Ukraine News Links 7-8 July 2014

8 July 2014 17:12:59 —

Donetsk People’s Republic brings criminal charges against Ukraine’s National Guard, Right Sector (SCF)

Ukraine airports remain closed (Blog Private Fly)

Donetsk, Lugansk fear humanitarian crisis as Kiev tightens grip on eastern Ukraine (RT)

IMF package for Ukraine ‘not enough’, minister says (Chicago Tribune)

Lugansk People’s Republic ready to hold peaceful negotiations with Kiev (Voice of Russia)

Western donors urge more money to help Ukraine recovery (RT)

Ukraine says no more ceasefires (BBC)

Ukraine’s gas dispute could mean cold winter for Central, East Europe (Chicago Tribune)

Ukraine needs financial help from EU to counter unprecedented aggression — minister (ITAR-TASS)

Iron Curtain will never separate the World – top Russian senator (RT)

OSCE condemns attack on Ukrainian newspaper’s office in Kiev (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s impact on Russia (EU Observer)

Kiev not to introduce unilateral ceasefire regime in east Ukraine’s Donbass again (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian debt for Russian gas has reached $5.296 billion (ITAR-TASS)

Contact group on Ukraine may have next round of talks in east Ukraine’s Svyatogorsk (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev shuts airspace over southeast Ukraine (RT)

Ukraine gas debt exceeds $5bn, no June payments made – Gazprom (RT)

Talks on Ukraine-EU association agreement implementation to start July 11 – Italy’s FM

Ukraine faces humanitarian disaster, Russian parliament speaker says (ITAR-TASS)

Escalation in Ukraine to have minor effect on Russian finances — Central Bank (ITAR-TASS)

Maidan activists suspected of racketeering – Ukrainian Interior Ministry (Voice of Russia)

People in eastern Ukraine city decide to stay or go (USA Today)

Two passengers killed as shell hits minibus in Ukraine’s Luhansk (ITAR-TASS)

July 7-8: Kiev has right to shell civilians – Psaki, 21st century Nazi Empire, and more (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s Poroshenko names new head of anti-rebel operations (Reuters)

Russia opens criminal case over kidnapping, torturing of Russian citizen in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

No Ukraine military company applies to participate in Moscow region largest arms show (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine Says Rebels Blew Up Seven Bridges (Bloomberg)

Poroshenko approves plan to seize Donetsk, Lugansk (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine’s Right Sector Ural supporter attacking police station with machete detained (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian PM, Italian FM discuss Italy’s possible technical aid for Ukraine’s energy sector (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine not paying for June’s supplies of Russian gas (Voice of Russia)

Operation of bank owned by oligarch Kolomoisky stopped in Lugansk People’s Republic (Voice of Russia)

BNP Paribas fine highlights France-US tensions over Ukraine (WSWS)

Ukraine’s Naftogaz does not pay for Russian gas supplies in June (ITAR-TASS)

International coordination meeting of donor assistance to Ukraine to be held in Brussels (Voice of Russia)

US defends Kiev’s use of airstrikes (RT)

Novak and Oettinger to discuss resumption of Russia-EU-Ukraine talks on gas in two weeks (Voice of Russia)

Bridges Destroyed as Ukraine Vows ‘Blockade’ of Rebel-Held Cities (

International coordination meeting of Ukraine’s donors to be held in Brussels (ITAR-TASS)

US State Department recognizes right of Kiev to apply airstrikes on civilians (Voice of Russia)

Iraq: Is it a Sunni-Shiite clash or a political conflict? (NEO)

Russian Foreign Ministry Continues to Record Humanitarian, War Crimes in East Ukraine (SCF)

Europe Cheated to be Used by War Mongers (SCF)

7 July 2014

UN Secretary General urges Kiev to protect east Ukrainian population (SCF)

Ukraine-Europe Gas Link Set to Run at Full Capacity This Winter (Bloomberg)

Ukraine: Amidst intensified military offensive, Ban condemns violence against civilians (UN)

Ukraine: Manhunt, Reign Of Terror To Follow 84 Days Of War (Stop NATO)

Ukraine field testing new armored vehicle (UPI)

Poroshenko approves army operation plan for Donetsk, Lugansk (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian delegation to go to Brussels July 8 for talks on financial aid (ITAR-TASS)

Lugansk militia seize Grad multiple rocket launcher system (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine News Links 6-7 July 2014 (InI)

Ukraine demands Russia return its combat dolphins (UPI)

Lavrov: Ukraine crisis reminds of Belgrade bombing in 1999 (RT)

Where’s Ukrainian Far Right Now? (Huffington Post)

Financial War: IMF Pushes Ukraine to ‘Voluntarily Committing Suicide’ (Global Research)

People’s militias in south-east Ukraine seize assault plane, anti-aircraft guns (ITAR-TASS)

Russia Rushes To Seal Ukraine-Bypassing Gas Pipeline: Lavrov Pays Bulgaria A Visit (Prison Planet)

Russian, Italian FMs to meet in Moscow on July 9 for Ukraine talks (ITAR-TASS)

Ukrainian law enforcers shell south-eastern Luhansk (ITAR-TASS)

US Black Sea policy aimed at containing Russia – military expert (Voice of Russia)

With Ukraine rebels on the ropes, some Russians ask: Where is Putin? (CS Monitor)

Luhansk Republic militiamen shell Ukraine army’s positions near Luhansk Airport (ITAR-TASS)

Rebels blamed as Ukraine bridges hit (BBC)

Railway bridge blasted in south-eastern Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

‘We sat in a basement and prayed they don’t shoot us’ – E.Ukraine refugees (RT)

Counter-Intelligence: Spying Deters Democracy (Dissident Voice)

Lavrov: Contact Group meeting on Ukraine was incomplete without militiamen (ITAR-TASS)

IMF pushes Ukraine to ‘voluntarily commit suicide’ (RT)

Ukraine’s fractures: Interview with Volodymyr Ishchenko in ‘New Left Review’ (Links)

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