RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#172 contents with links :: Friday 8 August 2014

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JRL 2014-#172 :: Friday 8 August 2014

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1. American Thinker: Henry Meyer, How to Solve the Putin Problem.
2. Facebook: Alexander Mercouris, Plotting the Assassination of Putin.
3. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Putinism Resembles ‘a Fascist Dictatorship,’ Eidman Says.
4. RIA Novosti: Euromaidan Activists Protesting Kiev’s Operation in Eastern Ukraine.
5. Ukraine’s Donetsk becomes ghost town as national forces shell separatists.
6. AP: Deadly Mortar Fire Hits Donetsk Hospital In Embattled East Ukraine.
7. Interfax: Lugansk has no power, water, phone service for six days – mayor.
8. Horror in Lugansk: Family of 5 killed in E.Ukraine after Kiev shells their home.
9. Patrick Armstrong: RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 7 August 2014.
10. Voice of Russia: Russia’s fortitude and attitude make it a ‘good target’ for US media. (inteview with Andrei P. Tsygankov)
11. ‘West and Russia would gain more if they talk to each other and cooperate.’ (interview with Michael Maloof)
12. Moscow Times: Putin’s Rating Immune to Food Ban for Now.
13. Financial Times: Russian consumers prepared to swallow food ban.
14. RIA Novosti: Russia’s Food Embargo ‘Smart’ Response to Western Sanctions – US Economist.
15. Interfax: Naryshkin hopes Europe will understand risk of unwinding sanctions spiral.
16. RIA Novosti: Ukrainian Transit Not Crucial For Russian Oil Deliveries to Europe – Transneft.
17. Moscow Times: Ukraine Says Rebels Mistook Doomed Flight MH17 for Aeroflot Plane.
18. New Straits Times (Malaysia): US analysts conclude MH17 downed by aircraft.
19. Washington Times: Doug Bandow, A tragedy in Ukraine, not a cause for war. Malaysian Air shootdown shouldn’t tempt an American intervention.
20. Washington Post: Kimberly Marten, Why arming Ukraine is a bad idea.
21. The Economist editorial: Russia and the West. How to lose friends. Vladimir Putin pretends that he can make Russia self-sufficient and strong.
22. Gilbert Doctorow, House of Cards and the Obama Administration’s Policy on Russia.
23. ITAR-TASS: Russia to create rapid reaction force as relations with West get strained.
24. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Putin has Turned the Clock Back to July 1938, Felshtinsky Says.

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