Ukraine News Links 14-15 May 2014

15 May 2014 19:01:42 —

NATO Chief To New Members: Time To Pay Up As Ukraine War Looms (Stop NATO)

Major European company to make reverse gas supplies to Ukraine through Hungary (ITAR-TASS)

Russian Foreign Ministry voices concern over deterioration of situation in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

US hopes Russia won’t stop selling rocket engines (Voice of Russia)

Putin expects more active EU role in solving Ukraine gas debt problem (Voice of Russia)

Eastern Ukrainian Referendum Post-Mortems (Greanville Post)

OSCE monitoring mission needs broader representation in Ukraine — Russian envoy (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian APCs open fire at RT’s video agency crew near Kramatorsk (RT)

Kiev protégé allegedly behind Mariupol and Odessa massacres – leaked tapes (RT)

In Defence of the Donetsk People’s Republic (Dispatches from the Empire)

PACE to send 42 observers to early presidential elections in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine crisis: ‘two-faced’ West’s double standards could ignite a very hot fire – VR reader (Voice of Russia)

China may use Ukrainian events to derive n-arms control benefits — expert (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s army and security forces kill three civilians near Kramatorsk (ITAR-TASS)

Party of Regions faction leaves Ukrainian parliament session to protest military operation in eastern regions (Voice of Russia)

Bloodbath in Odessa guided by interim rulers of Ukraine (Voltaire Net)

Response to Ukraine’s use of UN symbols near Ukraine’s Kramatorsk matter of UN secretariat (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine: French Photographer Confirms U.S. Mercenary Presence (Moon of Alabama)

The Odessa Massacre Was a CAREFULLY STAGED COVERT Intelligence Operation (SCF)

Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine may influence arms manufacturing (ITAR-TASS)

Supplied energy resources are to be paid for regardless of politics, Russian PM (ITAR-TASS)

Latvian gov’t seeks better insight into local Russian speakers’ views amidUkraine events – newspaper (Voice of Russia)

Russia-Ukraine military cooperation volume stands at $10 million, may fall soon (ITAR-TASS)

May 14-15: Biden’s son joins Burisma Holdings, was Cold war ever stopped? and more (Voice of Russia)

Meddling in Ukrainian crisis of NATO or CSTO would only lead to further escalation – CSTO head (Voice of Russia)

White House denies reports about US mercenaries in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Inflation in Ukraine is skyrocketing (Voice of Russia)

Lawmakers in Lugansk region plan to issue Verkhovna Rada ultimatum (Voice of Russia)

11 Ukraine soldiers killed in clashes with militia near Slavyansk, Kramatorsk (Voice of Russia)

Sweden strengthens military in response to Ukraine crisis (WSWS)

Donetsk region looks at hosting another nationwide roundtable meeting (ITAR-TASS)

OSCE welcomes launch of nationwide dialogue in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian presidential candidate Poroshenko claims Kiev will mend ties with Moscow fast (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian presidential elections will not be held in Donetsk region (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine: Popular rebellion deepens in the east and south (Links)

Donetsk self-defense forces give Kiev troops 24 hours to withdraw (RT)

The United States: Land of Blissful Ignorance and Blatant Hypocrisy (Greanville Post)

EU: nationalism a cover for austerity (RT)

Odessa massacre victims died in seconds, not from smoke – emergency service chief (RT)

We are all East Ukrainians now (NEO)

Ukrainians Reject Fascism (NEO)

Ukraine ‘Close to Civil War,’ Says Russian Foreign Minister
Wall Street Journal
An armed pro-Russian militant stands guard at a barricade outside the village of Shchastya near the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk on Wednesday. 

Ukraine ‘Close to Civil War’ Says Russian Foreign Minister

Ukraine ‘Close to Civil War’ Says Russian Foreign Minister … MOSCOW—Russia’s foreign minister said Wednesday that Ukraine is on the brink of civil …
Ukrainian Sniper Victim Sees Few Signs of Optimism

And the young woman who became a symbol of Ukraine’s protests — who tweeted “I am dying” after a sniper’s bullet tore into her on a cold February …
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s interim government is struggling to keep the country from breaking in two. Leaders are also struggling to maintain public …  
Ukraine Crisis Stirs Fears of New Nuclear Arms Race

Their timing— during the tense standoff over Ukraine —combined with Cold-War-era rhetoric coming out of Moscow, have raised fears of a new …
Ukraine Seeks to Raise $1 Billion Through Sale of US-Backed Bonds

Cash-strapped Ukraine is set to gain some much-needed financial support from the U.S. with a bond deal that will allow the country to borrow in global …
Ukraine Gas Producer Appoints Biden’s Son to Board

Ukraine’s largest private gas producer announced on Tuesday that it added R. Hunter Biden — the son of U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden — to its …
Much of the focus in energy markets remains centered on Ukraine, where … “Prices were boosted by the escalation of the situation in east Ukraine,” …
Ukraine on the Brink: What Are the Risks?

May 14 (Bloomberg) — Columbia University’s Timothy Frye and Greylock Capital’s Andrey Popel debate whether Ukraine is really on the verge of civil …
Ukraine president will not be fully legitimate: Russian official

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The president elected by Ukraine on May 25 will not be fully legitimate, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament said ..
Armstrong Economics ? Martin Armstrong
I saw a chart showing Poland’s economy vs Ukraine’s economy since the end of the USSR and it showed that Ukraine’s economy is smaller than 1991.
The Ukrainian government has reluctantly agreed to a series of talks aimed at ending the crisis by giving eastern regions of Ukraine more …
Political Vel Craft ? Volubrjotr
Eastern Ukraine Army Says Will Fight Militarily [Obama’s E.U. Kiev Scheme Overthrow] If Western UkraineForces Ignore 48 Hour Deadline!

Writers for Peace Committee Statement on the Crisis in Ukraine PEN International
PEN International ? paul
Involved in the drafting of the statement, and wider discussions on how writers and PEN Centres can respond to such crises, were leading Ukrainian …

He openly questioned what the real motives of Vladimir Putin in eastern Ukraine might be. Gates crowed, “I’m not sure he knows at this point, other …

Storyful and Google launch the Open Elections community for Ukraine | Storyful Blog
Storyful Blog ? Áine Kerr
Storyful and Google are today launching a new real-time eyewitness community for the elections in Ukraine; at a time when user-generated content …

InvestmentWatch ? InvestmentWatch
The White House brushed off questions about any ethical issues on appointing the vice-president’s son, Hunter Biden, to a leading post at a Ukrainian …

Seven Ukraine Soldiers Killed in Kramatorsk Attack — News from
News From ? Jason Ditz
The Ukrainian military invasion of the city of Kramatorsk suffered another setback today, when a militia loyal to the protesters ambushed an armored …

In early March … Ukraine issues “will not” affect US/Russia Space Station future | Radio Vice Online
Radio Vice Online ? Steve McGough
The same exact subject came up in late February and early March with the issues in the Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

The Vineyard of the Saker: The Ukraine: the farce continues
The Vineyard of the Saker ? VINEYARDSAKER:
Well, whomever the junta invited, but not the representatives of the southwestern Ukraine, that’s for sure. The BBC made it look really “diverse” with …

BBC News – Ukraine crisis: ‘Eight killed’ in ambush in east –
Seven Ukrainian soldiers and one pro-Russian insurgent have reportedly been killed in an ambush in the eastern Donetsk region, reports say.

BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Kiev talks open without rebels –
Ukraine’s political and civic leaders hold the first round of talks to end the crisis in the country – but separatists were not represented.

White House says no issue with Biden’s son, Ukraine gas company – Yahoo News
Natural gas has been a central issue in recent tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine depends on Russia for most of its natural gas, and has …

Sorry America, the Ukraine isn’t all about you | PandoDaily
As the Ukraine crisis tips further into full-scale bloodbath and civil war, we seem to be getting more clueless than we were before this crisis started.

Press remarks by Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Danylo Lubkivsky, UkraineCrisis Media Center
Ladies and gentlemen,. Dialogue is a pivotal concept in modern Ukraine. Maidan started from a protest of citizens who wanted to be heard by the …

Russia-Ukraine crisis threatens recovery in EBRD region [EBRD – News and events] –
The crisis in Russia and Ukraine is having a severe impact on the economies of the two countries and is threatening to slow down the recovery in the …

Vice, Quartz, Mashable, and others team up on a “joint Twitter account” about Ukraine | PandoDaily
“I think that Ukraine is a complicated story and there’s a lot of different components to it,” Martinet says. “The organizations in this group are all doing …

The Case for EU Police Mission Ukraine | The Centre for European Policy Studies
The EU appears to be out of its depth as a geopolitical actor trying to deal with the crisis in Ukraine.

Ukraine set to launch dialogue under OSCE plan – Netscape News
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A reluctant Ukrainian government agreed to launch discussions Wednesday on giving more powers to the regions under a …

Bloomberg: Ukraine in ‘undeclared war’ with Russia as rebels unite – Kyiv Post
Ukraine urged the Russian government to condemn militants blamed for destabilizing the country, as rebels killed seven Ukrainian soldiers and …

14 May 2014

OSCE welcomes launch of nationwide dialogue in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

A Pall of Shame on America as Neocon Cookie Crumbles in Ukraine (Greanville Post)

Ukrainian Army “borrows” UN logo (Voltaire Net)

Timoshenko wants to ask world to impose third round of sanctions against Russia (ITAR-TASS)

First national unity roundtable meeting took place in Kiev (ITAR-TASS)

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