Ukraine News Links 17-18 June 2014

18 June 2014 20:30:24 —

How America Is Bringing Peace and Democracy to the World (WashingtonsBlog)

Official: 65-Day U.S.-NATO Proxy War In Ukraine Is…War (Stop NATO)

Donetsk miners threaten to take arms if Kiev continues military operation (Voice of Russia)

Russia-Ukraine gas situation deteriorates (Voice of Russia)

State of emergency in the energy sector to be introduced in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s ‘engagement’ to NATO is part of big geopolitical game that US is playing (Voice of Russia)

US Wars: Defining Victory (The Greanville Post)

Ukrainian government is ready to introduce state of emergency in the energy sector (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian crisis: I saw the Russian embassy being vandalized – VR listener (Voice of Russia)

The bodies of journalists killed in Ukraine delivered to Russia (ITAR-TASS)

No impact on Russia’s helicopter supplies to Afghanistan (ITAR-TASS)

UN report on Ukraine whitewashes Kiev authorities responsible for Odessa massacre – Moscow (Voice of Russia)

UN report fails to objectively assess Kiev’s criminal actions (ITAR-TASS)

‘No to war!’: Thousands of miners protest Kiev’s crackdown on E. Ukraine (RT)

Protracted conflict in Ukraine may weaken Russian rouble — Central Bank (ITAR-TASS)

Gas Transit Pipeline Explodes in Ukraine (RT)

OSCE to jointly work with Russia, Ukraine over southeast conflict settlement –ambassador (Voice of Russia)

Russian journalists – specific targets in easternUkraine? (Voice of Russia)

Ethnic and Cultural Cleansing in Ukraine (Global Research)

Ukraine Defense Ministry says 147 servicemen killed in military operation (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine is ruled by Yushchenko’s team, with same result as in 2005-2010 (Voice of Russia)

Kiev forces bomb village after declaring truce – Lugansk People’s Republic (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine to cease fire in eastern regions in next few days — acting defense minister (ITAR-TASS)

Prospects for contacts with Ukraine’s leaders depend on military operation in south-east (ITAR-TASS)

13,500 people already flee to Russia from Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

West doesn’t want to have Poland’s hands dirty with what’s going on in Ukraine’s east – expert (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine is ‘a failed state unable to guarantee the physical safety of the business’ (RT)

Ukraine leader ‘to order ceasefire’ (BBC)

Russian, French FMs discuss Ukraine, preparation of UN SC resolution (Voice of Russia)

Martial law in southeastern Ukraine pointless – political experts (Voice of Russia)

Many Ukrainians blame US for May 2 Odessa atrocity – US media (Voice of Russia)

UN reports death of 356 people in Eastern Ukraine since launch of military operation (ITAR-TASS)

Children’s ombudsman draws ICRC’s attention to refugees from Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, security service not cooperating with UN monitors (Voice of Russia)

Russian Armed Forces ready for any scenario in Ukraine – DM (Voice of Russia)

Lugansk self-defense, Kiev military exchange dead fighters (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian pipeline blast caused by poor investment – Gazprom deputy CEO (Voice of Russia)

At least 10,000 gather in Donetsk to protest against Kiev’s military operation (ITAR-TASS)

Bill on revising accreditions of Russian mass media workers submitted to Ukraine’s Rada (ITAR-TASS)

People bring flowers to TV channel headquarters as tribute to reporters killed in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine president nominates first deputy premier for general prosecutor (Voice of Russia)

UN: 356 killed, incl 257 civilians, in E. Ukraine military campaign (RT)

Ten civilian deaths in Ukraine’s Kramatorsk shelling – Donetsk People’s Republic (Voice of Russia)

Slavyansk to be encircled, armed opposition to be liquidated – Ukraine’s Poroshenko (Voice of Russia)

Upper house to launch public committee to support victims of Ukrainian military (RT)

Russian embassy in Kiev does not rule out more violence similar to June 14 attack (ITAR-TASS)

Thousands Donetsk miners protest against punitive operation in Ukraine’s southeast (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine hopes to continue gas talks within tripartite format (ITAR-TASS)

A modest proposal to future mass murderers: Learn from Ukraine (RT)

Gas transit problems possible after pipeline blast — Hungary company chief (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko nominates Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany for foreign minister (ITAR-TASS)

Moscow expects full-scale ceasefire from Ukrainian authorities – FM Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

Over 200 temporary camps for refugees set up in Russian regions bordering Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s gas: Reversal of fortune? (RT)

Russian MP urges to resist West’s provocations (ITAR-TASS)

Russian lawmaker urges suspending journalists’ missions to Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

USAID Administrator to Visit Kiev, Meet Poroshenko (SCF)

Deaths of Russian journalists in Ukraine give signal for launching deescalation — Lavrov (ITAR-TASS)

Russia to resume gas talks after Ukraine repays debt — energy minister (ITAR-TASS)

Russia opens criminal cases against Ukraine’s acting interior minister Avakov, oligarch Kolomoyskiy (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko offers unilateral ceasefire in Ukraine’s south-east (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine suspects gas pipeline blast was an attack
Chicago Tribune KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday it was treating an explosion on a pipeline carrying Russian gas to the rest of Europe as a possible “act of …

Ukraine Gas Pipeline Explosion Won’t Affect Supplies to Europe
Wall Street Journal Flames dominate the far distant skyline following an explosion at a transit natural-gas pipeline Urengoi-Pomary-Uzhgorod in Poltava region, Ukraine, …

Major Ukraine gas pipeline hit by blast – 

Ukraine Mulls Security, Including Building Wall Along Russia Border
Voice of America Ukraine’s leaders are puzzling over how to cut off Russian support for a separatist rebellion in the east of the country but one of its richest men thinks …

Ukraine, Iraq Conflicts Reinvigorate NATO Alliance
Voice of America NATO published satellite images this week that appear to show tanks crossing from Russia into the east of Ukraine. It follows Moscow’s tacit support …

As ? mulls security, some say build a wall with Russia
Chicago Tribune KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s leaders are puzzling over how to cut off Russian support for a separatist rebellion in the east of the country but one of its …

Ukraine national who created child porn website gets 30 years in prison
The Star-Ledger NEWARK — A Ukrainian national was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for creating a website that let customers across the globe view images of …

Ukraine election narrowly avoided ‘wanton destruction’ from hackers
Christian Science Monitor A brazen three-pronged cyber-attack against last month’s Ukrainian presidential elections has set the world on notice – and bears Russian fingerprints …

Ukraine Gas Supply Offers Time for a Deal: Amoroso
Bloomberg June 17 (Bloomberg) — Anastasia Amoroso, global market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, examines the impact of Russia shutting down the flow of gas …

Ukraine gets $680 million EU loan, more to come
Helena Independent Record BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it has wired 500 million euros ($680 million) to Ukraine to help stabilize the country and shore up its …

The Third Russia-Ukraine Gas War
The Berkeley Blog ? Yuriy Gorodnichenko At 10 am on Monday, June 16, 2014, Gazprom, a Russian gas monopoly, cut off supplies of gas to Ukraine. This is the third time in the last ten years …

Ukraine Says Gas Pipeline Explosion “Probably Terrorist Attack”
Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden Just minutes after claiming the ‘explosion’ at “The Brotherhood” pipeline in Ukraine was not an explosion but a ‘fire’, Ukraine’s interior minister Arsen …

Ukraine-Russia Near “Serious Conflict” Following Explosion In Largest European Gas Transit …
Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden With 2 Russian TV journalists killed in recent days and on the heels of Russia’s cutting off Ukraine’s gas supply for non-payment, Interfax is reporting …

New Fires in Iraq Deflect from Simmering Ukraine ? Derek Davison Ukraine’s relations with Russia are deteriorating, and recent events may have pushed the country closer than ever to a civil war. The latest military …

Ukraine Denies Using White Phosphorus in Slaviansk
Prison ? admin The Ukrainian security forces have not used white phosphorous in bombing the civilians in the southeast of the country, Ukraine’s Interior Minister …

Updates on the Gruesome News from Ukraine and the Underlying Geopolitics
wendydavis’s myFDL diary ? wendydavis This is Cohen’s companion piece ‘Cohen on Ukraine civil war: ‘Lincoln didn’t call Confederates terrorists’, June 14, 2014. It includes the ‘only heresy …

Creating your own reality: Reverse gas flows to Ukraine ‘legally sound’
Signs of the Times The EU is exploring alternative gas sources for Ukraine, the European Commission said on Tuesday, a day after Russia cut off a key energy flow that …

Largest Gas Pipeline Serving Europe Through Ukraine Blows Up
Prison ? kurt_nimmo “Gazprom supplies to Ukraine only the amount that has been paid for, and the amount that has been paid for is zero,” said Gazprom spokesman, …

Does the Ukraine occupy Russian Territory
Penny for your thoughts ? Penny No demarcated borders means Crimea was not part of Ukraine, anyway, since no borders define Ukraine. Therefore Lugansk, should easily be able to …

Why The Ukraine Crisis Is A Red Pill Vs Blue Pill Superpower Clash
Return Of Kings ? The First Auarian Tweet. Having recently spent time in both Odessa (Ukraine) and Simferopol (Crimea), I have had the opportunity to observe first hand the situation on …

Russia just cut off Ukraine’s natural gas supplies
Hot Air Even amid the escalating tension, officials from Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union were all huddled together as of Sunday evening still trying …

Press releases
National Bank of Ukraine 12.06.2014 In May, the Ukrainian money market demonstrated signs of … 12.06.2014 National Bank ofUkraine adopts a decision to revoke the …

Deadly attack on Russian TV crew A Russian journalist is killed in a mortar attack in east Ukraine, reports say, while a blast hits a major pipeline carrying gas to Europe.

Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
OSCE On 15 June, at 18:00, approximately 200 opponents of Ukraine’s unity marched in the city centre. This was observed by around 50 police officers.

As Ukraine mulls security, some say build a wall with Russia A woman from Ukraine cries at a meeting with OSCE’s secretary-general Lamberto Zannier at a camp for refugees from the conflict in Ukraine’s east, …

Russia stops supplying natural gas to Ukraine
The Boston Globe MOSCOW — The Russian energy company Gazprom stopped supplying natural gas to Ukraine on Monday, warning that the reduction could diminish …

Ukraine’s Crisis: Poroshenko’s First Lesson
The Jamestown Foundation On May 27, Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema promised journalists that the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) being conducted in the …

‘win-win-win’ to
Bruegel The recent escalation is a costly strategy for both sides. With the current infrastructure, Ukraine will only be able to cover abou…

What next for Ukraine after Russia cuts off gas?
CNBC Moscow’s decision to cut off Ukraine’s gas supply is a “demonstration of power,” says Robert McFarlane, Co-Founder, United States Energy Security …

Poroshenko announces plan for temporary eastern Ukraine cease-fire (SCF)

Over 100 civilians killed, 200 injured in Kiev military op – Russia’s investigators (SCF)

Russian-Ukrainian ‘gas war’ different this time around (Asia Times)

Ukraine offers unilateral ceasefire (BBC)

Poroshenko announces plans to temporarily cease fire in eastern Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Putin’s aide proposes anti-dollar alliance to force US to end Ukraine’s civil war (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s President asks Merkel for help in bolstering border control (Voice of Russia)

Russian journalists killed near Luhansk (ITAR-TASS)

Violence may flare up in case of martial law in east Ukraine— Churkin (ITAR-TASS)

Blasted section of Russian-Ukrainian gas pipeline in emergency condition (Voice of Russia)

Japanese FM Kishida may visit Ukraine in July – media (Voice of Russia)

June 17-18: Kiev set to bomb E.Ukraine to the ground, set up filtration camps (Voice of Russia)

Russia hopes for objective report on human rights in Ukraine – Churkin (Voice of Russia)

Russia Prepares Next White Book on Human Rights Violations in Ukraine (SCF)

Explosion Hits Segment of Russian Gas Pipeline in Ukraine (SCF)

UNSC calls for thorough investigation of violence against journalists in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Gas transit pipeline explodes in Ukraine (SCF)

What Goals Does US Pursue in Ukraine? (SCF)

Lavrov on reporter’s death: Kiev’s inhumane actions against journalists must stop (SCF)

Martial law in eastern Ukraine to lead to increased levels of violence – Churkin (Voice of Russia)

2 Russian journalists killed in Ukraine military shelling (SCF)

17 June 2014

SSU presents claim to Russian journalists on nonexistent rules (Voice of Russia)

EU energy commissioner to organize another round of three-party gas talks (Voice of Russia)

Temporary truce is announced under Lugansk in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Baltics: NATO Commander Pushes Assurance Measures Re Russia (Stop NATO)

UN Security Council demands investigation of journalists’ death in Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

European energy commissioner plans to organize another round of three-party gas talks (ITAR-TASS)

Ethnic and cultural cleansing in Ukraine (Oriental Review)

Washington does not yet possess information confirming deaths of Russian journalists – Jen Psaki (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s authorities are to blame for Russian reporter’s death – Russian PM (Voice of Russia)

Poroshenko offers condolences over death of Russian journalists in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Poroshenko orders to investigate death of Russian journalist at request of OSCE (Voice of Russia)

Russia’s resolution places responsibility for security of Ukraine’s citizens on Kiev (ITAR-TASS)

Only Russians can save Russians in Ukraine – political analyst (Voice of Russia)

3 thoughts on “Ukraine News Links 17-18 June 2014

  1. Frankie Haney says:

    I just wrote a very long note thanking you for being a true hero. However, I am too tired to rewrite and the program erased it. Thank you for having the courage to speak the truth.


    • InI says:

      Dear Frankie,
      Sorry the site ate your comment but it didn’t eat this one and there’s no record of the comment that disappeared here. And thanks for your words of encouragement.


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