RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#176 table of contents with links :: Wednesday 13 August 2014

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JRL 2014-#176 :: Wednesday 13 August 2014

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1. Reuters: Ukraine crisis death toll doubles in two weeks to August 10: U.N.
2. The Times (UK): Civilians trapped without food as Kiev blocks Russian convoy.
3. The Guardian: Thousands flee eastern Ukraine due to ‘critical’ situation in Luhansk. City’s population has almost halved since ‘anti-terrorist operation’ began in early April.
4. Wall Street Journal: War Leaves Scars in Ukrainian Town Once Held by Insurgents. Some Residents First Welcomed Pro-Russia Militants, But Then Lost Heart.
5. Antony Penaud: People from the Donbass seen from other Ukrainians.
6. The Nation: Stephen F. Cohen, The New Cold War and the Necessity of Patriotic Heresy. US fallacies may be leading to war with Russia.
7. Moscow Times: Russian View: Ukraine Is Safe From a Moscow Invasion.
8. ITAR-TASS: Ukraine security forces to ensure safety of Russian humanitarian convoy.
9. Wall Street Journal: Ukraine Sends Mixed Messages on Plan for Russian Convoy. Nearly 300 Trucks Could Reach Border Wednesday Evening.
10. Reuters: Ukraine accuses Russia of cynicism over convoy; death toll rises sharply.
11. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Humanitarian convoy to Ukraine: Trojan horse or genuine aid mission? Moscow’s decision to send an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine has been received with mistrust by the U.S. and a number of European countries. RBTH interviewed a number of Russian experts on how the political scenario in relations between Russia and the West will further develop, and whether or not Moscow’s initiative is purely humanitarian
12. Business New Europe: Concorde Capital, Officials yet to agree upon terms of Russian humanitarian aid convoy.
13. UNIAN (Kyiv): Analysts hail Ukraine’s decision to accept international humanitarian aid.
14. Reuters: On Russia’s border with Ukraine, fighters and military gear move freely.
16. Facebook: Gordon Hahn, The Maidan Revolution’s Neo-Fascist Problem and the Maidan Regime’s Coming Crisis.
17. RIA Novosti: Nazi Symbolism Flourishes in Post-Maidan Ukraine.
18. Boston Globe: Gary Samore and Simon Saradzhyan, Cornering Putin could backfire.
19. Interfax: Russia’s Lavrov says Western media becoming more truthful about Ukraine.
20. Business New Europe: Danske Bank, Sanctions “unbearable” for EU, will be cancelled in 3 months.
21. RIA Novosti: No Grounds for Food Price Hikes in Russia – Deputy Prime Minister.
22. Financial Times: IEA says sanctions have low impact on Russian oil.
23. Al Arabiaya News (UAE): Maria Dubovikova, Why Russia is shrugging off sanctions.
24. Russia Direct: Sorting out the winners and losers from Russia’s food sanctions. Russia Direct asked a group of experts to discuss the potential impact of Russia’s food counter-sanctions, with a focus on how these recent retaliatory measures might change the relative bargaining positions of Russia and the West in the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
25. Roslyn Fuller, Why there should be no sanctions war between Russia and the West.
26. Wall Street Journal: Ukraine’s Currency Hits a New Low. The Hryvnia’s Fall Pressures the Restive Country and Its Banks; Bond Investors Face Reckoning.
27. The Independent (UK): Sergei Stepashin, Dear Mr Cameron: US and EU politicians had been drumming up the conflict in Ukraine.
28. Interfax: Russians certain Putin assisting in peaceful resolution in Ukraine – poll.
29. Interfax: Some 82 percent of Russians ready to support Putin in next election – poll.
30. Valdai Discussion Club: Alexei Mukhin, Russia’s Weak and Divided Opposition.
31. Moscow Times: Fewer Russians Worry About Inflation Despite Predictions of Higher Food Prices.
32. Moscow Times: Pyotr Romanov, Being Pro-West Doesn’t Mean Being Anti-Russian.
33. BBC: Russian dictators ‘A-level choice’
34. The Voice of Russia: Investigation into flight MH17 could take “many years”
35. Financial Times letter: Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, It may be worth swallowing a bit of western pride.
36. Eurasia Review: Amit Gupta, OBAMA’S RUSSIAN DILEMMA – ANALYSIS.
37. William Brumfield: Ferapontov Monastery and more.

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