Ukraine News Links 3-4 June 2014

4 June 2014 18:22:39 —

Obama, Ukraine president-elect discuss US help to train Kiev’s military (SCF)

Ukraine starts mass production of armored personnel carriers for National Guard (SCF)

Mainstream Western media silent on gross violations of human rights in Ukraine – political analyst (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko ready to sign EU-Ukraine free trade deal after inauguration (ITAR-TASS)

Dozens More Slaughtered In Day 51 Of Ukraine War (Stop NATO)

Ukraine like Afghanistan of 1980s: West sending instructors, arms into country torn apart – expert (Voice of Russia)

The airstrike of doom: Kiev turns Donbass into Yugoslavia (Voice of Russia)

Bilderbergers aim for the end game in Russia – expert  (Voice of Russia)

Russian Investigative Committee to request satellite images as proof of crimes in Ukraine  (ITAR-TASS)

Russia’s investigative committee sets up unit for crimes against civilians in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

CSTO Secretary-General favours peaceful resolution to Ukraine conflict (ITAR-TASS)

‘Obama and Putin should be in the same room at Normandy celebrations’ (RT)

Russia’s Investigative Committee intends to bring charges against Ukraine’s punitive operations (Voice of Russia)

‘Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine’ launched in London (Socialist Net)

‘No NATO extension needed as there are no enemies trying to invade Western Europe’ (RT)

Russia delays prepayment for Ukraine by another day – Gazprom (Voice of Russia)

‘Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine’ London meeting (AUDIO + VIDEO) (In Defence of Marxism)

Georgia: NATO Secures Control Of Russia’s Southern Border (Stop NATO)

Banned weapons claims in east Ukraine should be investigated – Moscow (Voice of Russia)

Kiev survives due to Ukrainian ex-PM’s economic achievements – expert (Voice of Russia)

NATO Vows To Continue Support To Ukrainian Military During War (Stop NATO)

Ukrainian Rada rejects initiative on denunciation of visa-free agreement with Russia (ITAR-TASS)

OSCE to recall observers on June 4 – Donetsk People’s Republic (Voice of Russia)

Bill on official status of Russian language registered in Ukrainian parliament (ITAR-TASS)

Russia tightens security on border with Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

NATO’s eastward expansion destabilizes Europe – Kremlin (RT)

The war on Ukraine 03.06 – Online-3! (Colonel Cassad; English translation)

Poroshenko signals bid to encourage dialogue withUkraine’s east (ITAR-TASS)

Klitschko’s party wins 77 out of 120 seats in Kiev Town Hall (ITAR-TASS)

NATO’s merry-go-round electronic surveillance in the Black Sea (RT)

Obama’s Europe doctrine: Too much stupid, not enough serious (RT)

Right Sector leader to take post in new Ukrainegovernment (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine authorities violate international humanitarian law — Russian commissioner (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine is key topic of conference confined to Russia’s UN Security Council presidency (ITAR-TASS)

Kremlin believes humanitarian corridors needed for evacuation from south-east Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Human rights violations in Ukraine to be recorded in ‘White Book’ – Russian Foreign Ministry (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine Women Join Anti-Kiev Resistance to Man Barricades (SCF)

No Plans to Submit Initiative on No-Fly Zone Over Eastern Ukraine to UN – Russia (SCF)

Verkhovna Rada registers draft resolution on air strike probe in east Ukraine’s Luhansk (ITAR-TASS)

G7 leaders talk Ukraine, economics without Putin at Brussels summit (RT)

NATO ‘beefing up muscles’ over Ukraine crisis a mistake – Russia (RT)

Obama discusses with Ukraine president-elect how US can help train Kiev’s military (RT)

Events in Ukraine’s south-east surpass all sad records — Foreign Ministry (ITAR-TASS)

Obama approves Poroshenko as Ukraine’s president, promises to help with politics (Voice of Russia)

Over 7,000 refugees from southeastern Ukraine come to Russia – Russian official (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine-Russia gas talks to continue on bilateral level (ITAR-TASS)

Crimea’s State Council urges Ukrainian authorities to stop bloodshed in south-east (ITAR-TASS)

President-elect Poroshenko thanks Kerry for US support of new Kiev authorities (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian troops shell town in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region (ITAR-TASS)

Lavrov, Kerry will meet in Paris June 5 within D-Day 70th anniversary — Russian FM (ITAR-TASS)

Militia fighters down Ukrainian helicopter as air strikes continue in Sloviansk (ITAR-TASS)

All-out battle in Slavyansk: Ukrainian Air Force reportedly strikes city’s suburbs, over 800 casualties reported (Voice of Russia)

Churkin rules out deal on Syria in exchange for UN resolution on Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

June 3-4: Hope Kiev junta be charged with war crimes, solidarity with Novorossians killed and ignored (Voice of Russia)

The Bullet: Ukraine: New President Escalates Austerity, Civil War (Socialist Project)

Canadian premier to go to Poroshenko inauguration inUkraine (ITAR-TASS)

Russia’s draft resolution on Ukraine remains under UNSC consideration (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev explores possible military emergency for Donetsk, Lugansk regions (Voice of Russia)

Komorowski, Poroshenko discuss matters aimed at settling Ukraine’s crisis (ITAR-TASS)

Russia wants UN Security Council to pass resolution onUkraine as soon as possible – Churkin (Voice of Russia)

Obama escalates NATO confrontation with Russia (WSWS)

European leaders, US president to discuss crisis inUkraine and relations with Russia (ITAR-TASS)

Churkin: military operation will not help Poroshenko to ensure sovereignty of Ukraine (SCF)

Left Forum Conference Ignores US-NATO Genocide (Dissident Voice)

Ukraine Uniting Militias to Bolster Forces in the East

KYIV — With the conflict in eastern Ukraine intensifying, the country’s military needs new recruits more than ever. A drive to integrate guerrilla fighters …
Ukraine Resumes Talks With Gazprom With Supply Cut on Horizon

OAO Gazprom, the world’s biggest natural gas producer, is holding negotiations withUkraine today to resolve a price dispute after postponing a …

Ukraine Bond Repayment Belies Gutted Economy: East Europe Credit

As Ukraine repays its $1 billion dollar bond, sentiment for the nation’s notes is souring with the economy withering amid fighting between government …

Ukraine Crisis Forces Shell to Halt Shale Wells in Restive East

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) has halted drilling for shale gas in eastern Ukraine to protect its personnel from clashes between pro-Russian …
Ukraine launches offensive against rebels in eastern city of Slovyansk

A pro-Russian holds his weapon during clashes with Ukrainian troops on the outskirts of Luhansk, Ukraine, Monday, June 2, 2014. Hundreds of …
Ukraine has what it needs to combat separatists

Ukraine has all that needs to combat pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, most importantly the political support of the West, acting …
Ukraine risk off?

Despite the fact that the fighting in the Eastern Ukraine, the talks to keep the natural gas (NYMEX:NGN14) flowing seem to be going well. Word is that …
Ukraine monitors alive, talks ongoing: OSCE chief

Two OSCE monitoring teams taken prisoner by separatist gunmen in eastern Ukraineare alive, the head of the European security body said Monday.

US Equities Rediscover Risk As Ukraine Choppers Downed

Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden
However, when news of 2 downed helicopters in Ukraine hit, stocks tumbled once again with Russell 2000 (small caps) and Dow Transports (the …

Ukraine Considers Declaring Martial Law In Donetsk, Luhansk

Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden
Has Obama weighed in on the constitutionality of martial law in Ukraine? … Ukraine’s North overthrew the Gov, which technically is not allowed by …

Economic Prospects of Ukraine

The Berkeley Blog ? Yuriy Gorodnichenko
Ukraine is living through most trying times: Maidan protests, snipers killing dozens of unarmed protesters, the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s regime, …

Ukrainian Petition Seeks Ban on Moscow Patriarchate Operations in Ukraine

Staunton, June 3 – A petition calling for a ban on the operations of the Moscow Patriarchate on Ukrainianterritory highlights in the religious sphere a …

Two Ukraine Helicopters Shot Down: Watch As Gunship Engages Eastern Militia In Intense Fighting

Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden
Earlier today, we read reports out of Russian Itar-Tass stating that east Ukraine militia had shot down aUkraine gunship and a Su-25 fighter jet, as well …

Vice President Biden’s Travel to Ukraine

The Vice President will lead a Presidential delegation to Kyiv on June 7 to attend the inauguration ofUkrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.

Explosion, Clashes Reported Along East Ukraine Border

News From ? Jason Ditz
While most of the Ukrainian military operations against eastern Ukraine had been focused on the Donetsk Oblast, today the big incidents were in the …

NATO Escalates One-Sided Proxy War Against Russia In Ukraine

North Atlantic Treaty Organization June 3, 2014 NATO steps up collective defence, support for reforms inUkraine NATO Defence Ministers on …

Ukraine’s Military Airstrike, Border Fight Kill 13 in Luhansk

On Monday, Ukrainian military stroke Luhansk from the air twice. The first shot was at the administration building in the center of the city. The second …

Rockford Congregation Concerned for Church in Ukraine

ECC | News ? Covenant News Service
By Stan Friedman. ROCKFORD, IL (June 3, 2014) — Darla Ruiz, a member of First Covenant Church who was caught up in Ukraine with several …

Heavy fighting

Heavy fighting is taking place in and around the rebel-held city of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainianand Russian media report. Ukrainian troops …

Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Other parts of Ukraine remained calm. The SMM has not re-established contact with the 4 monitors from the Donetsk team and 4 monitors from the …
Obama arrives in Poland ahead of Ukraine talks

Watch the video Obama arrives in Poland ahead of Ukraine talks on Yahoo News . U.S. President Barack Obama touches down in Poland where he …

Nato mulls response to Russian actions in Ukraine

Defence ministers from Nato states are due to discuss for the first time the long-term security implications of Russian actions in Ukraine.

Russian Rebel Attack On Ukraine Border Kills 5

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times. At least five pro-Russia separatists were killed Monday in a failed attack on a Ukrainian border guards base, …

Ukraine Political Attitudes Split, Crimeans Turning to Russian Sources For News

People in the west, north, and center regions of Ukraine are more likely to hold a favorable view of the role played by U.S. in the crisis than those in the …

IR scholars oppose military assistance in Ukraine, military aid to Egypt

A snap poll of 950 international relations (IR) scholars at U.S. universities finds that IR scholars oppose sending military assistance to Ukraine.

Optimistic on Russia-Ukraine gas deal: Nomura

Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, says signs of compromise over unpaid gas debts between Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine’s …

Russia’s Gazprom hails progress in Ukraine talks

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s gas giant Gazprom on Tuesday hailed progress to resolve a crisis that is threatening to cut gas supplies to Ukraine and …

3 June 2014

The Ukraine Crisis. Not too Late for “Cooperation” instead of “Confrontation”: Towards a “Diplomatic Solution”? (Global Research)

Obama Pledges $1-Billion-Dollar Military Buildup In Eastern Europe (Stop NATO)

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


Ukrainian Junta Moves Armor, Heavy Weapons To Russian Border (Stop NATO)

Russia willing to back humanitarian initiatives on Syria – Russian envoy to UN (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine must not be “muscle-flexing” exercise for US – Russian envoy to UN (Voice of Russia)

NATO Escalates One-Sided Proxy War Against Russia In Ukraine (Stop NATO)

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