Ukraine News Links 21-22 May 2014

22 May 2014 19:04:04 —

16 Ukraine soldiers killed in deadly Donetsk region checkpoint attack (RT)

‘Outrageous!’ Moscow hits back at Prince Charles over Putin-Hitler comparison (RT)

Donetsk lawmakers decide against holding presidential poll on May 25 (Voice of Russia)

Deadliest attack on Ukrainian troops (BBC)

Ukraine: Army Soldiers Killed In Friendly Fire Incident? (Moon of Alabama)

Ukraine’s acting president says snap presidential elections will be held through country (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine refuses to tell when OSCE observers will have access to Russian journalists (ITAR-TASS)

OSCE Ukraine mission hushes up many facts inconvenient for Kiev authorities – Moscow (Voice of Russia)

US neo-cons seek to use Ukraine to start new Cold War (Voice of Russia)

The New Cold War redux and its Islamic dimension (RT)

Moscow fears Ukraine roundtables held for sake of appearance (Voice of Russia)

NATO chief sees withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian border (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine dangerously interfering with press freedom – Human Rights Watch (RT)

West is cynical about Putin’s conciliatory gestures while making no efforts to defuse Ukraine crisis – expert (RT)

NATO Military Chiefs Discuss ‘Arc of Instability’: Ukraine To Syria To Sahel (Stop NATO)

Kiev intensifies punitive operation against Ukrainian people – Russian Foreign Ministry (Voice of Russia)

‘World moving away from American financial hegemony’ (RT)

Acting Ukrainian PM asks for immediate UN Security Council session (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian troops killed in Donetsk (BBC)

Tigipko accuses Kiev administration of involvement in Odessa bloodbath (Voice of Russia)

VIDEO: Khodorkovsky warns on Russia sanctions (BBC)

Akhmetov and “free election” – Two last straws of hope for the Western reports on Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s Armed Forces launch military operation in Donetsk region, 25 militiamen killed (Voice of Russia)

RT journalist Graham Phillips claims he won’t be deported from Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Russian troops return back to bases after combat training near Ukrainian border (Voice of Russia)

West promotes election held at gunpoint in Ukraine (WSWS)

NATO urges major military build-up (WSWS)

US Congress recognizes that neo-Nazis were present on Maidan (Voice of Russia)

The Reporting and Moral Failures of MSNBC (Dissident Voice)

Washington’s Actions Regarding Ukraine Are Subverting Nuclear Nonproliferation (NEO)

Forbes: Why Everything You’ve Read About Ukraine Is Wrong (4th Media) 

Russian-Chinese Gas Vs. Western Hegemony (NEO)

UN Security Council members don’t back Odessa probe initiative (SCF)

US Blackwater Mercenary Units Behind Kiev Regime’s Outburst in Ukraine (SCF)

Russia’s Rise to Global Power (SCF)

I’m back in business: Graham Phillips on his detention by Kiev security forces (RT)

Ukraine’s Poroshenko Seeks First Round Poll Win, Says Stability at Stake
Voice of America
KYIV — The man tipped to win Ukraine’s presidential election, Petro Poroshenko, appealed to voters on Wednesday to hand him victory outright in …

Ukraine Criticized Over Detentions of Journalists Working for Russian News

Ukrainian authorities have detained three journalists working for Russian news outlets in the country’s restive east, while allegedly denying entry to …
Ukraine Tycoon’s Workforce Protests Against Pro-Russians

DONETSK — For the second day in a row, employees of the Ukrainian steel magnate Rinat Akhmetov staged small demonstrations against …
Ukraine says Russia should lose 2018 World Cup over Crimea

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine’s ambassador to the European Union said on Wednesday that Russia should face EU financial sanctions and lose the …
Ukraine crisis may speed defense buys, but budgets stay stuck

BERLIN (Reuters) – The crisis in Ukraine may prompt governments, especially in eastern Europe, to move more quickly on defense procurement …
Gas, Ukraine Top US Vice President’s Cyprus Trip

However, the U.S. believes that “speaking with one voice” on sanctions is best when confronting Russia over Ukraine, a senior U.S. administration …
Ukrainian teenager Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk signs to play for KU basketball team

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a top 16-year-old basketball prospect from Ukraine, is headed to Kansas this fall. | Courtesy of USA Basketball Sviatoslav …
Ukraine bans entry to RT crew sent to cover presidential election

RT Arabic’s news crew who arrived in Kiev to cover the upcoming May 25 Ukrainianpresidential election has not been allowed into the country and is …
11 killed at Ukraine checkpoint

BLAHODATNE, Ukraine — AP journalists have seen 11 dead bodies at a Ukrainianmilitary checkpoint. Witnesses said that pro-Russian insurgents …

Ukraine’s Coal Miners Are At The Center Of A Political Storm (PHOTOS)Huffington Post
Ukraine’s coal miners have been thrust into the limelight after an influential business magnate and mine-owner turned on the pro-Russia separatist …

Russia Urges Ukraine To Stop “Poking Nose” Into ‘Top Gun’ Air Drills | Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden
As Vladimir Putin proudly comments on pulling back troops ahead of this weekend’s elections in Ukraine, it appears he is massing an increasingly …

Leon Wieseltier Rewrites the Very Recent Past in Ukraine « ? Derek Daviso
This Monday marked the end of a five-day conference (May 15-19) in Kiev, called “Ukraine: Thinking Together,” organized by The New Republic and …

Hungarian man captured in Ukraine released, says TEK |
“The man who has been employed by a Ukrainian firm was released by his captors on Wednesday morning as a result of TEK’s cooperation with …

In Ukraine, chaos meets self-declared independence – Europe news –
Photo: AP Denis Pushilin, leader of the insurgency that has declared an independent “people’s republik” in the Donetsk region, speaks at a news …

Collateral Damage: Protecting Cultural Heritage in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine – Wake Forest …
Since the early spring of 2014, the world has watched Russia utilize military forces to invade and annex territory belonging to Ukraine. These actions …

Video: NATO Threatens To Increase Military Presence In Ukraine | Stop NATO…Opposition to …
Press TV May 20, 2014 NATO threatens to increase military presence over Ukraine Video NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, made a …

Undernews: Word: NATO and the Ukraine crisis
Paul Shinkman, US News – “NATO hasn’t played any constructive role so far. It’s only been creating additional problems for Russia and Ukraine,” says …

The Announcer : The Ukraine Crisis: A Battle of Chess
Unfortunately for Ukraine, in February of 2014, a revolution took place after a series of violent events in it’s capital of Kiev which ended with the …

NATO Pledges Support to Ukrainian Defence Reform >> Naval Today
On May 19, Brussels hosted the Senior Level Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Joint Working Group on Defense Reform led by Alexander Vershbow, …

US Starts Spinning Credibility of Upcoming Ukraine Vote — News from
On Sunday, most of Ukraine will be able to go to the polls to vote for a new president to replace the “interim” President Oleksandr Turchinov. Only 23 of …

BBC News – British journalist Graham Phillips held in Ukraine
A British national has been detained in Ukraine, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Graham Phillips is a journalist working for Russian TV station …

Tymoshenko loses her magic in Ukraine presidential race – Yahoo News
KIEV (Reuters) – Campaigning for Ukraine’s presidential election, Yulia Tymoshenko says she alone can save the nation from disaster. It is a refrain …

West was too quick to back Ukraine ouster: Journalist – CNBC
Liam Halligan, economics commentator at The Telegraph, says the West shouldn¿t have been so hasty to support the ouster of the democratically …

Crimea is still part of Ukraine: Dobkin – CNBC
Crimea is still a part of Ukraine, says Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, adding that the issue will take some time to be resolved and …

Biden: Punish Russia if it meddles in Ukraine – The Big Story – Associated Press
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Russia must be punished if it seeks to derail Ukraine’s presidential elections this …

Ukraine must join EU and NATO: Tymoshenko – CNBC
Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian presidential candidate, comments on relations with Russia and says Ukraine needs to be fully integrated in the EU and …

BuzzFeed: How a British blogger became an unlikely star of the Ukraine conflict – Kyiv Post
MARIUPOL, Ukraine — It was the bloodiest day yet in eastern Ukraine. On May 9, during Victory Day celebrations in the drab industrial seaside town …

Ukraine: Conversation with US Ambasador Geoffrey Pyatt | New Republic – The New Republic
The conversation below with Geoffrey R. Pyatt, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, took place as part of theUkraine: Thinking Together conference in …

RT freelancer @GrahamWP_UK detained by #Ukraine National Guard, whereabouts unknown …
RT freelancer @GrahamWP_UK detained by #Ukraine National Guard, whereabouts unknown – WATCH @IrinaGalushkoRT’s report …

21 May 2014

Kiev denies OSCE mission access to LifeNews detained journalists (RT)

The New Cold War’s Ukraine Gambit (SCF)

British journalist ‘free and fine’ (BBC)

Lugansk gets ready for assault by Ukrainian National Guard units (ITAR-TASS)

Turchinov: Kiev ready for final stage of punitive operation in Ukraine’s east (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev ready for ‘final stage’ of military op in E. Ukraine (RT)

Presidential elections with armed operation in Eastern Ukraine arouse concern – Russian envoy to UN (Voice of Russia)

Int’l norms totally dismissed: NATO experts feel at home at Ukraine’s warm offices (Voice of Russia)

Kiev scales up repressions of journalists days before vote (Voice of Russia)

PACE on ‘vicious path’ turning blind eye to Ukraine developments (ITAR-TASS)

UN Security Council members don’t back Odessa probe initiative (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine asks Russia for permission to organize an observation flight (ITAR-TASS)

Showdown in Ukraine (Greanville Post)

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