RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#89 contents with links :: Saturday 19 April 2014
Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#89 :: 19 April 2014
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1. Russia Beyond the Headlines/Moskovsky Komsomolets: Why is aggressive behaviour on the rise among Russia’s children?
2. Supreme Allied Commander Europe: General Philip Breedlove, Who Are the Men Behind the Masks? (DJ: This example of contemporary military intelligence deserves careful analysis. “How do you know when you don’t know?” I spent 40 years dealing with this kind of thing.)
3. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Betrayal of Ukraine in Geneva ‘Worse than Munich,’ Illarionov Says.
4. Carnegie Europe: Judy Dempsey, Europe Looks On as Russia Marches Into Ukraine.
5. Slate.com: Lucian Kim, Putin’s Must-See TV. The Russian president’s cynical politics make for frightening television.
6. Wall Street Journal: Peggy Noonan, The Bear That Talks Like a Man. Conflict with Russia neither began nor ended with the Cold War.
7. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Would Obama save Putin from drowning? Putin says yes.
8. Rossiya 1 TV (Moscow): Putin admits Russian servicemen behind self-defence units in Crimea.
9. Rossiya 1 TV (Moscow): Putin stresses importance of listening to opposition views, good ties with West.
10. Kremlin.ru: Direct Line with Vladimir Putin (transcript completed).
11. Kremlin.ru: Answers to journalists’ questions following Direct Line.
12. www.rt.com: ‘Letter to Jews’, which Kerry cited, appears to be fake.
13. Interfax: Matviyenko sure Federation Council permission to send troops to Ukraine won’t be used.
14. http://reconsideringrussia.org: Pietro Shakarian, Who Governs What in Ukraine?
15. Deutsche Welle: Soldiers on a futile mission. A government anti-terror campaign to root out pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine threatens to turn into a fiasco. The country’s demoralized forces are ill-equipped and defections are commonplace.
16. RIA Novosti: Kiev Says Protest Crackdown in East Switches to ‘Inactive Phase’
17. www.worldbulletin.net: Ukraine local boss puts price on head of Russian “saboteurs”
18. Kyiv Post: Arseniy Yatseniuk, Terrorism’s goal ‘to destroy Ukrainian independence’
19. Kyiv Post: Dmitry Tymchuk’s military blog: More Putin lies.
20. Kyiv Post: Kremlin Terrorism.
21. http://euromaidanpr.com: April 17 in Ukraine: Summary.
22. Interfax: Ukraine authorities ask ICC to investigate Kyiv Maidan deaths.
23. Interfax: Illegal armed formations in Ukraine should be disarmed, buildings returned to owners – Lavrov
24. RIA Novosti: Luhansk Protesters in Talks to Make Local Militia Legal.
25. Reuters: Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal.
26. RFE/RL: The Geneva Agreement — On Paper And On the Ground.
27. http://darussophile.com: Anatoly Karlin, DECONSTRUCTING THE RESULT OF THE FOUR PARTY TALKS.
28. Washington Post editorial: U.S., E.U., Russia strike a balance on Ukraine.
29. Washington Post: David Ignatius, A crisis defused? We have a welcome deal with Russia.
30. http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com: Making sense of the latest Kerry Lavrov deal.
31. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, The Deep Policy Failures That Led to Ukraine.
32. Moscow Times: Igor Ivanov, How to Save Ukraine.
33. Reuters: Oil, gas firms committed to Russia despite sanctions -minister.
34. Russia: Other Points of View: Patrick Armstrong, RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP.
35. Washington Post: Kyle Dropp, Joshua D. Kertzer and Thomas Zeitzoff, Finding Ukraine on a map, revisited.
36. http://readrussia.com: Sean Guillory, Russia’s Emporium of Patriotism.
37. Asia Times: Pepe Escobar, Ukraine and the grand chessboard.
38. Moscow Times: What the Papers Say, Apr. 18, 2014.