U.S. & ‘International Banks’ Finance Ukraine’s Civil War

Eric Zuesse

On November 26th, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said, “Our cabinet has resumed the program of activity and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other banks. Today international investors are not ready to go to the country, but international banks are ready to help us. … We would not have survived without the international assistance.”

In a related news-report, the investigative journalist who goes by the pseudonym “Tyler Durden” headlined at his zero hedge website on November 25th, “Hacked US Documents Said To Reveal Extent Of Undisclosed US ‘Lethal Aid’ For Ukraine Army,” and he posted the documents, which seem authentic, and which include U.S. supplies of “400 sniper-rifles, 2,000 assault-rifles, 720 hand-held grenade launchers, 200 mortars with more than 70,000 mines, 150 stingers, 420 antitank missiles and so on.” Also shown there is an authorization signed by President Obama authorizing the U.S. Secretary of State, to “direct the drawdown of up to $5 million in defense articles and services of the Department of Defense and military education and training to provide immediate military assistance for the Government of Ukraine, to aid their efforts to respond to the current crisis,” and “to direct the drawdown of up to $20 million in nonlethal commodities and services from any agency of the United States Government,” for the same purpose.

The lethal aid had not previously been reported, except in rebel-produced videos of the war (such as this), claiming, and sometimes showing, U.S. weapons used against them on the battlefield. However, those rebels are using Russian-made weapons, though some of those come from the defeated forces on the opposite side. This is not only a civil war within Ukraine; it is also an international proxy war between NATO and Russia.

Those reports of U.S. involvement on the side of nazis are generally not mentioned in Western news-media, because they don’t come from Western news-media, and the West is backing this war against the rebel-areas. However, some Western news-media have documented the heavy involvement of racist-fascist, or nazi, leadership and battalions in the military of the Ukrainian Government after the overthrow of the former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, which occurred in February of this year. Some former U.S. intelligence professionals have even written publicly about it. The resistance fighters in Ukraine claim that the current Ukrainian Government is controlled by nazis whose hatred is directed against ethnic Russians, but Ukraine’s officials deny that they are nazis.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010,  and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • Joseph Glynn

    Europe is financing the war and destruction of Eastern Ukraine and the massacre and ‘ethnic cleansing’ its millions of residents …….and the theft of their property.
    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development finances a US Neo-con/Neo-nazi plan.
    It beggars belief. EUROPE HAS BEEN SUBVERTED, AND GROOMED FOR CRIMINAL WAR

  • SausageAway

    Who would have guessed the banks would be involved in perpetuating this civil war? Our nations are without principles and are morally bankrupt.