Ukraine News Links 16-17 July 2014

17 July 2014 11:16:21  —

Ukraine’s military retreats from Luhansk, leaves settlements near Donetsk (SCF)

Ukraine: Nils Muižnieks wants action on internally displaced people (Human Rights Europe)

Ukraine harvest update (Agronomy Ukraine)

EU yields to US blackmail despite its own interests — FM (ITAR-TASS)

Russia: US sanctions revenge for Ukrainian failure, Moscow may retaliate (RT)

July 16-17: OSCE seeing up close death and damage in eastern Ukraine (Voice of Russia)

EU summit calls for continuation of gas consultations with Russia, Ukraine (ITAR-TASS)

Fascist atrocities mount as US-backed regime assaults eastern Ukraine (WSWS)

Extensive War Crimes in Eastern Ukraine. The Voices of the Innocent: “We Haven’t Got Anywhere to Run…” (Global Research)

‘No to the war in eastern Ukraine!’ Declarations of the Yalta anti-war conference (Links)

Victor Grossman, “Across the Atlantic: A Month in the USA” (MRZine)

Ukraine rebels reclaim village on Russian border (Times Free Press)

Russia vitally interested in termination of bloodshed in Ukraine – Putin (ITAR-TASS)

US and EU boost sanctions on Russia (BBC)

LITPOLUKRBRIG: Another EU and NATO Combat Unit Created Against Russia to Be Joined by Ukraine (SCF)

Victims of mortar attack stand before their flaming home, like a scene from the Eastern Front in the Second World War (SCF)

Putin: US sanctions contradict its national interests, will backfire (RT)

16 July 2014

US Treasury Department announces new sanctions against Russia (ITAR-TASS)

EU summit confirms sanctions expansion against Russia (ITAR-TASS)

Ukraine’s Battle Scars Feed Mistrust as Unity Eludes East (Bloomberg)

Airstrike hits apartment block in Ukraine (Famagusta Gazette)

Ukraine submits evidence of Russian covert action (Phantom Report)

US widens sanctions on Russia, EU takes time to think over (RT)

Obama’s Influence Abroad is Evaporating (The Greanville Post)

E. Ukraine open to ‘any dialogue’, wants to stop war ASAP – opposition leader (RT)

As Ukraine Heats Up, Exxon to Airbus Eye Growing Risks (Business Week)

The bombing of eastern Ukraine (The Greanville Post)

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