RUSSIA & UKRAINE: Johnson’s Russia List contents with links :: 2014-#45 :: Monday, 3 March 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#45 :: 3 March 2014
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1. Interfax: Foreign Ministry: Russia does not want war with Ukraine.
2. “White Ribbon” Armed Men Explain Russia’s Crimea Reaction?
3. Business Insider: Ian Bremmer, We’re Witnessing The Most Seismic Geopolitical Events Since 9/11.
4. Michael Auslin, Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine? Because The West Is Weak.
5. Washington Post: William B. Taylor, Steven K. Pifer and John E. Herbst, Ukraine must exercise restraint in the face of Russian aggression.
6. Moscow Times: What the Papers Say, Monday, March 3, 2014.
7. Interfax: Moscow expects “sobering” effect from Federation Council decision on Ukraine.
8. Interfax: Russia must protect citizens but does not want war with Ukraine – top diplomat.
9. AFP: Viktor Yanukovych still legitimate Ukraine President: Russia Prime Minister.
10. www.russiatoday.coom: Russian option to send troops is only to protect human rights – Lavrov.
11. Anti-Russian rants are just PR ahead of EU parliamentary poll – Russian officials.
12. Russia Direct: Alexey Fenenko, Why the Ukrainian crisis is dangerous for Russia.
13. Interfax: Ukrainian parliament plans to form group for negotiations with Russia.
14. Business New Europe: Graham Stack, Russia moves into Ukraine navy HQ in Crimea after naval chief defects.
15. The Guardian: Jonathan Steele, The Ukraine crisis: John Kerry and Nato must calm down and back off. The hysterical reaction to Russian military movements in Crimea won’t help. Only Kiev can stop this crisis becoming a catastrophe.
16. Carnegie Moscow Center: Akio Kawato, Before the Emotions Bring a New World War: Look into the Real Situation in Ukraine.
17. Obama’s Confrontation over Ukraine Has Increased Putin’s Support at Home.
18. Pietro Shakarian, What is Ukraine?
19. Current Politics in Ukraine: William Risch, The Ukrainian Civil War That Wasn’t.
20. Dominique Arel: The Battle of Legitimacy.
21.; Ian Welsh, Some Perspective on Russian Intervention in the Ukraine.
22. Anatol Lieven, Why Obama shouldn’t fall for Putin’s Ukrainian folly.
23. Business New Europe: Teneo, Crisis with Ukraine escalates but overt conflict with Russia remains unlikely.
24. In Moscow’s Shadows: Mark Galeotti, Putin’s Pyrrhic Crimea Campaign.
25. The Vineyard of the Saker: Obama, Kerry, the Ukrainian military, Yulia and Klichko.
26. Moscow Times: Victor Davidoff, Putin’s Crimean Anschluss.
27. Mark Adomanis, The Invasion Of Crimea Is Russia’s Worst Foreign Policy Blunder In A Generation.
28. Mark Adomanis, The Invasion Of Crimea Is Crushing Russia’s Stock And Currency Markets.
29. Business New Europe: Chris Weafer, Russia & Ukraine: Economy & Market Implications.
30. Facebook: Michael McFaul: “To my Russian friends…”
31. National Public Radio: An Ambassador’s Take On Ukraine’s Tenuous Situation. (Michael McFaul)
32. ‘Kiev interim players expected quick power grab, desperately need money.’ (Aleksandr Nekrasov)
33. RFE/RL: Russians Ambivalent As Putin Threatens Ukraine Invasion.
34. New York Times editorial: Russia’s Aggression.
35. Xinhua: Commentary: West should work with, not against, Russia in handling Ukraine crisis.
36. Interfax: Attempts to isolate Russia doomed, says senior MP.
37. RIA Novosti: Russia Seeks Ukrainian Who Allegedly Sought Warlord’s Help.

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