Ukraine News Links 2-3 June 2014

3 June 2014 18:18:10 —

Lugansk on Fire: Ukrainian City Becomes Target for Aviation Strikes (SCF)

Coup d’État in Disguise: Washington’s New World Order “Democratization” Template (Global Research)

Ukraine receives only non-lethal weapons from NATO countries — defense minister (ITAR-TASS)

Shell halts drilling for shale gas in Ukraine because of military hostilities in east (ITAR-TASS)

‘Muddying a Murky Picture’: NYT’s Ukraine Kremlinology (FAIR Blog)

What Obama Told Us at West Point (Boling Frogs Post)

Refugees fleeing war zone in east of Ukraine offered shelter in Rostov region (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine files two suits against Russia with European Court of Human Rights (ITAR-TASS)

Gazprom ready to complete South Stream without international finance (RT)

‘Increasing US presence in Europe signals very dangerous period of national rivalry’ (RT)

‘Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine’ launched in London (In Defence of Marxism)

Why there is no Russian military intervention in the Ukraine (InI)

Confirmed: Ukrainian air force fired over 150 missiles at Lugansk, bombed admin HQ (RT)

OSCE relocates observers from Donetsk and Luhansk regions for security reasons (ITAR-TASS)

The Unrest in Ukraine and the Return of History (Global Research)

Ukraine losing markets by rejecting closer ties with Customs Union (ITAR-TASS)

Russian human rights ombudsman calls for setting up humanitarian corridor in south eastern Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Putin instructs to help refugees from southeastUkraine, Crimean residents (ITAR-TASS)

PACE speaker ready to continue dialogue with Russia on settling Ukrainian crisis (Voice of Russia)

Brutally Honest: NATO To Expand Military Along Russian Borders (Stop NATO)

‘US wants to make Ukraine anti-Russian state’ – senior Duma MP (RT)

Putin, Merkel support coordinated measures to deescalate Ukrainian crisis – Kremlin (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine pumps 12 billion cubic meters of gas into storages, wants 7 more (ITAR-TASS)

4yo among seven Ukrainian kids wounded in clashes – UN (RT)

Ukraine air force strikes at Semyonovka village near Sloviansk (ITAR-TASS)

Fighter jet, combat helicopter downed as battles still rage in Ukraine’s Sloviansk (ITAR-TASS)

Russia to increase troop potential, mobility due to NATO enhancing activities – lawmaker (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine silent as Russia offers humanitarian aid for Donetsk, Luhansk regions (ITAR-TASS)

Ex-presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev faces arrest sanctioned by Ukrainian parliament (Voice of Russia)

East Ukraine clashes claim 181 lives — prosecutor general (ITAR-TASS)

‘Heavy fighting’ in east Ukraine (BBC)

Obama pledges $1bn for more troops, military drills in E. Europe (RT)

Obama arrives in Poland to strengthen ties with EU allies amid Ukraine crisis (Voice of Russia)

Russia’s Gazprom, Ukraine’s Naftogaz may continue talks on Tuesday (SCF)

East Ukraine militia down fighter plane, helicopter gunship, 4 APCs (SCF)

Two fighter jets and two helicopters of Ukraine Air Force fire at Sloviansk suburb (ITAR-TASS)

Russia calls for probe into air strike on east Ukraine’s Luhansk (ITAR-TASS)

Eight children wounded in Ukraine gunfire — ombudsman (ITAR-TASS)

SC President, Vitaly I. Churkin (Russian Federation) on Ukraine – Security Council Media Stakeout (2 June 2014) (SCF)

Ideological cloak (& dagger): US peace pitch masks material interests (RT)

Nato mulls Russia’s Ukraine actions (BBC)

181 killed in east Ukraine military operation – acting prosecutor general (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian Rada approves inauguration date of President-elect Petro Poroshenko (ITAR-TASS)

Slavyansk self-defense activists claim to have shot down Ukraine army plane (Voice of Russia)

Europe’s New Arc of INSTABILITY (4th Media)

Ukraine’s lawmaker urges to stop civil war (ITAR-TASS)

Russia-Ukraine gas talks: Gazprom and Naftogas break gas prices’ deadlock (Voice of Russia)

Helicopters conducting strikes against village nearUkraine’s Slavyansk – self-defense (Voice of Russia)

Russia’s Gazprom, Ukraine’s Naftogaz may continue talks on Tuesday (ITAR-TASS)

Clashes in east Ukraine’s Luhansk (ITAR-TASS)

One civilian killed in Ukraine army airstrikes against village near Slavyansk – self-defense (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko to meet with Polish and US presidents in Warsaw (Voice of Russia)

Sloviansk militia units knock out several armored vehicles (ITAR-TASS)

June 2-3: Kiev junta killing civilians – where is the UN?!! (Voice of Russia)

Gazprom, Ukraine to mull $350-380 gas price (ITAR-TASS)

Crimea expects massive inflow of refugees from eastern Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

West tries to politicize Russian draft lodged with UN Security Council – Churkin (Voice of Russia)

Seven children injured in eastern Ukraine fighting since May 9 — UNICEF (ITAR-TASS)

Odessa massacre probe cannot be finished by mid-June – commission (Voice of Russia)

Intense exchange of fire reported near Ukraine’s Semyonovka, Slavyansk (Voice of Russia)

Self-defense reports casualties in armed clashes near Ukraine’s Kramatorsk (Voice of Russia)

Mathew D. Rose: When European Politicians Cannot Read the Handwriting on the Wall (Naked Capitalism)

Obama heads to Europe for week of meetings directed against Russia (WSWS)

Moscow urges Russia-NATO Council to demand thatKiev stops military operation (Voice of Russia)

Kiev Air Force strikes on civilians is military crimes – Lugansk (Voice of Russia)

Russia submits draft resolution on Ukraine to UN Security Council (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine gas: EU Energy Commissioner says Russia will charge $350-$380 (RT)

How and Why the U.S. Has Re-Started the Cold War (The Backstory that Precipitated Ukraine’s Civil War) (WashingtonsBlog)

Russia and NATO trade accusations of military build-up, fueling Ukraine conflict (RT)

Ukraine: New president escalates austerity, civil war; popular resistance deepens (Links)

East-Ukrainian official describes pro-Kiev Air Force strike as military crime (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev’s ‘indiscriminate shelling of residential areas’ must be stopped – Russia (RT)

At least five killed in admin HQ blast as fighter jets deployed to Lugansk, Ukraine (SCF)

Ukraine military launches offensive against rebels
Washington Post
A pro-Russian rebel prepares to fire a rocket propelled grenade during clashes as they attack a border guard base held by Ukrainian troops on the …

Ukraine rejects autonomy calls for ethnic Hungarians made by Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – A senior Ukrainian official has rejected calls for autonomy for ethnic Hungarians in western Ukraine made by Hungarian Prime …

Ukraine’s consul general in Chicago discusses election
Chicago Tribune
Some 200,000 Ukrainians live in the Midwest, including 85,000 in Illinois, and a record 1,600 came to Ukraine’s Chicago consulate May 25 to vote in …

Ukraine’s Festering Divisions
New York Times
WASHINGTON — As the polls closed during last month’s snap presidential elections in Ukraine, violence broke out in the east of the country.

Ukraine, Russia seek gas dispute deal before Poroshenko-Obama talks

Ukraine and Russia enter crunch talks Monday to settle a long-running dispute over the price of gas deliveries, two days before a first meeting ..
Ukraine crisis deepens rift between Orthodox Churches

The pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine has deepened the country’s religious divide as two Orthodox Churches tied to rival patriarchates in …

Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards
Washington Post
Ukrainian army paratroopers move to position in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Monday, June 2, 2014. Hundreds of armed insurgents attacked a border guards’ …

Ukraine says hundreds of armed insurgents attack border guards

People gather for a rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, June 1, 2014. Even after the May 25 election for a president to replace the …

Ukraine’s IMF Agreement Could Worsen the Country’s Problems
Huffington Post
On Sunday May 25, the “Chocolate King” handily won the Ukrainian presidential elections in the first round. Billionaire Petro O. Poroshenko is so …

Ukraine’s 2014 presidential election result is unlikely to be repeated

Ukraine’s Presidential election results were officially certified today, thus ratifying an election that saw Petro Poroshenko win decisively throughout the …

Deadly Ukraine Fighter Jet Bombing Caught On Tape
Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden
Earlier today we reported that even as the western media blackout of events in Ukraine gets more black, the ongoing civil war is getting ever more …

Ukraine Coup Brings Russia and China Closer
Sibel Edmonds’ Boiling Frogs ? William Engdahl
Indeed, the decision by the Viktor Yanukovic government in Ukraine last year to join Russia’s Eurasian union triggered the protests that enabled …

Russia’s army of paid astroturfers message-bomb western coverage
Boing Boing ? Cory Doctorow
A set of documents leaked by a group identifying itself as Russian hackers purports to be training materials for Russian psyops agents who were paid …

Unveiling “Western” Hypocrisy Russia Connects Syria And Ukraine

Unveiling “Western” Hypocrisy Russia Connects Syria And Ukraine. A few days ago we read this: Australia, Luxembourg, and Jordan are planning to …

NATO Defense Chiefs To Back Kiev’s War In Southeast Ukraine
Stop NATO…Opposition to global militarism ? richardrozoff
UNIAN June 2, 2014 Ukraine and NATO discuss situation in security area and further cooperation Defense Ministers of NATO member countries and …

Douglas-Westwood: Gassing about Ukraine
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide ? hellenicshippingnews
Ukraine’s oil & gas production appears to have been largely unaffected by the ongoing crisis involving Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the uprising …

Russia Extends Ukraine’s Gas Payment Deadline
News From ? Jason Ditz
Cooler heads seem to be prevailing in the ongoing natural gas dispute between Russian giant Gazprom and the Ukrainian government, and Russian …

Lugansk attacked by Ukrainian Air Force
The Vineyard of the Saker ? VINEYARDSAKER:
Lugansk attacked by Ukrainian Air Force. The city of Lugansk in the easternmost part of the ex-Ukraine has been attacked by Ukrainian combat aircraft …

Asia importers to buy more Black Sea wheat, shrug off Ukraine crisis
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide ? hellenicshippingnews
Asian importers will step up purchases of wheat from Ukraine and Russia as bumper harvests there push down prices, shrugging off concerns the …

Russia calls UN meeting to seek Ukraine cease-fire International
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After months of blocking any Security Council action on Ukraine, Russia called an emergency meeting of the U.N.’s most …

List of individuals sanctioned during the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine
In response to the growing unrest in Ukraine, mid-March 2014 many governments launched sanctions against individuals and companies that are …

No passengers, missed stops – the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg goes on a surreal journey as he travels from Russia to eastern Ukraine on Train 77.

Ukraine crisis: Border guards
Ukraine’s border service says hundreds of insurgents have mounted a sustained assault on a border guards’ camp in the eastern city of Luhansk.

OECD: Asia political risks are similar to Ukraine
OECD: Asia political risks are similar to Ukraine. Tue 03 Jun 14 | 12:39 AM ET. Angel Gurria, Secretary-General at the OECD, says geopolitical …

Biden to Ukraine for Poroshenko’s inauguration
The Big Story
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading back to Ukraine to attend the inauguration of the embattled nation’s new president.

The United States-Ukraine Academic Consortium
Yale University
The United States-Ukraine Academic Consortium. The European Studies Council at Yale and The Building Bridges Global Advocacy Network have …

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Ukraine says insurgents attack border guards
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of armed insurgents attacked a border guards’ camp in easternUkraine Monday, a spokesman said.

2 June 2014

NATO Defense Chiefs To Back Kiev’s War In Southeast Ukraine (Stop NATO)

Ukraine, NATO, and the Multi-Polar World (Stop Imperialism)

Russia submits draft resolution on Ukraine to UN Security Council (ITAR-TASS)

East-Ukrainian freedom fighters advance toward Kramatorsk airdrome amid fierce fighting (ITAR-TASS)

Sevastopol receives 251 refugees from east Ukrainian regions (ITAR-TASS)

Ron Paul: Neocons are right to be scared about dollar diminishing (RT)

Ukraine Coup Brings Russia and China Closer (Boiling Frogs Post)

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