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“Beyonce Supports Ukraine” on Instagram: Does She Even Know What’s Happening There?

| WTF News | Queen Bey decided to do a Kim Kardashian-like marketing/PR relevancy post by donating her Instagram platform to Ukraine war awareness. Ukraine Archive Beyonce поддержала Украину #10; #євромайдан #украина #россия #путин ; ReviewNews - Украина (@Review_News_Net) July 22, 2014 Does she even know what's happening there?
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US State Department “Confident” MH17 “Mistakenly” Downed By Separatists, Finds No Direct Link To Russia

Zero Hedge UPDATE: Having failed absymally with their earlier release of "information," US intelligence officials have tried to give more sadly this does not include any actual evidence, just statements and confirmation of YouTube Via WaPo, Senior intelligence officials cited sensors that traced the path of the missile, shrapnel markings…
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MH17: Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down near crash site, Kiev says

Globe and Mail Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine’s military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial…
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Russia Says Has Photos Of Ukraine Deploying BUK Missiles In East, Radar Proof Of Warplanes In MH17 Vicinity

Zero Hedge Ukraine hasn’t said how it immediately knew rebels downed Malaysian plane, notes the Russian Foreign Ministry, as it unveils 10 awkward questions for Ukraine (and perhaps the US 'snap judgment') to answer about the MH17 disaster. However, what is perhaps more concerning for the hordes of finger-pointers is…
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Key Piece of Video “Evidence” for Russian Responsibility for Malaysian Plane Shootdown Debunked

Mish is a highly-respected financial ;  His Global Economic Analysis site routinely wins awards such as: New York Times: NYT 10th Annual Year in Ideas – #1 Idea of the Year ‘Do-It-Yourself Macroeconomics’ Time Magazine: Best 25 Financial Blogs Bloomberg: Financial Blogs: The Best of the Bunch CNBC: Best Alternative…
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Ron Paul: What The Press Isn’t Reporting About The MH17 Disaster

By Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held…
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What could be MH17 data recorders found in E. Ukraine, taken to Donetsk – militia

Items presumed to be the data recorders from the crashed Malaysian plane have been found and delivered to Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, according to the leader of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk. “Aircraft parts looking like black boxes were found at the site of the plane crash. They are currently…
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Ukraine’s Security Service Has Confiscated Air Traffic Control Recordings With Malaysian Jet

Zero Hedge Earlier, when we commented in the abnormality in the flight path of flight MH-17 we said that "perhaps before coming to "certain" conclusion about the involvement of this rebel or that, the key questions one should ask before casting blame, is why did the pilot divert from his…
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Moscow: Kiev allegations that Russian jet downed Ukraine plane absurd

Kiev’s accusations that Russia shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet are “absurd,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said. “This is absurd, like all previous accusations from Kiev officials concerning Russia’s Ministry of Defense,” a ministerial official told journalists on Thursday. Kiev has accused Russia of downing its Su-25 fighter…
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Ukraine military plane shot down as fighting rages

BBC A Ukrainian military transport aircraft has been shot down in the east, amid fighting with pro-Russian separatist rebels, Ukrainian officials say. They say the An-26 plane was hit at an altitude of 6,500m (21,325ft). The plane was targeted with "a more powerful missile" than a shoulder-carried missile, "probably fired"…
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‘At least 30’ Ukrainian military killed as militia shell convoy with Grad rockets

Dozens of Ukraine’s government troops have been reportedly killed after local militia shelled pro-Kiev military forces with Grad rocket launchers. President Poroshenko has vowed “killing hundreds” for each deceased soldier. Self-defense troops attacked a Ukrainian military unit at around 5:00am near Zelenopolye village in the Lugansk region, not far from…
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The U.S. Elite Run a Ukrainian Genocide While American Public Are Ignorant of It

By Eric Zuesse, Washington's Blog On Wednesday, July 2nd, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko resumed unlimited war against the residents of southeastern Ukraine, whom he calls “terrorists” for their wanting not to be killed by his troops. European leaders (especially Merkel of Germany, Hollande of France, and Putin of Russia) urged him…
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What was that?! New Ukrainian Def Min ‘signs’ his oath… with capped pen

Ukraine’s newly appointed defense minister was so fast to sign his oath of allegiance that even the capped pen in his hand failed to slow him down. The candidacy of Lieutenant-General Valery Geletey, which was proposed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, received support from the majority of the MPs in…
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Ukraine Bombing Of Residential Building Caught On Tape

Zero Hedge The Ukraine ceasefire is off, which means all those pro-Russian "separatist, terrorist" troops and/or civilians living in the breakaway East Ukraine, aka Novorossiya, region are again fair game. The video below, published Wednesday, and first reported by RT, shows a moment from the shelling that happened a day…
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Cold War

U.S. NATO General Calls for Troops in Ukraine

McClatchy DC NATO’s top military commander said Monday that American troops from the United States will be dispatched to Europe starting in October to help respond to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, supreme allied commander of the Western military alliance, said the troops will buttress…
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INTERNATIONAL

Cameraman for Russia’s top broadcaster killed in E. Ukraine

RT A cameraman for Russia's Channel One TV station died from injuries after being shot by Kiev troops in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, said the broadcaster’s press service.“Our colleague Anatoly Klyan died was fatally wounded in the stomach. He was 68-years-old,” Channel One said on air. Klyan, along…
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Are U.S.–Russia Tensions Heating Up? Reuters Reports Russia May Bar Firms from Using Foreign Banks

Despite the ongoing proxy war between the and Russia in the Ukraine, as well as financial tensions that have been simmering between the two nations for quite some time, I was still surprised to see the following headline from Reuters: Russia Mulls Barring Firms from Using Foreign-owned Banks. If this actually happens,…
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Putin Scores Another Historic Victory: Austria Signs South Stream Pipeline Deal In Defiance Of Europe

Zero Hedge As the war of words between Europe and Russia has escalated, one of the outcomes that has emerged is that just like in false flag war over Syria, the Ukraine war was about the simplest possible thing, and yet so very complicate: a gas pipeline. Of course, it…
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Militia down chopper near Slavyansk, 9 feared dead – military spokesman

RT Nine people are feared dead after self-defense forces in the Donetsk region shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter, which was used for transporting military cargo, a Kiev spokesman said. The Mi-8 helicopter was downed “at about 5 pm local time at Karachun Mountain near Slavyansk by a rocket fired…
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Import the law: EU to send Kosovo-style mission to Ukraine

RT “A political decision has been taken today to send a two-year mission. It will be created immediately and deployed in a short time,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told journalists on Monday on the sideline of an EU ministerial meeting in Luxemburg. “The mission’s goal would be to assist reforms…
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Ukrainian Independence Supporters Seize 221 Tanks From the Obama-Installed Government

Washingtons Blog On Friday, 20 June 2014, the resistance movement against the February 22nd coup-installed Ukrainian government achieved a major breakthrough against Obama’s forces, by seizing a tank-park in the town of Artemovsk, 30 kilometers from the city of Slavyansk — a city that has suffered repeated bombing and shelling attacks from planes,…
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Ukrainian President Moves to Oust Central Bank Chief

Bloomberg Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko moved to assert his power, picking a new central bank chief, foreign minister and chief prosecutor. Poroshenko, who took office less than two weeks ago,nominated Valeriya Gontareva to replace Stepan Kubiv as the head of the monetary authority, Pavlo Klimkin to succeed Andriy Deshchytsia as…
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Ukraine President Presents Peace Plan: 10km Buffer With Russia; Declares Unilateral Cease-Fire

| WTF News | Ukraine President Poroshenko has unveiled what is described as a 14 point peace plan anchored by a ceasefire and 10kilometer buffer zone. Ukraine News Archive Reuters President Petro Poroshenko will call for the creation of a 10-km () buffer zone on the border with Russia under…
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‘100% aimed action’: Ukraine military shelled refugees, Russian journalists, survivor says

RT/a> Civilians seen evacuating Lugansk (top) - seconds after a shell explodes just near them (bottom) Having survived a ruthless mortar attack by Kiev armed forces on a group of refugees escorted by local militia in Eastern Ukraine, the cameraman of Rossiya TV channel recalls details of the shelling that…
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Ukraine-Russia Near “Serious Conflict” Following Explosion In Largest European Gas Transit Pipeline

Zero Hedge With 2 Russian TV journalists killed in recent days and on the heels of Russia's cutting off Ukraine's gas supply for non-payment, Interfax is reporting that: *EXPLOSION ON UKRAINE GAS TRANSIT PIPELINE REPORTED: IFX *INTERFAX CITES UKRAINE INTERIOR MINISTRY ON GAS PIPELINE BLAST Witnesses say flames are reaching…
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Hillary Clinton, NATO, Yanukovich, Uranium: What Wiki-Leaked Cables Reveal About Ukraine’s New President

Zero Hedge While barely covered in the western media as a result of the curious blackout of recent developments in the Ukraine civil war, for nearly a month Ukraine has had a new president, 48 year old billionaire businessman, Petro Poroshenko. In order to cut through the fog, we decided…
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Protesters turn over Russian diplomats’ cars, drag down flag at embassy in Kiev

RT A few hundred Ukrainian protesters rallying at the Russian embassy in Kiev have overturned several diplomatic cars and piled up tires to block entry into the building. They have also and thrown stones, smoke grenades, eggs, and paint at the premises. Police stood idly by as the anti-Moscow crowd…
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50 Ukrainian troops possibly killed as transport plane downed in Lugansk

Anti-Kiev forces took down a Ukrainian military Il-76 transport jet as it was landing in Lugansk, the country’s Defense Ministry confirmed. Dozens of people were reportedly on board. news website earlier cited an army source as saying that around 30 people – paratroopers and crew – could have been killed…
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‘White phosphorus’ reports: Ukraine military ‘dropped incendiary bombs’ on Slavyansk

Residents of Slavyansk and its suburbs were awoken overnight on Thursday by what they say were incendiary bombs that were dropped on their city by Kiev’s military. Witnesses and local media reports suggested that the bombs might be phosphorous. Much of the village of Semyonovka, located in the Slavyansk suburbs,…
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Energy War: Bulgaria halts Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline project

RT Bulgaria’s prime minister, Plamen Oresharski, has ordered a halt to work on Russia’s South Stream pipeline, on the recommendation of the EU. The decision was announced after his talks with US senators. "At this time there is a request from the European Commission, after which we've suspended the current…
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Ukraine Military Claims to Kill Over 300 in Slovyansk

AntiWar by Jason Ditz Reports of fighting yesterday in Slovyansk have continued to grow, with reports that the Ukrainian ground troops that invaded the city are escalating their offensive, and civilians are fleeing en masse. Ukraine’s military has claimed “more than 300″ rebels were killed and at least 500 others…
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The Bilderberg Club on the Ukrainian Issue

Strategic Culture by Boris NOVOSELTSEV The 62nd meeting of the Bilderberg Club, one of the most influential and closed structures of global governance that journalists have long since awarded the epithet “the global cabal”, took place in Copenhagen on 31 May-1 June 2014. The group’s press release stated that the…
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Two Ukraine Helicopters Shot Down: Watch As Gunship Engages Eastern Militia In Intense Fighting

Zero Hedge Earlier today, we read reports out of Russian Itar-Tass stating that east Ukraine militia had shot down a Ukraine gunship and a Su-25 fighter jet, as well as four APC. We were waiting for an official confirmation from Ukraine as the level of propaganda on both sides is…
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Ukraine: Kiev authorities deny airstrike on downtown Lugansk admin building

RT At least five people are reported killed after an explosion in Lugansk administration building. The blast came as Kiev deployed fighter jets to the city in eastern Ukraine. This and heavy gunfire on the ground caused panic among civilians. The death toll was first reported by RIA Novosti; later…
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Over A Thousand Soldiers Killed As Ukraine Fighting Escalates, Russian Media Reports

Zero Hedge While one should take locally sourced news on the volatile situation in Ukraine, reported by media that is ideologically close to the source, with a grain of salt, Russian press agency RIA has generally had a good track record in reporting news regarding the Ukraine civil war. In…
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80 Ukrainian soldiers surrender to self-defense forces in Lugansk

RT All of the 80 Ukrainian troops holed up at a Lugansk military base have surrendered to self-defense forces who stormed the military installation hosting the Ukrainian National Guard. The initial assault lasted for 10-15 minutes with almost unceasing gunfire, witnesses say. A video reportedly filmed near the attacked facility…
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Running Guns From Ukraine to Syria is Getting Complicated

Defense One All the ingredients are there for a proper arms deal: A former government official with connections to the military-industrial ;A stockpile of Soviet arms in Ukraine. Soldiers in Syria with a yen for ammo and cash to burn. The biggest problem? Getting the arms from eastern Europe to the battleground without…
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40+ dead as Ukraine military aircraft hit Donetsk airport, other clashes kill civilians – Video

Another busy day in Ukraine. RT Early on Monday morning, forces belonging to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic came to the airport demanding that Ukrainian troops leave it. The self-defense troops said some 200 Kiev soldiers were guarding the inner perimeter of the hub. The airport was forced to suspend…
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Billionaire Petro Poroshenko Wins Ukrainian Presidency

Common Dreams Reports of long lines in Kiev, closed polling places in eastern Ukraine A polling station in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo: US Embassy Kiev/ Creative Commons)Update (9:54 PM EST): Billionaire chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko wins Ukrainian presidency Petro Poroshenko: 'Today we can definitely say all of Ukraine has voted, this is…
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Scores killed in Donetsk as grenade hits truck carrying wounded – reports

RT Smoke billows from Donetsk international airport during heavy fighting between Ukrainian and anti-goverment forces May 26, 2014 (AFP Photo / Yannis Behrakis) Self-defense of Donetsk says that at least 35 people have been killed when a rocket propelled grenade hit their truck transporting the wounded from the airport area…
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Covert War

CIA Faces Purges as Situation Remains Tense in Ukraine

Strategic Culture by Nil NIKANDROV CIA officers have committed more suicides than ever in recent years. It’s hard to adduce exact figures – the information is classified. According to the evidently sexed up statistics, the suicide annual rate in the military is 250-400. In comparison the alleged CIA rate is…
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Cyberattack hits Ukraine election, 2 journalists dead, 5 trucks of unknown armed men enter country

| WTF News | A new collection of perfectly timed shenanigans in Ukraine has coincided with the special presidential election which could significantly disrupt the process. The polls in Ukraine have opened and logistics have already been affected. Complicating the process further, leaders of the newly independent regions of Donetsk…
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Self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics form ‘Novorossiya’ union

Self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics which recently held referenda on independence from Ukraine have declared the creation of Novorossiya union. “We have signed a memorandum on the union,” Denis Pushilin, co-chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic, told the media. The new union will be called Novorossiya, said the people’s…
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Censorship

Russian journalists released, flown from Kiev to Russia – Video

Two Russian journalists working for LifeNews agency, detained by Kiev forces for almost a week, have been released and flown to Russia, according to the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov. “Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saichenko are free! The plane carrying them set a course from Kiev for Grozny!”…
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Russian journalists being banned entry to Ukraine to cover presidential election

A range of Russian news journalists from different outlets, including RT’s Spanish and Arabic news crews, accredited to cover the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine on May 25, were denied entry to the country without explanation. RT Spanish cameraman Aleksandr Serichenko and his assistant, Andrey Peleshok, were refused entry at…
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Officer: ‘Mercenaries’ not rebels kill 16 Ukraine soldiers, wound 30+ in Donetsk ambush – Video

| WTF News | The deadliest military clash to date in the Ukraine crisis has left at least 16 Ukraine soldiers dead, with more than 30 wounded in what can only be described as an ambush. The attack comes ahead of Sunday's presidential election which will replace the interim US-backed…
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Covert War

“UFOs Crash In China” Mysteriously After Russian Rocket Breaks Up

| WTF News | The Ukraine situation is spiraling into a global crisis straining relations between the west, Russia and China. Huff Post Residents of villages in the Heilongjiang province of China reported three UFOs fell from the sky on Friday morning, according to the China News circular, metallic objects…
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