Ukraine News Links 4-5 June 2014

5 June 2014 19:05:21 —

Russia ready to assist dialogue between Kiev and East – Churkin (Voice of Russia)

Lavrov and Kerry’s talks kick off in Paris after two-month pause (Voice of Russia)

Russia must engage with Kiev, says G7 (BBC)

United States and Romania are reaffiming military partnership (Voice of Russia)

‘Obama defending legitimacy of Ukraine’s election signals the bankruptcy of US foreign policy’ (RT)

G7 demands independent investigation into incidents of mass death in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine vs Syria: The Only Standards Are Double Standards (Global Research)

West wants to settle Ukraine crisis in dialogue with Russia — Merkel (ITAR-TASS)

More jets and warships: US increasing military presence in Black Sea (RT)

Ukraine: Kerry Urging For “Evidence” Of Russian Involvement (Moon of Alabama)

Russia to investigate crimes committed against civilians in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

G7 and Putin: Obama shifts from Eastern Europe to reality (Voice of Russia)

Russian, German, Polish FMs to meet in St. Petersburg over Ukraine — Foreign Ministry (ITAR-TASS)

Russians’ disapproval of US actions hits all-time high (RT)

Imperialism and Elections in Syria, Egypt and Ukraine (Global Research)

Putin speaks out on Ukraine, Crimea and US relations with French media (RT)

Moscow outraged with Ukraine’s decision to close its eastern borders – Russian FM (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine War Day 52: Pentagon Says Russian Troops Retreat From Border (Stop NATO)

Pentagon Chief Tells NATO Cohorts To Boost War Budgets (Stop NATO)

Crimea to nationalize Ukraine oligarchs’ property, if acquired unlawfully (SCF)

Russian Ambassador Zurabov to attend Ukraine president inauguration ceremony (SCF)

Special operation in Ukraine south-east violates international humanitarian law – Kelin (SCF)

Kerry Demands Poroshenko Prove Russia’s Involvement in East Ukraine Events (SCF)

Around 4,000 Refugees Flee from Ukraine to Russia – Medvedev (SCF)

Putin to meet Cameron, Hollande and Merkel (ITAR-TASS)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirms ambassador will return to Kiev (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine stops supplies of components under defense contracts with Russia (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine to be high priority of Russia’s presidency of UN Security Council — FM (ITAR-TASS)

275 Ukrainian refugees including 161 children stay in Russia’s Rostov region (Voice of Russia)

Obama backs state terror against eastern Ukraine (SCF)

Obama Visits Warsaw: US President to Execute Ukraine Sentenced to Death (SCF)

No decision taken in China yet on whether to attend Ukraine president inauguration (ITAR-TASS)

Russian PM confronts Kiev on its false claim that Ukraine has not refugees in Russia (Voice of Russia)

Kindergarten politics: The juvenilia of the G7 (RT)

Russian PM Medvedev calls G7 attitude to Ukraine’s Armed Forces ‘cynical’ (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian troops resume shelling of east Ukraine’s Semyonovka (ITAR-TASS)

G7 warns Russia of fresh sanctions (BBC)

Tokyo against immediate enhancement of sanctions, sets hopes on Moscow-Kiev dialogue (ITAR-TASS)

Tokyo not to send high-level representative to Ukraine president’s inauguration (ITAR-TASS)

G7 speculations about Kiev’s moderate actions in Ukraine’s south-east cynical — Medvedev (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s media creates hype by reporting bit fat lie to public (Voice of Russia)

G7 threatens further sanctions against Russia over Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Russian and French leaders to discuss Ukraine crisis, Iran, Syria – Kremlin (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine to pay gas debt no earlier than June 10 pending deal (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian armed forces resume shelling of Semyonovka in Donetsk Region (Voice of Russia)

June 4-5: Residents flee eastern Ukraine as Kiev military operation continues (Voice of Russia)

Kiev source says two checkpoints of Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked in Lugansk region (Voice of Russia)

Russia never annexed Crimea, no plans to intervene Ukraine, it’s Western delusion – Putin (Voice of Russia)

Japan to send MP to Ukraine president’s inauguration (Voice of Russia)

Putin to communicate with all guests at D-Day commemorations in Normandy (Voice of Russia)

Russian FM and his US counterpart to discuss Ukraine, Syria in Paris today (Voice of Russia)

VIDEO: Donetsk rebel leaders defiant (BBC)

G7 leaders abstain from further sanctions against Russia – Merkel (Voice of Russia)

British PM says Russia needs to change stance on Ukraine or face isolation (ITAR-TASS)

Russia not involved in conflict in Ukraine – Putin (Voice of Russia)

Dozens feared killed in Ukrainian military assault on hospital (RT)

‘Russian troops in Ukraine? Got any proof?’ Putin’s best quotes from French media talk (SCF)

In Ukraine, Separatist Militia With Russian Fighters Holds a Key
New York Times
DONETSK, Ukraine — Surface-to-air missiles pilfered from army bases. Defectors from Ukraine’s elite special forces. Russian fighters who slipped …

Ukraine says no humanitarian crisis, no UN resolution needed

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Wednesday there is no humanitarian crisis in the country and dismissed a Russian draft resolution to …

Ukrainian Forces Clash With Pro-Russian Rebels — Update
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW–Ukrainian government forces clashed with pro-Russian rebels around the eastern separatist stronghold of Slovyansk on Tuesday, while a …

Ukraine Urges Russia to Keep Natural Gas Price at Discount Level

Ukraine is urging Russia to keep the price for natural gas supplies at a discount level agreed between President Vladimir Putin and ousted President …

Ukraine’s Poroshenko rejects martial law in east
Washington Post
WARSAW, Poland — Ukraine’s president-elect says he opposes calls to institute martial law in the country’s troubled east, and supports peaceful …

Ukraine’s Poroshenko Rejects Martial Law in East
ABC News
Ukraine’s president-elect says he opposes calls to institute martial law in the country’s troubled east, and supports peaceful solutions.

Why Ukraine needs Russia-for now, anyway

The leadership in Ukraine would love to be free of its dependence on Russia for energy supplies, but for a variety of reasons, reliance on its chief …

Ukraine offensive stalled by insurgents
Fox News
June 4, 2014: Pro-Russian armed men walk in an entrance to a border guards base, which they seized, on the outskirts of Luhansk, Ukraine.

Ukraine Pushes Back as Rebels Attack in the East
New York Times
Damaged buildings seen through a windshield at a Ukrainian border camp on the outskirts of the easternUkrainian city of Luhansk on Tuesday after …

Obama, Ukraine president-elect discuss US help to train Kiev’s military
Prison ? admin RT June 4, 2014. The US has pledged additional military help to Ukraine as well as potential training of its law enforcement and military personnel.

Did Ukraine-Russia Talks “Hope” Spark Crude Oil Selling?
Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden Desks are scrambling for reasons for the heavy volume selling pressure though some have noted that suggestions by Ukraine’s newly elected …

White House Facts on US Security Assistance to Ukraine
US Mission Geneva ? DGN THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 4, 2014. FACT SHEET: U.S. Security Assistance toUkraine. The United States is working to …

Over 180 Killed in Special Op Against Protesters in Southeastern Ukraine
Prison ? admin At least 181 people have been killed in the Kiev government’s military operation against independence supporters in southeastern Ukraine, Ukraine’s …

Siege of free media in Ukraine continues, journalists remain principal target, says OSCE …
Updates … southern Ukraine. “The hostile media freedom environment in Ukraine remains a grave concern as the attacks on journalists continue,” Mijatovi? said.

Dozens More Slaughtered In Day 51 Of Ukraine War
Stop NATO…Opposition to global militarism ? richardrozoff RIA Novosti June 4, 2014 Ukrainian Army Shelling of Hospital in Donetsk Region Left 25 Dead MOSCOW: At least 25 people were killed in Tuesday’s …

Ukraine: four crises, one country
Neighbourhood ? Nicu Popescu For most of the last two decades virtually every Ukrainian election or opinion poll has displayed two Ukraines – one Western-leaning and another …

Obama Meets Ukraine President, Rails at ‘Dark Tactics’ of Russia
News From ? Jason Ditz At a meeting with Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko, President Obama promised him $5 million in new US military aid, along with ongoing …

6 militants killed, 3 Ukrainian troops injured
Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine have taken two government bases in battles around …

Obama to hold talks with Ukraine’s Poroshenko in Warsaw
US President Barack Obama is to discuss economic support for Ukraine when he meets President-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw.

Obama condemns Russia’s ‘dark tactics’ in Ukraine
WFMY News 2
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the ‘dark tactics’ and ‘aggression’ of Russia inUkraine after meeting Kiev’s president-elect …

6 militants killed, 3 Ukrainian troops injured
AP – Associated Press
Pro-Russian militants take their positions to fight against Ukrainian government forces outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Kindly translated by Anne-Marie de Grazia. The events in Eastern Ukraine since May 25th have sadly proven right those who predicted the unleashing …

Daily Ukraine Crisis Updates – June 3, 2014
EastWest Institute
(Interfax Ukraine) The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service stated that the headquarters of the Luhansk border guard unit remained besieged by …

On Ukraine: A People Caught In a New “Lebensraum”
Information Clearing House
While certain “interests” would have us believe Ukraine is a simple battle of democracy over tyranny or dictatorship, the conflict has absolutely nothing …

A brief note from post-election Ukraine
European Council on Foreign Relations
As an election observer in Ukraine, visiting polling stations and following developments on the ground, it’s hard to overstate how different the election …

Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Other parts of Ukraine remained calm. The SMM has not reestablished contact with the 4 monitors from the Donetsk team and 4 monitors from the …

journalists abducted in eastern Ukraine and Crimea
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the continuing abduction of journalists in eastern Ukraine and Crimea and urges the Russian and Ukrainian …

4 June 2014

Ukraine’s crisis marks climax of Western course towards Russia – Lavrov (ITAR-TASS)

NATO To Raise Readiness Of Multinational Corps North East In Poland (Stop NATO)

U.S., NATO Step Up Military Aid For Ukrainian War (Stop NATO)

Poroshenko’s election as president “wise selection” for Ukraine – Obama (ITAR-TASS)

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