Ukraine News Links 6-7 June 2014

7 June 2014 19:33:49 —

Russia seeks to start dialogue with Ukraine – Russian ambassador (ITAR-TASS)

Russia will send note to Ukrainian Foreign Ministry over Zvezda TV Channel journalists (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko unable to overcome crisis in Ukraine without Russia – Matviyenko (ITAR-TASS)

Russian embassy in Ukraine seeks release of detained journalists – ambassador (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine, US will be good partners – Poroshenko (Voice of Russia)

The real meaning of D-Day (The Greanville Post)

Crimea leaders rule out ever rejoining Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

George Freedman and Germany (SCF)

Alexander Lukashenko:Ukraine should be united state (ITAR-TASS)

54th VR Live Panel: Eastern Europe between Russia and West – bridge or wall? (Voice of Russia)

Refuting President Obama’s Lies, Omissions, and Distortions (Dissident Voice)

Why Ukraine’s Civil War Is of Global Historical Importance (Global Research)

Ukraine: Poroshenko’s Hope For “Western” Help Is Deluded (Moon of Alabama)

Storages of explosive materials are set on fire in Donetsk region (Voice of Russia)

German FM warns Kiev against extreme use of force in eastern Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Russian TV crew handed over to Ukraine’s Security Service for ‘spying on checkpoint’ (RT)

NATO Chief Says Bloc Stands Firm Behind KievChoco-Fascism (Stop NATO)

Top Military Commander: NATO Building Ukrainian “Defense Capacity” (Stop NATO)

The Only Standards Are Double Standards (Strategic Culture Foundation)

No official visits planned between Russia, Ukraine – diplomat (Voice of Russia)

Zvezda TV channel’s journalists detained in Ukraine handed over to SBU – National Guards (Voice of Russia)

Zvezda reporters detained by Ukraine’s National Guard (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine merely a pawn on the chessboard – expert (Voice of Russia)

Petr Poroshenko is sworn in as president of Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine leader sets out peace plan (BBC)

Poroshenko: Ukraine should have early parliamentary elections (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko’s inauguration kicks off in Kiev amid ongoing punitive operation in east Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Russia should not be excluded from G8 – chairman of Munich Conference (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko sworn in, but can he steer Ukraine away from abyss? (RT)

Exhibition showing similarity of events in Ukraine and in Syria opens in Germany (Voice of Russia)

Lukashenko to attend inauguration ceremony in Ukraine  (ITAR-TASS)

Gas Talks Between Russia, Ukraine, EU May Resume June 11 (Strategic Culture Foundation)

Russia may cut gas supplies to Europe in case of reversed deliveries to Ukraine – Putin (Voice of Russia)

OSCE observers detained in Ukraine safe – Slavyansk people’s mayor (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine, Russia plan joint steps to close border in areas of armed conflict – Poroshenko (Voice of Russia)

Reporters of Zvezda television channel detained by Right Sector or mercenaries – source (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s FM asks UN to extend mandate of its human rights mission (Voice of Russia)

People’s militia in Lugansk says it repels air raid Friday (Voice of Russia)

Russia’s draft resolution on Ukraine remains on UN Security Council agenda – envoy (Voice of Russia)

EU lost its foreign policy sovereignty to US – Marine Le Pen to RT (RT)

Russia’s Rostov Region houses thousands of Ukrainian refugees, gets ready for more (ITAR-TASS)

Russia’s proposal for humanitarian corridors in easternUkraine finds no support in UN (Strategic Culture Foundation)

Democracy’s Crisis (Dissident Voice)

Yatsetyuk says Ukraine not ready to do without Russian gas (Strategic Culture Foundation)

Ukraine: US Military Aid and Polish Pattern to Follow (SCF)

The Lies Grow More Audacious (Dissident Voice)

Slavyansk blockade: Shelling non-stop, shops closed, no meds, no chance to evacuate (RT)

Ukraine’s Tenuous Grip on Russian Border Slips Further
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Ukraine lost even more control over its porous border with Russia Friday when it abandoned eight border posts that had become the …

Ukraine, An Old Country Searching For A New Soul

Ukraine has emerged as the “it” country in the global spotlight. With 56 international delegations at the inauguration of Ukraine president Petro …
New Ukrainian president calls for an end to war

Petro Poroshenko walks past the honor guard as he arrives for his inauguration ceremony as Ukraine’s new president in Kiev June 7, 2014.
Ukraine’s Search for an Honest Thief

Ukraine’s crisis has had us reaching for our Sam Huntington or our Henry Kissinger. We have tended to understand the conflict either as the latest …
Ukraine crisis creates new rifts in Europe as G7 shuns Russia

Ties between Moscow and Brussels are frayed because of the Ukraine crisis. … A deal seemed within reach at talks in Berlin this week, after Ukraine’s …
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 …

Ukraine’s Poroshenko To Be Sworn In as East Seethes With Conflict
Voice of America
KYIV, UKRAINE — Petro Poroshenko will be sworn in on Saturday as Ukraine’s president, buoyed by messages of support from the West, but still …

Ukraine Tries to Unite Local Militias to Fight Rebellion
Voice of America
DNEPROPETROVSK, UKRAINE — As a crisis heats up in eastern Ukraine, the country is working to recruit and mobilize local, regional militias to …

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

Obama Talks Ukraine With Allies, Steers Clear of Putin

Topping the agenda was what to do about Russia and its actions in Ukraine. The U.S. and Europe started out showing solidarity against Vladimir Putin …

A Second Ukraine Being Reborn in Russian Far East
Window on Eurasia — New Series ? paul goble
They were followed by tens of thousands of others from elsewhere in Ukraine, and by 1914, “there were more Ukrainians in that region than Russians.

G7 United in Support for Ukraine, Obama Says
US Mission Geneva ? DGN
Washington, 05 June 2014. President Obama said the summit meeting in Belgium of the Group of Seven (G7) major economies was occasion for each …

Unvarnished Ukraine Update
Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis ? (Mike Mish Shedlock)
I have a several reader emails on Ukraine today, including one from Steen Jakobsen, chief economist of Saxo Bank on the impact of Ukraine on …

1st Time Since Ukraine Crisis
Yeshiva World News ? Y.W. Editor
Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Obama and Putin had exchanged views about the situation in Ukraine and the crisis in the east, where …

Kaptur appointed by Obama to attend Ukraine inauguration
Blade Slices ? Toledo Blade
Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), who has family roots in Ukraine, has been appointed by President Obama to a presidential delegation to represent the …

Russian, Ukrainian leaders talk amid D-Day pomp International
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke face-to-face with Ukraine’s incoming president about ending the violence in the former Soviet state, and Kiev’s …

alternative voices from Ukraine
BobFromBrockley ? bob
There is a war of words going on in the West over Ukraine. A shocking number of people have been taken in by the narratives circulating from the …

Rebels Shoot Down Ukraine Military Plane Over Slovyansk
News From ? Jason Ditz
Separatists in eastern Ukraine’s besieged city of Slovyansk have shot down a Ukrainian Army plane today, destroying it and forcing the two crew …

Who Is Ukraine’s Next President?
Yeshiva World News ? Y.W. Editor
More than three months after Ukraine’s president fled to Russia in the wake of months of street protests, Petro Poroshenko is to be inaugurated …

Putin: Ceasefire needed for Ukraine talks
Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is necessary to create …

Ukraine hails Russia
Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko has hailed a meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin as a start of dialogue over the east Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine crisis: Moscow and Kiev seek ‘end to bloodshed’
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko have called for a quick end to the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, …

Daily Ukraine Crisis Updates – June 6, 2014
EastWest Institute
An advisor to the Ukrainian Interior Minister alleged that ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych and his circle finance the militants operating on …

Ukraine says 15 rebels killed in border clashes
The Big Story – Associated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 15 pro-Russian rebels were killed in clashes with government troops at a border crossing with Russia, an aide to the …

Associated Press: Ukraine says 15 insurgents killed in border clashes
Kyiv Post
An aide to the Ukrainian interior minister says 15 pro-Russian rebels were killed in clashes with government troops at a border crossing with Russia.

Amb. Baer on Russia’s Violation of OSCE Commitments, Ukraine
IIP Digital
Ambassador Daniel Baer makes remarks on the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s ongoing violations of OSCE principles and commitments.

Polish diaspora in Ukraine discussed in Kyiv
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Two days after the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the first free elections in Poland and on the eve of the inauguration of Ukraine’s newly …

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

6 June 2014

Beware of Kicking the Dragon and Bear! (Greanville Post)

Pentagon to send military advisers to Ukraine (RT)

Ukraine’s foreign minister asks UN to extend mandate of its human rights mission (ITAR-TASS)

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

Gazprom still remains best option for Europe – journalist (Voice of Russia)

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 conflict de-escalation to depend on Moscow’s recognition of Poroshenko – Obama (ITAR-TASS)

Slavyansk self-defense forces shoot down Kiev ‘spy’ plane (VIDEO) (RT)

Poroshenko tells Putin of plan to immediately stop bloodshed in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

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