RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2016-16 :: Saturday, 23 January 2016

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2016-#16
Saturday 23 January 2016

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1. Interfax-Ukraine: Ukraine to reclaim Donbas this year – Poroshenko.
2. TASS: Ukrainian troops open mortar fire at Donetsk’s western suburb – media.
3. TASS: Donbas militia report shellings of unrecognized Luhansk republic.
4. Sputnik: Poroshenko May Be Open to Deal with Moscow, Waking Up to Multi-Vectoring.
5. Fort Russ: New Speculation on a Deal on Donbass.
6. Volodymyr Chemerys, Human Rights After Euromaidan.
7. Kyiv Post: Kyiv Post journalist attacked at protest against SBU building construction.
8. BBC: Swine flu exposes Ukraine’s health flaws.
9. Halyna Mokrushyna, Poroshenko’s ‘Bluff’ and Crimea Blockade.
10. Fort Russ: Ukrainian MP: Ukraine Is Funded by the IMF for Two Years.
11. Robert Parry, Kerry Pressed for MH-17 Evidence.
12. Facebook: Ivan Katchanovski, Winter on Fire.
13. Facebook: Ivan Katchanovski, Maidan Shootings.
14. Kyiv Post editorial: Obstructionist-in-chief. (Poroshenko)
15. Reuters: Ukraine acts to purge court system of bribery, corruption.
16. World Affairs: Alexander Motyl, The Negativists are Wrong on Ukraine.
17. The Guardian: Shaun Walker, Caught between Russia and the US? The curious case of Ukraine’s Dmytro Firtash. Critics say the oligarch now living in exile pushed Putin’s agenda during Maidan revolution while a US arrest warrant appeared politically motivated.
18. Paul Goble: US Appears to Have Accepted ‘Donbas Model’ Not Only for Ukraine but for Other Conflicts, Russian Analyst Says.
19. Atlantic Council: Anders Aslund, What the Falling Oil Price Means for Russia and Ukraine.
20. Gordon Hahn, The Russian-American ‘Reset’, NATO Expansion, and the Making of the Ukrainian Crisis.
21. The Ukrainian Weekly (New Jersey): 2015: U.S.-Ukraine relations: support at a time of war.

Map of Commonwealth of Independent States, European Portion

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia