You are hereRussia

Russia


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


----------------------------------------------------

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


----------------------------------------------------

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

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

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


-----------------------------------------------------

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


----------------------------------------------------

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

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

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


-------------------------------------------------------

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


To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

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


-------------------------------------------------

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


To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

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


---------------------------------------------------

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

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

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


-------------------------------------------------

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

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

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


-------------------------------------------------------

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


-------------------------------------------------------

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

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

NATO Forces in Eastern Europe May Lead to Endless War, Hostilities - Expert

RIANOVOSTI

WASHINGTON, August 28 (RIA Novosti), Lyudmila Chernova – The deployment of NATO forces to new bases in Eastern Europe opens new possibilities for endless war and hostilities, New York director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) Alice Slater told RIA Novosti.

The disturbing saber rattling from NATO chief Anders Rasmussen announcing that NATO will deploy troops for the first time in Eastern Europe since the Cold War ended, build a “readiness action plan,” boost Ukraine’s military capacity so that “in the future you will see a more visible NATO presence in the east,” while withdrawing Russia’s invitation to an upcoming NATO meeting in Wales, “opens new possibilities for endless war and hostilities,” Slater said.

The NATO secretary-general told European journalists that the alliance was to deploy its forces in Eastern Europe in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and to counter the threat posed by Russia to the former Soviet Baltic republics.

"It is ironic, that at this moment in history when so many people and nations around the world are acknowledging the 100th anniversary of our planet’s hapless stumble into World War I, great powers and their allies are once again provoking new dangers where governments appear to be sleepwalking towards a restoration of old Cold War battles,” Slater said.

"A barrage of conflicting information is broadcast in the various national and nationalistic media with alternative versions of reality that provoke and stoke new enmities and rivalries across national borders," the expert added.

The nongovernmental organization director noted that with the United States and Russia in possession of more than 15,000 of the world’s 16,400 nuclear weapons, humanity can ill-afford to stand by and permit such conflicting views of history and that opposing assessments of the facts on the ground can lead to a 21st century military confrontation between the great powers and their allies.

"While sadly acknowledging the trauma suffered by the countries of Eastern Europe from years of Soviet occupation, and understanding their desire for the protection of the NATO military alliance, we must remember that the Russian people lost 20 million people during World War II to the Nazi onslaught and are understandably wary of NATO expansion to their borders in a hostile environment," she explained.

"This, despite a promise to Gorbachev when the wall came down peacefully and the Soviet Union ended its post WWII occupation of Eastern Europe, that NATO would not be expanded eastward, beyond the incorporation of East Germany into that rusty Cold War alliance," Slater added.

"Russia has lost the protection of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which the US abandoned in 2001, and warily observes missile bases metastasizing ever closer to its borders in new NATO member states, while the US rejects repeated Russian efforts for negotiations on a treaty to ban weapons in space, or Russia’s prior application for membership in NATO," Slater concluded.

Germany’s Der Spiegel reported Sunday that Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia felt threatened by Russia's intervention in Ukraine and feared of what they described as Russian aggression.

NATO members are scheduled to meet in Wales to discuss the alliance's response to Russia, which it accuses of interfering in Ukrainian affairs.

Ahead of the NATO summit at the end of next week, the four countries have urged the military bloc to mention Moscow as a potential aggressor in its summit communique.

Russia’s Permanent Mission to NATO told RIA Novosti on Monday that Moscow has no plans to participate in any activities during the NATO summit in Wales.

Ukraine News - Aug 27, 2014

 

Russia could lose over 100 bln rubles from EU-Ukraine association, will have to cancel Ukraine’s preferential regime in trade: Putin - interfax.com


VIDEO (English subtitles): Vladimir Putin's Full Speech in Belarus - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT (English): Putin’s full speech in Belarus - kremlin.ru


ARCHIVE: Loss of Ukraine's military-industrial complex will cost Russia $938 million - Russia Beyond The Headlines


Ukraine keen on further dialogue with EU, Eurasian Troika: Poroshenko - interfax.com


Poroshenko calls for consultative mechanisms assessing the damage in trade with Russia in the framework of EU-Ukraine association - interfax


Poroshenko & Putin discuss implementation of Ukraine’s association agreement with EU - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO (Slavic): Poroshenko and Lukashenko statements in Belarus - YouTube


Draft Final Document of Ukraine-Customs Union-EU Meeting Ready: Belarusian Leader - RIA Novosti


Belarus hosts Ukraine talks, strikes neutral position between Moscow and Kyiv - DW.DE


Merkel: Ukraine can go to Eurasian Union - EUobserver


Eurasian Economic Union: host of Minsk talks - WBP Online


---------------------------------------------------

Ukrainian forces capture 10 Russian soldiers, Russian Defense Ministry saying the soldiers probably crossed the border inadvertently - Fox News


VIDEO: Ukraine says video shows Russian soldiers detained in east Ukraine - Reuters


VIDEO (English Subtitles): Interrogation of Russian Paratrooper Captured in Ukraine on August 25 - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Transcript of Interrogation of Russian Paratrooper Captured in Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


Ukraine Doesn't Believe Russian Troops Captured Across The Border Were ‘Lost’ -  Interpreter_Mag


In Ukraine, an armoured column appears out of nowhere, Ukrainian officials said the column was an incursion by Russian troops - Reuters


Heavily Armed 'Men In Green' with Russian Accent Enter East Ukrainian Villages - huffingtonpost.com


VIDEO: Weapons Convoys Seen Rolling in Eastern Ukraine - AP


Powerful Russian Armored Convoy Spotted In Ukraine Headed Toward Lugansk, Complete With T-72 Tanks (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Video Shows Column of Russian Vehicles, Manned By Chechen Fighters, On Ukraine's Border (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEOS, PHOTOS: Russian T-72s spotted in Torez - Ukraine@war


VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, August 26 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


As Peace Talks Approach, Rebels Humiliate Prisoners in Ukraine - NYTimes.com


Ukrainian POWS captured, tortured and probably dead by now? (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

So, I Asked the Russian Ambassador What He Thinks of NATO

The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, spoke at the University of Virginia on Tuesday evening, in an event organized by the Center for Politics, which no doubt has video of the proceedings. Kislyak was once ambassador to Belgium and to NATO.

Kislyak spoke to a packed auditorium and took, I think, well over an hour of questions. He spoke frankly, and the questions he was asked by students, professors, and other participants were polite and for the most part far more intelligent than he would have been asked on, for example, Meet the Press.

He told the audience that Russia had known there were no WMDs in Iraq, and had known that attacking Iraq would bring "great difficulties" to that country. "And look what is happening today," he said.  He made the same comment about Libya. He spoke of the U.S. and Russia working together to successfully remove chemical weapons from the Syrian government. But he warned against attacking Syria now.

There will be no new Cold War, Kislyak said, but there is now a greater divide in some ways than during the Cold War.  Back then, he said, the U.S. Congress sent delegations over to meet with legislators, and the Supreme Court likewise. Now there is no contact.  It's easy in the U.S. to be anti-Russian, he said, and hard to defend Russia.  He complained about U.S. economic sanctions against Russia intended to "suffocate" Russian agriculture.

Asked about "annexing" Crimea, Kislyak rejected that characterization, pointed to the armed overthrow of the Ukrainian government, and insisted that Kiev must stop bombing its own people and instead talk about federalism within Ukraine.

There were remarkably few questions put to the ambassador that seemed informed by U.S. television "news." One was from a politics professor who insisted that Kislyak assign blame to Russia over Ukraine.  Kislyak didn't.

I always sit in the back, thinking I might leave, but Kislyak was only taking questions from the front. So I moved up and was finally called on for the last question of the evening.  For an hour and a half, Kislyak had addressed war and peace and Russian-U.S. relations, but he'd never blamed the U.S. for anything in Ukraine any more than Russia.  No one had uttered the word "NATO."

So I pointed out the upcoming NATO protests. I recalled the history of Russia being told that NATO would not expand eastward. I asked Kislyak whether NATO ought to be disbanded.

The ambassador said that he had been the first Russian to "present his credentials" to NATO, and that he had "overestimated" NATO's ability to work with Russia. He'd been disappointed by NATO actions in Serbia, he said, and Libya, by the expansion eastward, by NATO pressure on Ukraine and Poland, and by the pretense that Russia might be about to attack Poland.

"We were promised," Kislyak said, that NATO would not expand eastward at all upon the reunification of Germany. "And now look." NATO has declared that Ukraine and Georgia will join NATO, Kislyak pointed out, and NATO says this even while a majority of the people in Ukraine say they're opposed. 

The ambassador used the word "disappointed" a few times.

"We'll have to take measures to assure our defense," he said, "but we would have preferred to build on a situation with decreased presence and decreased readiness."

Wouldn't we all.

Join the campaign to shut down NATO.

Sign a petition for an independent investigation into the airplane crash in Ukraine.

Send a note to the Russian Embassy to let them know you're against a new Cold War too.

"Pilots" Drive “Russian Military Vehicles Painted to Look Like Trucks" Into Ukraine ... and Back

 

 


Russia’s Humanitarian ‘Invasion’

 

 

Editor Note:  Official Washington’s war-hysteria machine is running at full speed again after Russia unilaterally dispatched a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian supplies to the blockaded Ukrainian city of Luhansk.

By Ray McGovern

Before dawn broke in Washington on Saturday, “Ukrainian pro-Russian separatists” – more accurately described as federalists of southeast Ukraine who oppose last February’s coup in Kiev – unloaded desperately needed provisions from some 280 Russian trucks in Luhansk, Ukraine. The West accused those trucks of “invading” Ukraine on Friday, but it was a record short invasion; after delivering their loads of humanitarian supplies, the trucks promptly returned to Russia.

What's the truth behind Malaysian Flight 17 downing?: CIA Analysts Won't Support White House Claims of Russian Culpability

By Dave Lindorff


With the US continuing to push its submissive European “allies” towards an ever more confrontational stance towards Russia over the crisis in Ukraine (a crisis initially provoked by the US itself through CIA and State Department actions that led to the overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government), the world appears headed towards a dangerous renewed Cold War between the world’s two nuclear superpowers.


Ukraine News - Aug 20, 2014


Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held Donetsk and Lugansk - Kentucky.com


Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence, and 340,000 displaced - TheJournal.ie


VIDEO: Ukrainian army enters Luhansk in heavy fighting - YouTube


VIDEO: The shelling of the Central Market in Lugansk - YouTube


VIDEO: Urban warfare as Ukraine forces move in on rebel strongholds - euronews


VIDEO: Locals collect bodies after heavy shelling in Makeevka, Donetsk region - YouTube


VIDEO: Donetsk Ukraine residents record alleged phosphorus shelling - Dinar Chronicles


Ukrainian Flag Raised Over Ilovaisk - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, August 19 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


Ukraine bans Russian TV channels for airing war 'propaganda' - Reuters


Ukrainian Businesses Look for Alternatives to Russia - VOA


Ukrainian government to privatize all enterprises except strategic - ITAR-TASS


Ukraine asks Switzerland to hand over frozen assets of Ukraine’s Yanukovych associates - ITAR-TASS


----------------------------------------------------------

Ukraine military: 17 dead, 6 injured after refugee convoy attack - Q13 FOX News


Survivor of attacked convoy says the Ukrainian military was evacuating them when the car was hit by two mortar rounds (VIDEO) - Ukraine@war


Ukraine convoy attack: 'We were riding with white flag' say survivors as 15 bodies retrieved (VIDEO) - Telegraph


VIDEO: Video purporting to show survivors of Ukraine refugee convoy shelling released - Telegraph


----------------------------------------------------------

Putin, Poroshenko to meet for talks on Ukraine - usatoday.com


Kiev: a bilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is possible only if effective border control is established and monitored by the OSCE - RIA Novosti


Ukraine FM: Russia not ready to control border and acknowledge the permanent border crossing by machinery and mercenaries - Ukrinform


Armored Convoy Geolocated Headed From Russia to Lugansk (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Russian Military Vehicles Seen On Move Just Inside Ukraine (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Russian Military Trucks Reportedly Spotted Returning From Ukraine (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


So, Mr Putin, where are the tanks? Convoy of military transporters carrying tanks towards Ukraine border now seen returning empty (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Mail Online


Ukraine Claims More Than 30 Incidents Of Shelling From Russia In Last Week - Interpreter_Mag


--------------------------------------------------------

Separatist PM says ready for 'reasonable' talks with Kiev: They must recognize us as a state, not ask for a degree of autonomy” - ITAR-TASS


Donetsk Separatists Introduce the Death Penalty for Treason, Desertion, Aggraveted Murder - Reuters


Ukraine: Intercepted Call Shows Proof of Shelling of Stepove by Separatists and Shifting the Blame to Ukrainian Army (AUDIO) - BurkoNews


Ukraine separatist leader says under his command 1,200 soldiers who have recently been trained in Russia - guardianlv.com


VIDEO: Rebel leader in Ukraine says forces bolstered by '1,200 troops trained in Russia' - Telegraph


Ukraine's Injured Rebels Travel To Russian Hospital And Are Greeted By FSB (formerly KGB) Officers - Interpreter_Mag


Ukraine Separatists Hail Arrival of Serb Volunteers - Balkan Insight

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

Ukraine News - Aug 15, 2014


Ukraine crisis: Impasse over Russian aid convoy - BBC News


VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Russian aid convoy halts near border - BBC News


VIDEO: Dispatch: Inside Russia's aid lorries bound for Ukraine - Telegraph


Western media inspect Russia's Ukraine aid trucks and find… aid (PHOTOS) - RT News


Russia Calls for Ceasefire in East Ukraine to Facilitate Humanitarian Effort - RIA Novosti


Russian military vehicles seen enterering Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border - The Guardian


Exclusive: Telegraph witnesses Russian armoured vehicles and military trucks cross the border from Russia into Ukraine - Telegraph


Putin strikes conciliatory note on Ukraine, signaling desire to de-escalate crisis - Fox News


Poroshenko, Biden Discuss Humanitarian Situation In Ukraine, The Vice President stresses the United States’ support for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis - TheHill


US State Dep urges Ukraine to show 'restraint' in rebel region - THE DAILY STAR


In phone call with Poroshenko, UN chief Ban reiterates his urgent call to redouble political and diplomatic efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the crisis - United Nations News Centre


US Hired NATO-linked Military Contractor to Train Armed Personnel in Ukraine - RIA Novosti


-----------------------------------------------------

Ukraine cuts off rebel-held Lugansk from Russian border: army - Channel NewsAsia


Lugansk authorities report casualties due to shelling - nrcu


Lugansk: Ukraine City Under Siege, ‘Just Terrified of the Bombing’ - NYTimes.com


Heavy shelling hits centre of rebel-held Donetsk - France 24


MAP: Military situation in Easter Ukraine: military and rebel controlled areas, 14 August - Info Resist


VIDEO (English): Press Conference of Ukraine Army spokesman Andriy Lysenko, 14th of August 2014 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


Ukraine Separatists In Seeming Disarray Amid Rumors Of Strelkov's Demise, Bolotov is Also Stepping Down - rferl.org


Igor Strelkov: mysterious Russian who led Ukraine rebels - Yahoo News


In Donbas 46 pro- Russian Chechen mercenaries allegedly surrendered to Ukraine forces - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


Serbian mercenaries fighting side by side with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine - DW.DE


OSCE Monitors Reiterate Concerns Over Abductions by Ukraine’s Volunteer Battalion - RIA Novosti


In the line of fire: Journalists killed and abducted in Eastern Ukraine - RT News


-----------------------------------------------------------

Ukraine approves law on sanctions against Russia - Reuters


Ukrainian parliament backs bill to open gas pipelines to EU, U.S. firms - Reuters


Slovak gas pipeline to Ukraine to start tests on Aug 16 - Yahoo News


Putin’s Pipeline Bypassing Ukraine Is at Risk Amid Conflict - Bloomberg


Emerging Stocks Advance as Putin’s Remarks Ease Ukraine Concern - Bloomberg

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

Kiev, US and EU Stall Humanitarian Aid - Why?

The United States and European Union created a horror show for millions by enabling acts in support of the extremist government of Ukraine.  The horror comes in the form of Ukraine government attacks on towns and cities in the southeastern regions, attacks initiated by the central government in Kiev. After months of these war crimes, the Kiev government now threatens to stall a massive shipment of urgent humanitarian aid for devastated metropolitan areas of nearly two million people including the large cities of Donetsk (1.0 million) and Lugansk (.5 million). (Image:  Russian aid convoy, RT)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) identified the emerging humanitarian crisis in mid July and called for immediate aid.  ICRC executive Laurent Corbaz said:

Rise and Fall of Berlin Wall & Ukraine

The Berlin Wall and Missed Opportunities

Editor Note: The U.S. State Department’s obsession with “information warfare” as a strategic weapon has made U.S. credibility one more casualty of the Ukraine crisis, along with any remaining trust in the mainstream U.S. media. It was not always thus.

By Ray McGovern

Ukraine News - Aug 12, 2014


World leaders OK plan for Russia humanitarian aid delivery to eastern Ukraine - LA Times


Relief Aid Convoy Leaves Russia for East Ukraine - RIA Novosti


Statement of the Rec Cross regarding aid delivery to Eastern Ukraine - ICRC


Readout of the President Obama's Call with President Poroshenko Regarding Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Eastern Ukraine - The White House


VIDEO: Raw Vid of approximately 70 Russian trucks assembled before they set out for Eastern Ukraine with supplies - LiveLeak.com


-------------------------------------------------------

Ukraine close to cutting off separatists in their stronghold of Donetsk: military spokesman Lysenko - Business Spectator


Kiev mayor's ally killed by separatist sniper, his death brings to 568 the number of Ukrainian soldiers and volunteer militiamen killed - Fox News


NSDC: Ukrainian military losses in the last 24 hours: 6 servicemen killed and 24 wounded - Info Resist


MAP: Military situation in Easter Ukraine: military and rebel controlled areas, 11 August - Info Resist


VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, August 11 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


VIDEO (English): Press Conference of Minister of Justice Petrenko, Minister of Internal Affairs Avakov, August 11 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


VIDEO: Ukraine Says Its Forces Close to Taking Rebel-Held Donetsk - Reuters


Ukraine's most dangerous prisoners escape as shell hits Donetsk jail (PHOTOS) - Mail Online


VIDEO: Prisoners escape jail, some plea to fight for Donetsk - YouTube


Avakov: Air Drone Squadron Established As Part Of National Guard - Ukranian News


Ukrainian Paramilitaries Battle Separatists Near Donetsk - rferl.org


Ukraine crisis: the neo-Nazi brigade fighting pro-Russian separatists - Telegraph


VIDEO: Ukrainian Paramilitaries Battle Separatists Near Donetsk - LiveLeak.com


Impunity reigns for abductions and ill-treatment by pro-Kyiv vigilantes in eastern Ukraine - Amnesty International


--------------------------------------------------------

New Ukrainian rebel leader Zakharchenko asks for aid, seeks cease-fire - AP


Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko says mulls counter attack - GlobalPost


VIDEO (English): Donetsk separatist Prime-Minister Alexandr Zakharchenko briefing, 11/08/14 - YouTube


Ukraine military: No Cease-Fire With Pro-Russia Rebels Until 'White Flags' Fly - NBC News


Poroshenko declares readiness for international discussion on Donbas peace settlement - ITAR-TASS


Russian-Backed Rebels Put a Local Man Out Front, But Still Look Divided - atlanticcouncil.org


VIDEO: Soldiers belonging to the Vostok Battalion took part in a mass prayer in Donetsk on Sunday for a peaceful resolution in the ongoing conflict with Kiev forces - Zie.nl


In Ukraine Separatist Commander 'Strelkov' Seems To Be Getting Frustrated, Says Donetsk is “Fully Surrounded” - rferl.org


Donetsk Artist who Mocked Ukraine Separatist Leader Igor Strelkov Kidnapped (ART PHOTOS) - ibtimes.co.uk


Prisoners of separatist Bezler aka 'Demon' in war-torn Ukraine - BBC News


Russia Must Recognize Ukraine Rebels' Human Rights Abuses - Human Rights Watch

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

A Meditation on Peacemaking: Americans Need to Break the Cycle of War

By John Grant


All we are saying is give peace a chance
             -John Lennon


Avoid bullies and thugs: Beware the World’s Leading War-Monger and Terrorist Organization

By Dave Lindorff



There’s an old adage that goes: “You can judge a man by the company he keeps.”


If that’s the case, then applying it to nations, the world has to judge the US to be a truly wretched and repugnant country, and should be steering clear of it.

Ukraine News - Aug 6, 2014


Russia, US clash at the UN Security Council on east Ukraine - AFP


Text of the Security Council briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine (5 August 2014) - ReliefWeb


About 730,000 have left Ukraine for Russia this year, A further 117,000 were displaced inside Ukraine: UNHCR - Reuters


Ukraine: UN urges central registration system amid rising internal displacement - United Nations News Centre


VIDEO: UNHCR: 730,000 have Left Ukraine for Russia Due to Conflict - ibtimes.co.uk


Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk - AP


Terrified residents flee the besieged rebel bastion of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine along a perilous humanitarian corridor - GlobalPost


Driving Down East Ukraine's Dangerous 'Humanitarian Corridor' - NDTV


VIDEO: Ukraine’s civilians fleeing rebel held Donetsk - Al Jazeera


VIDEO: Humanitarian corridor opened for citizens fleeing Donetsk - YouTube


VIDEO: Deadly blast in Donetsk kills militia members, a bomb planted close to anti-Kiev headquarters exploded on Monday night - LiveLeak.com


Lugansk residents leave amid battles in eastern Ukraine - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Humanitarian Crisis: No water, power, comms in Lugansk, E. Ukraine - YouTube


Poroshenko Claims East Ukraine War Zone Shrinks by 75% - RIA Novosti


------------------------------------------------------------

U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Russian military exercise - LA Times


Buildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine - NYTimes.com


Ukrainian soldiers in limbo after crossing into Russia - GlobalPost


Ukraine conflict: Rebels preventing access to MH17 crash site, Australia tells UN Security Council - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


Ukraine Tensions Depress an Already Falling Market - NYTimes.com

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

Ukraine News - Aug 5, 2014


Ukraine closes in on rebel stronghold Donetsk, urges civilians to flee - AFP


Eastern Ukraine town Donetsk suffers from deadly war-time shelling - CNN


East Ukraine city Lugansk dying under siege - AP


Ukrainian army shelling Gorlovka city in east Ukraine - ITAR-TASS


Ukrainian Army Amasses Ballistic Missiles, MLRS Near Donetsk: Russian Foreign Ministry - RIA Novosti


Russia to Conduct Military Exercises Near Ukraine Border - Yahoo News UK


Ukrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting, but Russian border authorities said the troops were seeking asylum - Reuters


Total of 180 Ukrainian servicemen sent back from Russia to Ukraine - interfax.com


VIDEO: Hundreds of Ukranian troops retreat across border to Russia - YouTube


VIDEO (Russian): Ukrainian soldiers talk to the press in Russia - YouTube


Pentagon plans to train and arm Ukrainian National Guard, allocates USD 19M to Ukrainian Army - Uncover California


Last month US Spy Plane Brushed With Russian Military, Crossed Sweden in Escape - ABC News


Germany Blocks the Delivery Of Military Parts to Russia - NYTimes.com


Poroshenko Expects Trilateral Talks on Ukraine in the Belarusian Capital of Minsk to Offer Decisive Results - RIA Novosti


Belarus says ready to supply Ukraine with oil products - Reuters


-----------------------------------------------------------

BBC: Advisor to rebel commander Strelkov confirms executions in Ukraine, Among the dead mutilated bodies of four members of evangelical church (VIDEO) - mashable


Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer - The Guardian


Pushing locals aside Russians take top rebel posts in east Ukraine, Kremlin denies any involvement - Reuters


Ukraine separatist have turned to a cadre of bureaucrats who have made their way into Donetsk from Transnistria - NYTimes.com


Roots of Ukraine Separatist Leaders in Russian Ultranationalist Groups - The Interpreter


Considering Strelkov’s anti-Putin sentiments and the fact that he was pushed out of Russia’s intelligence counters the argument that he has been “sent” to Ukraine by Russia - The Interpreter


Intercepts of Moscow-Donetsk telephone conversations show Donetsk ‘Republic’ leaders’ morale plummeting - The Jamestown Foundation


Investigation: Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons, According to logbook they are flowing from Russia - Chicago Tribune


'MH17 jet was shot down by missile launcher put on the back of my Volvo': Ukrainian says footage proves pro-Russian separatists commandeered his truck to transport weapon - DailyMail


Another photo of the MH17 BUK transport leads to the truck company (PHOTO) - Ukraine@war


Buk In Russia Has Similar Markings as Rebel Buk, Different from Ukraine's (PHOTO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

Intelligence Veterans Challenge Obama & Kerry on Ukraine

 

 

 

 


Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence

 

 

 

 

Editor Note:  With the July 17 shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine turning a local civil war into a U.S. confrontation with Russia, former U.S. intelligence veterans urge President Obama to release what evidence he has about the tragedy and silence the hyperbole.

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Intelligence on Shoot-Down of Malaysian Plane

Executive Summary

Ukraine News - July 25, 2014


Rebel leader Khodakovsky backpedals after admitting separatists had Buk missile in Ukraine but comes short of an all-out denial - mashable


Russian-Backed Separatist Leader Khodakovsky Changes His Story to Reuters — or Does He? - The Interpreter


VIDEO (Russian): Khodakovsky dismisses the Reuters interview - LifeNews


VIDEO (English): Reuters releases the interview with Khodakovsky: «I knew that a BUK came from Luhansk at the time of MH17 downing» - YouTube


CONFIRMED the BUK that shot down MH17 has indeed been in Donetsk (PHOTO) - Ukraine@war


EXACT location pinpointed of MH17 missile launch site (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


More on the launch location detected of missile that brought down MH17 (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Satellite images reveal how the BUK has been driving near the launch location (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Russian transport of BUK into Ukraine on July 17 (VIDEO, PHOTO) - Ukraine@war


Transport of BUK that shot down MH17 OUT of Ukraine after the crash (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Lang's alternative view of two-part Buk unit in Ukraine and Russia: It was a coordinated action between separatists and Russian Army’s anti-aircraft defense division - 3dblogger


Igor Strelkov: Russian War Reenactor Fights Real War in Ukraine - New Republic


Strelkov criticized Lugansk separatist leader Bolotov for the unwillingness to work for a common cause - Crazy Ivan Report


Denis Pushilin, Donetsk Rebel Leader Resigned After the MH17 Crash; Now in Moscow - theepochtimes.com


Malofeev: the Russian billionaire linking Moscow to the rebels - FT.com


------------------------------------------------------

U.S. says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military, shipping heavy war equipment to separatists - Dallas Morning News


Russian soldiers VK-page shows Russia is shelling Ukraine with heavy artillery - Ukraine@war


Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine - Washington Times


Exclusive: Ukraine Asked U.S. for Tech to Counter Russia's Jet-Killers - The Daily Beast


Pentagon confirms 2 Ukrainian fighter jets shot down near Russia border - Fox News


VIDEO: Separatists Release Video of Su-25 Crash Site - Interpreter_Mag


Putin calls an emergency State Duma session regarding Ukraine - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election - Reuters

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle_at_gmail.com (replacing _at_ with @)

Speaking Events

2015

May 30 NYC here and here and here

August 27, Chicago

CHOOSE LANGUAGE

Support This Site

Donate.

Get free books and gear when you become a supporter.

 

Sponsors:

Speaking Truth to Empire

 

Financial supporters of this site can choose to be listed here.

Buy Books

Get Gear

The log-in box below is only for bloggers. Nobody else will be able to log in because we have not figured out how to stop voluminous spam ruining the site. If you would like us to have the resources to figure that out please donate. If you would like to receive occasional emails please sign up. If you would like to be a blogger here please send your resume.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.