Ukraine News LInks 23-24 May 2014

24 May 2014 20:44:52 —

GRTV: Propaganda and the Ukraine Crisis (GRTV)

Round 1: Ukraine, the next big phase of Washington’s plan to conquer the world (SCF)

US senators promise to continue providing support to Kiev government (Voice of Russia)

Putin, Merkel and Hollande: elections in Ukraine should be held in a peaceful atmosphere (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine: From tragedy to farce (RT)

Mass rally against May 25 presidential elections in Ukraine takes place in Donetsk (Voice of Russia)

Self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics form ‘Novorossiya’ union (RT)

Ukraine: Major “Western” Think Tank Admits Defeat (Moon of Alabama)

Russia, China may create common economic zone in Far East (RT)

Ultras united: Fans rally for Ukraine (BBC)

Armed clashes continue between self-defense and law enforcers outsideUkraine’s Slavyansk (Voice of Russia)

Russia firmly stands by all provisions of gas deal with Ukraine – Putin (ITAR-TASS)

Putin: I don’t think new Cold War will start, no one wants it (RT)

Putin says to treat with respect Ukrainians’ choice in presidential election (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev leaders may not want completely legitimate president – Putin (Voice of Russia)

Donetsk to stay away from Ukraine presidential election – official (Voice of Russia)

Anti-Kiev activists in south-eastern Ukraine setting up “Popular Front” (Voice of Russia)

Presidential elections last chance to avoid civil war in Ukraine – journalist (Voice of Russia)

Putin: I’m concerned Ukraine radicals can disrupt gas transit (RT)

Kommersant FM reporter is denied entry to Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Russian PM doesn’t expect immediate improvement in relations with Kiev after presidential election in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

‘Day of silence’ declared in Ukraine ahead of presidential elections (Voice of Russia)

OSCE urges Ukraine adversaries to cease violence during polls (Voice of Russia)

Lugansk Republic head says provocations possible during Ukrainian presidential elections (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian Elections: “Close” Is Not Good Enough for EU Membership (NEO)

Donetsk bloodbath: Insider video shows Ukraine helicopters firing at own checkpoint (SCF)

Weapons, Prostitutes and Drugs –These are Things Petro Poroshenko is Associated With (SCF)

Ukraine Faces Struggle to Gain Control of Militias, Including Those on Its Side
Pro-Russian militiamen rested on Friday near the body of a member of the pro-Ukrainian Donbass Battalion at a checkpoint about 10 miles west of …

Ukraine’s Next Looming Threat Post-Election: Politics as Usual
Even if Ukraine makes it through Sunday’s election without a feared Russian invasion and selects a new president, the country faces what could be …

Ukraine media freedom under attack: OSCE
VIENNA (Reuters) – Ukrainian journalists are under attack for doing their jobs, Europe’s main rights and democracy watchdog said on Friday, urging …

Ukraine crisis: Putin says sanctions will boomerang on West

61-year-old Putin warned that Ukraine has descended into a full-scale civil war and blamed the US of choreographing a “coup” in February against a …
‘Maidan’ to Ukraine’s next president: we will be watching you

KIEV (Reuters) – As Ukrainians prepare for Sunday’s presidential election, the message from Kiev’s main square is clear – the new leader will be …
‘Maidan’ to Ukraine’s Next President – We Will Be Watching You

KIEV — As Ukrainians prepare for Sunday’s presidential election, the message from Kyiv’s main square is clear – the new leader will be closely …

Putin Says Ukraine in Full-Scale Civil War Before Vote
Violence in eastern Ukraine cast a shadow on this weekend’s presidential election, as government forces suffered their worst losses in battles with …

Putin: Ukraine Conflict Is Civil War

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia–Ukraine has slipped into a full-scale civil war, President Vladimir Putin said Friday, asserting that the Crimea region …

Putin promises to respect Ukraine’s election

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — President Vladimir Putin pledged Friday that Russia will respect the results ofUkraine’s presidential election, a strong …
How the Ukraine crisis made Iran a better US partner on Syria (+video)

The crisis over Ukraine, which has undercut already faltering US and Russian efforts to resolve the Syrian war, has prompted speculation that the US …

Putin coy over accepting Ukraine vote result – Fortune Features – CNN
Vladimir Putin blames the west for the Ukraine crisis and says he annexed Crimea to stop an even worse bloodbath. FORTUNE — Western sanctions …

Prison » Ukraine Descends Into Chaos Ahead of Sham Elections
The regime in Ukraine is rushing forward with elections, supposedly to take place on May 25, even as much of the country descends into chaos.

The Complete Ukraine Election Preview (In 1 Simple Chart) | Zero Hedge
With relative front-runner Yulia Tymoshenko suggesting Ukraine hold a referendum on joing NATO in June – exactly the event that Putin has …

Corruption fight takes on new life in Ukraine ahead of election | space for transparency
Chris Sanders spoke with Oleksii Khmara, Executive Director of TI Ukraine, during a recent trip to Berlin. Despite the unrest in his country, the fight …

Centre for European Reform: Devolution in Ukraine: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?
Russia and the West do not agree on much about Ukraine, but both say that state power there has been too centralised. They are right that people in …

The Vineyard of the Saker: The conflict in the Ukraine as seen by a professional solider
I have recently come into contact with “Juan” who currently resides near the conflict area in the Ukraine. I don’t personally know Juan but I am …

Russia Fears Ukraine In NATO, NATO Missiles In Ukraine | Stop NATO…Opposition to global …
RIA Novosti May 23, 2014 West’s Refusal of Dialogue May Lead to Ukraine’s Membership in NATO – Putin Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (U.S. Missile …

Can Ukraine Guarantee Safety in the Upcoming Presidential Election? – The Suffolk Voice
A few days ahead from the presidential election, Ukraine is swept by an imperial wave coming from both Russia and from within its own territory.

Dramatic footage: Insider video shows Ukraine helicopters firing at own troops | InvestmentWatch
Ukrainian helicopter gunships shot at a Ukrainian military checkpoint in Donetsk Region in the aftermath of a night battle, a video presumably shot by …

Press releases – National Bank of Ukraine
Implementation of economic ratios by the Ukrainian banking system as of May … Data from financial statements of Ukrainian banks as of April 1, 2014.

BBC News – Russia’s Vladimir Putin ‘to respect’ Ukraine vote
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the outcome of Ukraine’s presidential election. Speaking in St Petersburg, he said Russia …

Pro-Ukraine forces clash with separatists, at least two dead – Yahoo News
KARLOVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Armed pro-Russian separatists clashed with Ukrainian self-defense fighters near the eastern city of Donetsk on …

Putin: Russia will respect result of Ukraine vote – The Big Story – Associated Press
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin announced Friday that Russia will recognize the outcome ofUkraine’s presidential vote this weekend but …

Putin’s ‘best’: Ukraine, sanctions & Obama – CNBC
Russian President Vladimir Putin talks to CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore about Ukraine, natural gas, U.S. sanctions and President Obama.

Vice’s Simon Ostrovsky Returns To Ukraine – Digg
… forces, in an attempt to encircle the city of Sloviansk. Here, Simon Ostrovsky embeds at one of the checkpoints with the Ukrainian National Guard.

Statement on the upcoming Presidential elections in Ukraine
FOR FURTHER DETAILS: Michael Mann +32 498 999 780 – +32 2 584 @EUHighRepSpox. Maja Kocijancic …

Putin defends position on Ukraine – CNBC
Putin defends position on Ukraine. Fri 23 May 14 | 07:32 AM ET. In an exclusive interview, CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore sits down with Russian President …

Civil society in Ukraine seizing the momentum for real reform – Sunlight Foundation Blog
Early presidential elections in Ukraine are a sequel of the past few months’ dramatic events, including the ouster of former president Viktor …

BBC News – Ukraine elections: Runners and risks
Ukrainian voters head to the polls on 25 May to elect a successor to deposed President Viktor Yanukovych.

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