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  • Ukraine crisis: Observers' safety threatened but Russia tells them to stay (CBC.ca/AP) 05/31/2014
  • Andrii Deshchytsia: Russia moves from doubletalk to double standards (Kyiv Post) 05/31/2014
  • The Ukrainian far right Svoboda party: From the margins to the mainstream and back again? (Blog) 05/31/2014
  • Ukrainian Defense Ministry: Russian-Made Drone in Ukraine Airspace Shot Down (Breitbart News Network) 05/31/2014
  • Six Ukrainian separatists killed around Donetsk airport (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/31/2014
  • Some Kiev barricades come down; protesters balky (Washington Post/AP) 05/31/2014
  • Some Kiev barricades come down, but protesters 'have no plans to leave' (Christian Science Monitor/AP) 05/31/2014
  • Six Ukrainian separatists killed around Donetsk airport (Reuters) 05/31/2014
  • Kiev vows to push on and crush separatists. Kremlin calls for end to bloodshed amid claims it furnishes weapons and fighters (Irish Times) 05/31/2014
  • Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on (Stars and Stripes) 05/31/2014
  • Hagel spars with China over territorial disputes (Yahoo/AP) 05/31/2014
  • Ukraine Says Prepared to Pay Gas Arrears to Russia if Gets Contract First (The New York Times/Reuters) 05/31/2014
  • Plans to remove Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages in Crimean schools? (KHPG) 05/31/2014
  • The Kremlins Propaganda Coup in Donetsk (KHPG) 05/31/2014
  • Chechen leader denies sending fighters to Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/31/2014
  • Chechen Leader Denies Sending Fighters To Eastern Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/31/2014
  • Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 30 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/31/2014
  • Brad Pitt's Ukrainian attacker pleads no contest to battery (Reuters) 05/31/2014
  • Hagel: Russia aggressive actions galvanized NATO (Yahoo/AP) 05/31/2014
  • Six Ukrainian separatists killed around Donetsk airport (Yahoo/AP) 05/31/2014
  • The Rot Among the Rebels in Ukraine (The Daily Beast) 05/31/2014
  • Civilian Donbas Battalion forming National Guard unit (Kyiv Post) 05/31/2014
  • Family banks and money for nothing: How Yanukovych's finances worked (Kyiv Post) 05/31/2014
  • Separatist leader says six insurgents killed in attempt to collect bodies at Donetsk airport; military says they attacked (Kyiv Post) 05/31/2014
  • Russia Says Monitors Should Stay in Ukraine (The New York Times/AP) 05/31/2014

  • The Opinion-Makers: How Russia Is Winning the Propaganda War (Der Spiegel) 05/30/2014
  • The Opinion-Makers: How Russia Is Winning the Propaganda War (Der Spiegel) 05/30/2014
  • Russia and Ukraine Keep Talks Alive in Gas Feud (The New York Times) 05/30/2014
  • Nadia Diuk: Nadia Diuk Writes about Her Experience Observing Ukraines Election for IRI (International Republic) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine's President-elect vows vengeance over helicopter attack (VIDEO) (CNN) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: India asks nationals to leave Donetsk, Lugansk (First Post) 05/30/2014
  • A Tale of Two Europes. Ukraine is desperate to escape what Europes far-right wants to become (Slate.com) 05/30/2014
  • Obama to Meet Ukraine President-Elect in Poland (ABC/AP) 05/30/2014
  • With country in turmoil, Ukraine gets a boxing match [Oleksandr Usyk] (SI.com/AP) 05/30/2014
  • Now Comes The Hard Part: Vitali Klitschko Aims To Clean Up Kyiv (RFE/RL) 05/30/2014
  • Gerard Depardieu's Tax Rate Is Less Than Yours (RFE/RL) 05/30/2014
  • Vostok Battalion, A Powerful New Player In Eastern Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/30/2014
  • Swiss Chairperson-in-Office assures President-elect of OSCEs continuing commitment to de-escalation in Ukraine (OSCE) 05/30/2014
  • Like North Korea, Putins Russia Destroying Itself from Within, [Rashit] Akhmetov Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraines Counter-Terrorism Effort in East Far More Effective and Less Horrific than Russias in the North Caucasus (Window on Eurasia) 05/30/2014
  • Putins Repressive Policies Prompting Regions, Some Post-Soviet States to Overfulfill the Plan (Window on Eurasia) 05/30/2014
  • Russias Conflict of Narratives (KHPG) 05/30/2014
  • Ice Cream, Corpses, and the Big Bear: Repatriating Dead Russians From Ukraine (Vice.com) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine Says it Shot Down a Russian Spy Drone (Vice.com) 05/30/2014
  • The Chaos In East Ukraine Is Hitting LGBT People Particularly Hard (Buzzfeed) 05/30/2014
  • Despite Russian drawdown from border, fighting continues in eastern Ukraine (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 05/30/2014
  • Ministry of Defense to Admit Financial Embezzlement Within the Framework of ATO (EuromaidanPR) 05/30/2014
  • Op-ed: Europes Dangerous New Fault Line. Matthew DAncona (The New York Times) 05/30/2014
  • Maternity hospital attacked in Ukraine. Mortar shells fired in the town of Slaviansk. Amazingly nobody was killed (VIDEO) (Al Jazeera) 05/30/2014
  • Nadia Diuk: Nadia Diuk Writes about Her Experience Observing Ukraines Election for IRI (International Republic) 05/30/2014
  • Obama to meet Ukraine president-elect in Poland (Yahoo/AP) 05/30/2014
  • East Ukraine quiet raises leadership questions (Yahoo/AP) 05/30/2014
  • Brad Pitt's Prankster Appears in Court (VIDEO) (Yahoo/AP) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine tells Russia part payment of back gas bill on its way (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • No full Russian withdrawal from Ukraine border yet: White House (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Putin, in call with Hollande, urges halt to 'bloodshed' in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Was Russian Commander in Eastern Ukraine Involved in Crimes Against Civilians in Chechnya? (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 05/30/2014
  • The EBRD @EBRD: Amazing pix from #Chernobyl this week, the eastern segment of the New Safe Confinement has now been lifted into place (Twitter) 05/30/2014
  • Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 29 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/30/2014
  • Russian-led rebels dig in for Ukraine attack (Al Jazeera) 05/30/2014
  • Russia's FSB Charges Ukrainian Film Director Sentsov With Crimea Terrorist Plot. Sentsov Supporters Say Charges Are Drummed Up, Aimed at Stifling Dissent (The Wall Street Journal) 05/30/2014
  • Is Russia orchestrating east Ukraine violence? (BBC) 05/30/2014
  • Reasons for the world to care about Scottish independence vote (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Attacks on journalists, switching off channels and denial of access continue in Ukraine, warns OSCE media freedom representative (OSCE) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine: we have 'completely cleared' rebels from parts of east. Defence minister says forces will press ahead with a military offensive against rebels in the east until peace and order have been restored (Daily Telegraph/AFP) 05/30/2014
  • Babylon'13 Premier of 'Bogdan' short film - Cloister Cafe, NYC tonight at 6:45pm (Facebook) 05/30/2014
  • (PETITION) President Faust: Investigate the anti-Ukrainian actions of the Harvard police and rescind the order against Dr. Torgovitsky (MoveOn.org) 05/30/2014
  • U.S. Officials Say Most Russian Troops Have Left Ukraine Border (The New York Times) 05/30/2014
  • In Russian-ruled Crimea, a crackdown on journalists and activists who don't toe Kremlin line (Kyiv Post) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine vows to bring peace to east (BBC) 05/30/2014
  • Civilian Donbas Battalion forming National Guard unit (Kyiv Post) 05/30/2014
  • Russia and Ukraine in Talks Over Gas Supplies (The New York Times) 05/30/2014
  • A recap of stunts by man who accosted Brad Pitt (Yahoo/AP) 05/30/2014
  • West has little chance of curbing Putin Ukraine intervention: Czech foreign minister (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Opposition leaders say they hold power in Abkhazia (Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Quoting Old Testament, new pro-Russia militia group lines up in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • EU says Ukraine must pay Russia for gas, Moscow must offer fair price (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Second group of Ukraine monitors out of contact (Yahoo/AP) 05/30/2014
  • OSCE says more monitors detained in eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine Vows Continued Offensive As Second OSCE Team Missing (RFE/RL) 05/30/2014
  • Luhansk pro-Russian separatists say they have released OSCE group (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine army will push on with offensive against rebels: defense minister (Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine Leads Distressed Rally as Poroshenko Eases Tensions (Bloomberg) 05/30/2014
  • Rebels down helicopter, killing general (Ukrainian Journal) 05/30/2014
  • European Commission gas talks to go ahead as Moscow cutoff date nears (Ukrainian Journal) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraine will scrap coal-to-gas plants due to cost, says official (Ukrainian Journal) 05/30/2014
  • Kiev to issue $1.93 million of Naftogaz bonds before Gazprom deadline (Ukrainian Journal) 05/30/2014
  • East Ukraine Town Digs In for Fight. Pro-Russian Locals Rally to Repel Military Attempt to Retake Town, Blaming Government for Bloodshed (The Wall Street Journal) 05/30/2014
  • Fringe Polish Nationalist Emerges in Donetsk (Wall Street Journal) 05/30/2014
  • Russians Invade Donetsk (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/30/2014
  • EU, Russia, And Ukraine To Hold Crisis Talks On Gas Debt (RFE/RL) 05/30/2014
  • Pro-Russian Troops Reportedly Evict Other Rebels From Donetsk HQ (RFE/RL) 05/30/2014
  • CIS Prime Ministers Meet In Minsk [Ukraine, which is proposing to withdraw from the CIS, is represented by a delegation led by Ukraine's ambassador to Belarus, Mykhaylo Yezhel] (RFE/RL) 05/30/2014
  • Conference: States, Peoples, Languages: A Comparative Political History of Ukrainian, 1863-2013; 1113 June 2014, Harvard University (HURI) 05/30/2014
  • NATO URGED TO STEP UP SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE (NATO-PA) 05/30/2014
  • NATO Parliamentary Assembly Strips Russia of Associate Member Status (Wall Street Journal) 05/30/2014
  • Ukraines Acting Defense Minister Says Government Pressing on in East (Wall Street Journal) 05/30/2014
  • Man who accosted Pitt has reputation for stunts (Yahoo/AP) 05/30/2014
  • Russia has withdrawn most troops from Ukraine border: U.S. official (Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Contact lost with Luhansk-based Monitors: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE) 05/30/2014
  • Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on (Los Angeles Times) 05/30/2014
  • Anxious Ukrainians hope Poroshenko can keep them from abyss (Reuters) 05/30/2014
  • Russia detains Ukrainians over alleged Crimea plot (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/30/2014

  • Statement of Concerned Scholars on the Current Predicament of the Crimean Tatars (scholarsforqirim.com) 05/29/2014
  • Russian Roulette (Dispatch 45). Residents of Sloviansk are braving checkpoints and gunfire to flee the area for safer parts of the country. (VIDEO) (Vice.com) 05/29/2014
  • Minus Ukraine, will new Eurasian Union live up to Putin's dreams? (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 05/29/2014
  • Why are Ukraine's armed forces so ineffective? (+video). Ukraine's military proved impotent during the Russian annexation of Crimea, and has been struggling to deal with pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine (Christian Science Monitor) 05/29/2014
  • Op-ed: The Autocracy Challenge. David Brooks (The New York Times) 05/29/2014
  • Patriarch Kirill accuses Ukrainian Greek-Catholics of Russophobia (RISU) 05/29/2014
  • Kerry raises concerns about Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine's empty seat at table darkens party for Putin's new ex-Soviet bloc (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Gas talks set for Friday as Ukraine cut-off deadline looms (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Op-ed: No, Thomas Friedman, Putin Didn't 'Blink' On Ukraine (Forbes) 05/29/2014
  • Worldview: Truth on Ukraine and Jews (Philadelphia Inquirer) 05/29/2014
  • Rock the barricades: the Ukrainian musicians soundtracking the unrest. How have Ukrainian musicians responded to their country's unrest? Some sang at the barricades in Kiev's Maidan square, while others stayed silent (Guardian) 05/29/2014
  • What Are Eastern Ukraine's (Legitimate) Grievances With Kyiv? (RFE/RL) 05/29/2014
  • Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 28 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine's empty seat at table darkens party for Putin's new ex-Soviet bloc (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • UKRAINE CONFLICT, RUSSIA TENSIONS TOP AGENDA AT NATO PA SPRING SESSION (NATO-PA) 05/29/2014
  • US troubled by new Ukraine violence (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • AP sources: Russian troops leaving Ukraine border (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • Pro-Russia Troops Take Symbol of Ukraine Uprising (The New York Times) 05/29/2014
  • Russia and 2 Neighbors Form Economic Union That Has a Ukraine-Size Hole (The New York Times) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine Election Results Discredit Kremlin Propaganda (Forbes) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine Prime Minister Vows Not to Pay 'Political' Price of Russian Gas (Wall Street Journal) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine's rebels in crisis after Donetsk 'coup'. Vostok Battalion, a pro-Russian group, seize control of Donetsk Peoples' Republic's headquarters, plunging rebel movement in east into crisis (Daily Telegraph) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine's Rebels Are in a Power Struggle Against Each Other (Mashable) 05/29/2014
  • Russias Wins and Losses in Ukrainian Crisis Up to Now Compared (Window on Eurasia) 05/29/2014
  • Reporter's Notebook: Separatists In Eastern Ukraine Think Journalists Are Either For Them Or Against Them (RFE/RL) 05/29/2014
  • Reconstructing the deadly May 22 firefight near the Seversky Donets River in Luhansk Oblast (Kyiv Post) 05/29/2014
  • At least 18 western Ukrainians killed in eastern Ukraine war (Kyiv Post) 05/29/2014
  • Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • Profits slide at Russia's Sberbank as Ukraine crisis, economy bite (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine's president says ready to sign EU trade deal soon (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine President Says Separatists Shot Down Helicopter, Killing 14. Oleksandr Turchynov Tells Parliament a General Is Among the Dead (The Wall Street Journal) 05/29/2014
  • Rebel leader says his men holding OSCE monitors (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine Military Helicopter Shot Down; 14 Dead (Mashable) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine sees Russia as source of insurgent threat (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • Russia and Ukraine clash at UN over violence (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • Russia urges West to press Kiev to avert Ukraine 'catastrophe' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed (Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Kremlin adviser steps up war of words with U.S. over Ukraine [Sergei Glazyev] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • At Least 12 Dead, Including General, After East Ukraine Rebels Down Army Helicopter. Ukraine vows revenge, blaming Russia for encouraging the separatist conflict. (Buzzfeed) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine military helicopter down; at least 12 dead (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • Separatists Shoot Down Ukrainian Helicopter (VOA) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine vows more military action against separatists. President-elect says he will seek talks with Putin [Washington Post] (Boston Globe) 05/29/2014
  • Yatseniuk calls on Russians to block entry of militants into Ukraine (Ukrainian Journal) 05/29/2014
  • Ag ministry warns of rebel plot to seize Luhansk grain stores (Ukrainian Journal) 05/29/2014
  • EnergoAtom signs radioactive waste treatment agreement with UTEM (Ukrainian Journal) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine Short Sellers Bail on Losing Bond Market Wagers (Bloomberg) 05/29/2014
  • Poroshenko to attend 'D-Day' anniversary (Ukrainian Journal) 05/29/2014
  • Polands Warmed-Over Cold Warrior [Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski]. The death of Polands last communist dictator comes 25 years after its first free elections, two events that tell us a lot about the old Cold War and the new one (Daily Beast) 05/29/2014
  • Brad Pitt Struck In Face At 'Maleficent' Premiere [Vitaliy Sedyuk] (RFE/RL) 05/29/2014
  • Ukrainian journalist arrested in Brad Pitt assault (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • 'Boycott Russia App' a Hit for Patriotic Ukrainians (VIDEO) [dated 5/22/2014] (Bloomberg) 05/29/2014
  • Soviet tactics in ongoing attacks on Mustafa Jemiliev (KHPG) 05/29/2014
  • Luhansk: Kremlin-backed militants cut off Ukrainian TV channels (KHPG) 05/29/2014
  • Two more Ukrainian activists disappear in Crimea (KHPG) 05/29/2014
  • Mejlis condemns political dismissal of Lenur Islyamov (KHPG) 05/29/2014
  • Ukraine army helicopter shot down near Sloviansk (BBC) 05/29/2014
  • Demand for an anti-oligarch president. Oleksandr PASKHAVER: To keep the credit of people, Poroshenko must fight the old system his comrade-in-arms (The Day) 05/29/2014
  • Russia's Rosneft to boost jet fuel supplies to Crimea airport (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan create economic union over which Ukraine crisis exploded (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • Russia forges huge economic bloc with Kazakhstan and Belarus (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Putin builds new union on ashes of Soviet empire (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Putin creates ex-Soviet trade bloc, denies new USSR (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/29/2014
  • Putin Signs Economic Alliance With Kazakhstan and Belarus [The missing party was Ukraine...] (The New York Times) 05/29/2014
  • Polands Forgotten Dissident [Jacek Kuron] (The New York Times) 05/29/2014
  • China respects Ukraine's choice: envoy (China Daily) 05/29/2014
  • Polish FM nominated for top EU foreign policy role [Radek Sikorski] (BBC) 05/29/2014
  • Panel discussion and The White Paper presentation: The Evolving Crisis in Ukraine: Its Global Implications [A Razom event at NYU, with Paul Goble and others] (Facebook) 05/29/2014
  • The Evolving Crisis in Ukraine: Its Global Implications [Livestream at 6:00 PM EST TODAY] (NYU) 05/29/2014
  • Spaceship with 3-man crew docks at space station (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014
  • European Olympic bodies donate $100,000 to Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/29/2014

  • Incoming Ukrainian President Poroshenko Requests Time on EU Deal. Officials See No Sign He Is Stalling on Agreement (Wall Street Journal) 05/28/2014
  • Ukraine Says Missing OSCE Monitors Held by Cossacks (VIDEO). Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia talks about Russia's annexation of Crimea, the four missing members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's vote-monitoring mission, and tensions in the eastern part of the country. (Bloomberg) 05/28/2014
  • Melnyk leads boycott of World Cup sponsors (Ottawa Citizen) 05/28/2014
  • Presidential Building Is Stormed in Restless Georgian Region (The New York Times) 05/28/2014
  • Rebutting Critics, Obama Seeks Higher Bar for Military Action ['In some ways, that was a straw-man argument, since even his fiercest opponents do not advocate American ground forces to counter Russian intervention in Ukraine or to stop the civil war in Syria.'] (The New York Times) 05/28/2014
  • Crimean Vineyards of Last Czar Withstand Time and Tumult (The New York Times) 05/28/2014
  • Russian drone shot down in the Donetsk region in the area of the ATO (Inforesist) 05/28/2014
  • I have always been a boichukist. Lessons in life and creativity from monumentalist artist Antonina Ivanova (The Day) 05/28/2014
  • The Liashko phenomenon. Expert: Whenever Liashko said bastard to a gentleman in parliament, everybody seemed to agree with him (The Day) 05/28/2014
  • Poroshenko promises to raise Ukrainian army pay to $83 a day (Kyiv Post) 05/28/2014
  • Donetsk remains lawless place on May 28 (Kyiv Post) 05/28/2014
  • Call for joint Ukrainian-Russian human rights mission for Donbas (KHPG) 05/28/2014
  • The Battle for Donetsk International Airport: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 44) (VIDEO) (Vice News) 05/28/2014
  • Yes, There Are Chechen Fighters in Ukraine, and Nobody Knows Who Sent Them There (Vice News) 05/28/2014
  • The World Finally Realizes That Hosting the Winter Olympics Totally Sucks (Vice News) 05/28/2014
  • In Photos: The Deadly Aftermath of the Battle for Donetsk Airport (Vice News) 05/28/2014
  • The Invisible Refugee Crisis in Ukraine. Thousands of refugees have fled eastern Ukraine (New Republic) 05/28/2014
  • Hayden Panettiere Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Fiance Wladimir Klitschko (Yahoo) 05/28/2014
  • Fearing Kiev's jets, Ukraine's rebels hold their ground. 'In Kiev they say that this is the army of our people, so why are they coming here to shoot at the people?' A report from the rebel-held streets of the Donetsk People's Republic (Haaretz) 05/28/2014
  • Full transcript of President Obamas commencement address at West Point (Washington Post) 05/28/2014
  • Russia's Propaganda War Will Backfire (Moscow Times) 05/28/2014
  • Analyst: Chechen Fighters Sent to Ukraine On Russian Orders (VOA) 05/28/2014
  • A Resounding Rejection of Russia. Poroshenko's solid victory in Ukraine's elections signals a major setback for Russia. (US News) 05/28/2014
  • Merkel Criticizes Russia's Crimean Annexation (RFE/RL) 05/28/2014
  • Uneasy Calm Reported In Donetsk After Bloody Battle (RFE/RL) 05/28/2014
  • Putin's Diplomatic Isolation by West to End at D-Day Events in France. President Hollande to Hold Talks with Putin on Ukraine Crisis, Then See Obama (The Wall Street Journal) 05/28/2014
  • Ukraine's President-Elect Vows to Crush Eastern Rebels. 'Anti-Terrorist' Operation Has 'Only Just Begun' (The Wall Street Journal) 05/28/2014
  • Can Ukraines New President Handle Putin? (Daily Beast) 05/28/2014
  • Ukrainian boy reunites with mom in Queens after congressman helps clip red tape (New York Daily News) 05/28/2014
  • Ukraine, Russia Leaders to Attend D-Day Ceremonies (VOA) 05/28/2014
  • Putin's Ukraine Strategy Of Chaos Has Worked Too Well Here's How He's Adapting (Business Insider) 05/28/2014
  • UN Welcomes Ukraine Election; Calls for Calm; Dialogue (Voice of America) 05/28/2014
  • Mikheil Saakashvili: The Tasks Ahead for Ukraine's New President (The Wall Street Journal) 05/28/2014
  • Ukraine President Needs to Stay in Power: Eurasia Group President and Founder Ian Bremmer (VIDEO) (Bloomberg) 05/28/2014
  • Ukraines new leader gets D-Day invite from France (Washington Post) 05/28/2014
  • MAIDAN: TONIGHT, TOMORROW. A short film shows Ukraine as its new government reckons with the rise of the countrys far right. (The New Yorker) 05/28/2014
  • Ukraines Election Exposes Putin's Lies. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 05/28/2014
  • WORLD RUSSIA FORUM 2014 Speakers: James Carden - Contributing Editor, The American Conservative; former advisor to the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission at the U.S. Department of State; Stephen Cohen - Professor, New York University and Princeton University. Stephen Cohen is a russophile, who has been actively defending Russia's actions in Ukraine, just as he defended the Soviet Union and lamented its breakup; Leonid Gozman - President, Union of Right Forces movement (SPS); Thomas Graham - Kissinger Associates (TBC); Robert Legvold - Professor, Columbia University; Jack Matlock - Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow; Wayne Merry - Former State Department and Pentagon Official; Mark Ritchie Minnesota Secretary of State; Matthew Rojansky - Director, Kennan Institute; Michael Stopford - Former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Strategic Communications (Russia House) 05/28/2014
  • Polish priest abducted in Ukraine is released (Yahoo/AP) 05/28/2014
  • The anatomy of Russian information warfare. The Crimean operation, a case study. By Jolanta Darczewska [PDF] (OSW) 05/28/2014
  • Obamas Choices: Syria and Ukraine [Frontline] (PBS) 05/28/2014
  • A Probationary Presidency. Ukrainian billionaire Petro Poroshenko won the election. But can he win over the people? (Foreign Policy) 05/28/2014
  • Donetsk remains lawless place on May 28 (Kyiv Post) 05/28/2014
  • Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 27 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/28/2014
  • Ukrainian forces kill more than 50 rebels (Ukrainian Journal) 05/28/2014
  • As Gazprom deadline looms, Kiev raises stakes on gas row with Russia (Ukrainian Journal) 05/28/2014
  • There's still a chance for Naftogaz-Gazprom agreement, says PM (Ukrainian Journal) 05/28/2014
  • AmCham and EBA laud progress in stabilizing customs agencies (Ukrainian Journal) 05/28/2014
  • Ukraine Firefight Shatters Post-Election Optimism (Bloomberg) 05/28/2014
  • Despite Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Eurasian Integration Dream (RFE/RL) 05/28/2014
  • EU Backs New Ukrainian Leadership (RFE/RL) 05/28/2014
  • Where are the sanctions? There were overt and successful efforts to disrupt the elections in two regions, and there are now large numbers of trucks with armed fighters crossing the Russian border into Ukraine. Only the grave consequences for Russia are yet to be seen. (KHPG) 05/28/2014
  • Forget judicial overhaul: for court presidents its business as usual (KHPG) 05/28/2014
  • Stakhanov pro-Russian militants draw up lists of enemies of the people (KHPG) 05/28/2014
  • Putin, Hollande to Discuss Ukraine Crisis (VOA) 05/28/2014
  • Russian Skepticism about Parties Opening the Way to a Return to One Party Rule, Commentator Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/28/2014
  • Chechen leader Kadyrov denies sending troops to Ukraine (BBC) 05/28/2014
  • Catholic priest kidnapped in Donetsk (RISU) 05/28/2014
  • Op-ed: The Living Ghosts of Moscow. By Masha Gessen (The New York Times) 05/28/2014
  • Putin voices hope for settling Ukraine gas dispute (Yahoo/AP) 05/28/2014
  • Russia's Lavrov warns of 'fratricidal war' in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/28/2014
  • Putin builds new union on ashes of Soviet empire (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/28/2014
  • Merkel says lessons of world wars strengthened her Crimea stance (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/28/2014
  • Russia's Gazprom says Ukraine will owe $5.2 billion as of June 7 (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/28/2014
  • Soccer-Ukrainian championship results and standings (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/28/2014
  • Ukraine's gas stockpiling builds winter buffer against supply cut (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/28/2014
  • Calm returns after battle as divided east Ukraine city awaits fate (Reuters) 05/28/2014
  • Miners rally in favour of separatists in eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/28/2014
  • Residents fear violence in Ukraine's flashpoint city of Donetsk (+VIDEO) (CNN) 05/28/2014
  • John Kerry, Secretary of State: Interview With Chris Cuomo of CNN New Day (State.gov) 05/28/2014

  • Can Poroshenko and Putin deal on Ukraine? (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine president's top task: hold his country together (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraines Jewish leaders celebrate defeat of far right. Community heads say Petro Poroshenkos sweeping victory sends important message of unity (Times of Israel) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine Leaving CIS Shoots Down Kremlin's Imperial Ambitions (The Moscow Times) 05/27/2014
  • Ukrainian Troops Captured Me and Then Asked for a Selfie. By Simon Ostrovsky (Vice News) 05/27/2014
  • Russia's Aircraft Carrier Crossed Into A NATO Member State's Exclusive Economic Zone With Total Impunity (Business Insider) 05/27/2014
  • Beyond the barricades and battles in Kyiv the art of Ukraine (Euronews) 05/27/2014
  • MAIDAN: TONIGHT TOMORROW (The New Yorker) 05/27/2014
  • The Battle for Ukraine (VIDEO) James Jones, Frontline (PBS) 05/27/2014
  • Ben Cardin Statement On Ukrainian Presidential Election [D-Md., Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Commission] (Senate.gov) 05/27/2014
  • Zen gardens, waterfalls and models: Inside the 4,850-a-night celebrity spa in Spain where Russian President Vladimir Putin 'is detoxing on beans, grains and miso soup' (Daily Mail) 05/27/2014
  • Armed Men Set Fire to Donetsk Hockey Stadium (+VIDEO) (NBC) 05/27/2014
  • Luhansk region, Ukraine: Militants from Russia crush border (Belsat TV) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine Elects a New President: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 43) (+VIDEO) (VICE News) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine: The Antidote to Europes Fascists? by Timothy Snyder (The New York Review of Books) 05/27/2014
  • Israel rescues Ukrainian Jews stranded by fighting (Jerusalem Post) 05/27/2014
  • Editorial: Ukraine and Europe's future. Nationalism is a growing and disruptive force (Chicago Tribune) 05/27/2014
  • US Amb: Russian Involvement in Ukraine Now Hard to Deny (VOA) 05/27/2014
  • DONETSK PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS REELING AFTER AIRPORT DEFEAT (Al Jazeera) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine Faces Hurdles in Restoring Its Farming Legacy (The New York Times) 05/27/2014
  • Russians Revealed Among Ukraine Fighters (The New York Times) 05/27/2014
  • Op-ed: Putin Blinked. By Thomas L. Friedman (The New York Times) 05/27/2014
  • EU calls on Russia to help end fighting in Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/27/2014
  • Obama to meet Poroshenko next week in Europe (Yahoo/AP) 05/27/2014
  • The reality of Ukraines conflict in a Donetsk morgue (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Denmark says believes OSCE monitors held by separatists in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Pro-Russian Militants Deploy Rap Recruitment Video (+VIDEO) (NBC) 05/27/2014
  • How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture : The Salt : (NPR) 05/27/2014
  • In pictures: Ukrainian security forces fight Pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk (Daily Telegraph) 05/27/2014
  • At least 45 Kremlin-backed insurgents killed in Donetsk; government in control of airport, railway (UPDATES, VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/27/2014
  • Katya Gorchinskaya: A handful of pictures from Ukraine's presidential election and what they mean (Kyiv Post) 05/27/2014
  • Dissolve the Ukrainian Parliament! By Anders Aslund (Peterson Institute for International Economics) 05/27/2014
  • OSCE says has lost contact with monitors near Donetsk (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Russian troops may be slowly pulling back from Ukraine border: NATO (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Putin says Kiev must stop military operation in east Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Kremlin of sending 'terrorists' over border (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Over 50 rebels killed in biggest Ukraine government assault (Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine raises stakes in Russia dispute with stolen gas claims (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Russia ridicules sanctions threats; Poroshenko visit not planned (Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Kiev launches air strikes against rebels (Ukrainian Journal) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine demands 2.2 billion cubic metres of gas 'stolen' by Gazprom in Crimea (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received until 26 May, 18:00 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine's arms firms walk tightrope between Kiev and Moscow. In quiet defiance of a promise by Kiev's pro-European government to cut arms ties with Moscow, a state-owned defence firm in eastern Ukraine has vowed to work around the clock to fill every Russian order it gets. (Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Press remarks by Danylo Lubkivsky, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine (Ukraine Crisis Media Center) 05/27/2014
  • Russia's Gazprom says has no idea what Ukraine means by 'stolen' gas (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Europe's energy commissioner cites progress in gas talks with Russians (Ukrainian Journal) 05/27/2014
  • Russia says it's ready for dialogue with Ukraine's new president (Ukrainian Journal) 05/27/2014
  • Klitschko claims knockout victory in Kiev's mayoral election (Ukrainian Journal) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine's Naftogaz says no real progress made with Russia over gas (Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine Drafts $2.5 Billion Russia Gas Plan to Avoid Cuts (Bloomberg) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine Forces Retake Airport, Fighting Goes On In Donetsk (RFE/RL) 05/27/2014
  • Live Blog: Fighting In Eastern Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/27/2014
  • Agreement On Eurasian Economic Union To Be Signed In Astana, Kazakhstan [presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia plan to sign their agreement on creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EES) on May 29] (RFE/RL) 05/27/2014
  • Rivne Buries Soldiers Killed In Eastern Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/27/2014
  • Separatist Leader Says 50 Militiamen Died in Ukraine Attack (The New York Times) 05/27/2014
  • As many as 45 Kremlin-backed insurgents killed in heavy fighting on May 26-27 in Donetsk (UPDATES) (Kyiv Post) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraines illegal coal mines are dirty, dangerous and deadly (Kyiv Post) 05/27/2014
  • Border guards clash with armed men from Russia; one severely wounded, vehicles seized (UPDATES) (Kyiv Post) 05/27/2014
  • OSCE group in Donetsk region might have been captured (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/27/2014
  • Jackson Diehl: Ukraines Poroshenko says he wants direct U.S. military aid (Washington Post) 05/27/2014
  • Theatre director and artist still held captive by Kremlin-backed militants (KHPG) 05/27/2014
  • Abducted journalists as exchange for arrested terrorists? (KHPG) 05/27/2014
  • Slovyansk: police chief released by pro-Russian militants (KHPG) 05/27/2014
  • Journalists rights most infringed in Crimea and Donetsk region (KHPG) 05/27/2014
  • Moscow to Block Five Million Russian Citizens from Traveling Abroad (Window on Eurasia) 05/27/2014
  • Anti-Semitism Less a Threat in Ukraine than in Russia, Verkhovsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/27/2014
  • Putins Obsession about Ukrainians Comparable to Stalins about Poles and Hitlers about Jews, Felshtinsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/27/2014
  • Dozens die as Donetsk airport 'retaken' (BBC) 05/27/2014
  • A former Mennonite church building is being restored and transformed into a Greek Catholic church (RISU) 05/27/2014
  • Dozens Dead After Fiercest Fighting Yet In East Ukraine. Separatist leader says 50 pro-Russian militiamen killed in heavy fighting with Ukrainian forces for control of a crucial airport (Buzzfeed) 05/27/2014
  • Defeating the Kremlins plans. Both citizenry and winners of the election have reached a new level of political maturity, featuring consolidation and rationality (The Day) 05/27/2014
  • Unpaid debts problem for Russia-Ukraine gas deal (Yahoo/AP) 05/27/2014
  • Dozens reported killed in eastern Ukraine fighting (Yahoo/AP) 05/27/2014
  • Republicans want Obama to confront Russia on nukes (Yahoo/AP) 05/27/2014
  • Russia urges Ukrainian president to launch talks (Yahoo/AP) 05/27/2014
  • French National Front is 'fascist, extremist' - German minister (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/27/2014
  • OSCE Special Monitoring Mission: Contact lost with Donetsk-based team (OSCE) 05/27/2014
  • Ukraine PM Hopes Gazprom, Naftogaz Sign Agreement By Thursday -- Interfax (WSJ/Interfax-Russia) 05/27/2014

  • Russia must respect Ukrainian choice, says Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt (CNN) 05/26/2014
  • Ukrainians Are More European Than the French (Bloomberg) 05/26/2014
  • Ukrainians make a liar out of Putin. Elections reveal the far right is dead in Ukraine. The European Union is a different story. (Macleans) 05/26/2014
  • Interview: Why Did Euroskeptics Triumph At EU Poll? (RFE/RL) 05/26/2014
  • Analysis: Ukraine's Likely President Leans Toward West but Must Face Moscow (Voice of America) 05/26/2014
  • Poroshenko Rolls Up His Sleeves: Ukraine's New President's Top, Top Priorities (RFE/RL) 05/26/2014
  • Poroshenko, Moscow Signal They're Ready For Dialogue (RFE/RL) 05/26/2014
  • On The Maidan: Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (RFE/RL) 05/26/2014
  • Russian TV Announces Right Sector Leader [Dmytro Yarosh] Led Ukraine Polls [Russia, which habitually makes up its own 'news' about events in Ukraine, has been insisting that the Right Sector is a fascist party and is highly popular in Ukraine -- neither is true] (RFE/RL) 05/26/2014
  • Russian Prime Minister On Second Day Of Crimea Visit (RFE/RL) 05/26/2014
  • Chechen Leader Claims Credit For Release Of Russian Journalists [held by terrorists in Ukraine] (RFE/RL) 05/26/2014
  • EU Energy Chief Sees Chance Of Moscow-Kyiv Gas Deal By June (RFE/RL) 05/26/2014
  • Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received until 25 May, 18:00 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/26/2014
  • Press Statement, John Kerry: 2014 Presidential Elections in Ukraine [The United States congratulates the people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government for their historic elections on May 25th...] (State.gov) 05/26/2014
  • NATO Secretary General congratulates Ukrainian people on Elections (NATO) 05/26/2014
  • Presidential elections in Ukraine mark milestone for further de-escalation, says Swiss Chairperson-in-Office (OSCE) 05/26/2014
  • Ukraine Election Largely In-Line With International Commitments, Says OSCE. Election Respected Fundamental Freedoms in the Vast Majority of the Country, Says OSCE Initial Report (The Wall Street Journal) 05/26/2014
  • Despite violence and threats in east, Ukraine election characterized by high turnout and resolve to guarantee fundamental freedoms, international observers say (OSCE) 05/26/2014
  • Ukraine Forces Appear to Oust Rebels From Airport in East (The New York Times) 05/26/2014
  • Ukraines Next President Vows to Restore Order and Mend Russia Ties (The New York Times) 05/26/2014
  • Fear Persists in a Divided Ukraine (VIDEO) (The New York Times) 05/26/2014
  • Poroshenko headed to first-round victory (Ukrainian Journal) 05/26/2014
  • Obama calls Ukrainian election 'important step forward' for country (Ukrainian Journal) 05/26/2014
  • Scores of armed separatists gather outside of Akhmetov home (Ukrainian Journal) 05/26/2014
  • Italian journalist and Russian translator killed in eastern Ukraine (Ukrainian Journal) 05/26/2014
  • Donbas residents don't think Poroshenko's election will end crisis (Kyiv Post) 05/26/2014
  • Ukrainian army battles Kremlin-backed separatists in Donetsk; at least one civilian killed in crossfire (LIVE UPDATES) (Kyiv Post) 05/26/2014
  • Former US secretary of state Albright: Putin lies to Russian people 'on an hourly basis' (Kyiv Post) 05/26/2014
  • SBU busts huge arms smuggling channel, accuses ex-top spy Yakymenko of running it (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/26/2014
  • Local election watchdogs give clean bill of health to presidential election (Kyiv Post) 05/26/2014
  • Poroshenko wins in landslide, vows to 'bring peace' to Ukraine (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/26/2014
  • Russian fake shows CEC claiming Right Sector win (KHPG) 05/26/2014
  • Russian human rights defender and Italian journalist killed in Donbas (KHPG) 05/26/2014
  • Two Luhansk journalists seized by pro-Russian militants (KHPG) 05/26/2014
  • Putin Suffers Crushing Defeat in Ukrainian Elections, Illarionov Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/26/2014
  • Russias Choice of a Future More Limited than Most Think, Pastukhov Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/26/2014
  • Has Putin Really Lost the Shortest Cold War in History? (Window on Eurasia) 05/26/2014
  • Crimean Anschluss Undercuts Putins Promise of Common Legal Space in Russia (Window on Eurasia) 05/26/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Battle to control Donetsk airport (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/26/2014
  • Ukraine vote: A turning point, or business as usual? (BBC) 05/26/2014
  • Orthodox priest among detained terrorists in Luhansk region (RISU) 05/26/2014
  • Fierce Battle Breaks Out At East Ukraine Airport. Ukraines army clashed fiercely with rebels who seized the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk Monday (Buzzfeed) 05/26/2014
  • Ukraine launches airstrike on pro-Moscow rebels (Yahoo/AP) 05/26/2014
  • Ukraine's new leader to talk to Russia and east (Yahoo/AP) 05/26/2014
  • Observers hail Ukraine election as 'genuine' (Yahoo/AP) 05/26/2014
  • Early returns: Candy tycoon Poroshenko wins Ukraine's presidential election in the 1st round (Yahoo/AP) 05/26/2014
  • Battle at Donetsk airport; new Ukraine leader says no talks with 'terrorists' (Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • Man in a hurry, Ukraine's new leader flashes steel behind smile [Poroshenko] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • Boxing champ Klitschko becomes mayor of Kiev, says time for protesters to leave (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • Ukrainian helicopters strike Donetsk airport terminal (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • Successful Ukraine election 'major step' towards de-escalation - EU (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • Merkel says first round win for Poroshenko good news (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko says separatists must lay down arms (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • International observers applaud Ukraine election (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • Blasts, gunfire at ukraine airport seized by pro-Russia rebels (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • Obama upbeat on Ukraine vote, but Russia's stance seen pivotal (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • In fear of violence, Ukraines eastern hub becomes ghost town [Donetsk] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • 'Chocolate king' Poroshenko declares victory in Ukraine presidential poll (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/26/2014
  • Gunmen in Donetsk, Ukraine. CNN. May 26, 2014 (VIDEO) (YouTube) 05/26/2014

  • Authorities: Hackers foiled in bid to rig Ukraine presidential election results (Kyiv Post) 05/25/2014
  • 'Terror' forces OSCE election monitors from Ukraine's Donetsk (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/25/2014
  • Voices From Ukraines Borderlands: Fears Of Chaos Bring People To The Polls (RFE/RL) 05/25/2014
  • Poroshenko Declares Victory In Ukraine Vote; Runoff Likely Averted (RFE/RL) 05/25/2014
  • Interview: Russia Watcher Lucas Says 'Tide Has Turned A Bit' For Ukraine [Edward Lucas, senior editor of the British weekly The Economist] (RFE/RL) 05/25/2014
  • Snapshot: Who Is Petro Poroshenko? [Winner of today's presidential election in Ukraine] (RFE/RL) 05/25/2014
  • Displaced From Crimea, Voting On The Mainland (RFE/RL) 05/25/2014
  • Obituary: Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's Last Communist Leader (RFE/RL) 05/25/2014
  • In eastern Ukraine, disruptions leave many unable to vote (USA Today) 05/25/2014
  • OSCE Representative mourns death of Italian journalist and his assistant in Ukraine (OSCE) 05/25/2014
  • Poroshenko faces many challenges as president, has few tools to handle them (NEWS ANALYSIS) (Kyiv Post) 05/25/2014
  • CEC says no major disruptions aside from Ukraine's Donetsk, Luhansk oblasts (Kyiv Post) 05/25/2014
  • Crimean Tatars come to Kherson oblast to vote (KHPG) 05/25/2014
  • Donetsk: pro-Russian gunmen terrorize polling stations (KHPG) 05/25/2014
  • Despite Its Crudeness, Putins Propaganda Campaign Works Where He Needs It, Polish Study Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/25/2014
  • Ukraines Fate Rests with Denationalized Russian-Speaking Slavs, Moscow Expert Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/25/2014
  • Moscow Infecting Ukraine with Russian Disease, Kyiv Commentator Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/25/2014
  • Ukraine elections: Runners and risks (BBC) 05/25/2014
  • Profile: Ukraine 'chocolate king' President Poroshenko (BBC) 05/25/2014
  • Exit poll: Candy tycoon elected Ukraine president (Yahoo/AP) 05/25/2014
  • A long line signals hope in a Ukraine neighborhood (Yahoo/AP) 05/25/2014
  • Ukraine holds presidential vote; rebels block it (Yahoo/AP) 05/25/2014
  • Italian journalist killed in eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/25/2014
  • Merkel, Hollande call Putin on eve of Ukraine vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/25/2014
  • Dynamic Poroshenko grabs his chances on path to Ukrainian presidency (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/25/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko calls for parliamentary election this year (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/25/2014
  • Armed Ukraine rebels rally outside home of richest man [Akhmetov] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/25/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko claims presidency, vows European course (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/25/2014
  • At dinner with Putin, menu of Crimean flounder and Russian grievances (Reuters) 05/25/2014
  • Ukraine says fires warning shots at Russian helicopters (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/25/2014
  • Polling stations sit next to rebel barricades in Ukraine's Mariupol (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/25/2014
  • Putin says no new Cold War, no way back to the USSR (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/25/2014

  • Harper Government Ignores Advice About Ukraine Election Observer Mission (Huffington Post/CP) 05/24/2014
  • Ukraine poised for crucial vote (Deutsche Welle) 05/24/2014
  • Observers Go to Ukraine for Election Separatists Plan to Disrupt (New York Times) 05/24/2014
  • Ukraine's 'Kamikaze' Cabinet Makes Way For Presidential Vote (TIME) 05/24/2014
  • Ukraine Prepares for Election as Violence Persists (Bloomberg) 05/24/2014
  • Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received until 23 May, 18:00 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/24/2014
  • Putins Shift on Ukraine Result of His Visit to Beijing, Kazan Editor Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/24/2014
  • Russias Negative Convergence about More than Just Economics, Eidman Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/24/2014
  • Reporter's Notebook: Dnipropetrovsk Defies East Ukraine Stereotypes (RFE/RL) 05/24/2014
  • Prime Minister Urges Voters To 'Defend Ukraine' (RFE/RL) 05/24/2014
  • Media Turn In Mixed Performance As Ukraine Campaign Comes To An End (RFE/RL) 05/24/2014
  • Ukraine, on edge, prepares to vote after bloodshed (Reuters) 05/24/2014
  • International election observers in Ukraine to hold press conference on Monday (OSCE) 05/24/2014
  • Carl Bildt: Markets will cause Russia more pain than sanctions. Sweden's Foreign Minister calculates Russia has lost $150bn in recent months, he tells Alexander Lebedev (The Independent) 05/24/2014
  • Separatist Hotspots In Eastern Ukraine - map (RFE/RL) 05/24/2014
  • Clashes in Eastern Ukraine Ahead Of May 25 Vote (RFE/RL) 05/24/2014
  • In Ukraine heartland, politics second to money (Yahoo/AP) 05/24/2014
  • Election under threat in eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/24/2014
  • Ukraine's presidential vote: a step out of crisis (Yahoo/AP) 05/24/2014
  • Photo: Ukrainian presidential candidate Poroshenko meets with U.S. Secretary of State Albright in Kiev (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/24/2014
  • Russia says has not received gas payments from Ukraine - minister (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/24/2014
  • Prime minister Yatseniuk says election will be triumph for Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/24/2014
  • Putin signals he will work with Ukraine leader, but blasts U.S. (Reuters) 05/24/2014
  • Photo: Election commission officials install ballot boxes at a poling station in Kiev (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/24/2014
  • CNN Jim Sciutto @jimsciutto A polling station in Mariivka, E. #Ukraine raided & closed by forces of the 'Donetsk People's Republic' (Twitter) 05/24/2014
  • Live Updates: Ukraine Readies for Election (Mashable) 05/24/2014
  • Presidential candidates partially reveal campaign financing (Kyiv Post) 05/24/2014
  • Dobkin poised to lead Party of Regions to defeat in May 25 presidential election (Kyiv Post) 05/24/2014
  • Vote disruption fears are looming as the nation observes day of silence (Kyiv Post) 05/24/2014
  • Ukraine fails to prevent illegal border crossing by a group of armed men (Kyiv Post) 05/24/2014

  • Putin on Obama: 'Who Is He to Judge? Seriously?' (CNS) 05/23/2014
  • Good sign for Ukraine elections? Putin says he'll respect Sunday's result. Russia's leader said he would work with whomever the Ukrainian people choose on Sunday to be president, though he added that Ukraine must not join NATO [BRAMA: In other words, not really...] (Christian Science Monitor) 05/23/2014
  • Vox Pops: Ukrainians Say Who's Getting Their Vote And Why (RFE/RL) 05/23/2014
  • Russian Railways paid billions of dollars to secretive private companies. The state-owned rail giant, run by an old friend of President Vladimir Putin, has awarded vast sums to contractors who disguise their ownership, a Reuters investigation finds (Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • The Man Who Gave Ukraine's Army 1,000 Bulletproof Vests (Mashable) 05/23/2014
  • 'Leviathan' leads a Russian invasion at Cannes. Amid unrest in eastern Ukraine and a return to Cold War-like politics, a powerful satire that depicts local corruption in Vladimir Putin's Russia has stormed the Cannes Film Festival. (Yahoo/AP) 05/23/2014
  • With election day approaching, OSCE Chairperson welcomes progress on national dialogue in Ukraine, calls for stopping violence and provocations (OSCE) 05/23/2014
  • Russia Says Ukraine Border Withdrawal Will Take Weeks (RFE/RL) 05/23/2014
  • Calm Streets Mask Deep Divisions in Donetsk (The New York Times) 05/23/2014
  • Ukraine Faces Struggle to Gain Control of Militias, Including Those on Its Side (The New York Times) 05/23/2014
  • Ukrainian Billionaires Play Politics (Forbes) 05/23/2014
  • Will Ukraine's new president tame country's elite? By Russia Foundation chairman David Clark (CNN) 05/23/2014
  • Ukraine vote aims to unify country amid Russia's presence (WDEF/AP) 05/23/2014
  • Raiffeisen Ukraine Unit Written Down by Quarter on Crisis (Bloomberg) 05/23/2014
  • TREPIDATION, INTIMIDATION IN EASTERN UKRAINE AS SUNDAYS ELECTION NEARS (Al Jazeera) 05/23/2014
  • Who's in control of the rebellion in Donetsk? (Ukrainian Week) 05/23/2014
  • Interfaith prayer tent in Donetsk attacked by armed men of the so-called 'People's Republic of Donetsk' (RISU) 05/23/2014
  • Russias increasingly repressive grip on Crimea (KHPG) 05/23/2014
  • Another civic activist abducted in Luhansk [Ilya Yefremov] (KHPG) 05/23/2014
  • Donetsk region: Hostages to lawless armed militants (KHPG) 05/23/2014
  • The Man Who Gave Ukraine's Army 1,000 Bulletproof Vests (Mashable) 05/23/2014
  • Putin Acts to Calm Investors [Putin said Friday that he will 'respect the choice of the Ukrainian people,' though with the caveat that he expects the new authorities to stop the violence in the southeastern pro-Russian separatist provinces.] (The Moscow Times) 05/23/2014
  • Yakunin Lashes Out Against West, Says Russia Will Turn East (The Moscow Times) 05/23/2014
  • Putin Slams U.S. Special Forces as 'Unprofessional' for Letting Snowden Slip (The Moscow Times) 05/23/2014
  • Putin Tells Obama to Get a New Job (The Moscow Times) 05/23/2014
  • Ukraine: Anti-Kiev Forces Running Amok (Human Rights Watch) 05/23/2014
  • Militia backed by presidential candidate Lyashko takes credit for assassination of Russian-backed separatist (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/23/2014
  • Moscow Urged to Draw Federal Districts without Regard to Existing Political Borders (Window on Eurasia) 05/23/2014
  • Ukraine struggles to contain violence in east as key vote approaches (Washington Post) 05/23/2014
  • Cannes: Critics' Week winner The Tribe scores sales [Plemya, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy] (Screen Daily) 05/23/2014
  • THE TRIBE / PLEMYA. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (Semaine de la Critique) 05/23/2014
  • OSCE representative releases report on media freedom in Ukraine, calls for respect of journalist's rights ahead of presidential elections (OSCE) 05/23/2014
  • Ukrainian Donbas Battalion ambushed in Donetsk Oblast village; at least five killed (Kyiv Post) 05/23/2014
  • OSCE's Tana de Zulueta, who leads largest-ever election observation mission, talks about Ukraine's May 25 presidential vote (Kyiv Post) 05/23/2014
  • Putin says he will work with new Ukrainian authorities after presidential election (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/23/2014
  • 8 soldiers reported killed at checkpoint (Ukrainian Journal) 05/23/2014
  • NATO: Russia still keeps large 'coercive force' despite withdrawals (Ukrainian Journal) 05/23/2014
  • EU urges Putin to reach natgas supply compromise with Ukraine (Ukrainian Journal) 05/23/2014
  • EU EUR250 million State-Building 'advance payment' coming this month (Ukrainian Journal) 05/23/2014
  • Ukraine Election to Cast Vote on Bond Rally: East Europe Credit (Bloomberg) 05/23/2014
  • Latest news from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received until 22 May, 18:00 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/23/2014
  • Eight Things You Didn't Know About The Ukrainian Election (RFE/RL) 05/23/2014
  • Amnesty Says Crimean Tatars At Risk Of Persecution (RFE/RL) 05/23/2014
  • Walesa Says Ukraine's Maidan Gave Russia Pretext To Intervene (RFE/RL) 05/23/2014
  • Putin Says Sanctions Will Have 'Boomerang Effect' On West (RFE/RL) 05/23/2014
  • Putin To Share His Economic Vision At Boycotted Forum (RFE/RL) 05/23/2014
  • Vox Pops: Ukrainians Say Who's Getting Their Vote And Why (RFE/RL) 05/23/2014
  • Missing The Vote: Fear Trumps Election Hopes In Donetsk (RFE/RL) 05/23/2014
  • Putin: Russia will respect result of Ukraine vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/23/2014
  • Ukraine leader: Sunday's presidential vote crucial (Yahoo/AP) 05/23/2014
  • Russian FM slams West over Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/23/2014
  • Putin seeks better ties with West but blasts U.S. over Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Putin says Russian business feels real impact from sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Pro-Ukraine forces clash with separatists, at least two dead [in rural settlement of Karlovka, about 15 km (10 miles) west of Donetsk] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • 'Maidan' to Ukraine's next president: we will be watching you. By Gareth Jones (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Russia's biggest concern over Ukraine is it joins NATO - Putin (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Visa and Mastercard to stay in Russia, help create payment system (Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Russia to complete troop pullback from Ukraine border 'within days' - deputy defence minister (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Putin describes situation in Ukraine as civil war (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Russia's Lukoil, France's Total agree to tap tight oil in Siberia (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Russia will respond to increased NATO activity near border - top general (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Russian court demands U.S. Library of Congress hand over Jewish texts (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/23/2014
  • Orthodox patriarch does not represent us in meeting Pope, says metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev (RISU) 05/23/2014
  • Ukrainian Political System is Stronger than Russian One, Kasparov Blogger Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/23/2014
  • Can a Russian Orthodox Chekist Make a Revolution Abroad? (Window on Eurasia) 05/23/2014
  • Crimean Tatars View Russia as If It Were Still the Soviet Union, Zorin Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/23/2014
  • Russian Occupation Threatens Crimeas Fragile Environment, Ecologist Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/23/2014
  • Crimeans could face five years imprisonment for peaceful protest (KHPG) 05/23/2014
  • Kramatorsk women who defended their street forced into hiding (KHPG) 05/23/2014
  • Donetsk election commission work conspiratorial and dangerous (KHPG) 05/23/2014
  • Abducted press photographer released [Milana Omelchuk] (KHPG) 05/23/2014
  • Live Updates: Countdown to Ukraine's Election (Mashable) 05/23/2014
  • Tax Police investigates pro-Russian daily for money laundering (Kyiv Post) 05/23/2014
  • UKRAINIAN VOTERS, SEEKING STABILITY, FAVOR CHOCOLATE KING POROSHENKO (Al Jazeera) 05/23/2014
  • Infographic: Ukraine's 2014 presidential election (Al Jazeera) 05/23/2014
  • MAY 25 IS A DAY OF RECKONING FOR ALL OF EUROPE (Al Jazeera) 05/23/2014
  • Putin Indicates Hell Respect Result of Ukrainian Election (The New York Times) 05/23/2014
  • Op-ed: The Pushback in Ukraine. By ADRIAN KARATNYCKY (The New York Times) 05/23/2014
  • Letters: A Ukrainian Appeal to Europe (The New York Times) 05/23/2014
  • Video: Eastern Ukraine: Aftermath of 'fatal gun battle' (BBC) 05/23/2014
  • Will Ukraine polls bring tensions to a head in the east? (BBC) 05/23/2014
  • VIDEO: Russia's Putin says Ukraine in 'full-scale civil war' (BBC) 05/23/2014
  • A Voice From Slavyansk May 23, 2014 [William Risch] (website) 05/23/2014
  • Letter: Unacceptable, Outrageous, Low. It is Mr Putin, not Prince Charles, who should apologise (The Times) 05/23/2014

  • Could This Be the Real Reason Putin Is in Ukraine? (Video) (Vanity Fair) 05/22/2014
  • 'Boycott Russia App' a Hit for Patriotic Ukrainians (VIDEO) (Bloomberg) 05/22/2014
  • Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria [Frontline] (PBS) 05/22/2014
  • Ukraine elections: Runners and risks (BBC) 05/22/2014
  • World Bank Boosts Support for Recovery in Ukraine (World Bank) 05/22/2014
  • 'The Tribe' ('Plemya'): Cannes Review [Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy] (Hollywood Reporter) 05/22/2014
  • Cannes Review: Shocking Sign Language Drama and Critics Week Winner 'The Tribe' is an Unprecedented Cinematic Accomplishment [Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy] (Hollywood Reporter) 05/22/2014
  • Cannes: The Tribe Wins Critics Week Awards [Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy] (The Wrap) 05/22/2014
  • A Ukraine Secessionist from Moscow Builds Greater Russia, One Province at a Time. Alexander Borodai Helped the Kremlin Seize Crimea; Now He's Prime Minister of Donetsk (Atlantic Council) 05/22/2014
  • Ukraines Zombie Revolution. The Donetsk Peoples Republic is a Soviet zombie state propped up within Ukraines borders (Slate.com) 05/22/2014
  • People Who Compared Putin To Hitler (Business Insider) 05/22/2014
  • The Kremlins Crazy Shock Troops (The Daily Beast) 05/22/2014
  • Crimeans get Russian price shock (Kyiv Post) 05/22/2014
  • Health Ministry reports 16 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donetsk Oblast; Luhansk Oblast declares martial law (LIVE UPDATES, VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/22/2014
  • Only 6,000 Crimeans registered to vote (Kyiv Post) 05/22/2014
  • Residents angry with war as 18 soldiers killed on May 22 (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/22/2014
  • Ukraine: The Edge of Democracy by Timothy Snyder (The New York Review of Books) 05/22/2014
  • Ukrainian Voters Hope Ballots Will End Crisis (Voice of America) 05/22/2014
  • Ukraine Forces Suffer Worst Losses of Crisis Amid Unrest (Bloomberg) 05/22/2014
  • Ukraine protest film in Cannes has 'cast of thousands' [Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa, documentary film 'Maidan'] (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Maidan Documentary Director Sergei Loznitsa: 'It's The People Who Interest Me' (RFE/RL) 05/22/2014
  • Deadliest day for Ukraine troops: 16 slain in raid (Yahoo/AP) 05/22/2014
  • Chocolate king tipped as Ukraine's next president. Ukraine's front-runner presidential candidate: realist ready for compromise (Yahoo/AP) 05/22/2014
  • Ukrainian military servicemen met with Pope of Rome (RISU) 05/22/2014
  • UOC-MP confirms that Yanukovichs regime sought to remove Metropolitan Volodymyr from Primates post (RISU) 05/22/2014
  • Violence and Doubts About Credibility as a Troubled Ukraine Election Nears (The New York Times) 05/22/2014
  • NATO Steps Back Into the U.S.S.R. (The New York Times) 05/22/2014
  • Competing Visions for Russias Economic Future (The New York Times) 05/22/2014
  • Ukraine's Presidential Vote: a Step Out of Crisis (The New York Times/AP) 05/22/2014
  • An Appeal to Europe, From Ukraines Ambassador [KOSTIANTYN YELISIEIEV, Ambassador of Ukraine to the European Union] (The New York Times) 05/22/2014
  • Memories of Maidan. Christiane Amanpour. Producer Andrew Tkach and 'Babylon 13' bring give a ground-level view of the protests on Kiev's Maidan Square (CNN) 05/22/2014
  • THE BOROWITZ REPORT [News Satire]: AN APOLOGY FROM PRINCE CHARLES (The New Yorker) 05/22/2014
  • Ukraine's Chocolate King to the Rescue. Ukrainians hope that Petro Poroshenko can lead them out of the current crisis. But can one man provide the solution to all the country's problems? (Foreign Policy) 05/22/2014
  • What Putin wants, in a nutshell (Foreign Policy) 05/22/2014
  • CANNES: Slaboshpytskiys The Tribe Tops Critics Week [Plemya, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy] (Variety) 05/22/2014
  • The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union by Serhii Plokhy, June 1 book presentation and signing (New York) (Ukrainian Museum) 05/22/2014
  • Putin tells investors Russia wants good ties, respect (Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • U.S. sanctions have no impact on work, life - head of Russia's Rosneft (Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Moscow Trying to Force Crimean MSD to Break With Crimean Tatars (Window on Eurasia) 05/22/2014
  • Donetsk and Luhansk Latest Manifestations of Blanquist Actions, Ikhlov Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/22/2014
  • The Wests Real Double Standards in the Ukrainian Crisis (Window on Eurasia) 05/22/2014
  • Terrorism trials for Crimean film director and other opponents of annexation (KHPG) 05/22/2014
  • More armed attacks on Luhansk regional election commissions (KHPG) 05/22/2014
  • Human rights groups oppose current draft bill on amnesty for separatists (KHPG) 05/22/2014
  • Terrorists attack Ukrainian military in Donetsk Oblast, killing 8. 18 are injured (Ukrainian Week) 05/22/2014
  • Donetsk sees deadliest attack on troops (BBC) 05/22/2014
  • Donetsk hoots in support of Ukraines integrity (The Day) 05/22/2014
  • Russian gov't brands Prince Charles's comments on President Putin 'outrageous' (Winnipeg Free Press/AP) 05/22/2014
  • Pro-Russian Rebels Launch Deadliest Attack Yet in Eastern Ukraine (Mashable) 05/22/2014
  • Putin ally expects flurry of China deals in new role (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Prince Charles provokes diplomatic row with Russia by comparing Putin to Hitler (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • 13 Ukrainians killed in clash with separatists - president's office (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Templeton's Hasenstab praises Ukraine government's crisis response (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Russian says military moving away from Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/22/2014
  • APNewsBreak: US Nazi-suspect case moves ahead [Michael Karkoc] (Yahoo/AP) 05/22/2014
  • AP journalists see 11 dead at Ukraine checkpoint (Yahoo/AP) 05/22/2014
  • 11 Ukrainian troops dead, 33 wounded by rebels (Yahoo/AP) 05/22/2014
  • Germany: recognize legitimacy of Ukraine vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/22/2014
  • Amid Chaos: How Will Eastern Ukrainians Manage To Vote? (RFE/RL) 05/22/2014
  • Western CEOs Quit Russian Business Forum Over Ukraine Crisis (RFE/RL) 05/22/2014
  • Biden In Cyprus To Rally For Unity, Pressure On Russia (RFE/RL) 05/22/2014
  • Khodorkovsky Warns Sanctions Could Further Isolate Russia (RFE/RL) 05/22/2014
  • Kyiv Calls For UN Security Council Meeting Amid Deadly Violence (RFE/RL) 05/22/2014
  • What You Need To Know About Russia And China's Gas Deal (RFE/RL) 05/22/2014
  • The Costs Of Russia's Ukraine 'Victory' (RFE/RL) 05/22/2014
  • Rescuing the Yiddish Ukraine. In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine. By Marci Shore. JUNE 5, 2014 ISSUE (The New York Review of Books) 05/22/2014
  • As Elections Loom, Fighting Turns Deadly in Ukraine. Ukraines acting prime minister, Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk, called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (The New York Times) 05/22/2014
  • EU might give EUR1.6 billion more aid if Kiev implements reforms (Ukrainian Journal) 05/22/2014
  • US providing $11.4 million for May 25 presidential elections (Ukrainian Journal) 05/22/2014
  • Moscow again says it is moving troops but US and NATO voice skepticism (Ukrainian Journal) 05/22/2014
  • Stores close as 'Luhansk People's Republic declares 'martial law' (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/22/2014
  • Militants of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics hijack vehicles of PrivatBank (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/22/2014
  • Billion-dollar medical project helped fund Putins palace on the Black Sea (Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • When Putin ordered up new hospitals, his associates botched the operation (Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Poroshenko appeals for 1st-round victory (Ukrainian Journal) 05/22/2014
  • 11 Ukrainian troops dead, 33 wounded by rebels (Washington Post/AP) 05/22/2014
  • Ukraine forces, pro-Russian rebels clash as election looms (Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Russia moves troops, military equipment out of Ukraine border area (Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Russian force on Ukraine border still very large and threatening - NATO commander (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Kremlin tells media to play down investment forum boycott - email (Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Russia says Kiev stepping up operation in eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Some Russian forces may be preparing to withdraw from Ukraine border - NATO (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Russian vanity projects lose luster (Reuters) 05/22/2014
  • Belarus leader says Ukraine must be united state. Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has criticized separatist referendums in Ukraine and warned Russia not to take any more ex-Soviet territory after annexing Crimea, Russian media reported. (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/22/2014

  • Anti-Terrorist Operation spokesman: Krasnyi Lyman is purged of terrorists, fighting continues near Sloviansk (Ukrainian Week) 05/21/2014
  • The Myth of Russian-Speaking Regions. If Russian becomes the second state language or even acquires official status in part of Ukraines territory, this will aggravate the discrimination of the Ukrainian-speaking majority and will ease the Kremlins expansion (Ukrainian Week) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine official: Putins plans have failed [Andriy Parubiy, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine] (Euractiv) 05/21/2014
  • Russian Navy is Planning Summer Expeditions to Contested Arctic Region [home to the world's largest untapped oil reserves] (The Moscow Times) 05/21/2014
  • Rise Ukraine!, an opposition rally in Kyiv on May 18 ended in clashes between antifascists and opposition demonstrators (Ukrainian Week) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine and the Shame of Europe. From the left to the right, Kiev's putative friends found reasons to think that Putin isn't such a bad fellow. (The Wall Street Journal) 05/21/2014
  • Fascism Comes to Ukraine -- From Russia (Real Clear Politics) 05/21/2014
  • Hitler and Putin - Charles was right: Moving borders, stoking paranoia, and cutting backroom deals... We have seen this all before, writes EDWARD LUCAS (Daily Mail) 05/21/2014
  • Ukrainian businessman takes a stand against pro-Russian separatists (NPR) 05/21/2014
  • The Kremlin's Trolls Go West (The Moscow Times) 05/21/2014
  • Donetsk's People Republic: One Building, Endless Bureaucracy. Inside the 11-Story Building That's Calling Itself the People's Republic of Donetsk. By Julia Ioffe (New Republic) 05/21/2014
  • Russia Sent Twitter a Court Order to Ban an Account And Twitter Complied (Mashable) 05/21/2014
  • Ukrainian leaders claim progress; Russian officials make conciliatory gestures (+VIDEO) (Washington Post) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine Steps Up Security for Polling Day (NDTV/AFP) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine Criticized Over Detentions of Journalists Working for Russian News. British National Released, but Two Other Reporters Held Since Sunday (The Wall Street Journal) 05/21/2014
  • Solidarity Eludes Ukraine Separatist Groups as Presidential Election Nears (The New York Times) 05/21/2014
  • Prince Charles Passes Comment on Putin, and a Nation Is Aghast (The New York Times) 05/21/2014
  • China and Russia Reach 30-Year Gas Deal (The New York Times) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine Tycoon's Workforce Protests Against Pro-Russians (Voice of America) 05/21/2014
  • Putin Questions Ukraine Vote Legitimacy (Voice of America) 05/21/2014
  • Tymoshenko Loses Magic in Ukraine Presidential Race (Voice of America/Reuters) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko Seeks First Round Poll Win, Says Stability at Stake (Voice of America/Reuters) 05/21/2014
  • Biden: Europe's Borders Should Not Be Changed at Gunpoint (Voice of America) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine's three answers to Russia's fear campaign (Christian Science Monitor) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine: UN official cites worsening human rights situation in southern, eastern regions (United Nations) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine crisis may speed defence buys, but budgets stay stuck (Reuters) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine says Russia should lose 2018 World Cup over Crimea (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine's Coal Miners Are At The Center Of A Political Storm (PHOTOS) (Huffington Post) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine Tensions Ease Before Election After Putin Troops Pledge (Businessweek) 05/21/2014
  • OSCE Representative for National Dialogue Roundtables and OSCE Chief Monitor to Ukraine to address media in Kyiv on Thursday (OSCE) 05/21/2014
  • Russia Claims Troop Withdrawal Under Way (RFE/RL) 05/21/2014
  • Russian Media Take To Twitter To #SaveOurGuys (RFE/RL) 05/21/2014
  • Kansas adds Ukrainian prospect to recruiting class [Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk] (Yahoo/AP) 05/21/2014
  • UN: Death toll in weeks of Ukraine violence at 127 (Yahoo/AP) 05/21/2014
  • In Ukraine, chaos meets self-declared independence. The Donetsk People's Republic is starting to smell. (Yahoo/AP) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine sees letup in tensions, but vote at risk (Yahoo/AP) 05/21/2014
  • Putin says troops withdraw to help Ukraine vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/21/2014
  • Kerry says Russia-China gas deal not linked to Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/21/2014
  • Russia vows to retaliate against U.S. human rights sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/21/2014
  • Poland's Tusk says EU energy divisions cost 30 billion euros/year (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/21/2014
  • Racism and Anti-Semitism Ceasing to Be Indecent in Putins Russia (Window on Eurasia) 05/21/2014
  • Self-Proclaimed Donets Republic is Russia without Putin, Roshchin Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/21/2014
  • To mark anniversary of Taras Shevchenkos reburial, The Day offers an online tour of the Shevchenko Museum. The collection includes a Moryntsi village parish register with the poets birth record, his academy certificate, manumission paper, death mask... and originals of his artworks (The Day) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine is very far from the media-hyped fascism and radicalism. Anna ZIGURE on positive values, the Maidan, Latvian literature, and her family (The Day) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine's Presidential Election: 7 Big Things You Need to Know (Mashable) 05/21/2014
  • Nataliya Vasilyeva @NatVasilyeva: Journos who fled Korrespondent, Ukr Forbes launches this great new magazine which doesn't even have a website yet. (Twitter) 05/21/2014
  • Crisis Turns Ukrainian Public Opinion (VOA) 05/21/2014
  • DAKHABRAKHA Psycho Folk (Ukraine) in concert Friday 05.07.13 at Roskilde 2013 (Artrock) 05/21/2014
  • In Eastern, Southern Ukraine, The Police Sometimes Melt Away (RFE/RL) 05/21/2014
  • CVU warms of heavy pressure on election commission heads (KHPG) 05/21/2014
  • VIDEO: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 39) Meeting the Donbass Battalion (Vice News) 05/21/2014
  • Putin to snub Prince Charles at D-Day commemoration after Royal compares Russian leader to Hitler (Daily Mail) 05/21/2014
  • Joseph Zisels: The Level of Anti-Semitism in Ukraine is Low and Gradually Decreasing (RISU) 05/21/2014
  • Biden Warns Russia Against Undermining Ukraine Poll (RFE/RL) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine suspends pension payments in rebel east (Turkish Press) 05/21/2014
  • White House petition against Russia collects 100,000 signatures (Ukrainian Journal) 05/21/2014
  • EU disburses first loan tranche of EUR100 million to Ukraine (Ukrainian Journal) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine won't make prepayment for Russian gas in June, says Yatseniuk (Ukrainian Journal) 05/21/2014
  • US: No evidence of Russian troop pullback (Ukrainian Journal) 05/21/2014
  • Ukraine's 'Chocolate King' aims for top job [Poroshenko] (+VIDEO) (CNN) 05/21/2014
  • How Putin Launched the Circassian National Movement (Window on Eurasia) 05/21/2014
  • Putin Seeks to Destabilize Former Soviet Space Not Occupy It and to Repress Russia Not Modernize It (Window on Eurasia) 05/21/2014
  • South Osetia Must Join Russian Federation ASAP, North Osetia Mufti Says [(T)he mufti said, there cannot be peace between Russia and those who are working against it.] (Window on Eurasia) 05/21/2014
  • Luhansk CVU: election commission members are not cannon fodder (KHPG) 05/21/2014
  • Armed militants attack election commission in Artemivsk (KHPG) 05/21/2014
  • Kramatorsk: Women drive armed militants out from their street (KHPG) 05/21/2014
  • Russia signs 30-year gas deal with China [but no official price] (BBC) 05/21/2014
  • Is Stalins First Major Act of Ethnic Engineering About to be Reversed or Exacerbated? (Window on Eurasia) 05/21/2014
  • Pro-Ukrainian activists in Luhansk go into hiding, wait for help from Kyiv (Kyiv Post) 05/21/2014
  • The Gangs of Kyiv, and Odessa, and Dnepropetrovsk (Transitions Online) 05/21/2014
  • Tymoshenko sinks in polls, but regaining political recognition (Kyiv Post) 05/21/2014

  • UNHCR says internal displacement affects some 10,000 people in Ukraine (UNHCR) 05/20/2014
  • Putins Doctrine as a Threat to the International System (Wilson Center) 05/20/2014
  • Crimea: Putin's War for Oil and Gas? (World Affairs Journal) 05/20/2014
  • RUSSIA, CHINA SIGN DEAL TO BYPASS U.S. DOLLAR (Al Jazeera) 05/20/2014
  • Did China Just Checkmate Russia in Ukraine? (Fiscal Times) 05/20/2014
  • For Crimea's Tatars, Russia's Occupation is a Third Tragedy. Note to Western Governments: The Tatars Understand That They Now Face a Long, New Struggle (Atlantic Council) 05/20/2014
  • Ukraine bans entry to RT crew sent to cover presidential election [Russia Today is a known propaganda vehicle for the current government of Russia] (Russia Today) 05/20/2014
  • Ahead Of Ukraine's Presidential Election, Is Maidan Finished in Kyiv? (Forbes) 05/20/2014
  • Marshall Plan for eastern Ukraine (The Day) 05/20/2014
  • Putin gets a beating (SUSAN HWANG) 05/20/2014
  • Terrorists in Sloviansk Free Local Evangelical Bishop (RISU) 05/20/2014
  • Russian TV Blames Nymphs For Retread 'Ukraine' Footage (RFE/RL) 05/20/2014
  • Akhmetov Is Shocked, Shocked To Find That Separatism Is Going On In Donetsk! (RFE/RL) 05/20/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 19 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/20/2014
  • Crimean Tartars Remember Exilein Kyiv. By Vladimir Kara-Murza (World Affairs Journal) 05/20/2014
  • Magnitsky Sanctions Designations. OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL (Treasury.gov) 05/20/2014
  • Press Statement, Jen Psaki: Additional Sanctions Under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act (State.gov) 05/20/2014
  • Ukraine Eurobonds Rise 6th Day as Russia Says Troops Withdrawing (Bloomberg) 05/20/2014
  • Ukraine's Military Is Raising Money Through Text Donations And It's Going To Need Them (Huffington Post) 05/20/2014
  • Ukraine's Richest Man Speaks Out Against Separatists (The Wall Street Journal) 05/20/2014
  • Putin vs. Humanity. A folk-singing German discovered for himself the real nature of the Maidan protests on the sidelines of a conference that brought together intellectuals from around the world to support Ukraines freedom. (Daily Beast) 05/20/2014
  • Russia: 5 Are Convicted in 2006 Murder of Journalist [Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya] (The New York Times/Reuters) 05/20/2014
  • After Neutrality Proves Untenable, a Ukraine Oligarch Makes His Move [Rinat Akhmetov] (The New York Times) 05/20/2014
  • Conflict Fatigue Deepens in East Ukraine, Just Days Before Vote (The New York Times) 05/20/2014
  • Far-Right Fever for a Europe Tied to Russia (The New York Times) 05/20/2014
  • Déjà vu? Poroshenko vs Tymoshenko. Ukraine risks returning to the post-Orange Revolution internal squabbles very soon (Ukrainian Week) 05/20/2014
  • In Ukraine, Akhmetov Calls Peaceful Protest Against Separatists (RFE/RL) 05/20/2014
  • Miners Enter The Fray In Eastern Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/20/2014
  • Can Russia Unplug From The World? (RFE/RL) 05/20/2014
  • AUDIO: Russia and China haggle over a half-billion dollar gas deal, and the US says it won't back down after indicting members of the Chinese military for cyber theft [Max Pyziur, natural gas analyst] (Talk Radio News Service) 05/20/2014
  • Nato chief describes 'outrageous' Russia as threat to Europe (EUobserver) 05/20/2014
  • Putin in China: A win-win situation for Beijing (Deutsche Welle) 05/20/2014
  • Stakhanov goes back to work after gunmen deactivate transformers (Ukrainian Journal) 05/20/2014
  • Ukraine can cope with June 1 Russian gas shutoff, says president (Ukrainian Journal) 05/20/2014
  • Europe's energy commissioner cites progress on Ukraine-Russia gas deal (Ukrainian Journal) 05/20/2014
  • Kremlin announces another troop pullback (Ukrainian Journal) 05/20/2014
  • Russia says Ukraine election may aggravate situation (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/20/2014
  • Petition: Designate Russia as a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' [add your name to the petition] (Petitions.Whitehouse.gov) 05/20/2014
  • Locals get angry with pro-Russia separatists (Yahoo/AP) 05/20/2014
  • China gives Putin a diplomatic boost (Yahoo/AP) 05/20/2014
  • Russian army readies return from Ukrainian border (Yahoo/AP) 05/20/2014
  • Ukraine's hobbled navy: "Times are not the best" (Yahoo/AP) 05/20/2014
  • Putin yet to seal gas deal on China visit, wins support on Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/20/2014
  • EU pays out first loan tranche to Ukraine [100 million euros (81 million pounds, $137 mil)] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/20/2014
  • Factbox: Leading candidates in Ukraine's May 25 presidential race (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/20/2014
  • Pentagon: U.S. sees no movement in Russian troops near Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/20/2014
  • Ukraine's richest man urges peaceful protests against separatists [Akhmetov] (Reuters) 05/20/2014
  • Election officials at sharp end in separatist Ukraine city (Reuters) 05/20/2014
  • Kremlin says Putin has ordered troops from border with Ukraine (Reuters) 05/20/2014
  • Innocent civilian or terrorist: Russian TV caught using old footage (KHPG) 05/20/2014
  • Osman Pashaev leaves Crimea [founder of the Crimean Internet channel CrimeanOpenCh] (KHPG) 05/20/2014
  • Crimean Tatars demand end to repression, call for international support [Speakers included Mustafa Jemiliev, veteran Crimean Tatar leader, and Josef Zisels, head of Vaad Ukraine] (KHPG) 05/20/2014
  • Incidents of anti-Semitism noted in areas seized by pro-Russian militants (KHPG) 05/20/2014
  • Abducted journalist Serhiy Shapoval released (KHPG) 05/20/2014
  • Visa, MasterCard Weigh Russia Exit as Ukraine Vote Looms (Bloomberg) 05/20/2014
  • U.S. LNG Wont Replace Russian Gas as Europe Seeks Supply (Bloomberg) 05/20/2014
  • China and Russia Fail to Reach Agreement on Gas Plan (The New York Times) 05/20/2014
  • Op-ed: Mr. Putins Far-Right Friends (The New York Times) 05/20/2014
  • Editorial: A Critical Election in Ukraine (The New York Times) 05/20/2014
  • Gunmen seize control of district election offices in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, steal ballots and documents (Kyiv Post) 05/20/2014
  • Akhmetov makes a business decision to keep Donbas in Ukraine (UPDATE) (Kyiv Post) 05/20/2014
  • Akhmetov, condemning 'genocide of Donbas,' calls for peaceful rally today at noon against Kremlin-backed separatists in Donetsk, Luhansk (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/20/2014
  • U.S. And NATO Say No Russian Troop Withdrawal (RFE/RL) 05/20/2014
  • Moscow Plans to Track Anyone Convicted of Extremism after Release from Prison (Window on Eurasia) 05/20/2014

  • European Film Academy Calls For Release Of Arrested Ukrainian Director In Moscow (Deadline.com) 05/19/2014
  • Stop forcing Ukraine into a narrative of Moscow versus Washington. We are told that this is a geopolitical battle instead of an attempt by ordinary Ukrainians to take back control from the oligarchs (Guardian) 05/19/2014
  • 'The Russian War on Ukraine Is One of the Proving Grounds of Principle in Our Time'. Remarks from Kiev (New Republic) 05/19/2014
  • Kyiv's Bid To Ban Communist Party Could Provoke 'Radical Opposition' (RFE/RL) 05/19/2014
  • Ukraine, European Union Face A Big Week Of Elections (Investor's Business Daily) 05/19/2014
  • The patriotic volunteers of the 'Black Army' who want to save their land only make it more dangerous (Independent) 05/19/2014
  • Ukraine Standoff has Worldwide Implications (VOA) 05/19/2014
  • Fear and Hope in Ukraine (Forbes) 05/19/2014
  • In Ukraine, Religious Tensions Contribute To Worsening Political Divide, Russian Orthodox Official Says (Huffington Post/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Ukraine calls for more Russia sanctions (Ukrainian Journal) 05/19/2014
  • Ukraine and Russia fail to reach agreement on natgas prices and debt (Ukrainian Journal) 05/19/2014
  • Separatist leader detained and then freed by armed supporters (Ukrainian Journal) 05/19/2014
  • Ukraine to cut partly power supplies to Crimea for 'maintenance' (Ukrainian Journal) 05/19/2014
  • Ukraine Official: 32 Victims of Odessa Violence Possibly Poisoned (VOA) 05/19/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 18 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/19/2014
  • Ukraine soldier killed in 'kindergarten' rebel attack (Zee News/AFP) 05/19/2014
  • The Ukrainian City That Refuses to Implode. By David Frum [Odessa] (The Atlantic) 05/19/2014
  • Ukraine Bonds Rise to 5-Week High as BofA to Commerzbank Upgrade (Bloomberg) 05/19/2014
  • South-Eastern Ukraine: New Political Reality (Fars News) 05/19/2014
  • Conflicting sides should stop targeting media professionals covering Ukraine crisis, says OSCE representative (OSCE) 05/19/2014
  • Ukrainian Troops, Kramatorsk Self-Defense Forces Clash on City Outskirts (Fars News) 05/19/2014
  • Russias interference in Ukraines national election must carry consequences (Washington Post) 05/19/2014
  • East Ukrainian Town Luhansk Elects Leader (NDTV) 05/19/2014
  • Ballots or barricades for Ukraine voters? (Deutsche Welle) 05/19/2014
  • Soviet-Style Sexual Politics Returns. In troubled Odessa, suspicion of foreigners and dissenters is once again on the rise, with women often its targets and its tools. (Daily Beast) 05/19/2014
  • Russian TV Airs Old Footage In Fresh Ukraine Atrocity Claim (RFE/RL) 05/19/2014
  • Chloroform Found In Building In Ukraine Where 32 Pro-Russian Rebels Died (RFE/RL) 05/19/2014
  • Slovak gas pipeline seen ready to supply Ukraine from September (Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Congress Targets Russian Satan Missile (Daily Beast) 05/19/2014
  • Burning Bridges: Rival Soccer Fans Urge Ukraine Unity (NBC) 05/19/2014
  • Hansen: Why Ukraine Needs to be More Like Finland (Atlantic Council) 05/19/2014
  • NATO considers strengthening defences in eastern Europe over Russias illegal military actions in Ukraine (National Post) 05/19/2014
  • Putins Controlled Chaos Policy in Southeast Ukraine Could Backfire on Russia, Pastukhov Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/19/2014
  • Putins Russia Already Almost a Totalitarian State, Democratic Activists Say (Window on Eurasia) 05/19/2014
  • Kremlin Playing with Orthodox Terrorism Just as Tsars Did with Black Hundreds, Mitrokhin Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/19/2014
  • Moscow Devotes Little Scholarly Attention to Ukraine Because There is Little Official Demand for It (Window on Eurasia) 05/19/2014
  • Lviv residents hope normal life returns (BBC) 05/19/2014
  • Russia calls on U.N., OSCE for impartial probe of Ukraine deaths [Odessa] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • U.N. sees abductions, intimidation of election officials in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Biden to reassure Romania, Cyprus of U.S. support in Ukraine crisis (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Exclusive - Western banks may steer clear of Russian loans for a year (Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • NATO does not plan to put nuclear arms, new troops in eastern Europe (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • No sign of Russian troop pullback from Ukraine border - Pentagon (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Russia says no complaints over Slovakia's reverse gas flows to Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Kremlin again says Putin has ordered troops from Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Russian church the absent player at pope-patriarch summit (Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Russia says ties with EU and NATO need 'rethink' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Twitter Blocks Pro-Ukrainian ['Right Sector'] Political Account for Russian Users (Mashable) 05/19/2014
  • EU sees two more rounds of talks on Russia-Ukraine gas dispute (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Crimean Tatar journalist detained after remembrance gathering in Simferopol (updated) [Osman Pashaev] (KHPG) 05/19/2014
  • Young student activist arrested in Crimea (KHPG) 05/19/2014
  • Ukrainian film producer facing Russian terrorism charges [Oleg Sentsov] (KHPG) 05/19/2014
  • Op-ed: Gettysburg on the Maidan. By Roger Cohen (The New York Times) 05/19/2014
  • Ukraine Crisis Pushing Putin Toward China (The New York Times) 05/19/2014
  • Op-ed: Dmitry Tymchuk's military blog: Ukrainians rising to defend nation (Kyiv Post) 05/19/2014
  • Interior Ministry: Chloroform discovered in Odessa Trade Unions building where 32 died (UPDATE) (Kyiv Post) 05/19/2014
  • Fans of Ukrainian army show their support on Instagram (Kyiv Post) 05/19/2014
  • Weekend clashes leave at least one dead as Kremlin-backed separatists go on offensive (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/19/2014
  • Turchynov seeks ban of Communist Party for support of separatists (Kyiv Post) 05/19/2014
  • Poroshenko goes for first-round knockout on May 25 presidential election (Kyiv Post) 05/19/2014
  • Why Putin Really Will Pull Back. The Russian president has announced once again that hes backing his troops away from the Ukrainian brink. This time he probably means it, and he has good reason. (Daily Beast) 05/19/2014
  • NASA: Russia alone can't end space station work (Yahoo/AP) 05/19/2014
  • NASA: Space station can work without Russia (Yahoo/AP) 05/19/2014
  • Putin orders troops near Ukraine to return home (Yahoo/AP) 05/19/2014
  • Obama touts business influx; some firms exit, too (Yahoo/AP) 05/19/2014
  • US: No sign Russia pulling back troops from border (Yahoo/AP) 05/19/2014
  • Threats aim to derail Ukraine's presidential vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/19/2014
  • Rebrov appointed Dynamo Kiev coach (Yahoo/AP) 05/19/2014
  • Focus on Russia-China gas deal as Putin visits Shanghai (Reuters) 05/19/2014
  • Top Russian general warns NATO over activity near border (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/19/2014

  • Book Review: Plokhy's 'The Last Empire' Is the Best Account of the Soviet Collapse Yet. By By Stephen M. Norris (The Moscow Times) 05/18/2014
  • Ukrainian Oligarch Akhmetov Strives to Claw Back Influence in Separatist East (The Moscow Times) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine and historic parallels: A reading list for understanding war (Seattle Times) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine election body raises security concern (The Peninsula Qatar/AFP) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine Jews Celebrate Lag B'Omer in Odessa (Jewish Daily Forward) 05/18/2014
  • Former Official: Ukraine Wants Old US Gear (DefenseNews.com) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine Forces Repel Rebel Attack as Candidate's Office Torched (Businessweek) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine Separatist Region Will Hold Election in Sept.: Spokesman (Businessweek) 05/18/2014
  • At least 24 servicemen killed during Ukraines anti-terrorist operation (Kyiv Post) 05/18/2014
  • Why the Revival of Nationalist Myths in Ukraine Should Alarm Us (HNN) 05/18/2014
  • Thousands of Crimean Tatars Mark 70th Anniversary of Deportation (Window on Eurasia) 05/18/2014
  • Putin Much Less Dangerous Personally than is His Russian World Idea, Piontkovsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/18/2014
  • Without a Massive Intervention, Putin Will Not Achieve Goals in Ukraine or in Russia, Eidman Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/18/2014
  • Seventy years after their deportation, Crimean Tatars defy meeting ban to commemorate anniversary (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/18/2014
  • VIDEO: New Yorkers Boycott Spivakov's concert held in Avery Fisher Hall in New York City (YouTube) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine marks 1944 deportation of Crimea's Tatars (Yahoo/AP) 05/18/2014
  • Hard for NATO to defend Baltic states from Russia - Spiegel (Reuters) 05/18/2014
  • Crimean Tatars commemorate Soviet deportation despite ban (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/18/2014
  • Op-ed: A Vote for Ukrainian Freedom. By YULIA V. TYMOSHENKO (The New York Times) 05/18/2014
  • Front-Runner in Ukraine Election May Be Shifting Putins Stance (The New York Times) 05/18/2014
  • From the Autumn of Nations to the Assault on Nations: Eastern Europe between Empire and Fascism. By Alexander J. Motyl (Freedom Express) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine crisis in space: US takes on the Russians, only this time it's over the International Space Station (Independent) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine marks 1944 deportation of Crimea's Tatars (Yahoo/AP) 05/18/2014
  • Petition: Designate Russia as a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' [add your name to the petition – only 5 days left to] (Petitions.Whitehouse.gov) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine crisis will be 'game changer' for NATO (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine approaching point of no return, says UN chief (BBC) 05/18/2014
  • Ukraine Journalists Still Enduring Brutal Kidnappings, Imprisonment, and Maybe Worse (Daily Beast) 05/18/2014
  • Crimean Tatars defy ban on remembrance (KHPG) 05/18/2014
  • FSB detains Polish journalist in Crimea over anti-Russian texts (KHPG) 05/18/2014
  • Chicago native to return to Ukraine to monitor elections. George Sajewych was injured during protests in Kiev in February (Chicago Tribune) 05/18/2014
  • Soccer-Ukrainian championship results and standings (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/18/2014
  • Failing Ukraine state plays in to Russia's hands (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/18/2014
  • 1,2 / 1200 homes in Lviv region under water after severe flooding () 05/18/2014
  • 10 - 쳿 / 10,000 Crimean Tatars in Simferopol defy Russian order not to publicly commemorate 70th anniversary of Stalin's deportations from Crimean; demand national autonomy () 05/18/2014

  • Gray Zone: Mariupol Sinks Into Power Vacuum (RFE/RL) 05/17/2014
  • Single Command Prepared Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimean Operations, Donetsk Leader Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/17/2014
  • Crimean Tatars Call Off Rally [The Mejlis said 'no mass rallies will take place in the center of Simferopol' on May 18. It called instead for Tatars to gather at religious centers and other locations.] (RFE/RL) 05/17/2014
  • In Ukraine, Akhmetov Calls Peaceful Protest Against Separatists (RFE/RL) 05/17/2014
  • Eastern Ukrainians rap Kiev in talks (Yahoo/AP) 05/17/2014
  • Ukraines Vigilante Peacemakers (Daily Beast) 05/17/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 16 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/17/2014
  • Ukrainian Director Arrested by Russian Secret Service in Crimea, Accused of Terrorist Act [Oleg Sentsov] (Hollywood Reporter) 05/17/2014
  • Ukraines Population Challenge (FiveThirtyEight.com) 05/17/2014
  • Ukraine's interim foreign minister advocates tougher Russia sanctions (Deutsche Welle) 05/17/2014
  • Petition: Designate Russia as a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' (Petitions.Whitehouse.gov) 05/17/2014
  • Moscow Patriarch Said Primary Source of Putins Russian World Idea (Window on Eurasia) 05/17/2014
  • Luhansk separatist leader Bolotov free in Ukraine after suspicious 'shootout' (Kyiv Post) 05/17/2014
  • Separatists Recapture Their Leader on the Eve of Peace Talks in Ukraine (The New York Times/Reuters) 05/17/2014
  • Ukraine is all for dialogue, but not under the barrel of a Russian gun. Don't fall for Putin publicly distancing himself from pro-Russia separatists in the east. It's nothing more than a diplomatic trick (Guardian) 05/17/2014
  • After Crimea, One Spark Could Engulf Russia in Pogroms, Moscow Observers Say (Window on Eurasia) 05/17/2014
  • Donets Resembles Ulster Not Catalonia, Shiropayev Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/17/2014
  • Like the Greek Colonels, Russia Now Bans ... (Window on Eurasia) 05/17/2014
  • John Kerry: 70th Anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportation (State.gov) 05/17/2014
  • Ukraine Holds Second Round Of 'National Dialogue' With Separatist Leaders Absent (RFE/RL) 05/17/2014
  • Crimean Tatars Call Off Rally (RFE/RL) 05/17/2014
  • Russian Clamp on Crimean Tatar Remembrance (KHPG) 05/17/2014
  • In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves (The New York Times) 05/17/2014
  • Besieged Ukraine Region Hosts Session on Crisis (The New York Times) 05/17/2014
  • Eastern Ukrainians rap Kiev in talks (Yahoo/AP) 05/17/2014
  • Separatists recapture their leader on the eve of peace talks in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/17/2014
  • Premier Aksionov bans Crimean Tatar rallies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of deportation by Soviet authorities (Ukrainian Week) 05/17/2014
  • Ukraine proclaims May 18 as Day of Crimean Tatars' Rights (RISU) 05/17/2014
  • Russian propaganda uses Jewish question as a weapon of war, - Berel Rodal (RISU) 05/17/2014
  • Conference Ukraine: Thinking together started in Kyiv (RISU) 05/17/2014

  • VIDEO: Timothy Snyder: Ukrainian History, European Future. Timothy D. Snyder is a well-known historian and professor of history at Yale University. Speaking at the National University 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy' on May 15, 2014 on deep connection and strong bonds between Ukrainian and European history. (YouTube) 05/16/2014
  • VIDEO: Colbert mocks Russia: Putin has thrown a high-stakes hissy fit - Salon.com (Salon.com) 05/16/2014
  • McCain urges US to send arms to Ukraine (PressTV) 05/16/2014
  • Meet the Russian Orthodox Army, Ukrainian Separatists' Shock Troops (NBC) 05/16/2014
  • Russian Cybersnake May Be Putin's Secret Weapon (Bloomberg) 05/16/2014
  • VIDEO: Colbert mocks Russia: Putin has thrown a high-stakes hissy fit. Colbert: 'Russia, our space boyfriends broke up with us!' (Salon.com) 05/16/2014
  • Crimean Tatars condemn ban on rally to mark Stalin's persecution (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Diane Francis: Ukraine needs to call Putins bluff (Financial Post) 05/16/2014
  • Obama's strategy of letting Putin hang himself is working (Vox) 05/16/2014
  • Ukraine's richest man does what gov't forces couldn't (CBS) 05/16/2014
  • Enter the Oligarchs. Ukraine's Richest Man Ousts Separatists From Town After Government Fails (Slate.com) 05/16/2014
  • Vladimir Putin Has Been Outplayed by Barack Obama (Mother Jones) 05/16/2014
  • Pro-Russian Militias Are Torturing People In Eastern Ukraine (Business Insider) 05/16/2014
  • Current Events in Ukraine Are the Most Important and Momentous in the 21st Century (UAcrisis.org) 05/16/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 15 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/16/2014
  • Ukraine proclaims May 18 as Day of Crimean Tatars' Rights (QHA) 05/16/2014
  • WORKERS PUSH OUT PRO-RUSSIAN ACTIVISTS IN EASTERN UKRAINE CITY (Al Jazeera) 05/16/2014
  • 2 Ukraine oligarchs speak up for unity, against pro-Russia faction (Chicago Tribune) 05/16/2014
  • EU Talks With Russia and Ukraine Made Progress, Rabbitte Says (Bloomberg) 05/16/2014
  • Crimean Tatars condemn ban on rally to mark Stalin's persecution (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Ukraine's Far Right Candidate Reflects Mainstream Nationalist Views [Oleh Tyahnybok] (VOA) 05/16/2014
  • Local Ukrainian leader will help monitor election in homeland (Macombe Daily Tribune) 05/16/2014
  • NATO Chief on Putin's Reassurances: Don't Believe It (Bloomberg) 05/16/2014
  • Ukrainian churches face shaky future (Baptist Press) 05/16/2014
  • Religious tensions deepen Ukraine splits - Russian Orthodox official (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • In Eastern Ukraine, Torture Is New Weapon (RFE/RL) 05/16/2014
  • Interview: Mustafa Dzhemilev -- 'There Is A Certain Tension In The Air' (RFE/RL) 05/16/2014
  • Podcast: That '70s (Spy) Show [The Power Vertical] (RFE/RL) 05/16/2014
  • Ukraine Crisis Echoes 1914, German Ex-Leader Schmidt Says (Businessweek) 05/16/2014
  • Crimean Tatars condemn ban on rally to mark Stalin's persecution (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Petition: Designate Russia as a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' (Petitions.Whitehouse.gov) 05/16/2014
  • Fortune threatened, Ukraine's richest man joins the fray [Multi-billionaire Rinat Akhmetov] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Most Ukrainians view Russian influence as negative (KHPG) 05/16/2014
  • OUTRAGE: Home of Mustafa Jemiliev searched (KHPG) 05/16/2014
  • So who is sabotaging Ukraines presidential elections? (KHPG) 05/16/2014
  • Crimean Puppet government bans mass events on eve of Deportation anniversary (KHPG) 05/16/2014
  • Bottler Coca-Cola HBC's Q1 loss larger than expected, Russian rouble hurts (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Soccer-Ukrainian championship results and standings (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Germany welcomes Ukraine talks but warns of human rights abuses [...by pro-Russian terrorists in Crimea and eastern regions of Ukraine] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Russia lambasts U.N. report on rights in Ukraine (Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Russia says will discuss gas price discount if Kiev pays $2.237 billion of debt (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • ArcelorMittal opposes Western sanctions against Russia (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Steelworkers join police patrols in east Ukraine. Ukraine tycoon [Akhmetov] sends steelworkers to join police in eastern Ukraine; company talks with rebels (Yahoo/AP) 05/16/2014
  • Pro-Russian insurgents retreat in Ukraine's east (Yahoo/AP) 05/16/2014
  • U.N. monitors warn on human rights in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/16/2014
  • Russian FSB search home of member of Crimean Tatar Mejlis (KHPG) 05/16/2014
  • Kremlin-backed militants chain and beat young civic activist in Luhansk (KHPG) 05/16/2014
  • Infantilism on the Rise among Russians, Nezavisimaya Gazeta Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/16/2014
  • Circassians Block Road to Protest Killing of One of Their Own (Window on Eurasia) 05/16/2014
  • Russian Speakers Abroad Not a Community, Not a Diaspora, and Not a Single Ethnos, Moscow Scholar Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/16/2014
  • Overnight Fighting Reported In Eastern Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/16/2014
  • Flash film night! #Babylon'13 with Director Volodymyr Tykhyy and Cameraman Yuri Gruzinov (Maidan victim and Crimean hostage) today in New York (Ukrainian Museum) 05/16/2014
  • We Are All Ukraine Exhibition, Art by Waldemart Klyuzko (Kyiv), opening Saturday, May 17 at 7 pm (Ukrainian Museum) 05/16/2014
  • 'Dark Night Bright Stars: in concert', play about Taras Shevchenko and Ira Aldridge this Sunday, May 18 at 3:30 pm (Ukrainian Museum) 05/16/2014
  • Kerry to Moscow: Don't disrupt May vote (Ukrainian Journal) 05/16/2014
  • Ukraine will pay $4 billion if Gazprom stops price hike, says official (Ukrainian Journal) 05/16/2014
  • Ukrainian army claims destruction of two eastern rebel bases (Ukrainian Journal) 05/16/2014
  • Ukraine asks Gazprom to return natural gas seized in Crimea (Ukrainian Journal) 05/16/2014
  • Ukraine Needs $4.2 Billion or More in Bank Boost, Kubiv Says (Bloomberg) 05/16/2014
  • U.S. Waited Months to Send Ukraine Spare Tires (Daily Beast) 05/16/2014

  • Ukraine's puppet masters. A typology of oligarchs. Sergii Leshchenko (Eurozine) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraines May 25 Vote May Be Its Freest Yet, Despite Crisis, Election Official Says (Atlantic Council) 05/15/2014
  • Steelworkers rout separatists in city of Mariupol, Ukraine (Globe and Mail) 05/15/2014
  • Ukrainian basketball prospect Mykhailiuk to visit KU [Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk] (KUsport70s.com) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraines Tireless Shepherd [Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk] (National Catholic Register) 05/15/2014
  • Background Briefing on Ukraine. Senior State Department Official (State.gov) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine: Thinking together Programme (Eurozine) 05/15/2014
  • Businessmen in Eastern Ukraine Want Curbs on Separatists (VOA) 05/15/2014
  • How Kiev can still keep the Donbas. By Alexander J. Motyl @ajam (Al Jazeera) 05/15/2014
  • Former Ambassador To Russia: Putin Has No Master Plan For Ukraine [Michael McFaul] (NPR) 05/15/2014
  • Lens: Tangled Identities and Allegiances in Ukraine (The New York Times) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine crisis may lead to Western military bases closer to Russia (Kansas City Star) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine Slides Deeper Toward War as Russia Warns on Vote (Bloomberg) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine Government Reports Military Success Against Separatists (RFE/RL) 05/15/2014
  • Puck You, U.S.A.! Russian Media Starts Fake War On Ice (RFE/RL) 05/15/2014
  • Moscow Uses Divide-And-Conquer Strategy With Crimean Tatars (RFE/RL) 05/15/2014
  • Kerry Tells Moscow 'Let Ukraine Vote,' Warns Of More Sanctions (RFE/RL) 05/15/2014
  • Russian Businessman Under Sanctions Fires Broadside at West [President of Russian Railways, Vladimir I. Yakunin] (The New York Times) 05/15/2014
  • Workers Seize City in Eastern Ukraine From Separatists (The New York Times) 05/15/2014
  • Dynamo Kiev win Ukrainian Cup after mass brawl (Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine asked by UEFA to play matches in safe cities (Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Petition: Designate Russia as a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' (Petitions.Whitehouse.gov) 05/15/2014
  • Ukrainian language pushed out of Crimean schools (KHPG) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine tycoon set for first round win in presidential vote - survey [Poroshenko] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Kerry: US set to levy more sanctions on Russia (Yahoo/AP) 05/15/2014
  • West urges Russia not to meddle in Ukraine election, Britain says (Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine wants Russian troop withdrawal to cement OSCE road map (Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Russia says received no formal annexation request by Ukrainian region (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Putin urges Europe to do more to help Ukraine, end gas dispute (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Pro-Russians protest at Merkel meeting in Berlin (PressTV) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine continues 'anti-terrorism' crackdown (Al Jazeera) 05/15/2014
  • Energy Security in Focus as Ukraine Unsettles EU Talks (Bloomberg) 05/15/2014
  • How NATO Jabs Russia on Ukraine (Consortiumnews.com) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine's western neighbours want crisis plan to ensure energy if Russia cuts off gas (Yahoo/AP) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine Eurobonds Reach Week-High on Russia Bet; Hryvnia Gains (Businessweek) 05/15/2014
  • Rebel commander warns of onslaught on Ukrainian forces [Sergei Zdrilyuk, Slaviansk] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine Ready to Pay Russia $4B by End of May for Gas (VOA) 05/15/2014
  • Support for Putin Soars in Ukraine Crisis: Poll (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Criticizing Ukraine, Russia says gas should be paid for (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine must pay cash for gas, says Russia's Putin (BBC) 05/15/2014
  • Putin: Ukraine must pre-pay for gas from June 1 (Yahoo/AP) 05/15/2014
  • Putin Demands Ukraine Pay Ahead for Gas Supply (TIME) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine crisis spurs East Mediterranean gas hopes (Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Op-ed: Great Russias Grand Choice. By MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV (The New York Times) 05/15/2014
  • Weisenthal Centre outraged by Kremlin-funded Russia Todays anti-Semitic clip (KHPG) 05/15/2014
  • Polish students collect money for mother of student killed on Maidan (KHPG) 05/15/2014
  • Luhansk: Pro-Russian militants threaten election officials with reprisals (KHPG) 05/15/2014
  • Pro-Russian militants abduct Luhansk school head (KHPG) 05/15/2014
  • Russian Analyst Calls for Dividing Up Romania Following Partition of Ukraine (Window on Eurasia) 05/15/2014
  • Moscow Faces Problems in Absorbing Crimea into Russian Legal Space (Window on Eurasia) 05/15/2014
  • OSCE Plan a Face Saving Cover for Wests Retreat on Ukraine, Russian Parliamentarians Say (Window on Eurasia) 05/15/2014
  • Donets a Distillation of the Worst of Soviet and Imperial Past, Rufabula Writers Say (Window on Eurasia) 05/15/2014
  • In WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK Saturday May 17th, 2014 2pm - 4pm. BLKFLM x GUTTERDUST #UkraineRising Mobile Gallery. NEW YORK CITY Filmmaker Vanessa Black of BLKFLM is taking her #UkraineRising project to the streets. Again. (YouTube) 05/15/2014
  • Resist or cooperate? Crimean Tatars split over Russian rule (Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Luhansk region legislature plans to issue Verkhovna Rada ultimatum (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/15/2014
  • We oppose bearded men in dresses, say bearded men in dresses. Russian Orthodox Church is being ridiculed by social media users for opposing Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst (Gay Star News) 05/15/2014
  • Polish PM says NATO needs larger presence in eastern Europe (Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Russian envoy says OSCE statements on Ukraine influenced by Kiev: agency (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Putin ally lambasts Western values embodied by Conchita Wurst (Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Two rebel bases liquidated, pro-Russian rebel leaders issue ultimatum with threat of military action (+VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/15/2014
  • Regionals, Communists snub Rada session, protest ongoing security operation (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/15/2014
  • Inside East Ukraines Make-Believe Republics. A journey through the looking glass into the fake states run by losers who claim theyve just won independence (with a little help from Mother Russia). (Daily Beast) 05/15/2014
  • Live Blog: Crisis In Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/15/2014
  • Elusive Muscovite with three names takes control of Ukraine rebels [Colonel Igor Strelkov, aka Strelok, aka Igor Girkin] (Reuters) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine's largest mining company predicts 'imminent' recession (Ukrainian Journal) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine's SBU security service probing gas pipeline explosion (Ukrainian Journal) 05/15/2014
  • Moscow softens stance on restarting natgas negotiations with Ukraine (Ukrainian Journal) 05/15/2014
  • Kiev leaders push for regional autonomy (Ukrainian Journal) 05/15/2014
  • Ukrainian sniper victim sees few signs of optimism [Olesya Zhukovska] (Washington Post/AP) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraines interim leaders struggle to keep country from splitting apart ahead of vote (Washington Post) 05/15/2014
  • Ukraine reports military success in the east (Yahoo/AP) 05/15/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 14 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/15/2014
  • Russian mercenaries in the Donbas. By Myroslav Shkandrij (Ukrainian Winnipeg) 05/15/2014
  • Resist or cooperate? Crimean Tatars split over Russian rule (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/15/2014
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  • Top 10 Castles of Ukraine (SunCity Travel) 05/14/2014
  • KRONOS QUARTET - REVIEW. The finale features Ukranian artist, Mariana Sadovska, who sings the haunting Chernobyl (The Big Issue) 05/14/2014
  • US ambassador refutes Lavrov, says Ukraine is not near civil war (Al Jazeera) 05/14/2014
  • Anti-Semitism Rising in Russia as Simon Wiesenthal Center Accuses RT (New Republic) 05/14/2014
  • The Right Goal in Ukraine. Dont be distracted by Putin and his antics. The real test is stabilizing Ukraine. (Slate.com) 05/14/2014
  • -Time: Eurovision, #Bablylon'13 filmmakers Volodymyr Tykhyy, Yuri Gruzinov (VOA) 05/14/2014
  • The Tiger and the Bear: China-Russia Alliance Shrouded in Mystery (UA News) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine on the Brink: What Are the Risks? Andrey Popel, Timothy Frye (VIDEO) (Bloomberg) 05/14/2014
  • Russia's Patriotic Fix (RFE/RL) 05/14/2014
  • U.S. Agents Start Hunting for Sanctioned Russians Shiny Toys (Bloomberg) 05/14/2014
  • Bill Clinton On Putin And Ukraine (Business Insider) 05/14/2014
  • National Guardsman: Vicious house-to-house combat to ensue in Sloviansk if Ukrainian forces enter city (Kyiv Post) 05/14/2014
  • Volunteer Donbass Battalion takes up arms to defend Ukraine, defeat separatists (Kyiv Post) 05/14/2014
  • Akhmetov calls for constitutional reform, decentralization (INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT) (Kyiv Post) 05/14/2014
  • Refugees from eastern Ukraine housed in Mezhyhirya (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine Crisis Stirs Fears of New Nuclear Arms Race (VOA) 05/14/2014
  • Russian tweeters ridicule Orthodox Church's condemnation of Conchita Wurst [Tweet: We oppose bearded men in dresses, say bearded men in dresses] (Independent) 05/14/2014
  • VIDEO: Kramatorsk Ambush Footage: Ukrainian army video of efforts to rescue wounded in East Ukraine [Ukraine News One] (YouTube) 05/14/2014
  • Israel Blocks Russian Warship From Docking Over Ukraine [Warning: may contain disinformation. RIA Novosti is controlled by the Russian govt] (RIA Novosti) 05/14/2014
  • Frances Sale of 2 Ships to Russians Is Ill-Advised, U.S. Warns (The New York Times) 05/14/2014
  • Talks on Ukraine Crisis Open in Kiev Without Representation for Separatists (The New York Times) 05/14/2014
  • Crimean Anschluss Hasnt Made Russia a Great Power, Moscow Analyst Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/14/2014
  • Moscow Conducting War of a New Type Against Ukraine, Kyiv Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/14/2014
  • Putin has Erected a New Kind of Propaganda State, Yakovenko Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/14/2014
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  • 3 (svidomo.org) 05/14/2014
  • 114 (Vidia) 05/14/2014
  • Turchynov and EC president meet to discuss May 25 elections (Ukrainian Journal) 05/14/2014
  • Putin wants Russian defence industry to be self-sufficient [should stop relying on foreign components] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • EU partly to blame for Ukraine crisis: Merkel's deputy (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • EBRD slashes forecasts in half, warns of Russia recession (Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • Olympics-IOC sets up fund for crisis-hit Ukraine athletes (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine president will not be fully legitimate - Russian official (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine More Anti-Semitic Than Russia, Says New Poll (RFE/RL) 05/14/2014
  • OSCE Representative welcomes new Ukrainian public service broadcasting law as way to improve media pluralism (OSCE) 05/14/2014
  • Flash film night! #Babylon'13 with Director Volodymyr Tykhyy and Cameraman Yuri Gruzinov (Maidan victim and Crimean hostage) this Friday in New York (Ukrainian Museum) 05/14/2014
  • No holds barred in Russias propaganda war (KHPG) 05/14/2014
  • Luhansk Internet site suspends work after threats to journalists (KHPG) 05/14/2014
  • Lviv journalist held hostage in Slovyansk released [Yury Lelyavsky, ZIK] (KHPG) 05/14/2014
  • Kiev talks open without rebels (BBC) 05/14/2014
  • Lviv students hosted more than a thousand students from Eastern Ukraine (RISU) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine Set for Visa-Free EU Travel... (Transitions Online) 05/14/2014
  • Petition: Designate Russia as a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' (Petitions.Whitehouse.gov) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine launches talks but its foes are missing (Yahoo/AP) 05/14/2014
  • Oil above $102 on Ukraine crisis, US supply drop (Yahoo/AP) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine set to launch dialogue under OSCE plan (Yahoo/AP) 05/14/2014
  • European Football - Ukraine FA overturns decision to hold Cup final behind closed doors. People power has led to the Ukrainian football federation (FFU) to overturn its decision to stage Thursday's Cup final between Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk behind closed doors. (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • Senior U.S. diplomat says actions against Russia 'starting to bite' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • Russia says revised gas price for Ukraine is possible (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • EBRD Says Ukraine Set For Deep Recession, Russia To Stagnate (RFE/RL) 05/14/2014
  • New NBU regulations aim to crack down on currency speculators (Ukrainian Journal) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine Opens 'National Unity' Talks Amid Report Of New Attack (RFE/RL) 05/14/2014
  • Diplomacy continues amid EU aid for Ukraine (Deutsche Welle) 05/14/2014
  • Opinion: Mission impossible for Ukraine's round-table talks. Time is running out for meaningful mediation in Ukraine. The goal of orderly elections may be hard to achieve unless Moscow relents, says DW's Europe correspondent, Bernd Riegert. (Deutsche Welle) 05/14/2014
  • Merkel: Violence has no place at round-table talks (Deutsche Welle) 05/14/2014
  • Russia sees Ukraine on the 'brink of civil war' (Deutsche Welle) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine Gas Producer Appoints R. Hunter Biden to Board (NBC) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine president will not be fully legitimate: Russian official (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine Seeks to Raise $1 Billion Through Sale of U.S.-Backed Bonds. Bond Deal Will Give Country Access To Global Debt Markets At Cheap Rates (The Wall Street Journal) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine 'Close to Civil War' Says Russian Foreign Minister. Solution Urgently Needed That Would Consider 'Needs of All the Country's Regions' (The Wall Street Journal) 05/14/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 13 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/14/2014
  • Now Putin Has to Figure Out What to Do With the Separatists (BusinessWeek) 05/14/2014
  • Karelians Seek International Recognition of Russias Occupation of Their Republic [Ukrainian organizations may wish to send the Karelians a statement of support] (Window on Eurasia) 05/14/2014
  • Defining Novel about the Crimean Tatars Appears in Ukrainian [Lily Hyde's Dream Land] (Window on Eurasia) 05/14/2014
  • Ukraine holds talks to end crisis, rebels not invited (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/14/2014
  • US satellite photos purport to show Russian troops near Ukraine border (Ukrainian Journal) 05/14/2014
  • Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in ambush (Ukrainian Journal) 05/14/2014

  • Comment: In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia. By John Pilger [Warning: disinformation] (Guardian) 05/13/2014
  • Op-ed: Ukraine needs Russia and the West. By Katrina vanden Heuvel [editor and publisher of The Nation magazine, wife of Prof. Stephen F. Cohen, a Soviet apologist known as 'Vladimir Putin's Best Friend in the American Media' (The Daily Beast, 3/16/2014)] (Washington Post) 05/13/2014
  • Russia Picks A Fight With U.S. In Space Bad Move, Mr Putin (TIME) 05/13/2014
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  • U.S. releases satellite images of Russian forces near Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/13/2014
  • Separatists Terrorizing, Kidnapping, Beating Citizens in Ukraine. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 05/13/2014
  • Putin Tries New Approach To Imposing Order In North Caucasus (RFE/RL) 05/13/2014
  • Kyiv announces first 'round table' talks, without separatists, on Steinmeier visit (Deutsche Welle) 05/13/2014
  • In Ukrainian media, an uncivil war of words (Columbia Journalism Review) 05/13/2014
  • The Sun Sent A Reporter To The Russian Embassy Dressed As Conchita Wurst (Buzzfeed) 05/13/2014
  • Did Putin Plan the Odessa Massacre? He has certainly exploited it. (National Review) 05/13/2014
  • Opinion: Ukraine vs Russia: A mafia state's cover-up? (Al Jazeera) 05/13/2014
  • Bidens Son, Polish Ex-President Quietly Sign On To Ukrainian Gas Company (Buzzfeed) 05/13/2014
  • Maidan and Beyond, Part I (Huffington Post) 05/13/2014
  • David Cameron To Be Questioned About UK's Response To Ukraine Crisis (Huffington Post) 05/13/2014
  • Why Arent Sanctions Stopping Putin? (Yahoo/Daily Beast) 05/13/2014
  • Ukraines Fighting Words (Daily Beast) 05/13/2014
  • Russians' Own Iron Curtain in Their Heads (The Moscow Times) 05/13/2014
  • The European Security Situation Has Changed, Finnish President Says (ERR) 05/13/2014
  • Russias Media Imperialism (Freedom House) 05/13/2014
  • At Center of Ukraine Talks, Degrees of Decentralizing (The New York Times) 05/13/2014
  • John Kerry: Remarks With Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini After Their Meeting (State.gov) 05/13/2014
  • Ukraine in Undeclared War With Russia as Rebels Unite (Bloomberg) 05/13/2014
  • Secretary Kerry Discusses Ukraine's Upcoming Elections on May 25 (VIDEO) (State.gov) 05/13/2014
  • Ukraine skeptical about talks; 6 soldiers killed (Yahoo/AP) 05/13/2014
  • Separatists kill seven Ukraine soldiers in heaviest loss for Kiev forces (Reuters) 05/13/2014
  • White House says no issue with Biden's son, Ukraine gas company (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/13/2014
  • Op-ed: The Square People, Part 1. By Thomas L. Friedman (The New York Times) 05/13/2014
  • A look at the proposed peace plan for Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/13/2014
  • Danylo Lubkivsky: First Round of the All-Ukrainian Unity Dialogue Will Take Place in the Rada on May 14 (UAcrisis.org) 05/13/2014
  • Meet the Cossack Wolves Doing Russias Dirty Work in Ukraine (TIME) 05/13/2014
  • Torture in 2014: 30 Years of Broken Promises [REPORT] (Amnesty International) 05/13/2014
  • Russians flex their natural gas muscles (Ukrainian Journal) 05/13/2014
  • Pro-Moscow rebel leaders call for their region to join up with Russia (Ukrainian Journal) 05/13/2014
  • EU adds to list of Russians facing asset freezes and travel bans (Ukrainian Journal) 05/13/2014
  • Nuland: US government providing aid ahead of presidential vote (Ukrainian Journal) 05/13/2014
  • Summer school in Ukraine for students from around the world (Kyiv Mohyla Foundation) 05/13/2014
  • Ukraine Boosts Russian Gas Imports as Gazprom Deadline Looms (Bloomberg) 05/13/2014
  • Ukraine Break-Up: Economist Spells Out the Risk to Bonds (The Wall Street Journal) 05/13/2014
  • Chronicle of Russian Aggression...The dishonesty is staggering (KHPG) 05/13/2014
  • Crimean Tatars forced to hold commemoration under only Crimean Tatar flag (KHPG) 05/13/2014
  • Odessa journalist beaten, his flat set alight for anti-Putin stand [Oleksandr Yaroshenko, a.k.a. Serhiy Levitanenko] (KHPG) 05/13/2014
  • Russian FSB detains Ukrainian film producer in Simferopol [Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film producer and EuroMaidan activist] (KHPG) 05/13/2014
  • Germany Renews Diplomatic Effort to Ease Ukraine Crisis (The New York Times) 05/13/2014
  • Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Eastern Ukraine: Defense Ministry (The New York Times/Reuters) 05/13/2014
  • Ukraine: 6 Soldiers Ambushed, Killed in the East (The New York Times/AP) 05/13/2014
  • Ten Ways the Crimean Anschluss is Imposing Costs on Russia (Window on Eurasia) 05/13/2014
  • Putins War in Ukraine Last Gasp Effort to Save Russian Empire, Pastukhov Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/13/2014
  • Putin Names Army General as Presidential Plenipotentiary to Siberia (Window on Eurasia) 05/13/2014
  • Putin Centralizes Moscows Administration of North Caucasus (Window on Eurasia) 05/13/2014
  • The Donbas stayed at home. Expert: Most residents of Donetsk region support a united Ukraine (The Day) 05/13/2014
  • Dnipropetrovsk region will promote the Cossack songs as a global brand. The regional council is preparing application for the songs to be added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List (The Day) 05/13/2014
  • Quantum leap in society. Svitlana MASHAROVSKA: The ongoing early elections signal Ukraines transition from the Yanukovych era to a modern state (The Day) 05/13/2014
  • Irina KHAKAMADA: The opposition also bears responsibility for bringing Russia back into the past (The Day) 05/13/2014
  • A list of liars. State awards put journalists in Russia on a par with special agents (The Day) 05/13/2014
  • They died for us. The Day begins publishing a series of stories about the Ukrainian soldiers who fell in battle with terrorists in eastern Ukraine (The Day) 05/13/2014
  • How can the money stolen from Ukrainians be recovered? Daryna KALENIUK about the London forum on a special question (The Day) 05/13/2014
  • Photos: Strong Arm of the State: Alexander Chekmenevs Post-Independence Ukraine Passport Photos (TIME) 05/13/2014
  • Moscow Patriarchate Synodal Information Department statement on Ukraines entry ban for Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk (RISU) 05/13/2014
  • Joint statement after the meeting between the European Commission and the Ukrainian Government (Europa.eu) 05/13/2014
  • Ukraine: 6 soldiers ambushed, killed in the east (Yahoo/AP) 05/13/2014
  • EU, Ukraine sign $1.37 billion deal on aid (Yahoo/AP) 05/13/2014
  • Romanian president summons gov't over Russia (Yahoo/AP) 05/13/2014
  • Western bosses withdraw from Russian economic conference (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/13/2014
  • Ukraine tells Russia not to use natural gas as a 'weapon' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/13/2014
  • 'Six troops killed in ambush in east' (BBC) 05/13/2014
  • Ukrainian speakers leave Donetsk amid pro-Russia surge (BBC) 05/13/2014
  • Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in ambush in eastern Ukraine: Defense Ministry [Kramatorsk] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/13/2014
  • What is Putin's next move? (BBC) 05/13/2014
  • Ukraine's PM tells Moscow not to wield gas as a weapon (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/13/2014
  • Rebels appeal to join Russia after east Ukraine referendum (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/13/2014
  • Russian Activist Stabbed After Pro-Ukraine Rally (RFE/RL) 05/13/2014
  • Three Dead In Apartment Block Explosion In Ukraine [believed to be a gas leak; Mykolaiv] (RFE/RL) 05/13/2014
  • A Potted Pathé History Of Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/13/2014

  • CHAOS AND FEAR GRIP RESIDENTS IN EASTERN UKRAINE AFTER REFERENDUM (Al Jazeera) 05/12/2014
  • A Preacher of Peace Amid Conflict [Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk] (Catholic World Report) 05/12/2014
  • Europeans Dither on Defense While Putin Laughs. The Continent's leaders use American inaction as an alibi for their own lack of resolve (The Wall Street Journal) 05/12/2014
  • Nationalism Is Exactly What Ukraine Needs. Democracy fails when citizens don't believe their country is worth fighting for. By Anne Applebaum (New Republic) 05/12/2014
  • Cautious or not, Putin may still annex eastern Ukraine (Quartz) 05/12/2014
  • Russia Vows Harsh Response to Airspace Snub and to Raid of a Delegates Jet (The New York Times) 05/12/2014
  • Russia Keeps Its Distance After Ukraine Secession Referendums (The New York Times) 05/12/2014
  • Ukraine Kiev conference: Thinking Together (New Republic) 05/12/2014
  • Russian Historian Says East Ukraine Referendums 'Make No Sense' (RFE/RL) 05/12/2014
  • Interview: Three Weeks A Hostage In Slovyansk [Serhiy Lefter, a Ukrainian journalist working for a Polish NGO] (RFE/RL) 05/12/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received from 18:00, 9 May until 18:00, 11 May (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/12/2014
  • OSCE/ODIHR and HCNM release report by Human Rights Assessment Mission in Ukraine (OSCE) 05/12/2014
  • Ukraine crisis complicates German-French spat over euro (Marketwatch) 05/12/2014
  • Ukraine Separatists Slap Travel Ban on President Barack Obama (NBC) 05/12/2014
  • In One Eastern City, Ukrainians Find Battle Hits Too Close to Home [Slovyansk] (The New York Times) 05/12/2014
  • Editorial: What Mr. Putin Cant Control (The New York Times) 05/12/2014
  • Ukraine referendums create 'new reality' - media (BBC) 05/12/2014
  • Reports Of Plans To Evacuate Odesas Jewish Community Appear To Miss Mark (RFE/RL) 05/12/2014
  • Ukraine to Get Development Bank Cash to Boost Economy (Bloomberg) 05/12/2014
  • Ukraine Is Urged to Extend Autonomy for Ethnic Hungarians...adding to demands on the leadership in Kiev thats trying to fight off pro-Russian separatists (Bloomberg) 05/12/2014
  • Donetsk Separatists Call For Russian Absorption, Troops (RFE/RL) 05/12/2014
  • Explainer: How Ukraine's Referendums Broke The Rules (RFE/RL) 05/12/2014
  • If Moldova Joins EU, Moscow Could Unhitch Transdniestria from Chisinau, Rogozin Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/12/2014
  • Budget Figures Show Putin has Been Preparing for War for Four Years, Nemtsov Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/12/2014
  • Putins System is the Negative Convergence of Worst of Capitalism and Worst of Sovietism, Eidman Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/12/2014
  • Luhansk will not take part in Ukraine's presidential election - RIA [Russian government controlled 'news' agency] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • EU moves cautiously to raise pressure on Russia over Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Romania president invites U.S. Vice President Biden - local media (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Gazprom says gas flows to Europe via Ukraine remain stable (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Separatists claim victory in eastern Ukraine; Kremlin calls for talks with Kiev government (Washington Post) 05/12/2014
  • Russia says it respects outcome of east Ukraine self-rule vote (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Diehl: Pussy Riot explains Putins foreign policy. Putin is acting defensively in Ukraine (Washington Post) 05/12/2014
  • New video of kidnapped girls released by Boko Haram (Washington Post) 05/12/2014
  • Russians really hate that a bearded lady won Eurovision (Washington Post) 05/12/2014
  • Chris Dzieciolowski @kdzieciol: Map of #Ukraine redrawn at #Donetsk Peoples' Republic leader Denis Pushilin's office. Room 1007 (Twitter) 05/12/2014
  • Inside Putin's Rigged Ukraine Election (Daily Beast) 05/12/2014
  • Czech Defence Minister sees no NATO troops stationed on Czech soil (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Ukraine government denounces referendum as 'farce' as Moscow calls for dialogue (Fox) 05/12/2014
  • Pro-Moscow rebels declare referendum win (Ukrainian Journal) 05/12/2014
  • EU taking first cautious step towards sanctioning of Russian companies (Ukrainian Journal) 05/12/2014
  • One killed, another wounded when guard disperses eastern crowd (Ukrainian Journal) 05/12/2014
  • OSCE not pushing Ukraine to halt 'counter-terrorism,' says official (Ukrainian Journal) 05/12/2014
  • Kiev Condemns Separatist Vote as Russia Offers Modest Support. Ukraine Authorities Dismiss Referendums as Farce (The New York Times) 05/12/2014
  • Despite Pressure, France Won't Cancel Warship Deal With Russia (The New York Times) 05/12/2014
  • Self-rule referendums 'a farce' (BBC) 05/12/2014
  • Russian Black Sea Fleet to transfer 4 ships to Ukraine before May 17 (Kyiv Post) 05/12/2014
  • Turchynov calls referendums in Donetsk, Luhansk oblasts 'a farce' (Kyiv Post) 05/12/2014
  • Donetsk, Luhansk steam through another Soviet-style vote, so now what? (UPDATE) (Kyiv Post) 05/12/2014
  • 'Luhansk People's Republic' won't have Ukrainian presidential election on May 25 (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/12/2014
  • Officials: EU to add 13 people to Ukraine list (Yahoo/AP) 05/12/2014
  • Kremlin pushes for dialogue after Ukraine vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/12/2014
  • Insurgents say Ukraine region opts for sovereignty (Yahoo/AP) 05/12/2014
  • Ukraine jitters push oil above $100 (Yahoo/AP) 05/12/2014
  • Lavrov to envoys: watch Russian TV to get truth on Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Results show 96.2 percent support for self-rule in east Ukraine region - RIA [Russian government controlled 'news' agency] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Despite pressure, France won't cancel warship deal with Russia (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • EU adds two Crimean companies, 13 people to Russia sanctions list (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Brent [crude oil] rises towards $109 on renewed Ukraine tensions (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Saudi Arabia, OPEC would cover for any Ukraine-related oil shortage-Naimi (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Ukraine's Luhansk may hold referendum on joining Russia - RIA [Russian government controlled 'news' agency] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014
  • Russia ready for gas talks with Kiev only if it pays debt (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/12/2014

  • VIDEO: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Ukraine - Eurovision and Crimea Coin (YouTube) 05/11/2014
  • Putin Fails Big as a Strategist. By Alexei Bayer (The Moscow Times) 05/11/2014
  • Slideshow: Disputed vote in east Ukraine (Reuters) 05/11/2014
  • The Morning After Eurovision, Russia Gets Up On Wrong Side Of The Bed (RFE/RL) 05/11/2014
  • The Battle in Ukraine Means Everything. Fascism returns to the country it once destroyed. By Timothy Snyder (New Republic) 05/11/2014
  • Eastern Ukrainians vote for self-rule in referendum opposed by West (Washington Post) 05/11/2014
  • Shakhtar Donetsk wins Ukrainian soccer title again (Yahoo/AP) 05/11/2014
  • One man killed in clash with Ukrainian National Guard - agency [Krasnoarmeisk] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/11/2014
  • Armed men [identified as Ukrainian national guard] in eastern Ukraine open fire on crowd [Krasnoarmeisk] (Yahoo/AP) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine rebels claim referendum victory (Yahoo/AP) 05/11/2014
  • Donetsk separatist leader says oblast will form its own government, including military (Kyiv Post) 05/11/2014
  • Letters: Germany, Russia and Ukraine [Re Why Germans love Russia (Opinion, May 6) by Clemens Wergin] (The New York Times) 05/11/2014
  • Russia Revisits Its History to Nail Down Its Future (The New York Times) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine Vote on Separation Held in Chaos (The New York Times) 05/11/2014
  • Putins Referendum Win (KHPG) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine casts shadow as investors take pulse of fragile economy (Reuters) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine Regions Hold Sovereignty Vote (TIME/AP) 05/11/2014
  • Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision song contest [Ukraine in 6th place; Russia booed, 7th place] (Yahoo/AP) 05/11/2014
  • Putins Only Way Out of Ukrainian Problems is a Purge at Home, Dzhemal Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraines Federalization Would Lead to Palestinization of Donbass, Latnina Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/11/2014
  • A is for Anti-Maidan -- Moscows Ugly Lessons for Russian Children (Window on Eurasia) 05/11/2014
  • Putins Tactics in Ukraine Now Recall Stalins Actions There in World War II (Window on Eurasia) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine regions hold sovereignty vote (Washington Post/AP) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine referendum: Polls open to decide on independence for east. Polling stations have opened in eastern Ukraine for an independence referendum denounced by Kiev, Russia and the West (Daily Telegraph) 05/11/2014
  • Angelina Jolie halts film premiere to get serious about world affairs (KJRH) 05/11/2014
  • Moldova confiscates petition [calling on Moscow to recognize a separatist region] from deputy Russia PM (Yahoo/AP) 05/11/2014
  • 2 Ukraine regions vote on sovereignty (Yahoo/AP) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine regions hold sovereignty vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/11/2014
  • Germany's Schroeder defends party with Putin (Yahoo/AP) 05/11/2014
  • Schroeder says his Putin meeting helped free OSCE hostages (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/11/2014
  • East Ukraine referendum raises fears of dismemberment (Reuters) 05/11/2014
  • Polls open for presidential election in Lithuania (Yahoo/AP) 05/11/2014
  • Austria's 'bearded lady' Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision Song Contest (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/11/2014
  • Mariupol - Ballot Box (VIDEO) (YouTube) 05/11/2014
  • Front-runner Poroshenko regrets Ukraine's surrender of nuclear arsenal, noncommittal on foreign alliances (Kyiv Post) 05/11/2014
  • Steady Turnout of Early Voters in Eastern Ukraine (The New York Times) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine: the brain basket of Europe (Business Reporter) 05/11/2014
  • Why is Ukraine's Army So Appallingly Bad? (New Republic) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine rebels hold referendums in Donetsk and Luhansk (BBC) 05/11/2014
  • Petition: Designate Russia as a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' (Petitions.Whitehouse.gov) 05/11/2014
  • Separatists report high voter turnout (LIVE UPDATES) (Kyiv Post) 05/11/2014
  • Top Russian Orthodox cleric says refused entry to Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/11/2014
  • Separatists Hold Snap Secession Vote in Rebel-Held Eastern Ukraine (Mashable) 05/11/2014
  • In Pictures, Eastern Ukraine Votes in 'Self-Rule' Referendum (Mashable) 05/11/2014
  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dismisses 'Criminal' Referendums In East (RFE/RL) 05/11/2014
  • Ukraine separatist says will form own state bodies, military after vote (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/11/2014
  • Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself [Somebody please send the Daily Beast a letter -- Kyiv-Rus is not part of Russia's history!] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/11/2014
  • Radoslaw Sikorski @sikorskiradek: Along with separatists' Beer Drinkers' Club is running referendum on Donetsk joining UK, after city founder John Hughes. Both equally valid. (Twitter) 05/11/2014

  • Unscrambling Rogozin's Flight To Russia (RFE/RL) 05/10/2014
  • In Eastern Ukraine, Breakaway Vote Looms Amid Fears of Violence (VOA) 05/10/2014
  • Ukrainian journalists visit Newport News court, jail (NewPort News Daily Press) 05/10/2014
  • Ukraine security forces cede Mariupol streets to pro-Russian protesters after deadly clash (Daily Telegraph) 05/10/2014
  • The 'disappeared' whose voices will be silent in vote on self-rule in Ukraine's east. Pro-Russian separatists continue to hold a number of prisoners against their will, in a campaign against dissent (Daily Telegraph) 05/10/2014
  • Amid Much Uncertainty, Separatists Prepare for Voting in Eastern Ukraine (The New York Times) 05/10/2014
  • Militants hold Red Cross workers for seven hours in east Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/10/2014
  • Mariupol Man - 'We'll go to Lviv and finish fascism' (water on lens) (VIDEO) (YouTube) 05/10/2014
  • Op-ed: More Chopsticks, Please. By Thomas L. Friedman (The New York Times) 05/10/2014
  • Mariupol police confirm death of traffic police chief Sayenko (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 05/10/2014
  • Moscow Scholars Question Pew Poll Findings on Russian Tolerance of Separatism (Window on Eurasia) 05/10/2014
  • Press Statement: On the Illegal Referenda in Eastern Ukraine (State.gov) 05/10/2014
  • Putin Asserts Right of Russians to Self-Determination Even Though Peoples of Russia Dont Have It (Window on Eurasia) 05/10/2014
  • Russia Lacks the Capacity to Oppose NATO, Retired Colonel Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/10/2014
  • Russia Ratchets Up Ukraines Gas Bills in Shift to an Economic Battlefield (The New York Times) 05/10/2014
  • Serhiy Leftner: What their victorious end is, I have no idea. Two journalists, Serhiy Leftner and Artem Deineha, held hostage by the Kremlin-backed militants in Slovyansk are now safe in Kyiv (KHPG) 05/10/2014
  • Massive arrests of opposition activists start in Belarus (Ukrainian Week) 05/10/2014
  • Ukraine's leader gains stature with honest image (Washington Post/AP) 05/10/2014
  • OSCE PA President calls for cancellation of absurd referendums in eastern Ukraine (OSCEPA) 05/10/2014
  • NATO's Vershbow Warns Against Moves To Bring Transdniester 'Closer To Russia' (RFE/RL) 05/10/2014
  • Petition: Designate Russia as a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' (Petitions.Whitehouse.gov) 05/10/2014
  • Putins Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism [dated 4/14/2014] (World Affairs Journal) 05/10/2014
  • Eastern Ukraine's vote: a key moment (Yahoo/AP) 05/10/2014
  • Germany, France press Putin to help calm Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/10/2014
  • Russians slide down UK billionaires list as Ukraine crisis bites (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/10/2014
  • Romania queries Moscow after deputy PM sends bomber jet tweets (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/10/2014
  • Chaos and suspicion in a Ukrainian city spinning out of control [Mariupol] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/10/2014
  • Vote for self-rule would spell disaster, Ukraine tells rebels (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/10/2014
  • PM Orban calls for autonomy for ethnic Hungarians beyond borders (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/10/2014
  • Militants hold Red Cross workers for 7 hours in east Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/10/2014
  • Ukraine rebels' no-frills referendum fraught with perils (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/10/2014
  • Russia, the improbable human rights crusader (KHPG) 05/10/2014
  • Couple shot dead at pro-Russian militant checkpoint (KHPG) 05/10/2014
  • Media report the shooting dead of a priest at a militant checkpoint [Orthodox priest, Father Pavlo Zhuchenko] (KHPG) 05/10/2014
  • France, Germany threaten Russia over poll (BBC) 05/10/2014
  • May 9 in Ukraine: a fire at the TV tower, a shootout in Mariupol, Putins visit to Crimea (Ukrainian Week) 05/10/2014
  • The Independent: G7 leaders prepared an 'emergency response plan' to assist Ukraine if Russia restricts gas supplies (Ukrainian Week) 05/10/2014
  • / Stepan Bandera a product of his time and victim of geography Czech researcher David Svoboda (Radio Svoboda) 05/10/2014

  • Ukraine has to defend itself, patriarch says (Globe and Mail) 05/09/2014
  • The Man Who Stood Up to Putin. How Russia's 'biggest cheerleader' became the Kremlin's fiercest critic and persuaded Congress to roll the White House on sanctions [William Browder was the one-man force campaigning for the Magnitsky Act] (The Wall Street Journal) 05/09/2014
  • Russia said it moved its troops away from Ukraine. Satellite images seem to say otherwise (Washington Post) 05/09/2014
  • It Was A Crazy Bloody Day In The Eastern Ukrainian City Of Mariupol (Buzzfeed) 05/09/2014
  • Op-ed: After carving up Ukraine, where will Putin turn next? By Masha Gessen (Washington Post) 05/09/2014
  • From Crimea, Putin Trumpets Mother Russia. The Russian president traveled to Sevastopol, where he used the anniversary of victory over the Nazis to assert that Moscow had the right to annex the peninsula (The New York Times) 05/09/2014
  • Deadly Gun Battle in Eastern Ukraine Overshadows Victory Day [Mariupol] (Mashable) 05/09/2014
  • Fire Temporarily Knocks Out Broadcast Service in Kiev (The New York Times) 05/09/2014
  • Separatists Defy Kiev and Putin on Referendum (The New York Times) 05/09/2014
  • Kiev Officials Rule Out Foul Play in TV Cables Fire (The Wall Street Journal) 05/09/2014
  • Ukrainian Bonds Drop First Time in Week Amid Deadly Clashes (Bloomberg) 05/09/2014
  • Donetsk Governor Says Kyiv Has Not Lost Control of East [businessman Serhiy Taruta] (VOA) 05/09/2014
  • Ukraine's Leaky Border with Russia (Businessweek) 05/09/2014
  • Pro-Russians In Eastern Ukraine Gear Up For Self-Rule Referendums (RFE/RL) 05/09/2014
  • Kyrgyz Bazaars Feel The Squeeze Of The Customs Union (RFE/RL) 05/09/2014
  • Kadyrov Denies Chechen Military Involvement in Ukraine Fighting (RFE/RL) 05/09/2014
  • OSCE Chief Monitor condemns violence in Mariupol in eastern Ukraine (OSCE) 05/09/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received up until 8 May 2014, 18:00 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/09/2014
  • KinofestNYC film festival schedule (KinofestNYC.com) 05/09/2014
  • Remembering the Red Army and Rape. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 05/09/2014
  • NATO, facing assertive Russia, ponders what to do (Yahoo/AP) 05/09/2014
  • Will the Donetsk referendum matter? (BBC) 05/09/2014
  • U.S. Department of State To Offer Second Massive Online Course for English Language (State.gov) 05/09/2014
  • The Force of Hope. Who Is to Stop Separatism? (Ukrainian Week) 05/09/2014
  • C.J. Chivers @cjchivers (New York Times journalist) photo: More posing w gunmen at seized bldg. UKR calls them terrorists. Not all agree. Child, after snap. V-Day, Slovyansk (Twitter) 05/09/2014
  • From Kiev to Kaput. Tom Nagorski book review of 'The Last Empire' by Serhii Plokhy (The Wall Street Journal) 05/09/2014
  • In Ukrainian City Under Blockade, Citizens Go to Ground, and Below [Slovyansk] (The New York Times) 05/09/2014
  • Ukrainian Forces Attack Militant-Held Police Station. At least seven people were killed and 40 were injured as the government battled pro-Russian fighters in the city of Mariupol (The New York Times) 05/09/2014
  • Fighting in southern Ukraine city kills at least 3 [Mariupol] (Yahoo/AP) 05/09/2014
  • Heavy Clashes In Mariupol As Ukrainian Security Forces Target Separatists (RFE/RL) 05/09/2014
  • Ukraine Steps Up Security Ahead Of Victory Day (RFE/RL) 05/09/2014
  • Russia Demands Ukraine To Pre-Pay For Gas (RFE/RL) 05/09/2014
  • Why Moscow Desperately Wants a New Cold War and Why There Isnt and Wont be One (Window on Eurasia) 05/09/2014
  • Petition: Designate Russia as a 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' (Petitions.Whitehouse.gov) 05/09/2014
  • Fighting breaks out in Ukrainian coastal city as country makes patriotic holiday (Washington Post) 05/09/2014
  • Eastern Ukraine's vote: a key moment (Yahoo/AP) 05/09/2014
  • NATO chief: Putin's Crimea visit 'inappropriate' (Yahoo/AP) 05/09/2014
  • Putin visits annexed Crimea on Victory Day (Yahoo/AP) 05/09/2014
  • Russia displays its might amid Ukrainian crisis (Yahoo/AP) 05/09/2014
  • Media freedom situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate drastically, says OSCE representative (OSCE) 05/09/2014
  • EU to beef up Ukraine sanctions list on Monday: Commissioner (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Putin says others should respect Russians' rights (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Putin marks Victory Day in Crimea as Ukraine violence flares (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Ukraine rebels' no-frills referendum fraught with perils (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • About 20 pro-Russia rebels killed in fighting in east Ukraine - minister (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Conflict follows Russia, Ukraine into Eurovision song contest (Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Belarus won't block creation of Eurasian Economic Union (Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Putin says Russia stronger with Crimea (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Ukrainian troops storm eastern police HQ, building ablaze [Mariupol] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Russia stages big Victory Day parade amid Ukraine crisis (Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Ukraine's security forces struggle to meet rebellion in east (Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Ukraine condemns Putin visit to Crimea as escalation of crisis - statement (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • NATO chief says Putin Crimea visit 'inappropriate' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Ukrainian troops, pro-Russian rebels clash in Mariupol, eight dead - Interfax-Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Poland says Kremlin's conciliatory moves on Ukraine are empty words (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Ukraine security service says "saboteurs" disrupted state TV (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Ukraine matches to be staged behind closed doors (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Russia sanctions could hammer German growth - report (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Abductions rise in east Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels brook no dissent (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Ukraine rebels ignore Putin call to delay self-rule vote (Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • France slams 'illegal referendums' calls by Ukraine separatists (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • On war anniversary, Putin says don't betray those who defeated fascism (Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Russia to switch Kiev to gas prepayment from June (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/09/2014
  • Putin hails 'return' of Crimea; fighting kills 3 (Yahoo/AP) 05/09/2014
  • 21 dead in fierce fighting in Ukraine city of Mariupol (Business Recorder) 05/09/2014
  • The Group of Seven (G7) (Council on Foreign Relations) 05/09/2014
  • Kiev 2014 Is Not Berlin 1948. By Stephen L. Carter (Bloomberg View) 05/09/2014
  • Avakov says 21 dead in Mariupol after clashes between police and separatists on Victory Day (LIVE UPDATES, VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/09/2014
  • Abducted pro-Ukrainian activist murdered [Valery Salo, head of the Prosvita Society in Krasny Lyman (Donetsk oblast)] (KHPG) 05/09/2014

  • Why did Putin intervene in referendum? (BBC) 05/08/2014
  • Dont Be Fooled: The Kremlin Isnt Backpedaling (The American Interest) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine Travel Warning (Travel.State.gov) 05/08/2014
  • Further sanctions against Russia are outlined, tied to Ukraines presidential election (Washington Post) 05/08/2014
  • Vladimir Putins new world order with the West. Vladimir Putin offers the West a Faustian bargain (Washington Post) 05/08/2014
  • Op-ed: The Russians Love Their Children, Too. By Pamela Druckerman (The New York Times) 05/08/2014
  • Ukrainians Favor Unity, Not Russia, Polls Find (The New York Times) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine in maps: How the crisis spread (BBC) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine crisis boosts Russian patriotism (BBC) 05/08/2014
  • New poll shows eastern Ukraines separatists are wrong (Washington Post) 05/08/2014
  • Belarus eyes its own intervention in Ukraine turmoil (Washington Times) 05/08/2014
  • In Odessa, Home-Grown Combatants Keep Pro-Russia Forces in Check (The New York Times) 05/08/2014
  • Ukrainian Security Official Blasts Putin's Statement On Referendum [Andriy Parubiy] (RFE/RL) 05/08/2014
  • Putin To Discuss Ukraine, Custom's Union With C.I.S. Leaders (RFE/RL) 05/08/2014
  • Russia, Not Ukraine, is a Failed State, Shteppa Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/08/2014
  • Russia Is Not a Multi-National Country, RISI Expert Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine PM says he suspects Putin plot for victory day (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine conflict hits home among Russian-speaking Israelis (Haaretz) 05/08/2014
  • Dread fills Odessa, Ukraine, on eve of Victory Day (Washington Post) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine's Expanding National Guard Includes Kyiv Pro-Western Protesters (Voice of America) 05/08/2014
  • Kiev's Molotov Museum (Newsweek) 05/08/2014
  • Kiev Jews set up self-defense unit to combat anti-Semitism (Haaretz) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine leaders propose 'round table' on eastern rebellion (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine Crisis Hits Wheat Harvest. United Nations' Food Agency Says Instability Has Reduced Planting Area (The Wall Street Journal) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine's political divisions play out among its Orthodox congregations. The main Orthodox church is divided into two major factions, one loyal to Kiev, the other to Moscow, complicating efforts to push national unity (Christian Science Monitor) 05/08/2014
  • Putin to face Western leaders at D-Day anniversary (Yahoo/AP) 05/08/2014
  • Ignoring Putin, Ukraine insurgents to hold vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/08/2014
  • Poll: Most Ukrainians want a unified country (Yahoo/AP) 05/08/2014
  • No plans for Obama-Putin meeting at D-Day events (Yahoo/AP) 05/08/2014
  • Putin oversees Russian nuclear forces exercise (Yahoo/AP) 05/08/2014
  • Germany welcomes Putin's 'constructive tone' (Yahoo/AP) 05/08/2014
  • Putin: Troops have pulled back from Ukraine border (Yahoo/AP) 05/08/2014
  • US: 'No evidence' of Russia pulling troops back (Yahoo/AP) 05/08/2014
  • Russia urges United States to push Ukraine government into talks (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine says peace road map has some common ground with its ideas (Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine leaders propose 'round table' on eastern rebellion (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine PM says he suspects Putin plot for victory day (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • No decision on French carrier deal to Russia before Oct-source (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • East Ukrainian border post attacked from Ukrainian side [Izvarino, Luhansk] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Russia says has expanded sanctions against U.S., Canada (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Ukrainians surveyed want country to remain whole - Pew report (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Russia says Ukraine presidential vote 'senseless' without dialogue (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Russia says Kiev undermining OSCE efforts to resolve Ukraine crisis (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • UK says deploys a destroyer to track Russian aircraft carrier (Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Russia on 'dangerous' path on Ukraine: U.S.'s Burns (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Putin to join Obama, Merkel at WW2 event in France (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • EU says wants to see if Putin acts on Ukraine withdrawal (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Russia's Putin urges 'equal' dialogue between Kiev, rivals in east (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Britain's Hague says no sign of Russia withdrawing troops (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Russia defence ministry says Ukraine assembles 15,000 troops on border -agency (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine says ready for talks with the east, not with 'terrorists' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine vote unanimously to vote on May 11 (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Russian Foreign Ministry suggests NATO chief 'blind' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Obama says kidnapping of Nigerian girls shows man's 'darkest impulses' (Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Ukrainian PM terms Putin call to postpone separatist vote 'hot air' - agency (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/08/2014
  • Ukraine: Art from former president's home on display at museum (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 05/08/2014
  • Two Odessa fire survivors, both in the anti-government camp, tell their stories (Kyiv Post) 05/08/2014
  • Neo-Nazis in Moscows Service (KHPG) 05/08/2014
  • School head threatened for refusing to hold Luhansk referendum (KHPG) 05/08/2014
  • Mustafa Jemiliev awarded Polands Solidarity Prize (KHPG) 05/08/2014
  • Armed militants attack Luhansk regional election commission (KHPG) 05/08/2014
  • John Kerry: On the Occasion of Europe Day (State.gov) 05/08/2014
  • Putin asks separatists to postpone vote (Ukrainian Journal) 05/08/2014
  • Gas price resolution needed by June to avoid gas war, says official (Ukrainian Journal) 05/08/2014
  • NBU bans Ukraine banks from operating in Russian-occupied Crimea (Ukrainian Journal) 05/08/2014
  • IMF outlines Ukrainian plans to raise end-user gas and heating rates (Ukrainian Journal) 05/08/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine - based on information received up until 6 May 2014, 19:00 (OSCE) 05/08/2014
  • Moldovan Foreign Minister addresses OSCE PC, says dialogue must continue in critical times, warns of spillover effect of Ukraine's crisis (OSCE) 05/08/2014
  • Pro-Russian Separatists To Hold Secession Referendums (RFE/RL) 05/08/2014
  • Russia Complains About Statue Vandalism In Austria [Unknown individuals... painted a blue and yellow Ukrainian flag on... the memorial to 'Soviet Soldiers-Liberators'] (RFE/RL) 05/08/2014
  • Explainer: The Separatist Referendums In Eastern Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/08/2014
  • On Russia's Borders, Opposition Mounts to Patriotic Symbol Ahead Of Victory Day (RFE/RL) 05/08/2014

  • What to Do When Russia Invades Your Country (The Daily Beast) 05/07/2014
  • Ukrainian Jewish leader says Russia is the threat [Josef Zissels] (The Canadian Jewish News) 05/07/2014
  • Russian Diplomats Sexist Attack On Pussy Riot (Buzzfeed) 05/07/2014
  • Young Ukrainians Brush Aside the Crisis and Voice Optimism About the Future (The New York Times) 05/07/2014
  • Putin Announces Pullback From Ukraine Border (The New York Times) 05/07/2014
  • Graphics: Despite Concerns about Governance, Ukrainians Want to Remain One Country. Most Ukrainians Want to Maintain Current Borders (Pew Research) 05/07/2014
  • Multi-ethnic Odessa wrestles with legacy of day of killing (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Why Jews and Ukrainians Have Become Unlikely Allies. The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin. (Foreign Policy) 05/07/2014
  • Separatist Pets Are Taking Over The Russian Internet (Buzzfeed) 05/07/2014
  • John Kerry: Remarks With Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard Before Their Meeting (State.gov) 05/07/2014
  • Ukraine continues its military offensive (Ukrainian Journal) 05/07/2014
  • Obama administration working on more new sanctions against Russians (Ukrainian Journal) 05/07/2014
  • Ukraine ready to back more Geneva talks, says foreign minister (Ukrainian Journal) 05/07/2014
  • State department spokesperson praises Ukraine leadership restraint (Ukrainian Journal) 05/07/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received up until 5 May 2014, 19:00 (OSCE) 05/07/2014
  • Explainer: Why The Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute Is Making Europe Worried (RFE/RL) 05/07/2014
  • Russia Jeered, Ukraine Cheered, But Both Advance To Eurovision Finals (RFE/RL) 05/07/2014
  • Putin Calls For Postponement Of Referendums In East Ukraine (+VIDEO) (RFE/RL) 05/07/2014
  • Georgia Wants NATO Defense (RFE/RL) 05/07/2014
  • The Siege Of Sevastopol: Why The Crimean Campaign Means So Much To Moscow (RFE/RL) 05/07/2014
  • Russian Couple Burns Passports In Lviv [to protest Moscow's actions in Ukraine] (VIDEO) (RFE/RL) 05/07/2014
  • Putin Acting Now Because He Sees Western Weakness Giving Moscow a Window of Opportunity, Analyst Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/07/2014
  • Transdniestria First Liberated Part of Novorossiya, Russian Commentator Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/07/2014
  • Ukrainian presidential hopeful, touring Washington, says both U.S. and Russia inflame crisis [Valery Konovalyuk] (Kansas City Star) 05/07/2014
  • Ukraine Wants West to Increase Economic Pain on Russia (Voice of America) 05/07/2014
  • Ukrainian Forces Appear to Make Little Progress in East (Voice of America) 05/07/2014
  • Is Ukraine Military Ready to Thwart Russian Invasion? (Voice of America) 05/07/2014
  • Ukraine candidate: Zero tolerance for terrorists [Poroshenko] (Yahoo/AP) 05/07/2014
  • Ukraine Gets First Tranche of IMF Rescue Package (Wall Street Journal) 05/07/2014
  • Ukraine Frees A Pro-Russia Leader In Swap For Captured Security Officers (Wall Street Journal) 05/07/2014
  • Report: Putin wants delay in referendum in Ukraine's Donetsk region (CNN) 05/07/2014
  • Russia questions Ukraine holding an election while its troops are deployed. Ukraine crisis dominates as Council of Europe foreign ministers meet (CNN) 05/07/2014
  • Sanctions meant to hurt Russia take bite in Europe (Yahoo/AP) 05/07/2014
  • Khodorkovsky warns Baltics over Russia threat (Yahoo/AP) 05/07/2014
  • Putin urges postponing eastern Ukraine referendum (Yahoo/AP) 05/07/2014
  • UN officials meet with Ukraine government (Yahoo/AP) 05/07/2014
  • US denounces referendum plans in east Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/07/2014
  • Ukraine tightens cordon around rebellious city [Slovyansk] (Yahoo/AP) 05/07/2014
  • Dolphin named 'Peace' born in ailing Ukraine city (Yahoo/AP) 05/07/2014
  • White House to remove Russia from trade benefits program (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Germany's Merkel warns Russia against 'old patterns of thinking' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Analysis - Putin's Ukraine move shows wariness of overplaying hand (Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko urges more sanctions if Russia backs referendum (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • NATO calls on Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine's border (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • White House says no sign Russia has pulled back from Ukraine border (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Soccer-Ukrainian championship results and standings (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Rebel leader released in exchange for Ukrainian security men-separatists (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • After 10 years as president, Putin's ratings fly high on Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Western investors report Russian business trouble due to Ukraine crisis (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Time ticking for Ukraine, Russia to avoid new gas war (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • British foreign minister says Russia must back Ukraine polls (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • 'We're already not in Ukraine' - rebel east readies secession vote (Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Baltics can keep lights on if Russia turns off the gas (Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Russian stocks surge after Putin calls for Ukraine referendum delay (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Ukraine forces briefly occupy city hall in eastern Mariupol (Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Russia's Putin tells OSCE chief ready to discuss Ukraine crisis solution (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • EU warns Russia not to deepen crisis in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Poland, in snub to Kremlin, awards prize to Crimean Tatar leader (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Kremlin says U.S. firms face pressure to skip Russia forum (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Siemens CEO expresses regret for comments on Ukraine standoff (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Kerry condemns Ukraine referendum as 'contrived and bogus' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • NATO commander says must consider permanent troops in Eastern Europe (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Eyes on Ukraine, Putin tightens curbs on protesters (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • U.S. sees Ukraine link in Russian flights near California, Guam (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/07/2014
  • Who is to blame for 46 Odessa deaths? (Kyiv Post) 05/07/2014
  • Donetsk: Eastern Ukraine descends into chaos, lawlessness (Kyiv Post) 05/07/2014
  • Ukrainians form militias to defend nation against chaos (Kyiv Post) 05/07/2014
  • From Russia with arms and ammunition (KHPG) 05/07/2014
  • Member of Crimean Tatar Mejlis assaulted in Simferopol (KHPG) 05/07/2014
  • CVU: Dont deprive Ukrainians of their voting rights (KHPG) 05/07/2014

  • Russia's Self-Isolation (The Moscow Times) 05/06/2014
  • Op-ed: Ukraine Fights for Its Truth (The New York Times) 05/06/2014
  • As Ukrainian Election Looms, Western Powers and Russia Campaign for Influence (The New York Times) 05/06/2014
  • Op-ed: Why Germans Love Russia. By Clemens Wergin (The New York Times) 05/06/2014
  • Russia Quietly Tightens Reins on Web With Bloggers Law (The New York Times) 05/06/2014
  • Acting Prosecutor General: Police helped separatists in Odesa on May 2 (Ukrainian Week) 05/06/2014
  • Brash Ukrainian Mogul Prepares to Fight U.S. Bribery Charges (The New York Times) 05/06/2014
  • Yuppie, Get Your Gun. Harking back to the partisans of World War II, young Ukrainians train for irregular combat against the Russians (Politico) 05/06/2014
  • Ukraine's Naftogaz Joins EU Gas Register to Integrate Network (The Wall Street Journal) 05/06/2014
  • Kiev Is Blowing Its Chance to Take Back East Ukraine (Daily Beast) 05/06/2014
  • White House urging US execs to avoid Russian forum (Yahoo/AP) 05/06/2014
  • Ukrainian Cup final moved due to unrest in east (Yahoo/AP) 05/06/2014
  • 34 reported dead, mostly insurgents, in Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 05/06/2014
  • Britain: Russia wants to disrupt Ukraine vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/06/2014
  • Ukraine sends elite force to Odessa due to unrest (Yahoo/AP) 05/06/2014
  • Moldova puts borders on alert amid Ukraine unrest (Yahoo/AP) 05/06/2014
  • US: Russian planes more active in Asia-Pacific (Yahoo/AP) 05/06/2014
  • Merkel criticises Russia over planned military parade in Crimea (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/06/2014
  • Germany says Ukraine is close to war, widens travel warning (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/06/2014
  • Gazprom says gas flows to Europe via Ukraine remain stable (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/06/2014
  • Putin honors journalists as Ukraine propaganda war heats up (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/06/2014
  • NATO: Russia might achieve goals in eastern Ukraine without invasion (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/06/2014
  • Ukraine moves forces to Odessa, helicopter downed in east (Reuters) 05/06/2014
  • Russian, Ukraine foreign ministers in brief meeting in Vienna (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/06/2014
  • Both sides bury dead as Ukraine slides towards war (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/06/2014
  • What Russian TV wont show about the events in Odessa (KHPG) 05/06/2014
  • Memorial to Victims of the Holocaust desecrated near Novomoskovsk (Dnipropetrovsk oblast) (KHPG) 05/06/2014
  • CVU: Pro-Russian activists sold information about pro-Ukrainian activists in Odessa (KHPG) 05/06/2014
  • UHHRU condemns police role in Odessa tragedy [Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union] (KHPG) 05/06/2014
  • How did Odessa's fire happen? (BBC) 05/06/2014
  • John Kerry: Remarks With EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton After Their Meeting (+VIDEO) (State.gov) 05/06/2014
  • Kiev sends special forces unit to Odessa (Ukrainian Journal) 05/06/2014
  • Russians don't need to invade Ukraine, says top NATO Europe commander (Ukrainian Journal) 05/06/2014
  • Privatbank closes Donetsk, Luhansk offices, citing safety threat (Ukrainian Journal) 05/06/2014
  • European Union, Ukraine and Russia to hold talks in two weeks (Ukrainian Journal) 05/06/2014
  • Reversing the Logic of Escalation in Ukraine: Next Steps by the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship OSCE Chairpersons address (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation) 05/06/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received up until 19:00, 4 May (OSCE) 05/06/2014
  • Kyiv Ditches Separatist-Linked St. George Ribbon As WWII Symbol [Replaced with poppy] (RFE/RL) 05/06/2014
  • The Politically Correct Russian Alphabet From 'Anti-Maidan' To 'Yalta' [PC in Russia, that is] (RFE/RL) 05/06/2014
  • Member Of Crimean Tatar Mejlis Beaten By 'Self-Defense' Group (RFE/RL) 05/06/2014
  • Kerry Calls Eastern Ukraine Referendum 'Crimea Play-Book' (RFE/RL) 05/06/2014
  • Russian State TV Anchor: 'Propaganda Is Journalism' (RFE/RL) 05/06/2014
  • UN Expresses Concerns Over Ukraine Violence (RFE/RL) 05/06/2014
  • Ukraine Parliament Holds Emergency Meeting (RFE/RL) 05/06/2014
  • Moldovan Forces Put On Alert (RFE/RL) 05/06/2014
  • Russian, Ukrainian Ministers Join Council Of Europe Talks (RFE/RL) 05/06/2014
  • Has Putin Delayed Eurasian Union by Pushing Too Hard and Too Soon? (Window on Eurasia) 05/06/2014
  • Putin has Set Off a Conflagration in Ukraine that Will Engulf Russia, Pastukhov Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/06/2014
  • VIDEO: SBU intercepted phone call between Moscow and Donetsk (YouTube) 05/06/2014
  • Ukraine dominates Council of Europe meeting (KWCH) 05/06/2014

  • Putin's 'Human Rights Council' Accidentally Posts Real Crimean Election Results (Forbes) 05/05/2014
  • Obama Aides Tell Executives to Skip Forum (The New York Times) 05/05/2014
  • Chasing Death Camp Guards With New Tools (The New York Times) 05/05/2014
  • Deadly Clashes Erupt in Ukraine as Troops Push Toward a Rebel-Held City [Slovyansk] (The New York Times) 05/05/2014
  • OSCE military observers released from captivity in Slaviansk (Ukrainian Journal) 05/05/2014
  • IMF board approves $17 billion Standby Arrangement for Ukraine (Ukrainian Journal) 05/05/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine - based on information received up until 02 May 2014, 19:00 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/05/2014
  • Interview: Crimean Tatar Leader Expects Tensions To Rise (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Explainer: What Is The Crimean Tatar Mejlis? (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Russia Criminalizes Nazi-Crimes Denial (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Dzhemilev: Hundreds Of Crimean Tatars Prosecuted For Illegal Border Crossing (VIDEO) (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Eurovision: Will Ukraine-Russia Conflict Strike A Sour Note? (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Russia Urges Ukraine To Stop 'Bloodshed' (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Crimea's Chief Prosecutor Threatens To Ban Mejlis (VIDEO) (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Odesa Pro-Russia Detainees Transferred To Central Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Acting President Says Russia 'At War' With Ukraine (VIDEO) (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Turchynov Says Moscow 'Destabilizing' Ukraine (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Ukrainian-Born Tennis Star Dies Of Cancer [Elena Baltacha] (RFE/RL) 05/05/2014
  • Ukrainian Events a Delayed Reaction to USSRs Peaceful Disintegration in 1991, Vedomosti Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/05/2014
  • Crimea More Likely to Become a Second Daghestan rather than a Second Tatarstan, Experts Say (Window on Eurasia) 05/05/2014
  • Crimean Schools Shifting from Ukrainian to Russian as Language of Instruction (Window on Eurasia) 05/05/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Can Ukraine, Russia avoid another gas shutoff? (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 05/05/2014
  • Why Putin's Ukrainian 'New Russia' Could Be an Ungovernable Mess (Businessweek) 05/05/2014
  • US to unleash tax collector on Russian banks (Yahoo/AP) 05/05/2014
  • Romanian Navy conducts Black Sea drills (Yahoo/AP) 05/05/2014
  • Fighting breaks out in insurgent-held Ukraine city [Slovyansk] (Yahoo/AP) 05/05/2014
  • Victim of Ukraine violence buried in Odessa (Yahoo/AP) 05/05/2014
  • Odessa police free 67 detained in deadly clashes (Yahoo/AP) 05/05/2014
  • U.S. recognizes Syria opposition offices as 'foreign mission' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • Exclusive: Global anti-money laundering group moves meeting from Moscow (Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • Cycle of violence in Ukraine dims hope of resolution (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • Condemning Kiev 'neo-Nazis' and West, Russia details abuses (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • EU squares up to tough choices without Russian gas (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • Lithuania says Russia suspends military inspections deal (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • Separatist referendum would exacerbate Ukraine crisis - Germany (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • Germany hopes May 25 election can help restore calm in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • Pirelli head says U.S. sanctions will not impact Rosneft deal (Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • Puppet Prosecutor threatens to dissolve Crimean Tatar Mejlis (KHPG) 05/05/2014
  • Even Russian human rights body finds Crimean referendum falsified (KHPG) 05/05/2014
  • In eastern Ukraine, the mob rules (Reuters) 05/05/2014
  • How Putin Is Reinventing Warfare. Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics. (Foreign Policy) 05/05/2014
  • Pro-Russians storm Odessa police station (Ukrainian Journal) 05/05/2014
  • German foreign minister calls for 2nd international Ukraine conference (Ukrainian Journal) 05/05/2014

  • Ukraine Vows to Press Military Offensive in Pro-Russian East (VOA) 05/04/2014
  • Odesa Activists Released After Mob Attacks Police Building (RFE/RL) 05/04/2014
  • Odesa Doctor Or Random Dentist? Claims Of Atrocities, Anti-Semitism Face Scrutiny (RFE/RL) 05/04/2014
  • Side deals with Moscow thwart drive to wean Europe off Russian gas (Reuters) 05/04/2014
  • Ukraine unrest: Sorrow and anger in Odessa (BBC) 05/04/2014
  • Putins Russia More Fascist than Ukraine, Comparison Shows (Window on Eurasia) 05/04/2014
  • Putin as a Fascist Leader Bears Total Responsibility for Crisis in Ukraine, Commentator Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/04/2014
  • Putin Faces Dangers If He Attacks in Ukraine or If He Doesnt (Window on Eurasia) 05/04/2014
  • Kyiv's Maidan is once again a place to enjoy an ice cream cone (GlobalPost) 05/04/2014
  • Ukraine Crisis Emboldens Obama's US Critics (Voice of America) 05/04/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: tension mounts in Kramatorsk after army rolls in (The Guardian) 05/04/2014
  • Ukraine Crisis: Fear of Wider Pain Tempers Sanctions. Threat to Global Growth Shows Why West Is Moving Gingerly Against Russia's Putin (The Wall Street Journal) 05/04/2014
  • Pro-Russians storm Odessa police station, free dozens of detainees (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 05/04/2014
  • Kiev Struggles to Break Russias Grip on Gas Flow (The New York Times) 05/04/2014
  • Pro-Russian crowd storms police HQ in Ukraine port [Odessa] (Yahoo/AP) 05/04/2014
  • Ukraine PM appeals for unity after Odessa tragedy (Yahoo/AP) 05/04/2014
  • Germany calls for second Geneva meeting on Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/04/2014
  • Russia sees push for Ukraine 'dialogue' with rebels soon (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/04/2014
  • Pro-Russian activists surround Odessa police HQ, demand release of detainees (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/04/2014
  • Abducted activists freed (KHPG) 05/04/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Can Kiev gain the upper hand? (BBC) 05/04/2014

  • Editorial: President Obama and the World [see: RUSSIA AND UKRAINE] (The New York Times) 05/03/2014
  • Standoff As Crimean Tatar Leader Again Denied Entry Into Crimea (RFE/RL) 05/03/2014
  • Odesa Dispatch: 'Some Murders Are Announced' (RFE/RL) 05/03/2014
  • Kerry welcomes monitors' release in Ukraine, eyes larger OSCE role (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Top 8 separatist contradictions (KHPG) 05/03/2014
  • Affront or Offensive? Russian OMON block Mustafa Jemiliev (KHPG) 05/03/2014
  • EuroMaidan activists abducted in Luhansk [Alexei Beda and Anna Mokrousova] (KHPG) 05/03/2014
  • Kerry to Russia: End backing of Ukraine insurgents (Yahoo/AP) 05/03/2014
  • Ukrainian journalists visit Daily Press. Rivne Vicherne group is part of an international exchange program (Newport News Daily Press) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine Presses Pro-Russia Militants After Fighting Spreads to a Port City (The New York Times) 05/03/2014
  • These People Are Still Being Held by Armed Separatists in Ukraine (Vice News) 05/03/2014
  • . 'Our goal [target] is Kyiv.' Luhansk 'People's Governor' declared full mobilization (Inforesist) 05/03/2014
  • Ukrainian forces tighten grip on rebels in embattled Kramatorsk, Sloviansk (Kyiv Post) 05/03/2014
  • Police say pro-Russians accidentally set fatal Odessa fire with Molotov cocktails (LIVE UPDATES, VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 05/03/2014
  • Eyewitnesses to Odessa carnage: Pro-Russian side, armed for war, started shooting (Kyiv Post) 05/03/2014
  • SBU: Yanukovych allies Arbuzov and Klymenko financed riots in Odessa (Kyiv Post) 05/03/2014
  • Presidential Administration: Russias Federal Security Service armed Odesa separatists (Kyiv Post) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says Russian envoy's role shows Kremlin in charge of separatists (Kyiv Post) 05/03/2014
  • Russia Calls on U.S. to Help Stop Kiev's Military Drive (The New York Times/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine Presses Pro-Russia Militants After Fighting Spreads to Odessa (The New York Times) 05/03/2014
  • Behind the Masks in Ukraine, Many Faces of Rebellion (The New York Times) 05/03/2014
  • Euromaidan PR: Crimeans gather at border between #kherson & #Crimea. Demanding that Berkut let Mustafa Cemilev Into #Crimea EMPR pic.twitter.com/5cCJkYdKYB (Twitter) 05/03/2014
  • OSCE observers held in Ukraine released (Yahoo/AP) 05/03/2014
  • Dozens killed in Ukraine riot and fire; OSCE monitors freed (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine Reports Kramatorsk Success (RFE/RL) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says Odessa unrest planned and financed from abroad [i.e., Russia] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says Odessa unrest planned by and financed from abroad (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Dozens killed in Ukraine riot and fire; OSCE monitors freed (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine retakes security service HQ in eastern town of Kramatorsk (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says heavy fighting in Kramatorsk, war descends in its east (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Kremlin says Kiev, West responsible for Odessa bloodshed - agencies (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • OSCE confirms observers released in Slaviansk (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Dozens die in Odessa, rebels down Ukraine helicopters (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Police in Ukraine's Odessa detain 130 after fire, fighting kill dozens (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says operations against rebels continue; 'we are not stopping' (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Abducted OSCE observers freed (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Voices from Odessa: 'Nobody expected this' (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • State of shock in Odessa (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine unrest: 'Country sliding towards civil war' (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • After release of abducted inspectors and Ukrainian hosts, Swiss CiO calls for enhancing cooperation and efforts towards political solution (OSCE) 05/03/2014
  • Customs Union has Not Boosted Cross-Border Ties in Ways Putin Promised, Study Finds (Window on Eurasia) 05/03/2014
  • Putin is a Fascist Heading toward War, Feltshtinsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/03/2014
  • Media in Ukraine and Russia in stark contrast over Odessa blaze (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Factbox: Ukraine says groups from Moldova's Transdniestria stir unrest in Odessa (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • A split Ukraine would likely default on foreign debt: S&P (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Odessa police call for calm after 42 die in clash (Yahoo/AP) 05/03/2014
  • State of shock in Odessa (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • After release of abducted inspectors and Ukrainian hosts, Swiss CiO calls for enhancing cooperation and efforts towards political solution (OSCE) 05/03/2014
  • Dozens killed in Ukraine riot and fire; OSCE monitors freed (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine Reports Kramatorsk Success (RFE/RL) 05/03/2014
  • OSCE observers held in Ukraine released (Yahoo/AP) 05/03/2014
  • Odessa police call for calm after 42 die in clash (Yahoo/AP) 05/03/2014
  • A split Ukraine would likely default on foreign debt: S&P (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Factbox: Ukraine says groups from Moldova's Transdniestria stir unrest in Odessa (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says Odessa unrest planned and financed from abroad [i.e., Russia] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says Odessa unrest planned by and financed from abroad (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Dozens killed in Ukraine riot and fire; OSCE monitors freed (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine retakes security service HQ in eastern town of Kramatorsk (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says heavy fighting in Kramatorsk, war descends in its east (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Kremlin says Kiev, West responsible for Odessa bloodshed - agencies (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • OSCE confirms observers released in Slaviansk (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Dozens die in Odessa, rebels down Ukraine helicopters (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Police in Ukraine's Odessa detain 130 after fire, fighting kill dozens (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says operations against rebels continue; 'we are not stopping' (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Abducted OSCE observers freed (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Voices from Odessa: 'Nobody expected this' (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine unrest: 'Country sliding towards civil war' (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Media in Ukraine and Russia in stark contrast over Odessa blaze (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Putin is a Fascist Heading toward War, Feltshtinsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/03/2014
  • Customs Union has Not Boosted Cross-Border Ties in Ways Putin Promised, Study Finds (Window on Eurasia) 05/03/2014
  • Voices from Odessa: 'Nobody expected this' (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says operations against rebels continue; 'we are not stopping' (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Police in Ukraine's Odessa detain 130 after fire, fighting kill dozens (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Dozens die in Odessa, rebels down Ukraine helicopters (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • OSCE confirms observers released in Slaviansk (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Kremlin says Kiev, West responsible for Odessa bloodshed - agencies (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says heavy fighting in Kramatorsk, war descends in its east (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine retakes security service HQ in eastern town of Kramatorsk (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Dozens killed in Ukraine riot and fire; OSCE monitors freed (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says Odessa unrest planned by and financed from abroad (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine says Odessa unrest planned and financed from abroad [i.e., Russia] (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Factbox: Ukraine says groups from Moldova's Transdniestria stir unrest in Odessa (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • A split Ukraine would likely default on foreign debt: S&P (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • Odessa police call for calm after 42 die in clash (Yahoo/AP) 05/03/2014
  • OSCE observers held in Ukraine released (Yahoo/AP) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine Reports Kramatorsk Success (RFE/RL) 05/03/2014
  • Dozens killed in Ukraine riot and fire; OSCE monitors freed (Reuters) 05/03/2014
  • After release of abducted inspectors and Ukrainian hosts, Swiss CiO calls for enhancing cooperation and efforts towards political solution (OSCE) 05/03/2014
  • Customs Union has Not Boosted Cross-Border Ties in Ways Putin Promised, Study Finds (Window on Eurasia) 05/03/2014
  • Putin is a Fascist Heading toward War, Feltshtinsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/03/2014
  • Media in Ukraine and Russia in stark contrast over Odessa blaze (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Ukraine unrest: 'Country sliding towards civil war' (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • State of shock in Odessa (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/03/2014
  • Abducted OSCE observers freed (BBC) 05/03/2014

  • Putin the Predictable. The Russian leader follows a consistent strategy. First he condemns. Then he copies. (Slate.com) 05/02/2014
  • A Message for Russia (and the World) From the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (National Review) 05/02/2014
  • Aleksander Kwasniewski: After Ukraine Putin will seize Belarus, Kazakhstan and Latvia (Charter'97) 05/02/2014
  • Opinion: Putin's Not Post-Communist, He's Post-Fascist (Der Spiegel) 05/02/2014
  • Russian ban on Mustafa Jemiliev enforced (KHPG) 05/02/2014
  • The EU's response to Ukraine has been a betrayal. Russia's hostility has only served to intensify Ukrainians' lust for a European future but the EU just looks on (Guardian) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine suffers deadliest day in months; 34 killed in Odessa (+VIDEO) (Washington Post) 05/02/2014
  • Aleksander Kwasniewski: After Ukraine Putin will seize Belarus, Kazakhstan and Latvia (Charter 97) 05/02/2014
  • Highlights of State Department and USAID Efforts to Support Press and Media Freedom (State.gov) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine, U.S. Economy To Be Focus Of Gold Market Near 200-Day Average (Forbes) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine billionaire in presidential vote intends to unite nation [Petro Poroshenko] (Los Angeles Times) 05/02/2014
  • John Kerry: Commemorating World Press Freedom Day (State.gov) 05/02/2014
  • Press Statement: Tragic Loss of Life in Odesa (State.gov) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine offensive sparks deadly clashes in Odessa (Washington Post/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Ukrainian Jewish mayor who survived assassination attempt recovering in Haifa hospital (Jerusalem Post) 05/02/2014
  • OSCE Chief Monitor calls for end to violence in Ukraine (OSCE) 05/02/2014
  • Russias buildup on the Ukraine border (Washington Post) 05/02/2014
  • Did Ukraine Outfox Putin With Its Offensive In Slovyansk? (Forbes) 05/02/2014
  • Talbott: What We're Hearing from Putin Is Another Stunning Case of the Big Lie (The Brookings Institution) 05/02/2014
  • Does a 2006 Russian Novel Provide Clues to Putins Next Move? (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • By Portraying Russian Radicals in Ukraine as Heroes, Moscow is Creating a Threat to Russia, Inozemtsev Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • Russian Officials Persecuting Christians as Well as Muslims in Occupied Crimea (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • Crimean Tatars an Inspiration and Model for Non-Russians in Russia, Chuvash Journal Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • 'I Should Kill You Right Here'. Pro-Russian rebels kidnap more U.S. journalists amid fresh unrest in east Ukraine. 'Do you know the things America has been doing here?' (Buzzfeed) 05/02/2014
  • More Than 40 People Killed During Violent Clashes In Ukraines Odessa (Buzzfeed) 05/02/2014
  • Dozens Dead in Odessa as New Violence Spreads to Southern Ukraine (Mashable) 05/02/2014
  • This Is What Happened in Ukraine Today (Mashable) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine: Views from the people of Moscow (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/02/2014
  • Dozens killed in Odessa fire amid clashes (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/02/2014
  • Russia denies saboteurs tried to cross Ukraine border -report (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Political fever rises as Ukraine breaks apart (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Russia, West accuse each other of hypocrisy on Ukraine (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Obama, Merkel vow broader Russian sanctions if Ukraine election derailed (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Insurgents shoot down 2 Ukraine helicopters [Slovyansk] (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Journalists covering Ukraine detained, then freed (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Obama: Ukraine moving to restore order in the east (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Obama, Merkel threaten broader Russia sanctions (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine: Many insurgents killed in Slovyansk (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Police: 31 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Security Council holds emergency Ukraine meeting ['Russia ... has released bands of thugs on Ukraine ... and is suddenly discovering this mixture might escape its control,' French ambassador Gerard Araud said.] (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • US, Germany warn Putin not to disrupt Ukraine vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • OSCE media freedom representative deeply troubled by continuing deterioration of journalists safety in Eastern Ukraine (OSCE) 05/02/2014
  • How Russian Media Turned Construction Site Into 'Concentration Camp' (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • Tensions High After Ukraine Launches Slovyansk Offensive (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • Obama: Russia Directly Supports Ukrainian Separatists (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • Clashes In Odesa Leave Dozens Dead (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • 'I Should Kill You Right Here'. Pro-Russian rebels kidnap more U.S. journalists amid fresh unrest in east Ukraine. 'Do you know the things America has been doing here?' (Buzzfeed) 05/02/2014
  • Ukrainian Jewish mayor who survived assassination attempt recovering in Haifa hospital (Jerusalem Post) 05/02/2014
  • OSCE Chief Monitor calls for end to violence in Ukraine (OSCE) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine offensive sparks deadly clashes in Odessa (Washington Post/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Press Statement: Tragic Loss of Life in Odesa (State.gov) 05/02/2014
  • John Kerry: Commemorating World Press Freedom Day (State.gov) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine billionaire in presidential vote intends to unite nation [Petro Poroshenko] (Los Angeles Times) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine, U.S. Economy To Be Focus Of Gold Market Near 200-Day Average (Forbes) 05/02/2014
  • Highlights of State Department and USAID Efforts to Support Press and Media Freedom (State.gov) 05/02/2014
  • Clashes In Odesa Leave Dozens Dead (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • Obama: Russia Directly Supports Ukrainian Separatists (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • Tensions High After Ukraine Launches Slovyansk Offensive (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • How Russian Media Turned Construction Site Into 'Concentration Camp' (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • OSCE media freedom representative deeply troubled by continuing deterioration of journalists safety in Eastern Ukraine (OSCE) 05/02/2014
  • Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • US, Germany warn Putin not to disrupt Ukraine vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Security Council holds emergency Ukraine meeting ['Russia ... has released bands of thugs on Ukraine ... and is suddenly discovering this mixture might escape its control,' French ambassador Gerard Araud said.] (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Police: 31 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine: Many insurgents killed in Slovyansk (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Obama, Merkel threaten broader Russia sanctions (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Obama: Ukraine moving to restore order in the east (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Journalists covering Ukraine detained, then freed (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Insurgents shoot down 2 Ukraine helicopters [Slovyansk] (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Obama, Merkel vow broader Russian sanctions if Ukraine election derailed (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Russia, West accuse each other of hypocrisy on Ukraine (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Political fever rises as Ukraine breaks apart (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Russia denies saboteurs tried to cross Ukraine border -report (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Dozens killed in Odessa fire amid clashes (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine: Views from the people of Moscow (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/02/2014
  • This Is What Happened in Ukraine Today (Mashable) 05/02/2014
  • Dozens Dead in Odessa as New Violence Spreads to Southern Ukraine (Mashable) 05/02/2014
  • More Than 40 People Killed During Violent Clashes In Ukraines Odessa (Buzzfeed) 05/02/2014
  • Crimean Tatars an Inspiration and Model for Non-Russians in Russia, Chuvash Journal Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • Russian Officials Persecuting Christians as Well as Muslims in Occupied Crimea (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • By Portraying Russian Radicals in Ukraine as Heroes, Moscow is Creating a Threat to Russia, Inozemtsev Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • Does a 2006 Russian Novel Provide Clues to Putins Next Move? (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • Talbott: What We're Hearing from Putin Is Another Stunning Case of the Big Lie (The Brookings Institution) 05/02/2014
  • Did Ukraine Outfox Putin With Its Offensive In Slovyansk? (Forbes) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine billionaire in presidential vote intends to unite nation [Petro Poroshenko] (Los Angeles Times) 05/02/2014
  • Did Ukraine Outfox Putin With Its Offensive In Slovyansk? (Forbes) 05/02/2014
  • Talbott: What We're Hearing from Putin Is Another Stunning Case of the Big Lie (The Brookings Institution) 05/02/2014
  • Does a 2006 Russian Novel Provide Clues to Putins Next Move? (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • By Portraying Russian Radicals in Ukraine as Heroes, Moscow is Creating a Threat to Russia, Inozemtsev Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • Russian Officials Persecuting Christians as Well as Muslims in Occupied Crimea (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • Crimean Tatars an Inspiration and Model for Non-Russians in Russia, Chuvash Journal Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/02/2014
  • 'I Should Kill You Right Here'. Pro-Russian rebels kidnap more U.S. journalists amid fresh unrest in east Ukraine. 'Do you know the things America has been doing here?' (Buzzfeed) 05/02/2014
  • More Than 40 People Killed During Violent Clashes In Ukraines Odessa (Buzzfeed) 05/02/2014
  • Dozens Dead in Odessa as New Violence Spreads to Southern Ukraine (Mashable) 05/02/2014
  • This Is What Happened in Ukraine Today (Mashable) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine: Views from the people of Moscow (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/02/2014
  • Dozens killed in Odessa fire amid clashes (VIDEO) (BBC) 05/02/2014
  • Russia denies saboteurs tried to cross Ukraine border -report (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Political fever rises as Ukraine breaks apart (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Russia, West accuse each other of hypocrisy on Ukraine (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Obama, Merkel vow broader Russian sanctions if Ukraine election derailed (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Insurgents shoot down 2 Ukraine helicopters [Slovyansk] (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Journalists covering Ukraine detained, then freed (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Obama: Ukraine moving to restore order in the east (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Obama, Merkel threaten broader Russia sanctions (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine: Many insurgents killed in Slovyansk (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Police: 31 dead in protest-linked Odessa fire (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Security Council holds emergency Ukraine meeting ['Russia ... has released bands of thugs on Ukraine ... and is suddenly discovering this mixture might escape its control,' French ambassador Gerard Araud said.] (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • US, Germany warn Putin not to disrupt Ukraine vote (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • OSCE media freedom representative deeply troubled by continuing deterioration of journalists safety in Eastern Ukraine (OSCE) 05/02/2014
  • How Russian Media Turned Construction Site Into 'Concentration Camp' (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • Tensions High After Ukraine Launches Slovyansk Offensive (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • Obama: Russia Directly Supports Ukrainian Separatists (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • Clashes In Odesa Leave Dozens Dead (RFE/RL) 05/02/2014
  • Highlights of State Department and USAID Efforts to Support Press and Media Freedom (State.gov) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine, U.S. Economy To Be Focus Of Gold Market Near 200-Day Average (Forbes) 05/02/2014
  • John Kerry: Commemorating World Press Freedom Day (State.gov) 05/02/2014
  • Press Statement: Tragic Loss of Life in Odesa (State.gov) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine offensive sparks deadly clashes in Odessa (Washington Post/AP) 05/02/2014
  • OSCE Chief Monitor calls for end to violence in Ukraine (OSCE) 05/02/2014
  • Ukrainian Jewish mayor who survived assassination attempt recovering in Haifa hospital (Jerusalem Post) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine has been and remains committed to the implementation of the agreements reached at the meeting of heads of the foreign policy offices of Ukraine, Russia, EU and the United States in Geneva on 17 April 2014 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine) 05/02/2014
  • Timothy Ash: Ukraine's intensive day (Kyiv Post) 05/02/2014
  • One man shot dead in clashes in Ukraine's Odessa - police (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Russia calls for emergency UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine as tensions soar (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine says Russian 'saboteurs' attempted to cross border (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • UKRAINE'S ACTING PRESIDENT SAYS RUSSIAN 'ARMED SABOTEURS' ATTEMPTED TO CROSS INTO UKRAINE OVERNIGHT, WERE PUSHED BACK BY UKRAINIAN BORDER TROOPS (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Real, Russian and Neo-Nazi (KHPG) 05/02/2014
  • Dzhemilev denied entry to Russia [Crimean Tatar leader banned from Crimea, now cannot enter Russia] (Kyiv Post) 05/02/2014
  • Maxim Eristavi: #Odessa live: Explosions, ppl are breaking pavement for bricks to fight, preparing Molotovs (Twitter) 05/02/2014
  • Book on Persecution of Ukrainian Catholics under Soviet regime published in English (RISU) 05/02/2014
  • How much are Americans willing to get involved in Ukraine? (BBC) 05/02/2014
  • Pro-Russian activists attack journalists in Kharkiv (KHPG) 05/02/2014
  • Sloviansk rebels down army helicopters (BBC) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine attacks rebel city, helicopter shot down (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Pro-Russian rebels seize railway post near Ukraine's Donetsk, halt trains (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Pro-Russian rebels leave prosecutor's office, TV centre in Ukraine's Luhansk (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Kremlin says Kiev will be held responsible for 'punitive operation' (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • EU says watching events in eastern Ukraine with growing concern (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Russian foreign ministry tells West to halt 'destructive' Ukraine policy (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Soccer-Ukrainian championship results and standings (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • NATO allies must step up defense spending, U.S. defense chief says (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine denies Russian blame over Geneva deal, accuses Moscow (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Rebels down Ukraine helicopters, Putin denounces city assault (Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Gunfire, blasts in insurgent-held Ukraine city (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • NATO official: Russia undermining global security (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Kremlin sends envoy to Ukraine's restive east (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • 3 killed in Ukraine offensive near Slovyansk (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Obama, Merkel to display unity against Russia (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine strikes at east; 2 helicopters shot down (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Hagel: Europe faces 'bracing new realities' (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • DESPITE RUSSIA CRISIS, UKRAINE HOPEFUL FOR FUTURE (Yahoo/AP) 05/02/2014
  • Can Radek Sikorski Save Europe? (Foreign Policy) 05/02/2014
  • The country's gangsters who are turning underworld might into upperworld power (Foreign Policy) 05/02/2014
  • Gunfire, heavy detonations heard near Ukraine rebel town [Slavyansk] (Yahoo/AFP) 05/02/2014
  • Pro-Russia Separatists Shoot Down Helicopters; Ukraine Crisis Deepens (Mashable) 05/02/2014
  • Putins American Toady at 'The Nation' Gets Even Toadier (New Republic) 05/02/2014
  • Where are Ukraine's missing billions? (News Republic/Reuters) 05/02/2014
  • Ukraine moves to retake key city from pro-Russia insurgents as Moscow warns diplomacy 'effectively destroyed' (CBS) 05/02/2014
  • Clarissa Ward, CBS News crew held by pro-Russia militants as Ukraine military moves on Slavyansk [now released] (CBS) 05/02/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received up until 30 April 2014, 19:00 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/02/2014
  • . . / Fighting in Odesa, blasts heard. Pro-Ukrainian demonstrator killed by separatists (Hromadske TV) 05/02/2014

  • Op-Ed: What Vladimir Putin chooses not to know about Russian history (Los Angeles Times) 05/01/2014
  • John Kerry: On the Occasion of Poland's Constitution Day (State.gov) 05/01/2014
  • Ukraines May Day Danger (National Review) 05/01/2014
  • Ukraine PM warns of most dangerous 10 days [Financial Times] (CNBC) 05/01/2014
  • Few Russians Travel Abroad and Rubles Decline is Cutting Their Number Still Further (Window on Eurasia) 05/01/2014
  • In Pursuit of Stability, Putin is Turning Against Private Sector, Gontmakher Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/01/2014
  • Moscow Will Face a Partisan War if It Moves Deeper into Ukraine, Shukhevich Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/01/2014
  • Few Russians Travel Abroad and Rubles Decline is Cutting Their Number Still Further (Window on Eurasia) 05/01/2014
  • In Pursuit of Stability, Putin is Turning Against Private Sector, Gontmakher Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/01/2014
  • Moscow Will Face a Partisan War if It Moves Deeper into Ukraine, Shukhevich Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/01/2014
  • Ukraine PM warns of most dangerous 10 days [Financial Times] (CNBC) 05/01/2014
  • Ukraine PM warns of most dangerous 10 days [Financial Times] (CNBC) 05/01/2014
  • Moscow Will Face a Partisan War if It Moves Deeper into Ukraine, Shukhevich Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/01/2014
  • In Pursuit of Stability, Putin is Turning Against Private Sector, Gontmakher Says (Window on Eurasia) 05/01/2014
  • Few Russians Travel Abroad and Rubles Decline is Cutting Their Number Still Further (Window on Eurasia) 05/01/2014
  • Russia now an adversary, NATO official says (CBS/AP) 05/01/2014
  • Kharkiv's Ragged Self-Defense Units Prepare For Russian Confrontation (Vice News) 05/01/2014
  • A Glowing Russia Resurrects Soviet-Era Parade After Crimea Conquest (Mashable) 05/01/2014
  • War of Words in Ukraine (Deutsche Welle) 05/01/2014
  • Russia Is Weaponizing Jedi Mind Tricks (Vice News) 05/01/2014
  • NATO Expansion: The Source of Russia's Anger? (National Interest) 05/01/2014
  • Beyond Crimea: What Vladimir Putin Really Wants (World Affairs Journal) 05/01/2014
  • Kinofest NYC 2014 Film Festival in New York, May 9-11 (KinofestNYC.com) 05/01/2014
  • Ukraine renews military draft as unrest intensifies (Yahoo/AP) 05/01/2014
  • How does Europe wean itself off Russian gas? (BBC) 05/01/2014
  • Anne Applebaum: Can the West find the energy to deter Russia? (Washington Post) 05/01/2014
  • Ukraine detains Russian military attache for spying (Yahoo/Reuters) 05/01/2014
  • Ukraine's government loses more ground after violent clash in Donetsk (Kyiv Post) 05/01/2014
  • VIDEO: Part 1 of 5, Russia as a Regional Actor Post the Ukraine Crisis (Frivarld Magasin) 05/01/2014
  • Who's Behind Separatism in the Donbas? (Ukrainian Week) 05/01/2014
  • Donetsk Dispatch: City Looks To Victory Day With Trepidation (RFE/RL) 05/01/2014
  • Lithuanian FM Says Ukraine Has Duty to Halt Separatists (RFE/RL) 05/01/2014
  • Freedom House Warns Press Freedom 'Lowest In A Decade' (RFE/RL) 05/01/2014
  • Freedom of the Press 2014. Press Freedom at the Lowest Level in a Decade (Freedom House) 05/01/2014
  • Kremlin Says Germany's Merkel Asks Putin To Help Release OSCE Observers (RFE/RL) 05/01/2014
  • Ukrainian Separatists Will Hold Own Vote (RFE/RL) 05/01/2014
  • Viktor Yanukovych's Secret Hunting Lodge (RFE/RL) 05/01/2014
  • WHERE YANUKOVYCH AND HIS RICH HUNTING BUDDIES HUNG OUT (YanukovychLeaks.org) 05/01/2014
  • May Day Celebrants Fill Moscow's Red Square (RFE/RL) 05/01/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine - based on information received up until 29 April 2014, 19:00 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 05/01/2014
  • This Is The Most Important Fact About Ukraine Right Now (Business Insider) 05/01/2014
  • Comparison of xenophobia in Ukraine and in Russia (KHPG) 05/01/2014
  • Widow of murdered deputy leaves Horlivka (KHPG) 05/01/2014
  • CEC: The presidential elections will not be stopped (KHPG) 05/01/2014
  • Anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Ukraine during April 2014 (KHPG) 05/01/2014
  • Pro-Russians seize Donetsk prosecutor's office (BBC) 05/01/2014
  • Political analysts: The West will recognize presidential election even if it doesn't take place in all regions, Russia wont (Ukrainian Week) 05/01/2014
  • Russian flags fill May Day rally in Donetsk (BBC) 05/01/2014
  • Dmytro Firtash, Ukraine oligarch, protests innocence (BBC) 05/01/2014
  • Meeting the little green men (BBC) 05/01/2014
  • Putin Demands Ukraine Pull Forces From Southeast (The New York Times) 05/01/2014
  • Ukraine Says That Militants Won the East (The New York Times) 05/01/2014
  • Russias Weimar Syndrome (The New York Times) 05/01/2014
  • ² / VIDEO For the Soviets, a performance of Swan Lake signaled the demise of the next communist leader. With tanks in the background, these four ballerinas in Odesa perform the Dance of the Little Swans, predicting the fall of Putin (YouTube) 05/01/2014
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