Ukraine News Links 27-28 May 2014

28 May 2014 20:00:15 —

Ukrainian aviation administration bans flights to Donetsk (ITAR-TASS)

EU offers Kiev to repay half of April-May debt amid price wrangle (ITAR-TASS)

Abducted Polish priest freed in Ukraine’s Donetsk (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s gas transit falls 4% to 5.8 million cu m in April (ITAR-TASS)

Russia acting like friend in its gas partnership with Ukraine – Putin (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine must pay Russia $2 bln for gas by May 30 – minister (Voice of Russia)

Russia may grant gas price discount to Ukraine, but contract revision not on agenda (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine to owe Russia over $5.2 bln for gas by June 7 – Gazprom CEO (Voice of Russia)

Russian journalists come under mortar fire in Ukraine’s Slavyansk (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s National Guard Uses Banned Explosive Bullets Near Luhansk (SCF)

Reports of shooting in Donetsk, as city braces for third day of fighting (RT)

If Ukraine does not pay to Gazprom on June invoice, gas supply to be restricted on June 3 (ITAR-TASS)

Video: NATO Article 5, Response Force Libya/Ukraine-Style Exercise (Stop NATO)

Russia receives no payment from Ukraine for gas supplies — energy minister (ITAR-TASS)

From the Ukrainian frontline: despatch 28 May 2014 (Open Democracy)

Pre-2009 gas contracts with Ukraine cannot be doubted – President Putin (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian people pushed into fratricidal war – FM Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko’s legitimacy questionable – expert (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine still hasn’t paid Russia anything for gas – Russian minister (Voice of Russia)

Money Laundering, Graft and Corruption: Who is Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko? (Global Research)

EU puts third round sanctions against Russia on pause (RT)

Momentous Russia-Syria agreement (Voltaire Network)

Russia ready to provide humanitarian aid to Eastern Ukraine — Foreign Ministry (ITAR-TASS)

Polish Death Squads Fighting in Ukraine. CIA Covert Operation? (Global Research)

Donbass coalminers protest against Kiev’s punitive operation in Ukraine’s south-east (ITAR-TASS)

Moscow sends note to Kiev urging to send humanitarian aid to east Ukraine regions (Voice of Russia)

No signs of settlement in Ukraine after Poroshenko wins presidential election – Russian State Duma (Voice of Russia)

Military actions in Ukraine’s south-east aggravate situation — Kremlin (ITAR-TASS)

Ten things we’ve learnt from the European elections (RT)

Chechnya ‘has no troops in Ukraine’ (BBC)

Duma chairman warns PACE against glory seeking over fate of Ukraine (RT)

‘Slaughterhouse’: Civilians die in Kiev’s ruthless military attacks (GRAPHIC) (SCF)

EU to help Ukraine find $10 bln to pay Russia for gas – newspaper (Voice of Russia)

Kiev adopts draft agreement on Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian brigade of armed forces (Voice of Russia)

Secretary of Security Council of Abkhazia sees no connection between events in his country and Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Moscow respects results of Ukrainians’ expression of will – Kremlin (Voice of Russia)

Donetsk miners protest against military operation in eastern Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Maidan’s camp remains in Kiev, protesters intend to monitor Poroshenko’s work (Voice of Russia)

US wants to ‘bind Russia’s hands’ in Ukraine and control Russian gas – Venezuelan leader (Voice of Russia)

Europe is behind civil war in Ukraine, PACE must help to resolve it – Russia’s State Duma chairman (Voice of Russia)

Russia should help stabilizing Ukraine by reaching agreement on gas – EU (Voice of Russia)

Naftogaz to pay €1.3 million to Norwegian law firm for legal advice in suit vs. Gazprom (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine to inform EU about decision on gas debt to Russia on May 28 (Voice of Russia)

May 27-28: Situation in Ukraine gets worse, Donetsk bombing same as Belgrade ’99 (Voice of Russia)

Curfew imposed in Ukraine’s Donetsk after night of clashes and bombing of railroad (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine: The Real Energy Crisis Starts in June (Naked Capitalism)

Petr Poroshenko gets over 54% of votes in Ukraine’s presidential polls (Voice of Russia)

US gov’t still considering broader sanctions against Russia over Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

UN Security Council to discuss Wednesday the results of Ukraine’s elections (Voice of Russia)

New sanctions against Russia not on agenda in EU – source (ITAR-TASS)

U.S. Media Lie, Yet Again (WashingtonsBlog)

What Are Polish Death Squads Fighting For in Ukraine? (SCF)

VIDEO: ‘Fear and panic’ in Donetsk (BBC)

UN chief urges Kiev to restore state control in East Ukraine by peaceful means (SCF)

NYT’s One-Sided Ukraine Narrative (The Greanville Post)

Ukraine Faces Hurdles in Restoring Its Farming Legacy
New York Times
ZIBOLKY, Ukraine — Like many of her neighbors in this old Soviet collective farm, Maria Onysko prefers to be paid in grain instead of cash for the …

Ukraine’s arms firms walk tightrope between Kiev and Moscow

KRAMATORSK Ukraine (Reuters) – In quiet defiance of a promise by Kiev’s pro-European government to cut arms ties with Moscow, a state-owned …
Ukraine: Fighting takes ferocious turn as dead pile up

Firefighters work at a burnt ice hockey arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday. Early Tuesday, a group of unidentified men stormed Donetsk’s main ice …

Ukraine: The Real Energy Crisis Starts in June
naked capitalism ? Yves Smith
The West needs to curb its enthusiasm over the recent elections in the Ukraine. Gazprom is tightening the energy screws next week.

Ukraine: Anatol Lieven On The Larger Picture
Moon of Alabama ? b
Aside from Ukraine there is an important point Liven makes during the Q&A not with regard to Russia but to China. At 1:25h Lieven talks about false …

Ukraine’s New President
SteveLendmanBlog  Steve Lendman
“This election is another important step forward in the efforts of the Ukrainian government to unify the country and reach out to all of its citizens to …

Secretary Kerry on 2014 Presidential Elections in Ukraine
US Mission Geneva  DGN
May 26, 2014. STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY. 2014 Presidential Elections in Ukraine. The United States congratulates the people of Ukraine …

Across the Curve ? John Jansen
The markets are ignoring for now the tensions in Ukraine. I guess it is priced in at the current level of tensions and hostility. The WSJ is carrying a story …

Russia Ready for Talks With Ukraine’s New President
News From ? Jason Ditz
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says his government is ready and willing to meet Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko, saying there is …

Dozens Reported Killed In Eastern Ukraine Fighting
Yeshiva World News ? Y.W. Editor
The city of 1 million was engulfed by fighting Monday when rebels moved to seize the airport, Ukraine’s second largest. They were repelled by …

Ukraine: Donetsk morgue overflowing after Ukrainian military offensive *GRAPHIC – Rss Feed
Ukraine: Donetsk morgue overflowing after Ukrainian military offensive *GRAPHIC*. Part of channel(s):Ukraine (current event). W/S Exterior of …

EU calls on Russia to help end fighting in Ukraine International
European Union leaders on Tuesday hailed the presidential election in Ukraine and called on Vladimir Putin’s Russia to do what it can to end the …

Rejecting Obama, accepting Colin Powell, Ukraine succeeds against the militants.
Tom In Paine ? Marc Rubin
Emboldened by their successes they tried to duplicate them in eastern Ukraine and again, at first, theUkrainian military gave up without a fight while …

Ukraine unrest: Dozens die as Donetsk airport retaken
Ukraine’s interior ministry says the military is now in full control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of bloody clashes. More than 30 …

Mayor says 40 people killed in eastern Ukraine
Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The eastern city of Donetsk was in turmoil Tuesday after a day of heavy fighting in which government …

Violent Clashes at Ukraine Airport One Day after National Elections
Common Dreams
Ukraine launched air strikes and a paratrooper assault against pro-Russian rebels who seized an airport on Monday, even as its newly elected leader …

Future of Ukraine
CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick reports the latest on the crisis in Ukraine after the country elected billionaire Petro Poroshenko to President-elect.

Ukraine elects new president
… Sedgwick. And Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, shares his thoughts on Poroshenko’s election and what it means for the ongoing crisis.

Can Business Tycoon Bring Ukraine to the EU?
EUobserver Blogs
Kateryna Zarembo is a deputy director of the Institute of World Policy in Kyiv, Ukraine. She deals with Ukraine’s foreign policy and European …

‘War’ in Ukraine as Airport Battle Leaves at Least 50 Dead
Common Dreams
(Screenshots via Accidents News) Over fifty people were reported dead on Tuesday after the Ukrainian military launched an assault on armed …

Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM)
Public security and safety is of high concern due to fights in parts of Donetsk city between the Ukrainianarmy and armed separatists. Other regions of …

Moldova: Russia’s Next Target if the West Falters in Ukraine (Part Two)
Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March was an overture to the broader “Novorossiya” project, announced by President Vladimir Putin on …

Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM)
This update is provided for the media and the public. The situation in Donbas remained tense, but unchanged comparedto previous days.

27 May 2014

UN Security Council to discuss Wednesday the results of Ukraine’s elections (ITAR-TASS)

Petr Poroshenko scoring over 54% of votes in Ukraine’s presidential polls (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine and the Lies of the U.S. Media (Global Research)

Ukraine expresses concern over disappearance of OSCE observers (ITAR-TASS)

Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine’s New President Makes Cautious Opening Moves (Global Research)

Poroshenko’s trip to Donetsk region is pointless – Ukraine’s former president (ITAR-TASS)

ISS crew hug, take selfie to say ‘No’ to politics and Ukraine tension in space (RT)

Curfew imposed in east Ukraine’s Donetsk (ITAR-TASS)

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