Ukraine News Links 1-2 June 2014

2 June 2014 21:01:25 —

Kiev’s air raid on Lugansk grossly violates Geneva deals, OSCE roadmap – Russia (ITAR-TASS)

Water supply to Crimea through North Crimean Canal nearly fully blocked – OSCE (ITAR-TASS)

Military operation in Ukraine’s east ‘deepens rift between parties’ — Russian envoy (ITAR-TASS)

Unveiling “Western” Hypocrisy Russia Connects Syria And Ukraine (Moon of Alabama)

Why is Russia lifting embargo on military supplies to Pakistan? (RT)

Ukraine’s president should enter constructive dialogue with Russia — Georgian PM (ITAR-TASS)

West has to invent new pretexts for what Russia is doing wrong inUkraine – political analyst (Voice of Russia)

Russia flexible in gas talks with Ukraine — presidential spokesman (ITAR-TASS)

Wiggle Room: Russia gives Ukraine extra week before switching to prepayment system (RT)

Lavrov Says Russia to Put Forward UN Draft Resolution on Ukraine (SCF)

Ukraine’s stance on repayment of its gas debt to Russia may complicate EU financial aid (Voice of Russia)

British PM to discuss Ukraine with Russia’s Putin in France (ITAR-TASS)

The US Empire is in Decline (The Greanville Post)

At least 5 dead after Ukrainian Air Force strikes Lugansk self-defense forces (Voice of Russia)

Petro Poroshenko wins Ukraine presidential election — official results (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s Justice Ministry suggests arresting property and assets of Russian companies (ITAR-TASS)

Live tactical missile firing touted by Russia’s Western Command (RT)

Negotiations between militia and Ukraine border post command come to deadlock (ITAR-TASS)

NATO Military Chairman Denounces Russia At Asian Security Forum (Stop NATO)

OSCE missions in Donetsk, Luhansk regions to continue work despite missing observers (ITAR-TASS)

Over 50 refugees flee from east Ukraine to Russia (ITAR-TASS)

Russia getting support from European Commission in Ukraine gas talks – minister (Voice of Russia)

Multiple fatalities feared after Kiev fighter jet attacks admin HQ in Ukraine’s Lugansk (RT)

Putin, Cameron to hold face-to-face Ukraine talks – London (Voice of Russia)

Militia storm east Ukraine’s Luhansk border unit — Ukraine Border Service (SCF)

Ukraine border guards attacked (BBC)

Violence continues in Ukraine — Russia’s foreign minister (ITAR-TASS)

Gazprom not to file planned lawsuit against Naftogaz this week – CEO (Voice of Russia)

Kiev to ignore Russian lawsuits against Ukrainian military actions in east Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Russia’s Gazprom ready to reduce gas price for Ukraine not only through lower export duty (ITAR-TASS)

Russia to submit resolution to UN Security Council to stop violence in Ukraine – FM Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

EU, Russia, Ukraine to discuss gas debt, discount on June 2 (Voice of Russia)

Quo vadis, Europe? (Open Democracy)

Russia extends Ukraine gas deadline (BBC)

Obama to urge European leaders to maintain tough stance on Russia (Voice of Russia)

Russia’s Gazprom delays introduction of advance payment for gas to Ukraine to June 9 (ITAR-TASS)

June 1-2: Eurasian Union’s attractiveness increases, civilians bombed inUkraine, Peter the Bloody’s chocs boycotted (Voice of Russia)

Demonstrators in Donetsk trample down sweets produced at Poroshenko’s enterprise (ITAR-TASS)

The Russo-Ukrainian gas war is about to get hot (Voice of Russia)

Russia receives $786 million from Ukraine for gas debt for February-April (ITAR-TASS)

Barack Obama starts European tour (Voice of Russia)

Taking the ghost train to Ukraine (BBC)

VIDEO: ‘Ghost train’ from Russia to Ukraine (BBC)

Ukraine’s Naftogaz sends draft supplementary agreement to Russia’s Gazprom (Voice of Russia)

Russia-NATO Council to consider situation in Ukraine at ambassadorial level (ITAR-TASS)

White House Launches Propaganda At TROLL Level (WashingtonsBlog)

Right Sector ‘looting, attacking citizens’ in eastern Ukraine – Donbass battalion commander (SCF)

Rally in defence of children of Ukraine’s southeast held in Donetsk (SCF)

Dreams about Lend Lease or Who Pays for US Military Aid to Kiev (SCF)

Ukraine Says Insurgents Attack Border Guards

An unspecified number of servicemen have been injured in an insurgent attack on their camp in eastern Ukraine, the country’s border guard service …
Ukrainian President-Elect Petro Poroshenko is invited to Prague

Prague, June 1 (?TK) — Czech President Miloš Zeman has invited UkrainianPresident-elect Petro Poroshenko to Prague, he said in the Questions of …
Ukraine Separatist Leader: Rebels Killed Collecting Bodies From Donetsk Airport

DONETSK, Ukraine, May 31 (Reuters) – Ukrainian separatist leader Denis Pushilin said on Saturday six rebels had been killed while trying to collect …

Amid Ukraine crisis, Md. National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership
Baltimore Sun
As Russia’s actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia. Maryland has …

Ukraine’s Naftogaz says sends Gazprom draft supply agreement
Gazprom has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Ukraine if Naftogaz fails to pay some of its $3.5 billion debt for imported gas. Naftogaz said in the …

Ukraine conflict means flight, for those who can 01.06.2014
Deutsche Welle
For the Ukrainian government, it’s an anti-terror campaign; for Russia, civil war – and for the people of eastern Ukraine, it’s simply war. Observers are …

Ukraine Revolutionaries Vow to Stay in Kyiv’s Maidan
Voice of America
KYIV — Ukrainian activists who fought for change in their capital’s Independence Square are refusing to leave the public space that became the focal …

Russia says Ukraine situation worsening, will submit UN resolution

Lavrov said that Western nations had assured Russia the situation in Ukraine would improve after its May 25 presidential election but that “everything …

At Ukraine’s Perilous Border, Law Is Dispensed by Men in Masks
New York Times
A pro-Russian activist inspected a car last month at a checkpoint outside the village of Schastya, about 15 miles from the eastern Ukrainian city of …

Russia-Ukraine Gas Talks Open Week of Engagement
Russia and Ukraine are set to resume talks in Brussels today on a deal that would keep natural gas flowing between the countries amid their conflict …

Ukraine’s Vietnam
fairleft’s myFDL diary ? fairleft
Moon of Alabama’s ‘b’ wrote on April 30 that the Ukraine regime would not be able to defeat the insurgency in the east and that reality would force a …

Bilderberg on Ukraine: military chiefs, arms bosses and billionaire speculators
Prison ? admin
Discussing the situation in Ukraine with this many senior government ministers makes it official military business. He was well accompanied.

Europe’s Tea Party Moment, Nuclear Know-how, and Winning in Ukraine
The Feed
Good afternoon, TAI readers! We trust you’ve enjoyed your weekend so far. Take the time this Sunday to look back on what you may have missed on …

Mish Reader Who Speaks Ukrainian and Russian Updates the Situation inUkraine
Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis ? (Mike Mish Shedlock)
News media reporting of the situation in Ukraine has nearly vanished in the past couple of weeks. Here is an update from reader Jacob Dreizin, a US …

Battling for Ukraine’s Soul
SteveLendmanBlog ? Steve Lendman
Battling for Ukraine’s Soul. by Stephen Lendman. Eastern Ukrainian freedom fighters aren’t quitting. They reject Kiev putschists. They deplore fascist …

Bilderberg on Ukraine: military chiefs, arms bosses and billionaire speculators
The US supreme allied commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove (left), leaves the Marriot hotel in Copenhagen after discussing Ukraine.

Elections in Ukraine and Syria, Let the Fascist Mass Murder Continue
The Jack Blood Show ? Jack Blood
Elections Pushed Ahead in Ukraine, Obstructed in Syria, so Mass Murder Can Continue – the West’s Weaponization of “Democracy”. Journal – Neo.

Five Arguments Russians Make fo…
Window on Eurasia — New Series ? paul goble
Staunton, June 1 – One of the problems that Moscow propagandists face is that many of the arguments they put out for political change in Ukraine …

Russia threatens to cut off gas supply to Ukraine in days
Islamic Invitation Turkey ? ?slâmi Davet
According to Russia’s Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller, with last month’s consumption included, Ukraine’s debt will rise to USD 5.2 billion by June 7.

Six killed around Ukraine’s Donetsk airport
Islamic Invitation Turkey ? ?slâmi Davet
At least six people have been killed after clashes erupted between Ukraine security forces and pro-Russia separatists around Donetsk airport.

Mish Reader Who Speaks Ukrainian and Russian Updates the Situation inUkraine
Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis
News media reporting of the situation in Ukraine has nearly vanished in the past couple of weeks. Here is an update from reader Jacob Dreizin, a US …

Al Jazeera
Ukraine’s presidential elections did not bring back the rebellious Donbas. … The traditional pattern ofUkrainian politics – East vs West – seems to be …

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine will hold brief media opportunity at 15h30 in Kyiv today
The OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine will hold a brief media opportunity in Kyiv today to discuss the work of the mission as well as …

NATO Parliamentary Assembly urges firmer sanctions over Ukraine
NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Vilnius, 30 May 2014, The NATO Parliamentary Assembly on Friday expressed strong support for theUkrainian people’s struggle to defend their …

Ukraine crisis exposes Europe’s energy flaws
NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Vilnius, 31 May 2014 – Europe must quickly move to interconnect national energy grids and tap new sources in the Caspian and Mediterranean …

1 June 2014

Orphanage under fire as Kiev forces shell Slavyansk (RT)

Ukraine Situation Report: Why Can’t the Kiev Junta Take Slaviansk? (SCF)

Klitschko says he has never thought of dispersing Maidan (ITAR-TASS)

Rally in defence of children of Ukraine’s southeast held in Donetsk (ITAR-TASS)

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