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Ukraine News - Dec 8, 2014

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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

 

Merkel says Russia punishing countries for leaning towards EU - Reuters

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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


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


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


Ukraine Accuses Rebels of More Attacks as Talks Seen - Bloomberg


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


Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence - AFP


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Ukraine News - Dec 5, 2014

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Comments of the Kremlin spokesman on Putin speech - RT

 

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

 

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

 

US House passes resolution condemning Putin - TheHill

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Putin Russia Emergency Funds Bank Bailout Dollar - Business Insider

 

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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

70 rebel attacks in east Ukraine: military - Channel NewsAsia

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Psychiatric patients struggle to get through Ukraine conflict - Reuters

 

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Ukraine News - Dec 3, 2014

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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

 

VIDEO: Ukrainian Businesses Seized by Crimea Government - YouTube

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Gorbachev - Komsomolskaya Pravda

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Russia is experiencing another major brain drain - Business Insider

 

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


Reporters See No Truce In Northern Donetsk - Interpreter_Mag


Ukraine crisis: Donetsk shelling dashes ceasefire hopes - BBC News


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


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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

Ukraine hands foreigners top government posts - Yahoo News UK

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Why the Ukrainian economy is in deep trouble - The Economist

 

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

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 24, 2014

 

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


TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Vladimir Putin - TASS


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


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


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


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


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


Russian Weapons Separatists Using In Ukraine - Business Insider

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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


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


Donetsk separatists ask Russia to recognise republican independence - TASS


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Main Points of the Coalition Agreement in Ukrainian Parliament - Interpreter_Mag

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Germany alarmed over government appointments in Ukraine - Ukraina.ru

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

By Dave Lindorff


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


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

By William Blum

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

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

Ukraine News - Nov 19, 2014

 

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


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


Ukraine crisis: Russia demands guarantees from NATO - BBC News


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Russian Airlines Face Losses Over Ukraine Crisis - airwise.com

 

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

 

Crimea Gets Renationalized - Businessweek

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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


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


Ukraine scraps human rights treaty for rebel areas - RT News


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


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


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


Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in east Ukraine fighting - GlobalPost

 

Artillery fire, explosions shake Donetsk airport - Reuters

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ukraine’s economy: Worse to come - The Economist

 

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

 

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

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 13, 2014

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Russia to send seventh aid convoy to east Ukraine - TASS


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Intelligence report details close encounters with Moscow - mashable.com


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


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


Jews reject Russia claims of Ukraine anti-Semitism - BBC


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Heavy shelling rocks Ukraine rebel bastion Donetsk - Yahoo News


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


Numerous Attacks In Donetsk And Lugansk Regions - Interpreter_Mag


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


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


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


Attack On Ukrainian Checkpoint Northwest Of Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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


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


Geolocating the June Russian Buk Convoy in Millerovo - bellingcat

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 8, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ukrainian female military officer Savchenko In Russian Court - Interpreter_Mag


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


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


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


Gorbachev to defend Putin in Berlin - DW.DE


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


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


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


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


Ukrainian Currency Hits Record Low - WSJ


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Intense Shelling In Lugansk Region - Interpreter_Mag


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


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


Ukraine imposes passport controls around rebel area - Yahoo News


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 4, 2014

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


VIDEO: Car Bomb Attack on Mariupol Ukraine Checkpoint - YouTube


Heavy Shelling In Donetsk As Fighting Renews - Interpreter_Mag


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


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


OSCE Statement On Attack On Monitoring Drone - Interpreter_Mag


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Russia blocks UN statement on Ukraine vote - skynews.com


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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US blasts contested elections in Ukraine - TheHill


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


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


EU blasts Russia over Ukraine separatist vote - GlobalPost


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


UN says elections in eastern Ukraine violate Minsk agreements - TASS


Russia Threatened With More Sanctions After Backing Vote - Businessweek


Ruble Weakens as Ukraine Rebel Elections Spur Sanctions Concern - Businessweek


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


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

 

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Ukraine News - Oct 31, 2014

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


White House Confirms Computer System Cyber Attack - guardianlv.com


Security Firms Tie Russian Government to Utilities Hacks - Bloomberg


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

 

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Ukraine News - Oct 28, 2014


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


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


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


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


OSCE full statement on the Ukraine elections - OSCE


Pro-Russian Separatists spurn polls in Ukraine -AFP


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


VIDEO: Zakharchenko Sings with Joseph Kobzon - YouTube


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


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


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


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


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


Ruble Drops as Pro-EU Groups Win Ukraine - Businessweek


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


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


Russian Brain Drain Saps Talent as Sanctions Hit Financing - Bloomberg


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Ukraine Restarts War on Eastern Regions Sources Say

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

By Dave Lindorff


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

Ukraine News - Sep 17, 2014


Ukraine ratifies EU association agreement - DW.DE


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ukraine Battles to Eject Russian Telecoms Giants - The Moscow Times


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Russia raids Crimea Tatar assembly after polls - GlobalPost


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

 

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Russia/Ukraine News - Sep 11, 2014


Criticizing NATO, Putin Underlines Need for Nuclear Deterrence - VOA


Putin Tightens Grip on Russian Defense Industry - The Moscow Times


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Ukrainian Crisis' Overlooked Nuclear Dimension - huffingtonpost.com


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


VIDEO: OSCE observers assess Ukraine ceasefire - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine War: The exchange of prisoners - YouTube


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


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


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


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


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


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


Main points of the MH17 Ukraine crash report - BusinessWorld


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


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


EU to hold off on new Russia sanctions - RTÉ News


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


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


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


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

 

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

By Dave Lindorff


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

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

By Dave Lindorff


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


Ukraine News - Sep 9, 2014


Ukraine ceasefire overall held, still shaky: OSCE - Reuters


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


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


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


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


President Poroshenko Puts Mariupol Defenses on High Alert - RIA Novosti


VIDEO: President Poroshenko in Mariupol - YouTube


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Donbass Battalion Member Says Azov Broke Ceasefire In Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Further Reports of Russian Paratroopers Killed in Ukraine - The Interpreter


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


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


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


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

 

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

By Dave Lindorff


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

Ukraine News - Sep 6, 2014


Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach ceasefire deal - Reuters


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Donetsk Self-Defense Forces Declare Ceasefire - RIA Novosti


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Poroshenko: Ukrainians to decide on accession to NATO - Ukrinform


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


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


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


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Ukraine News - Sep 5, 2014

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Can NATO spend smarter? - CSMonitor.com


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


VIDEO: Anti-Nato protest in Cardiff - YouTube


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Dead and the Living in Luhansk - Human Rights Watch


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


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


VIDEO: Grad rockets destroy Donetsk school and homes - Ruptly


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


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


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


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


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


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

By Dave Lindorff


Flash! The US has re-invaded Iraq!

Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded!

How did they imagine they'd get away with it, claiming that Iraq had vast stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and even nuclear weapons?

Defectors had made clear the chemical and biological weapons (some of them provided by the United States) had been destroyed. Inspectors had searched almost every inch of Iraq and said they'd get to the last few inches if given a few more days. Iraq was screaming that it had no such weapons. Numerous nations around the world were agreeing with Iraq. Colin Powell's own staff warned him that his claims would not be deemed plausible.

And yet, they got away with it to such an extent that most well-intentioned people in the United States to this day maintain that nobody can possibly be sure that Bush, Cheney, et alia, knew their statements were false when they made them.

"All this was inspired by the principle -- which is quite true within itself -- that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods." —Adolf Hitler

The U.S. media has repeatedly been claiming that Russia has invaded Ukraine.  They claim it for a while, and there's obviously been no invasion, so they pause.  Then they claim it again.  Or they claim that a convoy of aid trucks constitutes an invasion.  But the aid trucks look like aid trucks in all the photographs, and yet nobody has taken similar photographs of any invasion.  When Ukrainian tanks rolled into eastern Ukraine and were surrounded by civilians, we saw photographs and videos. Now there's just a Colin-Powellesque satellite photo from NATO supposedly showing Russian artillery in Ukraine. 

The major Russian invasion that apparently comes complete with some sort of muggle-and-photographer-repellant charm is said to consist of 1,000 troops -- or roughly as many troops as the U.S. has now sent back into Iraq in no sort of invasion to worry about whatsoever. 

But where are the 1,000 Russian troops invading Ukraine? Ukraine claims to have captured 10 of them, but the captured troops don't seem to have agreed to the story.  And what happened to the other 990?  How did someone get close enough to capture 10 but not photograph the other 990?

Meanwhile Russia says it's all lies and publicly urges the United States to engage with Ukraine diplomatically and urge the Ukrainian government to stop bombing its own citizens and work out a federalist system that represents everyone within its borders.

But NATO is busy announcing a counter-invasion to the invisible Russian invasion.

How do they imagine they'll get away with it? Well, let's see. Not a single individual responsible for the lies that launched the destruction of Iraq and the death of some million people and the predictable and predicted chaos now tormenting Iraq's whole region has been held accountable in any way.

The lie that Gadaffi was about to slaughter innocents, the lie that facilitated the attack on Libya and the hell that has now been established there -- No one has been held accountable for that lie in any way whatsoever.

The lie that the White House had proof that Assad had used chemical weapons -- No one has been held accountable.  No one has even had to recant as they switch targets and propose bombing Assad's enemies.

The lie that drone strikes don't kill innocents and don't kill those who could easily have been arrested instead -- No one has been held accountable.

The lie that the United States had proof Russia had shot down an airplane over Ukraine -- No one has been held accountable, and the United States is opposing an independent investigation.

The lie that torture makes us safe, a lie that led to the United States torturing some folks -- No one at the level of air-conditioned office work has been held responsible at all.

Why do they think they can get away with it?

Because you let them. Because you don't want to believe they commit such atrocities. Because you don't want to believe they tell big lies.

You know, some people feel like idiots for having believed the Iraq lies. Imagine how they're going to feel when they find out they believed a nation had been invaded when it hadn't.

 

David Swanson is author of War Is A Lie.

Ukraine News - Sep 2, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Russia: Demonstrators Against War in Ukraine Arrested - The Interpreter


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


VIDEO: Rebels capture more govt forces in Eastern Ukraine - LiveLeak.com


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


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


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


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


Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters - BBC News


Ukrainian Woman, Held Up to Public Abuse, Is Released - NYTimes.com


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


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


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

 

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Ukraine News - Sep 1, 2014


Putin Calls for Talks on East Ukraine “Statehood", But Not Independence - newsweek.com


Putin's statement is not referring to giving “statehood" to Novorossia as it is Ukraine’s internal affair: Kremlin spokesman - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Putin urges immediate talks on "statehood" in east Ukraine - YouTube


Ukrainian govt should not fear federalization: Putin - Russia Beyond The Headlines


Putin calls Poroshenko partner with whom dialogue can be conducted - Russia Beyond The Headlines


POLL: Putin faces limited opposition from Russian public on Ukraine - Pew Research Center


VIDEO: Putin: 'Don’t Mess With Russia...I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers’ - Headlines & Global News


VIDEO (English): Putin talks Ukraine, NATO, Crimea at two hours Q&A with Russian youth (FULL) - YouTube


Ukraine Crisis: Gorbachev Warns of 'Terrible Slaughter' in Europe, "If our country intervenes, such a fire could break out that the whole world wouldn't be able to put it out" - Yahoo News UK


U.S. lawmakers call for arming Ukraine government - Yahoo News


POLL: HuffPost/YouGov Poll Shows Few Americans Think The U.S. Has An Obligation To Defend Ukraine - huffingtonpost.com


POLL: HuffPost/YouGov Poll Results: Ukraine - yougov.com


Merkel says she's against arming Ukraine, but sanctions are coming - kyivpost.com


Arms deliveries to Ukraine useless, will further expand confrontation: Hollande - ITAR-TASS


EU gives Russia ultimatum over Ukraine crisis, orders preparation of 'urgent' Russia sanctions - Fox News


Britain to spearhead 10,000-strong Nato rapid reaction force with mission to halt Putin's 'Tsarist expansionism' - Mail Online


NATO plans to deploy five bases in Eastern Europe: newspaper - ITAR-TASS


Poroshenko calls for soonest possible start of Contact Group talks, “The situation has reached the point where nothing can be changed’, therefore the sides must begin negotiations” - DWDD


Rebel number two to join Ukraine contact group talks on Monday - Reuters


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Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains - AP


Ukrainian forces in port city of Mariupol prepare for 'Russian-led' assault of the separatists - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Mariupol residents form human chain against pro-Russian fighters - YouTube


VIDEO: Local Civilians step up to protect Mariupol from attack - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Many leave threatened city of Mariupol - BBC News


Zakharchenko: “We’re Preparing a Second Large-Scale Offensive” - Voices from Russia


Assassination Attempt Made on Zakharchenko, PM of 'Donetsk People's Republic’ - Submariners World


Moscow Military Review Lists Seven ‘Probable’ Targets in ‘Novorossiya’ - Johnson's Russia List


Rescue under way after separatists claim first attack on Ukrainian ship - Reuters


VIDEO: Boat of Ukrainian board guards hit in the sea several kilometers away from Mariupol - LiveLeak.com


Russia and Ukraine trade soldiers at border: Russian news agencies - Firstpost


Russia and Ukraine swap captured soldiers - YouTube


VIDEOS: The battle for Ilovaisk turns out to become one of the hardest fought with several Ukrainian volunteer battalions being surrounded and facing annihilation - Ukraine@war


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Rebels interview Ukraine prisoners at Ilovayask - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO (English subtitles): Ukrainian troops surrendered near Starobeshevo - LiveLeak.com


Second Russian Humanitarian Convoy at Ukrainian Border - Interpreter_Mag


Russia ready to implement Poroshenko's plan of humanitarian relief to Lugansk and Donetsk: Putin - Russia Beyond The Headlines


Only 300,000 People Out of Population of 900,000 Remain in Donetsk: DPR - RIA Novosti

 

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Get a grip America: Who’s the Real Aggressor in Ukraine? (Hint: It’s Not Russia)

By Dave Lindorff

 

            The US corporate media are awash in fevered articles and news stories about a Russian “invasion” of Ukraine, as though it was 1938, with German troops marching into Sedetenland and Austria. But let’s step back and look at what’s going on, calmly and rationally.

 

Ukraine News - Aug 29, 2014

 

NATO: More than 1,000 Russian troops are in Ukraine, with air defense systems, artillery and tanks transferred to separatist forces - Yahoo News


NATO: These new satellite images show Russian troops in and around Ukraine (PHOTOS) - The Washington Post


VIDEO: NATO spokesman statement on satellite imagery showing Russian combat troops inside Ukraine - YouTube


3000-4000 Russian volunteers including soldiers on leave fighting Ukrainian troops alongside rebels, separatist leader says - Telegraph


Russia’s Version of the Navy SEALs May Be Fighting in Ukraine (PHOTOS) - bellingcat


Revealed: Around 40 Russian Troops from Pskov Died in the Ukraine, Reinforcement Sent In (PHOTOS) - bellingcat


Analysts Confirm Presence of Russian Army Tanks in Ukraine (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Ukraine releases video of purported Russian tank in Novoazovsk - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukrainian army captured tank T 72 with Russian documents - YouTube


VIDEO: Russian Military Convoy Reported Heading Toward Lugansk - Interpreter_Mag


Defense official says Pentagon has evidence Russia firing missiles inside Ukraine - Fox News


Russians call for probe of soldiers' deaths near Ukraine - usatoday.com


Russian village's graves may tie Kremlin to fighting in Ukraine - Reuters


Paratroopers' Grave Markings Vanish as Rumors Circulate They Were Killed in Ukraine - freerepublic.com


VIDEO (English subtitles): Wives of Russian soldiers protest against the policy of disinformation of the authorities -  LiveLeak.com


VIDEO (English Subtitles): RFE/RL's Russian Service spoke to relatives of the Russian paratroopers detained in Ukraine - RFE/RL


VIDEO (Russian): Russian TV Journalist About Official Causes of Death of Russian Soldiers: Paratroopers Died from Heart Attacks and Strokes - Censor.NET


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Russian-Backed Separatists Enter Novoazovsk In Southeastern Ukraine - huffingtonpost


Ukraine rebel leader says targeting strategic port of Mariupol - Reuters


Ukraine crisis: All eyes turn to Mariupol as separatist showdown looms - The Independent


Ukraine: is Mariupol the new front in separatist war? - Alex Thomson's View


Protesters in Mariupol gather to display their anger over Russian military presence near their hometown (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Protesters in Mariupol gather to display their anger over Russian military presence near their hometown - YouTube


Demonstration in Kharkiv Against Russian Invasion - Interpreter_Mag


Four Hundred Ukrainian Soldiers Desert Battlefield - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: 400 armed Ukrainian troopers, who had abandoned their positions in the ATO zone, attempted to pass the block-post in Zaporizhzhia - LiveLeak.com


Ukraine president blames military failure on deserting commanders, soldiers and their relatives accuse Kiev of neglect - RT News


As Pro-Russia Forces Gain Ground Ukraine’s Volunteer Battalions Decry Kiev Leaders - VICE News


Donetsk Militia Forces Claim They Take Nearly 90 Ukrainian Servicemen Captive in One Day - RIA Novosti


Putin calls on pro-Russian rebels 'to open a humanitarian corridor for encircled Ukraine servicemen in order to avoid pointless victims’ - Reuters


Ukrainian Service Woman Nadezhda Savchenko To Be Transferred To Psychiatric Hospital In Russia - Interpreter_Mag


Separatist Leader says DPR leaves Ukraine never to return, "Novorossiya no longer agrees not only to federalization, but to the preservation of Ukraine as such” - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO ARCHIVE: Press Conference of Separatist Leader Zakharchenko on the Counteroffensive, 24 Aug 2014 - YouTube


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President Barack Obama again rules out U.S. military action in Ukraine, says there must be a diplomatic solution - Reuters


VIDEO: Obama: No US Military Action in Ukraine - YouTube


VIDEO: Full Press Conference of President Obama on the Economy, Iraq, and Ukraine - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s Aug. 28 remarks on Ukraine, Syria and the economy - The Washington Post


US warns of more sanctions against Russia over Ukraine - Yahoo News


Merkel says EU to discuss further Russia sanctions - Yahoo News


VIDEO (German): Merkel warns Russia to expect more sanctions from Europe - YouTube


Russia Wants Say in EU-Ukraine Association Deal, Propose Three Amendments - The Moscow Times


Merkel Tells Putin She Supports Three-Way Talks on Ukraine’s EU Association: Kremlin - RIA Novosti


Russian, Ukrainian experts to analyze Ukraine-EU deal: minister - ITAR-TASS


Ukrainian parliament to consider ratification of EU association agreement September 16 - ITAR-TASS


Poroshenko signs decree banning exports of military, dual-use items to Russia - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine's Bonds Fall Most in Four Months as Fighting Intensifies - moneynews.com


Ukrainian Finance Ministry to sell $340 mln to National Bank to stabilize exchange rate: PM Yatseniuk - interfax.com


German Economy 2014: GDP Stumbles On Lower Sentiment Surrounding Ukraine Crisis - ibtimes.com


Wall Street loses ground on Ukraine worry - Reuters

 

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