RUSSIA & UKRAINE: Johnson’s Russia List contents with links :: 2014-#66 :: Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#66 :: 25 March 2014
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1. German Marshall Fund Brussels Forum: Comments by Vladimir Chizhov and Alexander Grushko.
2. The National Interest: Dimitri Simes, An Interview with Sergey Glazyev.
3. Los Angeles Times: Obama says crisis in Crimea should not be seen in Cold War terms.
4. Interfax: Russian Foreign Ministry plans to complete White Paper on Ukraine soon.
5. Time to grab guns and kill damn Russians – Tymoshenko in leaked tape.
6. Notorious Ukrainian nationalist militant shot dead in police raid [GRAPHIC PHOTO].
7. Interfax: Right Sector coordinator Muzychko killed in shootout with police – Interior Ministry.
8. Nationalists threaten Ukrainian top cop with ‘revenge’ over far-right leader murder.
9. Wall Street Journal: Bret Stephens, Apologies for Vladimir. Putin’s seizure of Crimea gets an assist from foreign policy realists and postmodern liberals.
10. Washington Post: Fred Hiatt, Crimea’s suddenly inevitable ‘sovereignty’
11. Sean’s Russia Blog: Sean Guillory, Putin’s Autocratic Moment.
12. Jack Matlock, Why Putin Should Thank Obama. (mock letter by Igor Oleynik)
13. Moscow Times: What the Papers Say, March 25, 2014.
14. Ekho Moskvy news agency: Russian pundit says probability of invasion of Ukraine 80 per cent. (Pavel Felgenhauer)
15. New York Times: Power Restored Across Crimean Peninsula.
16. The Voice of Russia: Situation in Ukraine cannot be settled without constitutional reform – Lavrov.
17. ITAR-TASS: Tough nationalist dictatorship looms with Tymoshenko as president – experts.
18. Janek Lasocki, The challenges for Ukraine’s presidential election.
19. Moscow Times: Cabinet Outlines Costs of Crimea.
20. Interfax: Russian official admits Crimean economy depends on links with Ukraine.
21. RFE/RL: Putin Tasks Trusted Lieutenant With Economic Development Of Crimea. (Dmitry Kozak)
22. Moscow Times: Capital Flight Expected to Hit Staggering $70Bln in First Quarter.
23. RIA Novosti: Ruble Strengthens on Finance Minister’s Comments.
24. Reuters: Ukraine dismisses defence minister over Crimea.
25. Russia Beyond the Headlines: What future for Crimea’s Ukrainian military inheritance? The completion of Russia’s annexation of Crimea now poses the question of what to do with the large numbers of Ukrainian military personnel on the peninsula, as well as the ships and hardware belonging to the Ukrainian armed forces.
26. Reuters: West, Russia signal line drawn in Ukraine crisis.
27. The White House: The Hague Declaration.
28. Russia not clinging to G8 if West does not want it – Russian FM.
29. Business New Europe: No one can kick Russia out of G8.
30. Interfax: Contacts between G8 countries continue at expert level – Peskov.
31. Interfax: Ukraine not planning to restore nuclear status – ministry.
32. Wall Street Journal: Ukraine Battles to Rebuild a Depleted Military. With Russia Hovering, Country Seeks Donations From Population to Fund Army.
33. ITAR-TASS: Experts expect Russia to strengthen security system in Crimea.
34. Interfax: Russia: position of Ukrainian politicians creates serious threat to NPT.
35. New York Times: In Crimea, Russia Moved to Throw Off the Cloak of Defeat.
36. Moscow Times: Edward Lozansky, U.S. Take Note: Russia Is Back as a Global Power.
37. Reuters: Georgia Hopes Ukraine Crisis Will Spur West to Robust Reaction.
38. Pietro Shakarian, Georgia Revisited.
39. Democracy Now: Former U.S. Ambassador: Behind Crimea Crisis, Russia Responding to Years of “Hostile” U.S. Policy. (Jack Matlock)
40. International New York Times: Zalmay Khalilzad, Stand Up to Russia Now.
41. New York Times: Peter Baker, 3 Presidents and a Riddle Named Putin.
42. George Friedman, From Estonia to Azerbaijan: American Strategy After Ukraine.
43. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Kremlin’s Anti-Western Mythology Dangerously Self-Destructive, Milov Says.
44. Wall Street Journal: Back in the U.S.S.R.. A transcript of the weekend’s program on FOX News Channel
45. Carnegie Moscow Center: Lilia Shevtsova, On the Western Narrative on the Post-Post Cold War Epoque.

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