RUSSIA & UKRAINE: Johnson’s Russia List contents with links :: 2014-#70 :: Saturday, 29 March 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#70 :: 29 March 2014
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1. RIA Novosti: European Union Says Not Ready to Embrace Ukraine.
2. Interfax: Russia’s, West’s approaches toward settling Ukraine crisis converging – Lavrov.
3. Reuters: Russia has no intention of sending troops to Ukraine – Lavrov.
4. New York Times: Few Signs of War Plans in Russian Border Town.
5. The Telegraph (UK): Ukraine crisis: the border hunt for Vladimir Putin’s hidden army. As President Obama warns that Russian troops are ‘massing along border’, the Telegraph goes in search of Putin’s invisible army
6. www.russiatoday.com: West ignores results of int’l missions that found no troop build-up near Ukraine borders – Moscow.
7. Kremlin.ru: Telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama.
8. The White House: Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin.
9. BBC News: Ukraine leader Turchynov warns of far-right threat.
10. www.russiatoday.com: Putin, Obama discuss political chaos in Ukraine.
11. ITAR-TASS: Andrei Sitov, Obama in Brussels on Ukraine, Russia, do’s, don’ts and specks in neighbor’s eye.
12. Voice of Russia: Only way for Ukraine to reach settlement is to sign federal agreement – Lavrov.
13. Russia Direct: Will Russia invade Eastern Ukraine? Reports continue to grow of an increase in Russian troops along the border with Ukraine. But how likely, really, is a military invasion of Ukraine? Russia Direct asked the experts.
14. Russia Direct: Michael Slobodchikoff, Dealing with Putin’s so-called war machine. Here is what Russia and the United States should do to minimize the potentially grave consequences of the Ukrainian crisis on world stability and U.S.-Russia relations.
15. www.russiatoday.com: ‘Against democratic principles’: EU’s Ashton denounces nationalists’ pressure on Ukraine parliament.
16. The National Interest: Andranik Migranyan, A Way Out of the Ukraine Crisis.
17. YaleGlobal Online: Thomas Graham, It’s Putin’s World. Russia seeks global stature – the West must deal with Putin’s world and support Ukraine.
18. Council on Foreign Relations: Is the West at a Breaking Point With Russia? (interview with John Beyrle, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia)
19. New Statesman: Angus Rosburgh, Russia’s revenge: why the west will never understand the Kremlin. The events in Ukraine are Putin’s payback for what he considers to be a quarter-century of humiliation since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
20. Russian Life: Paul Richardson, The Solution to Crimea Lies Through Finland.
21. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Pavel Podvig, What the Crimea crisis will do to US-Russia relations.
22. http://reconsideringrussia.org: Pietro A. Shakarian, Why Ukraine is Not Czechoslovakia.
23. ITAR-TASS: Viktor Yanukovych delivers address to Ukrainian people.
24. Voice of Russia: Russians say their country should not officially recognize new Ukraine leaders – poll.
25. Reuters: Ukraine’s Klitschko pulls out of election, backs ‘Chocolate King’
26. ITAR-TASS: Churkin: elections in Ukraine amid lack of choice are fraught with country’s split.
27. Komsomolskaya Pravda: Sergey Markov, American Fantasies. (re Michael McFaul)
28. Rossiyskaya Gazeta : Vyacheslav Nikonov, Short wire: Don’t strain yourself. (re Michael McFaul)
29. http://johnhelmer.net: John Helmer, RUSSIAN MILITARY PULLBACK TO LEAVE UKRAINIAN FEAR IN PLACE – NO NATIONAL MAJORITY FOR PRESIDENT, NO CONFIDENCE IN PARLIAMENT,
30. Bloomberg: Ukraine’s Next Casualties Could Be Its Farmers.
31. Counterpunch: Jack Rasmus, Heading Toward a Greece-like Depression? Ukraine’s IMF Deal.
32. www.russiatoday.com: Pepe Escobar, ‘US desperate to isolate Russia on all fronts’
33. Vedomosti editorial: Alternative world. Russia is attempting to find foreign policy and to some extent, economic alternative to Europe and United States.
34. New York Times: Kremlin Finds a Defender in Congress. (Dana Rohrabacher)
35. Reuters: German executives criticize West for allowing Russia tension to rise.
36. New York Times: Potential Crackdown on Russia Risks Also Punishing Western Oil Companies.
37. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Has Putin Decided on a New Period of ‘Phony War’?
38. RIA Novosti: Obama Weak Foreign Policy President – Expert.
39. Kyiv Post editorial: Ukraine, West sleeping.
40. Gallup: In U.S., Record 68% View Russia as Unfriendly or an Enemy. Putin’s favorability dips below 10%; Ukraine perceived as friend.
41. http://bryanmacdonald.wordpress.com: Bryan MacDonald, I had to go to Ukraine to see it for myself. Here is what I saw. Feel free to read and comment.

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

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