Mail Online


Murdered politician in Ukraine suffered 'many knife wounds' - GlobalPost


US journalist Simon Ostrovsky held by pro-Russian militia in Ukraine - theguardian.com

 

Ukraine militants singled out American-Israeli journalist as valuable hostage - Haaretz

 

Full List Of Journalists Captured In Ukraine: Simon Ostrovsky Among 7 Reporters Kidnapped - AFP

 

Profile of an hardline pro-Russia separatist: From soap factory to commanding a rebel town in Ukraine - Yahoo News

 

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VIDEO: Pro-Russian Separatists Plan Referendum in Eastern Ukraine - VOA


Donetsk Region invites Kiev to sign provisional constitutional treaty, covering regions’ rights, governors’ electivity and the Russian language - ITAR-TASS


Pro-Federalization Supporters Gather for Rally in Ukraine’s Donetsk - RIA Novosti


Pro-federalization protesters picketed mayor's office in Ukraine's Kharkov - The Voice of Russia


At Funeral of Pro-Russian militants, Expressions of Grief and Anger Toward Kiev Officials (VIDEO) - NYTimes.com

 

POLL: In the Luhansk region, 41.9% said they would vote for a Ukraine Federation, 38.4% in Donetsk region and 32.2% in Kharkiv region - WSJ

 

In a bid to prevent a referendum on the federal status of the eastern region, Ukraine’s security service blocks state register of voters in Donetsk - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine’s authorities say they are ready to hear demands of Ukrainian regions - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine's government announces its forces have "liberated" an eastern town from pro-Kremlin separatists, but AFP finds no sign of military units and puzzled residents say they had never been under rebel control - AFP

 

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Taking the low road to war: Washington and the Corporate Media are in Full Propaganda Mode on Ukraine

By Dave Lindorff


The lies, propaganda and rank hypocrisy emanating from Washington, and echoed by the US corporate media regarding events in Ukraine are stunning and would be laughable, but for the fact that they appear to be aimed at conditioning the US public for increasing confrontation with Russia – confrontation which could easily tip over the edge into direct military conflict, with consequences that are too dreadful to contemplate.


Ukraine News - Apr 22, 2014

 

Joe Biden arrives in Ukraine as militants seize more buildings in east - latimes.com


Press Briefing on Biden's Trip to Ukraine: Focus on constitutional reform including decentralization, free elections and economity stability - White House


Biden offers Ukraine U.S. help on energy, aid allocation - Reuters


Russia accuses Ukraine of violating Geneva peace deal - theguardian.com


Kiev should put end to violence of "Right Sector”: Lavrov to Kerry by phone - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Russia accuses Kiev of violating Geneva agreement on Ukraine - YouTube


Photos suggest that many of the green masked men in East Ukraine are indeed Russian military and intelligence forces (PHOTOS) - NYTimes.com

 

Ukraine hunts for suspected undercover Russian agent Igor Strelkov, releases a sketch of what it says is his face (SKETCH) - National Post

 

OSCE mission in Donetsk doesn't exclude presence of foreign 'consultants' on Ukrainian soil - interfax.com

 

OSCE mediator in Ukraine meets Slaviansk militants - Reuters

 

VIDEO: OSCE mediators arrive in eastern Ukraine - CCTV News

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: OSCE Deputy Chief interview - YouTube

 

Over 200 Russian Bank Branches to Open in Crimea: Central Bank - RIA Novosti

 

Russian CB halts operations of units of several Ukrainian banks in Crimea - The Voice of Russia

 

Ukraine crisis: Russia plans Crimea casino boom - BBC News

 

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VIDEO: Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk Meet The Press 4/20/14 (COMPLETE INTERVIEW) - LiveLeak.com


Kiev authorities deny involvement of Ukrainian organizations in Slavyansk killings, Right Sector badge found among belongings of attacker - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: 'Right Sector' radicals behind deadly gunfight in eastern Ukraine? - YouTube


VIDEO: 'Right sector' marching through Ukraine on Easter Sunday - YouTube


Pro-Russian rebels create Management Headquarters in Southeastern Ukraine - Prensa Latina News Agency


New governor of Lugansk region takes control of courts and police: media - The Voice of Russia

 

VIDEO: Hundreds of pro-Russian Ukrainians rally in Lugansk - Yahoo News

 

 'People's governor' elected in Kharkov - The Voice of Russia

 

Pro-federalization activists rally outside authority buildings in Ukraine's Kramatorsk - The Voice of Russia

 

Unidentified people take control over Ukraine's Kramatorsk police office - The Voice of Russia

 

Federalists Rally by Administration Building in Ukraine’s Donetsk - RIA Novosti

 

Ukrainian journalist held by separatists says conditions 'OK' - Reuters

 

Woman detained in eastern Ukraine denies being spy, says she's reporter - RT News

 

Ukraine Conflict Becomes Hostage Crisis as Separatists Take Prisoners - TIME.com

 

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Ukraine in Context of Other Major Missed Opportunities

 

Trying Not to Give Peace a Chance

April 20, 2014

Editor Comment: The trust between President Obama and President Putin helped avert a U.S. war on Syria and get Iran to agree to limit its nuclear program, but the neocon-driven crisis in Ukraine has dashed hopes of building on that success for a more peaceful world.

By Ray McGovern

The unnecessary and regrettable conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine brings to mind sad remembrances of important junctures at which I watched – as a citizen and a CIA analyst – chances for genuine peace with Russia frittered away.

Ukraine News - Apr 19, 2014

 

Pro-Russian militants continue occupations, PM Yatsenyuk says constitutional reform to decentralize power and protect Russian language - Washington Post


VIDEO: 'Not going anywhere' say Ukraine separatists - YouTube


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Statements of PM Yatsenyuk and President Turchynov on Ukraine Constitutional Reform - YouTube


Ukraine’s Tymoshenko in favor of a reform promoting local self-government, calls for giving ‘stronger status’ to Russian language - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine govt sets October 1 deadline for power decentralization debates - Interfax


Kiev Says Protest Crackdown in East Switches to ‘Inactive Phase’ - RIA Novosti

 

Luhansk Protesters in Talks with Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov to Make Local Militia Legal - RIA Novosti

 

Protesters take control of Seversk in Donetsk region - ITAR-TASS

 

Anti-Government Protests Continue in Ukraine's Donetsk, Luhansk - RIA Novosti

 

People's Mayor, Assistants Reported Missing in Ukraine's Donetsk Region - RIA Novosti

 

Welcome to the People's Republic of Donetsk - foreignpolicy.com

 

VIDEO: Thousands flock to Party of Regions congress in Donetsk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: 'We Don't Need Russia's Help' - Donetsk Residents Rally For Sovereign United Ukraine - rferl.org

 

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Kiev should immediately and fully implement the Geneva agreements: Lavrov to Kerry on phone - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine should start implementing measures to overcome crisis in coming days: Kerry - The Voice of Russia


57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role - Yahoo News


OSCE Ukraine peacemakers say they need more help - theguardian.com


Pentagon mulls sending ground troops to Poland amid Ukraine crisis - Fox News

 

Response of EU President Barroso to President Putin’s letter - europa.eu

 

Need for Russian Gas Creates Eastern EU Split on Sanctions - Businessweek

 

Poland’s reverse supplies of gas to Ukraine currently limited to 1.5 billion cubic meters - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine’s Naftogaz Says Gazprom Controls Direction of Slovak Gas Flow - RIA Novosti

 

Ukraine must repay $9 billion of foreign debt this year: Ukraine Finance Minister - ITAR-TASS

 

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"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

A legal controversy — critics would say scandal — has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty.

It's not so much an issue of the gas itself, but who gets to decide how it gets to market and where he or she resides.

The question of who owns Alaska's natural gas and where they're from, at least for now, has been off the table. More on that later.

Ukraine News - Apr 18, 2014

 

Diplomats reach deal on defusing Ukraine crisis - The Washington Post


Joint Geneva Statement on Ukraine from April 17: The full text - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Kerry Says Parties Agree to De-Escalate in Ukraine - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Kerry and Ashton on April 17 Geneva deal on Ukraine - The Washington Post


Geneva talks urge all-Ukraine dialogue on constitutional reform: Russian FM Lavrov - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Lavrov: Russia, US, EU, Ukraine agree on de-escalation roadmap - YouTube


Ukraine crisis: Putin does not rule out sending in Russian troops - chicagotribune.com


NATO Commander Offers Evidence of Russian Troops in Ukraine - ABC News

 

Ukraine is holding about 10 suspected Russian intelligence agents: state security - Reuters

 

Kyiv: Russian Banks Fund Separatists - VOA

 

Putin admits Russian soliders sent to Crimea - Stuff.co.nz

 

Russian Defense Ministry Placed $140 Million Order at Crimean Shipyard: Putin - RIA Novosti

 

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel - Yahoo News

 

EU agrees to Putin's call for gas security talks - Reuters

 

Pre-payment for gas to Ukraine if current bills not met: Putin - RT Business

 

Ukraine-EU free trade zone can start working from November 1: EU envoy - ITAR-TASS

 

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Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine not about to end sit-ins after international accord to defuse the crisis - GlobalPost


Anti-Kiev protest in east after Ukraine soldiers kill attackers - AFP


VIDEO: Tensions Rise in Eastern Ukraine after 3 Militants Killed in Mariupol - ABC News


VIDEO (Live footage): Three pro-Russian militants killed in Mariupol clashes - YouTube


Anti-govt activists take control of TV tower in Donetsk region - RT News


Thousands gather for peaceful demonstrations in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: Students in Lugansk rally in support of Kiev government - YouTube

 

PHOTOS: Pro-Ukraine rally held in Donetsk - washingtonpost.com

 

Head of local administration elected by protesters kidnapped in Donetsk region - ITAR-TASS

 

Income Ministry: Donetsk region accounts for 9 percent of consolidated budget revenues - kyivpost.com

 

Party of Regions refuses to vote at Rada until its demands met - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: OSCE in Lugansk for talks with pro-federalists - YouTube

 

Flier calling on Donetsk Jews to register now widely seen as fake - Haaretz

 

Translation of the flier ordering Jews to register or face forcible expulsion and the confiscation of property - interpretermag.com

 

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