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  • John Kerry, Secretary of State: Remarks With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin After Their Meeting (Whitehouse.gov) 07/29/2014
  • Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold war-era arms deal (Yahoo/AP) 07/29/2014
  • US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight (Yahoo/AP) 07/29/2014
  • Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia (Yahoo/AP) 07/29/2014
  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty (Yahoo/AP) 07/29/2014

  • Readout of the Vice President's Call with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Whitehouse.gov) 07/28/2014
  • U.S. and Europe Agree to Escalate Sanctions on Russia (The New York Times) 07/28/2014
  • U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile in Violation of Treaty (The New York Times) 07/28/2014
  • US Releases Images Showing Russia Fired On Ukraine, Gave Rockets to Rebels (Project Maidan) 07/28/2014

  • Op-ed: Putin in July (or the fight for Russias soul) (Washington Post) 07/25/2014
  • Op-ed: Europe Must Confront Putin. The E.U. Cant Let Russia Get Away With Murder. By ARTIS PABRIKS (Latvia MP) (The New York Times) 07/25/2014
  • Putins daughter flees home in the Netherlands (New York Post) 07/25/2014
  • Putin's Daughter Flees Netherlands (The Daily Beast) 07/25/2014
  • When Russia was a Democracy Novgorod Before the Muscovite Occupation (Window on Eurasia) 07/25/2014
  • Stalin was a Greater Fascist than Bandera or Mussolini, Zubov Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/25/2014
  • Russian military likely reluctant participants in Ukraine - U.S. general (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/25/2014
  • Russian consumer watchdog seeks ban on some McDonalds' products (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/25/2014
  • Now You See It, Now You Don't: Rewriting The Ukraine Crisis (RFE/RL) 07/25/2014
  • THE TRAGEDY OF MH17. THE RESULT OF STATE-SPONSORED TERRORISM (PDF) (UABA) 07/25/2014

  • HOW PUTIN'S AMERICAN FIXERS KEEP RUSSIAN SANCTIONS TOOTHLESS (VICE News) 07/24/2014
  • Letter: Confronting Putin. U.S. Can Help Europe Stand Up to Russia (The New York Times) 07/24/2014
  • White House: Obama offers Netherlands condolences (Yahoo/AP) 07/24/2014
  • Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions (Yahoo/AP) 07/24/2014
  • Russia firing artillery on Ukraine troops: US (Yahoo/AFP) 07/24/2014
  • Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report (Yahoo/AFP) 07/24/2014
  • Russia says U.S. sanctions break WTO rules, may cause trade dispute (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/24/2014
  • How to Kneecap the Thug in the Kremlin. It's time to treat Vladimir Putin like the crime boss he is: Go after his money. (Foreign Policy) 07/24/2014
  • U.S. Military Chief Compares Putins Ukraine Move to Stalins Invasion of Poland (The Daily Beast) 07/24/2014
  • STATEMENT BY SENATORS JOHN McCAIN AND CHRIS MURPHY ON RESIGNATION OF UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER YATSENYUK (Website) 07/24/2014
  • Editorial: EU hypocrites (Kyiv Post) 07/24/2014
  • Who Is Vladimir Putin? (satire) (The Onion) 07/24/2014
  • Putins Pal. Stephen Cohen was once considered a top Russia historian. Now he publishes odd defenses of Vladimir Putin. The Nation just published his most outrageous one yet. (Slate.com) 07/24/2014
  • Belarusians Challenge Russian National Narrative and Some Russians are Angry (Window on Eurasia) 07/24/2014
  • More Russian naval ships observed near Latvian waters (The Baltic Times) 07/24/2014
  • Poland Cancels Year of Bilateral Celebration With Russia Over Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 07/24/2014

  • Philadelphia Man Accused in Nazi Case Dies (The New York Times) 07/23/2014
  • Is US bent on bringing down Russia? Some in Kremlin say yes. (+video) (Christian Science Monitor) 07/23/2014
  • Foreigners Fighting for Ukraine in 6 Profiles (The Moscow Times) 07/23/2014
  • John McCain: European sanctions on Russia are 'a joke' (Daily Telegraph) 07/23/2014
  • U.S.: Russias actions, incredibly, are heading towards escalation of the crisis (+VIDEO) (CNN) 07/23/2014
  • Column: Ukraine Crisis Could Impact US Elections (Voice of America) 07/23/2014
  • Why Russia and the West Cannot Dump Each Other Over Ukraine (The Moscow Times) 07/23/2014
  • Putin has Repeated Andropovs Mistakes but Doesnt Have Andropovs Options, Grigoryants Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/23/2014
  • Bill Clinton: Perpetrators of MH17 crash sought a divided world (Yahoo/AFP) 07/23/2014
  • Opinion: Final deadline for Russia approaching (Deutsche Welle) 07/23/2014
  • MH17: Dutch mayor wants Vladimir Putin's daughter Maria deported (Guardian) 07/23/2014
  • Britain still exporting arms to Russia (Yahoo/AFP) 07/23/2014
  • Exclusive: Ukraine Asked U.S. for Tech to Counter Russia's Jet-Killers (The Daily Beast) 07/23/2014
  • Despite sanctions call, UK OKs Russia arms exports (Yahoo/AP) 07/23/2014

  • Alexander Motyl: Will Putin Avoid Getting Cornered? (New Pathway) 07/22/2014
  • Guess What: Putin Is More Popular Than Ever (Slate.com) 07/22/2014
  • Letters: The Tragic Price of Flight 17 (The New York Times) 07/22/2014
  • USAF dismisses Russian challenge of US MH17 shootdown evidence (Janes) 07/22/2014
  • Former ambassador: Why cant Washington arm Ukraine to fight Russian-backed separatists? (Washington Post) 07/22/2014
  • US Loses Patience with Europe: Washington Wants Tough Russia Sanctions (Der Spiegel) 07/22/2014
  • Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama (The New York Times) 07/22/2014
  • Ukrainians, Awaiting International Action After Crash, Fear Complacency (The New York Times) 07/22/2014
  • Obama vows U.S. will seek justice in downing of Malaysian jet (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/22/2014
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. officials say (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/22/2014
  • Obama, Dutch leader say Russia faces further costs over Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/22/2014
  • Obama tells fundraiser Russia is financing Ukraine rebels (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/22/2014
  • 'Heartbroken' Obama at Dutch embassy over jet disaster (Yahoo/AFP) 07/22/2014
  • US to release intelligence on downing of MH17 (Yahoo/AFP) 07/22/2014
  • Transfer of French warships to Russia 'inappropriate': US (Yahoo/AFP) 07/22/2014
  • 'Dear British friends': France's Fabius peeved at ship deal criticism (Yahoo/AFP) 07/22/2014
  • Kremlin Official Calls Ukraine Authorities Wests Henchmen (Voice of America) 07/22/2014
  • Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson: Today's Actions on Ukraine by the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council (State.gov) 07/22/2014
  • Ukrainian festival in Pa. to go on despite crisis (Cumberlink Sentinel) 07/22/2014
  • Ukrainian Jewish leaders slam visit by top European rabbis to Crimea (JTA) 07/22/2014
  • U.S.: Russia 'Created Conditions' For Airliner Tragedy (RFE/RL) 07/22/2014
  • The Second Cold War? American policymakers need to acknowledge that Russia and China are not partners of the US but in fact adversaries on the other side of a growing international divide. (World Affairs Journal) 07/22/2014
  • Putins Ukraine Mistakes Have Made Him a Pariah (Newsweek) 07/22/2014
  • US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing [BRAMA: ?] (Yahoo/AP) 07/22/2014
  • Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy (Yahoo/AP) 07/22/2014
  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down (Yahoo/AP) 07/22/2014
  • Did Putin just bring Russia in from the cold? (+video). In a security meeting today, Putin said Russia would try to rein in Ukraine's rebels. He also effectively told media and politicians that the country is not under Western siege and to stop repeating that claim. (Christian Science Monitor) 07/22/2014
  • Op-ed: Putins Crime, Europes Cowardice. By BERNARD-HENRI LEVY (The New York Times) 07/22/2014
  • Letters: The Crisis Over the Downed Plane. Russia, Ukraine and the Doomed Malaysia Airliner (The New York Times) 07/22/2014
  • Ukraine: Anvil of the New Cold War [BRAMA: DISINFORMATION. Article written by Tom Hayden, another Putin apologist (like Stephen Cohen) in a pro-Russian publication (run and partly owned by Stephen Cohen's wife, Katrina vanden Heuvel] (The Nation) 07/22/2014
  • Defying allies, France to deliver first warship to Russia (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/22/2014
  • 'A state sponsor of terrorism'. Yuri Shymko President of the International Council in Support of Ukraine syas Russia is a rogue state and Putin should be tried by the ICC. (VIDEO) (CTV News) 07/22/2014
  • MH17: U.S. Points Finger at Russia, Russia Deflects Blame (VIDEO) (The Wall Street Journal) 07/22/2014
  • Ukraine: Tycoon to Launch English-Language News Network [Funded by Igor Kolomoisky, Ukraine Today, the country's only English-language network, wants to be Ukraine's answer to Russia Today.] (Hollywood Reporter) 07/22/2014
  • Kremlin security aide says Ukrainian authorities are West's 'henchmen' (Reuters) 07/22/2014
  • Europes self-imposed blindness toward Russia (Euractiv) 07/22/2014
  • PETITION: Move the 2018 World Cup to The Netherlands (Change.org) 07/22/2014
  • Once joined in Soviet Union, Ukraine, Russia never further apart (Reuters) 07/22/2014
  • Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko: The world must choose sides (+VIDEO) (CNN) 07/22/2014
  • Putin vows to use influence on Ukraine rebels, rejects Western meddling [BRAMA: Putin has done enough of his own meddling!] (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/22/2014
  • Russia under fire as Obama calls crash site chaos 'insult' (Yahoo/AFP) 07/22/2014
  • Russian-fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash [Report on Russian disinformation, this time to confuse the truth about the Malaysian plane downed by Russian-led terrorists in Ukraine] (Yahoo/AP) 07/22/2014
  • UK gov't announces inquiry on Russian spy death [the 2006 death of poisoned ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko] (Yahoo/AP) 07/22/2014
  • Editorial: An Outrage Compounded by Mystery. Putins Unconvincing Words on Flight 17 in Ukraine (The New York Times) 07/22/2014

  • Ukrainian PM Calls On West for Weapons After Airliner Downed (Defensenews.com) 07/21/2014
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Cover-Up in the Air: Growing evidence suggests that Russia was responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukrainian airspace, but the Russian media has an alternative theory (VIDEO) (Daily Show) 07/21/2014
  • U.S. Vice President Biden says Putin has no soul: New Yorker (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/21/2014
  • The Biden Agenda. Reckoning with Ukraine and Iraq, and keeping an eye on 2016. (The New Yorker) 07/21/2014
  • Putin's last chance? World leaders voice outrage over MH17 (Christian Science Monitor) 07/21/2014
  • From the Kursk to MH17, Putin Just Doesn't Care (The Moscow Times) 07/21/2014
  • Russian Pop Stars Banned From Entering Latvia Over Ukraine Crisis (The Moscow Times) 07/21/2014
  • Russia Needs Dissidents Like Novodvorskaya (The Moscow Times) 07/21/2014
  • It Wasnt Us! Russian Generals Scour The Internet For MH17 Theories. At an eerie Cold War-style press conference, Russia suggested Ukraine or the U.S. might have downed the plane. (Buzzfeed) 07/21/2014
  • Obama Denounces Russia and Separatists for Obstructing Crash Site (The New York Times) 07/21/2014
  • Ukraine, U.S. leaders lash out at Russia over conditions of access to Flight 17 crash site (WHNT/CNN) 07/21/2014
  • The President Gives an Update on Ukraine and Gaza (VIDEO) (Whitehouse.gov) 07/21/2014
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia (Yahoo/AP) 07/21/2014
  • President [Poroshenko] called on the U.S. Congress to recognize militants in the East of Ukraine terrorists (President.gov.ua) 07/21/2014
  • Obama, Polish president discuss need for unity after downing of plane (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/21/2014
  • Obama to make statement on Ukraine: White House, Monday at 10:50 a.m. (1450 GMT) (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/21/2014
  • Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing (Chicago Tribune/Reuters) 07/21/2014
  • The Suns of August. Flight 17: Ukraines War and Europes Passivity. By Roger Cohen (The New York Times) 07/21/2014
  • Republicans urge tougher Russia sanctions after crash (Yahoo/AFP) 07/21/2014
  • U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens (Reuters) 07/21/2014
  • Russian Billionaires in Horror as Putin Risks Isolation (Bloomberg) 07/21/2014
  • Putin Says MH17 Crash Shouldnt Be Used for Politics (Bloomberg) 07/21/2014
  • -777 / Russia canceled four flights on the border with Ukraine one hour before the fall of the Boeing-777 (Espresso TV) 07/21/2014

  • Russians Will Suffer in Putin's New Cold War (The Moscow Times) 07/20/2014
  • Obama, Australian PM call for plane investigation (Yahoo/AP) 07/20/2014
  • John Kerry, Secretary of State: Interview With Bob Schieffer of CBS's Face the Nation (State.gov) 07/20/2014
  • John Kerry, Secretary of State: Interview With Candy Crowley of CNN's State of the Union (State.gov) 07/20/2014
  • John Kerry, Secretary of State: Interview With David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press (State.gov) 07/20/2014
  • John Kerry, Secretary of State: Interview With George Stephanopoulos of ABC's This Week (State.gov) 07/20/2014
  • John Kerry, Secretary of State: Interview With Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday (State.gov) 07/20/2014
  • Op-ed: Ukraine plane tragedy should ease partisan rancor (San Francisco Chronicle) 07/20/2014
  • Ukrainian church in New Haven holds memorial service for plane crash victims (New Haven Register) 07/20/2014
  • U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens (Global Post/Reuters) 07/20/2014
  • Kerry Says Russia Trained Separatists to Use Antiaircraft Missiles (The New York Times) 07/20/2014
  • As Anger Rises Over Crash, Malaysian Government Is Reluctant to Assign Blame (The New York Times) 07/20/2014
  • Op-ed: Russia's Anti-West Isolationism [Maxim Trudolyubov is the opinion page editor of the business newspaper Vedomosti] (The New York Times) 07/20/2014
  • An atrocity waiting to happen in Putins mad, lying world. By Timpothy Snyder (London Times) 07/20/2014
  • Tragedy in Ukraine. There can be no dissembling: the loss of Flight MH17was a direct result of a conflict fuelled deliberately by Moscow (London Times) 07/20/2014
  • Putin obstructing MH17 probe, UK says (London Times) 07/20/2014
  • Supporters of Ukraine turn out to mourn victims of downed jetliner (Philadelphia Inquirer) 07/20/2014
  • US outlines case against Russia on downed plane (Yahoo/AP) 07/20/2014
  • Kerry: Ukraine rebels likely downed passenger jet (Yahoo/AP) 07/20/2014
  • US says recordings of Ukraine rebels admitting MH17 downing 'authentic' (Yahoo/AFP) 07/20/2014
  • US lays out 'evidence' against rebels in MH17 disaster (Yahoo/AFP) 07/20/2014
  • Putin Never Backs Down Even When He Would Benefit, Moscow Commentator Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/20/2014
  • The West Intends to Destroy Russia So Russia Must Put Its House in Order, Russian Nationalist Site Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/20/2014
  • Belief in Unchanging Russian National Character a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, Moscow Sociologist Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/20/2014
  • Eurasianism Rapidly Evolving into Russian Fascism, Kantor Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/20/2014
  • Op-ed: Will Flight 17 sober us up? (Washington Post) 07/20/2014

  • Russia Expands List of Barred Americans (The New York Times) 07/19/2014
  • Obama says downing of plane a 'wake-up call' for Europe over Ukraine conflict (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/19/2014
  • US 'deeply concerned' over Ukraine crash site access (Yahoo/AFP) 07/19/2014
  • Among the Victims: One U.S. Citizen and a Dutch Student at Indiana (The New York Times) 07/19/2014
  • Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans (Yahoo/AP) 07/19/2014
  • American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey (Yahoo/AP) 07/19/2014
  • For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging (Yahoo/AP) 07/19/2014
  • Jen Psaki: Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17 (State.gov) 07/19/2014

  • If Ukraine rebels shot down MH17, Russia could reap the whirlwind (Christian Science Monitor) 07/18/2014
  • The Malaysia Airlines Disaster Is Vladimir Putin's Lockerbie Bombing. By Adrian Karatnycky (New Republic) 07/18/2014
  • Why Reset Failed: Diplomacy with Rogues Rarely Works (World Affairs Journal) 07/18/2014
  • Bitter Lessons for Kyiv in South Caucasus. By Christopher Johnston (World Affairs Journal) 07/18/2014
  • Where Are Putin's American Admirers Now? Let's not forgot those who praised the 'brilliant' Russian president (New Republic) 07/18/2014
  • Will MH17 tragedy shock Europe into action on Ukraine? (Christian Science Monitor) 07/18/2014
  • Op-ed: The Malaysia Airlines crash is the end of Russias fairy tale. By Anne Applebaum (Washington Post) 07/18/2014
  • Putins Deadly Doctrine. Protecting Russians in Ukraine Has Fatal Consequences. By TIMOTHY GARTON ASH (The New York Times) 07/18/2014
  • Vigil Held In Philly For Flight MH17 Victims (Fox) 07/18/2014
  • Local Ukrainians Gather to Remember Crash Victims (VIDEO) (NBC) 07/18/2014
  • Ukrainians from our area (Northeast, Pa. USA) react to plane tragedy (WNEP) 07/18/2014
  • LOCAL UKRAINIAN-AMERICANS RALLY AGAINST PLANE DISASTER (ABC) 07/18/2014
  • -777 / Russia canceled four flights on the border with Ukraine one hour before the fall of the Boeing-777 (Espresso TV) 07/18/2014
  • Ukrainian Buk battery radar was operational when Malaysian plane downed - Moscow [BRAMA: deliberate attempt by Russia Today (Russian government-controlled media co) to create confusion about who is responsible for killing 298 people on Malaysian passenger jet] (Russia Today) 07/18/2014
  • U.S. Officials Threaten 'Severe Consequences' for Russia Over Crash (The Moscow Times) 07/18/2014
  • West Wont Provide Real Help to Ukraine Barring a Full-Scale War, Illarionov Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/18/2014
  • Pro-Russian rebels say welcome OSCE, Kiev experts to crash site (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/18/2014
  • U.S. FBI, transport investigators headed to Ukraine after crash (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/18/2014
  • Factbox - World figures comment on downing of Malaysian airliner (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/18/2014
  • World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine with 298 dead (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/18/2014
  • Fidel Castro blames Ukrainian government for taking down plane (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/18/2014
  • Australian PM Angry At Russia's 'Unsatisfactory' Response To Plane Crash (RFE/RL) 07/18/2014
  • TODAY at the UN: 9:45 AM ET Security Council media stakeouts (Ukraine); 10 am- 1pm ET Security Council: 7219th meeting - Letter dated 28 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/136) (United Nations) 07/18/2014
  • World Leaders Match Anger With Calls for Inquiry Into Ukraine Plane Crash (The New York Times) 07/18/2014
  • Russia Denies Role in Downing of Airliner (The New York Times) 07/18/2014

  • Putin Blames Ukraine for Putting Itself in a Situation Where People Want to Shoot Planes (Slate.com) 07/17/2014
  • Britain asks for emergency UN meeting on Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014
  • Readout of the Presidents Call with President Poroshenko of Ukraine (Whitehouse.gov) 07/17/2014
  • President Obama Responds to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (Whitehouse.gov) 07/17/2014
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (Whitehouse.gov) 07/17/2014
  • Pentagon Official: Russians Likely Responsible For Shooting Down Malaysia Plane (Daily Caller) 07/17/2014
  • Russian Roulette (Dispatch 58). VICE News interviews American Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt (VIDEO) (VICE News) 07/17/2014
  • Obama warns Putin of more sanctions over Ukraine crisis (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Obama calls Kerry, national security team about Malaysian plane (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Obama, Poroshenko stress evidence from plane crash must stay in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Obama urges unimpeded investigation of downed plane in call with Dutch PM (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • U.N. Security Council to meet on Friday on Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Obama calls leaders of Ukraine, Malaysia about downed plane (Yahoo/AFP) 07/17/2014
  • White House warns against removal of plane evidence (Yahoo/AFP) 07/17/2014
  • US pilots previously told not to fly over Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014
  • Obama: Downed jet in Ukraine a 'terrible tragedy' (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014
  • Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014
  • US intel says Malaysian plane shot down by missile (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014
  • AP Interview: Ukraine blames Russia for crash [Yuriy Sergeyev] (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014
  • John McCain: Profound Repercussions If Russia Involved In Plane Crash (Buzzfeed) 07/17/2014
  • Secretary of State John Kerry: Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine (State.gov) 07/17/2014
  • Press conference by Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, briefing on the current political and security situation in Ukraine (VIDEO) (United Nations) 07/17/2014
  • Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General on Syria, Gaza and the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight in Ukraine (VIDEO) (United Nations) 07/17/2014
  • U.S. Officials Say They Suspect SA-11 or SA-20 Missiles Brought Down Malaysia Jet (The New York Times) 07/17/2014
  • Putin Criticizes U.S. Over New Sanctions (The New York Times) 07/17/2014
  • Germany: American Spy Chief Leaves (The New York Times) 07/17/2014
  • Russian Reliance on Chinese Loans May Blunt the Impact of U.S. Sanctions (The New York Times) 07/17/2014
  • Editorial: Vladimir Putin Can Stop This War. Downing of Malaysia Jet Is a Call to End Ukraine Conflict (The New York Times) 07/17/2014
  • UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS CONDEMNS DOWNING OF MALAYSIAN PLANE OVER UKRAINE (UCC.ca) 07/17/2014
  • U.S. Urges 'Immediate' Cease-Fire To Allow Crash Probe (RFE/RL) 07/17/2014
  • If Past Is Prologue, EU Needs To Up Its Game With Russia (RFE/RL) 07/17/2014
  • U.S. Vice President Says Malaysian Plane 'Apparently Shot Down' (RFE/RL) 07/17/2014
  • Ukraine hails sanctions as Russian stocks plunge (Yahoo/AFP) 07/17/2014
  • Obama: keep calm amid global turmoil (Yahoo/AFP) 07/17/2014
  • Japan wary as US, Europe up sanctions on Russia (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014
  • TODAY at the UN: 10:30 AM ET Live press conference by Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, who will brief on the current political and security situation in Ukraine (United Nations) 07/17/2014
  • New sanctions hit Russian assets, spook world shares (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Obama cites Russia's support for separatists, violations of Ukraine's sovereignty in new sanctions push (VIDEO) (Kyiv Post) 07/17/2014
  • Op-ed: New Russia sanctions are hollow as the old. By Leonid Bershidsky (Bloomberg) 07/17/2014
  • Putin Denies Russia Reopening Cold War Spy Base in Cuba (The Moscow Times) 07/17/2014
  • Medvedev Says Evil Sanctions Could Lead to Defense Spending Hike (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Germany's Daimler Backs Out of KamAZ Stake Increase (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Russia Calls U.S. Sanctions Over Ukraine 'Primitive' Revenge (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Obama Just Hit Russia With New Sanctions. Here's What It Means. By Julia Ioffe (New Republic) 07/17/2014
  • Ukrainian Events Providing Cover for Moscow to Take Unpopular Measures at Home, Polukhin Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/17/2014
  • Obama Expands Sanctions Against Russia Over Action In Ukraine. The president said the sanctions are significant but they are also targeted and are designed to send a message to Russian leaders. (Buzzfeed) 07/17/2014
  • Putin: Washington Is Bullying (The Daily Beast) 07/17/2014
  • Russia condemns 'evil' new US sanctions (Al Jazeera) 07/17/2014
  • Putin Criticizes U.S. Over New Sanctions (The New York Times) 07/17/2014
  • 56 years, 89 titles and a single story about Ukraine (VIDEO by Andriy Pryymachenko; 33:43 min) (Vimeo) 07/17/2014
  • Op-ed: US delivers 'seismic hit' to Russia with new sanctions. By Timothy Ash (Kyiv Post) 07/17/2014
  • COLUMN-U.S. over-reaches with sanctions on Russian energy firms: Kemp (Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Russia's Novatek says major projects to go ahead despite sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Moscow-based European business lobby says sanctions will hit growth (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Ukraine prime minister says Russia unable to split EU, U.S. (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • PM hints at more Russian defense spending after sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Russia says EU blackmailed by Washington into tougher sanctions (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • BP says new sanctions on Russia appear to target access to markets (Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Russia condemns 'primitive' U.S. sanctions over Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/17/2014
  • Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014
  • Russia dismisses US sanctions as 'bullying' (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014
  • For US and Europe, divisions over Russia penalties (Yahoo/AP) 07/17/2014

  • Russia Is Firing Missiles at Ukraine. As the U.S. slaps additional sanctions on Moscow and Donetsk separatists, new evidence emerges that short-range rockets are being launched from Russia into Ukraine (Foreign Policy) 07/16/2014
  • U.S. Announces More Sanctions on Russia (Mashable) 07/16/2014
  • The President Makes a Statement on Foreign Policy (VIDEO) (Whitehouse.gov) 07/16/2014
  • President Obama Delivers A Statement On Ukraine. Address from the White House after the U.S. escalated sanctions against Russia Wednesday over the crisis in Ukraine [Ukraine statement begins 4:25] (+VIDEO) (Buzzfeed) 07/16/2014
  • Raising Stakes on Russia, U.S. Adds Sanctions (The New York Times) 07/16/2014
  • Russia Plans to Reopen Post in Cuba for Spying (The New York Times) 07/16/2014
  • Ukrainian Poet from New York Vasyl Makhno Visits Israel (UJE) 07/16/2014
  • Der Westen muss die Ukraine retten [German] (Zeit) 07/16/2014
  • Op-ed: The Vicious Art of Swapping Words for Deeds, or Who Will Hold Mr. Putin Accountable? By Olga Bielkova [Ukraine MP] (Huffington Post) 07/16/2014
  • U.S. sanctions will take Russia relations to a dead end: Putin (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/16/2014
  • Putin says sanctions inflict 'serious damage' to US-Russia ties (Yahoo/AFP) 07/16/2014
  • Putin says US sanctions stalemate bilateral ties (Yahoo/AP) 07/16/2014
  • US, EU stiffen sanctions against Russia over Ukraine (Yahoo/AFP) 07/16/2014
  • Pentagon: More Russian troops on Ukraine border (Yahoo/AP) 07/16/2014
  • Obama Widens Sanctions Against Russia in Ukraine Face-Off (The New York Times) 07/16/2014
  • Whats Rong with Wrussia? By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 07/16/2014
  • Russia 'agrees to reopen Cuba spy base' (Yahoo/AFP) 07/16/2014
  • Blog: Whats News in Washington: Boehner Moves Ahead With Plan to Sue Obama (The New York Times) 07/16/2014
  • Ukraine slates Merkel for cosying up to Putin at World Cup as bitter virals compare her to Hitlers right hand man von Ribbentrop (Daily Mail) 07/16/2014
  • Okean Elzy performing at Webster Hall in New York City, October 17 2014 (website) 07/16/2014
  • Vitalii Sediuk apologises for Hollywood pranks (Bang Showbiz) 07/16/2014
  • U.S. preparing unilateral sanctions on Russia (Yahoo/AP) 07/16/2014

  • The Sources of Putin's Conduct. The only way to contain Moscow is to understand that theres still a Cold Warrior in the Kremlin (Foreign Policy) 07/15/2014
  • Ruslana performs at Soyuzivka, greets audience, July 13, 2014 (VIDEO by Damian Kolodiy) (YouTube) 07/15/2014
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 7/15/2014 (Whitehouse.gov) 07/15/2014
  • BEST NEIGHBORHOOD ART MUSEUM IN CHIGAGO: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago Magazine) 07/15/2014
  • Biden to Ukraine: US, Europe weighing Russia costs (Yahoo/AP) 07/15/2014
  • Obama seeks to ease Germany's concerns on spying (Yahoo/AP) 07/15/2014
  • Obama, Germany's Merkel speak amid spying flap (Yahoo/AP) 07/15/2014
  • Global turbulence tests US alliances (Yahoo/AFP) 07/15/2014
  • Whisked Away for Tea With a Rebel in Ukraine (The New York Times) 07/15/2014
  • Readout of the Presidents Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany (Whitehouse.gov) 07/15/2014
  • Readout of the Vice President's Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (Whitehouse.gov) 07/15/2014
  • U.S. Says Russia Is Stoking Ukraine Conflict Before Talks (Bloomberg) 07/15/2014
  • Russia demands United States releases accused hacker immediately (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/15/2014
  • Bloomberg: US ready to impose tougher sanctions on Russia unilaterally (Ukrainian Week) 07/15/2014
  • U.S. Pressing EU Envoys for Added Russia Sanctions (Bloomberg) 07/15/2014
  • Skater Oksana Baiul ordered to pay NY legal fees. NY judge orders Skater Oksana Baiul to pay legal fees for dismissed lawsuit against NBC (Yahoo/AP) 07/15/2014
  • Russia asks envoys to visit town it says was hit by Ukraine shelling (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/15/2014
  • Going in circles? The White House on when well actually get tougher with Putin over Ukraine... (New York Daily News) 07/15/2014

  • Russia: Last WW2 German Prisoner Finally Released from Gulag ['Russian authorities had detained illegally a German Citizen for 70 years, who was only 14 years old at the time of his imprisonment] (World News Daily) 07/14/2014
  • Russia's Centuries-Long Modernization Project Has Come to an End. The Crimea campaign is an attempt by to find a new purpose for the state (New Republic) 07/14/2014
  • Podcast: Slobodan's Ghost [There's a specter haunting Vladimir Putin -- the specter of Slobodan Milosevic] (RFE/RL) 07/14/2014
  • Podcast: Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Worries Baltic Nation Of Latvia (NPR) 07/14/2014
  • Worldview: In Ukraine, some good news on foreign policy (Philadel[phia Inquirer) 07/14/2014
  • Fact Sheet: Russia's Continuing Support for Armed Separatists in Ukraine and Ukraine's Efforts Toward Peace, Unity, and Stability (State.gov) 07/14/2014
  • Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia to invite families persecuted for faith to 2015 gathering (Catholic Philly) 07/14/2014
  • John Kerry, Secretary of State: Remarks at the Tri-Mission Vienna Meeting With Staff and Families (State.gov) 07/14/2014
  • Britain and US in Ukraine peace bid (Dunstable Today) 07/14/2014

  • Obama, Cameron discuss foreign policy hot spots (Yahoo/AP) 07/13/2014
  • Swedish FM Carl Bildt: POTUS handle on Ukraine crisis 'better than he's given credit for' (CNN) 07/13/2014
  • Putin a 'Ray of Light' on Latin America Tour (The Moscow Times) 07/13/2014
  • Biden offers condolences over Ukraine deaths (Yahoo/AP) 07/13/2014

  • Britain snubs Russian airshow officials in protest over Ukraine (Reuters) 07/12/2014
  • A list of Canada's sanctions against Russia and Ukraine (CTV) 07/12/2014
  • Biden tells Ukraine's Poroshenko US will press Russia over rebels (Guardian) 07/12/2014
  • Behind German Spy Cases, Twists Worthy of Films (The New York Times) 07/12/2014
  • Indicted Russian's family say he's innocent (Yahoo/AP) 07/12/2014
  • Canada imposes further sanctions against Ukraine [BRAMA: against members of pro-Russian separatist groups, that is] (Yahoo/AP) 07/12/2014
  • EU names rebel leaders in Ukraine hit with sanctions (Reuters) 07/12/2014
  • Biden calls Ukraine leader, offers condolences (Yahoo/AFP) 07/12/2014

  • The 'Well-Known Art Gallery' In Prague Being Hailed By Russian State TV is actually in the 'nondescript fifth-floor hallway in the building housing the Czech communist party'. (RFE/RL) 07/11/2014
  • The dissolution of the Soviet Union. Ukraines role and how Mikhail Gorbachev, George HW Bush and Boris Yeltsin were resistant to the break-up. The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union by Serhii Plokhy; book review by John Lloyd (Financial Times) 07/11/2014
  • As EU Decides Russia Sanctions July 16, Will the US Have to Lead on Its Own? (Atlantic Council) 07/11/2014
  • Ex-US envoy calls for sanctions against Russian banks, energy sector (Ukrainian Journal) 07/11/2014
  • Blurred Lines Between War and Peace (The American Interest) 07/11/2014
  • Canada's John Baird announces more sanctions in Ukraine crisis (CBC) 07/11/2014
  • Obama names Tefft as new US ambassador to Russia (Yahoo/AP) 07/11/2014
  • Russian lawmaker says son, detained by U.S., needs medicine (Reuters) 07/11/2014
  • Cargill plant in Ukraine occupied by armed group (Reuters) 07/11/2014
  • Putin condemns 'hypocrisy' of Western cyber-espionage (Yahoo/AFP) 07/11/2014
  • Putin arrives in Cuba on first stop of Lat-Am tour [Analysts say Putin will use his talks in Latin America to thumb his nose at Brussels and Washington...] (Yahoo/AFP) 07/11/2014

  • Contradictions Define Kremlin Apologists. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 07/10/2014
  • Why Moldova Urgently Matters (RealClearWorld) 07/10/2014
  • Bedside Brides: Wounded Ukraine Soldiers Wed in Hospital (NBC) 07/10/2014
  • Biden, Ukraine leader discuss cease-fire efforts (Yahoo/AP) 07/10/2014
  • Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93 [John Kalymon] (Yahoo/AP) 07/10/2014
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko tells Biden that ceasefire offers rebuffed (Reuters) 07/10/2014
  • A Kremlin Reset Putin from Defender of the Russian World to Peacemaker (Window on Eurasia) 07/10/2014
  • For love of country, Ukrainians don patriotic symbols (Kyiv Post) 07/10/2014

  • Worldwide Opinion Sours On Russia (Huffington Post) 07/09/2014
  • Where Are the Russia Sanctions? Senate Hawks Ask Obama Administration (Foreign Policy) 07/09/2014
  • Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US (Yahoo/AP) 07/09/2014
  • US senators press for more sanctions on Russia (Yahoo/AP) 07/09/2014
  • Tenth anniversary of Forbes magazine editors death grim reminder of impunity in Russia, says OSCE representative [Paul Klebnikov, former Chief Editor of the Russian edition of Forbes Magazine, was shot and killed on 9 July 2004] (OSCE) 07/09/2014

  • Blog: Ukraines impact on Russia. By Nicu Popescu (EUobserver.com) 07/08/2014
  • NATO Chief Warns of Duplicity by Putin on Ukraine (The New York Times) 07/08/2014
  • After Arrest of Accused Hacker, Russia Accuses U.S. of Kidnapping (The New York Times) 07/08/2014
  • Moscow accuses Washington of 'abducting Russian MP's son' (Yahoo/AFP) 07/08/2014
  • Moscow accuses U.S. of 'kidnapping' accused Russian hacker (Yahoo/Reuters) 07/08/2014
  • Inside Vladimir Putin's Mind: Looking Back in Anger. By Nina L. Khrushcheva (World Affairs Journal) 07/08/2014
  • Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row (Yahoo/AFP) 07/08/2014

  • West Must Accept Crimean Anschluss Because of Putins Good Behavior Elsewhere, Russian Analyst Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/07/2014
  • How Putin compelled NATO to help Ukraine. Russias resurgence and its threat to collective security has given the alliance a renewed sense of mission. By Alexander J. Motyl (Al Jazeera) 07/07/2014
  • Soviet Defector's Trove Of KGB Secrets Made Public (RFE/RL) 07/07/2014
  • Russian media allege US RAND Corporation plan to kill militants (KHPG) 07/07/2014
  • French, US leaders press for Ukraine cease-fire (Yahoo/AP) 07/07/2014

  • Putin Lives in an Alternative Universe and Expects Everyone to Join Him There, Golts Says (Window on Eurasia) 07/05/2014
  • Ukraine urged to 'turn away from destructive path' [BRAMA: DISINFORMATION WARNING. Unsigned article on US-based pro-Russian website] (The Nation) 07/05/2014

  • Merkel and Obama talk Ukraine, push for peace talks (Deutsche Welle) 07/04/2014

  • Ukraine Jewish Group Loses Funding Over Russia Criticism [Euro-Asian Jewish Congress organization headed by pro-Ukrainian Josef Zissels] (Jewish Daily Forward) 07/03/2014
  • Latvian NATO Center to Counter Russia 'Propaganda' (Defense News) 07/03/2014
  • Putin: Ukraine is a Battlefield for the New World Order (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 07/03/2014
  • Medvedev: U.S. 'Infinitely Cynical' to Suggest Ukraine Refugees Visiting Their Grannies (The Moscow Times) 07/03/2014
  • More Ukrainians press 'like' for VKontakte, not Facebook (Kyiv Post) 07/03/2014
  • Movie Posters Showing Obama as Ape Explained as Guerilla Art (The Moscow Times) 07/03/2014

  • Putin's NATO Fears Are Groundless. By Steven Pifer (The Moscow Times) 07/02/2014
  • Stalinism Is Back In Style (The Moscow Times) 07/02/2014
  • Putin Inflates Russian World Identity, Claims Protection Rights. By Vladimir Socor (Eurasia Daily Monitor) 07/02/2014
  • Editorial: Ukraine's Independence Day. Good news: It's been a terrible few days for Russian President Vladimir Putin's grand ambition to resurrect the former Soviet Union and bear-hug neighboring countries into submission... (Chicago Tribune) 07/02/2014

  • US reported preparing fresh round of sanctions against Russians (Ukrainian Journal) 07/01/2014
  • NATO Should Buy French-built Warships. By Eliot Engel (World Affairs Journal) 07/01/2014
  • US presses Russia to stop backing Ukraine separatists (Yahoo/AFP) 07/01/2014
  • Tougher Sanctions Now: Putins Delusional Quest for Empire (World Affairs Journal) 07/01/2014
  • When Gorbachev was a Dictator (Window on Eurasia) 07/01/2014
  • Its Time to Rethink the Wests Approach to Belarus (Window on Eurasia) 07/01/2014
  • Putins Zugzwang: The Russia-Ukraine Standoff. By Alexander J. Motyl (World Affairs Journal) 07/01/2014
  • Calendar
     ·  03/29/2014 thru 10/26/2014 Exhibition In Shevchenko's Land [NY-NJ-Metro]
     ·  03/30/2014 thru 10/05/2014 Exhibition No Other Home: The Crimean Tatar Repatriates [NY-NJ-Metro]
     ·  05/11/2014 thru 11/09/2014 Exhibition Life in Wood [NY-NJ-Metro]
     ·  05/24/2014 thru 08/31/2014 FREE Admission for Military Personnel and Their Families [NY-NJ-Metro]
     ·  06/27/2014 thru 08/25/2014 Ukraine through the eyes of the National Geographic Society [Chicago-Midwest]
     ·  06/29/2014 thru 11/02/2014 Exhibition Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon (18141861) [NY-NJ-Metro]
     ·  07/28/2014 thru 08/08/2014 Courses in Ukrainian Folk Arts [USA-Northeast]
     ·  07/28/2014 thru 07/31/2014 Courses in Ukrainian Folk Arts [USA-Northeast]
     ·  07/29/2014 ": " [USA-West]
     ·  07/31/2014 Children's Religious Education at Hillside (Union County), NJ Ukrainian Catholic Church - Ages 3 years old to 18 years old [NY-NJ-Metro]
     ·  08/02/2014 Music at the Grazhda [USA-Northeast]
     ·  08/04/2014 An evening with Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam [Chicago-Midwest]
     ·  08/04/2014 thru 08/08/2014 Courses in Ukrainian Folk Arts [USA-Northeast]
     ·  08/04/2014 thru 08/08/2014 Courses in Ukrainian Folk Arts [USA-Northeast]
     ·  08/09/2014 Music at the Grazhda [USA-Northeast]
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