Ukraine News Links 8-9 July 2014

9 July 2014 20:57:54 —

Kiev ignores international humanitarian standards during military operation – Human Rights Council (SCF)

EBRD to invest EUR 7 mln in construction of biogas plant in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine Interior Ministry forecasts army operation to end within a month (ITAR-TASS)

Merkel hopes contact group on Ukraine to continue work towards ceasefire (ITAR-TASS)

Drug production on Kiev’s Maidan recognized by Prosecutor General of Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Thirteen shells explode in the territory of Rostov since hostilities start in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

EU could replace Russia as Ukraine’s gas supplier – Ukrainian Ministry of Energy (ITAR-TASS)

The army of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics has 20,000 fighters – Gubarev (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine increases gas import from Europe 20% (ITAR-TASS)

Russia insists on internationally-controlled probe into humanitarian crimes in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine air force plane attacks self-defense forces near Luhansk airport (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev punitive operation in eastern Ukraine threatens loss of national sovereignty – State Duma head (Voice of Russia)

Examining the Flashpoints in Ukraine (Dissident Voice)

CrossTalk: Ukraine, End of Beginning (Vineyard of the Saker)

Not all Europeans share official stance on Ukraine — Duma speaker (ITAR-TASS)

Two Ukrainian servicemen killed, TV reporter wounded near Luhansk — Ukraine official (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev junta more dangerous than Hitler regime, enjoys US support (Voice of Russia)

The American Political Mind is in a Sad State (The Greanville Post)

Ukraine Rebels Call Putin a Coward After Russian Inaction (TIME)

Antiwar conference in Crimea pledges support to autonomy fighters in Ukraine (Basics News)

Same old, same old: New Ukraine prosecutor wants Maidan activists dispersed (RT)

Merkel, Hollande note importance of ceasefire in Ukraine during phone talks with Poroshenko (Voice of Russia)

French FM admits Kiev deviates from Berlin agreement (ITAR-TASS)

Kiev ignores international humanitarian standards during military operation – Human Rights Council (Voice of Russia)

Nuland: USA ready to impose more sanctions on Russia very soon (ITAR-TASS)

Russian, French FMs acknowledge Kiev not observing Berlin agreements on resolving Ukraine crisis (Voice of Russia)

Brzezinski Testimony (US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations)

Kiev not to hold talks with Donetsk, Luhansk republics — presidential administration (ITAR-TASS)

Armed hostilities in Luhansk damage over 60 gas pipes (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine-EU-Russia meeting July 11 to start regular consultations on trade relations (ITAR-TASS)

Russia charges Ukrainian woman pilot (BBC)

Ukraine claims peace intentions, prepares for war (Voice of Russia)

Those calling Ukraine refugees ‘tourists’ must hear the truth — Civic Chamber (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine: “Anti-Terrorist” War Now Targets Members Of Parliament (Stop NATO)

Russia seeks peaceful settlement of Ukraine conflict — parliament speaker (ITAR-TASS)

Donbass reconstruction cost estimated by Kiev at $700 mln (Voice of Russia)

‘Civil war can never be the response in Ukraine’ (RT)

Foreign media reports shown damaged Russian border-crossing point to Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Lost humanity: Washington justifies airstrikes on civilians in eastern Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

Reverse gas supplies to Ukraine fall 14% in January – June (ITAR-TASS)

The United Nations is Complicit in the Massacre of Civilians in Ukraine (Global Research)

Russia to defend its interests but wont’ descend into self-isolationism — Putin (ITAR-TASS)

Russian checkpoint attacked by fire from Ukraine shown to foreign journalists (Voice of Russia)

Operation in Eastern Ukraine is Kiev’s great mistake – ex-President of Czech Republic (Voice of Russia)

Rebel Stronghold in Ukraine Braces for Its Showdown (Vox Verax)

EU leaders to push for Ukraine truce (BBC)

Ukraine to retrench research funding in favor of expanded weapons production (SCF)

Court to hear arrest of Ukraine’s interior minister in absentia behind closed doors (ITAR-TASS)

EU leaders to push for Ukraine truce (BBC)

OSCE seeks to broaden representation in Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Putin, Italian foreign minister will discuss Ukraine — presidential aide (ITAR-TASS)

Kremlin confirms consent on appointing John Tefft US ambassador to Russia (ITAR-TASS)

Italy stands for political resolution in Ukraine — foreign minister (ITAR-TASS)

Two killed, six wounded as Ukraine’s military shells east Ukraine’s Luhansk (ITAR-TASS)

Bowe Bergdahl and the Voice of War (Dissident Voice)

Russia expects difficulties in bilateral trade after Ukraine’s EU association (ITAR-TASS)

Russia’s Ukraine tactics (CNBC)

We’re open to talks with Russia: Ukraine Foreign Min (CNBC)

July 8-9: US anti-missile systems don’t promote security in Europe (Voice of Russia)

Statement of the MFA of Ukraine on illegal trafficking to Russia of Nadiia Savchenko, who was … (MFA Ukraine)

Truce between self-defense forces, Ukrainian gov’t is impossible – DPR’s Vice PM (Voice of Russia)

Ukrainian army prepares siege of Donetsk (WSWS)

Organ Harvesting in Ukraine Goes Unreported (Land Destroyer)

Ukraine is at crossroads of history — Russia’s ex-foreign minister (ITAR-TASS)

Reviewing ‘Flashpoint in Ukraine (Gorilla Radio)

Ukraine Demands Rebels Surrender, Threatens ‘Nasty Surprise’ (

Russian LNG – The road to reducing dependence on the West (NEO)

“New Great Game” The Threat of the Turkic Council and ISIS (NEO)

A Crisis of Faith within the European Union (SCF)

8 July 2014

The US State Department publicly endorses Ukraine’s “every right” (The Professor’s Blog)

NYT Dishes More Ukraine Propaganda (SCF)

Ukraine-EU association agreement talks to start in Moscow July 11 – Italian FM (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine rejects truce talks until rebels disarm (Jordan Times)

Genocide In Eastern Ukraine: Eye Witness Account Confirms that Ukraine Armed Forces Are Deliberately Targeting Civilians (Global Research)

Berlin talks bring Russia and Ukraine closer to resuming ceasefire (African-American Observer)

Killing Russian journalists in Ukraine is organized effort – Willy Wimmer (Voice of Russia)

Ukraine ignores pressure to call a truce with pro-Russian rebels and vows to end their bloody … (Daily Mail)

Washington: Ukraine Client Has Right To Bomb Cities, Slaughter Civilians (Stop NATO)

Will Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia Find Themselves Like Turkey, Forever Waiting to Join EU? (Window on Eurasia)

Antiwar conference in Crimea pledges support to autonomy fighters in Ukraine (Roger Annis)

Lavrov criticizes Kiev’s demands regarding south-eastern self-defense forces (Voice of Russia)

Long live the Donetsk People’s Republic! (Open Democracy)

Daily Ukraine Crisis Updates – July 8, 2014 (EWI Info)

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