Ukraine News Links 15-16 June 2014

16 June 2014 20:45:17 — williambowles.info

Kiev’s statements on humanitarian corridors are ‘lies, cynicism, populism’ – DPR leader (ITAR-TASS)

Russia to raise issue of attack on embassy in Kiev at UN SC meeting – Russian envoy to UN (ITAR-TASS)

Why Does NATO Still Exist? (WashingtonsBlog)

Experts say interruptions in gas transit via Ukraine likely from fall (ITAR-TASS)

Washington to decide about more sanctions against Russia – Assistant Secretary of State (Voice of Russia)

Kadyrov urges Ukraine’s FM to resign (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine: Internment Camps for the Anti-Nazi Resistance – Remembering the German Occupation (Global Research)

Russian embassy in Kiev changes regime of operation after June 14 (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian delegation to go to Europe June 17 for reverse-flow gas supply talks (ITAR-TASS)

Russian TV journalists detained in Ukraine return to Moscow (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s National Bank suspends payments, settlements in Donetsk (ITAR-TASS)

Russian Duma speaker urges CSTO to set up group onUkraine in OSCE (Voice of Russia)

Suspension of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine not to affect Czech Republic (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine should stop holding journalists captive, hurting them – Russian FM (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine may use EU’s 1.6 billion euro aid to repay gas debt to Russia (ITAR-TASS)

Subject of three-party gas consultations exhausted, Gazprom CEO says (ITAR-TASS)

Moscow refuses to deal with acting Ukrainian FM Deshchytsa – Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

United Nations: Number of displaced people in Ukraine nears 20,000 (ITAR-TASS)

Donetsk Republic takes under control national bank branch (ITAR-TASS)

No one to be punished in eastern Ukraine for political beliefs – Human Rights Watch (Voice of Russia)

Moscow urges Kiev to ensure security of Russian diplomatic missions (ITAR-TASS)

EU suggests dumping gas prices for Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

No-fly zones over Ukraine impossible — Russian experts (ITAR-TASS)

‘Oligarchs comprising Ukrainian govt pursue only their own interests’ (RT)

Ukraine: Is There a Chance for De-escalation? (Global Research)

Russia stops gas supplies to Ukraine, transit to EU totals 185 million cu m daily — Prodan (ITAR-TASS)

Some Ukrainian leaders ‘lost adequacy’ – Russia’s PM Medvedev (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s army opens mortar fire on community near Lugansk – self-defense (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s Naftogaz takes Gazprom to Stockholm court to demand gas contract revision (ITAR-TASS)

European Commission calls emergency meeting amid failed negotiations on gas issue with Kiev (Voice of Russia)

Russia’s TV channel Zvezda journalists to be handed over by Ukraine to Russian embassy (Voice of Russia)

Gazprom stops supplying unpaid-for gas to Ukraine as deadline passes (SCF)

China condemns attack on Russian embassy in Ukraine’s capital (Voice of Russia)

European Commission calls an emergency meeting amid failed gas negotiations with Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine faces Russia gas supply halt (BBC)

EC notified in advance about possible gas shortages — Gazprom (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s government forces open mortar fire on community near Luhansk (ITAR-TASS)

West disappoints Moscow by refusing to support UNSC resolution on Russian embassy attack in Kiev – Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

Russia’s VimpelCom owner appoints new CEO ofUkraine’s Kyivstar (ITAR-TASS)

Gazprom files $4.5 billion lawsuit against Ukraine’s Naftogaz (ITAR-TASS)

EU transfers €250 million financial aid to Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko to discuss situation in southeast with Ukraine’s Security Council (Voice of Russia)

Gazprom imposes advance payment requirement for gas deliveries to Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

‘Ukraine staging events to bring back fading attention’ (RT)

Gazprom puts Ukraine on gas prepayment plan after ‘chronic’ failure to pay debt (RT)

The Bullet: Stop the War in the Ukraine! (Socialist Project)

Moscow to switch to gas prepayment system if Ukrainefails to pay $1.95 billion by 6 am GMT (Voice of Russia)

Belarusian foreign ministry worried over attack on Russian embassy in Kiev (Voice of Russia)

US-backed rightists attack Russian embassy in Kiev (WSWS)

Ukraine: Is There a Chance for De-escalation? (Oriental Review)

Stop the War in the Ukraine! Antiwar Appeal of Left Forces in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Socialist Project)

NATO Allegations of Russian Tanks in Ukraine based on Fake Evidence (Global Research)

Ukraine Neo-Nazis Trained by NATO to Commit Atrocities: NATO’s ‘Gladio’ Army in Ukraine (SCF)

Lavrov expresses indignation regarding attack on Russian embassy in Kiev – Foreign Ministry (SCF)

Russia now enemy, so we’ll help Ukraine build up military – NATO chief (SCF)

Security of Russian embassy in Kiev should be reinforced-Russian ambassador to Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Russia, Ukraine fail to find compromise at gas talks (Voice of Russia)

NATO Drones In Ukraine, What Then? (SCF)

Lavrov to meet with Belarusian President Lukashenko in Minsk to discuss crisis in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Kiev talks on gas continue — Ukraine’s Energy Ministry (ITAR-TASS)

Belarusian foreign ministry worried over attack on Russian embassy in Kiev (ITAR-TASS)

In Ukraine, a day of mourning shows nation divided
Chicago Tribune KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Church bells rang out over Kiev’s Maidan square and hundreds of mourners bowed their heads in silence on …

Despite Ukraine, Exxon’s Tillerson to Appear With Rosneft’s Sechin
Wall Street Journal Ukrainian officials last week accused Moscow of moving tanks into the country to support pro-Russian separatists. U.S. and other countries backed up …

Despite Ukraine, Exxon’s Tillerson to Appear With Rosneft’s Sechin
Wall Street Journal He is appearing with the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, a longtime associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The U.S. Treasury sanctioned Mr.

Ukraine Observes Day Of Mourning For Slain Soldiers
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared the day of mourning and has vowed a firm response against those who shot down the aircraft early on …

Ukraine Deadline to Pay Gazprom Debt Expires
Bloomberg June 16 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Ryan Chilcote reports on Ukraine missing its deadline to pay its $1.95B debt to Gazprom and the possibility of a …

Ukraine, Russia, EU Hold Last-Ditch Talks Over Gas Prices and Debt
Wall Street Journal BRUSSELS—Ukraine, Russia and the European Union were meeting on Saturday night in a last-ditch effort to resolve a dispute over natural gas …

Ukraine Faces Russian Gas Cutoff as Payment Talks Fail
Businessweek Ukraine risks the cutoff of natural-gas supplies from Russia after overnight talks to resolve a pricing dispute between the two countries ended without a …

Ukraine Conflict Cuts Global Ad Forecast
Multichannel News “The conflict in Ukraine has severely disrupted the local ad market, while Russia has suffered from sanctions imposed by the US and the EU, and a …

Gazprom Demands Ukraine Prepays for Gas
Wall Street Journal MOSCOW—Russian state gas giant OAO Gazprom OGZPY -0.95% Gazprom OAO ADS U.S.: OTC $8.35 -0.08 -0.95% June 13, 2014 3:57 pm Volume …

Ukraine’s united, divided churches
Deutsche Welle Churches have responded to Ukraine’s crisis with prayers for peace and calls for reconciliation. TheUkrainian revolution showed a rare sign of unity …

Hillary Clinton, NATO, Yanukovich, Uranium: What Wiki-Leaked Cables Reveal About Ukraine’s …
Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden While barely covered in the western media as a result of the curious blackout of recent developments in theUkraine civil war, for nearly a month …

The Propaganda War About Ukraine
Prison Planet.com ? admin Recently, Germany’s Der Spiegel featured a lengthy editorial damning Russia regarding Ukraine; it was titled “How Russia Is Winning the Propaganda …

Ukraine – Pro-Russian Rebels Shoot Down Ukrainian Military Plane, 49 Killed
Vos Iz Neias (Yiddish: What’s News?) ? admin A pro-Russian fighter carries parts of weapons from the site of remnants of a downed Ukrainian army aircraft Il-76 at the airport near Luhansk, Ukraine, …

Rebels Down Ukrainian Jet Killing 49
Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis ? noreply@blogger.com (Mike Mish Shedlock) Pro-Russian rebels shot down a transport plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 49 servicemen and threatening to ratchet up east-west tensions over …

Shut Off Looms as Ukraine Ends Russia Gas Talks Without a Deal
News From Antiwar.com ? Jason Ditz With just hours remaining until the deadline for Ukraine to pay off its $1.95 billion gas debt, EU-brokered talks with Russian officials have broken down, …

Ukraine Gas Talks Break Down; Don’t Worry Until September
Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis ? noreply@blogger.com (Mike Mish Shedlock) Ukraine gets half of the natural gas it uses from Russia. However, it’s not an evenly distributed half. Ukraineget more than half of its needs in winter, …

Putin’s War in Ukraine Marks Rebirth of Stalinism in Russia, Chubais Says
Window on Eurasia — New Series ? paul goble Staunton, June 16 – The Russian authorities have unleashed and are conducting a war in Ukraine, “a new type of war without declaration or a front …

Ukraine’s Greatest Challenge
Window on Eurasia — New Series ? paul goble Staunton, June 15 – Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has “frozen the development of the Ukrainianrevolution,” but it has not eliminated the need for …

Ukraine – New military leaders try repossessing 26 leased Mi-8s
HeliHub ? HeliHub.com Airline “Ukrainian Helicopters” for more than ten years of experience in the … In the event of termination of lease agreements Ukraine will suffer …

The Worst Gym Ever Kiev, Ukraine
LiveLeak.com – Rss Feed The Worst Gym Ever Kiev, Ukraine. Part of channel(s): Ukraine (current event). An outdoor gym in Kiev. I think people are easily getting injured …

Ukraine’s Poroshenko vows response to Luhansk plane downing
BBC Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to retaliate after pro-Russia separatists shot down a military plane in the east, killing 49 people.

Ukraine faces halt to gas supply
BBC.com Russian gas giant Gazprom reaffirms its 06:00 GMT deadline for Ukraine’s payment of its debts after EU-brokered talks failed.

EU’s Van Rompuy: Russia must stop support to Ukraine separatists
Yahoo News From Yahoo News: Russia must stop support from its territory to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the chairman of European Union leaders …

Strategic Dialogue on the Economic Reform Agenda for Ukraine 2014
World Economic Forum Over the past months, fundamental changes have taken place in Ukraine’s domestic and international politics, bringing about an unprecedented crisis …

Ukraine Day 118: Destroying the Village in Order to Save It?
The Interpreter Neither independent or state media in Ukraine or Russia could confirm that he was arrested, and there were some reports that he was held for …

Ukraine gas dispute unclear as deadline approaches
Mail.com A Monday deadline approached with no sign of progress in resolving a months-long dispute over exactly how much Ukraine owes Russia for past …

Ukraine violence erupts after pro-Kremlin rebels down plane
SMH.com – Sydney Morning Herald An irate mob smashed the Russian embassy’s windows in Kiev and tore down its flag following the downing by pro-Kremlin rebels of a military plane …

Serbia and Ukraine complete the field of EHF EURO 2014 participants / Article
European Handball Federation And while the Ukrainian players jumped up and down of joy at the end of the game, Austria left the court in a state of shock, as the chance to qualify for …

Mourning Ukraine to retaliate for shot down plane; 49 killed
News.va 2014-06-14 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to retaliate after pro-Russia separatists shot down …

Tracing the origins of the Ukraine crisis: Should the EU share the blame?
Europe’s World From the Ukrainian point of view, when the EU made it clear that it was willing to sign an Association Agreement with Ukraine, Brussels took at least …

15 June 2014

Ukraine, Russia make attempts to settle gas issue before deadline (Voice of Russia)

Kiev Regime Atrocities in East Ukraine: The Bombing of Slavyank, “You kill women. You are killing children”. Video Evidence (Global Research)

Ukraine is to close frontier with Russia next week – Defense Minister of Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Russia and Ukraine fail to reach gas deal ahead of cut-off deadline (RT)

Gazprom says its CEO is at talks in Kiev (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian authorities ‘act with impunity’ because Western counterparts shield them-Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s army opens mortar fire on community near Lugansk – self-defense

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