RT: Putin: Washington behind Ukraine events all along, though flying low
VOR: Kiev should refrain from military action against protesters in E. Ukraine – US ambassador
VOR: Under the guise of sanctions US trying to push Russia out of the space launch market
Mike Shedlock: Why not include the Ukrainian Federalists in talks on a solution to the Ukrainian crisis?
Sheesh, let's not get into talking with those pesky Russian-speaking folks in Eastern Ukraine or soon we'll be talking democracy and more referendums, and we all know where that will lead.
Zero Hedge: China Slams US Over Russian Sanctions
Zero Hedge: Pro-Russian Forces Storm Luhansk Police Buildings — Putschist Pres. Turkeynov accuses local police of "criminal treachery"
SCF: Russia won't repeat 'Crimea scenario' in southeastern Ukraine - Deputy FM
SCF: What makes Odessa rise in protest?
SCF: Kerry’s statement on Ukraine: A lying brief for war
Stratarisks: US Sanctions Prevent Launch of American Satellites
Daily Beast: Kerry: U.S. Taped Moscow’s Calls to Its Ukraine Spies
BBC: Pro-Russia activists seize Luhansk HQ
BBC: Russia condemns US 'Iron Curtain' sanctions
Forbes Mag: On All Of The Important Questions Ukraine Is Still Extremely Divided
Global Research: Hillary Clinton: Make the Russian People Pay for Resistance to Ukraine Junta
Marchenko Romanovich Ukrainian National Resistance Movement against the Neo-Nazi Government
Robert Parry: Why Neocons Seek to Destabilize Russia
Press TV: US troops land in Estonia for war games on Russia’s doorstep
Alex Lantier: The Ukraine Crisis and the Political Lies of the Media
Mike Whitney: Why is Putin in Washington’s Crosshairs?
VOR: US leaders, citizens detached from reality, living 'behind CNN curtain'
RT: End of defense imports to Russia would be catastrophe for Ukraine – Putin
RT: Neo-Nazis march in Lvov 'in honor' of Ukrainian Waffen SS division (PHOTOS)
RT: Blasts, fierce fighting in Donetsk between pro- and anti-Kiev demos (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Zero Hedge: Donetsk Riots Break Out In "Scenes Of Absolute Brutality"
Itar-Tass: In Lugansk, federalization supporters proclaim creation of a "people's republic"
VOR: Georgian nationalists to join crackdown on federalization protests in eastern Ukraine
MI5: Russian intelligence analysts wanted
RT: Anti-govt protesters seize TV station in eastern Ukraine, call for own channel
RT: Ukrainian special forces team caught near Donetsk
Oriental Review: Poland Trained Ukraine's EuroMaidan Thugs
BBC: Ukraine Monitors "We are guests of the Mayor (of Slaviansk)"
Telegraph: US financial showdown with Russia is more dangerous than it looks, for both sides
The United States has constructed a financial neutron bomb. For the past 12 years an elite cell at the US Treasury has been sharpening the tools of economic warfare, designing ways to bring almost any country to its knees without firing a shot. ...Alexander Salitsky: The End of Globalization and the Economy of Russia's Conservative Project
MSN News: Pope promises to help Ukraine
How many divisions does the Pope have — er, none, but promises prayer. Might do better, though, to offer Putin sainthood if he'll just agree to talk with Kerry again.
Global News: Russia’s Lavrov accuses West of plotting to seize Ukraine
CBC: Ukraine crisis: Separatists offer observers in prisoner exchange
WaPo: As Russian forces escalate, Ukraine's influence waning
NPR: What Russia Might Gain From A Decentralized Ukraine
Christoff Lehmann: NATO’s Unconventional War Against Russia
It is this fourth-generation warfare that is being waged against Russia. It is a warfare that is as relentless as rust. It never sleeps.Martin Armstrong: War and Debt: Is war Putin's only option?
It will be wide awake and eye its next objectives when the time has come that NATO finds it more useful to let the dust of Ukraine and Crimea settle and to offer Russia to become a “partner for peace” – again.
Global Research; New York Times Attempts to Whitewash its Role in Publishing Faked Ukraine Photos
Surely everyone knows by now that whatever relationship there is between the truth and what the NY Times, or WaPo reports is purely coincidental. What matters is the value of the story to to interests of the very rich people, like Carlos Slim or Jeff Bezos who own the paper. As someone said, anyone rich enough to own a newspaper is not fit to own one.
Paul Craig Roberts: Moving Closer To War
The crisis in Ukraine originated with Washington’s overthrow of the elected democratic government and its replacement with Washington’s hand-chosen stooges. The stooges proceeded to act in word and deed against the populations in the former Russian territories that Soviet Communist Party leaders had attached to Ukraine. The consequence of this foolish policy is agitation on the part of the Russian speaking populations to return to Russia. Crimea has already rejoined Russia, and eastern Ukraine and other parts of southern Ukraine are likely to follow.Why assume it's a mistake. Looks more like a bunch of war criminals launching a war, while preparing to blame the victims.
Instead of realizing its mistake...
Zero Hedge: Satellite Images Reveal 15,000 Ukraine Troops, Hundreds Of Tanks Around Slavyansk
RT: Unknown gunmen land from helicopter, attack checkpoint in Donetsk region
Rick Rozoff: NATO’s Incremental But Inexorable Absorption of Ukraine
Zero Hedge: Tit For Tat: Ukraine Blocks Crimea Water Supply With Russia Set To Halt Ukraine Gas
VOR: Crimean authorities say they have fallback water supply plan, not dependent on Kiev
Itar-Tass: Ukraine halts canal water supply to Crimea
RT: Ukraine Facts Manufactured in the US of Artifactuality
LOL. This may be Russian propaganda, but its slick, its funny and its facts seem to be real facts unlike those of John Kerry and the State Department's apparently always irritable red-headed spokeswoman.
Prof. John McMurtrie: “Global Society Destruction” and The Ukraine Crisis
The “Ukraine crisis” repeats a script as old as the Cold War. The narrative features rising attacks by corporate states and media on the traditional whipping boy of Russia. As usual, “escalating the crisis” is US-led. As usual, alarm about “increasing lawless aggression” is projection of US policy itself. In fact, one more US-directed violent overthrow of an elected government has carved off the biggest country of Europe from next-door Russia.Former US Asst. Secretary of State, Christopher Hill: Russia's Annexation of Crimea and the End of the New World Order
The usual New World Order bollocks: death to the democratic, sovereign nation state, especially Russia, and long-live the plutocratic global empire. Still its good to see the globalists facing the possibility of defeat. It may make them more hesitant about pursuing their program of universal genocide.
ABC News: Ukraine crisis: Negotiators try to secure release of detained observers, US warns of new sanctions
The separatist, self-declared mayor of Slaviansk said the observers were believed to have a spy amongst them from the pro-Western government in Kiev.The Daily Beast: Putin Halts All Talks With White House
Itar-Tass: Kiev afraid Ukraine’s center and west may arise along with southeast — presidential nominee, Oleg Tsarov
To deescalate the conflict, in his words, the government should sit down at a roundtable and take a decision on amnesty and troops pullout. After that, it must adopt a roadmap on amendments to be made to the constitution. “We have out edition of the constitution and we are ready to present it to the government,” Tsariov said.Bloombergs: Putin Warns of Consequences as Ukraine Steps Up Offensive
“It is much easier to try to reach an agreement than to kill own citizens,” he stressed.
Earlier on Friday, Tsariov said that the Kiev authorities were subordinate to the US administration. “When in a span of two weeks the CIA director, the US vice president and the head of the US Senate armed service committee pay visits to Kiev, one has an impression that Ukraine is subordinate to the American administration,” he said.
Washington Beacon: Pentagon: Russian Spy Ship, Tug Operating Near U.S.
It's what's known as tit-for-tat. The US puts missiles and spy planes on Russia's borders, Russia puts spy ships, missile carriers and perhaps nuclear armed subs on America's borders.
Tony Cartalucci: Unelected Regime Begins Killing Spree in Eastern Ukraine
Kyiv Post: In Eastern Ukraine "counter-terrorism" forces treated like the occupying force that they are
Zero Hedge: Ukraine Warns Putin "We Will Eliminate Invaders" After Pro-Russian Forces Down Ukraine Chopper
Ottawa Citizen: Russian sanctions have killed Canadian military satellite launch
But despite Harper's vigorous anti-Russian rhetoric, Obama continues shafting him on the Keystone XL Pipeline
Zero Hedge: Furious Russia, Downgraded To Just Above Junk By S&P, Proposes "Scorched Earth" Retaliation Against NATO Countries
WRH: Kerry draws red line on Ukraine, says ‘world’ will make Russia pay for transgressions
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