Ukraine News Links 5-6 June 2-14

6 June 2014 18:22:39 —

Ukraine’s Sloviansk under heavy fire from armored vehicles (SCF)

Putin, Obama Exchange Views on Ukraine Crisis, Call to End Hostilities – Kremlin (SCF)

Twelve Thousand People Flee Eastern Ukraine to Rostov – Russian Rights Ombudsman (SCF)

Ukraine’s NATO membership not on agenda – Polish ambassador to Russia (Voice of Russia)

Putin spoke to Petr Poroshenko on the situation in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian MP kicks out Russian journos from parliament, calls them ‘spies’ (VIDEO) (RT)

Kiev in anticipation of $5 mln military aid from US as it intensifies operation in Ukraine’s southeast (Voice of Russia)

Russian, Portuguese diplomats discuss Russia-EU relations, situation in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s National Guard distances itself from calls on Poroshenko (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine, Russia seek to end fighting (BBC)

“Russia never Annexed Crimea, no Plans to intervene inUkraine, it’s a Western Delusion” – Putin (Global Research)

Putin, Poroshenko meet on D-Day sidelines, call for end to E.Ukraine bloodshed (RT)

Vandals in Kharkov deface famous Russian poet’s monument on his 215th anniversary (Voice of Russia)

Putin has brief conversation with Obama — Peskov (ITAR-TASS)

Post-Crimea World: NATO’s War Plans In Europe And Globally (Stop NATO)

Ukraine raises gas imports 33% to 12.5 billion cu m (ITAR-TASS)

Merkel says it will take time to stabilise situation inUkraine (ITAR-TASS)

Us or them: German peace researchers give EU-Ukraine policy failing grade (RT)

East, west Ukraine at odds over country’s future – Gallup poll (RT)

Almost $36 million of budget revenues not received from eastern Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

MP suggests international exhibition on Ukrainian villainy (RT)

Moscow, Kiev to resume gas talks over weekend — report (ITAR-TASS)

Russian Rostov Region government says 12,000 Ukrainian citizens arrived on June 5 (ITAR-TASS)

Russia, China share view of Ukraine as sample of West’s politics (ITAR-TASS)

Psaki in firing line? RT pleads ‘not guilty’ over Jen demise rumor (RT)

Russia-EU-Ukraine gas talks slated for June 11 (ITAR-TASS)

Putin, Merkel discuss situation in Ukraine on margins of D-Day commemorations (Voice of Russia)

Putin, Merkel devote their whole conversation toUkraine (ITAR-TASS)

Provoking World War III (Dissident Voice)

Victoria Nuland to attend inauguration of president-elect Poroshenko in Kiev (Voice of Russia)

Russia urges US to stop involvement of mercenaries in conflict in Ukraine (SCF)

Ukrainian economy may shrink by 5% at yearend — Yatsenyuk (ITAR-TASS)

China hopes Putin’s meetings in France will facilitate de-escalation in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine partially closes border with Russia in Donetsk, Lugansk regions (SCF)

Russian-German cultural and educational contacts continue despite Ukraine crisis (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine armed forces resume artillery strikes against Semyonvka village near Slavyansk (Voice of Russia)

Chinese culture minister to attend Ukraine president inauguration ceremony (ITAR-TASS)

Do We Really Need to Re-Start the Cold War? (WashingtonsBlog)

Ukraine stops civil aviation flights to Southeast (SCF)

G7 unity shows cracks on Russia sanctions (WSWS)

Minsk ready to cooperate with Ukraine’s new authorities – Lukashenko (Voice of Russia)

One Ukrainian Air Force helicopter shot down by Slavyansk militia (Voice of Russia)

‘Material Evidence. Syria. Ukraine’ on display in Berlin (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (RT)

The US is attempting to organize a redistribution of the European energy market (NEO)

Kiev imitating constitutional reform – Russian envoy (ITAR-TASS)

Oettinger’s Gas Bluff (SCF)

Kiev’s Use of Heavy Weapons in Crackdown Violates International Law – Russia (SCF)

As Ukraine moves on rebel stronghold, residents live with sound of shelling
Chicago Tribune
With violence continuing in Ukraine’s east and tension high between Ukraine and Russia, the crisis is certain to dominate diplomatic exchanges when …

Ukraine New President Faces Daunting Challenges
Voice of America WASHINGTON — Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire businessman and politician, is scheduled to be sworn in as Ukraine’s president next week.

Kerry, Lavrov: Ukraine shouldn’t be ‘pawn’ Washington Post Diplomatic efforts to resolve the months-long standoff between Ukraine and Russia kicked into high gear in two European capitals on Thursday.

East Ukraine’s Full-On Guerrilla War
Daily Beast
Ukraine’s rebels have secured their supply corridor to Russia. As Putin talks to Europe (and maybe Obama) about stability, the real war is about to …

Ukraine’s information war looks very different in its east and west
DONETSK, Ukraine — At Radio Respublika, the voice of the armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine’s biggest city, the staff consists of disk …

Kerry, Lavrov: Ukraine Shouldn’t Be ‘Pawn’
ABC News
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday Ukraine should not be a “pawn” in a power struggle …

Ukraine crisis casts shadow over D-Day anniversary
Columbus Dispatch
President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and — thanks to a last-minute invitation from France — Ukraine’s president-elect Petro …

Ukraine mulls reformation of senior football league
KIEV, June 5 (Xinhua) — Ukrainian football officials will consider the proposal to reshape the structure of the country’s senior soccer league, the …

Obama and allies: Putin faces critical choices
San Jose Mercury News
PARIS (AP) — Laying out clear conditions, President Barack Obama and Western allies opened a pathway for Russia to ease tensions in Ukraine on …

Ukraine crisis: Donetsk rebel leaders still talking tough
BBC News
This is the heart of eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk Region. But it is also now the capital of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic: a breakaway …

Ukraine War Day 52: Pentagon Says Russian Troops Retreat From Border
…Opposition to global militarism
 ? richardrozoff Interfax-Ukraine June 5, 2014 Russian troops moving slowly from borders with Ukraine – US U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf …

Kiev’s siege on Slavyansk in Eastern Ukraine taking its toll on local population

Signs of the Times
People in Ukraine’s eastern city of Slavyansk are facing a shortage of food and medicine as violence rages on in the restive region, Press TV reports.

‘Russian troops in Ukraine? Got any proof?’ Full Putin interview with French media

Signs of the Times … world leaders at the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. Here are his best replies on key issues:Ukraine, Crimea and relations with the US.

Ukraine Ambassador Returns to Armenia

Armenian News By MassisPost ? MassisPost KIEV — Ukraine’s ambassador to Armenia has returned to Yerevan more than two months after being recalled to Kiev in protest against a positive …

Ukraine: Kerry Urging For Evidence Of Russian Involvement

Moon of Alabama ? b April 8 – U.S. and NATO Warn Russia Against Further Intervention in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the Kremlin of fomenting the …

Violence in Eastern Ukraine intensifies as civil war threatens nation

Wootton Common Sense- Online Paper ? Zach Lowy After Ukraine formed a new government, after Victor Yanukovych was ousted and after Russia annexed Crimea, the Russia-Ukraine fiasco appeared …

Ukraine Govt Ready to Declare Martial Law in East

News From ? Jason Ditz The loss of several key military/national guard bases in the northeastern Luhansk Oblast has Ukraine’sinterim government on edge about their …

The Flickering Shadows of Russia and Ukraine
Frontiers of Freedom

The roots of the most recent crisis inside Russia and Ukraine and between … Therefore, the legend of Russia’s and Ukraine’s Western-induced …

ECB Lures Alfa Eurobond as EU Tiptoes on Ukraine
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide ? 
Sentiment may also be improving as the European Union holds off on new sanctions over the Ukraine crisis even as the U.S. said Putin still faces the …

Kuban Cossack Youth Back Ukraine Rather than Moscow
Window on Eurasia
— New Series ? paul goble Window on Eurasia: Kuban Cossack Youth Back Ukraine Rather than Moscow. Paul Goble. Staunton, June 5 – Despite the efforts of Moscow to …

G7 leaders warn Russia of fresh sanctions over Ukraine
Leaders of the G7 industrial nations meeting in Brussels say they are prepared to impose further sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

Rebels seize 3 government bases in eastern Ukraine
Yahoo News
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents captured three government bases in eastern Ukraine in a series of humiliating defeats for the …

BBG Audience Reach Doubles in Ukraine
Broadcasting Board of Governors
WASHINGTON — The audience of U.S. international media (USIM) networks in Ukraine has doubled in the past year, according to newest polling data …

Developments in Ukraine
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
What has happened in Ukraine is the most significant challenge to the international order since the attacks of September 11. While not aimed directly …

Russia must engage with Kiev, says G7
Leaders of the G7 industrial nations say Russia needs to begin talks with the new leadership in Kiev to end the crisis in eastern Ukraine. 

EU support for Ukraine
the European External Action Service – Europa
The EU focuses its efforts on de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine. It supports an inclusive dialogue and the protection of the unity and territorial integrity …

President Obama: G-7 nations united in support for Ukraine
In a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama announces the G-7 nations stand united in support of Ukraine …

Obama meeting with European allies on Ukraine
“The important thing is we have the same language, the same arguments on Ukraine all together,” Holland said in a brief exchange with reporters …

Ukraine diplomacy kicks into high gear at G-7
AP – Associated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) — Diplomatic efforts to resolve the months-long standoff between Ukraine and Russia might end up with a meeting between …

5 June 2014

US shale gas exports won’t solve EU energy problems – Barroso (RT)

‘Bon appétit,’ Putin tells G7 leaders dishing the dirt on Russia in Brussels (RT)

Sanctions against Russia won’t help solve Ukrainian crisis – expert (Voice of Russia)

Putin and Cameron meet in France, ‘avoid handshake’ upon greeting (RT)

New neocon bill: designed to protect Ukraine or to promote business interests of US fracking firms? (Voice of Russia)

Orwellian Jen Psaki (Stop Imperialism)

Poroshenko’s chief of regional campaign office found dead (Voice of Russia)

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