RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#134 contents with links :: Tuesday 17 June 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#134 :: 17 June 2014
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1. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Press Digest: Public opinion grows ugly with attack on Russian embassy.
2. ITAR-TASS: US foreign policy disastrous for whole world – experts.
3. Interfax: Pushkov: Russia-Ukraine relations entering new stage, serious conflict looming.
4. RIA Novosti: Lavrov Says West Must Influence Kiev to Implement OSCE Road Map.
5. Interfax: Poroshenko plans to regain control on Ukrainian-Russian border within a week.
6. The National Interest: Nicolai Petro, Petro Poroshenko’s Fatal Flaw. Ukraine’s new president has a big problem-he is still ignoring many of the needs and aspirations of eastern Ukraine.
7. Carnegie Moscow Center: Balázs Jarábik, Poroshenko`s Team: Managers of the Nation?
8. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Russia cuts gas to Ukraine. But will Moscow take the bigger loss?
9. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, Exactly what is a fair price for Ukraine to pay for Russian gas?
10. Financial Times: Q&A: the Gazprom dispute.
11. ITAR-TASS: European Commission hopes for Ukraine’s decency in gas transit.
12. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, Ukraine, Russia and the EU Gas Drama: A Three-Way Game of Chicken.
13. 5 Kanal TV (Kiev): Ukrainian premier says not to pay for “Russian bandits”
14. Business New Europe: Teneo Intelligence, Gazprom’s EU customers not at risk for now.
15. One Plus One TV (Kiev): Ukrainian police ask public for footage of “terrorists” in Donbass.
16. RFE/RL: Russia’s Nationalist Fringe Takes Center Stage In Eastern Ukraine.
17. Alec Luhn, Fight Club, Donetsk. Meet eastern Ukraine’s emerging warlords.
18. The Voice of Russia: Right Sector militants kill Ukrainian National Guard soldiers who crossed Russian border.
19. The New Republic: Julia Ioffe, My Mind-Melting Week on the Battlefields of Ukraine; Death and disappearance in the foggiest of wars.
20. Vedomosti: Igor Bunin and Aleksey Makarkin, Big game around Ukraine – stress-Based exacerbation of relationship between Russia and West on Ukrainian issue is in the past. Dialogue is now being hindered by mutual distrust.
21. Kyiv Post: Dmitry Tymchuk’s military blog: Russia cuts off gas delivery to Ukraine, Poroshenko announces a ceasefire in Donbas.
22. The Voice of Russia: Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine peaks amid shelling in disturbed eastern areas.
23. Kyiv Post: Economic side of Ukraine, EU association agreement set to be signed on June 27.
24. Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Ambassador Says Sanctions Hurt U.S. ‘Credibility’
25. Dan Steinbock, Beware the risks of severe sanctions on Russia.
26. Project Maidan: Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Thoughts from Kyiv.
27. ITAR-TASS: Russian lawmakers to teach Ukraine’s foreign minister diplomatic etiquette.
28. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Why Diplomats Curse About Ukraine.
29. The Vineyard of the Saker: The neo-Nazi junta in Kiev dramatically increases its efforts to provoke Russian into an intervention.
30. Paul Roderick Gregory, Five Compelling Reasons For The U.S. To Offer Lethal Military Assistance to Ukraine.
31. The Brookings Institution: Clifford G. Gaddy and Barry W. Ickes, Ukraine, NATO Enlargement, and the Geithner Doctrine.
32. Interfax: Russians losing interest in political opposition, say it is still needed – poll.
33. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Fifty-Eight Percent of Russians Oppose Russian Nationalist Groups inside Russia after Ukrainian Events.
34. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, INTERVIEW: Andrei Sharonov – sweating the chernovniki. (re Skolkovo)
35. Foreign Affairs: Alexander Lukin, What the Kremlin Is Thinking.
36. Moscow Times: Konstantin Sonin, Smoking Ban Will Boost Population Growth.
37. Moskovskiy Komsomolets: Mikhail Zubov, Lessons of first primary election – by standards of Western democracies turnout in preliminary elections in Moscow was very high. (re Moscow election)
38. Interfax: Voting system invulnerable, but will require Russian-made software in future – Churov.
39. Moscow Times: Pyotr Romanov, Even Dostoevsky Foresaw Bulgarian South Stream Backstab.
40. The International New York Times: Celestine Bohlen, Putin Puts Tough Image Before Words.
41. Owen Matthews, Putin to Russia: We Will Bury Ourselves.
42. Business New Europe: Karine Hirn, COMMENT: Looking down the Russia-China pipeline from Beijing’s end.
43. Interfax: Russia-led security bloc turns away from NATO towards China, chief slams West.
44. Neil Melvin, The galloping militarisation of Eurasia. In recent months, attention has overwhelmingly been focused on Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. But there is a wider and more disturbing process of militarisation underway throughout the Eurasian region.

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