RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2015-#33-34 tables of contents with links :: Saturday-Sunday 21-22 February 2015

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Johnson’s Russia List
JRL 2015-#34 :: Sunday 22 February 2015
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1. Newsweek.com: Explosive Court Case Puts Ukraine’s Chocolate King in Dock.
2. Vox.com: Amanda Taub, Pro-Kiev militias are fighting Putin, but has Ukraine created a monster it can’t control?
3. The Guardian: Jonathan Steele, Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands by Richard Sakwa review – an unrivalled account. At last, a balanced assessment of the Ukrainian conflict – the problems go far beyond Vladimir Putin.
4. Real News Network: Is Kiev Underestimating the Death Toll in the East of Ukraine? Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor at Columbia University, says Kiev has polarized civilians who might have been neutral before being shelled and caught in a humanitarian crisis induced by their government.
5. Kyiv Post: One year after Euromaidan deaths, not a single official serving prison time.
6. National Press Club: Former Ambassador to U.S.S.R. Jack Matlock.
7. Rutland Herald (Vermont): Haviland Smith, See the world through Russia’s eyes.
8. Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Tatyana Ivzhenk, Poroshenko is preparing for a big war. Ukraine does not intend to accept Russian peacekeepers.
9. Politkom.ru: Russian, Ukrainian positions on proposed Donets Basin peacekeepers viewed.
10. RIA Novosti: Ukraine’s Yanukovych vows to return, urges warring sides to make peace.
11. Consortiumnews.com: Robert Parry, Failing Tonkin Gulf Test on Ukraine.
12. The Vineyard to the Saker: The Maidan – one year later.
13. The Brookings Institution: UNITY IN CHALLENGING TIMES: BUILDING ON TRANSATLANTIC RESOLVE. AN ADDRESS BY AMBASSADOR VICTORIA NULAND, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EUROPE AND EURASIA.
14. The Guardian: Russian expansionism may pose existential threat, says Nato general.
15. Kyiv Post: Kharkiv bombers were trained in Russia, says Ukraine’s Security Service. (DJ: Do you think its worth tracking the reverberation and evolution of this latest of the exciting and well timed “Ukraine says” stories?)

JRL 2015-#34 :: Sunday 22 February 2015
1. academia.edu: Ivan Katchanovski, Ph.D., The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine (Revised and Updated Version)

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