Ukraine News Links 8-9 June 2014

9 June 2014 14:22:47 —

Shelling Ukraine’s Slaviansk Causes Serious Destruction, Leads to Casualties (SCF)

South Stream not on agenda at Brussels talks — European Commission (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko’s Phony Peace Plan. Selling out Ukraine to NATO and the EU (Global Research)

Russian companies ‘de-dollarize’ and switch to yuan, other Asian currencies (RT)

Peace settlement in southeastern Ukraine to bear fruit in days – Kremlin (Voice of Russia)

Russia hopes new OSCE envoy will facilitate political settlement in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

‘Not safe for our children!’ Mothers with kids flee Kiev crackdown in Lugansk (RT)

Peace settlement in Ukraine’s east to bear fruit in days — Kremlin (ITAR-TASS)

South Stream gas project irreversible – Bulgaria’s Energy Minister (RT)

Bulgaria halts work on South Stream (Asia Times)

A world war between classes, not countries (Asia Times)

Moscow hopes new OSCE representative onUkraine to help ending violence (Voice of Russia)

Serbia forced to halt South Stream gas project over EU’s stance on Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Lugansk People’s Republic doesn’t believe in Poroshenko’s promises to cease fire (Voice of Russia)

Over 40% Russians say Poroshenko represents interests of US, EU — survey (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian law enforcers resume artillery strikes on Sloviansk (ITAR-TASS)

Russia’s Investigative Committee to open criminal case on reporters detention in Ukraine (SCF)

Russia, Ukraine, EU to make another attempt to reach agreement on price of gas for Kiev (SCF)

Ukraine pumps 867 million cubic meters of Russian gas within week (ITAR-TASS)

US deploys stealth B-2 bombers in Europe (RT)

June 7-8: Eastern Ukraine fights for freedom, Kosovo precedent, and more (Voice of Russia)

Released Russian TV journalists arrive in Moscow from Kharkov (Voice of Russia)

Russian envoy doubts possibility of UN peacekeepers’ deployment in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Four people killed in Slavyansk as Kiev’s artillery resume shelling, city under fire (Voice of Russia)

Refuting President Obama’s Lies, Omissions & Distortions (Boiling Frogs Post)

Newly installed President Poroshenko pledges to militarise Ukraine and crush rebellion in the east (WSWS)

Nationalism and fascism in Ukraine: A historical overview (WSWS)

Russia, Ukraine, EU to make another attempt to reach agreement on price of gas for Kiev (Voice of Russia)

Russian TV journalists released in Ukraine, Russia to open criminal case on reporters detention (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine clashes ‘must end this week’ (BBC)

Ukraine energy firm hiring Biden’s son raises ethical concerns

Vice President Joe Biden’s visit Saturday to Ukraine in support of the country’s new democratic government is renewing concerns about his youngest …
Ukraine leader yearns for peace as city burns

The battle for control of the eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk has intensified in the past 24 hours, with civilians caught in heavy crossfire between …

Ukraine’s President vows to defend territory ‘no matter what’
(CNN) — In suspense, a nation listened to the Ukrainian President’s inaugural speech Saturday, hoping for answers to the question: Will there be …

Ukraine’s new president stands up to Putin over Crimea
Christian Science Monitor
Ukraine’s new president Petro Poroshenko said his country would never give up Crimea and would not compromise on its path towards closer ties …

Ukraine’s New First Lady, a Breath of Fresh Air

A picture taken on May 25, 2014, shows the wife of Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko, Marina casting her ballots, as she vote in the …
Russia, Ukraine, EU to resume gas talks on Monday

Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak, his Ukrainian counterpart Yuri Prodan and the European Union’s energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger …

Ukraine firm hires Biden’s son as top lawyer
The Spokesman Review
WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden’s visit Saturday to support Ukraine’s fragile democracy came soon after his youngest son was hired by a …

Ukraine’s separatist regions face bleak economic future

Since then, the region of six million people, Ukraine’s industrial heartland accounting for one fifth of the country’s total gross domestic product, has …
Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine’s president, welcomes talks with insurgents

KIEV, UKRAINE — Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s new president, on Saturday called for pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east to lay down their arms …

Poroshenko Takes Ukraine Helm With Tough Words for Russia
New York Times
Petro O. Poroshenko, Ukraine’s fifth president, saluted the crowd at his inauguration ceremony. Credit Sergei Supinsky/Agence France-Presse …

Ukraine and Europe: A historical perspective
Daily Kos ? (Ian Reifowitz)
There is something about the current crisis in Ukraine that has brought out the historical analogist in virtually everyone. The most popular move has …

‘It’s hell down there’: Inside the battle for eastern Ukraine
War in Context ? News Sources
Pro-Russian separatists working in eastern Ukraine are better organized, better armed (Prapor’s group had a truck-mounted anti-aircraft gun that was …

US announces additional $48 million assistance for Ukraine
End the Lie – Independent News ? NewsBot
The US has pledged an additional $48 million fund for Ukraine to … The recently announced US $48 million aid is tailored to “assist” Ukraine “with …

medley of humorous & serious oddments from south front, truth from ukraine | Niqnaq
Niqnaq ? niqnaq
LPR leadership states that he became aware of the secret program of the Kiev authorities to move south-east of Ukraine with the inhabitants of the …

Ukraine: Why Is the US Trying to Restart the Cold War?
The Blaster ? Chuck Spinney
She places the Ukraine Crisis in a very different perspective than that portrayed by the mainstream media, the neoconmen, and the neoliberal …

Ukraine News Links 7-8 June 2014
Investigating the New Imperialism ? InI
Kiev Regime Abandons Ukraine-Russian Border Checkpoints: Russia Controls Borders. Parts of EastUkraine Are De Facto “Integrated” into Russian …

Ukraine: Who Will Control Eurasia’s Oil and Gas?
Bill Totten’s Weblog ? Bill Totten
“Ukraine is in a fantastic position”, the American diplomat and covert warrior told the country’s pro-Western newspaper Day in early September. “[It] has …

The Shadowy Commander Of The East Ukraine Insurgency Speaks
Not much is known about Igor Strelkov, the man AP dubbed “the face of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine”, and the fact that he keeps an ultra low …

Ukraine Opens Talks with Russia; New President Promises Peace Making Efforts
Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis ? (Mike Mish Shedlock)
Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s new president, has opened talks with Russia on restoring peace in two breakaway eastern provinces a day after taking …

Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans new team to take on Putin, build ties with West
Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s newly-installed President Petro Poroshenko is set to remake a governing team …

Putin orders guards to reinforce Ukraine border: agencies
Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered the border service to reinforce the state border with Ukraine, the Kremlin …

must end this week
Deadly fighting in eastern Ukraine with pro-Russian gunmen must end “this week”, Ukraine’s newly-elected President Poroshenko pledges.

Ukraine Live Blog – Live Blogs – Al Jazeera English
Ukraine Live Blog – Live Blogs – Al Jazeera English
Russia’s energy minister Alexander Novak, his Ukrainian counterpart Yuri Prodan and the European Union’s energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger …

Boston Globe: Ukraine’s real problem, in four graphs
Kyiv Post
Western-backed tycoon Petro Poroshenko vowed on June 7, 2014 to avert civil war and mend ties with Russia after being sworn in as Ukraine’s fifth …

Royal Navy warship in Baltic Sea exercise amid Ukraine tension
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond added recent unrest in Ukraine had caused “great concern” and it was right to provide “reassurance” to partners …

Crimea ‘was, is and will be Ukrainian’, vows to maintain the unity of
Ukraine’s #PresidentPoroshenko says Crimea “was, is and will be … @skynewsbreak: Crimea was but no longer part of Ukraine, Poroshenko get that …

Grad Students Return From Monitoring Ukraine Election
Current Grad Students – Carleton University
By Kristy Strauss Five members of the Carleton University community were recently stationed in Ukraine – visiting polling stations and witnessing ..

8 June 2014

Japanese Sanctions Against The Russian Federation (NEO)

RF UN ambassador skeptical about UN peacekeeping mission prospects in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine releases two Russian journalists arrested for ‘spying’ (VIDEO) (RT)

A child among four civilians killed in Ukraine military’s artillery fire on Sloviansk (SCF)

Selling out Ukraine: Poroshenko speech; double talk, lies, NATO and the EU (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko speaks for stopping fire in Ukraine’s eastern regions (ITAR-TASS)

Ceasefire must be ensured in eastern Ukraine coming week – Poroshenko (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s Kramatorsk under fire – self-defense (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian military used multiple rocket launchers to shell Slavyansk – DPR (Voice of Russia)

Bulgaria halts Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline project (RT)

Ukrainian Government Border-Guards Abandon Post at Russian Border (WashingtonsBlog)

Most European countries not ready for Ukraine to join EU – France’s FM (Voice of Russia)

RF UN ambassador skeptical about UN peacekeeping mission prospects in Ukraine

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