Ukraine News Links 26-27 May 2014

27 May 2014 18:45:31 —

Ukraine has no plans to impose visa regime with Russia – foreign ministry (ITAR-TASS)

Russia-Ukraine border, its Crimea section to be strengthened (ITAR-TASS)

‘Slaughterhouse’: Civilians die in Kiev’s ruthless military attacks one day after vote (GRAPHIC) (RT)

EU to sign economic block of Association Agreement with Ukraine on June 27 (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s Batkivshchyna party demands early parliamentary elections in 2014 (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev authorities should regain control in Ukraine’s south-east by peaceful means — UN (ITAR-TASS)

Obama promises full support to new Ukraine president Poroshenko (ITAR-TASS)

EU leaders likely to postpone discussion of new sanctions against Russia – EU source (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine army recaptures airport (BBC)

Ukrainians want to be puppets of EU, so let them – VR listener (Voice of Russia)

Capitalists, Technocrats & Fanatics: The Ascent of a New Power Bloc (Boiling Frogs Post)

Ukraine’s authorities should take into account interests of all nationals — Russian FM (ITAR-TASS)

Blast damages railroad near Ukraine’s Donetsk (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s Security Service denies Parubiy made statement on Ukraine’s withdrawal from CIS (ITAR-TASS)

‘Ukraine president-elect has absolutely no intention of conducting negotiations with eastern Ukrainians’ (RT)

CIS executive secretary hopes Ukraine will continue CIS membership under new president (SCF)

Patriarch Kirill urges Poroshenko to end bloodshed in Ukraine (SCF)

‘Poroshenko can only pretend that he controls the situation in Ukraine’ (RT)

Army ‘recaptures Ukraine airport’ (BBC)

Ukraine Presidential Elections: Low Turn-out. Poroshenko Declares Victory (4th Media)

How the Ukrainian Civil War Started (4th Media)

Ukraine and EU Integration… of Popular Revolt against Oligarchs (4th Media)

Ukrainian Military Perpetrates New Slaughter In East (Stop NATO)

OSCE mission immunity memo not ratified by Ukraine parliament — Lavrov (ITAR-TASS)

United Confectioners uninterested in buying Poroshenko’s Russian plant (ITAR-TASS)

OSCE has lost contact with monitors near Ukrainian Donetsk (Voice of Russia)

Yatsenyuk demands $1bn worth of gas ‘stolen’ by Russia in Crimea (RT)

Military operation in southeast of Ukraine should be stopped — Russia’s Foreign Ministry (ITAR-TASS)

Odessa mayor takes oath under heavy guard (ITAR-TASS)

No reason for state of emergency in eastern Ukraine – top Kiev official (Voice of Russia)

Slavyansk bakery comes under artillery fire by Ukrainian military (Voice of Russia)

Army ‘recaptures Ukraine airport’ (BBC)

Putin demands Ukrainian army to immediately halt massive punitive operation in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Breathing spell sets in east Ukraine’s Donetsk (SCF)

China offers Russia a bridge to Europe (Asia Times)

Ukraine: Military-industrial complex to die for (Asia Times)

Ukraine’s Poroshenko leads in polls after 94.12% of votes counted (Voice of Russia)

Kiev should immediately stop using army against Ukraine population – Moscow (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine airport clash ‘kills dozens’ (BBC)

Europe and Ukraine: A tale of two elections (RT)

Ukraine considers paying $2 billion gas debt — Gazprom’s CEO (SCF)

Ukraine and EU Integration… of Popular Revolt against Oligarchs (SCF)

Kiev authorities plan to continue east Ukraine operation (Voice of Russia)

National Thai Boxing Federation chief elected Odessa mayor (ITAR-TASS)

Massive fire breaks out at hockey stadium in Ukraine’s Donetsk (VIDEO) (RT)

Ukraine to repay gas debt to Russia if previous price returned — acting finance minister (ITAR-TASS)

Russia-Ukraine talks without mediators currently impossible – Yatsenyuk (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine: Anatol Lieven On The Larger Picture (Moon of Alabama)

Donetsk, Slavyansk under attack, casualties reported. LIVE UPDATES (Voice of Russia)

It is too early to speak about Putin’s meeting with Poroshenko – Peskov (Voice of Russia)

On Cue – China Terror Attack Mars Historic Gas Deal (Land Destroyer)

15 hospitalized in Donetsk after armed clashes, casualties reported – regional healthcare department (Voice of Russia)

May 26-27: No signs of violence abating in Ukraine, West will buy Russian gas (Voice of Russia)

The Bullet: Rather the Useful Idiot: Ukraine in Turmoil (Socialist Project)

Russian, Turkish FMs to focus on Ukraine, Syria at JSPG meeting May 27 (SCF)

Ukraine withdraws from Commonwealth of Independent States – media (Voice of Russia)

New Ukraine government launches airstrikes, prepares austerity measures (WSWS)

Unease in UK’s political elite after Prince Charles compares Putin to Hitler (WSWS)

Why Are Russia and China (and Iran) Paramount Enemies For the U.S. Ruling Elite? (Greanville Post)

Ukraine: Doubts Cast on Election Results (SCF)

How the Ukrainian Civil War Started (WAshingtonsBlog)

Paul Craig Roberts: Putin sees chance to break up NATO, EU (Greanville Post)

Ukraine Election Largely In-Line With International Commitments, Says OSCE
Wall Street Journal
Petro Poroshenko held up his fist during his press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday after exit polls showed the candidate was poised to win …

Ukraine Drafts $2.5 Billion Russia Gas Plan to Avoid Cuts

Russia, Ukraine and the European Union sketched out a tentative deal on a part ofUkraine’s debt to OAO Gazprom that would help avert Russian gas …
Ukraine’s Iron Lady Refuses to Give Up

With ‘chocolate king’ Petro Poroshenko running away in the polls, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko made a last-ditch effort to insist Ukraine …
Ukraine picks Poroshenko for prez, but is in no mood to celebrate

Ukraine has elected a president in what is expected to be a rare first-round victory. Finally the nation has a leader, after six months of political drama …
Analysis: Ukraine’s Likely President Leans Toward West but Must Face Moscow

But in the immediate days and weeks, the most important challenge facing Ukraine’sfifth president since the country broke with the Soviet Union 23 …
Ukraine vote slows momentum for further Russia sanctions in EU

Leaders of EU governments are expected to discuss Ukraine’s problems … whose verdict was keenly awaited by the EU, praised Ukraine for holding …
Ukraine vote slows momentum for further Russia sanctions in EU

BRUSSELS, May 26 (Reuters) – Sunday’s election in Ukraine, deemed a success by the European Union, is likely to ease pressure for far-reaching …
Ukraine and Europe’s future

One was in Ukraine, where voters elected a president who promises “to do our best to bring in European values.” The other was in the 28 nations of …
Avoiding Ukraine Pipelines Would Hurt Gazprom: Chart of the Day

Avoiding Ukrainian natural-gas pipelines would cut OAO Gazprom shipments to Europe by more than a third because there isn’t enough alternative …

Fighting Resumes: Ukraine Jets, Helicopters Strike Seized Donetsk Airport
Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden
Ukraine didn’t waste much time after its presidential election, which appears to have been won outright by the chocolate tycoon Poroshenko much to …

New Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko vows to stop war
Prison ? admin
Shaun Walker & Alec Luhn London Guardian May 26, 2014. Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko, has vowed to make his first goal in office to …

Ukraine Votes
The European Council on Foreign Relations
Though only a tiny number from Crimea were able to vote, and could only do so by voting elsewhere inUkraine. Ukraine should have a new President …

Ukraine’s Presidential Election Won’t Mend Fences
Sean’s Russia Blog ? Sean
Which way Ukraine? It’s hard to say. Poroshenko promises to step up the “anti-terrorist operation” and vows to have results “in hours.” “I am not going …

“Finlandization” Is Not an Option
The Feed ? Lilia Shevtsova
Yesterday’s presidential election in Ukraine was more than just a demonstration of Ukrainians’ readiness to elect their government democratically

Ukraine Elects Petro Poroshenko with 55% of What & Why
Armstrong Economics ? Martin Armstrong
Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko (born 1965) is a Ukrainian billionaire businessman known as the ‘Chocolate King’, He is now the President-Elect of ..

Ukraine to US: give us arms.
Jackson Jambalaya ? Kingfish
On Dec. 5, 1994, Ukraine signed the Budapest Declaration and agreed to give up the world’s third-largest nuclear arsenal in exchange for security …

Ukraine: What Might Be The Outcome?
Moon of Alabama ? b
Noirette comments at the end of the last Ukraine thread: … In short, exactly what the people of the Ukraine do not want and have been fighting against.

Ukraine’s Fate Rests with
Window on Eurasia — New Series ? paul goble
Staunton, May 25 – “There is no inter-national or inter-ethnic conflict in Ukraine” today, according to aUkrainian specialist at the Russian Academy of …

Early returns show Poroshenko winning Ukraine vote
News from The Associated Press – Associated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early returns Monday suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko was elected president of Ukraine in the first round of balloting.

NYT’s One-Sided Ukraine Narrative
Exclusive: The U.S. press coverage of the Ukraine crisis has been stunningly biased and one-sided, placing virtually all the blame on Russian …

Ukraine crisis: Battle to control Donetsk airport
Ukraine troops launch air attacks against pro-Russia rebels at Donetsk airport as expected new president vows to talk to Russia to end the crisis.

Rebel says 30 insurgents killed in eastern Ukraine
The Big Story
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least 30 bodies of killed fighters have been brought to a hospital following a day of heavy fighting in Donetsk in eastern …

Despite violence and threats in east, Ukraine election characterized by high turnout and resolve to …
KYIV, 26 May 2014 – The 25 May early presidential election in Ukraine was characterized by high turnout and a clear resolve by the authorities to hold …

Ukraine has a lot of obligations: National Bank of Ukraine
Sergei Kruglik, director of international affairs at National Bank of Ukraine, says the outcome of theUkrainian election sends a positive signal to …

Exit Poll: Candy Tycoon Elected Ukraine President
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Exit polls suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko was elected president Sunday in the first round of balloting in the bitterly …

Ukraine Election Unable To Move Gold One Way Or Another During Asian Open
(Kitco News) – Few disruptions during the Ukraine election has not helped the gold market find any traction up or down at the start of the week as …

Ukraine: Swoboda congratulates President-elect Petro Poroshenko
Socialists & Democrats
The presidential elections in Ukraine yesterday ended with a clear indication that Petro Poroshenko obtained an absolute majority in the first round, …

Joint statement on Presidential elections in Ukraine by President of the European Council Herman …
PRESS. Dirk De Backer – Spokesperson of the President – ? +32 (0)2 281 9768 – +32 (0)497 59 99 19. Preben Aamann – Deputy Spokesperson of the …

26 May 2014

New alliance will stop NATO aggression? (4th Media)

‘Color Revolutions’ Upset Global Stability: Russian Foreign Minister (Stop NATO)

The Truth about Ukraine: Geopolitics and History of Ukrainian Nationalism (Global Research)

Can Saudi Arabia crash the oil market? (NEO)

Leader of the DNR: self-defence units bring down 2 helicopters of Ukraine’s Armed Forces (ITAR-TASS)

Up to 100 killed in Kiev military op, Donetsk E. Ukraine – anti-govt forces (RT)

“Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014?: Another U.S. Style Violent Regime Change? )Global Research)

‘Torn to pieces’: Ghastly details emerge of Italian reporter and his Russian interpreter’s killing in E. Ukraine (RT)

Russia ready to continue talks on price of gas supplied to Ukraine – energy minister (ITAR-TASS)

VIDEO: Ukraine battle at Donetsk airport (BBC)

US harassing own journalists by supporting Ukrainian government – VR listener (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s Donetsk at war (Voice of Russia)

‘Chechens in Donetsk?! I didn’t order it, tell me more’ – Kadyrov on CNN report (RT)

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