Ukraine News Links 20-21 May 2014

21 May 2014 16:03:23 — williambowles.info

Ex-Ukrainian president urges to dissolve Rada (ITAR-TASS)

Western Media Blackout on the Reality in Ukraine (Washington’sBlog)

British journalist held in Ukraine (BBC)

Ukraine’s National Guards confirm detaining RT journalist (RT)

Ukraine wants to develop equal relations with Russia — Yatsenyuk (ITAR-TASS)

EU seeks Russia-Ukraine good relationship – European Council head (Voice of Russia)

Barroso to Putin: Gazprom responsible for steady transit to Europe (RT)

‘Who’s the warmonger here?’ German FM’s spat with protester blitzes YouTube (RT)

Russian leftists blasts Kiev plans to ban Ukrainian Communist Party (RT)

Difficult for Russia to talk to people that come to power in Ukraine — Putin (ITAR-TASS)

Video: NATO Threatens To Increase Military Presence In Ukraine (Stop NATO)

Putin finds Ukraine constitutional referendum before president polls more logical (ITAR-TASS)

Romania: Vice President Biden Says NATO War Clause “Sacred Obligation For All Time” (Stop NATO)

Elections in Ukraine must be nationwide and free – Russian Foreign Ministry (Voice of Russia)

Legitimacy of Ukrainian election raises questions — State Duma speaker (ITAR-TASS)

Russia, US maintain permanent contacts over Ukraine – Russian Defense Ministry (Voice of Russia)

Russia withdraws troops from Ukraine border to create ‘benign conditions’ ahead of elections (RT)

Putin calls for thorough investigation into Odessa tragedy (RT)

Crimean port waters ‘unsafe for navigation’, Ukraine warns marine agency (ITAR-TASS)

LifeNews journalist detained in Ukraine video address appears on Youtube (Voice of Russia)

Russia, US hold sincere talks on Ukraine — Russian Defense Ministry (ITAR-TASS)

Accusing Russian reporters detained in Ukraine of terrorism is nonsense – President Putin (Voice of Russia)

TUI Chairman favours relations with Russia despite Ukraine crisis (ITAR-TASS)

Lugansk activists bracing for fight against advancing 2,000-strong National Guard (Voice of Russia)

How the conflict in the Ukraine is seen by the rest of the world (4th Media)

Investors are not expected to rush into the Ukrainian market (Voice of Russia)

R. Hunter Biden Should Declare Who Really Owns His New Ukrainian Employer, Burisma Holdings (Naked Capitalism)

Court places suspected shooter in Odessa riots under house arrest (ITAR-TASS)

Unknown people burn down house of Ukraine’s lawmaker Tsariov (ITAR-TASS)

Russian military end exercise near Ukraine, on the way to barracks (ITAR-TASS)

Journalists detained in Ukraine in ‘retaliation for truth’ — Russian lawmaker (ITAR-TASS)

Chechnya’s Kadyrov urges Kiev to free Russian journalists (ITAR-TASS)

Doubts about Ukraine’s presidential election results will lead to new standoff – Russian MP (Voice of Russia)

Demand to release LifeNews journalists included in agenda of Russia’s State Duma (Voice of Russia)

US ignores all violations of human, reporters’ rights committed by Kiev authorities – Russian lawmaker (Voice of Russia)

Russian parliament to review statement on journalists detained in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Australia extends anti-Russian sanctions (Voice of Russia)

May 20-21: Setting the scene for Sino-Russian Century, Ukraine’s tragedy (Voice of Russia)

A Tale of Two Elections: Syria, Ukraine, and the West’s Double Take on Democracy (Oriental Review)

Ukraine: active phase of military operation resumed in Slavyansk (Voice of Russia)

Why do we tolerate the threat of another world war in our name? (4th Media)

RT journalist detained in Ukraine, taken to Kiev for possible interrogation (Voice of Russia)

Putin checkmates Obama in “gas war” (Voice of Russia)

We Have Always Been At War With Eastasia…Or Is It Eurasia? (China Hand)

TV channel for ‘propaganda of new Ukraine values’ to be created at initiative of country’s Security Council (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine and Syria: Elections at the Barrels of US-NATO Guns? (Dissident Voice)

‘US not in a hurry to protect journalists not echoing party line’ (RT)

While Pulling Out of the Global Arena, the US Is Undermining International Stability (NEO)

Western Cracks appear on Ukraine and Russian Sanctions (NEO)

No connection with RT stringer after interrogation by Kiev forces (SCF)

Ukraine Official: 32 Victims of Odessa Violence Possibly Poisoned
Voice of America
A top Ukrainian Interior Ministry official said Monday that 32 pro-Russian protesters who perished in the Odessa trade union building that burned down …

Ukraine’s ‘Chocolate King’ aims for top job

Chernihiv, Ukraine (CNN) — Petro Poroshenko is already the “Chocolate King” ofUkraine, but he has his sights set higher: He wants to be president.
 
Ukraine Must Show Will to Pay Before Gas Talks, Medvedev Says

May 20 (Bloomberg) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discusses the situation in Ukraine with Bloomberg’s Ryan Chilcote.
 
Ukraine ‘chocolate king’ will win May 25 vote in first round: poll

KIEV (Reuters) – Confectionary tycoon Petro Poroshenko remains on track to winUkraine’s presidential election in the first round of voting due on …
 
Putin orders pullback near Ukraine

MOSCOW — The Kremlin announced Monday that President Vladimir Putin had ordered Russian troops conducting exercises along the Ukrainian …
 
Ukraine’s 2017 Eurobonds rose for a sixth day, sending yields to a five-week low, after state television in Moscow reported Russian troops were …
 
Ukraine suspends pension payments in rebel east

SLAVYANSK, Ukraine – Ukraine has frozen pension payments to the separatist-held towns of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk amid ongoing operations to …
 
Mike Harris leading Ukraine election observer mission

“Canada has been steadfast in its support for Ukraine and we are proud to once again play a role in fostering democracy and good governance at this …

Ukraine tycoon says pro-Russia separatists are wrecking east
Fox News
Ukraine’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov has issued a strong call against pro-Russia separatists fighting government forces in the east, which he …

Ukraine tycoon calls for action against rebels
GlobalPost
Ukraine’s richest man called Tuesday for workers to rally against the pro-Russian insurgency in the east, in an impassioned plea for an end to the …

Ukraine’s hobbled navy: “Times are not the best” – World news – Mail.com
As separatist unrest batters eastern Ukraine and tries to disrupt the interim government’s presidential election on Sunday, Ukraine’s military is facing a …

The Vineyard of the Saker: Ukraine SITREP May 20th, 15:37 UTC/Zulu: deliberate chaos
Second, the US knows that the eastern Ukraine is lost, and they are absolutely correct. Even if we fully believe what Strelkov says (more about that …

NATO Planning To Seize Ukraine’s Nuclear Plants? | Stop NATO…Opposition to global militarism
MOSCOW: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), not NATO, must oversee the safety standards of the Ukrainian nuclear power plants, …

Subject Ukraine: Lithuanian Military Chief To Meet With NATO, EU Military Committees | Stop …
Baltic News Service May 20, 2014 Lithuanian Chief of Defence meeting with EU and NATO in Brussels The Lithuanian Chief of Defence, Lieutenant …

Byzantine, Texas: Ukraine in the Global Family of Orthodox Churches
Full remarks from SYMPOSIUM 2014 – Ukrainian Orthodoxy in the Global Family of Orthodox Churches: Past, Present and Future, St. Michael’s …

New Cold War Emerging From Ukraine Crisis, Medvedev Says – Conservative Read
Medvedev’s comments cast doubt on signs of an easing in tensions less than a week before Ukraine’spresidential election. President Vladimir Putin …

Veterans Today 5-20-14… “Kiev Pulling troops back from East Ukraine with Rada vote …
It seems that Kiev got “the word” from the US and EU to pull back as the parliament vote passed by a good margin to pull troops out of East Ukraine …

Who are the real terrorists in Ukraine? | MyFDL
Ukrainian media, commenting on events in Donbas, blatantly fabricated a story claiming an absolute zero turnout for the referendums. “What a shame” …

Bucharest – Biden Arrives In Romania To Show U.S. Backing Over Ukraine – Vos Iz Neias
Romania, which neighbors Ukraine, has said NATO must reposition its … Since the standoff between Russia and the West began over Ukraine, …

Phantom Report » Polish Grom MANPADS appear in east Ukraine conflict
When carried out on May 18 in the vicinity of the Ukrainian KRAMATORSK on the basis of a denunciation of operations, the security forces arrested a …

Ukraine’s hobbled navy: “Times are not the best” – The Big Story – Associated Press
ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s navy is in Odessa’s harbor, though it can be hard to spot. It’s tucked behind a collection of storage tanks and …

BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Drivers hold car horn protest
Drivers in Ukraine have been holding a car horn protest, against the ongoing crisis in the east of the country.

Ukraine Crisis: A First Hand View from an American Red Crosser
As the tension in Ukraine continues, the global Red Cross network has been responding to the crisis. TheUkrainian Red Cross Society’s first aid …

BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Lviv residents hope normal life returns
The BBC’s Yaroslav Lukov meets residents of Ukraine’s western city of Lviv to hear their hopes and fears ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections.

BBC News – Ukrainian tycoon Rinat Akhmetov confronts rebellion
Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, calls for a mass rally for peace in the east of the country, accusing separatists of leading Ukraine towards …

Samuel Charap: The nature of violence in Ukraine | IISS
The so-called referenda in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions over the weekend are widely seen in Western capitals purely as a prelude to …

Daily Ukraine Crisis Updates – May 19, 2014 | EastWest Institute
(Interfax Ukraine) Ukrainian President Turchynov said that the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have effectively been left with no security or police forces.

Daily Ukraine Crisis Updates – May 20, 2014 | EastWest Institute
Steel magnate Rinat Akhmetov , Ukraine’s richest man, called for a mass peace rally in the east, accusing separatists of leading Ukraine towards …

Ukraine should work with Russia too: Dobkin – CNBC
Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, says Ukraine’s next president will have to normalize relations with the U.S., the EU and Russia and …

20 May 2014

Federalists Take Over 11 Election Commissions in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk Regions (SCF)

US parrots Kiev claims detained Russian journalists were ‘aiding terrorists’ (RT)

Russian journalists portrayed as terrorists in Ukraine-made videos (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine bans entry to RT crew sent to cover presidential election (RT)

Hungary sends special forces unit to Ukraine after citizen ‘kidnapped by gunmen’ (RT)

Ukraine vote with ongoing military op may deepen crisis – Moscow (RT)

 Russian, UN leaders see political dialog as only solution for Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

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