Ukraine News Links 13 May 2014

13 May 2014 3:27:19 PM —

Russia calls for impartial and transparent international investigation into Odessa tragedy (ITAR-TASS)

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

Fascists burning people alive in Odessa, Nazism on the rise in Europe: Is this the democracy the Western world proposes for Ukraine? (Stop NATO)

Ukraine Crisis Exposes NATO’s Eastward Expansion Drive (Stop NATO)

Election of Ukraine President in Odessa region may go wrong, commissions not ready (ITAR-TASS)

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

Ukraine crisis ‘cannot be settled by military means’ – Angela Merkel (Voice of Russia)

Statement on Ukraine: 13 May 2014 (UK Parliament)

Ukraine referendum ‘public outcry’ against Kiev authorities — presidential candidate (ITAR-TASS)

Nine Ukrainian law enforcers killed since force operations began in east of Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s parliament registers draft bill to look into civilians’ murders (ITAR-TASS)

Modern Europe’s regimes horrified by prospect of power handover to people, fall of oligarchy – political analyst  (Voice of Russia)

People’s governor of Ukraine’s Luhansk region attacked (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine: Rebels reject Kiev rule (Socialist Appeal)

Duma calls on world parliaments to prevent humanitarian disaster in Ukraine (RT)

Ukraine’s crisis can’t be resolved when Ukrainian gov’t refuses to hold a dialogue with regions – Russian FM (Voice of Russia)

Over 40% of Ukrainians opposed to Ukraine joining NATO – poll (Voice of Russia)

May 11 referendums should be treated as signals of deep Ukraine statehood crisis – Moscow (Voice of Russia)

ANALYSIS: Kiev, West Should Support Ukraine’s Peaceful Reorganization (SCF)

THE ROVING EYE Ukraine: The waiting game (Asia Times)

Donetsk Region Rejects Ukraine’s Upcoming Presidential Vote (SCF)

Russia’s Gazprom forwards to Ukraine provisional invoice for June gas supplies (ITAR-TASS)

Turchynov seeks to investigate Ukraine’s Communist Party activity (ITAR-TASS)

Legitimate interests of all Ukrainians should be respected – top Chinese diplomat (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine needs peace to get back on track (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s state debt likely to reach more than half of the GDP (Voice of Russia)

All people of Ukraine should express their grievances peacefully – UN secretary (Voice of Russia)

Criminal inquiry opened into attack on RT journalist in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

German FM supports national dialogue in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine vote ‘crucial’ in crisis (BBC)

Donetsk People’s Republic top official says EU sanctions pose no threat to him (Voice of Russia)

PACE ‘shamefully silent’ after receiving materials on fight in Ukraine’s Odessa – lawmaker (Voice of Russia)

Turchynov and Van Rompuy discuss Ukraine situation, May 25 polls (Voice of Russia)

OSCE starts to implement Ukraine’s ‘roadmap’ – OSCE chairperson (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine confirms presence of ‘some substance’ in Odessa Trade Unions House (Voice of Russia)

US/EU double standards lead to escalation of Ukrainian crisis – political analysts (Voice of Russia)

May 12-13: What is a civil war? Kiev and the West call the poll illegal (Voice of Russia)

Kiev to sign memorandum with EU on 1 bln euro in macro economic aid (Voice of Russia)

Russia’s State Duma to alert int’l organizations about threat of humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Slavyansk storming re-launched – Donetsk region self-defence forces (Voice of Russia)

Parallels between Washington and ancient Rome become apparent (RT)

Blackwater mercenaries direct Kiev regime’s crackdown in Ukraine (WSWS)

NATO, Kiev escalate threats after eastern Ukraine referendums (WSWS)

What took place in Odessa on May 2? (WSWS)

Ministry of Interior Affairs of Ukraine requests analysis of substance used in Odessa on May 2 (Voice of Russia)

OSCE’s map for Ukraine accepted by all participants in Geneva conference (Voice of Russia)

Colonel Wilkerson: Oligarchy Controls U.S. War-Making (Washington’sBlog)

U.S. Media Ignores Putin’s Peace Plan (Greanville Post)

Russia should ignore Washington’s ‘new Cold War’ (RT)

The New Cold War’s Ukraine Gambit (Michael Hudson)

Russia disappointed over additional EU sanctions (RT)

North Korea: The Next Ukraine (NEO)

Putin-Mongering (NEO)

Gazprom may stop deliveries of gas to Ukraine in June (SCF)

Luhansk Republic declares independence from Ukraine (SCF)

Ukraine Is Urged to Extend Autonomy for Ethnic Hungarians

Ukraine must grant autonomy to ethnic Hungarians living there, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said, adding to demands on the leadership in …
Ukraine and Russia: a family feud?

Amid separatist rebellion and hastily arranged referendum on leaving Ukraine, the Anadolu Agency examines how a potent mix of history, language …
Ukraine crisis complicates German-French spat over euro

Europe faces an ugly currency dilemma over unrest in Ukraine and the likelihood of further on-off tension with Russia. Currency flight from East to …
Ukraine receives the first tranche of IMF financial aid

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) rescue package will keep Ukraine from financial crisis and help to restore the country’s economy, officials in …
Ukraine crisis slows Unicredit’s sale of local business

MILAN (Reuters) – UniCredit’s talks to sell its operations in Ukraine have slowed because of the political turmoil there and it was difficult to predict the …
Russia repeats Ukraine gas cut threat if no payment by June 2

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Monday reiterated its threat to stop supplyingUkraine with natural gas if Kiev does not pay in advance for June … 

 Ukraine Conflict and Deteriorating Investment Climate Hit Russia’s Economy
Wall Street Journal
In addition to souring relations between Russia, Europe and the United States, further escalation of Russia’s engagement in Ukraine could cost Russia …

Ukraine, EBRD Sign Anti-Corruption Initiative

Ukraine’s government has launched an anti-corruption initiative with international organizations, the European Bank for Reconstruction and …
Ukraine Vote For Sovereignty Declared A ‘Farce’ Amid Reports Of Voter Fraud

Two unofficial referendums held in eastern Ukraine have been declared a “farce” with no legal basis, the Kiev government and the West said Monday.
 News From ? Jason Ditz
Reports out of German newspaper Bild am Sonntag are claiming Ukraine’s government has hired 400 American mercenaries from Academi, formerly …

400 Blackwater Mercs Deployed In Ukraine Against Separatists, German Press… – Prison
Prison ? admin
In what is becoming a weekly ritual, the German press continues to demolish the US case of “idealistic humaniatrian” Ukraine intervention. Recall, that …

What Does The US Government Want in Ukraine? – Conservative Action Alerts
Conservative Action Alerts ? Ron Paul
In several eastern Ukrainian towns over the past week, the military opened fire on its own citizens. Dozens may have been killed in the violence.

New Zealand: the Shell Company Incorporation Franchises (II) (and Ukraine) | naked capitalism
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What do Ukrainian tank exports to Kenya, flu vaccine imports from Oregon and oil rig imports from Wales all have in common? They are all deals …

Ukraine presidential election crucial, says Martonyi | ? MTI
The success of the presidential election in Ukraine set for May 25 is of key importance for Hungary, outgoing foreign minister Janos Martonyi said in …

TUNE IN: ‘Fox Report’ Has the Latest on Voting Day in Ukraine at 7p ET | Fox News Insider
Fox News Insider – The official blog of Fox News Channel. ? Fox News Insider
It’s voting day in Ukraine. Will the people of that country vote to pull away and join Russia?

EU says won’t recognise result of east Ukraine vote – Blacklisted News
The European Union said it would not recognise the result of a referendum on self-rule held by pro-Moscow rebels in east Ukraine on Sunday, calling …

BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Eastern rebels claim ‘self-rule’ poll victory –
Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region claim a resounding victory in a “self-rule” referendum, saying 89% voted in favour.

The European Union stands firm in upholding Ukraine’s unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and calls upon Russia to do likewise.

Russia pushes Ukraine for talks with eastern regions after vote | New York Post
DONETSK, Ukraine — The Kremlin urged the Ukrainian government Monday to engage in talks with representatives of the eastern part of the country …

Insurgents in eastern Ukraine declare independence – The Big Story – Associated Press
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine declared independence Monday for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and …

This update is provided for the media and the public. The situation in Ukraine remained calm with the exceptions of Donetsk and Luhansk where the …

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