RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#109 contents with links :: Sunday 18 May 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#109 :: 18 May 2014
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1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: Interview of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to “Bloomberg TV”, Moscow, 14th of May 2014.
2. Pietro Shakarian, The Historical Geography of Ukraine: An Overview.
3. AP: Eastern Ukrainians rap Kiev in talks.
4. Reuters: Failing Ukraine state plays in to Russia’s hands.
5. Kyiv Post: Dmitry Tymchuk’s military blog: Terrorist designation should help.
6. Ukrainian ultranationalist leader calls for guerilla war against pro-federalists.
8. The National Interest: Mikhail Pogrebinsky, The Complex Calculus of the Ukraine Crisis. Is there a way out?
9. The National Interest: Michael Kofman, The Battle for Ukraine: Who Is Winning?
10. Washington Post: Ukraine’s richest man enters dispute in eastern region.
11. Craig Pirrong, Going All Medieval in Ukraine.
12. Reuters: Religious tensions deepen Ukraine splits – Russian Orthodox official.
13. Moscow Times: Poroshenko Could Win Ukraine Election in First Round, Poll Says.
14. The Times (UK): Party over for former darling of Ukraine. (Yuliya Tymoshenko)
15. Wall Street Journal: Andriy Parubiy, Ukraine Needs Immediate U.S. Military Aid. Antitank and antiaircraft weaponry are essential to deterring Putin’s aggression.
16. Reuters: Ukraine crisis will be “game changer” for NATO.
17. The American Conservative: James Carden, The Senate’s Bipartisan Ukraine Mistake.
18. Washington Post: Erik Herron, Is Ukraine ready to vote?
19. The Economist: Ukraine’s troubles. Into battle. Despite all the fighting the country could just hold together after May 25th.
20. Pietro Shakarian, Social Democracy, Not Nationalism, Is What Ukraine Needs.
21. Kyiv Post: Oleh Tiahnybok, Rescue nationalism from ‘Pandora’s box’
22. The Guardian: Tony Brenton, The unfolding Ukraine crisis signals a new world order. The best outcome for Ukraine, and for the west, would be an agreement with Russia to get the great powers out.
23. Meeting with Crimean Tatar community representatives.
24. Message to the leaders of European countries regarding the supply and transit of Russian gas across the territory of Ukraine.
25. Reuters: Gazprom head soothes Europe over gas supply via Ukraine.
26. New York Times: In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves.
27. Reuters: Russia-China gas deal “one digit” away – Gazprom.
28. The BRICS Post: Russia-China to sign 30 agreements next week.
29. I love the BBC!
30. The Real News: Is Ukraine Entering A Revolutionary Moment? Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin discusses the recent referendums for independence in Ukraine’s eastern regions.
31. Wall Street Journal: Stephen Sestanovich, Fighting ‘Fascism’ Isn’t the Way to Stop Putin.
32. Washington Post: Russian President Putin builds ties in Moldova, Kazakhstan and Baltics.
33. Mark Adomanis, The Crisis In Ukraine Is Crippling Russia’s Foreign Trade.
34. The Independent on Sunday (UK): Ukraine crisis in space: US takes on the Russians, only this time it’s over the International Space Station.
35. Naked Capitalism: Michael Hudson, The New Cold War’s Ukraine Gambit.

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