RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#142 contents with links :: Thursday 26 June 2014
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Thursday – JRL 2014-#142 :: 26 June 2014
1. http://reconsideringrussia.org: Pietro Shakarian, What Will Be the Legacy of Ukraine’s Maidan?
2. Economist At Large: Vlad Ivanenko, The Russian factor in Ukrainian affairs.
3. ITAR-TASS: West misuses Putin’s peace initiative without scruple – experts.
4. Interfax: U.S. attempts to create some parallel law for itself, its allies – Pushkov.
5. Interfax: Russian leader’s press secretary says it is time to hope for prolonged ceasefire in Ukraine.
6. Bloomberg: Ukraine Optimism Wavers on Peace as Cease-Fire Winds Down.
7. New York Times: Russia and Others Seek Extended Ukraine Truce, but Separatists Balk.
8. DPA: Ukrainian separatists to hold fresh talks before ceasefire expires.
9. Business New Europe: Graham Stack, A show of arms by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.
10. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Press Digest: Ceasefire in Ukraine fails to hold; Putin surprises the world.
11. Moskovskiy Komsomolets: Igor Karmazin, Peace is war; Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declares truce through 27 June, but fighting continues in regions bordering on Russia.
12. www.rt.com: ‘Ceasefire announced by Kiev might be a prelude to the bigger military operation’
13. ITAR-TASS: Kiev to start implementing Association Agreement immediately after signing it – Poroshenko.
14. Reuters: What is Ukraine’s association agreement with the EU?
15. AP: After the revolution, Ukraine finally to sign EU trade agreement that set it off.
16. www.rt.com: Ukraine’s funeral if they sign EU trade deal – Putin economic aide. (Sergey Glazyev)
17. RIA Novosti: ANALYSIS: Ukraine, Moldova to Lose Billions over EU Association Deals.
18. Moscow Times: Ivan Sukhov, Ukraine’s Refugees Are Now My Neighbors.
19. Sean’s Russia Blog: William Risch, Off to an Unquiet Eastern Front.
20. Ukraine Crisis Media Center: Ukrainian media digest 25 of June 2014.
21. UNIAN (Kyiv): Mass grave found in lake near separatist base in eastern Ukraine. (DJ: This is the kind of story that people in Kyiv and Lviv see daily.)
22. ITAR-TASS: Poroshenko’s edition of basic law unacceptable for Ukraine’s southeast – experts
23. www.opendemocracy.net: Sergii Leshchenko, Sweet talking in Ukraine. President Petro Poroshenko is not an ideal Western-type politician, and certainly not the answer to Maidan’s dreams. But could he be the answer to Ukraine’s many problems?
24. Financial Times editorial: How to counter Putin in Ukraine. US should give diplomacy time before fresh sanctions.
25. The New Republic: Josh Kovensky, Putin Can Still Invade Ukraine Whenever He Pleases And he’s hoping the West won’t notice.
26. Moscow Times: U.S. Business Groups to Run Ads Attacking Fresh Russia Sanctions.
27. Bloomberg: Follow the Money to Putin Inc. to See Why U.S. Struggles With Russia.
28. BBC: Bridget Kendall, Putin’s complicated game in Ukraine. Mr Putin’s recent apparent change of tack on Ukraine may be only part of a more complex policy
29. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, STRESS TEST FOR IMF IN UKRAINE – IGOR KOLOMOISKY’S PRIVATBANK IS THE BIGGEST BENEFICIARY OF THE IMF’S EMERGENCY LIQUIDITY ASSISTANCE (ELA).
30. Bloomberg: Putin’s Popularity Near 2008 Peak on Ukraine Actions.
31. ITAR-TASS: 66% of Russians want Putin to be president after 2018 – opinion poll.
32. The Guardian: Shaun Walker, From Russia with love: new wave of emigration sparks debate. Issue of whether to stay or go has become a hot topic in liberal press with some spurred on by annexation of Crimea.
33. Moscow Times: Russian Troop Morale Reaches 17-Year High.
34. Moscow Times: Konstantin Sonin, Russians Need to Be Less Fearful.
35. St. Petersburg Times: City’s Anti-Gay Law to Be Abolished.
36. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russian stocks rise as Putin backs peaceful resolution of Ukraine crisis.
37. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Why Russia needs to develop nuclear energy. Russian expert discusses the importance of nuclear energy in Russia.
38. St. Petersburg Times: No Rehab for Russia’s Drug Addicts.
39. Reuters: Matthew Rojansky and Kenneth Yalowitz, No matter what Putin says – Russian people have no appetite for war.
40. Carnegie Moscow Center: Thomas de Waal, Sticks and Carrots in Georgia.
41. Reuters: NATO will not offer Georgia membership step, avoiding Russia clash.
42. Valdai Discussion Club: Sergei Karaganov, Europe and Russia: Preventing a New Cold War.
43. Center on Global Interests: Deep Mistrust Driving ‘Tragic, Senseless’ Relations. (interview with Robert Legvold)
44. Foreign Affairs: Robert Legvold, Managing the New Cold War. What Moscow and Washington Can Learn From the Last One.