Ukraine News Links 25-26 May 2014

26 May 2014 19:11:22 — williambowles.info

Russia, Ukraine may agree on gas price Friday — EU commissioner (ITAR-TASS)

Two civilians killed in artillery fire in east Ukraine’s Sloviansk (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko leads after Sunday poll – vote count update (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine election “step toward the end of the crisis” – Russia’s State Duma media chief (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian army shells Slavyansk residential area, 2 civilians killed (RT)

Russian, Turkish FMs to focus on Ukraine, Syria at JSPG meeting May 27 — Foreign Ministry (ITAR-TASS)

No need for second round of presidential election in Ukraine — Central Election Commission (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine: What Might Be The Outcome? (Moon of Alabama)

Ukraine election marks the start of stabilization — Georgia president (ITAR-TASS)

US and EU wanted Poroshenko to become Ukrainian president – political analyst (Voice of Russia)

State Duma speaker urges Kiev to stop punitive operation in Ukraine’s south-east (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine bound to pay for Russian gas – Oettinger (Voice of Russia)

Georgia PM says Ukraine future president should keep Saakashvili at arms length (ITAR-TASS)

West gets serious competitors with Eurasian Economic Union gaining momentum (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko says parliamentary elections in Ukraine should be held in 2014 (SCF)

Ukraine’s local elections successful despite difficult political situation – Council of Europe monitors (Voice of Russia)

Heavy smoke, shots heard at Donetsk Int’l Airport – witness (Voice of Russia)

Russia ‘ready for Ukraine talks’ (BBC)

Gunfire, two fighter jets flying near Ukraine’s Donetsk Intl airport – witnesses (RT)

Donetsk People’s Republic to have dialogue with new Ukrainian authorities with mediators (Voice of Russia)

Lugansk People’s Republic distances itself from Ukraine’s presidential election (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko leads election with 53.75% of vote – Ukraine’s Central Elections Commission (Voice of Russia)

End of military operation first task of new Ukrainian authorities – Yanukovych (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko proposes local elections instead of referendums in eastern Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s tycoon Poroshenko confirms plans to sell assets (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s Poroshenko to sell all his business in order to become President (Voice of Russia)

Yanukovych respects choice of Ukrainian people in presidential election (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko wants military operation in southeastern Ukraine to continue in new format (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko thinks Yatsenyuk to remain Ukraine’s prime minister (Voice of Russia)

Yanukovych respects choice Ukrainian people make at time of trial (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian law enforcers resume artillery fire on Semyonovka locality near Sloviansk (ITAR-TASS)

Russia is ready for dialogue with Ukraine’s Poroshenko – Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

Russia ready for dialogue with likely Ukraine President-elect Poroshenko – Lavrov (RT)

China respects Ukrainian people’s choice — Foreign Ministry (ITAR-TASS)

EU elections: DINOsaurs duck first meteorite (RT)

Donetsk international airport suspends flight services (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine, EU may shift to visa-free travel regime by yearend – ambassador (Voice of Russia)

EU should bear responsibility for Ukraine’s debts for Russian gas – minister (Voice of Russia)

Half of protocols processed in Ukraine, Poroshenko leads with 53.86% (Voice of Russia)

Duma ready for dialogue with new Kiev authorities (ITAR-TASS)

Secretary General of Council of Europe hopes Ukraine’s new president will restore peace in the country (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s presidential polls may be starting point in dialogue with Russia — FM (ITAR-TASS)

Saakashvili may join the team of Ukraine’s Poroshenko (Voice of Russia)

Capitalists, Technocrats, and Fanatics: The Ascent of a New Power Bloc (Dissident Voice)

Billionaire oligarch declared winner in Ukraine elections (WSWS)

Ukraine’s early presidential elections deemed valid: turnout reaches 60.76% (Voice of Russia)

US-Led NATO’s War on Humanity (Greanville Post)

Britain’s Double Standards (NEO)

Rigged Presidential Elections in Ukraine? Cyber Attack on the Central Election Commission (Global Research)

The State Department’s Ukraine Fiasco (SCF)

CIA Faces Purges as Situation Remains Tense in Ukraine (SCF)

Exit polls after Odessa mayoral do not reveal winner (ITAR-TASS)

‘Ukraine Is Run by a Guy Who Makes Chocolate’

Brian Whitmore: What is your main takeaway from today’s election in Ukraine? Edward Lucas: This was quite unlike a Russian election because we …
 
Ukraine’s Poroshenko: Billionaire Candy Man, Veteran Politician

Ukraine’s likely president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, already is known across Ukraineas a billionaire king of chocolate, thanks to his popular brand of …
 
In eastern Ukraine, disruptions leave many unable to vote

MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Increasingly mired in partisan violence and slipping further from Kiev’s control, regional governments struggled to hold …
 
Obama talks Ukraine, swipes at Vladimir Putin

Administration officials had long pointed to the presidential elections as the critical next step for Ukraine. The country has had an interim president …
 
Ukraine boxing hero Klitschko claims Kiev mayor seat

Ukraine’s burly boxing hero and strident protest leader Vitali Klitschko claimed victory Sunday in Kiev mayoral vote that cements his role as a …
 
Ukraine votes for new president, despite unrest

Polls have opened in Ukraine for presidential elections widely expected to deliver power to a pro-West candidate. But separatists in the east are …
 
In Lviv, Ukraine, the nation’s east-west divide is on display

If this western Ukrainian city of Baroque fountains and cobblestone squares seems like a different country from the eastern rust belt besieged by …
 
As Ukrainians vote, legacy of Odessa fire that killed 48 has port city on edge

Faded flowers mark some of the spots at the Greek Square in Odessa, Ukraine, where six people died in street battle between pro-Russian and …

Ukraine’s Presidential Election Starts Under Cloud
NBCNews.com
KIEV — Ukrainian polling stations opened on Sunday in a presidential … Russian-speaking east and by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea …

A long line signals hope in a Ukraine neighborhood

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during presidential and mayoral elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, May, 25, 2014. Ukraine’s critical …

How To Win Ukraine and Influence The Future – The American Interest
The Feed ? Vladislav Inozemtsev
Russian aggression against Ukraine, ongoing since early March, has become the most radical security challenge in Europe over the past decades.

Medical APC After Ambush in Ukraine | English Russia
English Russia ? tim
Just a few of photos of medical APC which reportedly got into an ambush in Ukraine. Here is the comments to the photos: “Was shot while moving on …

Exit Polls Show “Choco-King” Poroshenko Winning Ukraine Election As Expected (US Hardly …
zerohedge.com ? Tyler Durden
A factor that may impact Russia’s reaction to the presidential elections is the scale of hostility in easternUkraine. Depending on this factor, as well as …

Poroshenko’s Finlandization and Non-Bloc Status vs Tymoshenko’s NATO Membership
Current Politics in Ukraine ? ukraineanalysis
Ukrainian territories are either occupied (Crimea) or under attack (Donbas) by a hostile neighbor and Ukrainians do not feel adequately defended by …

Looking for Ukraine – War in Context
War in Context ? News Sources
But most of the time, here in the center of Sloviansk, which since early April has become eastern Ukraine’sseparatist stronghold, everything is quiet.

Ukraine SITREP May 25th, 22:52 UTC/Zulu: Coming full circle with some cautious hope?
The Vineyard of the Saker ? VINEYARDSAKER:
That is the case in all so-called democracies, including the US, why should it be different in the Ukraine? Timoshenko got only 12.8%. That is actually …

The English Blog: Reuters Video: Election puts Ukraine future in balance
The English Blog ? Jeffrey Hill
REPORTER:Tensions rise ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in Ukraine. Securitysources say around a dozen soldiers were killed in fighting at a …

Poroshenko Claims Victory in Ukraine Presidential Vote — News from Antiwar.com
News From Antiwar.com ? Jason Ditz
Ukraine’s presidential election has finished, and Chocolate King Petro Poroshenko has claimed a sweeping victory, with exit polls showing him at 55 …

Russia, Chechnia and the Ukraine – the *choice* to keep hoping for the impossible
The Vineyard of the Saker ? VINEYARDSAKER:
Clearly, the threatened party was not the pro-Russian one, but the pro-Ukrainian forces, including those Tatars (mainly linked to Turkey) who had been …

BBC News – Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
bbc.com
Tycoon Petro Poroshenko claims victory in Ukraine’s presidential vote, after exit polls suggest he won outright, with some areas not voting.

BBC News – Viewpoint: Ukraine’s election turning point?
bbc.com
Ukraine’s early presidential election on Sunday may prove a turning point for the troubled country, Ukraineexpert Andrew Wilson argues.

Billionaire Petro Poroshenko Wins Ukrainian Presidency
Common Dreams
Petro Poroshenko: ‘Today we can definitely say all of Ukraine has voted, this is a national vote.’ Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters The Guardian …

Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information …
osce.org
This update is provided for the media and the public. Significant tensions remain in Donetsk city and much of the surrounding region, particularly to the …

The State Department’s Ukraine Fiasco | Common Dreams
commondreams.org
Besides ripping Ukraine apart – and getting scores of Ukrainians killed – the U.S.-supported coup in February has injected more uncertainty into …

Ukraine Elects a New President – Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire
politicalwire.com
“Petro Poroshenko appeared poised to win Ukraine’s presidential elections Sunday without having to enter a second-round runoff, after three exit polls …

Foreign Secretary congratulates Ukraine on historic elections – Press releases – GOV.UK
www.gov.uk
Foreign Secretary congratulates the Ukrainian people for showing their determination to vote and decide their own future.

Poll: Billionaire wins Ukraine presidential vote – Netscape News – AOL.com
netscape.com
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An exit poll on Sunday showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko wonUkraine’s presidential election outright in …

Ukraine: New Parliament Needed to Support Newly-Elected President « German Marshall Fund of …
gmfus.org
In this podcast, Ostap Semerak from the cabinet of ministers, Ukraine, gives his reasons why a parliament election should take place straight after the …

25 May 2014

Donetsk crowds protest Ukrainian elections, besiege richest oligarch’s mansion (RT)

ARCHIVES: How soldiers in Ukraine sent to repress the people joined them (Greanville Post)

CE Sec-Gen expresses hope that Ukraine’s new president will restore peace in the country (ITAR-TASS)

Imperialism’s Electoral Farce In Ukraine [Annotated] (Greanville Post)

Special operation against federalization supporters in Ukraine to resume within hours (ITAR-TASS)

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

Poroshenko will become president of half of Ukraine – Ukrainian lawmaker (ITAR-TASS)

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