Ukraine News Links 28-29 May 2014

29 May 2014 20:35:41 — williambowles.info

14 military killed in chopper downed in E. Ukraine – acting president (SCF)

Ukrainian authorities cannot be trusted – expert (Voice of Russia)

Arms depot destroyed in attack on Ukraine National Guard base – statement (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry turns down humanitarian aid from Russia (Voice of Russia)

Next round of trilateral talks on Ukraine’s gas issue to be held on May 30 (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine receives $750 million from World Bank (Voice of Russia)

Obama’s foreign policy speech: US retains exclusive rights to intervene (Voice of Russia)

UK slams Brussels seeking taxpayer cash for Kiev & jobless (RT)

UK: Thousands sign Ukraine petition within hours. Please help us send a clear message (InI)

Slaviansk Mayor: 1,200-1,300 Ukrainian Troops Killed In Attack On City (Stop NATO)

Premature US Victory-Dancing on Ukraine (Global Research)

Ukraine’s Poroshenko asks EU to postpone signing of association agreement (ITAR-TASS)

Obama: Surrounded By NATO, Russia Forced To Retreat On Ukraine (Stop NATO)

Obama ‘imprisoned’ by terror paradigm (Asia Times)

Time runs out on Ukraine’s gas debt (Asia Times)

Premature US Victory-Dancing on Ukraine (SCF)

Self-defense forces shot down Ukraine Air Force helicopter in Sloviansk (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine helicopter ‘shot down’ (BBC)

Ukrainian army chopper downed as shelling of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk begins (RT)

About 300 Ukrainian mercenaries from Syria fighting in south-easternUkraine — source (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s parliament ratifies memorandum on OSCE monitoring mission (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine rebels ‘to free’ observers (BBC)

Who undermines the Budapest Memorandum on Ukraine? (RT)

Body of Italian photographer killed in Ukraine taken to Rome (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko polls 54.7% of votes at presidential election after 100% of ballots processed (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s Slavyansk: life under shelling (Voice of Russia)

Use of UN-labeled vehicles in southeast Ukraine must stop – Russian envoy to UN (Voice of Russia)

Russia to appeal to Council of Europe to inspect Ukraine’s NPPs as they switch to US fuel (Voice of Russia)

Kiev’s raid must be stopped – Lavrov to Kerry (Voice of Russia)

The Obama Doctrine: Death By a Thousand Cuts (China Matters)

Russian citizen among OSCE group detained in Ukraine – Russian ambassador to UN (Voice of Russia)

Russia wants to protect Ukrainian children, but evacuation from southeastern regions yet impossible (Voice of Russia)

European Commission calls for three-party meeting on gas issue Friday (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s president-elect asks EU to postpone signing of association agreement – report (Voice of Russia)

‘War is a plague’: Donetsk students’ pacifist song leaves TV anchor in tears on air (VIDEO) (RT)

The U.S. ‘News’ Media Show How to Do Propaganda AboutUkraine’s Civil War (WashingtonsBlog)

80 Ukrainian soldiers surrender to self-defense forces in Lugansk (RT)

Ukraine: ‘Rather the useful idiot, than the worthless genius’ (Links)

Bloodbath Follows Ukrainian Elections (NEO)

Ukraine needs direct US military aid — Poroshenko (SCF)

Dispatches From the Ministry of Truth: Ukraine in the grip of civil war (Greanville Post)

NATO chief, former US intelligence director among Bilderberg elite (RT)

Russia to help Kiev establish dialogue with southeast if it ends military op – UN envoy (RT)

ttackers fail to seize military unit in Luhansk region – Ukraine’s National Guard (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine, Russia Leaders to Attend D-Day Ceremonies

Ukraine’s president-elect Petro Poroshenko will attend the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings in Normandy, his office said on …
 
Ukraine’s President-Elect Vows to Crush Eastern Rebels

Ukraine’s president-elect has vowed to stamp out a simmering rebellion by pro-Russian separatists in the east and end what he called a “war being …
 
Ukraine’s president not yet ready to set EU trade deal date: EU officials

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine’s newly elected president, Petro Poroshenko, is not yet ready to set a date for signing a landmark trade deal with the …
 
Ukrainian government vows more military action against separatists

DONETSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian government vowed to push ahead Wednesday with military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the …
 
Ukraine’s new leader gets D-Day invite from France

PARIS — The French president has invited the newly-elected Ukrainian leader to attend June 6 ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Ukraine Short Sellers Bail on Losing Bond Market Wagers
Bloomberg
Short sellers are abandoning money-losing wagers on Ukrainian bonds as signs of improving relations with Russia trigger the longest streak of gains …

Ukraine President Needs to Stay in Power: Bremmer
Bloomberg
May 28 (Bloomberg) — Eurasia Group President and Founder Ian Bremmer discusses the Ukraine elections on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg …

Ukraine Short Sellers Bail on Losing Bond Market Wagers
Businessweek
Bearish bets against Ukrainian dollar bonds are backfiring as a thaw in the country’s conflict with Russia spurs the longest winning streak in four years.

Ukraine’s Jews welcome results of presidential election

Jewish leaders in Ukraine have welcomed the victory of Petro Poroshenko in the country’s presidential election and the poor showing of …
 
Opinion: Will Ukraine’s ‘Candy Man’ deliver the goods?

(CNN) — The thing about presidential elections, be it in Ukraine or anywhere else for that matter, is that it makes sense to ignore everything that was …

IMF Un-Credibility Watch: Ukraine Edition
Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden
As CFR rebukes, we see the IMF’s growth forecasts for Ukraine and Greece not as forecasts at all, but rather as assumptions necessary to justify the …

Ukraine – A Warning to the Furious
Mail Online – Peter Hitchens ? DM
I feel a strong foreboding about Ukraine. Stories quite a long way inside most of today’s papers recount appalling carnage in and around Donetsk, …

Ukraine Accuses Russia Over Border Gunbattle
News From Antiwar.com ? Jason Ditz
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry is accusing Russia of sending “terrorists” across the border into their breakaway eastern oblasts tonight after fighting was …

Russia Tells Kiev “It Is Ready To Provide Humanitarian Aid” To East Ukraine
Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden
Some were confused by the latest bout of radiosilence emanating from the Kremlin in the aftermath of both the “Chocolate King” winning the Ukraine …

Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko Sends Putin a Message
Taylor Marsh ? Taylor Marsh
Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko is not paying any attention to Vladimir Putin’s wishes.

Parliament committee reviews Ukraine situation
Politics.hu ? MTI
A real civil war is being waged in Ukraine, Zsolt Molnar, Socialist head of parliament’s national security committee, said after a meeting of the body …

Donetsk International Airport in Ukraine left in smoke after Kiev military unleashes fighter jets and …
Signs of the Times
Donetsk self-defense forces claim on Twitter to have regained control over the international airport in the eastern city after Ukrainian troops launched a …

Ukraine says hundreds of armed militants have crossed border from Russia
War in Context ? News Sources
McClatchy reports: The Ukrainian army said Tuesday that it had evicted armed separatists from the international airport in Donetsk after a 24-hour gun …

(Taxpayers?) will help Ukraine find $10 billion to pay Russia for gas.
MFS – The Other News ? Will MFS
The newspaper cites a source from a Russian delegation at negotiations on gas supply between Russia,Ukraine, and the European Commission as …

Ukraine’s presidential elections: hope amidst crisis
The FRIDE blog ? Natalia Shapovalova
This was an election of firsts for Ukraine. For one, for the first time since 1991 a candidate was chosen in the first round, having won the majority of …

Chechen leader Kadyrov denies sending troops to Ukraine
BBC
Chechnya’s Moscow-backed leader denies sending troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Statement of the Heads of State or Government on Ukraine
Council of the European Union
Today we discussed the situation following the Presidential election on 25 May in Ukraine. We recall and reconfirm our statement of 6 March and our …

Girl Power In Ukraine
The Dish
But the pro-Ukrainian contingent certainly doesn’t have a monopoly on women militants. Since late April, leaders of the separatist movement have …

As Russia-Ukraine Conflict Continues, Malware Activity Rises
FireEye
So let’s look at a serious, current international conflict – the one between Russia and Ukraine – to see if we can find its reflection in cyberspace.

EU Calls on Russia to Work With New Ukraine President
Tolo News
EU leaders urged Russia on Tuesday to work with new Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and to continue withdrawing its troops from the country’s …

Ukraine: Sliding into Chaos
hrw.org
While in the rest of Ukraine people were casting their ballots for new president, all election-related activity was paralyzed in the southeast of the …

Moldova: Russia’s Next Target if the West Falters in Ukraine (Part One)
The Jamestown Foundation
Viewed from Moldova, the Kremlin’s assault on Ukraine (like the earlier one on Georgia) aims to prevent the country permanently from joining Europe …

In Middle East, Ukraine crisis vindicates disillusion with West
European Council on Foreign Relations
The Ukraine crisis, while largely a distraction in a region embroiled in its own multiple conflicts, has nonetheless been received in the Middle East with …

Ukraine’s election provides opportunity to focus on future
Gov.uk
UK statement by Ambassador Lyall Grant to the Security Council meeting on Ukraine.

28 May 2014

Shells hit school, kindergarten in Slavyansk amid Ukraine military op (VIDEO) (SCF)

Ukrainian miners protest against Kiev’s military op in ‘March of Peace’ (VIDEO) (RT)

Stop the NATO War Games on Russia’s Doorstep. The Petition the British Government Tried to Ban (Global Research)

Ukraine PM in Russia border demand (BBC)

Ukrainian elections a horrific circus – Nebojsa Malic, expert (Voice of Russia)

East Ukraine Report From The Front Lines: Heavy Civilian Casualties (Global Research)

Ukraine election should put end to punitive operation – Russian FM (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s claim to Crimea should not be linked to three-party gas talks – Oettinger (ITAR-TASS)

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