RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#89 contents with links :: Saturday 19 April 2014

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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. 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. Direct Line with Vladimir Putin (transcript completed).
11. Answers to journalists’ questions following Direct Line.
12. ‘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. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

Map of Commonwealth of Independent States, European Portion