RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#186 table of contents with links :: Monday 25 August 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List
JRL 2014-#186 :: Monday 25 August 2014

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1. Richard Sakwa: Re Anders Aslund comment.
2. Ben Aris: RE: 2014-#184-Johnson’s Russia List/Russian lies.
3. AFP: Shelling in Ukraine’s Donetsk tears family apart.
4. Russia Beyond the Headlines: People of Donetsk endure life during wartime. At the heart of the battle between pro-autonomy militias and forces loyal to the Ukrainian government in Kiev, the city of Donetsk has been living to the rhythm of explosions for weeks. Residents say fear has become part of their daily lives.
5. Vice News: Harriet Salem, ‘Nowhere Is Definitely Safe Anymore’: Inside the Besieged Ukrainian City of Luhansk.
6. Donetsk: Photos of a besieged city draining of life.
7. Ukraine rebels bury the fallen — the story behind the images
8. RIA Novosti: Ballistic Missile Falls on Donetsk for First Time.
9. Interfax: Yenakiyeve Metallurgy Plant seriously damaged by shellfire in Donetsk oblast.
10. Interfax: Moscow open to any format of Ukraine settlement – Lavrov.
11. Reuters: Russia announces new convoy on eve of delicate Ukraine talks.
12. Lavrov: Russia to send another humanitarian convoy to Ukraine.
13. Interfax: Moscow ready for transparency in delivering second aid batch for eastern Ukraine – Lavrov.
14. Kyiv Post: English-language translation of Poroshenko’s Independence Day remarks in Kyiv.
15. RIA Novosti: Kiev’s Parade Marches Towards War – Analyst.
16. Kyiv Post: Lily Hyde, Abandoned Donbas Battalion fights on.
17. Anti-govt forces ‘circle 1000s of Kiev troops, capture 2 tank battalions’ in E.Ukraine.
18. Jane’s Defence Weekly: Ukrainian military moves to endgame.
19. Interfax: Poroshenko will not agree to peace in exchange for Ukraine’s sovereignty and integrity.
20. Interfax: Rebel leader in Ukraine says independence is new aim.
21. The American Interest: Walter Russell Mead, KIEV’S FUTURE. Ukraine’s Economy Is in Meltdown.
22. Reuters: German business morale sours in August as Ukraine crisis weighs.
23. Moscow Times: Arkady Moshes, EU Will Likely Get a Bad Deal On Ukraine.
24. Business New Europe: Liam Halligan, The East-West trade war kicks off.
25. David Marples, @Fu-kingPutin. The rhetoric of hatred describing the situation in Ukraine misses the point – Ukraine has problems that are not derived from Russia or the Putin presidency.
26. Washington Post: With thousands now dead, Ukraine refugees say aid is welcome but peace is better.
27. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Ukrainians Now Almost Unanimous in Supporting Independent Ukraine.
28. Pietro Shakarian, Independence Day.
29. Moscow Times: Alexey Eremenko, On Independence Day, Ukraine’s Existence Questioned.
30. Rodric Braithwaite, Review: Serhii Plokhy, ‘The Last Empire.’ When the Soviet Empire collapsed, Ukraine was the key.
31. Financial Times: Susan Glasser, Putin profits politically from wars and western apologists. The west is told what it wants to hear and turns a convenient blind eye.
32. RIA Novosti: Lavrov Says Unclear Why Kiev Not Releasing Air Traffic Recordings of Malaysia Airlines.
33. Consortium News: Ray McGovern, Russia’s Humanitarian ‘Invasion’
34. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Former UK ambassador to Russia on the impasse in Ukraine. Sir Tony Brenton, special to RBTH Sir Tony Brenton explained to RBTH his view on Russia’s choices in the current crisis.


35. The American Conservative: Paul Robinson, Putin’s Right Flank. The recently relieved Igor Strelkov represents an ultra-conservative challenge to Russia’s president.
36. Carnegie Moscow Center: Dmitri Trenin, A Historical Change.
37. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, East and West part ways in The Great Schism.
38. Moscow Times: Mark Adomanis, An American ‘RT’ Wouldn’t Sway Russians.
39. Reuters: Russian economy minister calls for looser fiscal policy.
40. Reuters: Russian Deputy PM says no plans to ban McDonald’s: Itar-Tass.
41. Russia Direct: 12 business etiquette tips you need to know to do business successfully in Russia.
42. Moscow Times: Alexander Panin, As Russia and U.S. Struggle, China Rejoices.
43. Russia Direct: Alexander Shumilin, Will the ISIS alarm clock wake up Moscow and Washington? Regardless of warnings issued by some experts about the increasing threat from ISIS for both Russia and the U.S., neither Washington nor Moscow seems ready to end their confrontation over Ukraine in order to team up and fight against ISIS.
44. Reuters: Abkhazia elects opposition leader as president.
45. Business New Europe: Opposition claims victory in Abkhazia’s presidential poll.
46. Antony Penaud: Russia’s Golden Age according to Strobe Talbott.

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