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  • Small Number of Russians Moving From Ukrainian Border AFPS 23 May 2014 -- A small number of Russian troops have moved away from the southern and eastern borders of Ukraine, but thousands more remain in place, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said here today.
  • Putin Vows to Recognize Ukraine Presidential Vote VOA 23 May 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to recognize the outcome of Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine, while voicing hope that Ukraine's new president will end military operations against separatists in the east.
  • Ukraine in 'full-scale civil war': Putin says Iran Press TV 23 May 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says the crisis in Ukraine has evolved into a full-scale civil war, blaming the situation on Washington's backing for the overthrow of former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych.
  • Ukraine Vote Campaign Climaxes After 17 Troops Killed RFE/RL 23 May 2014 -- Candidates vying to become Ukraine's next president are due to hold their final campaign rallies on May 23, one day after the Ukrainian Army suffered heavy losses to pro-Russian separatists in the east.
  • Eight Things You Didn't Know About The Ukrainian Election RFE/RL 23 May 2014 -- It's all but certain that 'chocolate king' Petro Poroshenko is going to win more votes than 'gas princess' Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine's May 25 first-round elections. But there are still a few new things to learn about the vote.
  • Missing The Vote: Fear Trumps Election Hopes In Donetsk RFE/RL 23 May 2014 -- Donetsk is the largest city in eastern Ukraine, with a population of nearly a million people. But it appears that many - if not most - of its voters will not be able to take part in Ukraine's presidential election on May 25 because of the climate of fear separatists have established on the city's streets.
  • Moscow Ready to Work With New Ukrainian Leadership After Election – Putin RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- Russia will work with the new power structures in Ukraine after Sunday's presidential election and hopes that military activities cease after the vote, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
  • Moscow Hopes for Positive Result of Direct Contacts Between Adversaries in Ukraine RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- Russia hopes the direct contacts that have been launched in Ukraine between the country's adversaries will lead to a positive result, but the most important condition to carry out this goal remains an end to violence, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
  • US Sees Ukraine Crisis as Technical Issue – Putin RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- The situation that has appeared in Ukraine is very important for Russia but is only a technical issue for the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
  • Kiev Could Facilitate Dialogue With Moscow by Paying Gas Debt – Putin RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- Kiev could create favorable conditions for dialogue with Moscow by paying its debt for gas supplies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday.
  • Putin Says West Supported Unconstitutional Coup in Ukraine RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- Western countries supported the unconstitutional coup in Ukraine at the same time that Moscow suggested finding an exit from the crisis in the country through dialogue, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
  • Putin Calls 4-Party Consultations on Ukraine-EU Association 'Nothing But Slogans' RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- The European Union has so far announced nothing but slogans about consultations on Ukraine's possible association with the EU, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
  • Ukraine Torn by Full-Fledged Civil War – Putin RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- Following the coup in Ukraine, chaos followed and a full-fledged civil war has broken out, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Friday.
  • By Reunifying With Crimea Russia Protected Citizens From Odessa-Like Tragedy – Putin RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- The number of victims in Crimea could have been even larger than in the tragedy in Odessa if Russia had not reunified with the peninsula, which was the right thing to do, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Friday.
  • Private Military Companies Involved in Ukraine Standoff – Russian General Staff RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- Private military companies are participating in events in Ukraine, the head of the Russian military's General Staff said Friday.
  • Ahead of Ukraine Vote, Fighting Continues in East VOA 23 May 2014 -- Fighting continued Friday between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine, two days before a presidential election.
  • Worries Grow Over Ukraine 'Yugoslav Scenario' VOA 23 May 2014 -- When Russian President Vladimir Putin reclaimed Crimea for Moscow, he called the territory "inseparable" from the motherland.
  • Putin: Russia Will Accept Ukrainian Election Outcome VOA 23 May 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the outcome of Ukraine's presidential election. It is the first time he has explicitly indicated that he will accept Ukraine's election result.
  • Several houses destroyed in Slavyansk by artillery fire VoR 23 May 2014 -- Several houses were destroyed when Slavyansk and its suburbs were hit by massive artillery fire overnight, a member of the local people's police force told ITAR-TASS on Friday. Ukrainian government forces particularly intensively fired at the village of Semyonovka, he said. A house burned up after it was hit by a direct strike. The family left the house the day before, and thus survived. A neighboring house was partly destroyed after a shell exploded right on its porch. Another house near the center of Slavyansk was partly destroyed when a shell exploded near the gates, the source said.
  • US unipolar vision of world failed: Putin Iran Press TV 23 May 2014 -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the world should not be dominated by one power as the United States' "unipolar" vision of the world has failed.
  • Failure of single-polar world order obvious to everyone - Putin VoR 23 May 2014 -- The failure of a single-polar world order is now obvious to everyone, even to those who continue dictating their rules of the game and imposing behavioral standards, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
  • Putin To Share His Economic Vision At Boycotted Forum RFE/RL 23 May 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is to speak on May 23 at an international business forum in St. Petersburg that is being boycotted by the leaders of dozens of Western companies in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and its role in the Ukrainian crisis.
  • US Imposes Sanctions Against Russia to Gain Business Advantage in Europe – Putin RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested on Friday that the United States planned to receive competitive advantages in trade and economic ties with Europe by insisting on sanctions against Russia.
  • Color revolutions threaten global stability - Russian Defense Minister VoR 23 May 2014 -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said there is a threat of the spread of 'color' revolutions in the world, that are increasingly resembling forms of warfare. 'The phenomenon of 'color revolutions' is becoming a significant factor in the destabilization of the situation in many regions of the world. Foreign values are being forced on peoples under the guise of democracy,' Shoigu told at conference on international security held in Moscow on Friday.
  • Economic sanctions as political pressure tool have boomerang effect in modern world - Putin VoR 23 May 2014 -- Economic sanctions in the modern world will eventually reflect on the economies of the countries that initiated them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. 'It's obvious that economic sanctions as a tool of political pressure have a boomerang effect in today's mutually dependent world and they will eventually reflect on the businesses and economies of the countries that initiated them,' Putin said at the St. Petersburg economic forum on Friday.
  • Ousted Thai Prime Minister 'Detained' by Coup Leaders VOA 23 May 2014 -- A day after launching a coup, Thailand's military summoned key politicians to army offices, including the previous caretaker prime minister and former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, meanwhile took control of the government.
  • US Urges Return to Democracy in Thailand VOA 23 May 2014 -- The United States is calling for the release of all of Thailand's senior political leaders who are currently in military detention following Thursday's coup.
  • 155 political figures banned from leaving Thailand Iran Press TV 23 May 2014 -- The Thai army says 155 prominent political figures are banned from leaving the country without permission.
  • UN official urges respect for human rights, restoration of rule of law following Thai coup UN News Centre 23 May 2014 -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today urged Thailand to ensure respect for human rights and a prompt restoration of the rule of law, echoing a call made yesterday by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon following the military coup.
  • Afghanistan is second country where NSA records all mobile calls - WikiLeaks VoR 23 May 2014 -- Today, in a statement on WikiLeaks' official page Julian Assange has announced Afghanistan was the second country that was targeted by the NSA's Somalget program 'recording and storing nearly all the domestic [and international] phone calls'.
  • Source: Russia may build 8 new nuclear reactors for Iran IRNA 23 May 2014 -- Moscow may sign an intergovernmental agreement with Teheran this year to build eight new reactors for nuclear power plants in Iran, a source close to the negotiations disclosed on Thursday.
  • Simple Switch to US Nuclear Fuel for Ukraine Plants Impossible - IAEA Official RIA Novosti 23 May 2014 -- Simply switching from Russian-made nuclear fuel to its US equivalent for use in Ukrainian reactors is impossible, Miroslav Lipar, an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.
  • UN agriculture agency urges more research into role of animals in spreading MERS virus UN News Centre 23 May 2014 -- Health experts and veterinarians called for stepped-up monitoring, investigations and immediate reporting of cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during a meeting convened by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Oman.
  • Hubble's Dazzling Mission Nears Its End VOA 23 May 2014 -- The Hubble Space Telescope has changed the way we see the universe.



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