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  • WHO IS THE MAN WHO FEARS WE COULD BE ON THE EVE OF 'WORLD WAR III'? [Hilarion Alfeyev, 48, a Russian Orthodox bishop who acts as the 'foreign minister' of his Church] (Breitbart) 08/31/2014
  • We need to tell the truth about what Russia is doing in Ukraine. Nato must face up to the realities of Putins war of aggression in eastern Europe and take material steps to support Ukraine. By Wesley Clark (The Guardian) 08/31/2014
  • Ukrainian Woman, Held Up to Public Abuse, Is Released (New York Times) 08/31/2014
  • Putin Urges Statehood Talks for Eastern Ukraine (New York Times) 08/31/2014
  • Separatists claim first attack on Ukrainian ship [+VIDEO] (Daily Telegraph) 08/31/2014
  • Putin calls for talks about 'statehood' in eastern Ukraine [+VIDEO] (Washington Post) 08/31/2014
  • Fears of massacre after accusations Russians reneged on safe passage for Ukrainian forces. Ukrainian forces said pro-Putin forces went back on a promise to allow them to leave encircled town (Daily Telegraph) 08/31/2014
  • Ukraine Loses Ground to Russian-Backed Rebels Ahead of Cease-Fire Talks. Russia, Ukraine Swap Captured Soldiers; EU Cool to Military Aid for Kiev (Wall Street Journal) 08/31/2014
  • Russians Get Creative With Ukraine Protests Despite Danger (NBC) 08/31/2014
  • Ukrainian cargo plane with seven on board crashes in Algeria: ministry (Reuters) 08/31/2014
  • After Crimea, Russian Germans Press for Restoration of Their Republic (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • Russia Stands at the Brink of Catastrophe, Russian Anti-War Movement Warns (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • Belarus has a Name and It Isnt Belorussia, Russian Court Told (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • Moscow Views Donetsk and Luhansk as Surety Against Ukraine Joining NATO, Lukin Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • Nazarbayev Says Kazakhstan Could Leave Putins Eurasian Union (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • Putin Needs Not Victory but War Itself, Kruglyakovsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • Putin Accepts Only Imperial-Militarist Component of Soviet Inheritance, Shtepa Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • Top US senator urges weapons for Ukraine to fight 'invasion' [Robert Menendez] (Yahoo/AFP) 08/31/2014
  • As Ukrainian troops retreat, separatists celebrate new offensive (Yahoo/AFP) 08/31/2014
  • Russia's Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/31/2014
  • Mariupol residents form human chain against Russian aggression (KHPG) 08/31/2014
  • Putins Suppression of Tatarstan Sovereignty has Cost Every Tatar 70,000 US Dollars in Income (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • Putin Adopts Hitlers Stab in the Back Theory for Defeat in World War I (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • Russian Neo-Nazis Fighting for Moscow in Ukraine, Ukrainian Jewish Leader Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/31/2014
  • OP-ED: Arm Ukraine or Surrender. By BEN JUDAH (The New York Times) 08/31/2014
  • Putin Threatens Nuclear War Over Ukraine (The Daily Beast) 08/31/2014
  • Vladimir Putin Isnt Going To Stop. Wreaking havoc in Ukraine is just the beginning. (Buzzfeed) 08/31/2014
  • Menendez: US should provide arms to Ukraine to fight Russian invasion (The Hill) 08/31/2014
  • The Economist explains Who the Ukrainian rebels are (The Economist) 08/31/2014
  • Obama seeks to reassure jittery NATO members after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Estonia speech to reaffirm U.S. commitment to treaty obligations amid Vladimir Putin aggression (Washington Times) 08/31/2014
  • Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine. Russian president raises stakes in Ukraine conflict, calling for talks on secession of pro-Moscow regions. (Al Jazeera) 08/31/2014
  • Pro-Russian Separatists Attack Ukrainian Military Ship [VIDEO] (International Business Times) 08/31/2014

  • Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains (Yahoo/AP) 08/30/2014
  • Opinion: Garry Kasparov: Its a War, Stupid! (TIME) 08/30/2014
  • Britain to spearhead 10,000-strong Nato rapid reaction force with mission to halt Putin's 'Tsarist expansionism' (Daily Mail) 08/30/2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 29 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/30/2014
  • Germany's Merkel: EU gives Russia 1 week to scale back Ukraine intervention or face sanctions (Yahoo/AP) 08/30/2014
  • Interview: Will A Tusk Presidency Help EU Look East? (RFE/RL) 08/30/2014
  • Russian Politician Beaten After Reporting Soldiers' Funerals (RFE/RL) 08/30/2014
  • Chechens Now Fighting On Both Sides In Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/30/2014
  • Putin: You better not come after a nuclear-armed Russia (CNN) 08/30/2014
  • Putin Lashes Out at Ukraine Over Failure of Talks. Ukraine Retreats in Effort to Isolate Rebel Stronghold. Pro-Russia Separatists Advance in East as Preparations Build for Clashes Near Southern Port (Wall Street Journal) 08/30/2014
  • EU leaders try to defuse Ukraine crisis as fears over war grow (The Guardian) 08/30/2014
  • Ukraine's Success Rooted in an Atlanta Connection (The New York Times) 08/30/2014
  • Mr Putins wake-up call. The Western alliance is responding better to Russian aggression in Ukraine. But there is more to do (The Economist) 08/30/2014
  • War, not peace. The evidence of Russian incursions into eastern Ukraine becomes ever clearer (The Economist) 08/30/2014
  • Russian authorities must end impunity for attacks on journalists, says OSCE Representative following another attack in Pskov (OSCE) 08/30/2014

  • Poroshenko: Russian troops have entered (Ukrainian Journal) 08/29/2014
  • Government to transfer $340 million to NBU to prop up hryvnia (Ukrainian Journal) 08/29/2014
  • Croatia to supply 14 military transport helicopters to Ukraine (Ukrainian Journal) 08/29/2014
  • Spot Report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM): SMM establishment of advance team in Mariupol, 28 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/29/2014
  • Ukraines sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected by all sides and at all times, says Chair (OSCE) 08/29/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 28 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/29/2014
  • Who'll Win the Fight Between Russia and Ukraine? Maybe China (VICE News) 08/29/2014
  • Ukraine wants weapons, does not expect NATO intervention: envoy (Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • NATO Says It Would Respect Any Ukraine Decision to Try to Join Alliance (Wall Street Journal) 08/29/2014
  • Is Russia Suited for Democracy? By Vladimir Kara-Murza (World Affairs Journal) 08/29/2014
  • Podcast: What Does Putin Want? [Sean Guillory, social media coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies and author of Sean's Russia Blog; and Alexander Motyl, a professor at Rutgers University-Newary and author of numerous books on post-Soviet affairs.] (RFE/RL) 08/29/2014
  • Putin's Plan? Or Kremlin Chaos? (RFE/RL) 08/29/2014
  • There's A Word For What's Going On In Ukraine... But What Is It? (RFE/RL) 08/29/2014
  • Op-ed: Vladimir Putins rusty iron curtain. Vladimir Putin is isolating Russia by bullying Ukraine and dragging his country into a ruinous, long-term confrontation with far superior military and economic powers. (Toronto Star) 08/29/2014
  • Europe filling gas storage facilities as Russian cutoff threat looms (Ukrainian Journal) 08/29/2014
  • NATO Chief Accuses Russia Of 'Direct' Military Involvement In Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/29/2014
  • Dutch prosecutor in Ukraine for crash inquiry (Yahoo/AP) 08/29/2014
  • Ukraine ready to decide future of Crimea's Scythian gold (Interfax-Russia) 08/29/2014
  • Putin expects recognition of Crimea as part of Russia to take long time (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/29/2014
  • Russia Demands Ukraine Release Embassy Employees Held On Weapons Charges (RFE/RL) 08/29/2014
  • Iryna Dovhan, the woman humiliated by terrorists in Donetsk, has been released [Dozhd TV] (Euromaidan Press) 08/29/2014
  • Russian aggression against Ukraine and its punishment (legal analysis) [RFE/RL] (Euromaidan Press) 08/29/2014
  • How the Association Agreement with the EU affects Ukrainian trademarks (Euromaidan Press) 08/29/2014
  • NATO Secretary General statement after the extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission (NATO) 08/29/2014
  • Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers (Yahoo/AP) 08/29/2014
  • EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions (Yahoo/AP) 08/29/2014
  • UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians (Yahoo/AP) 08/29/2014
  • Obama cautions against using force to solve crises (Yahoo/AP) 08/29/2014
  • Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions. $10 billion Russian fund with US advisers, partners complicates West's sanctions over Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/29/2014
  • Relatives of Russian Soldiers Captured by Ukraine Demand Answers (The New York Times) 08/29/2014
  • Putin Commends Separatist Militias in Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/29/2014
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership (NPR) 08/29/2014
  • Russia Denies It's Directly Aiding Pro-Russian Separatists. Russia's government says any Russians who may be in Ukraine are volunteers. For a Russian perspective, David Greene talks to Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of the journal, Russia In Global Affairs. [BRAMA: Lukyanov says that Russia wants Ukraine to know that it cannot win this war.] (NPR) 08/29/2014
  • Russia Moves More Troops Across Ukraine Border, NATO Says. David Greene talks to Alexander Vershbow, deputy secretary general of NATO, about Russian military advances into Ukraine. The NATO-Ukraine Commission held an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday. (NPR) 08/29/2014
  • NATO tells Russia to halt 'illegal' actions in Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/29/2014
  • Russia warns of high risk to gas deliveries to Europe this winter (Yahoo/AFP) 08/29/2014
  • Putin hails Ukraine separatists as NATO holds crisis talks (Yahoo/AFP) 08/29/2014
  • UN chief 'gravely concerned' as Ukraine death toll hits 2,600 (Yahoo/AFP) 08/29/2014
  • Death toll in Ukraine fighting hits 2,593 - U.N. human rights official (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • On Russian troops in Ukraine, honesty is not everyone's best policy (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Ukraine seeks NATO membership in response to Russia joining war (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • NATO's Rasmussen-Russia blatantly violating Ukraine's sovereignty (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Pulev accuses Klitschko of feigning injury (Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Russia says open to gas talks with Ukraine, offers discount (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Ten Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern conflict in past 24 hours (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Putin says Kiev's refusal to negotiate with separatists is problem (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Canadian, Russian diplomats trade jibes over Ukraine dispute (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Russia's Putin says Ukrainian operations in east reminiscent of Nazi siege (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Ukraine in critical need of second IMF aid tranche - PM (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • EU says Moscow must stop aiding separatists in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Ukrainian PM says government will work for membership of NATO (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Russia says no proof that its military fighting in eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Russia urges Ukraine to store more gas for winter (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Khodorkovsky says Moscow lying about Ukraine, urges protests (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Ukraine says Moscow corridor move shows Kremlin control of separatists (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Separatists say will allow 'trapped' Ukrainian forces to withdraw (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Eastern Ukraine rebel leader agrees to let encircled Ukraine troops leave (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Opinion: Putin's war 2.0 in Ukraine. Russia's decision to wage war against Ukraine can no longer be denied. That forces Europe's hand and will lead to more sanctions, writes DW's Ingo Mannteufel. (Deutsche Welle) 08/29/2014
  • NATO releases satellite imagery showing Russian combat troops inside Ukraine (NATO) 08/29/2014
  • Moscow Blacklists Russian NGO Office That Announced Soldiers' Deaths In Ukraine. Now 'foreign agents'. (RFE/RL) 08/29/2014
  • Movie about Cardinal Husar and His Classmates to Be Released in September (RISU) 08/29/2014
  • Gazprom monopoly broken in Moldova (EurActiv) 08/29/2014
  • Moscow Military Review Lists Seven Probable Targets in Novorossiya (Window on Eurasia) 08/29/2014
  • Putin Commits Himself to Novorossiya (Window on Eurasia) 08/29/2014
  • Russia Lacks Resources for Occupation of Eastern Ukraine, Moscow Military Expert Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/29/2014
  • Russian Invasion Underscores Putins Failure in Ukraine, MGIMO Professor Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/29/2014
  • Buddhist Cossacks to Restore Tsarist-Era Unit to Fight in Ukraine (Window on Eurasia) 08/29/2014
  • The Russian Invasion and Deaths Putin didnt mention (KHPG) 08/29/2014
  • Mariupol: Putin get out! (KHPG) 08/29/2014
  • NATO not against Ukraine's accession - Rasmussen (Ukrinform) 08/29/2014
  • Government tables in parliament bill cancelling Ukraine's non-aligned NATO status - Yatseniuk (Ukrinform) 08/29/2014
  • Ukrainian journalists burst from encirclement near Ilovaisk. Photos (Ukrinform) 08/29/2014
  • Putin publicly gave order to terrorists - Security & Defense Council (Ukrinform) 08/29/2014
  • All miners lifted from Zasiadko mine (Ukrinform) 08/29/2014
  • Ukraine LiveBlog Day 193: Putin Appeals to Militia of Novorossiya (The Interpreter) 08/29/2014
  • Opinion: Is the U.S. Enabling Putin's Invasion? (The Daily Beast) 08/29/2014
  • Obama Says Russia's 'Invasion' of Ukraine Not a Shift (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/29/2014
  • Russian Foreign Ministry Accuses Kiev of Detaining Embassy Employees (The Moscow Times) 08/29/2014
  • Putin: Ukrainian government should not fear federalization [BRAMA: But Russia fears federalization!] (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/29/2014
  • Ukraine Regroups As Russia Attacks (Infographic) (Kyiv Post) 08/29/2014

  • U.N. Security Council Meeting on Ukraine-Russia Conflict (VIDEO) ['reports that close to 1,000 Russian troops had entered Ukraine. NATO released satellite images showing additional evidence that Russian combat solders were operating inside Ukraine.'] (C-Span) 08/28/2014
  • Has Russia waged a war in eastern Ukraine? Chrystia Freeland, a member of the Canadian Parliament who is of Ukrainian descent, weighs in (VIDEO) (Al Jazeera) 08/28/2014
  • New Book Tells How Russia Took Crimea So Easily (The Moscow Times) 08/28/2014
  • Obama rules out military response to Russian moves in Ukraine (Los Angeles Times) 08/28/2014
  • Kiev Releases Names of Blacklisted Russian Journalists (The Moscow Times) 08/28/2014
  • Op-ed: NATO must stand up to Putins threat to invade Ukraine (Washington Post) 08/28/2014
  • Why Russia Wants the Federalization of Ukraine. By Alexander Motyl (Huffington Post) 08/28/2014
  • A Few Brave Russians Protest Invasion Of Southeast Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/28/2014
  • Hockey star Alex Ovechkin takes Putin's side in the Ukraine war (Vox) 08/28/2014
  • RUSSIA CONTINUES TO TRANSFER ITS FORCES ACROSS THE BORDER TO UKRAINE IN SPITE OF THE MINSK MEETING (Burkonews.info) 08/28/2014
  • How to Stop Putins War in Ukraine - Steven Pifer (Politico) 08/28/2014
  • Comment by Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on the invasion of Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine (Website) 08/28/2014
  • Putin's End-Game: Expansion or Self-Destruction? (Mashable) 08/28/2014
  • The very scary word in Putin's new statement on the Ukraine crisis: Novorossiya. By Max Fisher (Vox) 08/28/2014
  • Boots on the ground. President Obama firmly rules out U.S. military action, as NATO details how Russian troops are definitely inside Ukraines borders. Chris Hayes has the very latest. (VIDEO) (MSNBC) 08/28/2014
  • McCain and Graham on Russia's invasion of Ukraine (Press release) (Website) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine leader, after key loss to separatists, says situation 'difficult but controllable' (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine to bring back compulsory military service: Ukraine defense council (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Exclusive - Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in single Ukraine battle - Russian rights activists (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Russia moves will boost NATO leaders' resolve at summit: Canada (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Wall Street loses ground on Ukraine worry (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Canada blocking NATO pledge for more defence spending -sources (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Obama stops short of calling Russia actions in Ukraine an invasion (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • U.S. openly accuses Russia of sending combat troops to Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Russian troops 'directly involved' in Ukraine conflict (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • US rebukes Russia: 'Stop lying about Ukraine' (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • Army wives urge Russia to come clean on soldiers in Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • 'The audacity of taupe': Obama suit creates sartorial stir (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • Obama accuses Russia, says no US military action in Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • Obama leads condemnation as West rounds on Russia (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • Romania, Moldova, Georgia 'alarmed' about Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/28/2014
  • Obama says he'll meet next month at White House with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (Yahoo/AP) 08/28/2014
  • UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis (Yahoo/AP) 08/28/2014
  • A look at US, European sanctions on Russia (Yahoo/AP) 08/28/2014
  • Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia (Yahoo/AP) 08/28/2014
  • Obama Urges Calm in Face of Crises in Ukraine and Syria (The New York Times) 08/28/2014
  • The Other Big Mac Index. Russia Goes to War With McDonalds, Soviet Style. By Masha Gessen (The New York Times) 08/28/2014
  • Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/28/2014
  • Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia (NPR) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine Leader Says Huge Loads of Arms Pour in From Russia (The New York Times) 08/28/2014
  • Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet (Yahoo/AP) 08/28/2014
  • Webcast: Ukraine - Security Council, 7253rd meeting (VIDEO) (United Nations) 08/28/2014
  • UN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis (Yahoo/AP) 08/28/2014
  • Op-ed: Putin Marches Ahead. He plays Merkel and Obama for naifs as he grabs more of Ukraine. (The Wall Street Journal) 08/28/2014
  • Op-ed: Putin's Popularity Masks an Uncomfortable Reality (The Moscow Times) 08/28/2014
  • Russia's Ruble Plunges to Historical Low Over Ukraine Tensions (The Moscow Times) 08/28/2014
  • Freezing The Donbas (RFE/RL) 08/28/2014
  • Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine (OSCE) 08/28/2014
  • Russian Invasion: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenkos address to the nation (VIDEO) (Ukraine Today) 08/28/2014
  • Muslim school head fined for extremist literature in Crimea ['(B)ooks in the library which are on Russias substantial list of prohibited books.'] (KHPG) 08/28/2014
  • BREMMER: Putin Has Now Cornered Ukraine And Its President (Yahoo/Business Insider) 08/28/2014
  • Polish foreign minister calls Russia's moves in Ukraine 'aggression' [Sikorski] (Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Russia Wants Say in EU-Ukraine Association Deal (The Moscow Times) 08/28/2014
  • Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance (Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • UPDATED Russian tanks enter Ukraine, fire missiles at border post (CBC/AP) 08/28/2014
  • UN Security Council holds emergency session on Ukraine (CTV/AP) 08/28/2014
  • OSCE Envoys Argue Over Reports of Russian Invasion of Ukraine (OSCE) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: T-72 tank shoots hole in Russian denial (BBC) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine asks for large-scale military aid from EU (Ukrinform) 08/28/2014
  • Klimkin proposes holding NATO session in Kyiv and OSCE meeting in Mariupol (Ukrinform) 08/28/2014
  • Yatseniuk asks West to convene urgent UN and OSCE meeting (Ukrinform) 08/28/2014
  • Switzerland convenes urgent OSCE Permanent Council meeting on Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/28/2014
  • Pyatt says more Russian troops in eastern Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine: 2 tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/28/2014
  • Russian armored columns said to capture key Ukrainian town (Washington Post) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine security spokesman says 2 columns of tanks from Russia have entered strategic town (Yahoo/CP) 08/28/2014
  • EXCLUSIVE: Kyiv asks EU summit to discuss Ukraine (EurActiv) 08/28/2014
  • EU calls on Russia to stop 'border hostilities' (VIDEO) (EurActiv) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine Declares Russian Invasion as Sanctions Threat Raised (Bloomberg) 08/28/2014
  • Russia 'has invaded' Ukraine: President (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of launching invasion (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Lithuania says reports of Russia troops in Ukraine an obvious invasion (Baltic Times) 08/28/2014
  • EU 'extremely concerned' by escalation of Ukraine crisis (La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno) 08/28/2014
  • Invasion Fears Spread as Thousands of Russian Troops Move Into Ukraine (Gawker) 08/28/2014
  • Exclusive - Armoured column seen in south Russia near border with Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine leader says Russian forces are in the country as key town falls (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Russian troops 'directly' involved in Ukraine conflict: US, Kiev (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • Rights adviser to Putin says Russia 'invading' Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine: Russia Has 'Entered' The Country (+VIDEO) (Yahoo/Sky News) 08/28/2014
  • U.S., Russians Try Track Two Diplomacy As Relations Hit A New Low (AUDIO) (NPR) 08/28/2014
  • Russian forces, separatists are staging counter-offensive in east Ukraine - Ukraine security council (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine: Russia Is Invading (The Daily beast) 08/28/2014
  • Russian Moms Denounce Putins Not-So-Secret Ukraine Invasion (The Daily beast) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 192: Novoazovsk Occupied As Yatsenyuk Calls For Emergency UNSC Meeting (The Interpreter) 08/28/2014
  • +++Live updates: Russian troops reportedly in eastern Ukraine+++ (Deutsche Welle) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of bringing in troops [was: Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Government to support hryvnia by replenishing NBU reserves by $340 mln (Ukrinform) 08/28/2014
  • Eurasia Drilling warns of sanctions impact in Russia (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Oettinger says EU's Russian gas via Ukraine probably safe (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • EU seeks to secure winter gas supply in Ukraine crisis: Oettinger (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Ukrainian PM Yatseniuk asks U.S., EU and G7 to freeze Russian assets (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine, Russian debt selloff deepens on troop movement reports (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Russian village's graves may tie Kremlin to fighting in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • More than 1,000 Russian troops operating in Ukraine - NATO military officer (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine rebel leader says targeting strategic port [Alexander Zakharchenko] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine's OSCE envoy says Russian forces seized city [Novoazovsk] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • 'Ukraine invasion' fears send ruble to five-month low (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • 300 miners trapped at Zasiadko mine due to fighting in Donetsk (Ukrinform) 08/28/2014
  • President Poroshenko's address on the aggravation of the situation in Donetsk region (VIDEO) (President.gov.ua) 08/28/2014
  • Separatist Leader Says Thousands of Russians Have Fought in Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/28/2014
  • Poroshenko Convenes Emergency Meeting, Says Russian Troops In Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/28/2014
  • Russian Court Orders Psychiatric Examination For Ukrainian Officer (RFE/RL) 08/28/2014
  • President of Ukraine and Chancellor of Germany discussed further international steps on de-escalation of the situation in the Donbas (President.gov.ua) 08/28/2014
  • President cancelled his visit to Turkey and urgently convenes the NSDC meeting (President.gov.ua) 08/28/2014
  • 10 Things to Know for Today [The attack along a new southeastern front raises the prospect that the rebels are seeking to create a land link between Russia and Crimea.] (Yahoo/AP) 08/28/2014
  • Russian-backed separatists enter southeast Ukraine town (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Russian-backed separatists take high point east of Donetsk - Ukrainian military source (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Russia says military planning will take account of NATO moves on borders (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Finland accuses Russia of third airspace breach in a week (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014
  • Parents anguish over captured soldiers lays bare Russias covert war in Ukraine. Families of paratroopers plead for Kremlin to return their sons, saying they were led into trouble like blind mice (Daily Telegraph) 08/28/2014
  • U.S. Says Russian Denials Over Ukraine 'absurd' (Fox/MarketWatch) 08/28/2014
  • NATO: Russia role in Ukraine is increasingly overt (MarketWatch) 08/28/2014
  • JPMorgan 'targeted by Russian hackers' (Yahoo/AFP) 08/28/2014
  • Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks (NPR) 08/28/2014
  • Moscow Patriarchates Position Crumbling in Ukraine (Window on Eurasia) 08/28/2014
  • NATO: Russian incursions into Ukraine take overt and obvious form (EurActiv) 08/28/2014
  • Ukraine, beware of the West (EurActiv) 08/28/2014
  • Wests Chamberlains of Today Will Soon Face a Larger War than the One in Ukraine, Russian Observer Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/28/2014
  • Russias Military Mobilization System Just as Ineffective as Ukraines, Moscow Commentator Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/28/2014
  • Putin Can Deny But No Longer Conceal Hes Invaded Ukraine (Window on Eurasia) 08/28/2014
  • After Crimea, West Now Believes Russia is Capable of Anything, Gontmakher Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/28/2014
  • Moscow Evacuates Factory from Ukraine to Chuvashia (Window on Eurasia) 08/28/2014
  • Luhansk factory moved to Russia amid violence (PressTV) 08/28/2014
  • Putin May Not Get His Single History Textbook (Window on Eurasia) 08/28/2014
  • Russian Resolution of a Russian-manufactured Crisis (KHPG) 08/28/2014
  • Nadiya Savchenko: Yanukovych fell, so will Putin (KHPG) 08/28/2014
  • Russian NGO has list of 400 killed or wounded Russian soldiers (KHPG) 08/28/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 27 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/28/2014
  • Ukrainians in London raise money for their homelands army on Independence Day (Kyiv Post) 08/28/2014
  • IMF says Ukraine on track with conditions of loan programme (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/28/2014

  • Russian reporters 'attacked at secret soldier burials' (BBC) 08/27/2014
  • Is Russia really invading Ukraine? Ukraine says Russia has launched military incursions and the State Dept. says a counteroffensive is likely under way. Adrian Karatnycky and William Taylor on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (VIDEO) (MSNBC) 08/27/2014
  • Pro-Russia Forces Gain Ground as Ukraines Volunteer Battalions Decry Kiev Leaders (VICE News) 08/27/2014
  • NATO Isn't Arming Ukraine, Just Like Russia Isn't Fighting There (VICE News) 08/27/2014
  • Russia Says It Will Respond To NATO Troop Rotations In East (RFE/RL) 08/27/2014
  • Video of Combat in Eastern Ukraine Adds to Worries in Kiev (The New York Times) 08/27/2014
  • Reporting on the Front Lines in Ukraine. By Andrew Kramer (The New York Times) 08/27/2014
  • Canadas delegation to NATO mocks Russia with snarky tweet over Ukrainian incursion (National Post) 08/27/2014
  • Putin and Poroshenko hold talks in Minsk (Ukrainian Journal) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine video purports to show Russian POWs captured alongside rebels (Ukrainian Journal) 08/27/2014
  • UN report accuses pro-Russian separatists of human rights abuses (Ukrainian Journal) 08/27/2014
  • Poroshenko thanks German chancellor for her support of Ukraine (Ukrainian Journal) 08/27/2014
  • Weekly update from the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk, 20 August until 08:00, 27 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/27/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 26 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/27/2014
  • OSCE Representative condemns attacks on journalists in Russia, calls on authorities for swift and thorough investigations (OSCE) 08/27/2014
  • Battle for Ukraine's southeast coast heats up (Yahoo/AP) 08/27/2014
  • Bishop says Russian Orthodox are spreading Ukraine misinformation (RISU) 08/27/2014
  • Editorial: Russias new tactics of war shouldnt fool anyone (Washington Post) 08/27/2014
  • US sees 'Russia-directed' counter-offensive in Ukraine (AFP) 08/27/2014
  • Jen Psaki, Daily Press Briefing: concerned by the Russian Governments unwillingness to tell the truth even as its soldiers are found 30 miles inside Ukraine...incursions indicate a Russian-directed counteroffensive is likely underway in Donetsk and Luhansk (State.gov) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine says convoy of 100 Russian tanks have crossed into east (Daily Telegraph) 08/27/2014
  • Ukrainian Sergeant: 'This Is Now A War With Russia' (Business Insider) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine's Hryvnia Currency Continues Free Fall. Hryvnia Loses 1.7% to Trade at Weakest Level Ever Against Dollar (The Wall Street Journal) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine says its being invaded by Russia, and can you please retweet (Washington Post) 08/27/2014
  • Video of Combat in Eastern Ukraine Adds to Worries in Kiev (The New York Times) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine Reports Russian Invasion On a New Front (The New York Times) 08/27/2014
  • Roofer Gives Pro-Russian Tabloid's Money to Ukrainian Army (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Report: Russian Troops Were Paid $7,000 to Fight in Eastern Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine Won't Extradite Russian Accused of Plotting to Kill Putin (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Loose Cannons and Ukrainian Casualties. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 08/27/2014
  • Russia says not interested in confrontation, 'sanctions spiral' (Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Mayor: Rebels enter key southeast Ukrainian town Novoazovsk (Yahoo/AP) 08/27/2014
  • Klitschko set for November heavyweight title defence (Yahoo/AFP) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine says more tanks roll in from Russia despite talks (Yahoo/AFP) 08/27/2014
  • Stars flock to Venice as world's oldest film fest begins [Ukraine's Oleh Sentsov unable to make it because imprisoned by Russia] (Yahoo/AFP) 08/27/2014
  • Captive Russian paratroopers say they didn't realise they were in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Swiss outline new measures to stop bypassing of sanctions on Russia (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Russia denies it has plans to block gas transit to Europe (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine crisis forces European defense spending rethink (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Talks optimism fades as Ukraine says Russia makes new incursion (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Germany says Russia must stop flow of weapons into Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine expects 'practical help' from NATO: PM Yatseniuk (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Probably no breakthrough in Putin-Poroshenko talks, Steinmeier says (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of new military moves (Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Kiev reports movement of tanks, heavy weapons from Russia (Yahoo/AFP) 08/27/2014
  • [Kidnapped Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko at her trial in Russia:] We have no Yanukovych, and you will not have Putin soon (Ukrinform) 08/27/2014
  • Poroshenko signs decree dissolving Verkhovna Rada (Ukrinform) 08/27/2014
  • Russian helicopters invade Kherson region (Ukrinform) 08/27/2014
  • Militants shell Donetsk airport with Grad rocket launchers twice (Ukrinform) 08/27/2014
  • Artillery destroy 225 terrorists near Ilovaisk, Horlivka, Donetsk region (Ukrinform) 08/27/2014
  • Russian Journalists Attacked on Fact-Seeking Assignment About Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Putin Downplays Reports of Russian Soldiers Captured in Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • UN Human Rights Report Cites Murder, Kidnap and Torture in Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Poroshenko Eyes Ukraine Cease-Fire After 'Very Tough Talks' With Putin (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • U.S. NGO Consultant Jennifer Gaspar Deported From Russia After 10 Years [...calling her a threat to Russia's national security] (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • NATO Planning Military Bases on Russia's Doorstep (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Op-ed: Ukraine's Snap Election Won't Be a Miracle Cure (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Op-ed: The KGB and Me (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine Alleges New Russian Troop Movements Following Minsk Crisis Talks (RFE/RL) 08/27/2014
  • Official report: Russia is a threat to Bulgaria (EurActiv) 08/27/2014
  • Putin and Poroshenko shake hands, but discord prevails (EurActiv) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko vows ceasefire plan after talks with Putin (+VIDEO) (EurActiv) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Novoazovsk targeted by rebels (BBC) 08/27/2014
  • Russian reporters 'attacked at secret soldier burials' (BBC) 08/27/2014
  • For Ordinary Russians, Moscows Use of Regular Army in Ukraine Crosses a Rubicon, Mitrokhin Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/27/2014
  • If Russia is not at war, then who is in those freshly-dug graves? (KHPG) 08/27/2014
  • Veto Crimea bill or shame Ukraine (KHPG) 08/27/2014
  • Single Voices Defending Russia against the TeleJunta (KHPG) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 191: Fighting In Ilovaisk, Amvrosievka and Novoazovsk (The Interpreter) 08/27/2014
  • Opinion: Irreconcilable positions in Minsk (Deutsche Welle) 08/27/2014
  • President Poroshenko: We demand resolute actions that will bring peace to the Ukrainian land (President.gov.ua) 08/27/2014
  • Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel discussed the results of the meeting in Minsk (President.gov.ua) 08/27/2014
  • Op-ed: Is NATO a Bulwark in Need of Reform or a Relic? (The New York Times) 08/27/2014
  • ij ' ' / Bandura camp in PA sings 'For Ukraine' (VIDEO) (YouTube) 08/27/2014
  • : , , , / Kidnapped pilot Nadia Savchenko at her trial: "Thank God Yanukovych has gone [from Ukraine], I have hope that Putin will leave [from Russia]" (Hromadske TV) 08/27/2014

  • SBU: Arrested Communist Party Members from Donbas Are Providing Evidence of their Support for Terrorism - BurkoNews.info (Burkonews.info) 08/26/2014
  • Biden Sends A Clear Message To Putin About Georgia, As Ukraine Intervention Continues (Business Insider) 08/26/2014
  • 'Men in green' raise suspicions of east Ukrainian villagers (Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Op-ed: Helping Ukraine Is a U.S. Imperative. A good relationship with Russia is important, but not if it can break solemn promises with impunity (The Wall Street Journal) 08/26/2014
  • Groundhog Day and Putin the Predator. We know Vladimir Putin's playbook for destabilizing Ukraine. Which is why only a decisive military victory against Moscow's forces will work. BY MIKHEIL SAAKASHVILI (Foreign Policy) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine Prime Minister Says Russia Planning to Cut Off Gas to Europe (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Pentagon: Russia supplies terrorists with military hardware (Ukrinform) 08/26/2014
  • Ukrainian border guards attacked from Russian Mi-24s, four dead (Ukrinform) 08/26/2014
  • Photo posted by Maria Antonova @mashant: Putin and Poroshenko sitting about a kilometer away from each other at talks (Twitter) 08/26/2014
  • Image posted by Shaun Walker @shaunwalker7 (Moscow Correspondent of the Guardian. Views my own.): Pinched off facebook. Above: expectation, below: reality (though I'm not sure anyone really expected that) (Twitter) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Nato plans east European bases to counter Russia (The Guardian) 08/26/2014
  • Russian Paratroops in Ukraine: Lost in a Game of Thrones (Video) (The Moscow Times) 08/26/2014
  • Transcribed: the Statements of a Russian Soldier Captured in Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/26/2014
  • Poroshenko To Seek Cease-Fire After 'Tough' Talks With Putin (RFE/RL) 08/26/2014
  • Poroshenko Calls For Peaceful Solution, Strong Border Controls (VIDEO) (RFE/RL) 08/26/2014
  • Videos of Alleged Russian Soldiers in Ukraine Emerges as Minsk Meeting Ends in Stalemate (VICE News) 08/26/2014
  • Wide gaps remain as Putin and Poroshenko discuss Ukraine crisis (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 190: Russian Paratroopers Captured In Ukraine (The Interpreter) 08/26/2014
  • Poroshenko and Putin claim progress on Ukraine conflict (Deutsche Welle) 08/26/2014
  • Minister Klimkin: I am proud of the way the President held negotiations (President.gov.ua) 08/26/2014
  • Editorial: No Thaw Yet in Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/26/2014
  • Putin Talks to Ukrainian Leader as Videos Show Captured Russian Soldiers (The New York Times) 08/26/2014
  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict (Yahoo/AP) 08/26/2014
  • Russia, Ukraine talks end without major breakthrough (Yahoo/AFP) 08/26/2014
  • Seaside refuge becomes Ukraine's new front (Yahoo/AFP) 08/26/2014
  • Putin says troops may have crossed into Ukraine during border patrol (Yahoo/AFP) 08/26/2014
  • US, Russia held secret Ukraine meeting on Finnish island: Helsinki (Yahoo/AFP) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission' (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Exclusive - In Ukraine, an armoured column appears out of nowhere (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko wants strong border controls with Russia, end to arms supplies (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Putin and Poroshenko set out different paths to peace in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Russia's Putin says military escalation won't solve Ukraine crisis [BRAMA: This begs the question, why, then, is Putin escalating military incursions in Ukraine? is it because he assumes he will win outright, or is it because he believes he will eventually win by distabilizing Ukraine?] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Russian soldiers' capture clouds Putin-Poroshenko talks (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • EU's Ashton says wants Ukraine to safeguard territorial integrity (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Russian servicemen captured in Ukraine crossed border by mistake: agency [BRAMA: They also removed the insignias from their uniforms, removed all markings from their vehicles, and engaged in a battle against Ukraine's army - all by mistake] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Four border guards killed in Russian helicopter attack: military (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Five Questions Western Leaders Should Be Asking Themselves about the Crisis in Ukraine -- But Dont Appear to Be (Window on Eurasia) 08/26/2014
  • Moscow Propaganda Pushed Federalization of Ukraine and then Stopped, Media Survey Finds (Window on Eurasia) 08/26/2014
  • New Film Documents that 10 Percent of Russian Troops in World War I were Tatars (Window on Eurasia) 08/26/2014
  • Kazakhstan at Risk of Ukraines Fate if Kazakhs Push Their Language Too Hard, Nazarbayev Warns (Window on Eurasia) 08/26/2014
  • Macabre Convoy: Cargo 200 from Ukraine to Russia (KHPG) 08/26/2014
  • Mejlis calls for boycott of Crimean elections (KHPG) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine detains Russian paratroopers; U.S. ambassador warns of counteroffensive (Washington Post) 08/26/2014
  • Early elections not to prevent ratification of agreement with EU in September - Poroshenko (Ukrinform) 08/26/2014
  • Poroshenko recalls in Minsk that people have made their choice (Ukrinform) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine leader says talks with Putin 'deciding fate of world and Europe' (Focus) 08/26/2014
  • SSU detects and detains terrorists in liberated areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (SBU.gov.ua) 08/26/2014
  • Pyatt: New columns of Russian tanks crossing into Ukraine indicates Russian-directed counteroffensive (Kyiv Post) 08/26/2014
  • Election commission: Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk to vote in parliamentary elections (Kyiv Post) 08/26/2014
  • EU Case Against Russia's Import Bans Would Unravel WTO (The Moscow Times) 08/26/2014
  • Putin and Poroshenko set out different paths to peace in Ukraine (Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • OCCRP presents: The Russian laundromat (Kyiv Post) 08/26/2014
  • Poroshenko says not yet had one-on-one talks with Putin [12:30 ET] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Kyiv theater director credits self-analysis for surviving 70 days of captivity in Sloviansk (Kyiv Post) 08/26/2014
  • Putin warns on Ukraine pursuing closer ties with West (The Wall Street Journal) 08/26/2014
  • Russian Soldiers Are In Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/26/2014
  • Russian military source says captured soldiers entered Ukraine by mistake (Kyiv Post) 08/26/2014
  • Finland Says NATO an Option After Russia Violates Border Laws (Businessweek) 08/26/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 25 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/26/2014
  • Clouding Talks, Ukraine Says It Captured Russian Troops (The New York Times) 08/26/2014
  • Life in the DPR: In Donetsk Terrorists Tied Ukrainian Patriot to a Pole and Kick Her. PHOTOS (Censor.net.ua) 08/26/2014
  • Russian and Ukrainian presidents to meet (Ukrainian Journal) 08/26/2014
  • Poroshenko dissolves Parliament, setting stage for election on Oct. 26 (Ukrainian Journal) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine and rebels mark 23rd Independence Day with rival parades (Ukrainian Journal) 08/26/2014
  • Rothschild to participate in consortium selling Poroshenko assets (Ukrainian Journal) 08/26/2014
  • OSCE core principles must be safeguarded in Ukraine, says Secretary General (OSCE) 08/26/2014
  • Russian Rock Star Makarevich Slammed in State TV Smear Campaign (The Moscow Times) 08/26/2014
  • Mystery Armed Convoy Spurs Questions in East Ukraine (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Russian Soldier Captured in Ukraine Speaks Out (VIDEO) (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Op-ed: Donetsk Is Neither Grozny Nor Stalingrad. By Mark Galeotti (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/26/2014
  • Poroshenko, Putin Shake Hands In Minsk. Ukrainian, Russian Leaders Shake Hands As Minsk Summit Under Way (RFE/RL) 08/26/2014
  • Secret US-Russia talks on Ukraine held in Finland (Yahoo/AP) 08/26/2014
  • Putin talks with Ukraine's leader; fighting widens (Yahoo/AP) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine, Russia talks begin as Kiev holds 'Russian' soldiers (Yahoo/AFP) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine, Russia talks begin as Kiev holds 'Russian' soldiers (Yahoo/AFP) 08/26/2014
  • Soviet rocker vilified for defying Moscow on Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/26/2014
  • Ukraine, Russia talks begin as Kiev holds 'Russian' soldiers (Yahoo/AFP) 08/26/2014

  • - / Ukrainian flag raised at San Francisco City Hall (SlavicSac.com) 08/25/2014
  • As Peace Talks Approach, Rebels Humiliate Prisoners in Ukraine [BRAMA: shows photo of Ukrainian woman tied to pole and being kicked by another for supporting the Ukrainian army. Very civilized.] (The New York Times) 08/25/2014
  • Russia Is Already Invading Ukraine (The Atlantic) 08/25/2014
  • AP reporters: Weaponry and supplies have been coming from direction of Russia into Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/25/2014
  • Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/25/2014
  • Russian Weapons Convoy Spotted Entering Ukraine as Poroshenko Dissolves Parliament (VICE News) 08/25/2014
  • In Donetsk region ten armed Russian subversives detained for illegal crossing Ukrainian border (SBU.gov.ua) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine's Leonid Stadnik, 43, killed by cerebral haemorrhage (La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno.it) 08/25/2014
  • Ukrainian president dissolves parliament and announces early elections in October (Yahoo/AP) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine President Poroshenko Calls Snap General Election (Bloomberg) 08/25/2014
  • Report on Twitter by attorney Mark Feygin: Pilot Nadia Savchenko was captured by [pro]Russian terrorists before the two Russian journalists were killed in crossfire - but Russia claims Savchenko was directly responsible for the deaths / (Hromadske TV) 08/25/2014
  • ONE REASON FOR THE RUSSIAN HUMANITARIAN CONVOY (Burkonews.info) 08/25/2014
  • Obama faces decision on military aid for Ukraine (USA Today) 08/25/2014
  • Kremlin plans new Ukraine convoy as border clashes rage (Yahoo/AFP) 08/25/2014
  • Russia claims MH17 crash investigation stalled (Yahoo/AFP) 08/25/2014
  • Poroshenko rallies thousands in 'battle for Ukraine' (Yahoo/AFP) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of opening new front before leaders' meeting (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/25/2014
  • Russia announces new convoy on eve of delicate Ukraine talks (Reuters) 08/25/2014
  • Russia Says It Will Send Another Aid Convoy to Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/25/2014
  • Russia allows dairy imports from Turkish firms after Western food ban (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Russian forces of opening new front in separatist war (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/25/2014
  • Rebels provoke Ukraine with National Day counter-parade (EurActiv) 08/25/2014
  • Putin has Condemned Himself to Fail by Setting Up HAMAS-Like Regimes in Ukraine, Ikhlov Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/25/2014
  • Crimean Tatar Banned from Russian-Occupied Crimea Uses Video Conferencing to Lead Mejlis (Window on Eurasia) 08/25/2014
  • Moscow Patriarchates Backing of Russian Aggression Undermining Russian Orthodox Church Everywhere (Window on Eurasia) 08/25/2014
  • Terror in Their Eyes: Captivity in War-Torn Donetsk (Human Rights Watch) 08/25/2014
  • Refugees from Ukraine Give Moscow a Chance for Ethnic Engineering at Home (Window on Eurasia) 08/25/2014
  • Putin Threatens Modernity No Less than Hitler Did, Skobov Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/25/2014
  • Russian tanks invade Ukraine - Azov battalion deputy commander (Ukrinform) 08/25/2014
  • Merkel: Russia-Ukraine Meet Probably Wont End Conflict (VIDEO) (Bloomberg) 08/25/2014
  • Russian Tanks Enter Southeastern Ukraine (Mashable/AP) 08/25/2014
  • Russia masses 47,000 military on border with Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/25/2014
  • Merkel: Ukraine can go to Eurasian Union (EUobserver) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine: Russian forces enter southeast "in the guise" of rebels (CBS) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko concerned over Russian moves -press service (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/25/2014
  • Russia announces second aid convoy for eastern Ukraine (+VIDEO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/25/2014
  • Russia Ups Pressure with New 'Aid' Convoy to Ukraine (VIDEO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/25/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 24 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/25/2014
  • Op-ed: Separatists' POW Parade Bodes Ill for Minsk Talks (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine Extreme Climber Strikes Again in Moscow (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Finland Accuses Russia of Violating Airspace Once More (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Russia Claims Exclusion From NATO Summit on Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Russia Wants to Send Second Aid Convoy to Ukraine (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine Clashes With Separatists Near Russian Border (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine Extreme Climber Claims Flag Stunt on Moscow Skyscraper (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Spot report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), 25 August 2014: The SMM, in Luhansk city, monitored the impact of the ongoing fighting (OSCE) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: 'Column from Russia' moves on Mariupol (BBC) 08/25/2014
  • Ukrainian LiveBlog Day 189: Is There a Russian Invasion? (The Interpreter) 08/25/2014
  • Injured Klitschko calls off Pulev world title fight (Reuters) 08/25/2014
  • Kyiv Confronts 'Russian' Armor As Moscow Announces New Aid Convoy (RFE/RL) 08/25/2014
  • Donetsk POW March: When Is A Parade A War Crime? (RFE/RL) 08/25/2014
  • On Independence Day, Ukrainian Flag Flies In Unexpected Places (RFE/RL) 08/25/2014
  • Communism's Victims Deserve a Museum (The Daily Beast) 08/25/2014
  • Obama back in DC amid crises; as if he never left (Yahoo/AP) 08/25/2014

  • Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano Celebrates Ukrainian-Americans (Website) 08/24/2014
  • Opinion: Ukraine fight shows how far Russias star has fallen from Soviet glory (Reuters) 08/24/2014
  • Ukraine LiveBlog Day 188: Ukraine Celebrates Independence Day; Separatists Parade POWs (The Interpreter) 08/24/2014
  • In Ukraine, competing parades as east-west divisions deepen (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 08/24/2014
  • The U.S. President congratulated Ukraine on the Independence Day (President.gov.ua) 08/24/2014
  • President Poroshenko: We must always be ready to defend independence (President.gov.ua) 08/24/2014
  • Military parade was held in Kyiv on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine (President.gov.ua) 08/24/2014
  • President Poroshenko at the parade in Odesa: Ukraine was, is and will be maritime state (President.gov.ua) 08/24/2014
  • President visited Odesa to congratulate Odesa residents on the Independence Day (President.gov.ua) 08/24/2014
  • On Independence Day, Ukraine's Existence Questioned. ['Cossack hetmans (warlords) soon found that the Russian Empire was like Hotel California: easy to check in, but impossible to leave.'] (The Moscow Times) 08/24/2014
  • Op-ed: EU Will Likely Get a Bad Deal On Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/24/2014
  • Op-ed: An American 'RT' Wouldn't Sway Russians (The Moscow Times) 08/24/2014
  • Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in streets of Donetsk (CNN) 08/24/2014
  • Chilling scene as pro-Moscow rebels brand Ukrainian PoWs 'fascists' and parade them through streets of Donetsk (Daily Mail) 08/24/2014
  • Kremlin-backed separatists humiliate Ukrainian army in Donetsk parade (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 08/24/2014
  • Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers on streets of Donetsk as citizens shout & hurl eggs (U.S. News/AP) 08/24/2014
  • Ukraine marks Independence Day with parade (Al Jazeera) 08/24/2014
  • Ukraine Showcases Military Might in Independence Day Celebration. Parade Draws Mixed Reaction as Conflict Continues in East (The Wall Street Journal) 08/24/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko Vows $3 Billion for Military (Voice of America) 08/24/2014
  • Spot report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM): Shelling of residential areas in Donetsk, the SMM observes civilian fatalities (OSCE) 08/24/2014
  • Ukraine shows strength. Government troops marked Ukraine's independence day, parading through Kyiv with fresh military equipment. The government announced increased spending to end pro-Russian separatists' occcupations in the country's east. (VIDEO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/24/2014
  • Merkel visits Poroshenko in Kyiv (VIDEO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/24/2014
  • Ukraine Leader, Set to Meet Putin for Talks, Warns of Long Struggle (The New York Times) 08/24/2014
  • In Eastern Ukraine, Rebel Mockery Amid Independence Celebration (The New York Times) 08/24/2014
  • The foreigners who flocked to join the fight in Ukraine (The Washington Post) 08/24/2014
  • Ukrainian Media Group Launches 24-Hour English TV Channel (RFE/RL) 08/24/2014
  • 23rd Ukrainian Independence Day Observance At Ukrainian Cultural Center in South Bound Brook/Somerset, NJ (UOCofUSA) 08/24/2014
  • Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east (Yahoo/AP) 08/24/2014
  • Rebels parade captured soldiers as Kiev marks independence day (Yahoo/AFP) 08/24/2014
  • Shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk tears family apart (Yahoo/AFP) 08/24/2014
  • Baltics mark 25 years since anti-Soviet human chain (Yahoo/AFP) 08/24/2014
  • As Obama's vacation ends, criticism does not (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/24/2014
  • Merkel dampens hopes of breakthrough at Putin-Poroshenko talks (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/24/2014
  • Number of Ukrainian government forces killed fighting separatists rises to 722 - Ukraine defense council (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/24/2014
  • Ukraine faces military threat for foreseeable future - Poroshenko (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/24/2014
  • Pope calls for prayers as Ukraine marks Independence Day (RISU) 08/24/2014
  • Stalins Annexation of Western Ukraine a Major Error, Russian Historian Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/24/2014
  • Shushkevich Understood Instantly August 1991 Coup was a Counter-Revolution (Window on Eurasia) 08/24/2014
  • Ukraine Allowed Russian Journalists to Ignore Their Complicity with Putin Regime, Sheremet Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/24/2014
  • Russia has Entered New Kind of Time of Troubles, Kazan Scholar Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/24/2014
  • Shameful march of prisoners in Kremlins dirty war (KHPG) 08/24/2014
  • FSB holds prophylactic talks on eve of Ukraines Independence Day (KHPG) 08/24/2014
  • Support for independence at record high (KHPG) 08/24/2014
  • Ukrainians Now Almost Unanimous in Supporting Independent Ukraine (Window on Eurasia) 08/24/2014
  • Ukraine Today jumps into the Ukraine-Russia media war. The world's newest 24-hour TV channel aims to offer a Ukrainian perspective to the English-language media. But will it find an audience? (Christian Science Monitor) 08/24/2014

  • Op-ed: NATOs Second-Class Members. By Slawomir Sierakowski. The absence of peacekeepers in Poland and the Baltics is a concession to Russia. (The New York Times) 08/23/2014
  • Latvia's Tensions With Russians at Home Persist in Shadow of Ukraine Conflict (The New York Times) 08/23/2014
  • Ukrainians celebrate Flag Day today (Ukrinform) 08/23/2014
  • Press Statement: Death of Mykola Zelenec, Lithuania's Honorary Consul in Luhansk (State.gov) 08/23/2014
  • Petro Poroshenko held consultations with Joseph Biden (President.gov.ua) 08/23/2014
  • In A Time Of War and Recession, Ukraine's Independence Is more Important than Ever (Forbes) 08/23/2014
  • 'Nowhere Is Definitely Safe Anymore': Inside the Besieged Ukrainian City of Luhansk (VICE News) 08/23/2014
  • Russian Convoy Leaves Ukraine After Reportedly Delivering Aid (NPR) 08/23/2014
  • Angela Merkel calls for Ukraine truce and urges strict controls on Russia's border (Daily Telegraph) 08/23/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Russian aid convoy of stealing factory equipment (euronews) 08/23/2014
  • Amid Outrage, Aid Delivery to Ukraine Brings a Public Relations Win in Russia (VICE News) 08/23/2014
  • Germany's vice-chancellor backs 'federalization' in Ukraine [Later, Merkel stated that he really meant to call for 'decentralization'] (Reuters) 08/23/2014
  • Merkel's visit: Hope and skepticism in Kyiv (Deutsche Welle) 08/23/2014
  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: A 'honeymoon' for two dictators (Deutsche Welle) 08/23/2014
  • Merkel calls for bilateral ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia (+VIDEO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/23/2014
  • Opinion: Merkel shows solidarity with Ukraine (Deutsche Welle) 08/23/2014
  • German Chancellor Merkel arrives in Kyiv for crisis talks (Deutsche Welle) 08/23/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Aid convoy returns to Russia after drop in Luhansk as Angela Merkel urges co-operation for peace (The Independent) 08/23/2014
  • Merkel Visits Kyiv for Crisis Talks; Russian Aid Convoy Leaves (Voice of America) 08/23/2014
  • Merkel arrives in Ukraine as tension escalates (The Hill) 08/23/2014
  • Germany Pledges Aid for Ukraine as Russia Hails a Returning Convoy (The New York Times) 08/23/2014
  • Donetsk: Photos of a besieged city draining of life (CNN) 08/23/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 22 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/23/2014
  • Here's What Ukraine's Poroshenko Should Offer Vladimir Putin Next Week In Minsk (Forbes) 08/23/2014
  • Russian humanitarian aid convoy returned from Ukraine and crossed into the Russian Federation at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point (OSCE) 08/23/2014
  • Russian trucks begin leaving Ukraine as Merkel arrives (Washington Post) 08/23/2014
  • Killing of Mykola Zelenc demonstrates urgent need to stop violent escalation in eastern Ukraine, says Swiss OSCE Permanent Council Chair (OSCE) 08/23/2014
  • With humanitarian aid urgently needed, OSCE Chairperson calls upon all sides to render convoy aid a co-operative endeavor again (OSCE) 08/23/2014
  • Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs (Yahoo/AP) 08/23/2014
  • Shakhtar's stadium damaged by shelling in Donetsk (Yahoo/AP) 08/23/2014
  • Merkel jets into Kiev as tensions soar over Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/23/2014
  • Artillery fire 'kills two civilians' in Donetsk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/23/2014
  • Merkel says tightening Ukraine-Russian border is key to peace deal (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/23/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko sees removal of Russian 'mercenaries' as key to peace (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/23/2014
  • Merkel presses Russia to engage on peace plan with Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/23/2014
  • 184 Russian vehicles from aid convoy to Ukraine return to Russia: Ukraine military [BRAMA: Reports said 280 trucks entered Ukraine] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/23/2014
  • Russian trucks are loading equipment from Ukrainian military plants: military spokesman (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/23/2014
  • Invasion by any other name (KHPG) 08/23/2014

  • Kremlin-backed militants murder Lithuanian honorary consul (KHPG) 08/22/2014
  • Strangers in the Homeland. Thousands of displaced eastern Ukrainians have headed to the western city of Lviv, where a spirit of generosity could give way to dangerous ethnic tensions. (Foreign Policy) 08/22/2014
  • A White Shining Lie. Putin's 'humanitarian' convoy is simply a pretext for the war the Kremlin's been planning for months. (Foreign Policy) 08/22/2014
  • With Russian Convoy in Ukraine, Defiant Putin Stays One Step Ahead (Foreign Policy) 08/22/2014
  • John Kerry Press Statement: Ukraine National Day (State.gov) 08/22/2014
  • Lithuanian diplomat 'murdered in eastern Ukraine' (Deutsche Welle) 08/22/2014
  • Dispatches: Merkel Shouldnt Let Ukrainian Abuses Slide (Human Rights Watch) 08/22/2014
  • Russians Open Fire in Ukraine, NATO Reports (The New York Times) 08/22/2014
  • Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says (The New York Times) 08/22/2014
  • NATO: Russians Using Artillery Inside Ukraine (The Wall Street Journal) 08/22/2014
  • White House blasts Russian aid to rebel-held area as 'flagrant violation of Ukraines sovereignty' (New York Daily News) 08/22/2014
  • Russian convoy prompts Western anger (BBC) 08/22/2014
  • Spot report UPDATE: Russian humanitarian aid trucks departed from the Donetsk Border Crossing Point without ICRCs escort (OSCE) 08/22/2014
  • NATO Secretary General condemns entry of Russian convoy into Ukraine (NATO) 08/22/2014
  • NATO: Russia Just Significantly Escalated The Crisis In Ukraine (Business Insider) 08/22/2014
  • Under fire for aid move, Russia lashes out at Ukraine, Lithuania (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • UEFA will not recognise Crimean clubs in Russian competitions (Brisbane Times/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Plaques mark internment of Ukrainian immigrants during First World War (Calgary Herald) 08/22/2014
  • U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Extreme sportsman says he painted a Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic a concern to Harper (Yahoo/CP) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine: controversial Russian aid cargo is unloaded in Luhansk (Euronews) 08/22/2014
  • Merkel says will push for ceasefire on Ukraine visit (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • S&P, Dow weaker after Ukraine tension escalates (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Obama and Merkel voice alarm at Russian moves (Yahoo/AP) 08/22/2014
  • No surrender: Ukraine rebels confident despite losses (Yahoo/AFP) 08/22/2014
  • U.N. voices 'deep concern' about Russian aid convoy in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Merkel has 'great concerns' on Russian convoy entering Ukraine-spokesman (Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • White House calls on Russia to remove convoy from Ukraine (Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • U.S. urges Moscow to immediately withdraw convoy from Ukraine (Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • A 'Ukrainian Missile' Or A Failed Russian Space Launch? (RFE/RL) 08/22/2014
  • Lithuanian honorary consul 'brutally killed' in east Ukraine: Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius (The Economic Times) 08/22/2014
  • Pentagon condemns Russian movements into Ukraine (Washington Times) 08/22/2014
  • BREMMER: Putin Just Called Ukraine's Bluff (Yahoo/Business Insider) 08/22/2014
  • Pentagon Tells Russia to Get the Hell Out of Ukraine (Yahoo/The Wire) 08/22/2014
  • Foreign Minister: Lithuanian Consul Kidnapped and Murdered by Terrorists in Luhansk (Project Maidan) 08/22/2014
  • US, EU, NATO condemn Russian aid convoy move (NBC/AP) 08/22/2014
  • Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says [Latest report says Russian artillery is firing!] (The New York Times) 08/22/2014
  • Klitschko: Parade needed to raise patriotic spirit (Ukrinform) 08/22/2014
  • First 34 KamAZ trucks of Putin's convoy cross Ukrainian border (Ukrinform) 08/22/2014
  • Hackers show Putin middle finger through Ani Lorak website (Kyiv Post) 08/22/2014
  • What kind of gift will Merkel give Poroshenko on Ukrainian Independence Day? (EurActiv) 08/22/2014
  • US to react to unsanctioned convoy passage (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/22/2014
  • Yatsenyuk: 'Russia is not planning to conduct any humanitarian mission' (LIVE) (Kyiv Post) 08/22/2014
  • President of Ukraine: Ukraine offers Russia to return situation with humanitarian cargo to the framework of the international legal field (President.gov.ua) 08/22/2014
  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: "terrorists are shelling the convoys possible route with mortars" (UPDATES) (Kyiv Post) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko condemns Russia for violating international law (Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Russian Trucks Cross Border Without Assent of Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/22/2014
  • Terrorists shot down Mi-24 helicopter, crew dies (Ukrinform) 08/22/2014
  • Russian media: All 280 Russian aid trucks cross Ukrainian border (Ukrinform) 08/22/2014
  • Russia violates agreements on 'humanitarian convoy' - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/22/2014
  • Russian convoy illegally crossed Ukraine's state border - Foreign Ministry (Ukrinform) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine asks international community to condemn Russia's 'illegal actions' (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko condemns Russia for violating international law (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Moscow defies Kiev, orders aid convoy onto Ukrainian soil (Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Russian aid trucks pass into Ukraine without Kiev consent, Red Cross escort (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Kremlin aware aid convoy started to move towards Ukraine's Luhansk - RIA (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine says Russian truck movement represents 'direct invasion' by Russia (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Russian Convoy Begins Rolling Into Ukraine; Kyiv Decries 'Invasion' (RFE/RL) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion' (Yahoo/AP) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Russia aid convoy 'invades Ukraine' (BBC) 08/22/2014
  • Germany cautions Ukraine on reforms before Merkel visit (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • CORRECTS: AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'invasion' as aid trucks move in (Yahoo/AFP) 08/22/2014
  • Kiev says rebels downed army chopper, 2 crew killed (Yahoo/AFP) 08/22/2014
  • Kiev accuses Russia of 'direct invasion' over aid convoy (Yahoo/AFP) 08/22/2014
  • Interview: Economist Says Food Ban 'Certainly Against Russian Economic Interests' (RFE/RL) 08/22/2014
  • President to call on Putin to curb rebels (Ukrainian Journal) 08/22/2014
  • Poroshenko says he may announce Parliament dismissal as soon as Sunday (Ukrainian Journal) 08/22/2014
  • Economy minister quits, voicing criticism of government policy (Ukrainian Journal) 08/22/2014
  • Financial Times: Ukraine's worsening finances pose dilemma for IMF (Ukrainian Journal) 08/22/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 21 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/22/2014
  • Ukraine Suffers Heavy Losses in Counterattack by Pro-Russia Rebels (Wall Street Journal) 08/22/2014
  • Spot report by the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk, 22 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/22/2014
  • President signs repressive anti-terrorist laws (updated) (KHPG) 08/22/2014
  • Children deployed in Russias anti-Ukrainian propaganda (KHPG) 08/22/2014
  • Journalist could be blacklisted for not standing to Russian anthem (KHPG) 08/22/2014
  • Families of murdered hostages demand proper investigation (KHPG) 08/22/2014

  • 'Ambiguous warfare' providing NATO with new challenge (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/21/2014
  • No Graffiti For You! Donetsk Rebels Are Holding Captive Citys Guerrilla Artist (Foreign Policy) 08/21/2014
  • Red Cross instructs Russian aid convoy (BBC) 08/21/2014
  • Surrounded Luhansk Is Under Near-Constant Barrage as Russias Aid Convoy Edges Closer to Ukraine (VICE News) 08/21/2014
  • Gazprom says Ukraine's unpaid gas bill tops $5 billion (Reuters) 08/21/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 20 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/21/2014
  • Editorial: On Ukraine, any bargain is a bad bargain (Washington Post) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine Economy Minister Pavlo Sheremeta Resigns (The Moscow Times) 08/21/2014
  • 23rd Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival celebrates heritage [Horsham, PA] (Daily Local News) 08/21/2014
  • Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 08/21/2014
  • Rebels Falter, but Russian Border Buzzes With Military Activity (The New York Times) 08/21/2014
  • Trapped in Luhansk (Kyiv Post) 08/21/2014
  • Germany Is Telling Ukraine To Back Off Crushing Pro-Russian Rebels Or Else Putin Will Get Mad (Business Insider) 08/21/2014
  • A Fast-Food Symbol of America Falls in Moscow (The New York Times) 08/21/2014
  • Kiev says Russian army vehicles seized as aid checks start (Yahoo/AFP) 08/21/2014
  • President: Elections are the best form of lustration (President.gov.ua) 08/21/2014
  • President of Ukraine: We will not let anyone call into question the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state (President.gov.ua) 08/21/2014
  • President: Ukraine strives for peace [about the upcoming meeting in Minsk] (President.gov.ua) 08/21/2014
  • PM: Cost of war effort hampering reforms (Ukrainian Journal) 08/21/2014
  • Residential neighborhoods in city of Donetsk hit by heavy shelling (Ukrainian Journal) 08/21/2014
  • Ukrainian warplane blown out of sky over rebel-held territory (Ukrainian Journal) 08/21/2014
  • Eastern war damages estimated at billions of dollars, says PM (Ukrainian Journal) 08/21/2014
  • Three Ukraine Refugees Killed While Trying to Flee Country's East (The Moscow Times) 08/21/2014
  • Russian Patriots Retaliate With Russian Flag on Moscow Skyscraper (The Moscow Times) 08/21/2014
  • Russian Lawmakers Want to Ban Artists Who Support Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/21/2014
  • U.S. Embassy in Moscow Resumes Issuing Visas (The Moscow Times) 08/21/2014
  • McDonald's Raided By Russia's Food Watchdog Over 'Hygiene Complaints' (The Moscow Times) 08/21/2014
  • Crimeans Don't Miss Big Macs (The Moscow Times) 08/21/2014
  • Russia's Food Import Ban Sends Container Ships Home to Senders (The Moscow Times) 08/21/2014
  • Austria's Raiffeisen Bank Says Huge Russian Business Safe From Sanctions (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/21/2014
  • Ukrainian Independence Day Greeting [August 24, 1991] (UABA) 08/21/2014
  • Five Reasons Why This Weekend Might Be The Start Of The Endgame In Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/21/2014
  • Explainer: Moscow's Food War With West Could Hurt Russia Most (RFE/RL) 08/21/2014
  • Ukrainian Checks Of Russian Aid Expected To Begin (RFE/RL) 08/21/2014
  • Russian Aid Trucks Poised At Border As Ukraine Toll Mounts (RFE/RL) 08/21/2014
  • Every nation has a natural right to live independently - Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk on the Independence Day of Ukraine (RISU) 08/21/2014
  • Church robbed in Lviv Diocese on the night of the Transfiguration (RISU) 08/21/2014
  • Roman Catholic Bishops published appeal on Independence Day of Ukraine (RISU) 08/21/2014
  • Bulgaria says it has frozen South Stream, but pipes continue to arrive (EurActiv) 08/21/2014
  • Switzerland rejects requests from EU firms to bypass Russias food ban (EurActiv) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine tightens the noose on separatists, civilian deaths reported (EurActiv) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine: 19 troops killed fighting rebels near Donetsk (BBC) 08/21/2014
  • A 50 Billion Dollar Ghost Town Sochi Six Months After Putin Games (Window on Eurasia) 08/21/2014
  • Ukrainian President Names Cemilev Plenipotentiary for Crimean Tatar Affairs [Dzhemilev] (Window on Eurasia) 08/21/2014
  • Yuri Verbytsky murder investigation concluded [+Yuri Verbytsky was the third EuroMaidan activist victim; first was Armenian Ukrainian +Serhiy Nigoyan, the second was Belarusian +Mikhail Zhyneuski] (KHPG) 08/21/2014
  • 'Putin's convoy' may cross Ukraine border on Friday - Red Cross (Ukrinform) 08/21/2014
  • Poroshenko on parliament dissolution: This will happen on Independence Day (Ukrinform) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine customs service begins clearance of Russian 'humanitarian convoy' (Ukrinform) 08/21/2014
  • Militants shot down Ukrainian Su-24M aircraft, pilots eject (Ukrinform) 08/21/2014
  • Security forces destroy two Russian Grad launchers and three tanks in Donbas (Ukrinform) 08/21/2014
  • Economic Development and Trade Minister Sheremeta confirms his resignation (Ukrinform) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine was nine times shelled from Russia (Ukrinform) 08/21/2014
  • Fighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customs (Yahoo/AP) 08/21/2014
  • CORRECTS: AP Journalist: 2 Red Cross jeeps cross into eastern Ukraine from Russia (Yahoo/AP) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine's economy minister announces resignation [Pavlo Sheremeta] (Yahoo/AFP) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine's economy minister Sheremeta offers resignation (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko says will urge rebel withdrawal at meeting with Putin (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/21/2014
  • 'Ambiguous warfare' providing NATO with new challenge (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko says he could dissolve parliament on Sunday (Reuters) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine border guards begin checks on Russian aid trucks (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/21/2014
  • The Ukrainian Face Collector Launches an Exhibition in Kiev (The Daily Beast) 08/21/2014

  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk (Yahoo/AP) 08/20/2014
  • Annexation of Crimea Divides an Artist Colony Founded on Tolerance (The New York Times) 08/20/2014
  • Russia Is Pissed Off About the Defacing of Bulgarias Soviet-era Monuments (VICE News) 08/20/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 19 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/20/2014
  • Weekly update from the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk, for the period 1319 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/20/2014
  • Are Ukraine's Leaders in League With Satanists? On Russian TV, Yes. The high-level 'conspiracy' to destroy the Russian Orthodox Church, according to Rossia 24 (The Atlantic) 08/20/2014
  • Kiev in U-turn over claim that 'Russian tanks, artillery and 1,200 fighters' had been deployed in Eastern Ukraine as evidence fails to materialise (Daily Mail) 08/20/2014
  • Dutch MH17 Investigators Seek Return to Ukraine Crash Site (Wall Street Journal) 08/20/2014
  • Putin's Kremlin Is a Fugitive From International Justice (The Moscow Times) 08/20/2014
  • Op-ed: Open Borders Are Russia's Birthright (The Moscow Times) 08/20/2014
  • Russia Suspends Operations at 4 McDonald's Restaurants in Moscow (The Moscow Times) 08/20/2014
  • Russia's 12 Most Surreal Legislative Initiatives (The Moscow Times) 08/20/2014
  • Moscow Children's Fashion Show Has 'Ukraine' Commit Suicide (The Moscow Times) 08/20/2014
  • American Volunteer Fighter 'Franko' Dies Fighting Separatists in Eastern Ukraine [+Mark Gregory Paslawsky] (The Wire) 08/20/2014
  • An American Voice on Ukraines Front Lines Goes Silent [+Mark Gregory Paslawsky, a.k.a bruce springnote @BSpringnote on Twitter] (The New York Times) 08/20/2014
  • The Only American Fighting for Ukraine Dies in Battle [+Mark Gregory Paslawsky] (VICE News) 08/20/2014
  • U.S. Army Vet Killed Fighting Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine [Codename 'Franko'; +Mark Gregory Paslawsky] (RFE/RL) 08/20/2014
  • Opinion: Putin's Soviet 'therapy' for Crimea. By Halya Coynash (Al Jazeera) 08/20/2014
  • Dutch museum perplexed over where to return borrowed Crimea gold (Los Angeles Times) 08/20/2014
  • Ukrainian Troops Press Rebels in Their Eastern Strongholds (The New York Times) 08/20/2014
  • Russia strangling Ukraines economy Yatseniuk, Shlapak (Euromaidan Press) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine rebel movement faces uncertain future (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Kuzio: Russian nationalism vs. Ukrainian nationalism [Calls scholars John-Paul Himka, Andreas Umland, Per Anders Rudling three of the 'gang of four'] (Euromaidan Press) 08/20/2014
  • Andreas Umland: I am in Kuzio's 'Gang of Four' pseudo-scholars ignoring Russian nationalism in Ukraine (Facebook) 08/20/2014
  • Fighting breaks out in center of Donetsk (Ukrainian Journal) 08/20/2014
  • Russians may soon cut gas supplies to Europe, says Ukrainian official (Ukrainian Journal) 08/20/2014
  • Ukrainians expect to lose 15% of grain crop due to fighting (Ukrainian Journal) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine to auction off gas transportation system by year end (Ukrainian Journal) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens (Yahoo/AFP) 08/20/2014
  • Dutch museum to hold Crimean gold (Yahoo/AP) 08/20/2014
  • After food ban, Russia markets shrimp from Belarus (EurActiv) 08/20/2014
  • Punitive psychiatry used against Crimean terrorist plot suspect? (KHPG) 08/20/2014
  • Beers, ducks and talk of war on Donetsk beach (Yahoo/AFP) 08/20/2014
  • Donetsk Cathedral Mosque Damaged, No Injuries (RISU) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: What does the footage tell us? (BBC) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine conflict: Fierce battle for town of Ilovaisk (BBC) 08/20/2014
  • Russia Must Federalize or Face Disintegration, Shtepa Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/20/2014
  • Ruslana - Appeal to All Ukrainians in the USA #IndependenceDayUkraine 2014 [FLASHMOB GATHERINGS at NYC Battery Park, Lincoln Memorial in Wash DC, Philadelphia City Hall: 7pm Friday, August 22] (VIDEO) (YouTube) 08/20/2014
  • Not Content to Let Minority Languages Die, Moscow is Actively Killing Them, Buryat Activist Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/20/2014
  • Remembrance of Victims of Stalinism and Nazism banned in Simferopol (KHPG) 08/20/2014
  • Abducted street artist released briefly, then imprisoned again (KHPG) 08/20/2014
  • Nadiya Savchenkos defence hopes for a swap of prisoners (KHPG) 08/20/2014
  • Clashes kill 34 civilians in Ukraine's Donetsk region: official (Yahoo/AFP) 08/20/2014
  • Terrorists shell village in Donetsk region from Russian Grad (Ukrinform) 08/20/2014
  • Russian humanitarian aid still not cleared (Ukrinform) 08/20/2014
  • Independence Day will be intensely protected (Ukrinform) 08/20/2014
  • President and deputies of faction 'Batkivshchyna' discussed the prospects of ratification of the Association Agreement with the EU (President.gov.ua) 08/20/2014
  • Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition (PA Herald Stndard/AP) 08/20/2014
  • Estonia says Finland, Russia meeting could undermine EU unity (Baltic Times) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine Fight With Rebels Intensifies as Deaths Mount (Bloomberg) 08/20/2014
  • American Donbas Battalion member dies in fierce fighting near Donetsk [Mark Paslavsky, a.k.a Franko] (UPDATES) (Kyiv Post) 08/20/2014
  • Opinion: Showdown in Minsk (Deutsche Welle) 08/20/2014
  • Activists paint Moscow's 'Stalin Tower' with Ukraine colours...and then get arrested for it (Guardian) 08/20/2014
  • Stalin Tower Painted In Ukrainian Blue And Yellow (RFE/RL) 08/20/2014
  • Russian Climbers Could Face Years in Jail For Ukraine Flag on Stalinist Building (The Moscow Times) 08/20/2014
  • Op-ed: Russia Is Trapped In 1991 (The Moscow Times) 08/20/2014
  • Four protesters fly Ukrainian flag from Stalin-era Moscow landmark (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper (Yahoo/AP) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine conflict is draining economy, hampering reforms - PM Yatseniuk (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine asks IMF to combine two aid tranches for total of $2.2 billion: IFX (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Russia's MTS cuts full-year targets due to Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Russia economic funk ripples out through ex-Soviet states (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Street battles in eastern Ukraine town kill nine - ministry (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Insight - Ukraine rebel movement faces uncertain future (Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion (Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine maternity ward nurtures new life as the shells fall (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/20/2014
  • Maids, Crooks, And Working Girls: How Hollywood Portrays Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/20/2014
  • Journalists safety remains biggest media freedom challenge in Ukraine, says OSCE representative (OSCE) 08/20/2014
  • Rebel city: 34 killed in fighting in 24 hours (Yahoo/AP) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality [Donetsk] (Yahoo/AP) 08/20/2014
  • Dozens killed in Ukraine as army fights to shatter rebels (Yahoo/AFP) 08/20/2014

  • Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the Wests Fault. The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin,. By John J. Mearsheimer (Foreign Affairs) 08/19/2014
  • The Anti-Nazi History of the Molotov Cocktail (Mashable) 08/19/2014
  • The Making of Vladimir Putin. By STROBE TALBOTT (Politico) 08/19/2014
  • So, Mr Putin, where are the tanks? Convoy of military transporters carrying tanks towards Ukraine border now seen returning empty (Daily Mail) 08/19/2014
  • Why Germany Wont Get Real with Russia (New Eastern Europe) 08/19/2014
  • Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas (Yahoo/AP) 08/19/2014
  • The Russians of Estonia: Twenty Years After (World Affairs Journal) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine's secret weapon: Funding from the country's millionaires (CNN) 08/19/2014
  • Ukrainian and Russian Leaders Will Meet as Rebels Continue to Falter (New York Times) 08/19/2014
  • Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson (New York Times) 08/19/2014
  • In Russia, Scenes From Ferguson Are Played as Nothing Shocking: Its America (New York Times) 08/19/2014
  • German Leader Emerges as Key Figure in Ukraine Talks (New York Times) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine Seeks Swiss Help in Recovering Former Regime's Frozen Assets (Wall Street Journal) 08/19/2014
  • The Top Secret Family Life of Vladimir Putin (Newsweek) 08/19/2014
  • Plenty of Room at the Top of Ukraines Fading Rebellion (The New York Times) 08/19/2014
  • Putin's Achilles' Heel: Tighter Energy Sector Sanctions (Huffington Post) 08/19/2014
  • Crash in Oil Prices Deals Blow to Sanctions-Hit Russian Economy ['Russia has balanced its budget at $114 a barrel this year...(but prices are) falling well below $100 a barrel] (The Moscow Times) 08/19/2014
  • Op-ed: U.S. still has time to stake out a position of strength on Ukraine. What happens in Ukraine won't stay in Ukraine -- Obama needs to be unequivocal. By JOHN BOLTON (Los Angeles Times) 08/19/2014
  • How Russian State TV Linked Satanists To Ukraine's Leadership (RFE/RL) 08/19/2014
  • Donetsk's Guerrilla Separatists Kidnap the Ukrainian Guerrilla Artist Who Dared to Mock Them (Global Voices) 08/19/2014
  • Is the Kremlin's two-avenue 'diplomacy' in Ukraine paying off? (+video) (Christian Scientist Monitor) 08/19/2014
  • Photo: Mark Paslavsky, 55, was an American of Ukrainian decent who got Ukrainian citizenship so he could fight in the Donbas battalion. Mark Paslavsky was killed in Illyvisk on August 20th fighting Russian invaders. (Facebook) (Stop Putin's Aggression) 08/19/2014
  • EU ready to send three officials for Ukraine-EU-Eurasian Troika meeting in Minsk (Ukrinform) 08/19/2014
  • On August 26, meeting in the format Ukraine EU "Eurasian trio" to be held (President.gov.ua) 08/19/2014
  • Ukrainian troops inch closer to rebel city Donetsk (Yahoo/AP) 08/19/2014
  • Kremlin: Putin to meet with Ukrainian president and EU officials at Aug. 26 meeting in Minsk (Yahoo/AP) 08/19/2014
  • Germany's Merkel to visit Ukraine on Saturday (Yahoo/AP) 08/19/2014
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin to Meet With Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko (Wall Street Journal) 08/19/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 18 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: 15 bodies found after strike on refugee convoy (The Guardian) 08/19/2014
  • Dozens reported killed fleeing fighting (Ukrainian Journal) 08/19/2014
  • Russian humanitarian aid ploy for military aggression, Turchynov says (Ukrainian Journal) 08/19/2014
  • Work at steel mills, chemical plants, halted by shell attacks (Ukrainian Journal) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine to soon start building $1 billion Odessa LNG terminal (Ukrainian Journal) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine-Belgium Davis Cup playoff to be in Estonia (Yahoo/AP) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine says battles raging in heart of rebel-held Lugansk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine says battles raging in heart of rebel-held Lugansk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/19/2014
  • Chevron interested in Ukrainian gas network: report (Yahoo/AFP) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko to visit Brussels on August 30 at EU's invitation - his website (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Residents flee center of east Ukrainian city of Donetsk after shelling: Reuters reporters (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Shooting erupts in center of Ukraine's Donetsk: Reuters reporter (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Junior rebel commander detained in east Ukraine - interior ministry (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine says fighting halts recovery of refugees' bodies (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • European Commission president, Ukraine president hold telephone talks (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Artillery fire heard on outskirts of rebel-held Ukrainian city (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Dutch review energy ties with Russia after MH17 crash (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine says 17 bodies recovered from shelled refugee convoy (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko to attend Minsk talks with Putin, EU's Ashton (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Fighting underway in centre of rebel-held Ukrainian city of Luhansk - military (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Russian sanctions to hit Dutch exports by $400 million euros: stats office (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/19/2014
  • Merkel pledges military support to Baltic states (Euractiv) 08/19/2014
  • Russia Becoming a Dangerous Nation of Zhirinovskys, Levinson Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/19/2014
  • Russia Moves From 'Evil Empire' to 'Empire of Hatred,' Ukrainian Commentator Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/19/2014
  • Kremlin-backed militants introduce death penalty and military tribunals (Window on Eurasia) 08/19/2014
  • Truth about Beslan blocked (Window on Eurasia) 08/19/2014
  • Crimean terrorist plot suspect in Russian psychiatric ward (Window on Eurasia) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 183: Ukraine Fights to Retake Ilovaisk (The Interpreter) 08/19/2014
  • William Risch: Fighting Ukraines paper trail (Kyiv Post) 08/19/2014
  • Will revolution and war drive Ukraine's film making business? (Kyiv Post) 08/19/2014
  • Ukraine convoy attack: 'Bodies recovered' in Luhansk (BBC) 08/19/2014
  • Bulgaria suspends South Stream gas pipeline project (BBC) 08/19/2014
  • Kyiv Says Battle Moves Into Rebel Stronghold Of Luhansk (RFE/RL) 08/19/2014
  • Putin, Ukrainian President Poroshenko To Meet In Minsk Next Week (RFE/RL) 08/19/2014
  • Government forces clearing Ilovaisk of snipers (Ukrinform) 08/19/2014
  • Fate of almost 500 people kidnapped by terrorists still unknown. Over 1,000 people have been kidnapped in Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions over the last five months. (Ukrinform) 08/19/2014
  • No comment from Kremlin on chances of Putin-Poroshenko bilateral Minsk meeting (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/19/2014
  • FIFA Could Exclude Two Russian Cities From World Cup 2018 (The Moscow Times) 08/19/2014
  • Russia Wants Bulgarians to Stop Vandalizing Soviet Monuments (The Moscow Times) 08/19/2014
  • Op-ed: The Only Winner in Ukraine Is China (The Moscow Times) 08/19/2014
  • Space Cooperation With U.S. Not Affected by Ukraine, Russian Official Says (The Moscow Times) 08/19/2014
  • Merkel, Seeking an End to Conflict in Ukraine, Plans Trip to Kiev (The New York Times) 08/19/2014

  • Investors Raise Their Shields Against Russia (Wall Street Journal) 08/18/2014
  • Op-ed: Putin Is Replaceable (The Moscow Times) 08/18/2014
  • A new prelate for Ukraine The sound of eggshells cracking (The Economist) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine's Revolutionaries Surrender to Corruption (BloombergView) 08/18/2014
  • Russian-Ukrainian dispute Museum: Where to put the gold in the Crimea ? (National Turk) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy (Yahoo/AP) 08/18/2014
  • Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds (Yahoo/AP) 08/18/2014
  • Donetsk queues for water as fighting shuts off supply (Yahoo/AFP) 08/18/2014
  • Russia pushes ahead with ruble free float plans (Yahoo/AFP) 08/18/2014
  • Novorossiya and the Fifth Column Around the Kremlin: Novaya Gazeta Interview with Boroday (The Interpreter) 08/18/2014
  • Poroshenko confirms that Russia sent 1,200 fighters, new military hardware to insurgents in Ukraine (Kyiv Post) 08/18/2014
  • Klimkin: Russia still wants to make war, not peace in Ukraine (Kyiv Post) 08/18/2014
  • Right Sector and interior minister make up after publicly trading threats, accusations (Kyiv Post) 08/18/2014
  • Government accuses insurgents of hitting a village, peaceful refugees with Grads (AUDIO) (Kyiv Post) 08/18/2014
  • SSU prevented assassinates in Poltava region. Terrorist group was detained - SSU Head report to President (SBU.gov.ua) 08/18/2014
  • Democrat Worries About 1930s-Style Appeasement in Ukraine [House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking member Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.)] (CNS) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine Resolution Depends on Fighting, Not Negotiations, Analysts Say (The Moscow Times) 08/18/2014
  • Reindeer Meat to Replace Banned U.S. Chicken in Russia's Far East (The Moscow Times) 08/18/2014
  • Rebel Strongholds Continue to Buckle in Eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/The Wire) 08/18/2014
  • US shouldn't pick war on Ukraine: McChrystal (+VIDEO) (CNBC) 08/18/2014
  • Fleeing Civilians Burned Alive in Ukraine as Rebel Fighters Are Set to Cross the Border (VICE News) 08/18/2014
  • Russia Has Already Invaded Ukraine: Strobe Talbott (Huffington Post) 08/18/2014
  • Rebels Killed Dozens in Attack on Refugees, Ukraine Says (The New York Times) 08/18/2014
  • No solution to Ukraine in sight: Pros (+VIDEO) (CNBC) 08/18/2014
  • EU farmers handed 125 million to offset Russia sanctions (EurActiv) 08/18/2014
  • Putin Police Block Siberian March but Spread Siberian Message (Window on Eurasia) 08/18/2014
  • Dzhemiliev: Putin wants a meeting while holding my son hostage (KHPG) 08/18/2014
  • Russias FSB steps up its witch hunt for extremists in Crimea (KHPG) 08/18/2014
  • Russian police come down heavy on Siberian federalization supporters (KHPG) 08/18/2014
  • Lviv volunteers help restore homes in Kramatorsk (KHPG) 08/18/2014
  • Ukrainians recapture portions of Luhansk (Ukrainian Journal) 08/18/2014
  • Foreign ministers return to Kiev, Paris, Moscow and Berlin after talks (Ukrainian Journal) 08/18/2014
  • Kiev protests Moscow attempts to annex Crimean nuke facilities (Ukrainian Journal) 08/18/2014
  • Grounds for sanctions against Russia remain valid, EU body decides (Ukrainian Journal) 08/18/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 17 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 182: Russian Aid To Enter Ukraine With Kievs Approval (The Interpreter) 08/18/2014
  • Turchynov urges world to stop Russian threat (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • Germany not to provide military assistance to Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • Fighting underway on outskirts of Luhansk and Donetsk (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • Terrorists shot women and children near Luhansk - National Security and Defense Council (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • Nine Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • Turchynov vows to ratify association agreement with EU soon (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • Terrorists shell column of refugees in Luhansk region (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • 'Putin's convoy' to enter Ukraine through Izvaryne in batches of 30 trucks (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • Ukrainian troops liberate Yasynuvata (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • Volunteer Yuriy Biryukov, newly appointed presidential adviser, keeps supporting army (Kyiv Post) 08/18/2014
  • Firtash hires US lobbyist to clean his public record [] (Kyiv Post) 08/18/2014
  • Governmental commissioner for combating corruption Chornovol resigns [activist and journalist Tatyana Chornovol/Chonovil was tortured by pro-Russian supporters of then Pres. Yanukovych; her husband was killed in action in the ATO against pro-Russian terrorists in Donetsk area August 10] (Kyiv Post) 08/18/2014
  • Andy Hunder: Hand back Donetsk its original British name (Kyiv Post) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraines Founding Fathers Are Over a Thousand Years Old. By Andrea Chalupa (Medium.com) 08/18/2014
  • Sobbing rebels left in chaos. TRAVELLING across the no-man?s land between enemy lines towards Donetsk, away from the thundering artillery of the Ukrainian army, we drove straight into a reconnaissance unit of the Russian-backed separatist forces. (The Australian) 08/18/2014
  • 'Dozens' Killed in Shelling of Refugee Convoy, Ukraine Says (The Moscow Times) 08/18/2014
  • Siberian Activist Threatened With Severed Sheep's Head (The Moscow Times) 08/18/2014
  • Rock Star Makarevich Slammed for Criticizing Russia's Role in Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/18/2014
  • Donetsk Separatists Introduce Death Penalty for Treason (The Moscow Times) 08/18/2014
  • Op-ed: Ukraine's Parliament Risks a Yeltsin Moment (The Moscow Times) 08/18/2014
  • Merkel pledges NATO will defend Baltic member states (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Latvia asks Merkel for greater NATO presence in Baltic (Deutsche Welle) 08/18/2014
  • Dozens killed in attack on convoy, Ukraine says; rebels deny firing rocket (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine to pull out most troops out of Kosovo (St. Joseph News-Press/AP) 08/18/2014
  • Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds (St. Joseph News-Press/AP) 08/18/2014
  • Luhansk mayor freed after illegal arrest [by (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine plans to build LNG terminal near Odesa in nearest future Turchynov (Interfax-Russia) 08/18/2014
  • Mysterious Russian Convoy to Ukraine Inspires Web Speculation (The Moscow Times) 08/18/2014
  • Convoy of Russian Trucks, Like Talks in Berlin, Remains Stalled Near Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/18/2014
  • OSCE media freedom representative concerned about ban on journalist from entering Crimea (OSCE) 08/18/2014
  • Europe shares rally as Ukraine fears ease, oil drops [was 'Asian stocks stall as Ukraine sours mood, dollar sags'] (Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Kyiv Blames Separatists For Attack On Refugee Convoy; 'Many' Dead (RFE/RL) 08/18/2014
  • Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France Hold 'Difficult' Crisis Talks (RFE/RL) 08/18/2014
  • Lavrov Claims Humanitarian Convoy Cleared; Kyiv Defers To ICRC (RFE/RL) 08/18/2014
  • Russian Rocker Called a 'Traitor' For Performing for IDPs in Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine: rebels fire on civilian convoy (Yahoo/AP) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine says rebels killed fleeing civilians as talks fail (Yahoo/AFP) 08/18/2014
  • No progress on Ukraine truce or peace talks: Russian FM (CNA/AFP) 08/18/2014
  • Russia looks for ways to soften impact of food import bans (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Russian court jails opponents of Putin on rioting charges (Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Rocket fire hits refugee convoy in Ukraine's east - rebels, army (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Rebels deny responsibility for shelling of east Ukraine refugee convoy (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Ukrainian forces press rebels in overnight fighting: military (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Russia says agreement reached on aid to Ukraine but not on ceasefire (Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Europe shares rally as fear of Ukrainian escalation eases (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Russia may ban import of cars if West applies new sanctions: paper (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/18/2014
  • Separatists in Donetsk seize Monastery of the Sisters Servants (RISU) 08/18/2014
  • Head of the UGCC: 'Our Church in Donetsk and Luhansk is experiencing a time of martyrdom' (RISU) 08/18/2014
  • Head of Delegation of Ecumenical Patriarchate Did Not Concelebrate at Enthronement of Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (RISU) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine makes breakthrough against pro-Russia separatists (EurActiv) 08/18/2014

  • Ukraine Says Army Controls Center of a Rebel City [Luhansk] (The New York Times) 08/17/2014
  • Edmonton Ukrainian group protests Russia at U-20 World Cup (CBC) 08/17/2014
  • Julia Kukoba: World becomes more aware of Ukraine through its struggles (Kyiv Post) 08/17/2014
  • Op-ed: Ukraine's Struggle Endangers Its Democracy (The Moscow Times) 08/17/2014
  • Op-ed: Putin's One-Man Rule Favors Luck Over Logic (The Moscow Times) 08/17/2014
  • Sanctions Hurt Putin's Hold on Power (The Moscow Times) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine troops recapture key building in rebel stronghold (France24/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • CHICAGO'S UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATES HERITAGE (ABC) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 181: Ukraines Military Advances Despite Russian Support of Separatists (The Interpreter) 08/17/2014
  • Putin Regime Reviving Soviet-Style Anti-Semitism (Window on Eurasia) 08/17/2014
  • Moscows Pyrrhic Victory in Ukrainian Church Vote Weakens Patriarch Kirill (Window on Eurasia) 08/17/2014
  • In Crimea a Muslim to be persecuted for extremist literature' (RISU) 08/17/2014
  • Kiev says separatists shoot down Ukrainian warplane (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine says its forces take police station in Luhansk, raise national flag (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Germany says new political impetus urgently needed in Ukraine crisis (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • NATO would respond militarily to Crimea-style infiltration - general (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Germany says far from political solution in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine says its troops make breakthrough in rebel stronghold (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Grave of Ukrainian nationalist Stepan Bandera vandalised in Germany (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Belarussian oysters anyone? EU food trade looks to sidestep Russian ban (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Russia says 'certain progress' achieved at talks on Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Shelling brings terror to leafy suburbs of besieged Donetsk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • Scramble to defuse Ukraine tensions as deal nears on aid convoy (Yahoo/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • Rebels Shoot Down Ukrainian Fighter Jet : Kiev (NDTV/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • Kiev accuses Russia of sending rocket launchers into Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • Women bearing aid desperate to enter Ukraine as thousands flee (Yahoo/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • 'Some progress' in difficult Ukraine, Russia talks: Germany (Thanh Nien/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet over Luhansk region (Yahoo/AP) 08/17/2014
  • Ukrainian, Russian officials to meet in Berlin (Yahoo/AP) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city (Yahoo/AP) 08/17/2014
  • From The Fringes Toward Mainstream: Russian Nationalist Broadsheet Basks In Ukraine Conflict (RFE/RL) 08/17/2014
  • Kiev says separatists shoot down Ukrainian warplane (Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Russia and Ukraine ministers to meet in Berlin for ceasefire talks (The Guardian) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine Fighter Jet Shot Down: Separatists Shoot Down Government MiG-29: Report (International Business Times) 08/17/2014
  • Christopher Miller: Rebels driving a convoy of military vehicles including 3 tanks, anti-aircraft gun on transport into #Donetsk. pic.twitter.com/pfSVBxwIx4 (PHOTO 7:39 AM - 17 Aug 2014) (Twitter) 08/17/2014
  • Sick babies left behind in city caught in crossfire (The Times) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city (Washington Post/AP) 08/17/2014
  • Op-ed: Why We Fight Wars. By Paul Krugman (The New York Times) 08/17/2014

  • Ukraine crisis: Rebel fighters 'trained in Russia' (BBC) 08/16/2014
  • Did Russia and Ukraine just start a war? What we know and don't know (Vox.com) 08/16/2014
  • Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev review an invaluable guide to the present crisis (The Guardian) 08/16/2014
  • Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees (Yahoo/AP) 08/16/2014
  • Russian convoy: US condemns 'provocative' activity (SBS/AAP) 08/16/2014
  • Merkel, Poroshenko say arms deliveries to Ukraine separatists must stop (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/16/2014
  • Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/16/2014
  • Ukraine foreign minister calls on NATO, EU to give military support (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/16/2014
  • Ukrainian Artist Still Missing After Lampooning Separatists (RFE/RL) 08/16/2014
  • Analysis: Ukraine attack on convoy sends tough message (USA Today) 08/16/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 15 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/16/2014
  • Repressive laws adopted in fight against terrorism (KHPG) 08/16/2014
  • Russian accused of hacking detained by U.S. (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/16/2014
  • Berlin meet could be first step to Ukraine-Russia peace summit: France (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/16/2014
  • West warns Russia over Ukraine as aid waits in limbo (Yahoo/AFP) 08/16/2014
  • Media: Poroshenko speaks with Putin by phone for one-and-a-half hours (Ukrinform) 08/16/2014
  • SBU to check Yefremov's and Akhmetov's involvement in financing separatism (Ukrinform) 08/16/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 180: The Battle For Lugansk Begins (The Interpreter) 08/16/2014
  • Slovakia launches test pumping of gas for Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/16/2014
  • Russian 'humanitarian aid' escorted by 1,000 disguised military - SBU (Ukrinform) 08/16/2014
  • Call to veto unconstitutional bill extending Prosecutors powers (KHPG) 08/16/2014

  • Mercenaries, Extremists Become Major Balkans Export (RFE/RL) 08/15/2014
  • Kiev says forces destroyed Russian armour inside Ukraine (Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 14 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/15/2014
  • The Putin Military Doctrine. He wins by lying. Russia Ukraine humanitarian convoys: Another chance for Putin to play the West for a fool. By Masha Gessen (Slate.com) 08/15/2014
  • Putin's New Clothes. Russias president is nakedly invading Ukraine. Why wont anybody say anything? (Foreign Policy) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine claims conflict with pro-Russia rebels entering endgame (Guardian) 08/15/2014
  • A Brief Look at the Historical Parallels Between Ukraines Situation in 1918 and 2014 (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/15/2014
  • Stocks Erase Losses as Ukraine Conflict Boosts Oil Prices (Bloomberg) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine, Eye on Convoy, Says It Hit Military Vehicles Coming From Russia (The New York Times) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine's Forces Attack Russian Armoured Convoy (Sky News) 08/15/2014
  • Luhansk: The Other Peoples Republic in Eastern Ukraine (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/15/2014
  • White House criticizes Russia over Ukraine actions (Yahoo/AP) 08/15/2014
  • Operation transparency for Russian aid convoy (Yahoo/AFP) 08/15/2014
  • Donetsk rebel leader appeals for Russian aid [DNR's Alexander Zakharchenko] (Yahoo/AFP) 08/15/2014
  • White House: Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons into Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Merkel urges Putin in call to end stream of arms, fighters into Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill accused Greek-Catholics and Kyiv Patriarchate in aggression against canonical Orthodoxy in the Donbas (RISU) 08/15/2014
  • Strelkov/Girkin Demoted, Transnistrian Siloviki Strengthened in Donetsk Peoples Republic (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/15/2014
  • Russian Leadership Still Thinks It Can Defeat North Caucasus Insurgency by Building Ski Resorts (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/15/2014
  • Column of Russian military equipment breaks through to Luhansk - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/15/2014
  • Russia denies Kiev attacked Russian army column, says no troops crossed border (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Artillery destroys part of Russian military equipment that broke border (Ukrinform) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine foreign minister says to meet Russian, German, French counterparts Sunday (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Red Cross mission officially accepting Ukrainian humanitarian aid (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine army 'destroyed' military vehicles that crossed from Russia (Straits Times/AFP) 08/15/2014
  • Ukrainian Artillery Destroys Part of Russian Military Convoy, Says Kiev (Newsweek/Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • President about humanitarian assistance for Luhansk: The entire world is with Ukraine now (President.gov.ua) 08/15/2014
  • Corrective work for peaceful protest in support of Mustafa Dzhemiliev (KHPG) 08/15/2014
  • Finland's Niinisto to Putin: sanctions bite both, let's discuss Ukraine (Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Europe 'shot itself in foot' with Russia sanctions: Hungary PM (Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • French Politician to Build Historical Amusement Park in Crimea (The Moscow Times) 08/15/2014
  • Putin's Useful (British) Idiots (The Daily Beast) 08/15/2014
  • Shakeup In the Ukraine Rebel High Command. Several leaders of the rebellion are out, possibly because of the downing of MH17. This could be a prelude to peace talksor intensified fighting. (The Daily Beast) 08/15/2014
  • 'Billionaire' Kurchenko's allegedly corrupt empire serviced by army of 102 lawyers (Kyiv Post) 08/15/2014
  • Damage of infrastructure in the east is a massive blow to economy (INFOGRAPHIC) (Kyiv Post) 08/15/2014
  • Government reports progress in aid negotiations as more Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine (Kyiv Post) 08/15/2014
  • Russia 'must withdraw from Ukraine' (Daily Mail) 08/15/2014
  • Luhansk almost encircled (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/15/2014
  • Op-ed: Timothy Ash: West may be telling Ukraine to stand on its own against Russia (Kyiv Post) 08/15/2014
  • 2 top rebels quit as rockets hit Donetsk (Ukrainian Journal) 08/15/2014
  • Parliament empowers Poroshenko to halt Russian gas transit to Europe (Ukrainian Journal) 08/15/2014
  • Customs Union invites Ukraine, US and EU to Minsk conference (Ukrainian Journal) 08/15/2014
  • Rada votes to allow EU and European companies in on natgas projects (Ukrainian Journal) 08/15/2014
  • Separatist Shuffle: Who's In, Who's Out Among The Donbas Rebels (RFE/RL) 08/15/2014
  • Donbas Battalion Denies Capturing Chechen Fighters In Eastern Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/15/2014
  • Russia lets Ukraine inspect aid convoy (Yahoo/AP) 08/15/2014
  • 127 victims identified from Ukraine plane disaster (Yahoo/AP) 08/15/2014
  • NATO boss says alliance observed Russian incursion (Yahoo/AP) 08/15/2014
  • Poland puts on biggest military parade in years (Yahoo/AP) 08/15/2014
  • Obama to go to Estonia next month: White House (Yahoo/AFP) 08/15/2014
  • Obama to visit Estonia, meet with Baltic leaders in September (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Finnish president hopes Ukraine aid convoy can pave way for ceasefire (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Britain summons Russian ambassador over reports of military incursion into Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Half-empty or half-emptied? (KHPG) 08/15/2014
  • Russians see Ukrainians as puppets in Wests anti-Russian policy (KHPG) 08/15/2014
  • Repressive media restrictions dropped in law on sanctions (KHPG) 08/15/2014
  • Russian aid convoy checked; military vehicles mass near Ukraine (Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Putin's convoy slowed by absence of documents (Ukrinform) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine checks Russian humanitarian aid at Izvaryne checkpoint (Ukrinform) 08/15/2014
  • ATO headquarters confirms invasion of Russian technology in Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/15/2014
  • Column of Russian military equipment breaks through to Luhansk - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/15/2014
  • More than 100 Ukrainian law enforcers in captivity - Poroshenko (Ukrinform) 08/15/2014
  • Terrorists shelling Khartsyzsk from Grad rocket launchers (Ukrinform) 08/15/2014
  • Ukrainian humanitarian aid arrives in Luhansk region (Ukrinform) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine crisis 'a loser' for Putin (Deutsche Welle) 08/15/2014
  • Has the Ukraine war entered the realm of science fiction? (AUDIO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 179: Russian Build-Up Continues At Border As Armour Enters Ukraine (The Interpreter) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: BBC finds Russian aid trucks 'almost empty' (VIDEO) (BBC) 08/15/2014
  • Rosneft requests $42bn loan from Russian government (BBC) 08/15/2014
  • What's in Russian aid convoy to Ukraine? Border officials begin to find out (Christian Science Monitor) 08/15/2014
  • Russian Convoy Awaits Clearance at Ukraine Border (The Wall Street Journal) 08/15/2014
  • OSCE Project Co-ordinator, Ukraines State Emergency Service produce videos to raise awareness about dangers of explosive items (OSCE) 08/15/2014
  • NATO accuses Moscow of escalating Ukraine conflict (Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Amid fears of a Russian invasion, Ukrainians keep pushing for political reform (GlobalPost) 08/15/2014

  • Q&A: Moscow City Vies for Investors, Despite Ukraine Tensions (The Moscow Times) 08/14/2014
  • Kremlin Mutes Putin's Big Crimea Speech (RFE/RL) 08/14/2014
  • Daytime shelling leaves several dead in downtown Donetsk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Tatiana's Chornovols husband Mykola Berezovyis funeral in Borispol (Demotix) 08/14/2014
  • Civilians Caught In Crossfire: Safer to stay home or leave? (Kyiv Post) 08/14/2014
  • New Ukraine Orthodox Leader Signals Continued Church Divide. Ukrainians' Traditional Loyalty to Moscow Patriarch is Strained by His Close Tie to Kremlin (Atlantic Council) 08/14/2014
  • Watching For Putin's Plan 'B' in Ukraine. With Kremlin's Proxy War Stumbling, Kyiv and West Guard Against 'Humanitarian Intervention' (Atlantic Council) 08/14/2014
  • Eastern Ukraines museums told to hide their collections (The Art Newspaper) 08/14/2014
  • Power in the Kremlin Comes With a Price (The Moscow Times) 08/14/2014
  • As Crimea Braces For Billions in Development Funds, Russia's Other Regions Take a Back Seat (The Moscow Times) 08/14/2014
  • In Yalta, Putin Opposes Russian Politicians Clamoring for War [BRAMA: Will his next speech be to concede to the calls for war?] (The Moscow Times) 08/14/2014
  • Russian 'Humanitarian' Convoy Goes Eye To Eye With Ukrainian Tanks (Forbes) 08/14/2014
  • The Nation's Stephen F. Cohen Denies Existence of Ukraine (New York Magazine) 08/14/2014
  • Russian 'Aid' Trucks Near Separatist-Controlled Ukrainian Border Accompanied By Military Vehicles (The Wire) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine crisis sends NATO 'back to basics' (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Why Ukrainian politicians keep beating each other up (+VIDEO) (Washington Post) 08/14/2014
  • Serbian mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine (Deutsche Welle) 08/14/2014
  • Aid convoy stops short of border as Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine. Armoured personnel carriers and support vehicles cross the border, while the 280-truck convoy comes to a halt separately (The Guardian) 08/14/2014
  • Russian armoured vehicles and military trucks cross border into Ukraine (+VIDEO) (Daily Telegraph) 08/14/2014
  • Two Russians involved in DPR terrorist activity detained while trying to leave Ukraine (+video) (Security Service of Ukraine) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy (Yahoo/AP) 08/14/2014
  • Under artillery fire, Ukraine rebels switch their leaders (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Ukrainian [pro-Russian] hackers claim attack on Polish websites (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • The Vanguard of Russias New Foreign Policy (The Interpreter) 08/14/2014
  • Putin to Decide Next Moves in Standoff With West Over Ukraine (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine Taking Drastic Measures to Diminish the Risk of an Odessa Peoples Republic (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/14/2014
  • About 10 Parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate switched to Kyiv Patriarchate in 2014 (RISU) 08/14/2014
  • Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/14/2014
  • Rebel forces unravel as Ukraine military cuts off key stronghold (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • - ' - / Russian APCs (Armored Personnel Carriers) have moved into Ukraine - Western journalists (Voice of America) 08/14/2014
  • Poland knows about Russian humanitarian convoys. It didnt let one in. (KHPG) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine LiveBlog Day 178: Russian Aid Convoy on the Move Again (The Interpreter) 08/14/2014
  • Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine - Thematic report: Internal displacement in Ukraine [PDF] (OSCE) 08/14/2014
  • Russian Convoy Rolling Again Toward Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine: Russian aid convoy cynical move (Ukrainian Journal) 08/14/2014
  • Kiev warns of growing risk of Russian gas supply disruption to Europe (Ukrainian Journal) 08/14/2014
  • Russians extend import bans to Ukrainian-made vodka and beer (Ukrainian Journal) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine to start testing Slovakian route for European gas supplies (Ukrainian Journal) 08/14/2014
  • Putin's Ukraine gamble hastens exodus of Russian money and talent (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Opinion: Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Gaza are falling apart and John Kerrys not helping (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Putin sounds conciliatory note on visit to annexed Ukraine region (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Global stocks rise on Putin comments, bonds yields fall (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Finnish president to raise Ukraine at meeting with Putin (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Shells hit central Donetsk, Russian aid convoy heads towards border (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine approves law on sanctions against Russia (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine crisis sends NATO 'back to basics' (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • President approved ratification of the Agreement with Japanese Government on the loan of up to JPY 10 billion for the support of economic reforms (President.gov.ua) 08/14/2014
  • Ukrainian part of international humanitarian assistance departed to Luhansk (President.gov.ua) 08/14/2014
  • Petro Poroshenko continued consultations with Joseph Biden (President.gov.ua) 08/14/2014
  • Presidents of Ukraine and Finland negotiated geopolitical context of developments in the Donbas (President.gov.ua) 08/14/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 13 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine Sends Its Own Aid Convoy To Separatist-Held East (VIDEO) (RFE/RL) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine Passes Law On Russia Sanctions, Gas Pipelines (RFE/RL) 08/14/2014
  • Putin: Russia Will Do Its Utmost To Stop Bloodshed In Ukraine [BRAMA: ...which it shouldn't have started in the first place.] (RFE/RL) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine Separatists In Seeming Disarray Amid Rumors Of Strelkov's Demise (RFE/RL) 08/14/2014
  • Hacked Twitter Feed Has Medvedev Resign, Mock Putin (RFE/RL) 08/14/2014
  • Nationalist gets punched in Ukrainian parliament [Oleh Lyashko] (Yahoo/AP) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine claims to take town on Russian aid route (Yahoo/AP) 08/14/2014
  • Photo: Ukraine's Anna Titimets, center, clears a hurdle in her 400m hurdles semifinal during the European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 (Yahoo/AP) 08/14/2014
  • Slovak PM critical of Ukraine for sanctions (Yahoo/AP) 08/14/2014
  • Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets with acting head of Crimea Sergei Aksyenov in Sevastopol, Crimea, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Putin traveled to Crimea, a Black Sea peninsula that Russia seized from Ukraine in March, where he was to chair a session of his Security Council later Wednesday. A meeting with Putin's entire Cabinet and most Russian lawmakers was scheduled for Thursday. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service) (Yahoo/AP) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine rebel military chief quits: separatists [Igor Strelkov] (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Russian convoy rolls on towards Ukraine as fighting intensifies (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Oil prices in fresh falls (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Putin says Russia should not 'fence itself off' from West (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Shelling kills 22 in Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk: official (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine sending own aid convoys to war-torn east (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Putin says many European leaders want to end sanctions standoff (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Slovak gas pipeline to Ukraine to start tests on Aug 16 (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Slovak PM warns 'meaningless' Russia sanctions will jeopardize EU economy (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Leading Ukraine separatist military commander Strelkov resigns (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Russia says talking to Ukraine about sending aid convoy to east Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Swiss parliament cancels visit by Putin ally on EU sanctions list (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • EU seeks to take sting out of Russia food ban (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Putin says Russian military to set up a task force in Crimea (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Malaysia declares Aug 22 national day of mourning for MH17 victims (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Leading Ukrainian separatist says he is stepping down [Valery Bolotov] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Mercenaries of so-called Donetsk Peoples Republic seize Protestant church in Donetsk (RISU) 08/14/2014
  • Slovakia grumbles as EU begins crisis Russia food ban talks (EurActiv) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Rebel military chief Strelkov 'quits' [Igor Girkin - known as Strelkov] (BBC) 08/14/2014
  • Putin has Replaced Old Institutionalist Consensus with New Ideologically Homogenized Elite, Morozov Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/14/2014
  • Putins Visit Seeks to Legitimate Russias Illegal Occupation of Crimea, Ukrainian Political Scientist Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/14/2014
  • Putin of the 2000 Kursk Disaster is the Putin of Today (Window on Eurasia) 08/14/2014
  • Moscow Hopes to Use Soft Power to Influence Intellectuals Abroad and Thus Defend Itself (Window on Eurasia) 08/14/2014
  • Serious failings seen in new lustration bill (KHPG) 08/14/2014
  • Russian Prime Minister's Twitter Account Gets Hacked (Mashable) 08/14/2014
  • In the rebel-held town of Donetsk locals speak about the damage done to their homes and property. The locals refer to the indiscriminate nature of the Ukrainian army's shelling, as well as the separatists seeming inability to protect them. (VIDEO) (VICE News) 08/14/2014
  • Russian fighter planes cruising around Ukrainian border (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • Filaret: We will receive everyone who withdraws from Moscow patriarchate (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • Russia supplying terrorists with satellite stations - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • 80% of occupied territories in Donbas reclaimed from terrorists - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • Luhansk completely besieged - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • Red Cross sends envoy to Moscow, Kyiv to discuss 'Putin's convoy' (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • Putin confesses to using army to annex Crimea (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine already sends over 250 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Donbas - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • RADA PASSES SANCTIONS LAW (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • Activists block off Hrushevskoho Str., demand lustration (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • 9 Ukrainian servicemen killed in Donbas over past 24 hours (Ukrinform) 08/14/2014
  • Donetsk rocked by heavy shelling (Al Jazeera) 08/14/2014
  • Igor Strelkov: mysterious Russian who led Ukraine rebels (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • In phone call with President, Ban expresses increasing concern about Ukraine crisis (United Nations) 08/14/2014

  • Russia's Mistral Warships Won't Have French Weapons (The Moscow Times) 08/13/2014
  • Criminal in the Kremlin: An Interview with Professor Walter Clemens. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 08/13/2014
  • 3rd 'Gas War' Looming Between Russia, Ukraine, EU (The Moscow Times) 08/13/2014
  • Russias Donetsk Proxies Anticipate Ukrainian Siege (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/13/2014
  • Convoy Said to Pause at Russian Base as Questions Persist (The New York Times) 08/13/2014
  • Soldier Whose Instagram Selfies Appeared To Show Him In Ukraine Says Russian Army Is Discharging Him (Buzzfeed) 08/13/2014
  • Risk of War 'Higher Than Ever' as Russian Convoy Nears Ukraine (Mashable) 08/13/2014
  • Russian Energy Giant Hires DC Lobbyists To Target US Natural Gas Exports (Daily Caller) 08/13/2014
  • Russian convoy vanishes on road to Ukraine (Daily Telegraph) 08/13/2014
  • This Map Of US And Russian Arms Sales Says It All (Yahoo/Business Insider) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine Taps Volunteers Fueled by Anger, Bravado. Motley Battalions Include Some Fighters With Checkered Pasts (The Wall Street Journal) 08/13/2014
  • Russian aid convoy heads for east Ukraine (Ukrainian Journal) 08/13/2014
  • Rada measure would empower prez to ban Russian gas transit to Europe (Ukrainian Journal) 08/13/2014
  • Ukrainians move to get sanctions against Russian soccer teams (Ukrainian Journal) 08/13/2014
  • At least 21 miners injured after Donetsk region mine explodes (Ukrainian Journal) 08/13/2014
  • Twelve Ukrainian nationalist fighters killed in separatist ambush (Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Belarus and the End of Peace in Europe (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/13/2014
  • New Sanctions Bill Raises Free-Press Fears In Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/13/2014
  • In Brighton Beach. By Peter Pomerantsev (London Review of Books) 08/13/2014
  • Estonian PM: Biggest sanctions losers will be ordinary Russian consumers (EurActiv) 08/13/2014
  • As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines (The Daily Beast) 08/13/2014
  • Hot Issue Lies, Damned Lies and Russian Disinformation (Jamestown Foundation) 08/13/2014
  • Comment of Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Svyatoslav Tsegolko on the organization of humanitarian assistance for Ukrainian Luhansk (President.gov.ua) 08/13/2014
  • The UN is ready to engage in coordination of the international humanitarian assistance for Ukraine (President.gov.ua) 08/13/2014
  • Weekly update from the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk, for the period 612 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/13/2014
  • Camp for Russian 'humanitarian aid' in Kharkiv region dismantled, media reports say (Ukrinform) 08/13/2014
  • Any convoys without Red Cross mandate viewed as aggressive forces - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/13/2014
  • The Chaos Convoy. The Red Cross has no idea what 280 Russian trucks making their way to the Ukrainian border are carrying. Is Putin's "humanitarian" mission a Trojan horse? (Foreign Policy) 08/13/2014
  • Putin to try to stage armed coup in Ukraine, defence minister's advisor says (Ukrinform) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine LiveBlog Day 177: Russian Aid Convoy Approaches Ukrainian Border (The Interpreter) 08/13/2014
  • Putin delays payment for French Mistral warships (EUObserver) 08/13/2014
  • Defence of Crimean Tatar rights vital for struggle to return Crimea (KHPG) 08/13/2014
  • Kremlin-backed militants seize parents of a local journalist (KHPG) 08/13/2014
  • Journalist Dmytro Potekhin seized by militants (KHPG) 08/13/2014
  • Sweeping power to crush freedom of speech for reasons of national security? (KHPG) 08/13/2014
  • Siberian Federalization Idea Spreads to Kaliningrad and Kuban (Window on Eurasia) 08/13/2014
  • Russian Occupation Authorities in Crimea to Protect Smallest Nations While Repressing Larger Ones (Window on Eurasia) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Russian aid convoy sits and waits (BBC) 08/13/2014
  • Russia Carefully Weighs its Options in Ukraine (Euractiv) 08/13/2014
  • Showdown looms as Red Cross shuns Russian aid convoy (Euractiv) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine Crisis Hardens Germany Against Russia, an Old Partner (The New York Times) 08/13/2014
  • Graphic video shows Right Sector fighters killed by Kremlin-backed militants; Yarosh vows revenge (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 08/13/2014
  • Kyiv Warnings Urgent As Russian Convoy Nears Border (RFE/RL) 08/13/2014
  • Evidence Suggests Weapons Continue to Cross Into Ukraine From Russia (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine's Right Sector Pledges Revenge After 12 Die in Ambush (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors (Yahoo/AP) 08/13/2014
  • The War Breaks The Spine of Ukraines Economy. By Maxim Eristavi (Medium.com) 08/13/2014
  • Unity March - New York at Grand Army Plaza (W 59th St, New York, New York 10019) 2:00pm Saturday, August 16 (Facebook) 08/13/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 12 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/13/2014
  • Russian Aid Convoy Held at Border (Project Maidan) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine crisis death toll doubles in two weeks to August 10: U.N. [Nearly 5,000 have been wounded to date] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of cynicism over convoy; death toll rises sharply (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Twelve Ukrainian nationalist fighters killed in separatist ambush (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine Calls Russian Aid Convoy Act of Cynicism (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine conflict: Under siege in Luhansk (BBC) 08/13/2014
  • Russia suddenly changes route of 'humanitarian aid convoy' to Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/13/2014
  • Red Cross does not know what Putin brings to Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/13/2014
  • 'Putin's convoy' not to be let into Kharkiv region - Avakov (Ukrinform) 08/13/2014
  • Wellmann: 'Trust in Russia has reached rock bottom' (Deutsche Welle) 08/13/2014
  • UEFA: No case for Russia yet despite Crimea games (Yahoo/AP) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine-bound Russian convoy stuck amid bickering [BRAMA: 'bickering'? Really?] (Yahoo/AP) 08/13/2014
  • EU's Ashton ready to call special meeting on Iraq, Ukraine (Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine says will not let 'Putin's' convoy onto its territory (Yahoo/AFP) 08/13/2014
  • Russia convoy rolls towards Ukraine despite Kiev warning (Yahoo/AFP) 08/13/2014
  • On Russia's border with Ukraine, fighters and military gear move freely (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Russian food safety watchdog says bans certain alcohol imports from Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Russia's richest tycoon lowers stake in vast empire... 'not in response to any threat of Western sanctions' (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Russia calls 'absurd' suspicions aid to Ukraine is cover for invasion. Foreign Ministry criticised Australia for voicing such fears. (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine's Naftogaz warns of possible gas transit disruptions (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/13/2014

  • Ukraine Set To Receive Humanitarian Aid From Russia, But To What End? (Forbes) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine Crisis Takes Toll on Germanys Economy, Powerhouse of the Eurozone (The New York Times) 08/12/2014
  • Ukrainian Troops Retreat From Russian Border, Leaving 100 Kilometers Open to Invasion (The Daily Beast) 08/12/2014
  • Russian aid trucks leave for eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/12/2014
  • Australia's Abbott: Ukraine crash was murder (Yahoo/AP) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine says humanitarian mission will be led by Red Cross and has blessing of US, Russia (Yahoo/AP) 08/12/2014
  • Anger at army as small town near Ukraine rebel hub smoulders (Yahoo/AFP) 08/12/2014
  • US urges border check for Russia 'aid' convoy (Yahoo/AFP) 08/12/2014
  • Tennis - Israel and Ukraine stripped of Davis Cup home ties (Yahoo/AFP) 08/12/2014
  • 'Grave concerns' over Russian aid to Ukraine gambit: Hollande (Yahoo/AFP) 08/12/2014
  • US demands justice for 'unconscionable crime' of MH17: Kerry (Yahoo/AFP) 08/12/2014
  • Australia, Dutch vow justice for MH17 victims (Yahoo/AFP) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine sets terms for Russian aid as convoy heads to border (Yahoo/AFP) 08/12/2014
  • Russia says to send aid to Ukraine despite West's warnings; Russian aid convoy to Ukraine 'won't have military escort': Kremlin (Yahoo/AFP) 08/12/2014
  • Russia Could Invade Ukraine On Multiple Fronts If Putin Chose (Business Insider) 08/12/2014
  • Aug. 12, Ukraine army seizes 30 Russian paratroopers in Donbas (ZIK) 08/12/2014
  • Opinion: Putin Gets In the Aid Game. Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on how the Russian strongman is using humanitarian aid to Ukraine as a cover to escalate fighting and boost his popularity. (VIDEO) (The Wall Street Journal) 08/12/2014
  • Yanukovych extended special privileges to Yushchenko (Euromaidan Press) 08/12/2014
  • Russia Says To Hand Over Aid Convoy To ICRC In Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/12/2014
  • John Kerry, Secretary of State (Sydney, Australia): Remarks With Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston (State.gov) 08/12/2014
  • Joint Communique AUSMIN 2014. Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met on 12 August in Sydney for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) (State.gov) 08/12/2014
  • War Leaves Scars in Ukrainian Town Once Held by Insurgents. Some Residents First Welcomed Pro-Russia Militants, But Then Lost Heart (Wall Street Journal) 08/12/2014
  • Geopolitical Football Engulfs Top Teams in Russia. Amid Ukraine Crisis, Fear of Vladimir Putin Extends to Soccer (New York Times) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine's Currency at All-Time Low (Wall Street Journal) 08/12/2014
  • Peter and Caesar: Is Pope Francis Shifting the Vaticans Worldview? [The Vatican has also gone easy on Putin over Ukraine...] (World Affairs Journal) 08/12/2014
  • Russian troops in 'humanitarian' mission (Ukrainian Journal) 08/12/2014
  • Obama backs Ukraine call for Red Cross humanitarian mission to Luhansk (Ukrainian Journal) 08/12/2014
  • Donetsk residents face artillery fire, water and power shortages (Ukrainian Journal) 08/12/2014
  • Interior ministry, prosecutor office to head stolen funds commission (Ukrainian Journal) 08/12/2014
  • OSCE representative calls on Ukrainian authorities to drop legislative provisions endangering media freedom and free flow of information (OSCE) 08/12/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 11 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine conflict: Russian aid or Trojan Horse? (BBC) 08/12/2014
  • Being Pro-West Doesn't Mean Being Anti-Russian (The Moscow Times) 08/12/2014
  • Opinion: Putin Needs an 'Off-Ramp' for Ukraine's Crisis (The Moscow Times) 08/12/2014
  • Russia's Presidential Staff Buys a Million Bottles of European Wine (The Moscow Times) 08/12/2014
  • Russia Won't Pay for French Mistral Warships Until Second Delivered (The Moscow Times) 08/12/2014
  • Russian View: Ukraine Is Safe From a Moscow Invasion (The Moscow Times) 08/12/2014
  • Opinion: Sanctions Will Hurt Russia's Rearmament Plans (The Moscow Times) 08/12/2014
  • Russian Inflight Announcements Latest Front In War Of Words With Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/12/2014
  • Russian Humanitarian Aid? Past Recipients Say There's No Such Thing (RFE/RL) 08/12/2014
  • Russian 'Humanitarian Aid': What We Know And Don't Know So Far (RFE/RL) 08/12/2014
  • Wary U.S. Stresses Kyiv's Terms For Russian 'Humanitarian' Mission (RFE/RL) 08/12/2014
  • Do Trolls Matter? (RFE/RL) 08/12/2014
  • Op-ed: Food import ban means Russia is fully at war with the West. By Masha Gessen (Washington Post) 08/12/2014
  • 4 Times Russia Used The Pretext Of Assistance To Invade Neighbors (Business Insider/RFE/RL) 08/12/2014
  • Money of arrested former NBU head found in European banks [Borys Prykhodko] (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine's victims of war (INFOGRAPHIC) (Kyiv Post) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine will not allow Russia to escort aid across border (Kyiv Post) 08/12/2014
  • Russian soldiers brag on Internet about repainting 300 KAMAZ trucks to carry aid (Kyiv Post) 08/12/2014
  • A Russian Convoy Carrying Aid to Ukraine Is Dogged by Suspicion. A gift horse or a Trojan horse? (The New York Times) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine Steps Up Assault of Rebel City [Donetsk] (The New York Times) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine may block Russian humanitarian aid convoy (BBC) 08/12/2014
  • For Second Time in a Century, Russia has Decided to Go Against the Winds of History, Pastukhov Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/12/2014
  • FIFA Could Strip Russia of 2018 World Cup for Illegal Inclusion of Crimean Clubs in Russian Leagues (Window on Eurasia) 08/12/2014
  • Turkic Peoples Should Back Putin as the Mongol Khan of Today, Kazakh Activist Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/12/2014
  • Kremlin-backed militants resort to wholesale and merciless hostage-taking (KHPG) 08/12/2014
  • Siberian march in defence of the Constitution also banned (KHPG) 08/12/2014
  • MPs told its money that stops them changing electoral law (KHPG) 08/12/2014
  • Russian Military Rehearses Ukraine Peacekeeping Operation (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/12/2014
  • Moscows Reinforced Team in Donetsk Picks Local Figurehead Leader (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/12/2014
  • A Ukrainian murder mystery ensnares a church in former rebel stronghold. That pro-Russia separatists kidnapped and murdered four members of a Pentecostal church in Slaviansk seems sure. But very little else about the incident is. (Christian Science Monitor) 08/12/2014
  • In Memory of Ian Fleming: James Bond Through the Decades [See 'On His Majesty's Secret Service by Tony Leliw': http://www.brama.com/news/press/2003/12/031203leliw_sidneyreilly-jamesbond.html] (Mashable) 08/12/2014
  • Ukrainian Forces Battle Separatists Near Donetsk (VIDEO) (VICE News) 08/12/2014
  • Russia Is Bringing Aid to Ukraine's Border Amid Trojan Horse Fears (VICE News) 08/12/2014
  • Red Cross: We 'want to follow our procedures' [The Red Cross's plan to coordinate the supply of aid to eastern Ukraine has been complicated by Russia's dispatch of a relief convoy.] (Deutsche Welle) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine's Avakov insists Russian convoy won't be allowed in (Deutsche Welle) 08/12/2014
  • Russia's Suspicious Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine Separatists. Is Moscow's aid convoy to eastern Ukraine the real thing, or a Trojan horse preparing the way for more war? Many Russians think its a trick. (The Daily Beast) 08/12/2014
  • Compelling Evidence That Russias Putin And Egypts Sisi Are Actually The Same Person. Think about it. (Buzzfeed) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross (Yahoo/AP) 08/12/2014
  • Ukraine says will deny access to Russian aid (Yahoo/AP) 08/12/2014

  • Ambassador Brzezinski's remarks at the US Embassy Sweden Independence Day event held in Almedalen on Gotland, Sweden (YouTube) 08/11/2014
  • Russias top 100 lies about Ukraine (The Examiner) 08/11/2014
  • President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the United States Barack Obama (President.gov.ua) 08/11/2014
  • Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida says US should arm Ukraine against rebels (Pensacola News Journal) 08/11/2014
  • Ukraine: Russia Has Massed 45000 Troops On Joint Border (Huffington Post/Reuters) 08/11/2014
  • EU and US warn Russia against 'humanitarian' invasion of Ukraine (EUobserver) 08/11/2014
  • Russia to send humanitarian convoy into Ukraine in spite of warnings (The Guardian) 08/11/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 hrs, 10 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/11/2014
  • Ukraine Conflict Puts Culture in Crossfire (New York Times) 08/11/2014
  • Ukraine may force changes in Russian gas transit to Europe (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/11/2014
  • Opinion: New Energy Sources: How To Make Ukraine More Secure Without Using U.S. Military Forces (Forbes) 08/11/2014
  • OSCE representative calls for immediate release of missing [Rossiya Segodnya] photojournalist in eastern Ukraine (OSCE) 08/11/2014
  • Yen Falls as Russia Seeks Ukraine-Rebel Talks; Dollar Hold Gains (Bloomberg) 08/11/2014
  • Russia's Food Ban Is High-Risk, Low-Reward (The Moscow Times) 08/11/2014
  • Husband of Kiev Revolution Hero Killed in Battle in Ukraine [Tetyana Chornovol] (Mashable) 08/11/2014
  • Sevastopol's Olympic-Sized Take On Ukraine: Bikers, Ballet, And Swastikas (RFE/RL) 08/11/2014
  • Ukraine, Red Cross to lead humanitarian effort with Russia to Luhansk Oblast (UPDATE) (Kyiv Post) 08/11/2014
  • EU tries to limit damage from Russian food embargo (Euractiv) 08/11/2014
  • Ukraine and Russia 'agree' to aid mission to Luhansk (BBC) 08/11/2014
  • Putin Sanctions Making Entrepreneurs Enemies of the Regime, Inozemtsev Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/11/2014
  • Under Putin, Russia has Become a Land of Potemkin Hospitals (Window on Eurasia) 08/11/2014
  • South Caucasus Countries Calculating Impact of an Independent Kurdistan (Window on Eurasia) 08/11/2014
  • West Doesnt Have a Strategy in Ukraine, Pastukhov Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/11/2014
  • Odessa 'Massacre' Propaganda vs. the Facts (KHPG) 08/11/2014
  • Dangerous silence over police role in Odessa May 2 events (KHPG) 08/11/2014
  • Russian censor will not be allowed to block Glavkom (KHPG) 08/11/2014
  • Kazakhstani Cossacks in Media Spotlight Because of Ukraine Crisis (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/11/2014
  • Putin Picks the Worst of All Bad Choices (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/11/2014
  • Transnistria-Type Scenario Looming in Ukraines Donbas (Part Two) (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/11/2014
  • Ukrainian troops close in on Donetsk's rebels, Iraq says #IS slaughtered hundreds of Yazidis and more. (VIDEO) (VICE News) 08/11/2014
  • Next evidence of the RF servicemen involvement into combat operations on the territory of Ukraine were received (SBU) 08/11/2014
  • Terrorist group was detained in Donetsk region (SBU) 08/11/2014
  • Russia to send humanitarian convoy into Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/11/2014
  • Dutch push Ukraine plane disaster inquiries (Yahoo/AP) 08/11/2014
  • Inmates escape shelled high-security jail in Donetsk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/11/2014
  • Russia urges 'humanitarian' mission as Ukraine rebel bastion pounded (Yahoo/AFP) 08/11/2014
  • Giving birth under fire in a Donetsk hospital cellar (Yahoo/AFP) 08/11/2014
  • Editorial: The West must oppose Russias humanitarian invasion of Ukraine (Washington Post) 08/11/2014
  • CBC producer revisits Ukraine to explore conflict (VIDEO) (CBC) 08/11/2014
  • Ukraine Is Winning the War. But will Putin invade? By CHRYSTIA FREELAND (Politico) 08/11/2014
  • Greece accuses Turkey of exploiting Russian EU food ban (Euractiv) 08/11/2014
  • Senior State Department Official: Background Briefing En Route to Sydney, Australia (State.gov) 08/11/2014
  • MH17 Air Accident Investigators Recalled from Ukraine, Says Dutch Safety Board (Wall Street Journal) 08/11/2014

  • Three planeloads of Ukrainian Jews expected in coming weeks (Jerusalem Post) 08/10/2014
  • Steven Seagal plays at concert for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine (The Guardian) 08/10/2014
  • Europe's fragile economy put to test as Ukraine, Iraq sour mood (Reuters) 08/10/2014
  • Putin Has Stumbled in Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/10/2014
  • Aberdeen chief warns on Ukraine crisis risks (Daily Telegraph) 08/10/2014
  • Ukraine's displaced facing long ordeal (Al Jazeera) 08/10/2014
  • Estonia's president takes aim at Swiss over lack of Russia sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/10/2014
  • Ukrainian rebels say they ready for ceasefire (Reuters) 08/10/2014
  • Before the fear of war, fear of fracking in Ukraine (Al Jazeera) 08/10/2014
  • 1 killed, 10 injured as fighting rages in Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/10/2014
  • US action hero Steven Seagal plays gig in Crimea [Seagal has expressed his anti-Ukrainian position in the past] (Yahoo/AFP) 08/10/2014
  • Artillery pounds Ukraine rebel bastion as West warns Russia (Yahoo/AFP) 08/10/2014
  • Russia presses Armenian, Azeri leaders for talks on Nagorno-Karabakh (Reuters) 08/10/2014
  • Ukraine says no ceasefire until separatists surrender, rebels defiant (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/10/2014
  • Ukraine demands that rebels in Donetsk surrender (Yahoo/AP) 08/10/2014
  • Ukraine says no ceasefire until separatists surrender, rebels defiant (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/10/2014
  • Soccer-Former Dynamo Kiev midfielder [Andriy] Bal dies playing soccer (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/10/2014
  • Russia returns five Ukrainian soldiers detained on its soil (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/10/2014
  • Neither War nor Peace? Putins Trotskyite Strategy in Ukraine (Window on Eurasia) 08/10/2014
  • After Putin, Russia Will Be Either Fascist or Federalized, Ukrainian Analyst Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/10/2014
  • Refugees from Eastern Ukraine Getting Mixed Receptions in Russia (Window on Eurasia) 08/10/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Army pounds rebels in Donetsk (BBC) 08/10/2014
  • Bombardment continues in Ukraine, no truce in sight (Deutsche Welle) 08/10/2014
  • Russia resumes Crimean Tatar deportation, one at a time (Kyiv Post) 08/10/2014
  • Mykola Berezovy, husband of journalist Tetyana Chornovil, killed in fighting near Donetsk (Kyiv Post) 08/10/2014
  • Preparing for War, Putin Fired Officers Who Warned Him of Its Dangers, Kyiv Analyst Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/10/2014
  • , / Husband of kidnapped and tortured by pro-Russian terrorists Ukrainian journalist, Tetiana Chornovol, killed in action while attempting to rescue a wounded friend () 08/10/2014

  • Vladimir Putin 'sacks 18 top-ranking Russian officials' (Independent) 08/09/2014
  • Fresh evidence of how the West lured Ukraine into its orbit [BRAMA: ?] (Daily Telegraph) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine: demonstrators resist dismantling of Maidan protest camp (Euronews) 08/09/2014
  • President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held consultations with US Vice President Joseph Biden (President.gov.ua) 08/09/2014
  • Russia's Lavrov discusses humanitarian mission in Ukraine with Kerry (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine Strategy Bets on Restraint by Russia (The New York Times) 08/09/2014
  • Provocation on the border of our country was prevented - Valeriy Chalyi (President.gov.ua) 08/09/2014
  • A Cathedral Under Siege. Two Development Projects Threaten the Grand Canyon. By KEVIN FEDARKO (The New York Times) 08/09/2014
  • In Ukraine, Separatist Commander 'Strelkov' Seems To Be Getting Frustrated (RFE/RL) 08/09/2014
  • US and Germany threaten Russia with 'additional consequences' over Ukraine (Guardian) 08/09/2014
  • Ukrainian rebels say they ready for ceasefire (Reuters) 08/09/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) based on information as of 18:00hrs, 8 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/09/2014
  • Prisoners of 'Demon' in war-torn Ukraine (BBC) 08/09/2014
  • Rebel Commander in Ukraine Says Donetsk Is Surrounded (The Wire) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire (Yahoo/AP) 08/09/2014
  • Russia starts drilling its northernmost oil well (Yahoo/AP) 08/09/2014
  • Militants attack Donetsk-Rostov passenger bus (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine rebel leader: We are open to a cease-fire (Yahoo/AP) 08/09/2014
  • Russia seeks US backing for 'humanitarian mission' to Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Russia denies 'humanitarian' push into Ukraine as forces surround Donetsk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Russia 'humanitarian' push into Ukraine would be illegal: US, UK (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Moscow says chases US sub away (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Russia detects, 'expels' presumed U.S. submarine: Russian news agencies (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/09/2014
  • Putin, launching US-Russia oil project, touts 'pragmatism' (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Foreign Ministry releases video biography of Nadiya Savchenko (Kyiv Post) 08/09/2014
  • Western Ukraines Banderstadt shelters eastern Ukraines refugees (Kyiv Post) 08/09/2014
  • Surrounded, Donetsk separatist floats Ukraine ceasefire (Deutsche Welle) 08/09/2014
  • How to lose friends. Vladimir Putin pretends that he can make Russia self-sufficient and strong (Economist) 08/09/2014
  • Putins Aggressiveness has Roots in Yeltsins Rule, Portnikov Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/09/2014
  • Putins Economic Confrontation with West Will Destroy His Regime, Mitrokhin Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/09/2014
  • Battalion Aydar Detains Acting Mayor Of Oleksandrivsk, Luhansk Region Reznik (Ukrainian News Agency) 08/09/2014
  • Pilot Of Ukrainian Fighter Plane, Shot Down By Terrorists, Returns To Troops Body (Ukrainian News Agency) 08/09/2014
  • Swiss OSCE Chairperson-in-Office acknowledges humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, calls for co-operative measures (OSCE) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine says another 13 of its troops die in conflict-torn east (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Lithuanian FM Linkevicius: Everyone is fed up with Russian 'humanitarian' efforts (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Ukrainian troops attack terrorists in 12 localities (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Red Cross tells Russia what humanitarian aid means (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Russia pulls Pskov Airborne Assault Division to border with Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Situation in Luhansk critical: city without electricity, water, telephone (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine manages to stop Russian invasion - Chaly (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • MFA urges Russia 'to refrain from humanitarian convoys' to Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Russian 'humanitarian' convoy nearly enters Ukraine (Kyiv Post) 08/09/2014
  • Artillery gunfire heard in all districts of Donetsk (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine says stops Russian troops invading, Moscow calls statement 'fairy tale' (Reuters) 08/09/2014
  • Russian 'ploy' averted, says Ukraine (Deutsche Welle) 08/09/2014
  • Diplomacy on hold in Ukraine? (Deutsche Welle) 08/09/2014
  • Poland asks US to import apples banned by Russia (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Barricades come down in Kiev (Yahoo/AP) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Kiev dismantles last protest barriers (BBC) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine forces surround Donetsk in east: Commander (PressTV) 08/09/2014
  • Russian unmanned aircraft continue to violate Ukraine's airspace (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/09/2014
  • Russia frees Ukrainian officers detained earlier on suspicion of war crimes (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/09/2014
  • 'The Next Stalingrad' Awaits in Ukraine (Mashable) 08/09/2014
  • Last Of 'Euromaidan' Barricades Cleared In Downtown Kyiv (RFE/RL) 08/09/2014
  • Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine over past 24 hours (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/09/2014
  • ATO forces shelled by Grad rocket launchers, mortars (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine reduces gas imports ten times in July (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • 16,000 people flee from occupied Crimea - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Putin Believes He can Win a War with NATO, Piontkovsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/09/2014
  • UN offers Donbas humanitarian aid (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • U.S. says Russian 'humanitarian convoy' to Donbass to be regarded as invasion (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • QHA Director and Mejlis adviser also banned entry to the Crimea (KHPG) 08/09/2014
  • Ukrainian aircraft destroy terrorists' convoys near Horlivka, Antratsyt (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014

  • Op-ed: Is Putin Really Cornered? (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • Harshest Sanctions on Russia YetFrom Vladimir Putin. By Kara-Murza (World Affairs Journal) 08/08/2014
  • Opinion: Russias blow to globalization. By Anne Applebaum (Washington Post) 08/08/2014
  • Op-ed: Is Putin Really Cornered? Talk to Russia About Ukraine. By ANDREW S. WEISS, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • Obama on the World. President Obama Talks to Thomas L. Friedman About Iraq, Putin and Israel (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • Editorial: A World Desperate for a Little Good News (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • Bloomfield Hills doctor performs surgery on Ukrainian hero (The Oakland Press) 08/08/2014
  • Opinion: The Quite Hilarious Russian Propaganda About The Ban On EU Food Imports (Forbes) 08/08/2014
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin bans import of almost all Australian foods but allows in alcohol products (COURIER-MAIL) 08/08/2014
  • Richest Russians Deprived of Luxury Foods by Putins Ban. Let them eat blini. (Bloomberg) 08/08/2014
  • Not only militants guilty of taking priests prisoner (KHPG) 08/08/2014
  • Patriarch Kirill, FSB Backing Different Candidates in Ukrainian Church Election (Window on Eurasia) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine: UN alarmed by intensifying clashes, mounting casualties in country's east (United Nations) 08/08/2014
  • Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer (CNBC) 08/08/2014
  • Malls to Meeting Rooms Empty Amid Ukrainian No-Go Zone (Bloomberg) 08/08/2014
  • In Ukraine, NATO Boss Issues Warning to Russia (Military.com) 08/08/2014
  • Half a Ton of This, Half a Ton of That: Russia Is Calm Over Food Import Bans (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • Blast in Ukraines Capital Stirs Fears of New Conflict (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • Iraq Strikes Seen as Giving Putin Pretext in Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • Spanish civil war nostalgics join fight alongside Ukrainian rebels [(One Spaniard) proudly shows off two big monochrome portraits of Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, tattooed on the right and left side of his torso.] (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Five Ukrainian soldiers who crossed in Russia arrested (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • U.S. says it would view Russia aid deliveries to Ukraine as invasion (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Russia's Defence Ministry says military drills near Ukraine over (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Sanctions grate on Moscow cheese monger (Yahoo/AFP) 08/08/2014
  • US warns Russia against using aid to invade Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/08/2014
  • Obama interrupting summer vacation with trip to DC (Yahoo/AP) 08/08/2014
  • New Ukrainian rebel leader [Alexander Zakharchenko] gives Moscow distance [A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants 'only moral support' from Moscow...] (Yahoo/AP) 08/08/2014
  • US warns Russia against intervention in Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/08/2014
  • 'A Russian Peacekeeper in Ukraine Is an Oxymoron' (Mashable) 08/08/2014
  • Oh NoRussian Troops Near Ukraine Are Painting Peacekeeper on Their Tanks (Medium.com) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine crisis draws students to unique Munich uni (Deutsche Welle) 08/08/2014
  • Russian Roulette (Dispatch 68) VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky speaks with both the leader of the Kiev 2 Battalion and Maidan activists after clashes in Kiev. (VIDEO) (VICE News) 08/08/2014
  • Ukrainian soldiers go on trial in Russia, their comrade faces prison at home for saving lives (Kyiv Post) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine says ceasefire at MH17 crash site still in force (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • World War on Russia's Mind When US Duels Over Ukraine (Bloomberg) 08/08/2014
  • Grad shelling from Russia in direction of Amvrosiyivka for almost half an hour [18:25 Kyiv time] (Ukrinform) 08/08/2014
  • Smeshko on situation in Donbas: Nobody tells Putin that Ukrainians are not Russians (Ukrinform) 08/08/2014
  • Yanukovych, his 'Family' face trial in absentia - Yatseniuk (Ukrinform) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine Open to Halting Gas Flows in Russia Sanctions (Bloomberg) 08/08/2014
  • Ukrainian government approves draft law on sanctions against Russia (Ukrinform) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine readies sanctions on Russian citizens, companies (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Russia arrests Ukrainian officers for 'war crimes' (BBC) 08/08/2014
  • Revolution and war in Ukraine. I witness; A novelists enlightening account of life in Kiev during Ukraines turmoil [Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev. By Andrey Kurkov] (The Economist) 08/08/2014
  • Dow reversal illustrates Ukraine sway over markets (USA TODAY) 08/08/2014
  • Dutch experts identify 23 Ukraine plane victims (Yahoo/AP) 08/08/2014
  • 3 killed by shelling in rebel-held Ukraine city (Yahoo/AP) 08/08/2014
  • World stocks mostly down on Ukraine, Iraq jitters (Yahoo/AP) 08/08/2014
  • AP Analysis: Obama puts US on brink of Iraq return (Yahoo/AP) 08/08/2014
  • Fierce Ukraine border battles as sanctions war heats up (Yahoo/AFP) 08/08/2014
  • Russian rouble close to all-time low over Ukraine fears (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine troops break out of encirclement, 15 troops killed (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • European farmers feel Russian sanctions bite (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Ukrainian company bonds hit by fear of debt restructuring, default (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Wall Street opens up on Russia bets (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Kiev to target Russian citizens, companies in Ukraine with sanctions-PM (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Exclusive: Priest who took part in the clashes on the Maidan identified; made it on to the front page of today's Financial Times (RISU) 08/08/2014
  • Catholic bishop: Russian occupants do not touch the Catholics in the Crimea (RISU) 08/08/2014
  • 150 Jews who fled Ukraine fighting expected in Israel (RISU) 08/08/2014
  • Putinism Resembles a Fascist Dictatorship, Eidman Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/08/2014
  • Western Sanctions Driving Up Putins Popularity, Chernyakhovsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/08/2014
  • Ukrainians Think Better of Russians than Russians Do of Muscovites, Kyiv Blogger Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/08/2014
  • Russias Jewish Organizations Compete for Influence in Occupied Crimea (Window on Eurasia) 08/08/2014
  • Russia increases clamps on Internet use (KHPG) 08/08/2014
  • Moscow Court refuses to release Oleg Sentsov (KHPG) 08/08/2014
  • In Escalating Standoff With West, Russia Imposes Food Ban (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 172: Ukrainian Forces Break Out Of Encirclement But Leave Border Vulnerable (The Interpreter) 08/08/2014
  • National Bank reforms the banking sector amid reforming itself (Kyiv Post) 08/08/2014
  • Two people injured in explosion close to Maidan (UPDATED) (Kyiv Post) 08/08/2014
  • Russian Journalist Missing in Donetsk (The Moscow Times) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine Says Rebels Mistook Doomed Flight MH17 for Aeroflot Plane (The Moscow Times) 08/08/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received by 18:00 (Kyiv time), 7 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/08/2014

  • NATO: 'We stand by Ukraine' (UPI) 08/07/2014
  • How Bart Simpson was dragged into the war of words against Putin (Washington Post) 08/07/2014
  • Bart Simpson Did Not Call Vladmir Putin a D***head, says Fox (Yahoo/IB Times) 08/07/2014
  • We Come in 'Peace'. Russia's invasion of eastern Ukraine won't be an armored blitzkrieg. It's a slow, seditious drip -- and it's already underway. BY MICHAEL WEISS (Foreign Policy) 08/07/2014
  • PUTIN'S MINI-ME. The Mask Is Off. Hungarys Viktor Orbn has openly renounced Western-style democracy for the nationalist authoritarianism of Putins Russia (American Interest) 08/07/2014
  • Putin stokes fears of formal Ukraine invasion (VIDEO) (MSNBC) 08/07/2014
  • Ukraine: Militants shoot down military plane (KSAT/CNN) 08/07/2014
  • Vladimir Putin's Food Sanctions (VIDEO - humor) (The Colbert Report) 08/07/2014
  • Tourism takes a nosedive in Crimea (BBC) 08/07/2014
  • Terrorists and militants planned cynical terrorist attack at Aeroflot civil aircraft (SBU.gov.ua) 08/07/2014
  • Pilots Say US Failed to Assess Ukraine Threat (Wall Street Journal) 08/07/2014
  • Ukraine PMs office hit by cyber attack linked to Russia (Financial Times) 08/07/2014
  • Poland Speeds up Arms Deal Citing Ukraine Conflict (ABC/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Latest report by the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) on Alleged Shelling of Donetsk Hospital and Civilian Buildings (OSCE) 08/07/2014
  • Putin Will Decide Captured Ukrainian Pilots Fate, Her Lawyer Says. BY IRENA CHALUPA (Atlantic Council) 08/07/2014
  • Kremlin Silences Crimea's Last Pro-Ukraine TV Station. BY IRENA CHALUPA (Atlantic Council) 08/07/2014
  • Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days (The Washington Post) 08/07/2014
  • Putin Puts Russians on Soviet Diet (Bloomberg) 08/07/2014
  • Putin Punishes the West by Punishing the Russian People (Ricochet) 08/07/2014
  • NATO Chief Vows Support For Ukraine, Urges Russia Pullback (RFE/RL) 08/07/2014
  • Western farmers take hit from Russia food ban (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Canada will send military supplies to Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • US: Russia impeding own people's access to food (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Russia food embargo creates golden opportunity for Brazil (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • Moscow bans Western food imports; Russian quits as Ukraine rebel chief (Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Horlivka Shelling: Five people killed, Orthodox church burnt down (RISU) 08/07/2014
  • Rebels in Ukraine reportedly down another military plane (Christian Science Monitor) 08/07/2014
  • Five months after Russian takeover, Crimean Tatars unhappy with new rulers (Kyiv Post) 08/07/2014
  • Ukrainian Armys Artillery Hits Hospital, Killing Dental Patient (The New York Times) 08/07/2014
  • NATO chief in Kiev discusses support for Ukraine's defensive power (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Shelling in rebel-held Ukrainian city kills 4 [DONETSK] (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • US and Russia renew Cold War rivalry (Al Jazeera) 08/07/2014
  • Defiant Nadiya Savchenko, a captured Ukrainian navigator, inspires her country (Washington Post) 08/07/2014
  • Ukraine's disappeared: 'What happens to them doesnt seem to matter' (Al Jazeera) 08/07/2014
  • How Bart Simpson was dragged into the war of words against Putin (Washington Post) 08/07/2014
  • NATO stands by Ukraine, Secretary General says in Kiev (NATO) 08/07/2014
  • Ukraine's Military Draft Brings War Home for Thousands (Businessweek) 08/07/2014
  • Photos: Independence Square In Flames As Maidan Activists Clash With Ukrainian Forces (Huffington Post) 08/07/2014
  • Euromaidan activists are being detained by a group of men from the Kiev 1 Battalion (VIDEO) (VICE News) 08/07/2014
  • Russia Moves to Ban Parmesan Cheese as Black Smoke Billows Over Kiev Again (VICE News) 08/07/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 hrs, 6 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/07/2014
  • Without Double Standards [(O)n a reputable site (Transitions Online) readers have received extremely misleading information about the events in Odessa on May 2 and a version of events from EuroMaidan to the downing of MH17 which fully corresponds with that presented by the Kremlin and Russian media]. By Halya Coynash (KHPG) 08/07/2014
  • Parubiy tenders resignation as NSDC secretary (Ukrinform) 08/07/2014
  • United States strengthens presence in Black Sea (Ukrinform) 08/07/2014
  • Russia closes its skies for Ukrainian airlines (Ukrinform) 08/07/2014
  • Russia bans EU-US agricultural products (VIDEO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/07/2014
  • Clashes in Kiev After Police Attempt to Dismantle Tents on Maidan (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Russia to Double Number of Paratroopers (The Moscow Times) 08/07/2014
  • Kamchatka Calls 'Emergency' Over Ukrainian Refugee Influx (The Moscow Times) 08/07/2014
  • Two Sanctioned Russian Banks Turn to Government for Aid (The Moscow Times) 08/07/2014
  • Photo of a Fight in the Ukrainian Parliament Looks Like Renaissance Art (Mashable) 08/07/2014
  • Telegraph the 'zonkey' born at Crimean zoo (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • Change possible at top of east Ukraine rebellion signals effort to ease tensions (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • NATO, Ukraine discuss alliance support for Kiev's defence capacity (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Ukraine gets gas from Europe after Russia cutoff, volumes plummet (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Putin, Merkel discuss Ukraine crisis, laud OSCE monitors mission: Kremlin (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Biden, Poroshenko concerned about Russia military buildup: White House (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Russia bans fruit, veg, meat, fish, dairy imports from U.S., EU (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Ukraine foreign currency reserves fall to $16.07 billion in July - central bank (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Bottler Coca Cola HBC warns of 'sudden deterioration' in Russian market (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Factbox - The effect of Russia sanctions on European companies (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Snowden receives three-year Russian residence permit - lawyer (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Special Report: How scams and shakedowns brought Ukraine to its knees (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Russian sanctions retaliation bruises Polish apple farmers (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • NATO Secretary General in Kiev for talks with senior Ukraine government leaders (NATO) 08/07/2014
  • Ukrainian Soldiers In Russia On Hunger Strike (RFE/RL) 08/07/2014
  • Clashes In Kiev As Ukraine Moves To Dismantle 'Euromaidan' Protest Camp (Business Insider/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Russians Envision Country's Future Without U.S. and EU Foods (The Moscow Times) 08/07/2014
  • Obama Says Ukraine Doesn't Need U.S. Military Aid [... but an invasion by Russia would raise 'a different set of questions.'] (RFE/RL) 08/07/2014
  • Australians mourn victims of downed Malaysian jet (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • 3 killed, 5 wounded in east Ukraine fightin (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Dutch pushed for harsher Russia sanctions (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Mortar hits hospital in eastern Ukraine; 1 killed (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • ECB 'closely monitoring' geopolitical risks (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • ECB's Draghi cautions over Ukraine impact (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Report: Pro-Russian separatists in Moldova put Army on alert (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Russia retaliates against Western sanctions with food ban (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • Russia threatens to block overflights between Europe, Asia (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • Russia threatens overflight block between Europe, Asia (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • EU reserves right to 'action' after Russia sanctions (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • Russia announces 'full embargo' on most food from US, EU (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • Australia holds national day of mourning for MH17 victims (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • NATO chief flies to Ukraine amid Russian troop buildup fears (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • Russian troop buildup on Ukraine border fans fears of incursion (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • Ukrainian Orthodox bishop called Putin to withdraw Russian troops from the border with Ukraine (RISU) 08/07/2014
  • Ukrainians in Russia Call on Putin to End Ukrainophobia There (Window on Eurasia) 08/07/2014
  • Putin has Turned the Clock Back to July 1938, Felshtinsky Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/07/2014
  • Russia to block Glavkom over Siberian federalism coverage (KHPG) 08/07/2014
  • Suspect in Tetyana Chornovol attack receives asylum in Russia (KHPG) 08/07/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 171: Barricades Burn Once Again As Authorities Try To Clear Maidan (The Interpreter) 08/07/2014
  • Terrorists wanted to shot down Aeroflot plane instead of Boeing - Nalyvaichenko (Ukrinform) 08/07/2014
  • Ukraine to appeal to international courts to seek release of its servicemen in Russia (Ukrinform) 08/07/2014
  • Poroshenko accepts Parubiy's resignation (Ukrinform) 08/07/2014

  • BREMMER: Invading Eastern Ukraine Is Clearly Putin's Plan B (Business Insider) 08/06/2014
  • Vladimir Putin Might Fall. We Should Consider What Happens Next. By Julia Ioffe (New Republic) 08/06/2014
  • Malaysia Flight Wreckage Was 'Like The End Of The World' (AUDIO) (NPR) 08/06/2014
  • Honoring Ukraine's National Poet Through His Art [at The Ukrainian Museum in NYC] (Voices of NY) 08/06/2014
  • The Ukrainian army is unprepared for war. By DAVID MARPLES and MYROSLAVA UNIAT (Open Democracy) 08/06/2014
  • Impunity reigns for abductions and ill-treatment by pro-Kyiv vigilantes in eastern Ukraine (Amnesty International) 08/06/2014
  • Op-ed: Russia Must Recognize Ukraine Rebels' Human Rights Abuses (The Moscow Times) 08/06/2014
  • Op-ed: Moscow Needs a Plan B in Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/06/2014
  • Five facts on the Russian data heist (Deutsche Welle) 08/06/2014
  • UNHCR on 'huge displacement' of Ukrainians (Deutsche Welle) 08/06/2014
  • Sour apples in Russia? Putin moves to ban food imports from West. (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 08/06/2014
  • Fear as midnight airstrike hits close to Donetsk centre (Yahoo/AFP) 08/06/2014
  • US, Ukraine concerned over Russian 'peacekeepers' (Yahoo/AP) 08/06/2014
  • Obama: US sanctions are straining Russian economy (Yahoo/AP) 08/06/2014
  • Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims (Yahoo/AP) 08/06/2014
  • Report on Ukraine plane disaster delayed (Yahoo/AP) 08/06/2014
  • Ukraine to raise income tax levels to help war-battered budget (Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Weekly update from the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk, for the period 30 July 5 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/06/2014
  • Op-ed: Putin's Ukraine Gambit Isn't Unprecedented (The Moscow Times) 08/06/2014
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Ukraine worry sparks fall in stocks, bond yields (Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Opinion: Ukraine: Avoiding the 'Cold War' Entrapment (Huffington Post) 08/06/2014
  • Ukraine Situation Dominates (Inside Futures) 08/06/2014
  • World War 3 Coming? Hagel Says Threat of Russia Invading Ukraine (The Epoch Times/AP) 08/06/2014
  • Russian Roulette (Dispatch 66) In this dispatch, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky interviews an American volunteer in the Donbas Battalion to find out why he joined the unit, and what he thinks about the crisis in Ukraine. (VIDEO) (VICE News) 08/06/2014
  • Recriminations and Denials After Putin. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 08/06/2014
  • Op-ed: To Beat Putin, Support Ukraine. By MICHAEL A. McFAUL (The New York Times) 08/06/2014
  • Vladimir Putin's pointless conflict with Europe leaves it a vassal of China (Daily Telegraph) 08/06/2014
  • Ukraine restricts pig imports over disease fears (Baltimore Sun/Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Hagel: Growing Threat of Russia Invading Ukraine (ABC/AP) 08/06/2014
  • U.S. Joins Ukraine Incursion Concern as Putin Hits Back (Bloomberg) 08/06/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00hrs, 5 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/06/2014
  • Nazarbayev urges all Ukraine conflict parties to negotiating table (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/06/2014
  • Eighteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in latest separatist clashes: Kiev military (Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Corporate Ukraine Rocked by Mriya Missed Debt Payment (Bloomberg) 08/06/2014
  • NSDC denies reports of airstrike on Donetsk (Ukrinform) 08/06/2014
  • UN Security Council supports Ukraine, points to Russia as a source of military crisis (Ukrinform) 08/06/2014
  • Fears of escalation in Ukraine roils markets (Yahoo/AP) 08/06/2014
  • Air strike injures 2 in key Ukrainian rebel city (Yahoo/AP) 08/06/2014
  • Polish PM: risk grows of Russia entering Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/06/2014
  • Polish PM says threat of Russia's intervention in Ukraine has risen (Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • NATO says Russia could be poised to invade Ukraine (Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Coca-Cola 'pulls ads' from sanctions-linked Russian TV stations (Yahoo/AFP) 08/06/2014
  • Rebel-held Donetsk hit by air strike as Ukraine forces close in (Yahoo/AFP) 08/06/2014
  • Ukraine launches overnight air strike on rebel-held Donetsk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/06/2014
  • Driving down east Ukraine's dangerous 'humanitarian corridor' (Yahoo/AFP) 08/06/2014
  • Moscow threatens to block BBC Russian Service (Yahoo/AFP) 08/06/2014
  • Futures drop on worries over Ukraine, deal failures (Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Russia imposes new import bans in sanctions stand-off (Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Coca-Cola takes ads off four Russian TV channels (Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • German orders suffer sharpest fall in almost three years in June (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Eighteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in latest separatist clashes: Kiev military (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Russia worries, weak German data weigh on Europe (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Russia must avoid aggravating Ukraine crisis - German foreign ministry (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Ukraine keeps up anti-rebel offensive with nervous eye on Russia (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Ukrzaliznytsia carries almost 2,500 people from war-torn area free of charge (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/06/2014
  • Poroshenko orders dismissal of Ukrainian military leaders responsible for logistic support, arms purchases (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/06/2014
  • Kyiv denies delivering airstrikes upon Donetsk (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/06/2014
  • Ukrainian cleaners discover they own companies and owe taxes (Kyiv Post) 08/06/2014
  • How to kiss up to your boss, Yanukovych-style (Kyiv Post) 08/06/2014
  • Kazakhstans Government Shake-Up More than Cosmetics? (Eurasianet) 08/06/2014
  • Russia sanctions could spell economic crisis for Finland - PM (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/06/2014
  • Statist strongmen Putin-Xi see history's capitalism clash (Bloomberg) 08/06/2014
  • Moscow considers forcing European airlines to fly around Russia (Euractiv) 08/06/2014
  • East Ukraine danger increasing, warns UN (BBC) 08/06/2014
  • Russia gang hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords (BBC) 08/06/2014
  • Two Stakhanov journalists abducted (KHPG) 08/06/2014
  • Three journalists missing in Donetsk oblast (KHPG) 08/06/2014
  • Driver abducted while trying to evacuate an invalid (KHPG) 08/06/2014
  • Police who beat up Ani Lorak protesters fired (KHPG) 08/06/2014
  • BBC says no to Russian censor over Siberian autonomy activist (KHPG) 08/06/2014
  • Terrorists kidnap Red Cross representatives (Euromaidan Press) 08/06/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 170: Heavy Fighting Overnight On Western Edge Of Donetsk (The Interpreter) 08/06/2014
  • Russian Roulette (Dispatch 65) Simon Ostrovsky heads towards the MH17 crash site, as the Ukrainian military has successfully recaptured the cities surrounding it (VIDEO) (VICE News) 08/06/2014
  • Soviet Disunion: Europe's breakaway states. The USSR has been dead for two decades, but conflicts stemming from its ethnic patchwork live on today (Al Jazeera) 08/06/2014
  • Inside RT: News Network or Putin's Propaganda Machine? (Mashable) 08/06/2014
  • Vladimir Putins Chess-Master Nemesis. Garry Kasparov, the Man Who Would Be King (The New York Times) 08/06/2014
  • Impunity reigns for abductions and ill-treatment by pro-Kyiv vigilantes in eastern Ukraine (Amnesty International) 08/06/2014

  • Moscow Freaks Out About Federalization Rally...In Siberia (RFE/RL) 08/05/2014
  • Russia Is Involved In Another Border Dispute That No One Is Talking About (Business Insider) 08/05/2014
  • Op-ed: Russia Supports Putin Because It Fears Dissent (The Moscow Times) 08/05/2014
  • Russian Theme Park A Go For French Firm Despite EU Sanctions Link (RFE/RL) 08/05/2014
  • War Exacts Heavy Toll on Ukraine's Economy and National Mood (The Wall Street Journal) 08/05/2014
  • Patriarch Filaret: Moscow Patriarchate assists terrorists in the Donbas (RISU) 08/05/2014
  • BBC rebuffs Russian state complaint over Siberia march (BBC) 08/05/2014
  • UN: Nearly a million Ukrainians have fled fighting in east (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 08/05/2014
  • Crimean money laundering zone for Russian bandits? (KHPG) 08/05/2014
  • Ukraines government too slow in protecting Crimeans rights (KHPG) 08/05/2014
  • Putin Re-Interprets Russias Participation in the First World War (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/05/2014
  • Putin Urges Economic Retaliation for Sanctions Over Ukraine Conflict (The New York Times) 08/05/2014
  • Russia Moves to Deport Wife of an Activist [American wife of a high-profile human rights lawyer living in St. Petersburg is a threat to national security.] (The New York Times) 08/05/2014
  • Japan Imposes New Sanctions on Russia but Keeps a Diplomatic Door Open (The New York Times) 08/05/2014
  • Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords (The New York Times) 08/05/2014
  • Ukraine Pop Star a Casualty in Culture War With Russia [Ani Lorak] (The Daily Beast) 08/05/2014
  • Ukraine rebels threatening doctors, looting medical equipment: HRW (First Post) 08/05/2014
  • Tensions Rise as Kyiv Debates Future of Independence Square [Maidan Nezalezhnosti] (Voice of America) 08/05/2014
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00hrs, 4 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/05/2014
  • OSCE media freedom representative worried about new reports of missing journalists in eastern Ukraine (OSCE) 08/05/2014
  • Fitch Downgrades Ukraine's Mriya Agro Holding to 'C' (Reuters) 08/05/2014
  • U.S. military team in Ukraine to help airliner crash probe (Reuters) 08/05/2014
  • Economic Fallout from Ukraine Crisis Leaves Russian Tourists Stranded. String of Travel Agency Bankruptcies Draw Prime Minister's Attention (The Wall Street Journal) 08/05/2014
  • Ukraine's military is gaining confidence as it gains territory (GlobalPost) 08/05/2014
  • Poroshenko repeals lifetime benefits to former senior officials (Ukrinform) 08/05/2014
  • Russia pulls 45,000-strong army, hundreds of combat vehicles, aircraft to border - NSDC (Ukrinform) 08/05/2014
  • UN: Humanitarian situation in Ukraine worsening (Yahoo/AP) 08/05/2014
  • Ukraine: UN urges central registration system amid rising internal displacement (United Nations) 08/05/2014
  • HUMANITARIAN CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE IF CRISIS IN EASTERN UKRAINE PERSISTS, SENIOR OFFICIAL TELLS SECURITY COUNCIL (United Nations) 08/05/2014
  • UN to meet on humanitarian situation in Ukraine [At Russia's request] (Yahoo/AP) 08/05/2014
  • Russia's Putin orders response to Western sanctions (Yahoo/AFP) 08/05/2014
  • Russia mulls retaliation after sanctions hit Crimea airline (Yahoo/AFP) 08/05/2014
  • At least 285,000 flee Ukraine crisis: UN (Yahoo/AFP) 08/05/2014
  • Sanctions may force Russia to raise taxes: Medvedev (Yahoo/AFP) 08/05/2014
  • Clashes kill two in rebel bastion Donetsk as UN warns of mass exodus (Yahoo/AFP) 08/05/2014
  • Former Horlivka prisoner recalls tortures, killings and intimate talks with captor (Kyiv Post) 08/05/2014
  • Swiss add names to list to prevent bypassing of Russia sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/05/2014
  • Watching the Eclipse. Ambassador Michael McFaul was there when the promise of democracy came to Russiaand when it began to fade (The New Yorker) 08/05/2014
  • Japan unveils Russia, Crimea sanctions (Yahoo/AFP) 08/05/2014
  • Ukrainians flee besieged Donetsk as fighting closes in (Yahoo/AFP) 08/05/2014
  • Ukraine closes in on rebel bastion, urges civilians to flee (Yahoo/AFP) 08/05/2014
  • Russia to hold war games in show of strength near Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/05/2014
  • Ukraine keeps up anti-rebel offensive with nervous eye on Russia (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/05/2014
  • About 730,000 have left Ukraine for Russia due to conflict - UNHCR (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/05/2014
  • Separatists fire on Ukraine troops returning from Russia - Kiev (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/05/2014

  • How to Solve the Putin Problem (American Thinker) 08/04/2014
  • Russian Soldiers Commit 'Torture' & War Crimes In Ukraine (Ukraine War Log) 08/04/2014
  • Cadaver dogs assist in Ukraine crash site search (CNN) 08/04/2014
  • Why The EU Finally Decided on Strong Sanctions. Russian Fighters Thuggishness Eroded Germanys Putin-Verstehen. BY JOHN E. HERBST (Atlantic Council) 08/04/2014
  • Russia's LUKoil Pulls Out Of Three Central European States (RFE/RL) 08/04/2014
  • Ukraine Claims a Victory and a Setback (NASDAQ) 08/04/2014
  • Politics of Survival Not Economics of Growth Driving Putins Policies, Moscow Commentator Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/04/2014
  • Moscows Imperial Federalism Sparking Federalist Demands within Russia, Shtepa Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/04/2014
  • Russian war games get under way, unnerving Ukraine (Christian Science Monitor) 08/04/2014
  • West Pushes and Eases Putin Toward a Diplomatic Solution in Ukraine (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/04/2014
  • Russia Against the World: Igor Strelkovs Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (The Interpreter) 08/04/2014
  • Russia This Week: Why Col. Strelkov May Have Trouble Recruiting Russians (The Interpreter) 08/04/2014
  • Ukraine's Slovyansk residents rebuild lives (VIDEO) (Al Jazeera) 08/04/2014
  • Going nowhere on Ukraine's roads. While trying to make his way to Horlivka, our correspondent was detained at a separatist checkpoint (Al Jazeera) 08/04/2014
  • Letter: Sale of Warships to Russia [ELIOT L. ENGEL, Democratic representative from New York, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs] (The New York Times) 08/04/2014
  • Ukraine Trauma Counselors Battle Info-Intoxication (TIME) 08/04/2014
  • Kiev is deploying missile launchers near Donetsk-Russia (Reuters) 08/04/2014
  • Serinus Energy Inc.: Ukraine-Impact of New Ukrainian Royalty Law (The Wall Street Journal) 08/04/2014
  • Putin the (Not So) Great. Laughing in the face of the rest of the world's rules can only last so long. By MICHAEL McFAUL (Politico) 08/04/2014
  • A Wounded Ukraine Volunteer Lies in a Donetsk PrisonWhere the Jailer Is Russian. Chaotic Insurgent Movement Brings to the Region Warfare That Calls to Mind WWII, Balkan Conflicts (The Wall Street Journal) 08/04/2014
  • Ukrainian Soldiers Build Their Own 'Fortress On Wheels' (RFE/RL) 08/04/2014
  • Ukraine Rebels Enlisting Punishment Brigades for Support Work (The New York Times) 08/04/2014
  • Buildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/04/2014
  • Crimea: Welcome to Russia (+VIDEO) (VICE News) 08/04/2014
  • The French Are Thinking About Arming Europe Instead of Russia (VICE News) 08/04/2014
  • Russia FM predicts 'easier' time with proposed new US envoy (Yahoo/AFP) 08/04/2014
  • Ukrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting, talks underway (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/04/2014
  • Soccer-Ukrainian championship results and standings (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/04/2014
  • Russian Prosecutor's Office Threatens to Shut Down Russian News Site for Article About Siberian Self-Determination. Isn't that ironic, don't you think? By Julia Ioffe (New Republic) 08/04/2014
  • Op-ed: Does Being Russian Mean Never Having to Say Youre Sorry? By Masha Gessen (The New York Times) 08/04/2014
  • OSCE representative condemns steps aimed at full silencing of Chernomorskaya TV in Crimea (OSCE) 08/04/2014
  • CORRECTION: Spot report by the OSCE observer mission at the Russian checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk, 3 August 2014 (OSCE) 08/04/2014
  • Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received as of 18:00hrs, 3 August 2014 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 08/04/2014
  • Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia (Yahoo/AP) 08/04/2014
  • US recon jet enters Swedish air to avoid Russians (Yahoo/AP) 08/04/2014
  • Germany nixes Russia military simulator deal (Yahoo/AP) 08/04/2014
  • Interfax: Russia starts air force drills (Yahoo/AP) 08/04/2014
  • Germany Reportedly Scraps Military Deal With Russia (RFE/RL) 08/04/2014
  • Russia Launches Military Exercises In Central, Western Regions (RFE/RL) 08/04/2014
  • Donetsk Dolphins, War Evacuees (VIDEO) (RFE/RL) 08/04/2014
  • OSCE Monitors Reportedly Vacate Ukrainian-Russian Border Post (RFE/RL) 08/04/2014
  • Interview: Ukrainian Journalist Says Arrest In Russia Was 'Purely Political Decision' (RFE/RL) 08/04/2014
  • Kremlin-backed militants block all roads except to Russia (KHPG) 08/04/2014
  • Russian censors attempts to silence home-grown federalists backfire (KHPG) 08/04/2014
  • Top militant linked with Dugins neo-fascist Eurasia movement killed [Alexander Proselkov] (KHPG) 08/04/2014
  • Senior Kremlin-backed militant confirms executions in Slovyansk (KHPG) 08/04/2014
  • Kiev is deploying missile launchers near Donetsk - Russia (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/04/2014
  • Russia to hold war games in show of strength near Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/04/2014
  • Kiev says it recaptures rail hub in eastern Ukraine, five soldiers killed (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/04/2014
  • Belarus says ready to supply Ukraine with oil products (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/04/2014
  • Putin ally Timchenko says business will not turn on him over sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/04/2014
  • Germany Blocks Delivery of Military Parts to Russia (The New York Times) 08/04/2014

  • Ukrainian turf war reverberates in Luzerne County (Wilkes Barre Times-Leader) 08/03/2014
  • Blumenthal visits Ukrainian church in New Haven, backs tougher sanctions against Russia (New Haven Register) 08/03/2014
  • Senior Advisor to Rebel Commander Confirms Extrajudicial Executions in Ukraine (Mashable) 08/03/2014
  • Ukraine Crisis Could Hinder Russian Market Expansion (Defense News) 08/03/2014
  • Ukraine's frontline troops, surrounded by enemies (Washington Post) 08/03/2014
  • Ukraine's army on outskirts of rebel stronghold (Chron.com/AP) 08/03/2014
  • Nine civilians killed in fighting in east Ukraine (Reuters) 08/03/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Rebels in Donetsk say discipline is good after they carried out executions to 'prevent chaos' (The Independent) 08/03/2014
  • MH17 Probe Moves to Second Ukraine Site as Search Goes On (Bloomberg) 08/03/2014
  • Putin Policies Threaten Moscows Control of Two World War II Trophy Territories (Window on Eurasia) 08/03/2014
  • As Ukrainian Troops Advance on Donetsk, Rebels May Meet Their Waterloo (The Wire) 08/03/2014
  • Putin Needs Kudrin's Help in Ukraine Crisis (The Moscow Times) 08/03/2014
  • Ukraine's army on outskirts of rebel stronghold (Yahoo/AP) 08/03/2014
  • Obama: 'Russia Doesn't Make Anything' (RFE/RL) 08/03/2014
  • Words Matter Russian Forces in Ukraine are Not Militants or Rebels but Invaders and Occupiers (Window on Eurasia) 08/03/2014
  • Ukrainians Will Never Forgive Russians for This War, Luhansk Resident Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/03/2014
  • A City Divided Over an Occupation Without End [Kyiv] (The New York Times) 08/03/2014
  • Separatist Cadre Hopes for a Reprise in Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/03/2014
  • European Sanctions Force Russian Carrier to Suspend Flights (The New York Times) 08/03/2014
  • Remains from Ukraine crash site sent to Kharkiv (Yahoo/AP) 08/03/2014

  • The cost of home: Nikita Krylov perseveres in war-torn Ukraine (MMAFighting.com) 08/02/2014
  • Ukraine crisis slows Daimler's Russian growth - CEO in paper (Reuters) 08/02/2014
  • Ukraine denies using ballistic missiles (Deutsche Welle) 08/02/2014
  • Why Reset Failed: Diplomacy with Rogues Rarely Works (World Affairs Journal) 08/02/2014
  • NATO must respond to Russia: Cameron (Yahoo/AFP) 08/02/2014
  • MH17 Investigators Find More Remains on Second Search Day (Businessweek) 08/02/2014
  • Ukrainian orphan finds a home in Cary but only temporarily (News & Observer) 08/02/2014
  • Ukraine's rebels prepare to defend Donetsk to the death (Daily Telegraph) 08/02/2014
  • Ukrainian trafficker shot dead by Slovak police (GlobalPost/Xinhua) 08/02/2014
  • Dauphin festival highlights Ukrainian-Canadian culture (CTV News) 08/02/2014
  • Putin in a Ukrainian pickle (Bangkok Post/AFP) 08/02/2014
  • Russian Refugees from Ukraine in Daghestan Dont Want to Stay There (Window on Eurasia) 08/02/2014
  • Putins Russian World Said a Model for Dispersed Non-Russian Nations within Russian Federation (Window on Eurasia) 08/02/2014
  • Moscows Plans for Single Russian Super-Ethnos Sparking Anger among Non-Russians, North Caucasus Scholar Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/02/2014
  • Moscow Blocks Siberian Message on One Site Only to Have It Appear on Another (Window on Eurasia) 08/02/2014
  • Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received as of 18:00 hrs, 1 August 2014 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 08/02/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Rebel adviser 'admits executions' (BBC) 08/02/2014
  • Honcharenko murder: Questions unanswered and unasked (KHPG) 08/02/2014
  • Crimean opposition channel comes under attack (KHPG) 08/02/2014
  • UK general: Ukraine crisis holds lessons for NATO (Yahoo/AP) 08/02/2014
  • Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty (Yahoo/AP) 08/02/2014
  • UK prime minister says NATO must rethink Russia (Yahoo/AP) 08/02/2014
  • More human remains recovered at Ukraine site (Yahoo/AP) 08/02/2014
  • Outbreak of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh kills 15 (Yahoo/AP) 08/02/2014

  • Opinion: Ukraine conflict shows Europes weakness for Moscows propaganda (Euractiv) 08/01/2014
  • Russia Has Set Up Anti-Aircraft Missile Complex Osa 1 Kilometer from Ukrainian Border (Censor.net.ua) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine's border guard gets $8 million boost from U.S. (UPI) 08/01/2014
  • Trying Times in a Ukrainian Town Called Happiness (Wall Street Journal) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine may defeat the rebels but that won't solve most of its problems. By Mark Adomanis (Quartz) 08/01/2014
  • Ukrainian volunteer fighters with a luxurious seaside residence (Financial Times) 08/01/2014
  • Underground Art Collective Strikes Ukrainian Rebel Stronghold (Foreign Policy) 08/01/2014
  • White House Adviser Goes Ballistic After Republicans Block Russian Ambassador Nominee (Yahoo/Business Insider) 08/01/2014
  • German Lawmakers Push to Stop [French] Warship Delivery to Russia (Bloomberg) 08/01/2014
  • Russian Jets on the Prowl as MH17 Probe Pushes On (Bloomberg) 08/01/2014
  • Op-ed: A Russian soldiers Ukraine selfies are not evidence, theyre war art [[BRAMA: Photographs are always intelligence, no matter the source.] (Guardian) 08/01/2014
  • Op-ed: Let Eastern Ukraine Go. By Blake Fleetwood [BRAMA: Unfortunately, Blake Fleetwood doesn't understand the global implications.] (Huffington Post) 08/01/2014
  • G-7 Nations Said to Oppose New World Bank Russia Projects (Bloomberg) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine detains central banker in suspected theft of $170 million (Reuters) 08/01/2014
  • Rebel conflict imperils Ukraine's steel industry (Reuters) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine premier stays on, envoys agree on crash site route (Reuters) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine Diaries, by Andrey Kurkov. Review by John Thornhill (Financial Times) 08/01/2014
  • Crimea and Chechnya Differ Only in that One Wanted to Join Russia and the Other to Leave, British MP Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/01/2014
  • The Nation Accuses Ukraine Of Plotting To Seize Its Own Territory (Forbes) 08/01/2014
  • To Weaken Crimean Tatars, Moscow Pushing New Multi-Ethnic Group in the Russian Occupied Peninsula (Window on Eurasia) 08/01/2014
  • Helsinki Final Act at 39 Soviet Diplomacys Fatal Triumph (Window on Eurasia) 08/01/2014
  • Crimea: March of the Tatars (VICE News) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine's fightback has surprised the Kremlin (Chatham House) 08/01/2014
  • Donetsk Republic Leaders Morale Plummeting (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine Claims Energy Losses for Crimean Annexation Reach $300 Billion (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/01/2014
  • Keeping Crimea on the agenda (KHPG) 08/01/2014
  • Few Conservatives But Many Soviet Traditionalists Exist in Russia, Moscow Sociologist Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/01/2014
  • Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy (Yahoo/AP) 08/01/2014
  • Large expert team reaches Ukraine crash site (Yahoo/AP) 08/01/2014
  • Russia takes in Crimean clubs, Ukraine upset (Yahoo/AP) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search (Yahoo/AP) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea (Yahoo/AP) 08/01/2014
  • Obama: Russia, Putin ignoring their own interests (Yahoo/AP) 08/01/2014
  • Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received as of 18:00hrs, 31 July 2014 (Kyiv time) (OSCE) 08/01/2014
  • Supplying The Front Lines In Eastern Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/01/2014
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  • AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/01/2014
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