Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ukraine Update, April 7–8, 2014

Bloomberg: Ukraine’s Rust Belt Faces Ruin as Putin Threatens Imports
Zero Hedge: Russia Accuses US Mercenaries Of Inciting Civil War In Ukraine
Kyiv Post: Ukraine says it has retaken building seized by protesters
ABC News: Whitehouse Claims to Have EvidenceThat Pro-Russian Demonstrators in Eastern Ukraine Are Being Paid
The White House said some of the demonstrators who took over a government building and proclaimed independence from Ukraine were not local residents.

"I think that at least suggests that outside forces not local forces were participating in the effort to create these provocations," Whitehouse spokesman Jay Carney said.
Um, yeah, well not exactly conclusive proof. And somewhat less incriminating that US Assistant Secretary of State Nuland's boast that the US blew $5 billion subverting the government of Ukraine (after 7 min: 25 sec).

ABC News: Whitehouse Claims Evidence That Pro-Russian Demonstrators in Eastern Ukraine Have Been Paid
Interfax: Russia Tells Ukrainians: 'Referendum' Or We Can't Protect You
RiaNovosti: Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk is Different From Crimea – Russian Lawmaker
Zero Hedge: Transnistria seeks to join Russian Federation
VOR: Legislature of just proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic asks Putin move in peacekeepers
BBC: Donetsk protesters declare "People's Republic."
VOR: NATO imperialism is a threat to civilization - FM Živadin Jovanovic
VOR: EU should accept Crimea becoming part of Russia – Czech president
The guy has his tenses wrong. Crimea is already part of Russia so the EU will have to accept it whether they want to or notunless they're planning to march on Moscow.

VOR: Media lies: no Russian threat to Ukraine
Zero Hedge: Ukraine PM Warns Russia's "Economic Aggression" Is Unacceptable
Zero Hedge: Ukraine Loses State Buildings In Key Eastern Cities To Protesters; Blames Putin
Yahoo News: Pro-Russia protesters seize Ukraine buildings, Kiev blames Putin
RT: Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk rallies in favor of independence referendum
Itar-Tass: Ukraine ready to buy Russian gas for $268 per 1,000 cm
Itar-Tass:Protesters in Donetsk seize state administration building
WUFYS: Chossudovsky: Divisions Among the Ukrainian Neo-Nazis?
DefenseTech: US Lawmakers Question Air Force’s Use of Russian Rocket Engines

William Engdahl: White House Lies to EU about America's Capacity to Replace Russian Gas
Paul Craig Roberts: Obama Issues Threats To Russia And NATO
NEO: Crisis in Ukraine – Why Turkey is in no hurry to impose anti-Russian Sanctions
Consortium News: US Triumphalism and the Ukraine Mess

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