Ukraine News Links 24-25 May 2014

25 May 2014 19:02:50 —

Voting at Ukraine’s presidential elections finished (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko leads presidential race with over 55% of votes – exit polls (Voice of Russia)

Whoever wins Ukraine elections will have to fight for any authority president has – political analyst (Voice of Russia)

The «Corker» in U.S.-Russian relations (SCF)

EO – Odessa: A Model of Warfare On the Cheap (SCF)

Poroshenko ‘wins Ukraine election’ (BBC)

Ukraine’s security service claims LifeNews journalists released at OSCE, UN request (ITAR-TASS)

Voter turnout in Ukraine’s presidential election reaches 40% (Voice of Russia)

OSCE calls on Kiev authorities to investigate Italian reporter’s death (Voice of Russia)

Voter turnout in Ukraine’s presidential polls exceeds 40% as of 12:00 GMT (ITAR-TASS)

OSCE demands to investigate murder of Italian reporter and his interpreter in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Russia, Italy seek immediate end of hostilities in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

French journalist wounded in Ukraine’s Slavyansk to be delivered home (Voice of Russia)

Kiev authorities offer their own interpretation of words ‘nationalists’ and “Banderovites’ (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s border service confirms Russian troops’ withdrawal from border regions (ITAR-TASS)

 Ukraine’s foreign ministry presents claims over Russian PM’s visit to Crimea (ITAR-TASS)

Viewpoint: Ukraine’s turning point? (BBC)

Int’l observers note vote-buying at Ukraine’s presidential election (Voice of Russia)

US Ukraine Policy Reaching Dead End (4th Media)

Presidential Elections in Ukraine To Maintain Oligarchic Rule (The Real News Network)

Germans slam Berlin for supporting Nazi Ukrainians (Voltaire Network)

Voter turnout in Ukraine’s presidential polls barely reaches 10% in Donetsk region (ITAR-TASS)

Observers register vote-buying at Ukraine’s presidential polls (ITAR-TASS)

Voter turnout in Ukraine’s presidential polls exceeds 38% as of 12:00 GMT (ITAR-TASS)

Top-priority task for Ukraine’s next president is to establish peace — candidate (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s presidential race frontrunner says his first trip would be to Donetsk if he wins (ITAR-TASS)

Any steps to isolate Russia are doomed to failure – French expert (Voice of Russia)

One National Guard fighter killed, two wounded in Sloviansk — Ukraine’s Interior Ministry (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko to be weak president due to economic, political crisis in Ukraine- political analyst (Voice of Russia)

Presidential elections in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

NATO Trains Georgian Troops For Global Response Force (Stop NATO)

Ukrainian Interior Ministry reports 19 violations during Sunday’s presidential polls (Voice of Russia)

Voter turnout in 182 Ukraine’s districts stands at 17.52 percent at noon – CEC (Voice of Russia)

‘Kept in dug-out, tied up with sacks on heads’: Russian journos on Ukraine detention (SF)

Bottom-Up Politics in World Crises: Establishment Elites Are NO Longer in Control (4th Media)

Any journalist in Ukraine faces mortal danger – LifeNews reporter (ITAR-TASS)

National Guard serviceman killed near Ukraine’s Slavyansk, two wounded (Voice of Russia)

Russia can rise to power with the East (4th Media)

Confirmed: Italian journalist killed in Eastern Ukraine (RT)

Foreign mercenaries at Kramatorsk airfield in eastern Ukraine – LifeNews journalists (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine elects president on May 25 (Voice of Russia)

LifeNews journalists detained in Ukraine released (Voice of Russia)

‘Kept in dug-out, tied up with sacks on heads’: Russian journos on Ukraine detention (RT)

Ukraine presidential election (RT)

Polling stations open in Ukraine’s snap presidential election (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian election farce: junta attempts to cement its rule (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine holds early presidential election. LIVE UPDATES (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian court rules to release detained Russian journalist after receipt of $13,000 (Voice of Russia)

Italian journalist, his interpreter killed in mortar attack near Ukraine’s Slavyansk (Voice of Russia)

LifeNews journalists released and delivered to Grozny by plane (Voice of Russia)

10 facts you need to know about Ukrainian presidential poll (RT)

Inside the Fanciful World of Stratfor (Greanville Post)

Putin: ‘Isolating Russia is impossible’ (4th Media)

Ukraine creates six polling stations in Russia for May 25 presidential election (ITAR-TASS)

Mass rally against May 25 presidential elections in Ukraine takes place in Donetsk (SCF)

Obama’s Asia Pivot: The Sad Story of American Exceptionalism (NEO)

US Ukraine Policy Reaching Dead End (SCF)

‘Cyber-attack’ on Ukraine’s election system may force ‘manual vote count’ (RT)

Ukraine’s ‘Kamikaze’ Cabinet Makes Way For Presidential Vote

Here’s what you need to know about the latest milestone in Ukraine’s … WhenUkraine’s interim leaders took power at the end of February, acting …
Ukraine media freedom under attack: OSCE

Ukraine has been riven by conflict in the run-up to and aftermath of … on National Minorities that found several serious violations in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s pivotal revolution

Moscow wants to discredit Ukraine’s presidential elections on Sunday by stirring up violence that makes voting impossible in eastern sections of the …
Observers Go to Ukraine for Election Separatists Plan to Disrupt

DONETSK, Ukraine — A delegation of international election observers arrived in this troubled eastern Ukrainian city on Saturday on the eve of a …
Ukraine poised for crucial vote

Public enthusiasm for the presidential election abounds in Kyiv, but Sunday’s vote seems doomed in parts of Ukraine’s east. Not just the results, but …

As Ukrainians vote, legacy of Odessa fire that killed 48 has port city on edge
ODESSA, Ukraine — As voters go to the polls Sunday to choose their first president after a street revolution ousted Viktor Yanukovych in February, …

Putin promises to respect Ukraine’s election
PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – President Vladimir Putin pledged Friday that Russia will respect the results ofUkraine’s presidential election, a strong …

In Ukraine’s industrial heartland, politics takes second place to work and money
In this picture taken on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, a Ukrainian miner wipes his face after finishing his shift at a coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine. In the …

Ukraine’s national security secretary: Putin will fail to stop national elections
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin questioned why his country is being blamed for Ukraine’s unrest, but also said he would respect the outcome of its …

Ukraine vote aims to unify country amid Russia’s presence
The body of a pro-Ukraine militia fighter lies along the road following early morning clashes with the Vostok Battalion, a pro-Russia militia, on May 23, …

Prison » Ukraine Fascists Threaten Presidential Candidate Handpicked by Globalists
Kurt Nimmo Prison May 23, 2014. The State Department’s man handpicked to lead Ukraine into the clutch of European Union integration …

M of A – Ukraine: Major “Western” Think Tank Admits Defeat
Putin will now sit back and let the “west” squabble about who will throw tons of money into the bottomless pit that Ukraine is going to become. … Putin …

Kyiv Claims to have Evidence of Russian Commandos in Eastern Ukraine – Night Watch – Townhall …
Kyiv Claims to have Evidence of Russian Commandos in Eastern Ukraine – Night Watch – Personal Finance, Financial Advice, Money, Business News, …

SteveLendmanBlog: Putin on Ukraine’s Sham Election
Putin on Ukraine’s Sham Election. by Stephen Lendman. He’s a master chess player. He’s a world-class geopolitical leader. He shames his Western …

Ukraine Eastern Protesters Take to Cars to Support a United Ukraine | Armstrong Economics
The threats of violent by the pro-Russian tourists roaming the streets in Eastern Ukraine have succeeded in stopping protests of people on foot after …

Putin: US Backed the ‘Coup’ That Now Threatens Civil War in Ukraine
(Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti)Ahead of contentious nationwide elections in Ukraine this weekend designed to pave the way for a new …

Operation to find Hungarian man captured in Ukraine | The Budapest Times
An unidentified armed group has taken a Hungarian man captive in Ukraine, Hungary’s counter-terrorism force TEK told MTI on Monday. The man, a …

Ukraine SITREP May 24th, 22:52 UTC/Zulu: escalation across the Donbass
Ukraine SITREP May 24th, 22:52 UTC/Zulu: escalation across the Donbass. Heavy fighting around Slavyansk increasing in tempo for the last 3 hours.

MFS – The Other News: Ukraine Responsible For Russian Gas Delivery Risks to Europe – Putin.
Russia has decided to switch to a prepayment scheme due to Ukraine’s outstanding bills, in full accordance with the countries’ contract. Following the …

Ukraine: What Future for ‘Self-Rule’? | Association of World Citizens
Ukraine faces real internal problems: political, economic and social. … The referendum was organized in only part of eastern Ukraine, in what is newly …

Armed clashes in east as Ukraine counts down to election – Yahoo News
KIEV/KARLOVKA Ukraine (Reuters) – Armed pro-Russian separatists and a Ukrainian militia group clashed in the east of Ukraine on Friday, leaving at …

BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Russian media protest at arrests
The detention of several reporters working for Russian media in Ukraine has sparked a heated debate, BBC Monitoring’s Vitaly Shevchenko reports.

BBC News – Will Ukraine polls bring tensions to a head in the east?
Ukraine’s presidential polls on Sunday may put divides in the east on a collision course, says the BBC’s Mark Lowen.

BBC News – Ultras united: Football fans rally for Ukraine’s sake
From enemies to allies – The BBC’s Yaroslav Lukov speaks to Ukrainian football fans brought together by the crisis in their country.

International election observers in Ukraine to hold press conference on Monday | OSCE
KYIV, 24 May 2014 – The international observers monitoring the early presidential election in Ukraine will present their preliminary post-election …

Election Under Threat In Eastern Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents have prevented at least half of the election districts in the embattled east of the country to prepare for …

Ukraine presidential vote hopes to restore order
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians are casting ballots Sunday in a presidential election seen as essential for stabilizing the country rocked by a deadly …

Putin: West ignores Russia’s interests in Ukraine
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin accused the West on Saturday of ignoring Russia’s interests in Ukraine, in particular by …

Putin to Ukraine: Give us our money back – CNBC
Putin to Ukraine: Give us our money back. Fri 23 May 14 | 10:16 AM ET. CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick discusses Vladimir Putin’s interview at the …

24 May 2014

Ukrainian court rules to release a detained Russian journalist after receipt of $13,000 (ITAR-TASS)

Russian journalists released, flown from Kiev to Russia (RT)

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