RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#83 contents with links :: Sunday 13 April 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#83 :: 13 April 2014
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1. Los Angeles Times: Ukraine official: ‘Anti-terrorist operation’ launched against separatists.
2. Plan B: Flatten Belgorod.
3. Michael Weiss, Russia Is an Arsonist, Pretending to Be a Fire Safety Inspector.
4. Robin Niblett, The West must not blame itself for Putin’s revanchism.
6. Vadym Denysenko, Putin’s Plan: Civil War in Ukraine.
7. ‘Moscow laying landmines’ says Kiev.
8. The Economist: Ukraine and Russia. Wearily back to the battlefield. The disturbances in eastern Ukraine demonstrate that Russia wants to destabilise the country before next month’s election.
9. Kremlin spin doctors change tune. Kremlin has issued new instructions to Ukrainian separatists.
10. Putin’s Russia won’t survive without external enemy, Georgia parliament vice speaker says.
11. Appeal Of The Right Sector Leader Dmytro Yarosh To The People Of Ukraine.
12. Ukraine’s nationalist party leader calls for Right Sector’s total mobilization.
13. RFE/RL: Former Journalist Spearheads Ukraine’s Lustration Effort.
14. Pravy Sektor seizes Communist party office, burns Lenin books.
15. Kyiv Post editorial: Business as usual. The West has called Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula a wake-up call. Now that the West is awake, it should get out of bed, wipe the sleep from its eyes, stop talking and start moving.
16. RFE/RL: Robert Coalson, Putin Pledges To Protect All Ethnic Russians Anywhere. So, Where Are They?
17. The New Republic: Julia Ioffe, Putin Doesn’t Need to Invade Ukraine to Destabilize It, But He Just Might Anyway.
18. Jamie Dettmer, Putin Can Take Ukraine Without an Invasion, and Probably Will.
19. Los Angeles Times: Carol Williams, Invading may be President Vladimir Putin’s Plan B in Ukraine. The Russian president is pushing regional autonomy to keep the central government weak. If that doesn’t work, he’s got the army.
20. Russian “War Tourists” Stirring Trouble In East Ukraine.
21. David Patrikarakos, On the Barricades of Donetsk. The armed Russian protesters in Eastern Ukraine aren’t leaving any time soon — and that could lead to war.
22. Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor: Vladimir Socor, Russia destabilizes eastern Ukraine in run-up to presidential election.
23. Moscow Times: Michael Bohm, 6 More Russian Myths About Crimea.
24. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Putin’s Policy in Ukraine is ‘the Worse Things are There the Better for the Kremlin,’ Kiselyev Says.
25. Postimees (Estonia) editorial: Russia trying to keep Ukraine unstable.
26. New York Post: Mark Nuckols, Behind Putin’s Ukraine ‘unrest’ game.
27. The National Interest: F. Stephen Larrabee and Peter A. Wilson, Calling Putin’s Bluff.
28. NATO: Russia’s accusations – setting the record straight. Fact Sheet.
29. Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe: U.S. Helsinki Commission. Testimony of Ambassador Motsyk, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States
30. Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe: U.S. Helsinki Commission. Ukraine: Confronting Internal Challenges and External Threats. Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State. (transcript)

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