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Ukraine News - Apr 16, 2014

 

Ukraine President Says Anti-Terror Operation Under Way in Donetsk Region, It will be “conducted step by step, responsibly, cautiously” - FOX17online.com

 

VIDEO: Ukraine President Turchynov announces start of anti-terror operation in eastern Ukraine - YouTube


Ukraine Military secures Kramatorsk airport from attack (VIDEO) - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Ukrainian general came out of the Kramatorsk airbase to address the crowd and was roughed up by the demonstrators - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian crowds confront troops - BBC News


VIDEO: Ukraine troops launch mission to retake Slavyansk from pro-Russian militants - YouTube

 

Ukrainian forces reportedly surround city of Slavyansk: Pro-Russian commander and acting mayor - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: Slavyansk Crowd Chanting by Barricades - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Watch As Donetsk Locals Stop A Ukraine Tank - Zero Hedge

 

Ukraine Charges Pro-Federalization Presidential Candidate With Attack on Sovereignty - RIA Novosti

 

Ukraine pro-Russian presidential candidates attacked in Kiev (VIDEOS) - RT News

 

VIDEO (Ukrainian): Interview with pro-Russian presidential candidate Tsarov which was attacked in Kiev - YouTube

 

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US open to some military assistance to Ukraine while ruling out providing arms or other ‘‘lethal’’ aid at this time  - The Boston Globe


US sends specialists to Ukraine to coordinate activity of its state structures: source - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: White House Press Briefing: US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions - YouTube


Ukraine on Verge of Civil War: Russia’s Medvedev - RIA Novosti


'Criminal' use of force by Ukraine would imperil talks: Lavrov - Yahoo News


Lavrov: Yatsenyuk's statements Kiev is ready for talks with South-East correct but late - ITAR-TASS


Ukrainian Authorities: Russian Bank 'Paid Terrorists $3.75m ahead of Luhansk Building Occupation’ - ibtimes.co.uk

 

Ukrainian Intelligence Names Russian GRU Officer in Slavyansk - Institute for War and Peace Reporting

 

UN’s Geneva-based human rights office says no evidence of “widespread nor systemic” persecution of the nation’s ethnic Russian minority - bloomberg.com

 

REPORT: UN human rights report on Ukraine: Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered - ohchr.org

 

Germany's RWE  to deliver reverse gas supplies to Ukraine via Poland - DW.DE

 

Slovakia offers way to send Ukraine some gas if Russia cuts supply - Reuters

 

Medvedev says Ukraine saved hundreds of billions of dollars on Russian gas discounts - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine's Economy Is Nearing Collapse - Forbes

 

CHARTS: Five charts that show just how bad Ukraine's economy really is: GDP growth, GDP per capita, Population, Unemployment, Debt repayments - managementtoday.co.uk

 

CHARTS: Ukraine’s financial crisis in six charts - Money Supply

 

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP - BBC News

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 15, 2014

 

Separatists tighten grip on east Ukraine, No signs of military crackdown by the Kiev government - Reuters


Ukraine ultimatum to separatists fails to materialize after local police apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-terrorist operation" - latimes.com


Massive protests pass in 9 cities of eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region over past day - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO- Pro-Russian supporters attack a police HQ in Horlivka while hundreds of onlookers cheered them on - YouTube


VIDEO: Injuries reported in pro-Russia attack at Horlivka police HQ in east Ukraine - euronews


VIDEO: Pro Russian protesters seize Slovyansk airport - YouTube


Militia in Slavyansk gets weapons back, starts patrolling city streets: acting mayor - ITAR-TASS

 

Protesters in Luhansk demand that regional administration disobeys Kiev authorities - ITAR-TASS

 

Zaporozhye police release over 180 supporters of Ukraine federalization - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine President: We are not against holding a national referendum on federalization, but pro-Kremlin militias who have seized government buildings are demanding local referendums - AFP

 

Russia says east Ukraine must have say in preparing referendum - The Voice of Russia

 

Exclusive: U.N. Hints Russia and Its Allies Rigged Crimea's Referendum Vote - foreignpolicy.com

 

Ukraine Currency Continues to Slide - WSJ.com

 

Ukrainians start withdrawing money from banks: news portal - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Economy Is in Free-Fall: Komileva - Businessweek

 

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Obama speaks to Putin about violence in Ukraine - usatoday.com


Remarks by US Ambassador Samantha Power at a UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine - usun.state.gov


Statement of Russia's Ambassador Vitalii Churkin to UNSC on Ukraine - Scoop News


CIA Denies Director Brennan’s Role in Protest Crackdown in Ukraine - RIA Novosti

 

Russian jet passes at close range over US warship in Black Sea - Fox News

 

Russian assets down sharply on Ukraine conflict fears - Reuters

 

Growing Tensions in Ukraine Push European Stocks Down - RIA Novosti

 

Europe speeds up gas storage to prepare for Russian cut - Reuters

 

Ukraine ready to pay $386 per 1,000 cubic metres of gas - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukrainian Supreme Court closes Tymoshenko’s ‘gas case’ - ITAR-TASS

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 14, 2014

 

Pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine, Berkut Special Forces side with Donetsk pro-Russians (VIDEOS) - RT News


Ukraine to deploy troops in “large-scale anti-terrorist operation” to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces: President Turchynov - Washington Post


VIDEO: Ukraine President Turchynov announces "anti terror operation" - BBC News 


Ukraine Forces and Pro-Russian Militants Battle Over Local Police Station in Slovyansk - NYTimes.com


VIDEO: Ukrainian Forces Launch 'Anti-Terrorist' Operation in Slavyansk, Part 1 - YouTube


VIDEO: Ukrainian Forces Launch 'Anti-Terrorist' Operation in Slavyansk, Part 2 - YouTube


VIDEO: Behind the scenes at anti-Maidan barricades in Slavyansk - YouTube


VIDEO: Pro Russian militants seize second building in Slavyansk - YouTube


VIDEO: Helicopters With Ukraine Special Force in Slavyansk - YouTube

 

VIDEO (Russian): Interview with pro-Russia armed protester in Slavyansk - YouTube

 

Pro-federalization protesters say one their activist and two members of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector group were killed in Ukraine's Slavyansk - The Voice of Russia

 

VIDEO: In the video posted on April 13, one man was wounded while another was apparently killed near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk. Cars with bullet holes sat nearby - rferl.org

 

Donetsk special-purpose police refuse to go to Slavyansk - ITAR-TASS

 

Uniformed men of Ukraine’s now-defunct riot police occupy Donetsk police HQ - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: Uniformed men of Ukraine’s now-defunct riot police occupy Donetsk police HQ - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: Pro-Russian protesters demonstrate at the Donetsk police HQ - euronews

 

Internal Ministry Donetsk Region Division Chief Pozhidayev Resigns Under Pressure Of Pro-Russian Activists, Their demands were supported by special force staff (former Berkut) - Ukranian News

 

Several dozen people form living shield to lock in police in Donetsk - ITAR-TASS

 

Unknown people get into Donetsk regional prosecutor's office overnight - ITAR-TASS

 

50 injured in clashes in Kharkov between pro-federalization activists and forces loyal to the government: Ukraine's Interior Ministry - The Voice of Russia

 

VIDEO: 50 wounded in violent Kharkiv clashes, In another eastern town, Zaporizhya, scuffles broke out between rival demonstrators - euronews

 

VIDEO: Pro Russia activists seize Kramatorsk Interior Ministry building - YouTube

 

PM Yatsenyuk: Ukraine’s new constitution to be sent to Venice Commission before presidential polls - ITAR-TASS

 

Executive power in Ukrainian regions should be appointed by the regions themselves: Timoshenko - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine's authorities 'crossed line' at eastern Ukraine protests: presidential candidate Tsarev - The Voice of Russia

 

Presidential Candidate Tigipko: situation in southeast of Ukraine cannot be resolved by force - ITAR-TASS

 

Ukraine’s far-right leader calls for Right Sector’s total mobilization - RT News

 

VIDEO: Appeal Of The Right Sector Leader Dmytro Yarosh To The People Of Ukraine - Euromaidan PR

 

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Biden to Head for Ukraine on Stabilization Mission, will assist on constitutional reform, decentralization, anti-corruption, and free elections - NBC News


Kiev’s use of force in south-eastern Ukraine will foil four-party meeting plan: Lavrov - ITAR-TASS


Lavrov: "Kiev’s constant threats to start storming the buildings occupied by protesters in Donetsk and Lugansk are unacceptable” - ITAR-TASS


Is satellite imagery revealing a Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s borders (PHOTOS)?

 

‘Only widens gap’: Outrage as 20+ Russian journalists barred from entering Ukraine (VIDEO) - RT News

 

Ukraine suspends gas payments to Russia until talks conclude - Reuters

 

Naftogaz of Ukraine CEO offers two solutions to gas problem with Russia - ITAR-TASS

 

Russia sets 4 conditions in return for aid to Ukraine - RT News

 

U.S.-Ukraine Economic and Finance Working Group - state.gov

 

Ukraine, Sweden extend contract on nuclear fuel supplies for Ukrainian NPP - ITAR-TASS

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 12, 2014

 

Kiev hands over autonomous powers to regional governments to defuse the crisis in pro-Russian east - Telegraph


PM Arseny Yatsenyuk pledged to push through a law allowing regional referendums in the country - RT


PM Yatseniuk: Constitutional reform aims to give more powers to the regions - nrcu.gov.ua


VIDEO (English): Ukrainian PM says government is ready for dialogue with eastern regions - theguardian.com


Yatsenyuk says he wants to have ‘good relations’ with Moscow - ITAR-TASS


Alfa anti-riot police refuses to storm protesters-occupied buildings in the east Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk: the local media  - ITAR-TASS

 

Pro-Russia miners take to Donetsk streets in uprising that mimics Kyiv protests - canada.com

 

VIDEO: Pro-Russia miners reinforce frontline in Donetsk - YouTube

 

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Woman’s desperate protest in Luhansk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Protest Leader Brandishes AK-47 At Pro-Russian Rally In Luhansk - rferl.org

 

Clashes, disappearance mar Party of Regions presidential hopeful’s campaign in Odessa (VIDEOS) - RT News

 

VIDEO: Pro and anti-Russian protesters violently clash in Odessa after pro-EU demonstrators try to prevent a Party of Regions presidential candidate from leaving his hotel - YouTube

 

Pro-federalization rally continues in Kharkov - The Voice of Russia

 

Mystery Surrounds Death of Fiery Ukrainian Activist of the Nationalist Group Right Sector - NYTimes.com

 

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Four-way Ukraine talks between the United States, EU, Russia and Ukrainian government set for April 17 - AFP


Russia has no desire to take over eastern Ukraine, No soldiers or spies there: Lavrov - AFP


Russia supports keeping Ukraine's current borders: Lavrov - The Voice of Russia


Rising anti-Russia sentiment threatens Europe stability: Moscow - Yahoo News

 

Russia calls on US to persuade Ukraine authorities not to use force - Voice of Russia

 

Exclusive: Key General Splits With Obama Over Ukraine - The Daily Beast

 

US, French Warships Have Entered Black Sea - RIA Novosti

 

State Department Again Denies Presence of US Mercenaries in Ukraine - RIA Novosti

 

US sanctions Crimea's breakaway leaders - Sky News Australia

 

Lions, tigers could starve due to Ukraine-Russia conflict, Animals at a Crimean safari park face starvation as Ukrainian banks have blocked the park's accounts - The Washington Post

 

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Hints of possible deal on Ukraine gas emerge at G20 - Yahoo News


EU set to help Ukraine pay gas bills: Oettinger - Yahoo News


Putin: Russia guarantees gas commitments to European countries, will not stop gas to Ukraine but will have to switch to advance payments - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine pays too high price for Russian gas, State Department says - nrcu.gov.ua

 

Ukraine prepares to sue Gazprom in Stockholm arbitration - nrcu.gov.ua

 

Ukraine turns to Germany and France for gas - France 24

 

Ukraine Sees $7 Billion IMF Funding This Year - Bloomberg

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 11, 2014

 

Pro-Russia Separatists Reject Amnesty Offer in Ukraine Standoff, “We demand a referendum on federalization so that the will of the people is heard” - Reuters


VIDEO: Pro-Russian separatists reject Kiev's amnesty - Al Jazeera


Standoff between gvt, protesters intensifies, 24 hours before Kiev ultimatum ends (VIDEOS) - RT News


VIDEO: People trying to stop the Ukrainian armored vehicles close to Donetsk, protesters dig into the occupied building - YouTube


Demonstrators in Donetsk plan to create ‘people’s army’ - ITAR-TASS


'Nothing to lose' say armed pro-Russians in Ukraine's Lugansk - Yahoo News


1,500 residents in Luhansk gather to defend Security Service building - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Dawn breaks on Donetsk's barricades, men and women reading newspapers, having breakfast, etc - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Many Riot Police now side with anti-Kiev protestors in Donesk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: People watching the 25th Airborne Brigade (Armed Forces of Ukraine) moving to Donetsk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Barricades in Luhansk in front of the Security Service building - YouTube

 

VIDEO (Russian): Formation and Statement of armed protesters in Luhansk - YouTube

 

VIDEO (Russian): Interview with armed protesters in Luhansk - YouTube

 

Thousands to rally Sunday for federalism in Kharkiv - The Voice of Russia

 

Detainees involved in Kharkiv regional administration occupation arrested for 60 days - ITAR-TASS

 

In Ukraine’s city of Donetsk, Russia and the Great Patriotic War exert their influence - The Washington Post

 

NATO: Satellite images reveal Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border (PHOTOS) - The Guardian

 

NATO Allied Command Operations: Imagery Reveals Destabilizing Russian Forces Near Ukraine Border (PHOTOS) - ACO

 

NATO builds its naval presence in the Black Sea: Russian Defense Ministry - ITAR-TASS

 

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Putin Says Further Violations by Ukraine to Pay Its Debt Will Compel Russia to Cut Off Gas - RIA Novosti


TEXT: Putin’s letter to European leaders on Ukraine's gas debt - Reuters


Russia Won’t Cut Gas-Oil Flow to Europe, German Economists Say - Bloomberg


Slovakia seeks gas talks with Ukraine, Russia, EU; Hungary set to supply Kiev - Reuters

 

Slovakia Wants EU to Guarantee Payments for Reverse Gas Flows to Ukraine - WSJ.com

 

Security in threat if decision on US nuclear fuel for Ukraine NPPs political - ITAR-TASS

 

Hryvnia Falls to Record as Ukraine Bonds Extend Slump - Businessweek

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 10, 2014

 

Kiev gives pro-Russian protesters 48 hours to end their occupation, telling them to leave the public buildings or face “forceful” action - Telegraph


Separatists in east Ukraine call on Putin for help after Kiev warns of force - Reuters


Ukraine's defiant armed separatists prepare for long siege - Reuters


Ukraine separatists free hostages from seized building - usatoday.com


Protesters and representatives of the Ukrainian authorities meet for negotiations - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Donetsk separatists remain defiant - CNN

 

VIDEO: Tires, sacks & razor wire: Donetsk protesters barricade for independence - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Heavy Artillery outside Donetsk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Donetsk governor says won't use force vs. occupiers - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Separatists in Ukraine: Luhansk standoff continues as Kiev blames Kremlin agents - YouTube

 

VIDEO: In Lugansk masked members of the group Southeast Command express firm readiness to protect their interests with arms - YouTube

 

Ukraine's Richest Man Akhmetov Gambles on Peacemaker Role - VOA

 

Akhmetov says Donbas is part of Ukraine, is against use of force to quell the protest in Donetsk - kyivpost.com

 

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U.S., Russia, Ukraine and EU to meet on Ukraine crisis - Reuters


Lavrov says four-way talks on Ukraine must foster internal dialogue - Reuters


Kerry: US uses influence with Kiev to prod it into starting national dialogue to normalise the situation in the southeast of the country - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine: Lavrov and Kerry urge all sides to refrain from violence - euronews


Vladimir Putin has high hopes of positive outcome for Ukraine summit - theguardian.com


Putin asks government, Gazprom to refrain from asking advance payment for gas with Ukraine until after consultations between both sides - The Voice of Russia

 

Putin: Russia doesn't recognize Ukrainian authorities, but will help with its economy - The Voice of Russia

 

Ukraine’s overall debt to Russia stands at $16 billion: Dmitry Medvedev - ITAR-TASS

 

Analysts Say Russia Plotting for Ukrainian Influence not Invasion, It wants Kiev to adopt a federal system of government - NYTimes.com

 

Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Share Russia Troops Intel With Ukraine - The Daily Beast

 

US diplomat tweets photo of Russian army build-up near Ukraine - smh.com.au

 

Second US Navy destroyer heads to Black Sea - RT News

 

NATO general: U.S. troops may be sent to E. Europe over Ukraine - KOMO News

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 9, 2014

 

Ukraine tries to quell pro-Moscow uprisings, retaking occupied headquarters in Kharkiv but watching protesters consolidate their hold in Donetsk - AP


Donetsk activists fortify barricades after police clear Kharkiv protest site - theguardian.com


Ukraine Stiffens Penalties for Separatism - RIA Novosti


Ukraine Parliament Devolves Into Brawl Amid Russia Crisis (VIDEO) - huffingtonpost.com


VIDEO: Ukraine raids pro-Russian separatists in the Eastern region - Al Jazeera


VIDEO: Ukraine Authorities: Kharkiv Protesters Out - AP


Clashes in Ukraine's Kharkiv after protesters proclaim region's independence (VIDEOS) - RT News

 

Ukrainian interior minister threatens to sack 30% of Kharkiv police staff - ITAR-TASS

 

Police Has No Plans to Storm Donetsk Regional Administration Building: Official - RIA Novosti

 

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Inside protesters' Donetsk 'republic' - BBC News 

 

Kiev pursues wrong policy - Donetsk mayor - The Voice of Russia

 

Tanks heading for Ukraine’s Lugansk on Kiev order - The Voice of Russia

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Tanks heading for Ukraine’s Lugansk on Kiev order - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Lugansk protesters bed in outside SBU office - YouTube

 

Ukrainian movie releasers say will not run number of Russian movies - ITAR-TASS

 

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Russia warns of civil war if Ukraine uses force over eastern revolts - CNN.com


Russian FM calls on Kiev, Washington to recognize interests of all Ukraine regions - RT News


Russia wants Ukraine's east and south represented in international talks to resolve crisis: Lavrov - The Voice of Russia


Russia expects new Ukraine constitution draft to be presented ahead of Russia-US-EU-Ukraine talks: Lavrov - The Voice of Russia


VIDEO: Interview with Ukraine's acting foreign minister Andriy Deshchytsia - Bloomberg Television

 

Kerry Accuses Moscow of 'Unmistakable' Covert Ops in Eastern Ukraine, says Russian special forces of orchestrating "chaos" in eastern Ukraine this week to set the stage for a possible invasion - foreignpolicy.com

 

VIDEO: John Kerry: Russian Agents Trying to Destabilize Ukraine - ABC News

 

Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine, Employees of the security contracting company Greystone - NBCNews.com

 

US Contractor Greystone Denies Its 'Mercenaries' in Ukraine - ABC News

 

VIDEO: Are Mystery Soldiers in Ukraine US Mercenaries? - YouTube

 

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Russia's Gazprom says Ukraine has failed to pay for its March gas supplies, but does not say whether the company would take any action against Kiev - Reuters


Ukraine plans to pay Russia for gas after price reduction - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine Says Russian Gas Transit to Europe Under Threat - RIA Novosti

 

Russia's import from Ukraine decreases by 30.5% in January-February - ITAR-TASS: Economy

 

IMF Downgrades Russia’s Economic Prospects Amid Ukraine Tensions - RIA Novosti

 

Ukrainian Crisis Could Cause Russian Economy To Fall 1.8% in 2014: World Bank - RIA Novosti

 

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Ukraine/Syria News - Apr 8, 2014

 

Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent republic - The Washington Post


East Ukraine Protesters Request Russian 'Peacekeepers' - The Moscow Times


VIDEO (English subtitles): Donetsk protesters claim independence from Ukraine and ask Russia for military help - theguardian.com


Russian agitators infiltrate eastern Ukraine though the "volunteers" may not all be acting on orders from Moscow - usatoday.com


VIDEO: Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov Blames Moscow For Unrest In Eastern Cities - rferl.org

 

Turchynov Sets Up Crisis-Response Headquarters, Orders SBU Take Antiterrorist Measures Towards Armed Separatists - Ukranian News

 

Address of Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov in connection with developments in the eastern oblasts of Ukraine -Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

 

Tymoshenko says crisis in Donetsk can be resolved peacefully, believes it necessary to carry out administrative reform, elect the regional authorities and preserve the law on regional languages - ITAR-TASS

 

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White House Warns Russia Against Further Moves in Ukraine - VOA


Kerry warns Lavrov Russia faces 'costs' if it further destabilizes Ukraine - THE DAILY STAR


VIDEO: Kerry warns Russia faces 'costs' if destabilizes Ukraine - YouTube


US says will not recognize referendum in East Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


Lavrov tells Kerry Russia insists on constitutional reforms in Ukraine, its non-allied status - The Voice of Russia


In a phone conversation with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa, Lavrov urges Kiev to build national dialogue with all regions - ITAR-TASS


Russia tells Ukraine to stop blaming it for problems - Reuters

 

Sergei Lavrov Op-Ed: It’s not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine - The Guardian

 

Russia tells Kiev not to use force in southeast Ukraine - Reuters

 

Russian Foreign Ministry is concerned about additional army forces arriving to east of Ukraine - The Voice of Russia

 

Russian Lawmakers Mull Trip to Ukraine’s Donetsk Basin - RIA Novosti

 

Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk is Different From Crimea – Russian Lawmaker - RIA Novosti

 

Russian peacekeepers can't be sent to eastern Ukraine without UN approval: Russian senator - Interfax

 

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Seymour Hersh on Obama, Erdogan, the Syrian rebels and the Syria chemical attack · LRB


VIDEO (and Transcript): Interview with Seymour Hersh on the Potential Turkish Role in Syria Chemical Strike - Democracy Now


Turkey, US dismiss Seymour Hersh report on Syria chemical attack - hurriyetdailynews.com


Statement: White House Refutes Seymour Hersh on the Syria chemical attack - WashingtonPoint


VIDEO: UN on Chemical Attack in Syria and Seymour Hersh - YouTube

 

Who Attacked Ghouta with Chemical Weapons?: Ridiculed Jobar Lab actually was Sarin Related - whoghouta.blogspot.com

 

UN Report Discusses Alleged Chemical IED Attack Against Syrian Solders In Jobar - aug21st.com

 

Seymour Hersh's Volcano Problem - Brown Moses Blog

 

What Does Seymour Hersh Knows About Volcano Rockets? - Brown Moses Blog

 

Analysis Of Recovered Chemical Weapons Found In Syria - aug21st.com

 

Why Nigel Farage Has It All Wrong: Smoking Guns, Hexamine, And Syrian Sarin - Brown Moses Blog

 

Who Attacked Ghouta with Chemical Weapons?: Hexamine Again - whoghouta.blogspot.com

 

ARCHIVE: Who Attacked Ghouta with Chemical Weapons?: The Conclusion - whoghouta.blogspot.com

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 7, 2014

 

Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm offices in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv - BBC News


Ukraine President Turchynov cancels visit to Lithuania over unrest, convenes a meeting of the law enforcement ministries and services - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov vows to restore order in eastern Ukraine without using violence - Al Jazeera English


Ukraine agency: Authorities dismantle group plotting anti-government attack - AP


Kidnapped Ukrainian journalist found dead, Friends of the right-wing Svoboda member Sergiyenko say he was tortured before being killed - The Guardian


VIDEO: Ukraine: Pro-Russia activists seize Donetsk government building - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Participants from a large pro-Russian rally in Donetsk demanding a referendum on the region, similar to the one that led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia - euronews

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Protesters storm Kharkov government building - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Protesters raise Russian flag in Ukrainian city Kharkov - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Kharkov protest rails against Kiev govt, demands own referendum - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Pro-Russia protesters storm Lugansk State Security building - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukraine’s Odessa joins massive pro-Russian rallies across Southeast - YouTube

 

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Kiev sees Russian federalization plans as attempt to destroy Ukraine - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Ukraine President Turchynov rejects Russian call for Ukraine to become federal state - YouTube


Tymoshenko: For Putin, a federal system is a means to ultimately incorporate Ukraine’s eastern and southern regions into the Russian Federation - inquirer.net


Ridding Ukraine of corruption is vital, says leading presidential candidate Poroshenko - Yahoo News

 

IRI poll of Ukraine citizens: 52% want EU membership (up from 42% in Sept 2013), 27% want Russian Customs Union (down from 37%) - Twitter / danielrhamilton

 

POLL (FULL REPORT): IRI Public Opinion Survey: Residents of Ukraine, March 14 – 26 - iri.org

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 6, 2014

 

Ukraine PM eyes arbitration if Russia doesn't cut gas price, "We are not trying to break our contract but to set up a fair price like in Europe" - Reuters


Ukraine looks to EU for gas imports as Russian prices leap, PM Yatseniuk says “reverse flows” could save Ukraine $150 per 1,000 cubic meters - Reuters


It could take until next winter to make the adjustments needed for large EU reverse gas flows to Ukraine - Reuters


Reverse gas flow from Europe to Ukraine technically and legally disputable: Gazprom CEO - The Voice of Russia


Ukraine stores natural gas enough for one month: Minister - The Voice of Russia

 

Third of Ukrainians will not feel rise in gas prices - PM Yatseniuk - Ukrinform

 

Ukraine moves to crack Russia's hold on its nuclear power - CSMonitor.com

 

Ukraine eyes coal after Russian gas price hike, a polluting resource whose consumption has imperilled the air quality - Business Recorder

 

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Moody’s downgrades Ukraine to ‘default imminent’ - RT Business


Ukraine Targets $13.5 Billion Aid in 2014 as EU Warns Russia - Businessweek


Russia seeks over $11 bn in 'debt' from Ukraine - GlobalPost


Biden says aid from the US and other countries would help Ukraine meet its most pressing needs - AFP


Interview with the Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt - Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine

 

White House hopes for European shale gas face headwinds, it will evolve over time but certainly more slowly than it has in the U.S. - WashingtonExaminer.com

 

VIDEO: How Ukraine's high energy costs and U.S. shale gas are shaping energy geopolitics - WSJ Live

 

Gas prices in Europe to rise 50%, if it abandons Russia’s supplies: Russia Energy Minister - jhaines6.wordpress.com

 

Russian energy minister confirms plans to build Russia-Crimea pipeline - Oil and Gas Technology

 

If Ukraine quits CIS or signs an agreement on association with the European Union, Russia to take measures to protect agro market: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev - ITAR-TASS

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 4, 2014

 

Russia raises gas prices for Ukraine by 80 percent - Reuters


Russia to Charge Ukraine More Than Germany as Gas Discounts End - Bloomberg


Moscow Calls on Ukraine to Pay Down Its $2.2 Billion Gas Debt - ABC News


Russia Foreign Ministry: Ukraine’s overall debt to Russia after the termination of the Black Sea Fleet agreements stands at $10-11 billions - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine says $485 per cubic meter too high price for gas, it would be less costly for Ukraine to import gas from Europe - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Ukraine PM: Russian gas price hike "absolutely unacceptable" - CCTV.com English


Europeans plan to create consortium and buy Ukrainian gas transit system - ITAR-TASS

 

US, EU hail Ukraine’s drive to diversify natural gas supplies - ITAR-TASS

 

The Curse of Russian Energy: Despite U.S. and EU sanctions against Russia, it is business as usual between European companies and Russia’s energy sector - Carnegie Europe

 

US-based Financial Research Company: Europe Risks Losses of $215 Billion by Stopping Russian Gas Imports - CI˙HAN

 

What future for EU's energy supply? The Ukraine crisis has prompted the EU to speed up its energy strategy rethink. But the bloc is divided - DW.DE

 

Europe energy: Russian addiction, American seduction (VIDEO) - euronews

 

INTERACTIVE CHART: How Europe can replace Russian gas - Bruegel.org

 

Ukraine ‘spillover’ could wreck world economy: IMF chief Lagarde - RT Business

 

Russia Helped Ukraine, But Now Ukraine Needs More, IMF's Lagarde Says - forbes.com

 

VIDEO (Transcript): Interview with IMF chief Lagarde on the hurdles blocking global economic growth - pbs.org

 

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Ukraine Implicates Ex-President and Russia in Protesters’ Deaths - NYTimes.com


Ukraine detains 12 riot police on suspicion of 'mass murder’ of protesters - Reuters


Ukraine security chief: Alfa special force suppressed Kiev riots - ITAR-TASS

 

No Berkut troops among ‘Maidan snipers’: Ukrainian special forces veteran - RT News

 

Pro-Russian protests diminish in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region - The Washington Post

 

Donetsk Billboard Bids 'Goodbye' to Russia Ahead of Unity Rally - The Moscow Times

 

Will Ukraine become a neutral, federal state? - Georgia Straight

 

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VIDEO: 'We’ll retaliate if Russia attacks' Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk - BBC News


Ukraine steps up security measures to guard border with Russia - ITAR-TASS


Yatsenyuk: Kiev hopes for NATO assistance in upgrading Ukrainian army - ITAR-TASS


Russia says wants answers on NATO troops in eastern Europe - Reuters

 

Russia recalls chief military representative to NATO - RT News

 

Pentagon Suspends Missile Shield Talks with Russia over Ukraine | World | RIA Novosti

 

Russia says troops to pull back from Ukraine border - CBS News

 

Russia arrests 25 Ukrainians for sabotage - The Washington Post

 

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Ukraine News - Apr 3, 2014

 

Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days: NATO general Breedlove - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Interview with Gen. Breedlove on Ukraine crisis - YouTube


Breedlove: Ukraine situation shows need for US forces in Europe - Stripes


NATO to Firm Up Its Presence in Eastern Europe as It Halts Cooperation With Russia - NYTimes.com


VIDEO: NATO Suspends Cooperation with Russia Over Ukraine Crisis - Boston.com


Ukraine to Hold Military Exercises with European, NATO Allies - VOA


Defense Officials in Ukraine for Consultations - Defense.gov

 

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Secretary Hagel (Russia and Ukraine Excerpts) - Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine

 

U.S. Looking to Reassure NATO Allies About Ukraine - Defense.gov

 

U.S. Sends More Marines to Romania, Navy Vessel to Black Sea -  Defense.gov

 

U.S. sends 10 F-15 jets to Baltic states [VIDEO] - UPI.com

 

NASA suspends contact with Russia over Ukraine crisis - The Verge

 

Bulgaria Wary as Russia Steps Up Military Flights Over Black Sea - VOA

 

VIDEO: Russia pulls out battalion from near Ukraine, sends military hardware into Crimea - Yahoo News

 

Putin Signs Law Terminating Black Sea Fleet Agreements with Ukraine - RIA Novosti

 

Analysis: Crimea intervention - The increasing sophistication of Russia's military resurgence - IHS Jane's 360

 

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Putin tells Merkel interests of Ukraine regions must be protected, wants Western states to press the Kiev government to grant broad autonomy - Yahoo News


Russia's Foreign Ministry urges the Ukrainian government to adopt a more balanced constitution to protect minority populations - RIA Novosti


Russia Duma formulates measures to preserve Ukrainian integrity: every region to elect its own authorities and Russian as a state language - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine Says It Will Hand More Power to Regions, Government Approves Plan Allowing Election of Regional Governors - WSJ.com

 

Donetsk regional council demands official status for Russian language - ITAR-TASS

 

Language conflict: Different tongues, common homes in Ukraine - The Economist

 

Former U.S. State Department official Josh Cohen: A Federal Model for Ukraine - The Moscow Times

 

Ukraine Moves to Disarm Paramilitary Groups - NYTimes.com

 

Moscow Insists Ukraine Government Take Decisive Steps to Disarm Radicals - RIA Novosti

 

According to the interior ministry Ukraine far-right leader Sashko Bily 'shot himself’ while police were wrestling him to the ground - BBC News

 

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POLL: 80 percent of American voters are "concerned" that the Ukraine crisis could lead to a larger regional conflict, with U.S. military involvement - silive.com


POLL: Americans Are Deeply Conflicted Over The Crisis In Ukraine (VIDEO) - huffingtonpost.com


POLL: Most Russians Would Back Kremlin In Case of War With Ukraine, Poll Says - The Moscow Times


POLL: Russians Unconcerned About Western Sanctions Over Crimea – Poll - RIA Novosti


US, EU discuss energy options amid push to rely less on Russia - EUROPE ONLINE

 

Joint Press Statement EU-U.S. Energy Council - state.gov

 

Russia Tightens Pressure on Ukraine With Rise in Natural Gas Price - NYTimes.com

 

Kerry to Russia: Don't use energy as a weapon in Ukraine crisis - CSMonitor.com

 

Ukraine to discuss import prices with Russia’s largest gas producer - ITAR-TASS

 

Gazprom says CEO, EU favour mutually beneficial relations - Reuters

 

U.S. to wean Europe, Ukraine off Russian gas - THE DAILY STAR

 

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"Our Energy Moment": The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propaganda campaign. As it turns out, the oil and gas industry's push to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") plays the same game.

"Our Energy Moment": The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propaganda campaign. As it turns out, the oil and gas industry's push to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") plays the same game.

Ukraine News - Mar 31, 2014

 

US, Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock - Boston Herald


Russia urges West to back 'federal' solution for Ukraine - Yahoo News


VIDEO (and transcript): Interview with Lavrov on Ukraine - RT News


Kerry Says Federalization of Ukraine as Proposed by Russia Is up to Ukrainians, they have to agree to a road ahead - MSNBC


VIDEO: Kerry: No decisions about Ukraine without Ukraine - YouTube


Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry: Federalization is the complete capitulation of Ukraine, its dismemberment and destruction of its statehood - Euromaidan PR


Kharkov, Odessa, Donetsk regions demand autonomy for southeastern Ukraine: Russian media - The Voice of Russia

 

In A Divided Donetsk, Russians And Ukrainians Vie For Support (AUDIO) - NPR

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Donetsk divided as pro-Russia activists push for referendum - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Loyalties divided in Ukraine's Odessa - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Odessa - Ukraine! No war! No russian occupation! 1000m flag! - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Pro Russia protesters take over Ukraine's Lugansk city - YouTube

 

Senate Intel chair: Crimea’s gone - CNN.com Blogs

 

Crimean Tatars, opposed to Russian occupation of Crimea, plan to declare autonomous territory within Crimea - UPI.com

 

VIDEO: Abduction of Crimean Tatar Reshat Akhmetov caught on camera, He was found dead on March 15, 2014 - Twitter / Euromaidan

 

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Russia says it has “no intention” of invading Ukraine - CBS News


Tour of Ukraine-Russia Border Finds No Signs of Military Buildup - NBC News.com


Kerry: Ukraine progress must include pullback of Russian forces currently massing on border and creating fear, intimidation - usatoday.com


Final US Congressional Approval Expected for 1 Billion Ukraine Aid (VIDEO) - VOA


U.S. sends top NATO general back to Europe over Ukraine crisis - Reuters

 

US ships 300,000 MREs to Ukraine military - TheHill

 

Ukraine crisis prompts new look at US defense cuts - Bloomberg

 

White House Fact Sheet: NATO-Related Military Buildup In Europe After The Ukraine Crisis - Liberty RoundTable

 

Putin submits proposals on denouncing some Russia-Ukraine agreements on Black Sea Fleet - ITAR-TASS

 

After Crimea, Moldova too fears unwanted events on road to EU - Reuters

 

US vows $10m Moldova to boarder security with Ukraine - brecorder.com

 

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What are they hiding?: Some Serious Problems with the FBI’s Killing of a Witness in Florida

By Dave Lindorff


In the voluminous report issued by Florida State’s Attorney Jeff Ashton’s Office on the killing in Orlando last May 22 of a witness/suspect under interrogation by the FBI -- an investigation that concluded that the shooting was “justified” -- there is not a single mention of the bruise and contusion on the left side of Todashev’s head.


Egypt News - Mar 27


U.S. Warns Against Executing Brotherhood Members, It may affect the aid that Washington provides to Cairo - Israel National News


John Kerry Press Statement: Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egypt - state.gov


UN: Death penalty against 529 individuals in Egypt breaches international human rights law - middleeastmonitor.com


VIDEO: Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: UN condemns Egyptian mass death sentences - YouTube


HRW, Amnesty condemn Egypt death sentences - Cairo Post


Defendants were falsely recorded as present and lawyers barred from Minya courtroom ahead of mass death sentences: Defence - Ahram Online


Most Minya Convicts Not Brotherhood Members: Lawyer - haberler.com


Egyptian doctor faces life on the run after mass death sentences - Reuters


VIDEO: Egypt: Reactions in Minya to the Death Sentences in Brotherhood Mass Trial - YouTube


Students in Egypt protest mass death sentences - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Egypt unrest: one killed during clashes in Cairo after mass death sentence - YouTube


VIDEO: Clashes erupt in Alexandria, Egypt after mass death sentence - YouTube


Brotherhood head, 682 others tried in Egypt after mass death sentence - Reuters


Egypt: Proceedings go ahead despite lawyers’ boycott - The Scotsman


VIDEO: Egypt lawyers boycott new mass trial of Islamists after 528 sentenced to death - One News Page


Egypt prosecutor orders other mass trials of 919 Islamists - Washington Times


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Top general Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to run for president in Egypt - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Egypt: Al-Sisi announces presidential bid as fresh unrest hits Cairo - euronews


Egyptian sources: Sisi is urgently seeking completion of new arms deal with Russia - JPost


Egypt facing an arms supply problem, considering importing weapons from Russia: Interior minister - Ahram Online


Egypt mulls economic cooperation, free trade zone with Russia's customs union - THE DAILY STAR


Russian industrial zone to be established in Egypt - Daily News Egypt


Egypt says eyes Russian liquefied gas: Minister - Daily News Egypt


VIDEO ARCHIVE: Russia’s Putin gives supports to Sisi's bid for Egypt presidency in February - YouTube


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Florida State’s Attorney takes a dive on FBI slaying probe Two Law Enforcement Officers, Two Stories of a Witness Killing: Who’

By Dave Lindorff

 

The Florida State’s Attorney for the Orlando region, Jeffrey Ashton, today released his conclusion at the end of a 10-month investigation into the FBI slaying of Ibragim Todashev, a suspected witness in the Boston bombing case, saying that he will not be prosecuting the agent. Ashton ruled that the killing, in which the agent, at the end of a nearly 5-hour May 21 interrogation in Todashev’s Orlando apartment, fired seven bullets into Todashev, killing him justifiably, after being attacked.


Ukraine News - Mar 22

 

Putin signs reunification laws for Crimea, Sevastopol - The Voice of Russia


Crimea: Putin Orders Fireworks in Moscow to Celebrate Annexation Treaty - ibtimes.co.uk


VIDEO: Moscow and Crimea light up skies with fireworks to celebrate reunion - YouTube


VIDEO: Fireworks burst in Sevastopol after Crimea is declared Russian - YouTube


Russia says it will build up military presence in Crimea - Reuters


Pro-Russia militiamen seize Ukrainian ships at gunpoint - NY Daily News


VIDEO: Gunmen storm Ukrainian warship in Crimea - YouTube


Crimea's Pro-Russian Militants To Join Russian Armed Forces - defensenews.com


Why Crimea is so important to Russia, It is an important hub to project Russia’s naval power on a global platform - Guardian 

 

Crimea's Strategic Value to Russia - Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Crisis in Ukraine: Russia Extends its Control over the Black Sea and Strategic Waterways - Finland Times

 

Current Status of the Russian Black Sea Fleet - Matthew Aid

 

Here Are The Ships In Russia's Legendary Black Sea Fleet (PHOTOS) - Business Insider

 

To understand what Russia has done you have to recognise Sevastapol’s crucial role in history, The Black Sea port is both symbolically and strategically vital - The Independent

 

Who's that guy in the sweater? Mystery of Putin's Crimea-deal pal solved: He is Alexei Chaly, de facto mayor of Sevastopol - MarketWatch

 

VIDEO: Black Sea Fleet service members patrol Sevastopol streets - YouTube

 

Crimea's glamorous new attorney general becomes web hit after press conference goes viral (PHOTOS) - NY Daily News

 

Natalia Poklonskaya: Crimean Attorney General Becomes Surprise Japanese Anime Viral Hit - ibtimes.co.uk

 

VIDEO (English subtitles): Crimea's Attorney General Natalia Poklonskaya become a new internet phenomenon - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Natalia Poklonskaya Japanese Anime Viral Hit - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Natalia Poklonskaya conquer Europe - YouTube

 

VIDEO (English subtitles): Natalia Poklonskaya about Ukraine government criminal case against her - YouTube

 

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European Union signs landmark political deal with Ukraine - Reuters


VIDEO: EU signs political association pact with Ukraine - DW.DE


What's in the EU-Ukraine agreement? - GlobalPost


EU Adds $1.4Bln to Ukrainian Aid After Political Deal Signed - RIA Novosti


EU imposes new sanctions against Russia after Putin signs bill annexing Crimea - Fox News


VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: EU extends sanctions over Crimea - YouTube


VIDEO: EU full press conference: Ukraine deal signed, expanded sanctions against Russia (recorded live feed) - YouTube


Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia - azcentral.com


President Putin mocks US sanctions, vows not to retaliate - RT News

 

Russian shares plummet as Western sanctions hit key sectors - The Independent

 

Sanctions on Russia: Why a lot more than Europe's energy is at stake (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com

 

EU leaders accelerate quest to reduce energy reliance on Russia - Reuters

 

Russia, West ‘doomed to agree’ on gas supply issues - cnbc.com

 

Can Europe Wean Itself Off Russian Gas? - NPR

 

EU options on Russian energy stranglehold few and pricy - Reuters

 

Nuclear industry hopes Ukraine crisis to boost business in Europe - Reuters

 

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Ukraine has no more Black Sea Fleet gas discount - Presidential spokesman - The Voice of Russia


Russia may demand $11 bn back by revoking fleet hosting deal with Ukraine – Medvedev - RT Business


Europe, Ukraine Discuss Pipeline Upgrades, Reversals - Natural Gas Intelligence

 

Crimea loss to cost Ukraine hundreds of billions of dollars - GlobalPost

 

This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine - washingtonpost.com

 

Far Right Politicians Beat Up Ukraine TV Chief – Apparently the vehemently pro-Ukrainian men were not happy with the media outlet's recent coverage of Russia - AP

 

VIDEO: Far Right Politicians Beat Up Ukraine TV Chief – Apparently the vehemently pro-Ukrainian men were not happy with the media outlet's recent coverage of Russia - PolicyMic

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 20

 

VIDEO: President Obama: No U.S. Military Action in Ukraine - NBC 7 San Diego


U.S. defense chief praises Ukraine's restraint in Crimea crisis - Yahoo News


Ukraine to Pull All Its Forces From Crimea, Conceding Loss - NYTimes.com


Ukraine to Deploy More Troops on Border With Russia - RIA Novosti


Pro-Russian Forces Seize Ukraine Navy Headquarters in Crimea - VOA

 

Russia to Build Bridge to Crimea - RIA Novosti

 

VIDEO: Crimea: Ukrainian servicemen vacate Sevastopol naval base - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Russian troops seize Ukrainian navy base in Sevastopol - France 24

 

VIDEO: Official: Ukrainian Soldier killed in Crimea - YouTube

 

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Crimean Tatars Will Have to Vacate Land – Official - RIA Novosti


Crimean Tatars Hardly Reassured by Putin’s Promises of Inclusion - VICE News


Crimea: Tatars Mourn Tortured Father-of-Three Reshat Ametov - ibtimes.co.uk


Crimea: Disappeared Tatar Man Found Killed - Human Rights Watch

 

VIDEO: Ethnic Cleansing Fears: Crimean Tatars mourn first suspected victim of Russian occupation - YouTube

 

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Baltic nations look to Biden for assurance after Russia annexation of Crimea - AP


VIDEO: Joe Biden: We Stand With Baltic Allies, Against Russian Aggression - YouTube


VIDEO: Biden to Russia: US Will Defend NATO Allies - YouTube


U.S. eyes military training in Baltics after Russia 'land grab' - Reuters


In Poland, Biden Promises Allies Protection - NYTimes.com


Poland And Lithuania Wary Of Kaliningrad Being Base Of Next Move From Russia - ibtimes.com

 

AP Interview: Romanian president says Russia has created conflicts around the Black Sea - AP

 

Moldova tells Russia: don't eye annexation here - Yahoo News

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary regards changing Crimea’s status as unlawful - mfa.gov.ua

 

News from Ukraine's diplomatic missions - MFA of Ukraine

 

Bulgarian President Plevneliev calls Consultative Council on National Security meeting on Ukraine - The Sofia Globe

 

Why Belarus Wants to Make Friends with the New Ukrainian Government - Belarus Digest

 

European leaders seek ways to curb dependence on Russian gas - Reuters

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 18

 

U.S., EU set sanctions as Putin recognizes Crimea sovereignty after the 97-percent vote to secede from Ukraine - Reuters


VIDEO (and transcript): Obama announces sanctions after Crimea referendum - The Washington Post


Exclusive: Russia Will Sanction U.S. Senators - The Daily Beast


Europe analysts say sanctions won't dissuade Putin - usatoday


What further sanctions could Russia face? - BBC News


Russia’s $160 Billion Stick Hinders Crimean Sanctions - Bloomberg


Russia’s Unconventional Weapon: Natural Gas - The New Yorker

 

Europe will find it difficult to wean itself off Russian gas - THE DAILY STAR

 

The EU-Russia Energy Game – Who’s in the Lead? The ongoing crisis in Ukraine may well provoke the European Union to lower its dependence on Russian energy supplies - ISN

 

Does Russia Need To Sell Gas More Than The EU Needs To Buy It (GRAPH)? - Zero Hedge

 

Germany To Play Central But Expensive Role in Sanctions against Russia - SPIEGEL ONLINE

 

Gazprom mulls contract changes to keep Europe clients-paper - Reuters

 

US Using Oil to Fight Russian Gas Politics in Ukraine? - oilprice.com

 

Russia tensions risk higher gas prices for Europe, says Eni boss - FT.com

 

Crimea moves to nationalise Ukraine energy firms - GlobalPost

 

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White House statement on Crimean referendum: Illegal poll administered under threats of violence and intimidation from the Russian military - Washington Post


Crimean referendum consistent with intl legal norms, UN Charter - Putin tells Obama - Russia Beyond The Headlines


Evidence that Crimean referendum vote was rigged, Although 38 percent of the Crimean population is ethnically Ukrainian or Tatar, only 3 percent of Crimeans voted against seceding from Ukraine [VIDEO] - UPI.com

 

The Crimean Referendum to Join Russia Was an Unconstitutional Sham - New Republic

 

Crimean ‘referendum at gunpoint’ is a myth, No violations reported and people were free to make their choice: intl observers - RT News

 

International Observers Find Crimean Referendum Strongly and Voluntarily Supported by the Crimean People - PRNewswire

 

VIDEO: Crimean ‘referendum at gunpoint’ is a myth, No violations reported and people were free to make their choice: intl observers - RT News

 

Interview with a pollster: Only 41 percent of Crimeans in the latest KIIS poll, conducted from Feb. 8-18, said Ukraine and Russia should merge into one state - FiveThirtyEight

 

Crimea referendum sees 123 percent turnout in Sevastopol? - The Daily Dot

 

Crimea Referendum Illegitimate says US Legal Scholar - VOA

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 15

 

Central and Eastern Europe Face Economic Threat From Ukraine Crisis - WSJ.com


Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic Urge US Gas Exports Amid Ukraine Crisis - The Slovak Spectator


Eastern Europe: From leaders to ordinary people there is fear that Russia may seek more opportunities for incursions in its former imperial backyard - AP


Baltic States View Ukraine Crisis With Trepidation - WSJ.com


Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are keeping a close eye on events in Ukraine - naturalgaseurope.com


A Baltic perspective on the Ukraine crisis - BUSINESS NEW EUROPE


Poland and Baltics feel heat from Crimea - BBC News

 

President of Poland: "Poland will not accept Crimea split from Ukraine” - president.pl

 

President Basescu: "Romania is unreservedly supporting Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty and recognising the new Ukrainian authorities as the legitimate representatives of the country” - actmedia.eu

 

Romania faces gas import uncertainty if Russia shuts off exports through Ukraine - Romania-Insider.com

 

Bulgarian Foreign Min. Urges Withdrawal of Russian Troops from Crimea - Novinite.com

 

London School of Economics: Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania would be hardest hit by a suspension of Russian gas exports through Ukraine - Стандарт Нюз

 

Slovakia Officially Rejects Crimea Referendum - The Daily Slovakia

 

Slovakia boosts German gas imports as Ukraine cut looms - Reuters

 

Czech PM says the Ukrainian government is legitimate, adding that the referendum is at variance with Ukrainian legislation - PRAGUE POST

 

Moldova alarmed over 'contagious' separatism in Ukraine's Crimea - Reuters

 

EU, U.S. urged to support Ukraine, Moldova in case of Russia s energy blackmail - Ukrinform

 

The Lithuania Seimas strongly condemns Russia's military aggression in Ukraine - The Lithuania Tribune

 

PM: Patriot missiles could be deployed in Lithuania, if needed - The Lithuania Tribune

 

Russia Suspends Some Trade via Lithuanian Port, PM Says - VOA

 

Estonia supports Ukraine's integrity, denies recognition of Crimean referendum - nrcu.gov.ua

 

In wake of Ukraine crisis, Estonia woos ethnic Russians: Expert - The Times of India

 

President Lukashenko: Belarus has not halted cooperation with Ukraine - BELTA

 

Kremlin jets in joint exercise with Belarus - The Australian

 

Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia sign joint military pact to operate under NATO and EU auspices in response to the Ukraine crisis - Channel NewsAsia

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 13

 

Obama, Ukraine premier outline potential opening over Crimea - chicagotribune.com


Remarks by President Obama and Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk after Bilateral Meeting - Official Wire


VIDEO: President Obama Meets with Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine - The White House


Ukraine’s President Op-Ed - NYTimes.com


Statement of G-7 Leaders on Ukraine, calls on Russia to immediately halt actions supporting a referendum on the territory of Crimea - The White House


US Congress Pushes for Expelling Russia From G8 and Imposing Sanctions - RIA Novosti

 

Ukraine bill with sanctions, IMF reforms clears hurdle in U.S. Senate - Reuters

 

Exclusive: EU approves framework for asset freezes, travel bans on Russia - Reuters

 

EU to sign part of association deal with Ukraine next week: Polish PM - Reuters

 

Ukraine’s leaders appeal for financial help as government begins to run out of money - The Washington Post

 

Russian Stocks Drop as Ukraine Fears Continue - RIA Novosti

 

Putin's Ukraine actions may knock Russia's central bank off course - Reuters

 

Putin’s Oligarchs Are Key to War and Peace in Ukraine - The Fiscal Times

 

Crimea to take over Ukraine state firms, gas fields on its territory - NDTV.com

 

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US flexes military might with Ukrainian war games together with Poland - The Scotsman


VIDEO: US uses planned war games with Poland to signal support after Russia’s intervention in Crimea - Yahoo Yahoo UK


U.S. Black Sea naval drills start near Crimea with Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces - chicagotribune.com


NATO sends 2 surveillance planes to Ukraine border - Fox News


Ukraine, Poland To Hold Joint Air Force Drills - defensenews.com


VIDEO: Crimea: Germany assures the Baltic states that they have the full backing of the EU and NATO - DW.DE

 

Romanian Parliament's foreign policy committees adopt Statement for support of Ukraine's European path - actmedia.eu

 

Moldova, Another Former Soviet Republic, Worried Over Russia's Move On Crimea - ibtimes.com

 

Belarus says Russia to send warplanes in response to NATO drills - Yahoo News

 

Ukraine Refocuses Debate on US Missile Defense - Military.com

 

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Ukraine president: Kiev will not use army to stop Crimea secession - theguardian.com


Dwarfed by Russian might, Ukraine plans new defense force - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Ukraine leaders create national guard - brisbanetimes.com.au


Ukraine Accuses Russia of Military Buildup - ABC News

 

Moscow allows Ukraine to carry out emergency observation flight over Russia, "the Russian Armed Forces are conducting no military activities threatening Ukraine's security at its border” - nterfax.com.ua

 

Crimea Pro-Russian Militia Swells as Vote Risks Call to Arms - Bloomberg

 

'The Goblin': Crimean leader who pledges loyalty to Putin - Yahoo News

 

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The New Crimean War: Balls, Brains and History

By John Grant


Making political sense out of the events in Ukraine and Crimea has become great sport. Does it mean a new Cold War? Is Vladimir Putin a better, more “potent” man than Barack Obama? Who has bigger balls?

Ukraine News - Mar 11

 

US will not recognise Crimea referendum, says ambassador - theguardian.com


VIDEO: US Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt Press Conference: Crimea is and should remain a part of Ukraine - YouTube


U.S. Wants Evidence Russia Ready To Ease Ukraine Crisis - rferl.org


Russia risks consequences over Crimea referendum, Cameron and Merkel say - theguardian.com


EU diplomats preparing next level of sanctions on Russia - Reuters


Lavrov: Russia will unveil new Ukraine settlement plan - The Voice of Russia


Hoping to isolate Russia, US woos China on Ukraine - Connecticut Post

 

Obama calls Spain, Kazakh leaders on Ukraine - Yahoo News

 

With eye on Crimea, U.S. starts military drills on Russia's doorstep - Yahoo News

 

NATO: AWACS aircraft to fly over Poland and Romania to “monitor the crisis in Ukraine”-  Air Force Times

 

Russia Reacts to US Warship's Arrival in Black Sea - Military.com

 

POLL: 59% approve of sanctions against Russia, "And there's a big 'no' to the U.S. launching either air strikes against Russian troops in the Ukraine or to sending U.S. ground troops" - CNN.com Blogs

 

VIDEO: How New U.S. Sanctions Will Hit Putin for Crimea - Bloomberg

 

Business Titans in Russia Fear New Front in Ukraine Crisis - NYTimes.com

 

Ukraine Sees Gazprom Charging 37% More for Gas in Q2 - Bloomberg

 

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VIDEO: Crimea crisis: Ukrainian PM pledges not to let go of a ‘single centimetre’ of land - euronews


Ukraine starts army drills as Russian military guards border with Crimea - smh.com.au


VIDEO: Russia Establishes Crimea Supply Route, New Border - Businessweek


Crimea 'soldiers' swear oath before pro-Moscow PM - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Crimea 'soldiers' swear oath before pro-Moscow PM - YouTube


Crimea PM: Preparations for joining Russia already underway  - The Voice of Russia

 

Crimean authorities to nationalise Ukrainian fleet, mineral producing facilities - The Voice of Russia

 

Crimean Tatar Leader Appeals To Obama - haberler.coma

 

Crimean Tatars fear return of Russian rule - Yahoo News

 

VIDEO: Crimean Tatars wary of Russia referendum - YouTube

 

Rival rallies in Crimea chant for Russia and Ukraine - theguardian.com

 

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Rival rallies of protesters in Crimea - YouTube

 

Journalists, Activists Reported Missing In Crimea - rferl.org

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 9

 

Barack Obama calls EU and Balkan leaders, All rejected the proposed referendum in Crimea: White House - Reuters


Readout of the President’s Calls with Presidents of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, UK and Italy PMs and President of France - The White House


Kerry urges Russia to exercise utmost restraint saying that any steps to annex Ukraine's Crimea region would close the door to diplomacy - Yahoo News


Lavrov: "This crisis was not created by us...We are open to an honest dialogue to find a way to help all of Ukraine come out of the crisis" - Voice of Russia


UN Statement: Proposed Crimea referendum ‘worrying and serious’ development:  - United Nations News Centre


China urges calm and restraint in Ukraine - CSMonitor.com

 

Russia threatens to cut Ukraine gas amid Crimea tensions - Yahoo!7

 

EU leaders draw up plans to send gas to Ukraine if Russia cuts off supply - theguardian.com

 

Central European nations appeal to Congress for faster exports of US natural gas - Fox News

 

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Ukraine will not give up Crimea: acting foreign minister - Reuters


Crimean PM says 'no one' can cancel referendum on joining Russia - Reuters


Crimean Tatars wary of Russia referendum, they represents 12-15 percent of Crimea's two million while Russian speakers make up 60 percent - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Crimea Tatars Protest Russian Incursion in Bakhcisarai - YouTube


VIDEO: It’s Ukraine vs. Russia at Rival Protests in Simferapol - NBC News.com


Crimea Speaker denied assertions that Russia is participating in the preparation of the referendum: “We presented Russia with an accomplished fact. They did not expect us to do this, they were at a loss” - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: Crimean parliamentary delegation asks Russian Duma to support Crimea if it decides to join Russia - Reuters.com

 

Crimea Could Prove Expensive Acquisition for Russia - WSJ.com

 

VIDEO: Muscovites divided on controversial Crimea referendum - YouTube

 

Warning shots fired as OSCE mission turned away from Crimea - Yahoo News

 

Crimea's New Leader, a Man With a Murky Past - ABC News

 

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Hillary Clinton: Playing a Dog-Eared “Hitler” Card

By Norman Solomon

The frontrunner to become the next president of the United States is playing an old and dangerous political game -- comparing a foreign leader to Adolf Hitler.

At a private charity event on Tuesday, in comments preserved on audio, Hillary Clinton talked about actions by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the Crimea. “Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the ’30s,” she said.

The next day, Clinton gave the inflammatory story more oxygen when speaking at UCLA. She “largely stood by the remarks,” the Washington Post reported. Clinton “said she was merely noting parallels between Putin’s claim that he was protecting Russian-speaking minorities in Crimea and Hitler’s moves into Poland, Czechoslovakia and other parts of Europe to protect German minorities.”

Clinton denied that she was comparing Putin with Hitler even while she persisted in comparing Putin with Hitler. “I just want people to have a little historic perspective,” she said. “I’m not making a comparison certainly, but I am recommending that we perhaps can learn from this tactic that has been used before.”

Yes indeed. Let’s learn from this tactic that has been used before -- the tactic of comparing overseas adversaries to Hitler. Such comparisons by U.S. political leaders have a long history of fueling momentum for war.

“Surrender in Vietnam” would not bring peace, President Lyndon Johnson said at a news conference on July 28, 1965 as he tried to justify escalating the war, “because we learned from Hitler at Munich that success only feeds the appetite of aggression.”

After Ho Chi Minh was gone, the Hitler analogy went to other leaders of countries in U.S. crosshairs. The tag was also useful when attached to governments facing U.S.-backed armies.

Three decades ago, while Washington funded the contra forces in Nicaragua, absurd efforts to smear the elected left-wing Sandinistas knew no rhetorical bounds. Secretary of State George Shultz said on February 15, 1984, at a speech in Boston: “I’ve had good friends who experienced Germany in the 1930s go there and come back and say, ‘I’ve visited many communist countries, but Nicaragua doesn’t feel like that. It feels like Nazi Germany.’”

Washington embraced Panama’s Gen. Manuel Noriega as an ally, and for a while he was a CIA collaborator. But there was a falling out, and tension spiked in the summer of 1989. Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger said that drug trafficking by Noriega “is aggression as surely as Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland 50 years ago was aggression.” A U.S. invasion overthrew Noriega in December 1989.

In early August 1990, the sudden Iraqi invasion of Kuwait abruptly ended cordial relations between Washington and Baghdad. The two governments had a history of close cooperation during the 1980s. But President George H. W. Bush proclaimed that Saddam Hussein was “a little Hitler.” In January 1991, the U.S. government launched the Gulf War.

Near the end of the decade, Hillary Clinton got a close look at how useful it can be to conflate a foreign leader with Hitler, as President Bill Clinton and top aides repeatedly drew the parallel against Serbia’s president, Slobodan Milosevic. In late March 1999, the day before the bombing of Kosovo and Serbia began, President Clinton said in a speech: “And so I want to talk to you about Kosovo today but just remember this -- it’s about our values. What if someone had listened to Winston Churchill and stood up to Adolf Hitler earlier?”

As the U.S.-led NATO bombing intensified, so did efforts to justify it with references to Hitler. “Clinton and his senior advisers harked repeatedly back to images of World War II and Nazism to give moral weight to the bombing,” the Washington Post reported. Vice President Al Gore chimed in for the war chorus, calling Milosevic “one of these junior-league Hitler types.”

Just a few years later, the George W. Bush administration cranked up a revival of Saddam-Hitler comparisons. They became commonplace.

Five months before the invasion of Iraq, it was nothing extraordinary when a leading congressional Democrat pulled out all the stops. “Had Hitler’s regime been taken out in a timely fashion,” said Rep. Tom Lantos, “the 51 million innocent people who lost their lives during the Second World War would have been able to finish their normal life cycles. Mr. Chairman, if we appease Saddam Hussein, we will stand humiliated before both humanity and history.”

From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, facile and wildly inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Adolf Hitler have served the interests of politicians hell-bent on propelling the United States into war. Often, those politicians succeeded. The carnage and the endless suffering have been vast.

Now, Hillary Clinton is ratcheting up her own Hitler analogies. She knows as well as anyone the power they can generate for demonizing a targeted leader.

With the largest nuclear arsenals on the planet, the United States and Russia have the entire world on a horrific knife’s edge. Nuclear saber-rattling is implicit in what the prospective President Hillary Clinton has done in recent days, going out of her way to tar Russia’s president with a Hitler brush. Her eagerness to heighten tensions with Russia indicates that she is willing to risk war -- and even nuclear holocaust -- for the benefit of her political ambitions.

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Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” Information about the documentary based on the book is at www.WarMadeEasyTheMovie.org.

Ukraine News - Mar 7

 

Obama urges Putin in phone call: De-escalate crisis in Ukraine - Washington Times


Putin tells Obama relations should not suffer over Ukraine, emphasizes importance of Russian-US cooperation for world stability - The Voice of Russia


Readout of President Obama’s call with President Putin of Russia - The White House


Statement by the US President on Ukraine - The White House


US moves on several fronts over proposed Crimea referendum to join the Russian Federation - Fox News


Congress steps up action on Ukraine - usatoday.com


'Visa bans, asset freezes are next': Europe announces three step sanctions against Russia - RT News


Ukraine Crimea Crisis: China Takes Ambiguous Stance in US-Russia Standoff - ibtimes.co.uk

 

Ukraine's interim president says government working to block Crimea referendum - Fox News

 

Russian State Duma will decide on Crimea after referendum: MP - The Voice of Russia

 

Russia analyst: Crimea referendum will take place, with dangerous consequences (VIDEO) - CNN.com Blogs

 

Does Putin really want Crimea within Russia? Maybe not. (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com

 

Crimea vote is no slam dunk for Putin - FT The World

 

Moscow assets, market ratings fall as Crimea votes to join Russia - Reuters

 

Russia Starts Massive Air Defense Drills Amid Crimea Standoff - RIA Novosti

 

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POLL: Do Crimeans actually want to join Russia? Majority support autonomy over union with Russia - washingtonpost.com


POLL: Regional polls show few Ukrainians, Russians want a united, single state - Pew Research Center


POLL: More Than Half of Ukrainians Want to Join EU - The Moscow Times


Crimeans divided on secession referendum - usatoday


In Crimea, old fears and new propaganda sow terror among Russian-speakers - AP

 

Ukrainian military abandoning bases in Crimea after being warned they are now “enemy combatants” - News.com.au

 

Crimean Tatars: Leader Announces Boycott Of Crimea Autonomy Referendum - UNPO

 

VIDEO: Crimean Tatar Leader Announces Referendum Boycott - rferl.org

 

POLL: Large majority of Ukrainians favor early Rada elections and constitutional change - kyivpost.com

 

POLL: Poroshenko tops new Ukrainian presidential poll - kyivpost.com

 

GRAPH: Ukrainian Presidential Poll - Metapolls

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle@gmail.com

 

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