RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#97 contents with links :: Monday 28 April 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#97 :: 28 April 2014
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1. Financial Times: Thomas Graham, Punishing an aggressive Russia is a fool’s errand. America’s strategy should mix resistance with accommodation.
2. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: Ukraine and U.S.-Russian Relations. With Thomas E. Graham and David C. Speedie.
3. Moscow Times: Andrei Tsygankov, Ukraine is Putin’s last stand.
4. The Guardian: Ruth Deyermond, What are Russia’s real motivations in Ukraine? We need to understand them. Those who think this a neo-imperialist land-grab are mistaken. But Russia does want to maintain its status as a great power
5. Geostrategic Forecasting Corp.: Gordon Hahn, Can the West Isolate Russia?
6. http://reconsideringrussia.org: Pietro Shakarian, How Moscow Views the Ukraine Crisis.
7. The New York Times: Keith Darden, The War on Truth in Ukraine.
8. Al Arabiya News (United Arab Emirates): Maria Dubovikova, Flexing their muscles at Russia? A message to the West.
9. ITAR-TASS: US hurries to crack down on Russia before it gains strength – analyst. (Anatoly Adamishin)
10. www.rt.com: ‘Obama and Kerry fail to show leadership qualities required to settle Ukrainian issue.’ (interview with Patrick Young)
11. Carnegie Moscow Center: Dmitri Trenin, Solving the Russia Problem.
12. Carnegie Moscow Center: Akio Kawato, Ukraine May Facilitate a Eurasian Union-Under the Auspices of China.
13. Reuters: China restates opposition to sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
14. Interfax: Russian authorities are considering possibility of closing NATO Information Office in Moscow – newspaper.
15. Russia Direct: Russia’s Defense Ministry: NATO-Russia ties to be hard to restore. RD Exclusive: Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov comments on the growing rift between Russia and NATO, suggesting that NATO is once again architecting a policy of containment against Russia.
16. Financial Times: Kiev walks tightrope in eastern negotiations.
17. www.rt.com: Mayor of Kharkov, Ukraine shot in back, hospitalized – press service.
18. RIA Novosti: Shooting of Kharkiv Mayor Proves Ukraine Election Untimely.
19. ITAR-TASS: Kiev afraid Ukraine’s center and west may arise along with southeast – president nominee.
20. ITAR-TASS: Ukraine should launch dialogue with Russia – presidential candidate.
21. Euromaidan PR: ‘Black Men’, the new defenders of Ukraine, announce mission to liberate Southeastern Ukraine from Russian terrorists.
22. TV channel “24” (Kyiv): Several special groups of Russian saboteurs are already in Kyiv, ready for action, Lyashko.
23. www.rt.com: Football ultras attack anti-govt protesters in eastern Ukraine (VIDEO, PHOTOS).
24. www.vocativ.com: The Faces of Pravy Sektor in Ukraine. Inside the ultranationalist group’s camp in Kiev.
25. Euromaidan PR: SBU prison cells are overcrowded with Russian GRU (military intelligence) officers.
26. http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com: Ukrainian special forces team caught near Donetsk.
27. The Independent (UK): Ukraine crisis: ‘It’s extraordinary that in 2014 there is a state which seems to want to recreate an empire’ says Ukrainian intelligence officer who can decide fate of east Ukraine. A senior Ukrainian intelligence officer tells Kim Sengupta in Kramatorsk about the battle to convince civilians in the east of the country that their future lies with Kiev – not Moscow.
28. Wall Street Journal: In Ukraine’s East, Governor Struggles to Quell Pro-Russia Uprising. Industrialist-Turned-Governor in Donetsk Says Kremlin, Yanukovych Networks Are Stirring Unrest.
29. New York Times: U.S. Weighs Harder Line on Russia Than European Allies.
30. Reuters: Obama announces new U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
31. www.rt.com: Obama rolls out new sanctions on Russia, Moscow says it won’t hurt.
32. Forbes.com: Mark Adomanis, There Are Going To Be More Sanctions And They Are Going To Hurt Russia.
33. Moscow Times: Big Foreign Business Turns Blind Eye to Ukraine Sanctions.
34. Interfax: Ukraine may stop importing Russian gas by 2016 – Poroshenko.
35. www.rt.com: ‘Russia not obliged to finance Ukraine-EU integration.’ (interview with Anna Van Densky)
36. CNN: Tom Donilon on Fareed Zakaria GPS. (excerpt re Russia)
37. Washington Post: Jackson Diehl, Ukraine’s wake-up call for NATO.
38. Bloomberg: Russian Billions Scattered Abroad Show Trail to Putin Circle.
39. Wall Street Journal editorial: The Russia Problem. Putin’s Kremlin is not a status quo power with a few historical grievances.
40. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Is Putin at Risk of Being Overthrown by a Coup?
41. RIA Novosti: Anti-Semitism at a minimum level in Russia, says report.
42. Moscow Times: Oleg Sukhov, Creative Unions Seen to Back Kremlin Views.
43. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Who controls the Arctic? International competition for control over Arctic resources is only a matter of time, says researcher Andrey Gubin.
44. Moscow Times: What the Papers Say, April 28, 2014.

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