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Why did Russia send Buk missile to eastern Ukraine in July 2014? Kyiv Post, 18Jul2018; Andreas Umland, [2] [3] [4] [5] W.Z.

MH17 -- Russian GRU Commander ‘Orion’ Identified as Oleg Ivannikov Bellingcat.com, 25May2018; Bellingcat Team
Russian Officers responsible for 24Jan2015 Mariupol Artillery Strike Bellingcat.com, 10May2018; Bellingcat

Igor “Strelkov” Girkin’s Revealing Interview DFRLab, 27Dec2017; Igor "Strelkov" Girkin, [2] Russian original

How to Identify the Kremlin Ruling Elite and its Agents Atlantic Council, 13Nov2017; Anders Aslund et al

MH17 - The Open Source Investigation, Three Years Later Bellingcat, 17Jul2017; Investigation Team

Yes, GOP leaders were making a joke about Putin and Trump Washington Post, 18May2017; Anne Applebaum

Trump/Russia Ties Found to Go FAR Deeper Than Anyone Imagined Bluedot Daily, 30Apr2017; cpowell, [2] GOP Watchdog, [3] Palmer Report
140 Paths to Putin GOP Watchdog, 17Apr2017; cpowell
Palmer Report on Trump-Russia  Palmer Report, 08May2017; Bill Palmer

Project 1721 U.S. Army War College, 22Mar2017; Col. Douglas Mastriano
Russian Disinformation Technology MIT Technology Review, 13Apr2017; John Pollock

Summer 2014 -- Russian Artillery Strikes against Ukraine Bellingcat, 21Dec2016; Sean Case
Is Yalta II possible under President Trump? Kyiv Post, 20Dec2016; George Woloshyn

What is the nature of the “Ukraine crisis”? Open Democracy, 15Nov2016; Andreas Umland, [2] 15Nov2016
Ukraine’s Reforms Are Pointless without Resolving Security Issues Atlantic Council, 15Nov2016; Andreas Umland

Ukraine’s Invisible Refugees Atlantic Council, 19Oct2016; Diane Francis
The Kremlin Playbook CSIS, 13Oct2016; Heather Conley [59:46]
The Realism We Need First Things, 04Oct2016; Edward Lucas, [2] Peter Hitchens
The Cold War Is Over First Things, 03Oct2016; Peter Hitchens

Prime ministers again deflect blame on failing corruption fight in Ukraine Kyiv Post, 17Sep2016; Brian Bonner
Lutsenko’s leaky glass doesn’t cut it at YES conference Kyiv Post, 17Sep2016; Brian Bonner, [2] 17Sep2016

Winning the Information War CEPA, 01Aug2016; Peter Pomerantsev and Edward Lucas

Why We’re Post-Fact Granta, 20Jul2016; Peter Pomerantsev

Westerners in service of Kremlin propaganda Kyiv Post, 02Jun2016; Brian Bonner
Europe Still in Denial as Russia Ushers in the Age of Hybrid Hostilities Atlantic Council, 31May2016; Peter Dickinson

The Wars of Vladimir Putin New York Review of Books, 26May2016; Timothy Snyder
Russia’s New Generation Warfare Army Magazine, 13May2016; Phillip Karber and Joshua Thibeault
The Lost Digit: Buk 3x2   Bellingcat.com, 03May2016; Bellingcat

Trump’s newest adviser served disgraced Ukrainian strongman Washington Post, 27Apr2016; Anne Applebaum, [2] Michael Isikoff, [3] Peter Stone
Ukraine can win the war against corruption Kyiv Post, 28Apr2016; Timothy Ash
Agents of the Russian World Chatham House, 14Apr2016; Orysia Lutsevych
How oligarchs block reform in Ukraine  European Council on Foreign Relations, 14Apr2016; Andrew Wilson, [2] 28Apr2016, Timothy Ash

Former Soviet political prisoners call on Holland to say yes to Ukraine’s European future KHRPG, 14Mar2016; Halya Coynash, [2] Appeal

Russian Military Command Found Linked To MH17 Downing RFE/RL, 24Feb2016; Bellingcat
Poroshenko becoming another Yanukovych  Kyiv Post, 07Feb2016; Brian Bonner, [2] Martin Nunn, [3] Aivaras Abromavicius
Kissinger, Putin, and Reputation Laundering Medium Corporation, 05Feb2016; Garry Kasparov
Putin Corners Himself in Ukraine. We Would Be Crazy to Placate Him Now Atlantic Council, 05Feb2016; Diane Francis, [2] Henry Kissinger, [3] 15May2016

The Litvinenko Inquiry  British Parliament, 21Jan2016; Sir Robert Owen
Russia Bargains and Bluffs for Breakthrough in Ukraine  Eurasia Daily Monitor, 18Jan2016; Pavel K. Baev
How Russia finances the Ukrainian rebel territories  BILD, 16Jan2016; Von Julian Ropcke
The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine  Allen Lane (2016) Serhii Plokhy [1] Timothy Snyder, [2] Economist, [3] Zaraza
Russia Today: Who Will Stop the Barbarian?   HIR, 29Dec2015; Igor Gorkiy

Bellingcat narrows list of possible MH17 culprits from Russian 53rd Brigade to 20 servicemen  Euromaidan Press, 04Jan2016; Bellingcat
Treasury Sanctions Individuals and Entities for Sanctions Evasion U.S. Treasury, 22Dec2015; Press Center
Russian war crimes in eastern Ukraine in 2014  Polish Parliament, 10Dec2015; Matgorzata Gosiewska et al
The Burning Road to Mariupol  Bellingcat, 03Dec2015; Sean Case and Klement Anders
Ukraine has, indeed, suffered terribly from terrorism  Kyiv Post, 01Dec2015; Brian Bonner and Olga Rudenko
Mobilizing Compatriots  CNA Corporation, 01Nov2015; Vera Zakern, Paul Saunders and Daniel Antoun

Corrupt judges continue to work in Ukraine  Interfax Ukraine | 30Oct2015 | Geoffrey Pyatt, [2] Kyiv speech [WZ], [3] 16Nov2015
Professor Cohen's latest pro-Putin project  Useful Stooges | 16Nov2015 | Author, [2] Cathy Young

Corrupt judges continue to work in Ukraine  Interfax Ukraine, 30Oct2015; Geoffrey Pyatt, [2] Kyiv speech [WZ]
The End of an Epoch  American Interest, 16Oct2015; Lilia Shevtsova
MH17 -- The Open Source Evidence  Bellingcat, 08Oct2015; Eliot Higgins, [2] Dutch Safety Board

Ukraine Is Being Told to Live With Putin  Bloomberg View, 05Oct2015; Leonid Bershidsky
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Address to the U.N. General Assembly  United Nations, 29Sep2015; Petro Poroshenko [28:52, English]
Putin's Philosopher  Foreign Affairs, 20Sep2015; Anton Barbashin & Hannah Thoburn, [2] Kirillova
Minsk II -- Simply Another Form of Russian Aggression  Huffington Post, 08Sep2015; Bohdan Vitvitsky

Evidence of the Russian Armed Forces Involvement in Combat Actions in Donbas  Ukraine, 28Aug2015; Ukrainian Intelligence
The Ukraine-Russian Conflict -- 12 months of War  Yaroslaw's Revenge, 22Aug2015; Myroslav Petriw
Karen Dawisha Interview at Merton College, Oxford University  Oxford University, 02Jul2015; Karen Dawisha [01:07:27]
Russian terrorist saboteur groups dressed in Ukrainian uniform attack Ukrainians  Strata Forum, 03Aug2015; Vitalii Usenko [WZ links]
If Russia breaks up: The Peril beyond Putin  World If, 04Aug2015; Economist

Electronic Warfare: What US Army Can Learn From Ukraine  Defense News, 03Aug2015; Joe Gould
Putin's early years  CORRECT!V, 30Jul2015; David Crawford, Marcus Bensmann [2] Putin week on CORRECT!V
Russia has Reached Its Own Very Different ‘End of History’ Interpreter, 07Jul2015; Paul Goble
Kravchuk says Ukraine still fighting Western ignorance and Russian aggression  Kyiv Post, 05Jul2015; Diane Francis, [2] 13Jul2015, [3] 17Jul2015, [4] 17Aug2015, [5] 14Oct2015

The Bolshevik Code: kto-kogo? (who-whom?)  European Affairs, 16Jun2015; Jerrold Schecter
Putin on the march: the coming major strategic offensive  Euromaidan Press, 03Jun2015; Thomas Theiner

MH17 - Forensic Analysis of Satellite Images Released by the Russian Ministry of Defence  Bellingcat Report, 31May2015; Eliot Higgins
Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin's War in Ukraine  Atlantic Council, 27May2015; Maksymilian Czuperski et al
Putin. War.  EUFAJ, 21May2015; Hans-Jurgen Zahorka [Nemtsov Report in English/Russian]
What does Ukraine think?  ECFR, 21May2015; Andrew Wilson et al  [10 essays]
The Putin Principle: How It Came to Rule Russia  World Affairs, 13May2015; Karen Dawisha

Ukraine government VS Right Sector: who is rocking the boat and for what purpose?  EMPR, 30Apr2015; Lili des Cevennes
FAQ: Ukraine, the EU's Eastern Partnership and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement  European Union, 24Apr2015; Brussels
Why Romania will fight Russia  Euromaidan Press, 16Apr2015; Thomas Theiner

Briefing from Ukraine’s Front Lines  Atlantic Council, 30Mar2015; General Wesley Clark, [2] 26Feb2015, [3] Ashish Kumar Sen
Reflections on Russians and Ukrainians  Johnson's Russia List | 24Sep2014 | Kirk Bennett, [2] Findlandization

Cross-border Artillery Attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas in 2014  Bellingcat, 17Feb2015; Sean Case
Minsk Agreement 12 February 2015  Ukraine Today, 12Feb2015; Poroshenko-Putin et al

The Battle of the Debaltsevo Bulge  Yaroslav's Revenge, 03Feb2015; Myroslav Petriw
Ukraine/Russia: What the U.S. and NATO Must Do  Brookings, 01Feb2015; Steven Pifer et al
Why Ukraine Is Losing  XX Committee, 17Jan2015; John R. Schindler, [2] 18Jan2015, [3] 23Jan2015
New Study On The Shooting Down Of MH17 Points To Russian Forces  Forbes, 12Jan2015; Paul Roderick Gregory
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 CORRECT!V, 09Jan2015; Correct staff
Putin’s Russia: Kremlin and international terrorism  DELFI, 17Dec2014; Marius Laurinavicius, [2] 09Jan2015
Ukraine's top intelligence agency deeply infiltrated by Russian spies  Mashable, 30Dec2014; Christopher Miller
Putin’s Orthodox Jihad  XXCommittee, 27Dec2014; John R. Schindler, [2] 10Jun2014
The Land of Magical Thinking: Inside Putin’s Russia  World Affairs, 15Dec2014; P.J. O'Rourke
The 2014 War: An Endeavor for a Comprehensive Analysis  UABA, 13Nov2014; Volodymyr Vassylenko

How He and His Cronies Stole Russia  New York Review of Books, 18Dec2014; Anne Applebaum
Is Putin About To Invade Ukraine?  Forbes, 12Nov2014; Melik Kaylan
The Menace of Unreality  Interpreter, 10Nov2014; Peter Pomerantsev, Michael Weiss
Putin’s New Nostalgia  New York Review of Books, 10Nov2014; Timothy Snyder, [2] Hitler vs. Stalin
Origin of the Separatists’ Buk  Bellingcat, 08Nov2014; A Bellingcat Investigation; [4] Amy Knight

Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia  Simon & Schuster, 2014; Karen Dawisha; [2] Audio [01:25:08]
The Silence of the Lambs  Krytyka, 12Oct2014; Volodymyr Yermolenko

Corruption Thrives on Russia's Frozen Conflicts  Moscow Times, 21Sep2014; Karen Dawisha
License to Kill  Foreign Policy, 10Sep2014; Christian Caryl
To Understand Putin, Read Orwell  Politico Magazine, 03Sep2014; Timothy Snyder, [2] Roman Serbyn
Looting Ukraine Global Transitions, 31Jul2014; Oliver Bullough

House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee London, 03Sep2014; Edward Lucas
Putin Ends the Interregnum  American Interest, 28Aug2014; Lilia Shevtsova
The Murderer in the Kremlin   Frontpage Mag, 11Aug2014; Bill Whittle
The Making of Vladimir Putin  Politico Magazine, 19Aug2014; Strobe Talbott
Why Germany Won’t Get Real with Russia  New Eastern Europe, 19Aug2014; Dustin Dehez
Putin Waged A 'Special War' Long Before Crimea Business Insider, 14Aug2014; John Schindler, [2] US/Russia Arms Sales Race 2013
The Secrets Of Russia's Propaganda Machine  Journeyman Pictures, 05Aug2014; Yury Khashchavatski [57:09]
Why RUSSIA shot down MH17 and not 'local seperatists'  Ukraine at War, 05Aug2014; DJP3tros, [2] Nalyvaichenko accusation

Moscovy’s labels of obfuscation  Blog, 24Jul2014; William Pawlowsky
Putin deliberately raising stakes?  [email protected], 23Jul2014; Will Zuzak, [2] Illarionov, [3] BUK system for MH17
It's Time to Assign Blame For Everything Happening in Ukraine  Vice News, 24Jul2014; James Miller
Intercepted Transcripts Indicating Russian Rebels Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH17 Forbes, 19Jul2014; Paul Roderick Gregory
Needing Better Control in Ukraine War, Moscow Sends in an Old KGB Hand  Atlantic Council, 17Jul2014; Irena Chalupa

Declaration of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko  TV5.ua, 01Jul2014; Petro Poroshenko [06:48, Ukr]
Parasyuk to Poroshenko  Volodymyr Parasyuk, 28Jun2014; to Petro Poroshenko, [2] Ukrainian original
Donbas Maps: Terrorists vs Ukrainian Army  UkraineAtWar, 20Jun2014; Guiseppe Stilo(?)  [updated 19Feb2015]
Knowledge is a cheap and universal weapon  Up North, 18Jun2014; Sofi Oksanen
Girkin reponse to Poroshenko Peace Plan  Komsomolskaya Pravda, 16Jun2014; Igor Girkin (aka Strelkov, Strelok) [13:31, Rus]
Global Warfare’s New Method is Terrorist War: Libya-Syria-Ukraine.  Voices of Ukraine, 16Jun2014; Vasily Pavlov, [2] Russian original
Putin’s Propaganda People: Puppets and Puppeteers  Fort Liberty, 13Jun2014; admin

U.S. Department of State | 05Mar2014 | [1] Putin's Fictions, [2] NATO 11Apr2014,  [3] USA 13Apr2014, [4] USA 13Apr2014, [5] NATO 11Jul2014, [6] USA 14Jul2014
A book too far  Economist, 03Apr2014; E.L. re: Karen Dawisha

Putin-Murders-1997-2009.html   The Putin Murders
Dawisha2014PutinKleptocracy.pdf  Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia
Judah2013Putin.pdf  Fragile Empire: How Russia fell in and out of love with Vladimir Putin
Pirani2010PutinsRussia.pdf  Change in Putin's Russia: Power, Money and People
Magnitsky20091116Murder.pdf  The Torture and Murder of Sergei Magnitsky and The Cover Up by The Russian Government
Goldman2008PetrostatePutinPower.pdf  Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia
Gessen2012Putin.pdf  The Man without a Face: The unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin
BoboLo2003Putin.pdf  Vladimir Putin and the Evolution of Russian Foreign Policy
Herpen2014PutinsWars.pdf  Putin's Wars: The Rise of Russia's New Imperialism
Soldatov2010PutinsNewNobility.pdf  The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia's Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB
Litvinenko2007PutinBlowingUpRussia.pdf  Blowing Up Russia: Acts of terror, abductions, and contract killings organized by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation
Roxburgh2012PutinStrongman.pdf  The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia
Goldfarb2007PutinLitvinenko.pdf  Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB

Ukrainian Martyrs:
murder1962PetluraKonovaletsBandera.pdf  Murdered by Moscow: Petlura-Konovalets-Bandera