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. www.foreignpolicy.com: 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. CNBC.com: 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. Forbes.com: 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. Newsweek.com: 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. www.opendemocracy.net: 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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