Ukraine News Links 9-10 May 2022

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 • 15:30 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular.

The Key Issues within Ukraine. The Big Picture

Sanctions hurt US more than Russia – poll

Victory Parade in Mariupol, Ukraine, 09 May 2022 – Mariupol citizen

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“The Once Bright City Became Gloomy and Sad:” Survivor of 2014 Odessa Massacre Reflects Back on Tragedy

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

There was heroism and cruelty on both sides': the truth behind one of Ukraine's deadliest days | Ukraine | The GuardianBurning of Odessa’s House of Trade Unions Building on May 2, 2014. [Source:]

Massacre part of planned act of intimidation by U.S.-installed government and precipitated civil war in Ukraine

On May 2, 2014, at least 48 people were killed when right-wing Ukrainian forces burned down the Trade Unions Building in Odessa. The victims had taken refuge in the building after opposing the February 2014 coup d’etat in Ukraine that was backed by the U.S. State Department.

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Assad renews Syria’s bonds with Iran

Monday, 9 May 2022 — Indian Punchline


Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi (right) in talks with visiting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Tehran, May 8, 2022

The unannounced arrival of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Tehran on Sunday makes yet another wrinkle to the geopolitics of West Asia. In a short trip of a few hours, Assad had meetings with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raeisi and returned to Damascus.

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Ukraine – Putin On Why The War Started, Failed Attempts On Snake Island, Other Issues

Monday, 9 May 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Updates below (17:15 UTC)

It is Victory Day. As Ernest Hemingway said:

Anyone who loves freedom owes such a debt to the Red Army that it can never be repaid.

The most important part of Vladimir Putin’s speech to the Victory Parade on the Red Square is the narrative that explains how the current war in Ukraine began. Putin is correct in seeing this as a NATO proxy war against Russia:
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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, May 2022

Monday, 9 May 2022 — Climate & Capitalism

Democracy, insects, Cuba, plastic, capitalist drug pushers & trespassing. Books for understanding and changing the world

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly Climate & Capitalism feature, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.

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Mariupol – Ukrainian soldiers surrounded in Azovstal reveal their faces as terrorists and hostage-takers

Thursday, 6 May 2022 — Donbass Insider

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After shelling the new firing positions that Ukrainian soldiers had set up in Azovstal during the evacuation of civilians held in the factory, the Russian army organized a new ceasefire and new humanitarian corridors over three days to continue the evacuation. But instead of letting out the civilians still in the Azovstal basement, the Ukrainian soldiers revealed their true face as terrorists and hostage-takers.

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