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  • 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 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
  • Report: Russian Troops Were Paid $7,000 to Fight in Eastern Ukraine (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
  • NATO Planning Military Bases on Russia's Doorstep (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Poroshenko Eyes Ukraine Cease-Fire After 'Very Tough Talks' With Putin (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Putin Downplays Reports of Russian Soldiers Captured in Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Artillery destroy 225 terrorists near Ilovaisk, Horlivka, Donetsk region (Ukrinform) 08/27/2014
  • Militants shell Donetsk airport with Grad rocket launchers twice (Ukrinform) 08/27/2014
  • Russian helicopters invade Kherson region (Ukrinform) 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
  • 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
  • Mayor: Rebels enter key southeast Ukrainian town Novoazovsk (Yahoo/AP) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine says more tanks roll in from Russia despite talks (Yahoo/AFP) 08/27/2014
  • Captive Russian paratroopers say they didn't realise they were in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Probably no breakthrough in Putin-Poroshenko talks, Steinmeier says (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 191: Fighting In Ilovaisk, Amvrosievka and Novoazovsk (The Interpreter) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine expects 'practical help' from NATO: PM Yatseniuk (Yahoo/Reuters) 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
  • Talks optimism fades as Ukraine says Russia makes new incursion (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Veto Crimea bill or shame Ukraine (KHPG) 08/27/2014
  • If Russia is not at war, then who is in those freshly-dug graves? (KHPG) 08/27/2014
  • Germany says Russia must stop flow of weapons into Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Novoazovsk targeted by rebels (BBC) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko vows ceasefire plan after talks with Putin (+VIDEO) (EurActiv) 08/27/2014
  • Putin and Poroshenko shake hands, but discord prevails (EurActiv) 08/27/2014
  • Official report: Russia is a threat to Bulgaria (EurActiv) 08/27/2014
  • Ukraine Alleges New Russian Troop Movements Following Minsk Crisis Talks (RFE/RL) 08/27/2014
  • Op-ed: The KGB and Me (The Moscow Times) 08/27/2014
  • Op-ed: Ukraine's Snap Election Won't Be a Miracle Cure (The Moscow Times) 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

  • 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
  • Seaside refuge becomes Ukraine's new front (Yahoo/AFP) 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
  • 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 detains Russian paratroopers; U.S. ambassador warns of counteroffensive (Washington Post) 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
  • Macabre Convoy: Cargo 200 from Ukraine to Russia (KHPG) 08/26/2014
  • Mejlis calls for boycott of Crimean elections (KHPG) 08/26/2014
  • Poroshenko says not yet had one-on-one talks with Putin [12:30 ET] (Yahoo/Reuters) 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
  • Putin and Poroshenko set out different paths to peace in Ukraine (Reuters) 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
  • Ukraine says detained Russian soldiers were on 'special mission' (Yahoo/Reuters) 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
  • Putin warns on Ukraine pursuing closer ties with West (The Wall Street Journal) 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
  • 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

  • Russian Weapons Convoy Spotted Entering Ukraine as Poroshenko Dissolves Parliament (VICE News) 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
  • Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/25/2014
  • AP reporters: Weaponry and supplies have been coming from direction of Russia into Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/25/2014
  • In Donetsk region ten armed Russian subversives detained for illegal crossing Ukrainian border (SBU.gov.ua) 08/25/2014
  • Russia Is Already Invading Ukraine (The Atlantic) 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
  • Obama faces decision on military aid for Ukraine (USA Today) 08/25/2014
  • ONE REASON FOR THE RUSSIAN HUMANITARIAN CONVOY (Burkonews.info) 08/25/2014
  • Russia Claims Exclusion From NATO Summit on Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Merkel: Russia-Ukraine Meet Probably Wont End Conflict (VIDEO) (Bloomberg) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko concerned over Russian moves -press service (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine: Russian forces enter southeast "in the guise" of rebels (CBS) 08/25/2014
  • Merkel: Ukraine can go to Eurasian Union (EUobserver) 08/25/2014
  • Russia masses 47,000 military on border with Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/25/2014
  • Russian Tanks Enter Southeastern Ukraine (Mashable/AP) 08/25/2014
  • Russian tanks invade Ukraine - Azov battalion deputy commander (Ukrinform) 08/25/2014
  • Ukrainian LiveBlog Day 189: Is There a Russian Invasion? (The Interpreter) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: 'Column from Russia' moves on Mariupol (BBC) 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 Extreme Climber Claims Flag Stunt on Moscow Skyscraper (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine Clashes With Separatists Near Russian Border (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Russia Wants to Send Second Aid Convoy to Ukraine (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/25/2014
  • Ukraine Extreme Climber Strikes Again in Moscow (The Moscow Times) 08/25/2014
  • Op-ed: Separatists' POW Parade Bodes Ill for Minsk Talks (The Moscow Times) 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
  • Russia Ups Pressure with New 'Aid' Convoy to Ukraine (VIDEO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/25/2014
  • Russia announces second aid convoy for eastern Ukraine (+VIDEO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/25/2014
  • Russia Says It Will Send Another Aid Convoy to Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/25/2014
  • Kyiv Confronts 'Russian' Armor As Moscow Announces New Aid Convoy (RFE/RL) 08/25/2014
  • Kremlin plans new Ukraine convoy as border clashes rage (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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east (Yahoo/AP) 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
  • Ukrainians Now Almost Unanimous in Supporting Independent Ukraine (Window on Eurasia) 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

  • Artillery fire 'kills two civilians' in Donetsk (Yahoo/AFP) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • White House blasts Russian aid to rebel-held area as 'flagrant violation of Ukraines sovereignty' (New York Daily News) 08/22/2014
  • NATO: Russians Using Artillery Inside Ukraine (The Wall Street Journal) 08/22/2014
  • Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says (The New York Times) 08/22/2014
  • Russians Open Fire in Ukraine, NATO Reports (The New York Times) 08/22/2014
  • Dispatches: Merkel Shouldnt Let Ukrainian Abuses Slide (Human Rights Watch) 08/22/2014
  • Lithuanian diplomat 'murdered in eastern Ukraine' (Deutsche Welle) 08/22/2014
  • John Kerry Press Statement: Ukraine National Day (State.gov) 08/22/2014
  • Russian convoy prompts Western anger (BBC) 08/22/2014
  • With Russian Convoy in Ukraine, Defiant Putin Stays One Step Ahead (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic a concern to Harper (Yahoo/CP) 08/22/2014
  • U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Under fire for aid move, Russia lashes out at Ukraine, Lithuania (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • Obama and Merkel voice alarm at Russian moves (Yahoo/AP) 08/22/2014
  • U.N. voices 'deep concern' about Russian aid convoy in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/22/2014
  • No surrender: Ukraine rebels confident despite losses (Yahoo/AFP) 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
  • 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
  • Kiev says rebels downed army chopper, 2 crew killed (Yahoo/AFP) 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
  • What kind of gift will Merkel give Poroshenko on Ukrainian Independence Day? (EurActiv) 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 accuses Russia of 'direct invasion' over aid convoy (Yahoo/AFP) 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
  • 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
  • First 34 KamAZ trucks of Putin's convoy cross Ukrainian border (Ukrinform) 08/22/2014

  • Surrounded Luhansk Is Under Near-Constant Barrage as Russias Aid Convoy Edges Closer to Ukraine (VICE News) 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
  • Rebels Falter, but Russian Border Buzzes With Military Activity (The New York Times) 08/21/2014
  • Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 08/21/2014
  • Ukraine Economy Minister Pavlo Sheremeta Resigns (The Moscow Times) 08/21/2014
  • Editorial: On Ukraine, any bargain is a bad bargain (Washington Post) 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
  • '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
  • Kiev says Russian army vehicles seized as aid checks start (Yahoo/AFP) 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
  • 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
  • Five Reasons Why This Weekend Might Be The Start Of The Endgame In Ukraine (RFE/RL) 08/21/2014
  • Ukrainian warplane blown out of sky over rebel-held territory (Ukrainian Journal) 08/21/2014
  • Residential neighborhoods in city of Donetsk hit by heavy shelling (Ukrainian Journal) 08/21/2014
  • PM: Cost of war effort hampering reforms (Ukrainian Journal) 08/21/2014
  • President: Ukraine strives for peace [about the upcoming meeting in Minsk] (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: Elections are the best form of lustration (President.gov.ua) 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens (Yahoo/AFP) 08/20/2014
  • Fighting breaks out in center of Donetsk (Ukrainian Journal) 08/20/2014
  • Opinion: Putin's Soviet 'therapy' for Crimea. By Halya Coynash (Al Jazeera) 08/20/2014
  • U.S. Army Vet Killed Fighting Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine [Codename 'Franko'; +Mark Gregory Paslawsky] (RFE/RL) 08/20/2014
  • The Only American Fighting for Ukraine Dies in Battle [+Mark Gregory Paslawsky] (VICE News) 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
  • American Volunteer Fighter 'Franko' Dies Fighting Separatists in Eastern Ukraine [+Mark Gregory Paslawsky] (The Wire) 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
  • 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
  • Weekly update from the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk, for the period 1319 August 2014 (OSCE) 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
  • Ukrainian Troops Press Rebels in Their Eastern Strongholds (The New York Times) 08/20/2014
  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk (Yahoo/AP) 08/20/2014
  • Ukraine rebel movement faces uncertain future (Yahoo/Reuters) 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
  • Terrorists shell village in Donetsk region from Russian Grad (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
  • Ukraine Fight With Rebels Intensifies as Deaths Mount (Bloomberg) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Clashes kill 34 civilians in Ukraine's Donetsk region: official (Yahoo/AFP) 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

  • 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
  • The Making of Vladimir Putin. By STROBE TALBOTT (Politico) 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
  • Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas (Yahoo/AP) 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
  • Plenty of Room at the Top of Ukraines Fading Rebellion (The New York Times) 08/19/2014
  • German Leader Emerges as Key Figure in Ukraine Talks (New York Times) 08/19/2014
  • Is the Kremlin's two-avenue 'diplomacy' in Ukraine paying off? (+video) (Christian Scientist Monitor) 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
  • 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
  • Dozens reported killed fleeing fighting (Ukrainian Journal) 08/19/2014
  • Russian humanitarian aid ploy for military aggression, Turchynov says (Ukrainian Journal) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Russia Moves From 'Evil Empire' to 'Empire of Hatred,' Ukrainian Commentator Says (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
  • Ukraine convoy attack: 'Bodies recovered' in Luhansk (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
  • EU ready to send three officials for Ukraine-EU-Eurasian Troika meeting in Minsk (Ukrinform) 08/19/2014
  • No comment from Kremlin on chances of Putin-Poroshenko bilateral Minsk meeting (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/19/2014
  • Merkel, Seeking an End to Conflict in Ukraine, Plans Trip to Kiev (The New York Times) 08/19/2014

  • Fleeing Civilians Burned Alive in Ukraine as Rebel Fighters Are Set to Cross the Border (VICE News) 08/18/2014
  • No solution to Ukraine in sight: Pros (+VIDEO) (CNBC) 08/18/2014
  • Russia Has Already Invaded Ukraine: Strobe Talbott (Huffington Post) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine's Revolutionaries Surrender to Corruption (BloombergView) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy (Yahoo/AP) 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
  • Rebel Strongholds Continue to Buckle in Eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/The Wire) 08/18/2014
  • Rebels Killed Dozens in Attack on Refugees, Ukraine Says (The New York Times) 08/18/2014
  • Ukraine makes breakthrough against pro-Russia separatists (EurActiv) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mysterious Russian Convoy to Ukraine Inspires Web Speculation (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
  • Luhansk mayor freed after illegal arrest [by (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/18/2014
  • Turchynov urges world to stop Russian threat (Ukrinform) 08/18/2014
  • Convoy of Russian Trucks, Like Talks in Berlin, Remains Stalled Near Ukraine (The New York Times) 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
  • Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis (Yahoo/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

  • Op-ed: Ukraine's Struggle Endangers Its Democracy (The Moscow Times) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city (Washington Post/AP) 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
  • Ukraine Fighter Jet Shot Down: Separatists Shoot Down Government MiG-29: Report (International Business Times) 08/17/2014
  • Russia and Ukraine ministers to meet in Berlin for ceasefire talks (The Guardian) 08/17/2014
  • Kiev says separatists shoot down Ukrainian warplane (Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine Says Army Controls Center of a Rebel City [Luhansk] (The New York Times) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city (Yahoo/AP) 08/17/2014
  • Ukrainian, Russian officials to meet in Berlin (Yahoo/AP) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine says rebels shoot down fighter jet over Luhansk region (Yahoo/AP) 08/17/2014
  • 'Some progress' in difficult Ukraine, Russia talks: Germany (Thanh Nien/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • Kiev accuses Russia of sending rocket launchers into Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • Rebels Shoot Down Ukrainian Fighter Jet : Kiev (NDTV/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • Scramble to defuse Ukraine tensions as deal nears on aid convoy (Yahoo/AFP) 08/17/2014
  • Russia says 'certain progress' achieved at talks on Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine says its troops make breakthrough in rebel stronghold (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Germany says far from political solution in Ukraine (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
  • Kiev says separatists shoot down Ukrainian warplane (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 181: Ukraines Military Advances Despite Russian Support of Separatists (The Interpreter) 08/17/2014
  • Ukraine troops recapture key building in rebel stronghold (France24/Reuters) 08/17/2014
  • Sanctions Hurt Putin's Hold on Power (The Moscow Times) 08/17/2014
  • Julia Kukoba: World becomes more aware of Ukraine through its struggles (Kyiv Post) 08/17/2014

  • Did Russia and Ukraine just start a war? What we know and don't know (Vox.com) 08/16/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Rebel fighters 'trained in Russia' (BBC) 08/16/2014
  • Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev review an invaluable guide to the present crisis (The Guardian) 08/16/2014
  • Ukraine foreign minister calls on NATO, EU to give military support (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/16/2014
  • Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/16/2014
  • Merkel, Poroshenko say arms deliveries to Ukraine separatists must stop (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/16/2014
  • Russian convoy: US condemns 'provocative' activity (SBS/AAP) 08/16/2014
  • Analysis: Ukraine attack on convoy sends tough message (USA Today) 08/16/2014
  • Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees (Yahoo/AP) 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
  • Media: Poroshenko speaks with Putin by phone for one-and-a-half hours (Ukrinform) 08/16/2014
  • Russian 'humanitarian aid' escorted by 1,000 disguised military - SBU (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
  • 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

  • Ukraine claims conflict with pro-Russia rebels entering endgame (Guardian) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine, Eye on Convoy, Says It Hit Military Vehicles Coming From Russia (The New York Times) 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
  • Kiev says forces destroyed Russian armour inside Ukraine (Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Putin's New Clothes. Russias president is nakedly invading Ukraine. Why wont anybody say anything? (Foreign Policy) 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
  • Ukraine's Forces Attack Russian Armoured Convoy (Sky News) 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
  • Strelkov/Girkin Demoted, Transnistrian Siloviki Strengthened in Donetsk Peoples Republic (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/15/2014
  • Luhansk: The Other Peoples Republic in Eastern Ukraine (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
  • 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
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 179: Russian Build-Up Continues At Border As Armour Enters Ukraine (The Interpreter) 08/15/2014
  • 2 top rebels quit as rockets hit Donetsk (Ukrainian Journal) 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
  • 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
  • Has the Ukraine war entered the realm of science fiction? (AUDIO) (Deutsche Welle) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine crisis 'a loser' for Putin (Deutsche Welle) 08/15/2014
  • Parliament empowers Poroshenko to halt Russian gas transit to Europe (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
  • NATO boss says alliance observed Russian incursion (Yahoo/AP) 08/15/2014
  • Finnish president hopes Ukraine aid convoy can pave way for ceasefire (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Op-ed: Timothy Ash: West may be telling Ukraine to stand on its own against Russia (Kyiv Post) 08/15/2014
  • Luhansk almost encircled (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/15/2014
  • Russia 'must withdraw from Ukraine' (Daily Mail) 08/15/2014
  • Government reports progress in aid negotiations as more Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine (Kyiv Post) 08/15/2014
  • Damage of infrastructure in the east is a massive blow to economy (INFOGRAPHIC) (Kyiv Post) 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
  • Finland's Niinisto to Putin: sanctions bite both, let's discuss Ukraine (Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • Russian aid convoy checked; military vehicles mass near Ukraine (Reuters) 08/15/2014
  • NATO accuses Moscow of escalating Ukraine conflict (Reuters) 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
  • Russian Convoy Awaits Clearance at Ukraine Border (The Wall Street Journal) 08/15/2014
  • What's in Russian aid convoy to Ukraine? Border officials begin to find out (Christian Science Monitor) 08/15/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: BBC finds Russian aid trucks 'almost empty' (VIDEO) (BBC) 08/15/2014
  • Amid fears of a Russian invasion, Ukrainians keep pushing for political reform (GlobalPost) 08/15/2014

  • Putin to Decide Next Moves in Standoff With West Over Ukraine (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/14/2014
  • Two Russians involved in DPR terrorist activity detained while trying to leave Ukraine (+video) (Security Service of Ukraine) 08/14/2014
  • Russian armoured vehicles and military trucks cross border into Ukraine (+VIDEO) (Daily Telegraph) 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
  • Serbian mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine (Deutsche Welle) 08/14/2014
  • Why Ukrainian politicians keep beating each other up (+VIDEO) (Washington Post) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine crisis sends NATO 'back to basics' (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Russian 'Aid' Trucks Near Separatist-Controlled Ukrainian Border Accompanied By Military Vehicles (The Wire) 08/14/2014
  • Russian 'Humanitarian' Convoy Goes Eye To Eye With Ukrainian Tanks (Forbes) 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
  • 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
  • Daytime shelling leaves several dead in downtown Donetsk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Kremlin Mutes Putin's Big Crimea Speech (RFE/RL) 08/14/2014
  • Under artillery fire, Ukraine rebels switch their leaders (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy (Yahoo/AP) 08/14/2014
  • Rebel forces unravel as Ukraine military cuts off key stronghold (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Ukraine Taking Drastic Measures to Diminish the Risk of an Odessa Peoples Republic (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/14/2014
  • - ' - / Russian APCs (Armored Personnel Carriers) have moved into Ukraine - Western journalists (Voice of America) 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
  • Shelling kills 22 in Ukraine's rebel-held Lugansk: official (Yahoo/AFP) 08/14/2014
  • Leading Ukraine separatist military commander Strelkov resigns (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Putin says Russian military to set up a task force in Crimea (Yahoo/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
  • Ukraine crisis: Rebel military chief Strelkov 'quits' [Igor Girkin - known as Strelkov] (BBC) 08/14/2014
  • Putins Visit Seeks to Legitimate Russias Illegal Occupation of Crimea, Ukrainian Political Scientist Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/14/2014
  • Poland knows about Russian humanitarian convoys. It didnt let one in. (KHPG) 08/14/2014
  • Serious failings seen in new lustration bill (KHPG) 08/14/2014
  • Russian fighter planes cruising around Ukrainian border (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
  • Putin confesses to using army to annex Crimea (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
  • Ukraine claims to take town on Russian aid route (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 LiveBlog Day 178: Russian Aid Convoy on the Move Again (The Interpreter) 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
  • Putin's Ukraine gamble hastens exodus of Russian money and talent (Reuters) 08/14/2014
  • Putin sounds conciliatory note on visit to annexed Ukraine region (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nationalist gets punched in Ukrainian parliament [Oleh Lyashko] (Yahoo/AP) 08/14/2014

  • Criminal in the Kremlin: An Interview with Professor Walter Clemens. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 08/13/2014
  • This Map Of US And Russian Arms Sales Says It All (Yahoo/Business Insider) 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 convoy vanishes on road to Ukraine (Daily Telegraph) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ordinary Ukrainians become unlikely warriors (Yahoo/AP) 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
  • Ukraine LiveBlog Day 177: Russian Aid Convoy Approaches Ukrainian Border (The Interpreter) 08/13/2014
  • On Russia's border with Ukraine, fighters and military gear move freely (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 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
  • EU's Ashton ready to call special meeting on Iraq, Ukraine (Reuters) 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
  • 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
  • Kremlin-backed militants seize parents of a local journalist (KHPG) 08/13/2014
  • Journalist Dmytro Potekhin seized by militants (KHPG) 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 conflict: Under siege in Luhansk (BBC) 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
  • Putin to try to stage armed coup in Ukraine, defence minister's advisor says (Ukrinform) 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
  • Ukraine-bound Russian convoy stuck amid bickering [BRAMA: 'bickering'? Really?] (Yahoo/AP) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine Calls Russian Aid Convoy Act of Cynicism (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/13/2014
  • Camp for Russian 'humanitarian aid' in Kharkiv region dismantled, media reports say (Ukrinform) 08/13/2014
  • Ukraine's Right Sector Pledges Revenge After 12 Die in Ambush (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/13/2014

  • Ukraine Set To Receive Humanitarian Aid From Russia, But To What End? (Forbes) 08/12/2014
  • Ukrainian Troops Retreat From Russian Border, Leaving 100 Kilometers Open to Invasion (The Daily Beast) 08/12/2014
  • Wary U.S. Stresses Kyiv's Terms For Russian 'Humanitarian' Mission (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
  • Russian troops in 'humanitarian' mission (Ukrainian Journal) 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
  • Russian View: Ukraine Is Safe From a Moscow Invasion (The Moscow Times) 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
  • Russia Says To Hand Over Aid Convoy To ICRC In Ukraine (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
  • 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
  • Kremlin-backed militants resort to wholesale and merciless hostage-taking (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Russian aid trucks leave for eastern Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/12/2014
  • Anger at army as small town near Ukraine rebel hub smoulders (Yahoo/AFP) 08/12/2014
  • 'Grave concerns' over Russian aid to Ukraine gambit: Hollande (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

  • President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the United States Barack Obama (President.gov.ua) 08/11/2014
  • Senior State Department Official: Background Briefing En Route to Sydney, Australia (State.gov) 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
  • 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 and Russia 'agree' to aid mission to Luhansk (BBC) 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 urges 'humanitarian' mission as Ukraine rebel bastion pounded (Yahoo/AFP) 08/11/2014
  • Editorial: The West must oppose Russias humanitarian invasion of Ukraine (Washington Post) 08/11/2014
  • Ukraine Is Winning the War. But will Putin invade? By CHRYSTIA FREELAND (Politico) 08/11/2014
  • Kazakhstani Cossacks in Media Spotlight Because of Ukraine Crisis (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/11/2014

  • Putin Has Stumbled in Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 08/10/2014
  • Russia resumes Crimean Tatar deportation, one at a time (Kyiv Post) 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
  • Russia returns five Ukrainian soldiers detained on its soil (Yahoo/Reuters) 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
  • 1 killed, 10 injured as fighting rages in Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/10/2014
  • Artillery pounds Ukraine rebel bastion as West warns Russia (Yahoo/AFP) 08/10/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Army pounds rebels in Donetsk (BBC) 08/10/2014
  • Neither War nor Peace? Putins Trotskyite Strategy in Ukraine (Window on Eurasia) 08/10/2014
  • Preparing for War, Putin Fired Officers Who Warned Him of Its Dangers, Kyiv Analyst Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/10/2014
  • Mykola Berezovy, husband of journalist Tetyana Chornovil, killed in fighting near Donetsk (Kyiv Post) 08/10/2014
  • Bombardment continues in Ukraine, no truce in sight (Deutsche Welle) 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

  • Ukraine: demonstrators resist dismantling of Maidan protest camp (Euronews) 08/09/2014
  • Russia 'humanitarian' push into Ukraine would be illegal: US, UK (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Russia denies 'humanitarian' push into Ukraine as forces surround Donetsk (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine rebel leader: We are open to a cease-fire (Yahoo/AP) 08/09/2014
  • Militants attack Donetsk-Rostov passenger bus (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Surrounded, Donetsk separatist floats Ukraine ceasefire (Deutsche Welle) 08/09/2014
  • Foreign Ministry releases video biography of Nadiya Savchenko (Kyiv Post) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire (Yahoo/AP) 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
  • President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held consultations with US Vice President Joseph Biden (President.gov.ua) 08/09/2014
  • In Ukraine, Separatist Commander 'Strelkov' Seems To Be Getting Frustrated (RFE/RL) 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
  • Rebel Commander in Ukraine Says Donetsk Is Surrounded (The Wire) 08/09/2014
  • How to lose friends. Vladimir Putin pretends that he can make Russia self-sufficient and strong (Economist) 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
  • 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
  • Artillery gunfire heard in all districts of Donetsk (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine forces surround Donetsk in east: Commander (PressTV) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Kiev dismantles last protest barriers (BBC) 08/09/2014
  • Diplomacy on hold in Ukraine? (Deutsche Welle) 08/09/2014
  • Russian 'ploy' averted, says Ukraine (Deutsche Welle) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine says stops Russian troops invading, Moscow calls statement 'fairy tale' (Reuters) 08/09/2014
  • Russian 'humanitarian' convoy nearly enters Ukraine (Kyiv Post) 08/09/2014
  • MFA urges Russia 'to refrain from humanitarian convoys' to Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine manages to stop Russian invasion - Chaly (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Russia pulls Pskov Airborne Assault Division to border with Ukraine (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Ukrainian troops attack terrorists in 12 localities (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • U.S. says Russian 'humanitarian convoy' to Donbass to be regarded as invasion (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Ukrainian aircraft destroy terrorists' convoys near Horlivka, Antratsyt (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • ATO forces shelled by Grad rocket launchers, mortars (Ukrinform) 08/09/2014
  • Barricades come down in Kiev (Yahoo/AP) 08/09/2014
  • Ukraine says another 13 of its troops die in conflict-torn east (Yahoo/AFP) 08/09/2014
  • Pilot Of Ukrainian Fighter Plane, Shot Down By Terrorists, Returns To Troops Body (Ukrainian News Agency) 08/09/2014
  • Battalion Aydar Detains Acting Mayor Of Oleksandrivsk, Luhansk Region Reznik (Ukrainian News Agency) 08/09/2014

  • Op-ed: Is Putin Really Cornered? (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • Editorial: A World Desperate for a Little Good News (The New York Times) 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
  • Oh NoRussian Troops Near Ukraine Are Painting Peacekeeper on Their Tanks (Medium.com) 08/08/2014
  • Ukrainian soldiers go on trial in Russia, their comrade faces prison at home for saving lives (Kyiv Post) 08/08/2014
  • US warns Russia against intervention in Ukraine (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 using aid to invade Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 08/08/2014
  • Russia's Defence Ministry says military drills near Ukraine over (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • U.S. says it would view Russia aid deliveries to Ukraine as invasion (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Five Ukrainian soldiers who crossed in Russia arrested (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Iraq Strikes Seen as Giving Putin Pretext in Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • Blast in Ukraines Capital Stirs Fears of New Conflict (The New York Times) 08/08/2014
  • In Ukraine, NATO Boss Issues Warning to Russia (Military.com) 08/08/2014
  • Russian invasion of Ukraine more likely: Bremmer (CNBC) 08/08/2014
  • 'A Russian Peacekeeper in Ukraine Is an Oxymoron' (Mashable) 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
  • 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
  • Russian Journalist Missing in Donetsk (The Moscow Times) 08/08/2014
  • Kiev to target Russian citizens, companies in Ukraine with sanctions-PM (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine troops break out of encirclement, 15 troops killed (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/08/2014
  • Fierce Ukraine border battles as sanctions war heats up (Yahoo/AFP) 08/08/2014
  • 3 killed by shelling in rebel-held Ukraine city (Yahoo/AP) 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
  • Russia arrests Ukrainian officers for 'war crimes' (BBC) 08/08/2014
  • Ukrainian government approves draft law on sanctions against Russia (Ukrinform) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine Open to Halting Gas Flows in Russia Sanctions (Bloomberg) 08/08/2014
  • Yanukovych, his 'Family' face trial in absentia - Yatseniuk (Ukrinform) 08/08/2014
  • Grad shelling from Russia in direction of Amvrosiyivka for almost half an hour [18:25 Kyiv time] (Ukrinform) 08/08/2014
  • World War on Russia's Mind When US Duels Over Ukraine (Bloomberg) 08/08/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 172: Ukrainian Forces Break Out Of Encirclement But Leave Border Vulnerable (The Interpreter) 08/08/2014
  • Two people injured in explosion close to Maidan (UPDATED) (Kyiv Post) 08/08/2014

  • NATO: 'We stand by Ukraine' (UPI) 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
  • Terrorists and militants planned cynical terrorist attack at Aeroflot civil aircraft (SBU.gov.ua) 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
  • Ukraine PMs office hit by cyber attack linked to Russia (Financial Times) 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
  • NATO Chief Vows Support For Ukraine, Urges Russia Pullback (RFE/RL) 08/07/2014
  • Canada will send military supplies to Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • NATO pledges support to conflict-wracked Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Shelling in rebel-held Ukrainian city kills 4 [DONETSK] (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Moscow bans Western food imports; Russian quits as Ukraine rebel chief (Reuters) 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
  • NATO stands by Ukraine, Secretary General says in Kiev (NATO) 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
  • Ukraine's Military Draft Brings War Home for Thousands (Businessweek) 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
  • Russian troop buildup on Ukraine border fans fears of incursion (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • NATO, Ukraine discuss alliance support for Kiev's defence capacity (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3 killed, 5 wounded in east Ukraine fightin (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Mortar hits hospital in eastern Ukraine; 1 killed (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • Report: Pro-Russian separatists in Moldova put Army on alert (Yahoo/AP) 08/07/2014
  • NATO chief flies to Ukraine amid Russian troop buildup fears (Yahoo/AFP) 08/07/2014
  • Change possible at top of east Ukraine rebellion signals effort to ease tensions (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 171: Barricades Burn Once Again As Authorities Try To Clear Maidan (The Interpreter) 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
  • Parubiy tenders resignation as NSDC secretary (Ukrinform) 08/07/2014
  • United States strengthens presence in Black Sea (Ukrinform) 08/07/2014
  • Clashes in Kiev After Police Attempt to Dismantle Tents on Maidan (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 08/07/2014
  • Photo of a Fight in the Ukrainian Parliament Looks Like Renaissance Art (Mashable) 08/07/2014

  • BREMMER: Invading Eastern Ukraine Is Clearly Putin's Plan B (Business Insider) 08/06/2014
  • The Ukrainian army is unprepared for war. By DAVID MARPLES and MYROSLAVA UNIAT (Open Democracy) 08/06/2014
  • US, Ukraine concerned over Russian 'peacekeepers' (Yahoo/AP) 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
  • Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00hrs, 5 August 2014 (OSCE) 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
  • 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
  • Fear as midnight airstrike hits close to Donetsk centre (Yahoo/AFP) 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
  • Eighteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in latest separatist clashes: Kiev military (Reuters) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Eighteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in latest separatist clashes: Kiev military (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
  • 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
  • Nazarbayev urges all Ukraine conflict parties to negotiating table (Kyiv Post/Interfax-Russia) 08/06/2014
  • East Ukraine danger increasing, warns UN (BBC) 08/06/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 170: Heavy Fighting Overnight On Western Edge Of Donetsk (The Interpreter) 08/06/2014
  • Impunity reigns for abductions and ill-treatment by pro-Kyiv vigilantes in eastern Ukraine (Amnesty International) 08/06/2014

  • War Exacts Heavy Toll on Ukraine's Economy and National Mood (The Wall Street Journal) 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
  • Clashes kill two in rebel bastion Donetsk as UN warns of mass exodus (Yahoo/AFP) 08/05/2014
  • Patriarch Filaret: Moscow Patriarchate assists terrorists in the Donbas (RISU) 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
  • Ukraine's military is gaining confidence as it gains territory (GlobalPost) 08/05/2014
  • Separatists fire on Ukraine troops returning from Russia - Kiev (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
  • 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

  • Russian Soldiers Commit 'Torture' & War Crimes In Ukraine (Ukraine War Log) 08/04/2014
  • Ukraine Claims a Victory and a Setback (NASDAQ) 08/04/2014
  • Kiev is deploying missile launchers near Donetsk-Russia (Reuters) 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
  • Russia This Week: Why Col. Strelkov May Have Trouble Recruiting Russians (The Interpreter) 08/04/2014
  • Russia Against the World: Igor Strelkovs Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (The Interpreter) 08/04/2014
  • West Pushes and Eases Putin Toward a Diplomatic Solution in Ukraine (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/04/2014
  • Russian war games get under way, unnerving Ukraine (Christian Science Monitor) 08/04/2014
  • Ukrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting, talks underway (Yahoo/Reuters) 08/04/2014
  • Crimea: Welcome to Russia (+VIDEO) (VICE News) 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
  • Buildup Makes Russia Battle-Ready for Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/04/2014
  • Ukraine Rebels Enlisting Punishment Brigades for Support Work (The New York Times) 08/04/2014
  • The French Are Thinking About Arming Europe Instead of Russia (VICE News) 08/04/2014
  • OSCE Monitors Reportedly Vacate Ukrainian-Russian Border Post (RFE/RL) 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
  • Interfax: Russia starts air force drills (Yahoo/AP) 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
  • Kremlin-backed militants block all roads except to Russia (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
  • Germany Blocks Delivery of Military Parts to Russia (The New York Times) 08/04/2014

  • Ukraine crisis: Rebels in Donetsk say discipline is good after they carried out executions to 'prevent chaos' (The Independent) 08/03/2014
  • Senior Advisor to Rebel Commander Confirms Extrajudicial Executions in Ukraine (Mashable) 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
  • Putin Needs Kudrin's Help in Ukraine Crisis (The Moscow Times) 08/03/2014
  • As Ukrainian Troops Advance on Donetsk, Rebels May Meet Their Waterloo (The Wire) 08/03/2014
  • Ukrainians Will Never Forgive Russians for This War, Luhansk Resident Says (Window on Eurasia) 08/03/2014
  • Separatist Cadre Hopes for a Reprise in Ukraine (The New York Times) 08/03/2014
  • Ukraine's army on outskirts of rebel stronghold (Yahoo/AP) 08/03/2014
  • Words Matter Russian Forces in Ukraine are Not Militants or Rebels but Invaders and Occupiers (Window on Eurasia) 08/03/2014
  • European Sanctions Force Russian Carrier to Suspend Flights (The New York Times) 08/03/2014

  • NATO must respond to Russia: Cameron (Yahoo/AFP) 08/02/2014
  • Ukraine denies using ballistic missiles (Deutsche Welle) 08/02/2014
  • Putin in a Ukrainian pickle (Bangkok Post/AFP) 08/02/2014
  • Ukraine's rebels prepare to defend Donetsk to the death (Daily Telegraph) 08/02/2014
  • UK prime minister says NATO must rethink Russia (Yahoo/AP) 08/02/2014
  • UK general: Ukraine crisis holds lessons for NATO (Yahoo/AP) 08/02/2014
  • Ukraine crisis: Rebel adviser 'admits executions' (BBC) 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's border guard gets $8 million boost from U.S. (UPI) 08/01/2014
  • Russia Has Set Up Anti-Aircraft Missile Complex Osa 1 Kilometer from Ukrainian Border (Censor.net.ua) 08/01/2014
  • Underground Art Collective Strikes Ukrainian Rebel Stronghold (Foreign Policy) 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
  • Ukraine premier stays on, envoys agree on crash site route (Reuters) 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
  • 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
  • Keeping Crimea on the agenda (KHPG) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine Claims Energy Losses for Crimean Annexation Reach $300 Billion (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/01/2014
  • Donetsk Republic Leaders Morale Plummeting (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine's fightback has surprised the Kremlin (Chatham House) 08/01/2014
  • The Nation Accuses Ukraine Of Plotting To Seize Its Own Territory (Forbes) 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
  • AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 08/01/2014
  • Ukraine Army Confirms At Least 14 Deaths From Pro-Russian 'Ambush' (RFE/RL) 08/01/2014
  • Podcast: Vladimir The Ideologue Vs. Putin The Pragmatist (PODCAST) (RFE/RL) 08/01/2014
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