Ukraine News Links 11-12 June 2014

12 June 2014 17:18:07 —

Poroshenko to make first presidential visit to Brussels (ITAR-TASS)

Gazprom not to postpone gas payment deadline for Ukraine anymore (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine reports tank incursion (BBC)

OSCE unable to be peacemaker in Ukraine, spoiled by EU – expert (Voice of Russia)

Moscow does not think it is time to bring peacekeepers into Ukraine — Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

Russia to urge Kiev to create humanitarian corridors for refugees in south-east (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine: Repression Leads to Humanitarian Crisis – Thousands of Refugees Leaving Donbass for Russia (Global Research)

Russia, Belarus foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine at talks in Minsk (ITAR-TASS)

OSCE Secretary General calls for UN to help Ukrainian refugees (Voice of Russia)

Moscow demands investigation into use of incendiary bombs in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Russian diplomats accuses Kiev of humanitarian crimes against civilians in southeastern Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

New York Times Disinformation Campaign over Ukraine (Dissident Voice)

Russian experts draw UN attention to neo-Nazi ideology in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Russia to propose another resolution on Ukraine to UNSC – Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

Wikileaks exposes dark sides of Ukraine’s Poroshenko, Tymoshenko (Voice of Russia)

Russia presents to UN Security Council draft resolution on situation in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Russia-Ukraine gas war: Europe wonders what’s in store (RT)

What matters is immediate ceasefire, not format of Russia-Ukraine talks (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev’s National Guard unit mutiny: ‘We’ve been discarded like trash’ (RT)

Some Western countries observe their interests in Ukraine by discrediting Russia – official (Voice of Russia)

Lavrov surprised by EC proposal on Russian-Ukrainian top level gas talks (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s armed forces launch first ever incendiary raid against Slavyansk (SCF)

OSCE’s Lamberto Zannier arrives in Russian camp for refugees from Ukraine (SCF)

Opposing parties in eastern Ukraine should switch to talks – OSCE secretary (Voice of Russia)

Moscow demands Ukraine open humanitarian corridors – Kremlin chief of staff (Voice of Russia)

Russia will demand from Ukraine to organize humanitarian corridors (ITAR-TASS)

In Ukraine some Western countries observe their interests by discrediting Russia (ITAR-TASS)

Over 15,000 refugees flee from conflict-grip Ukraine’s east to Russia (Voice of Russia)

Lavrov, Kerry discuss need to stop military operation in eastern Ukraine – Moscow (SCF)

Ukraine’s demand for gas price below $385 leads to deadlock – Putin (SCF)

Militia Assists Russian Aid Delivery to East Ukraine,Kiev Not Helpful – Lavrov (SCF)

Russia Ready to Review Ukraine’s Gas Debt, Scrap Prepayment Scheme – Energy Minister (SCF)

Citizen Poroshenko Ready to Double Down (SCF)

Ukraine orders escape corridors for fleeing civilians
Boston Globe
MOSCOW — President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine ordered on Tuesday the creation of escape corridors for civilians who want to flee the …

Ukraine Says 257 Dead in Southeast Offensive
Wall Street Journal
A pro-Russian fighter from a group that calls itself “Russian Orthodox Army” at a check point in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, June 10.

Ukraine’s President Says He Wants Talks but Separatists Must Lay Down Arms
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Ukraine’s new president said Wednesday he doesn’t exclude the possibility of round-table talks with “different sides of the conflict” that …

Ukraine shuts two banks owned by associates of ousted leader
KIEV, June 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine is shutting down two banks owned by tycoons close to its ousted president and a smaller lender which has also …

Ukraine’s energy minister has rejected Russia’s gas discounts, calls for solution in court.
Washington Post
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Polish MP: Ukraine ‘Better Prepared’ For Local Government Reform Than Poland In 1989
Swiecicki, who watched the Polish process evolve from scratch, is now tasked with helping Ukraine carry out its own decentralization. The former …

Ukraine and Russia to Resume Gas Talks
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS—Ukraine and Russia are due to meet Wednesday morning in a fresh effort to resolve their standoff over natural gas after marathon talks …

Ukraine rejects Vladimir Putin’s offer of gas discounts
Russia’s gas giant Gazprom has given Ukraine another week before it will start demanding prepayment for gas, without which it has threatened to cut …  

The Ukraine crisis is fueling a surge of Russian patriotic pride
he says, referring to the historically Russian naval sea port in Crimea that belonged toUkraine since the 1950s, before Moscow annexed it along with …

Cold Winter and Ukraine Lead to Lower Global Growth Forecast
New York Times WASHINGTON —
The World Bank has downgraded its estimate of the world’s economic expansion in a new forecast released Tuesday, with …

Armed, masked Russian separatists seize “decadent”
Boing Boing ? Cory Doctorow
The Izolyatsia makerspace in Donetsk, Ukraine, has been seized by armed, masked Russian separatists from the Donetsk People’s Republic, who …

The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews
The Vineyard of the Saker? VINEYARDSAKER: The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews. I am deeply grateful to Israel Shamir for submitting this most interesting article about a very …

A Ukrainian Nationalist View, Part 5: The Conflict in Eastern Ukraine
The Occidental Observer ? Pavlo Khomenko
Returning to the events in a few (out of over a dozen) regions of eastern Ukraine, then there is a saying amongst many Ukrainians that, regarding …

Ukraine’s Donbas is Becoming a Northern Ireland, Kazarin Says
Window on Eurasia — New Series ? paul goble
Staunton, June 11 – Even as political leaders talk about a solution to the troubles in southeastern Ukraine, a Moscow analyst suggests that Vladimir …

Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks End With Stalemate on Pricing DisputeNews From ? Jason Ditz
Russia and Ukraine have ended the current round of talks on their gas trade with a stalemate, and both sides complaining the other wasn’t taking the …

Ukraine Health Ministry: 270 Dead in Eastern Offensive
News From Jason Ditz
The Ukrainian Health Ministry has issued a statement reporting at least 270 people have died in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine, with 225 …

Official website of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation?
International Department Ukraine: STAND-STILL IS DEADLY DANGEROUS. STAND-STILL IS DEADLY DANGEROUS – UKRAINE – June 2014. This entry was posted in …

Ukraine to create humanitarian corridors in east
State Building and Fragility Monitor?
State Building Monitor Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the creation of humanitarian corridors for civilians to flee areas of the east hit by conflict.

Ukraine News Links 10-11 June 2014
Investigating the New Imperialism? InI Ukraine insists gas contract be changed (ITAR-TASS). Gazprom delays prepayment gas supply regime forUkraine until June 16 (SCF).

Russia Extends Deadline For Ukraine To Reach Gas Deal
Russia and Ukraine are set to resume talks today to resolve a dispute over natural gas prices, despite already missing a deadline for Kiev to pay off …

Ukraine ‘won’t fall into Russian gas trap’
Ukraine says it will not “fall into same trap twice” over Russian gas prices, rejecting a deal to decrease the price it will pay on a disputed debt.

Daily Ukraine Crisis Updates – June 10, 2014
EastWest Institute(Interfax Ukraine) The head of Kyiv City State Administration announced that the Kyiv territorial defense battalion was on its way to the Donbas area, …

Freedom House
In 2013, Ukraine entered a period of political turbulence caused by a growing conflict between the government’s evident authoritarian trend and …

A Gas Hub for Ukraine
The Centre for European Policy Studies
At the very moment when Ukraine’s territorial integrity is at stake, natural gas could become part of the solution, argue these authors. Due to its …

Russia, Ukraine and the West: Is Confrontation Inevitable?
Chatham HouseOverview.
Recent events in Ukraine have merely sharpened a pre-existing truth that the West and Russia disagree at the most fundamental of levels.

Putin proposes to freeze gas discount for Ukraine for some time
Russia Beyond The Headlines
The gas conditions Russia proposed to Ukraine are same as they were under the Viktor Yanukovych government and the Russian government should …

11 June 2014

270 killed in army operation in Donetsk, Lugansk regions – Ukraine Health Ministry (Voice of Russia)

OSCE mission stops monitoring Lugansk for security reasons (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian army resumes mortar shelling of Slavyansk (ITAR-TASS)

Russia launches proceedings into capture of LifeNews journalists in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Lavrov calls for immediate stop to army operation in south-eastern Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

E Ukraine death toll ‘at least 270’ (BBC)

Shadow NATO returns to Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

NATO tries to use Ukraine as team-building exercise (Voice of Russia)

West should recognize Russia’s victory in Ukraine and lift sanctions – Le Figaro (Voice of Russia)

No top-level gas talks between Russia and Ukraine planned — presidential spokesperson (ITAR-TASS)

Humanitarian corridors ordered by Ukraine’s Poroshenko mean prolongation of military operation – expert (Voice of Russia)

Gas talks deadlock: Kiev rejects Russian discounts (Voice of Russia)

EU sanctions on Russia could push gas prices up 50% – World Bank (RT)

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