Ukraine News Links 29-30 May 2014

30 May 2014 17:42:37 —

Russian investigators open criminal case over banned methods of war in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Slavyansk militia asks Ukraine army not to fire at purification facilities using liquid chlorine (Voice of Russia)

‘The disgraced oligarch’: WikiLeaks cables reveal changing US views on Poroshenko (SCF)

Ukraine vows to bring peace to east (BBC)

Children’s hospital comes under artillery gun fire in east Ukraine overnight (ITAR-TASS)

Russian journalist banned from entering Ukraine for 5 years (ITAR-TASS)

Lugansk militia braces for possible Ukraine army offensive near Lisichansk (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine obtains $750 million from $1.5 billion World Bank financial aid (ITAR-TASS)

Military operation will continue until total normalization in East Ukraine – acting defense minister (Voice of Russia)

Military op to continue in E. Ukraine until ‘stability’ restored – defense minister (RT)

NATO Parliamentary Assembly to discuss prospects for Alliance enlargement in Lithuania (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine leader vows to crush rebels (BBC)

Why US Ambassador Richard Morningstar Is Threatening Azerbaijan with a Maidan (SCF)

Right Sector militants suspected of plotting terror acts detained in Crimea – Russia’s FSB (Voice of Russia)

Seven children injured in Ukraine’s Donetsk region fighting between May 9 and May 28 (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine military helicopter shot down as battles flare in the east (WSWS)

Russia to provide humanitarian aid to Donetsk People’s Republic – Peskov (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s armed forces use ammo banned by international conventions – PM of Donetsk People’s Republic (Voice of Russia)

Deadline for repayment by Naftogaz of $2 bln of debt for Russian gas expires Friday (Voice of Russia)

Why Obama’s Speech Should Make You Think (Dissident Voice)

Arms depot destroyed in attack on Ukraine National Guard base – statement (SCF)

Exxon business in Russia not disrupted by Ukraine crisis – CEO (RT)

US Hypocrisy in Ukraine and Syria (NEO)

European Politics Will Be Different From Today On (SCF)

Ukrainian military chopper shot down by rebels
Boston Globe
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around the eastern city …

Ukraine’s empty seat at table darkens party for Putin’s new ex-Soviet bloc
Chicago Tribune
But events since February – when a pro-Russian leader was toppled in Ukraine, Putin responded by seizing Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and the West …

Ukraine to Sign Economic Pact With EU Next Month
Wall Street Journal
KIEV—Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko said the economic portion of a broad pact between the European Union and Ukraine should be …  

Separatists shoot down Ukrainian military copter
CBS News
DONETSK, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down by rebels … amid heavy fighting around the insurgent-held city in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine military chopper shot down; 14 reported dead
CTV News
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around the eastern city …  

Separatists Shoot Down Ukrainian Helicopter
Voice of America
The White House says Thursday’s shootdown of a government helicopter by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine indicates rebels have access “to …  

East Ukraine Town Digs In for Fight
Wall Street Journal
NOVODRUZHESK, Ukraine—Coal miner Andrei Sharenko never fired an automatic rifle in his life, he says, until he saw a Ukrainian army column …

Ukraine Moves Toward Gas Debt Compromise with Russia
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW–Ukraine took a step toward compromise over its huge gas debt to Russia Thursday, approving a measure that would allow the state gas …

Ukraine military helicopter shot down by pro-Russia rebels over Slavyansk
The Guardian
A Ukrainian military helicopter has been shot down by rebels over Slavyansk amid heavy fighting around the insurgent-held city in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine Prime Minister Vows Not to Pay ‘Political’ Price of Russian Gas
Wall Street Journal
Ukraine’s prime minister said Wednesday that the country won’t pay “the high political price” Moscow is demanding to keep Russian natural gas …

Putin’s Ukrainian Dilemma: Invade Ukraine Soon or Become the Obama of Eurasia
The news from the Ukraine tonight continues to defy reality with this Reuters story from May 14th and the events since the election yesterday: …

Over A Thousand Soldiers Killed As Ukraine Fighting Escalates, Russian Media Reports
Zero Hedge
Tyler Durden While one should take locally sourced news on the volatile situation in Ukraine, reported by media that is ideologically close to the source, with a grain …

Russia Not Backing Down in Eastern Ukraine
The Feed The West keeps giving Russia opportunities to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, and Russia keeps on not taking them. Meanwhile, the West itself is …

On Ukraine’s Democracy
HKS Citizen ? admin For the last 23 years, since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has been struggling to become a democracy. The Ukrainian constitution outlines …

US State department incompetentence at display in Ukraine on all levels
Signs of the Times On May 20, Jennifer Psaki reiterated the Ukrainian government’s false allegations of terrorism against two Russian journalists for LifeNews, Marat …

Fighting in East Ukraine’s Luhansk, as Rebels Attack Barracks
News From ? Jason Ditz
Though casualties are still unclear, a new round of fighting has erupted in eastern Ukraine, this time with the separatist fighters attacking a National …

Ukraine – In Kharkov, Life Continues As Usual But Jews Are Wary
Vos Iz Neias (Yiddish: What’s News?) ? admin Ukraine – Life appears completely normal in the eastern city of Kharkov. Ukraine’s second-largest city, it was one of several locales where separatists …

Obama: Surrounded By NATO, Russia Forced To Retreat On Ukraine
Stop NATO…
Opposition to global militarism
 ? richardrozoff Press TV May 29, 2014 Putin ‘surrounded by NATO’, reversing course in Ukraine: Obama President Barack Obama says that “American leadership” …

Ukraine – Military Helicopter Shot Down; 14 Dead
Vos Iz Neias (Yiddish: What’s News?)
Ukraine – Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around the eastern city of Slovyansk, …

Ukraine SITREP May 29th, 15:54 UTC/Zulu
The Vineyard of the Saker ? VINEYARDSAKER: Before looking at the latest developments in the Ukraine, I think that it is important to at least mention two major developments involving Russia. First …

Ukraine army helicopter ‘shot down’
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have shot down a military helicopter near the flashpoint city of Sloviansk, reports say. The aircraft was …

Daily Ukraine Crisis Updates – May 28, 2014
Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president-elect, said the “anti-terrorist operation” against the rebels, whom he has likened to Somali pirates, “has finally …

From East-West to North-South: Moscow’s Actions in Ukraine Reignite Talk of a Baltic–Black Sea …
The Jamestown Foundation
But that appears to be changing, particularly in the face of renewed Russian aggression against Ukraine,Ukrainian resistance to that aggression, and …

Ukraine, Russia, and US Foreign Policy
The National Interest
Dimitri K. Simes, president of the Center for the National Interest, speaks to Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, about Ukraine’s election …

What’s Next for Ukraine?
This was the most violent clash in the crisis since May 2, when more than 40 people were killed in Odessa after a pro-Ukrainian mob forced a crowd of …

Downed Ukraine Helicopter Had General On Board; 14 Die In Attack
Militants in Ukraine shot down a military helicopter near the eastern city of Slovyansk Wednesday, killing 14 soldiers that included an Army general.

29 May 2014

Turkey and NATO’s rotational policy on the Black Sea (NEO)

DPR: Ukraine’s armed forces use ammo banned by international conventions (ITAR-TASS)

Who was Maidan snipers’ mastermind? (Oriental Review)

VIDEO: Are there Chechen fighters in Ukraine? (BBC)

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