New Video Evidence of America’s Coup in Ukraine — and What It Means

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Eric Zuesse

New video evidence has been added to the already-conclusive video evidence which shows that the U.S. Government was the controlling power behind the extremely violent  and illegal 18-27 February 2014 Ukrainian coup, which overthrew the democratically elected and never legally removed-from-power Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

This new evidence proves, even more than before (if that were even possible to do), that the current regime in Ukraine is definitely illegal — but that’s not all. Even after fake ‘democratic’ elections, it’s the same illegal regime in Ukraine that the U.S. imposed at its February 2014 coup, because no nationwide vote has occurred in Ukraine throughout that country’s expanse after the American coup; it’s still just a rump-Ukrainian Government, not one representing the residents either in Crimea or in Ukraine’s far east (neither of which regions participated in Ukrainian elections after the coup) — and yet this illegal violent coup-imposed Ukrainian regime (and the U.S. that imposed it, and even the EU that sheepishly backed it) nonetheless demand (against all legalities) that this blatantly illegal U.S.-imposed Ukrainian Government must control those areas, which reject this nazi imposed Government — that the residents in the regions that had voted overwhelmingly for Yanukovych don’t have the right to self-determination, but must instead accept a coup that goes exactly against, and even has gone so far as to overthrow, the Government for which the residents in those regions had overwhelmingly voted.

This was a violent takeover of the Ukrainian Government, by profoundly racist anti-Russian nationalist Ukrainians, who were in the pay of the U.S. Government. And, it sparked such terror into the hearts of Russians and of Ukraine’s minorities (who were especially large a proportion of the Crimean population), so that, first, Crimea broke away and declared its no longer being a part of Ukraine (it would return to Russia, of which it had been a part from 1783-1954, almost its entire modern existence); and, then, starting on May 9th of 2014, a Ukrainian civil war broke out when the U.S.-installed Government of Ukraine actually invaded the regions (other than Crimea) that rejected it; and the United States oversaw and sent even more mercenaries to this extremely bloody ethnic cleansing campaign to get rid of the residents in the specific region (called “Donbass” and shown in dark purple on this map) of Ukraine that had voted 90% for Yanukovych.

This was the first outright nazi action ever undertaken by any American President. Ever. That’s how bad it is, as a historical precedent for this country. It is being carried out by proud racist fascists (nazis), who are specifically admirers and followers of Adolf Hitler’s Nazis, which were the first, the original, nazi political party, and which are the pattern for Obama’s operatives in Ukraine — the perpetrators of this coup and its subsequent (also totally illegal) ethnic-cleansing campaign. (For examples: all these firebombings that Obama’s forces are doing to the residents in Donbass are against international law.)

These Ukrainian nazis even send their children to nazi schools where kids are trained to hate Russians. Obama uses these people; he found this extermination of pro-Russians in Ukraine to be necessary; so as to get rid of the voters whose votes had made Yanukovych President. In Donbass, 90% of the voters had voted for Yanukovych; so, this was the prime area to be ethnically cleansed (and sometimes they’re driven at night to the countryside and shot at the edge of a ditch). If those voters were ever again allowed to vote in Ukraine, then a pro-Russian government could again be elected in Ukraine, and Obama’s action in that country (his turning it rabidly anti-Russian in its policies) could thus turn out to have been a mere waste for him — just a temporary matter. The strategy here is carefully thought-out, and this is also one reason why it has the support of almost every member of the U.S. House and Senate (even though 67% of the American public oppose it). A similar strategy would be as if Obama were to firebomb and otherwise lay waste Utah because it had voted in the 2012 election 73% for Romney and only 25% for Obama, and so killing the residents there would increase the future chances of electing a Democratic President in the U.S. But in Donbass, Yanukovych had actually won 90% of the vote, not a mere 73%; and, besides, nobody in the U.S. and its allies is even so much as criticizing Obama’s exterminations of the residents in Donbass (the people that Obama’s Ukrainian Government calls “terrorists” for simply living there), but instead Vladimir Putin is being criticized in the West for his “Russian aggression,” because he helps those forlorn people defend themselves from the Obama team’s firebombs, clusterbombs, bullets, and other killing-machines. (And here’s one of the Obama team’s firebombings of the city of Donetsk just a few days ago.)

The nazi United States Government today is ideologically, by its nazi actions, at war against the democratic United States that, by its democratic actions, had fought and shed blood to defeat Hitler’s Nazis in World War II. (And — unlike the firebombing of Nazi Dresden in February 1945 — Donetsk and the Obama team’s other Donbass targets are anti-nazi; the U.S. is this time the nazi invader, via its local Ukrainian surrogates. This is not to say that any firebombing should be allowed, but just to say that America has ideologically switched sides since then, which is atrocious.) Of course, there have been nazis in America even before Hitler came to power in Germany; but they were not running the U.S. Government until now; and, now, for the first time ever, the U.S. has itself a nazi Government, which is backed up by nazi American think tanks and media, etc., the entire panoply of political horror. The chief difference from Hitler’s (other than that this nazi government hasn’t yet gone as far toward its ultimate objectives as Hitler’s did) is that this one hates and seeks to destroy mainly Russians, whereas Hitler’s focused mainly against Jews. However, this one seems to be just about as obsessive about eliminating Russians as Hitler’s was about eliminating Jews. In fact, Obama’s hatred of Russia explains not only his Ukrainian policy but also his Syrian policy. Furthermore, Iran is also allied with Russia, and American policy there too might partly be a reflection of Obama’s bigotry against Russia — it should instead be a reflection of strictly U.S.-Iranian issues. Understanding Obama’s foreign policies without recognizing his vicious (and until fairly recently, secret) anti-Russian obsession, which is proven by his actions (not his rhetoric, which is basically dishonest and should simply be ignored except as his PR) can’t be done: it produces only misunderstanding (which is the real purpose behind most of his rhetoric).

So, this new item of evidence, which was posted to youtube on 27 January 2015, shows a courageous member of the “Rada” or Ukraine’s parliament, Oleg Tsarev, on 20 November 2013, and you can see the video’s (broken) English translation transcript, by clicking there on “More.” This is a parliamentary speech, in which he says (and I’ve cleaned up the translation here, only to make it easier to understand):

In my role as a representative of the Ukrainian people, activists from the Volya Public Organization turned to me, providing clear evidence that within our country, with support and direct participation of the US Embassy in Kiev, a “TechCamp” project is under way in which preparations are being made for a civil war in Ukraine. The “TechCamp” project prepares specialists for information warfare and for the discrediting of state institutions [the Government] using modern media — potential revolutionaries for organizing protests and the toppling of the Government. This project is overseen by and currently under the responsibility of the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt. After the conversation with the Volya Organization, I learned that they actually succeeded to access facilities in the “TechCamp” project [they had hacked into it] disguised as a team of IT specialists. To their surprise, were found briefings that were held on peculiarities of modern media. American instructors explained there how social networks and Internet technologies can be used for targeted manipulation of public opinion as well as to activate potential protest to provoke violent unrest on the territory of Ukraine — radicalization of the population, and triggering of infighting. American instructors show examples of successful use of social networks to organize protests in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. “Tech Camp” representatives currently hold conferences throughout Ukraine. A total of five events have been held so far. About 300 people have been trained as operatives, who are now active throughout Ukraine. The last conference took place on 14 and 14 November 2013, in the heart of Kiev, inside the US Embassy! You tell me which country in the world would allow an NGO to operate out of the US Embassy? This is disrespectful to the Ukrainian Government, and against the Ukrainian people! I thus appeal to the constitutional authorities of Ukraine with the following question: Is it conceivable that representatives of the US Embassy who organize the “TechCamp” conferences misuse their diplomatic immunity? [Someone tries to interrupt him.] A UN Resolution of 21 December 1965 regulates inadmissibility of interference in the internal “affairs of any State, and protects its independence and sovereignty.  I urge that there be an official  investigation into this matter.

Wikipedia’s “Timeline of the Euromaidan” starts on 21 November 2013, the day after Tsarev’s speech. It says there:

Euromaidan started in the night of 21 November 2013 when up to 2,000 protesters gathered at Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti and began to organize themselves with the help of social networks.[7] After he heard of the Ukrainian government decree to Yatsenyuk government,”suspend preparations for signing of the Association Agreement on 21 November 2013,[8][9] opposition party Batkivshchyna faction leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk called, via Twitter, for protests (which he dubbed as #Euromaidan) on Maidan Nezalezhnosti.[10]

Of course, Yatsenyuk was the person who, in a 4 February 2014 phone-conversation between Victoria Nuland of Obama’s State Department and Mr. Pyatt of her Kiev Embassy, she told Pyatt was to be selected by him, as the head of the coup-Government that would become installed during the coup, which extended from 18-27 February 2014. (In other words: the coup started two weeks after that phone-conversation in which the new leader had already been selected.)

The CIA edits wikipedia articles, and so the title of the wikipedia article on the coup is “2014 Ukrainian revolution,” not “2014 Ukrainian coup.” Also because of the CIA’s editing, the date of Yatsenyuk’s official appointment to head the Government is buried, instead of being featured in that article (as it should be). The day-by-day account given there starts on 18 February, and ends on 21 February. Then comes: “Deal’s Aftermath.” Then, after yet 9 more such sections, comes “Lustration,” which mentions the new leader’s appointment only in passing: “On 26 February 2014, Ehor Sobolev was nominated to lead the ‘Committee on Lustration’ in the new Yatsenyuk Government.” In other words: the appointment, and the official installation, of “Yats” to run the new Government, isn’t even so much as mentioned in that article. If one clicks there on “Yatsenyuk government,” then one comes to an article that opens: “The first government headed by Arseniy Yatsenyuk was created in Ukraine on 27 February 2014 in the aftermath of the Ukrainian revolution.[1] The cabinet was formed as a coalition of the parties Batkivschyna, UDAR and Svoboda and the parliamentary factions Economic Development and Sovereign European Ukraine and other independent MPs.[1]” Nothing is said there about the new Government’s domination by nazis (who were selected by Victoria Nuland’s man “Yats”). The rest of the article is just as deceptive, in the standard way: by avoiding to state the things that are the most important to state in order for a reader to be able to understand or interpret the given matter accurately. In other words: It’s written for deception.

The time when this speech was delivered by Tsarev is also extremely significant: The very next day, Yanukovych rejected the EU’s deal. On 21 November 2013, the reporter for Britain’s Guardian headlined online, “Ukraine suspends talks on EU trade pact as Putin wins tug of war,” and he reported that “Ukraine has abruptly ditched its plans to sign a historic pact with the European Union aimed at shifting the country out of the Kremlin’s orbit.” What Tsareve was saying on November 20th was that the U.S. had geared up long before that decision by Yanukovych, to overthrow him if he didn’t cave to the pressures from the U.S. and its allies, and that the “Euromaidan” demonstrations which immediately thereafter became stage-setting for America’s coup against him, were extremely well planned in advance, and constituted only the ‘democratic’ cover for the coup and would be nothing more than that — which turned out to be the case.

Oleg Tsarev, the man who warned parliament one day prior to the start of the Euromaidan demonstrations, was subsequently, in mid-May of 2014, phoned by the oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky, a friend of the Obama White House, and he was told to leave Ukraine or else he would be killed because some unnamed individual(s) had placed a million-dollar price on his head. Tsarev didn’t comply. (His courage was remarkable: he had already survived a beating by a nazi crowd on 15 April 2014. Speaking truth to power was his characteristic way.) Instead, Tsarev became elected to the parliament in one of the two breakaway new republics constituting Donbass. On 19 December 2014, Tsarev wrote that the Ukrainian Government was failing miserably all Ukrainians, not only in the areas that had left Ukraine; and he also mentioned, in passing, that, in one of Kolomoysky’s businesses, “Kolomoysky delivers cheesy vests for the price of gold chain mail.” Here’s what that passing reference meant: On 11 August 2014, “Life News” in Russia had headlined, “Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spent $ 3.5 million on substandard body armor” and reported that, in a no-bid deal with Ukraine’s army, the insider Kolomoysky had sold to the army substandard fake bulletproof vests, which they couldn’t use, and which were moreover priced at twice the going rate for real bulletproof vests. Kolomoysky then stole one of the Tsarev family’s own businesses, but there was no legal recourse, because Kolomoysky had been appointed by Obama’s people as the local governor in the region where that business happened to be located.

So: Obama is treated as if he is a respectable person, while Putin is treated as if he had been the aggressor in all this. But there was once a time when the differences between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. were ideological, and the U.S. was an authentic democratic nation, and the U.S.S.R. was an authentic communist dictatorship; and, in that time, and specifically back in 1962, it was the U.S.S.R. that was seeking to place nuclear missiles near to us (in Cuba), not like now, when the dictatorial U.S. is instead trying to place nuclear missiles near to democratic Russia (inside Ukraine). Did America’s major news media, back at that earlier time, think that what the U.S.S.R. was trying to do to us was tolerable, and should be permitted? Of course not! So: why their double standard now? Or is today’s U.S. instead a totally different country, an outright nazi one now, against Russia? Even if Russia were a dictatorship (and it’s probably less so than the U.S. now is), what America is trying to do to it is disgraceful. And what the U.S. Government is trying to do to the residents in Donbass is absolutely outrageous, and should be presented to the International Criminal Court for war-crimes trials. (Maybe that’s why the U.S. has refused to sign to the Court’s jurisdiction; maybe G.W. Bush and Obama were intending to commit international war crimes.)

America (and its client Ukraine) is the aggressor; Russia (and its client Donbass) is doing what it needs to do in order to defend themselves from the U.S. and its allies: there are 27 of those other nations in the U.S.-run Russia-hating club; it’s called NATO, and it needs to be disbanded immediately, because its constructive function ended when the Soviet Union did; and, afterwards, it’s just nazi, and is a huge threat against the entire world.

The U.S. Embassy in Kiev had even posted in Spring of 2013 an announcement of its “Tech Camps.” Here is an announcement from the Embassy in Ukraine, on 1 March 2013, titled, “U.S. Embassy Hosted TechCamp Kyiv 2.0 to Build Technological Capacity of Civil Society.” (That Ambassador is now our Ambassador to Russia.)

This new evidence from Tsarev, piled on top of all the other evidence that already proved the assertion by the founder of the “private CIA” firm Stratfor, that the overthrow of Yanukovych was “the most blatant coup in history,” simply cements the reality, that all of the sanctions against Russia, and all of the “me too” statements supporting Obama’s coup and ethnic cleansing in Ukraine, by David Cameron, Stephen Harper, and Obama’s other co-nazis, are abominations, which should be loudly condemned by all decent persons in all countries. The aggressor here is Obama, not Putin; and NATO must end, now: all decent nations should quit it ASAP. (War crimes trials against Obama and his agents should follow. After all: these people are bringing the world closer to a nuclear war than has been the case since 1962, and there is no decent reason for it.)

Here was Professor Francis Boyle, the most internationally prestigious authority on such matters, summing it all up:

Boyle told RIA Novosti on May 8: ’The Ukrainian crisis had been planned as well as the war. There was a war plan, there was a war game. Then it was revised and implemented. … We are seeing steps now being taken that were planned in advance,’ Boyle said, adding, ‘This is all being used as a pretext to bring NATO military forces, as Rasmussen said, by air, sea, and land right up to the borders of the Russian Federation. They are clearly going ahead with this.’

Boyle extolled Russia for trying to exhaust all diplomatic means possible to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, and accused the United States and NATO of deliberate escalation.

‘So that the US won’t be provided with any more pretexts for hostile provocative maneuvers that they are going to take in any event,’ Boyle asserted, … Russian President Vladimir Putin is in a very difficult and dangerous situation and needs to be very careful. ‘The US has already resumed the Cold War with the neo-Nazi coup d’état in Ukraine that the United States sponsored, controlled, and directed,’ he said.

It’s still not too late for the condemnation by the entire decent world to come down upon the leading nazis and force them to stop, before they blow the entire habitable world up with their evil.

Never before in the history of the world have the proofs of perfidy come so voluminously and so much in current time, as has now happened here, in the Age of the Internet. One doesn’t have to wait for places like Auschwitz to open up to the world before the evil is laid bare for all to see: it already has been, well before things get that far. Thus, what’s desperately needed now is action: the condemnation, by the publics, in all countries, against those nazis.

The time for the collecting of evidence is already past. The evidence is already here. There are already international war crimes enough, and so no need exists for us to await the ultimate one — a totally unnecessary nuclear war — before finally acting.

To start with: the sanctions against Russia must end — immediately. They are crimes that can end fast. And they must, in order for the prosecutions against the perpetrators to start, and in order for this nazi cancer upon humanity to be removed before it’s too late to be able to do that. The patient might already be in the emergency room.

UPDATE: 16 June 2015:

A terrific article by Brandon Turbeville, “US-Backed ‘TechCamp’ Color Revolution Revealed By Ukraine Official,” was published at activistpost on 9 April 2015, which opens with Tsarev’s speech, and then fills in the historical details, going back to the 1990s, and revealing, for example, the role of Mark Penn (who subsequently became Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategist in 2007) in the demonization of Milosevic and the installation of Kostunica as Serbia’s Prime Minister. The con-job that the U.S. fascists imposed upon the world, through many “color revolutions,” for ‘democracy’ (but which were anything but), is documented there.


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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  • Nick Smegg

    When is Zuesse going to admit that he confused two American academics – both with the same Christian name, but each with different surnames, and thus smeared Steven F Cohen as being pro-war?

    Accuracy is important – if you can’t get little details like that correct, how on earth do you expect anyone to listen to you on anything else?

    • artguerrilla

      absolutely ! get one minor factoid wrong, and *obviously* EVERYTHING else MUST be wrong…

      gee, do you hold saint obama and krewe to that standard as well ? ? ?
      no ? huh, ain’t that interesting…

      war krimes are important – if you can’t get little details like that correct, how on earth do you expect anyone to listen to you on anything else ? ? ?

      • Nick Smegg

        It’s not a minor factoid. The wrong man has been accused. Cohen has had to endure opprobrium from the mainstream media and academic colleagues, not to mention the foreign policy establishment and the neocons, and now he has had to put up with this!

        i have posted on this a number of times since the offending article was published – neither George Washington nor Eric Zueuss have seen fit to apologise or correct.

        I don’t regard Obummer as a saint and I think it wicked when his opponents are weakened because of sloppy journalism like Zuesse’s.

        • cettel

          Mr. Smegg, this is Eric Zuesse, and I was linking to the articles of Stephen F. Cohen, and was talking about what he said in them. I am not talking about anything else than what those articles (and interviews) say. I don’t know where you get your idea that I was discussing anything else there.

          • Nick Smegg

            Well thank you for replying. Considering the hassle Prof Cohen has had, your articles are devoid of sense. You would be better off picking on proper targets.

  • jadan

    If this US criminal conspiracy in Ukraine is finally put down, Eric Zuesse’s tireless efforts will have done the Ukrainians and the people of the world a great service. This is called journalism. This is called stubborn determination in the name of truth. We see very little of this going on in our world. Brian “Slimeball” Williams is the norm. We should thank GW for supporting Eric Zeusse’s work. It’s one thing to complain about the imperial arrogance of the super power, it’s another to expose its perfidy with a detailed analysis of the modus operandi. The average person can’t understand the meaning of psychopathy, or sociopathy, without understanding how the crime is done in its cold intentionality. The devil is in the details. The devil is in the driver’s seat. The pathology that rules our world defies the imagination of average people who struggle to get by and play by the rules, to use a favorite phrase of another psychopath, Bill Clinton.

    • Nick Smegg

      Yes, you’re right about Brian Williams. Unfortunately Zuesse has undermined the effort by attacking anti-war academics like Stephen F Cohen.

    • Rob Roy

      The Chief of State of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Viktor Muzhenko, made a statement January 29 on Channel Five TV Ukraine stating that in the Donbass the separatists fighting are not regular units of the Russian Army. Kiev admitted that there are no facts supporting the rumors that Putin is sending in troops. The sanctions by the European Union and the United States are based on the assumption that the Ukraine military is fighting the Russian military. When the Chief of Staff of the Ukraine military says publicly that isn’t true, then the sanctions should be lifted. I heard a separatist fighter say, “Do you think if Russia was supporting us, we would have this equipment?” Their equipment is pitifully old, broken down and mostly ineffective. It is always surprising that the hype for more war is accepted so readily. NATO and the IMF both instigate and support the “shock doctrine” advocated by the odious Milton Friedman, economist for the superrich who are controlled by the Bilderberg Group who are themselves controlled by BIS.
      As for the brilliant anti-war Stephen F. Cohen, he said, ““It’s not about whether Ukraine has the right to take back its territory. The problem is, as I just said, that a civil war began when we, the United States, and Europe, backed a street coup that overthrew an elected
      president. When you overthrow a constitution and when you overthrow a president, you’re likely to get a civil war. It usually happens. Now, when you have a civil war, the country is
      divided. And in this case, the government in Kiev is trying to conquer where the rebels provinces do not recognize the legitimacy of the government in Kiev. The United States recognizes the legitimacy, but that doesn’t make it legitimate.”

  • goingnowherefast

    The US/NATO Empire has relied on covert activity since the end of WWII to wage imperial war around the world. Since 911 it appears the Empire no longer feels it needs any pretense. The mask has come off and its true aggressive nature exposed. The end is near. Let’s hope it’s just the end of the criminal Empire and not all of us.

  • James

    It was pretty obvious right from the start the Unites States was behind it.

    What is becoming more and more shocking to those of us living in the US is that our government seems to feel they have the right to do these things on the people’s behalf without any debate. Actually more than no debate – they cover it up and blame our enemies for the actions.

    They have built this “war on terror” to cover up all these covert activities, and someone is creating fake terror attacks to prolong the war on terror.

    All of these – invading countries without provocation; taking military action without debate; covering up actions and lying to the American people; and creating fake terror attacks; as well as many other things, are not what the United States is about.

    These are treasonous acts, carried out by a very large and powerful faction of traitors and terrorists.

    • cettel

      above all, by the current U.S. President.

  • Ian56

    How the US recruited 300 people to manipulate social media to overthrow the legitimate government in Ukraine

    Planning for the February 2014 Coup D’Etat in Kiev started in March 2013 (or earlier).

    This amazing speech in Ukraine’s Rada (Parliament) details how 300 people, under the direction of th US Embassy in Kiev, were to mobilize and manipulate social media in order to provoke protests that would lead to a Coup to oust Yanukovych and then start a Civil War.

    “MUST WATCH: Nov 2013 (pre-Maidan!): Ukraine Deputy has proof of USA staging civil war in Ukraine”.

    This speech was made on 20th November 2013, i.e. the day before the sudden suspension of talks with the EU

    So this was BEFORE the Maidan protests ever got going because everybody up to this point thought that Yanukovych was going to sign the EU association agreement.

    The speech above specifies that 5 “TechCamps” had already been conducted by November.

    March 2013 on

    Training and mobilizing of 300 people started in March 2013 (or earlier) under the direct supervision of the US Embassy in Kiev.

    This is the US Embassy’s report of one of the camps held at Microsoft’s Ukraine headquarters on March1st and details a number of areas and methods within social media that were to be utilized to spread pro EU and pro US propaganda.

    As the speech above says, this is how the pro-democracy protests were agitated and provoked in the past in places like Egypt, Tunisia and Libya to overthrow their governments. The same process was used to build support for Maidan – at the instigation of and with the active participation of the US government via the US Embassy in Kiev.

    September 2013

    In September 2013, one of Ukraine’s richest oligarchs, Viktor Pinchuk, paid for an elite strategic conference on Ukraine’s future that was held in the same Palace in Yalta, Crimea,
    where Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill met to decide the future of Europe in 1945. The Economist, one of the elite media reporting on what it called a “display of fierce diplomacy”, stated that: “The future of Ukraine, a country of 48m people, and of Europe was being decided in real time.” The participants included Bill and Hillary Clinton, former CIA head General David Petraeus, former U.S. Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers, former World Bank head Robert Zoellick, Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt, Shimon Peres, Tony Blair, Gerhard Schröder, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Mario Monti, Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite, and Poland’s influential foreign minister Radek Sikorski.

    Both President Viktor Yanukovych, deposed five months later, and his recently elected successor Petro Poroshenko were present. Former U.S. energy secretary Bill Richardson was there to talk about the shale-gas revolution which the United States hopes to use to weaken Russia by substituting fracking for Russia’s natural gas reserves. The center of discussion was the “Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement” (DCFTA) between Ukraine and the European Union, and the prospect of Ukraine’s integration with the West. The general tone was euphoria over the prospect of breaking Ukraine’s ties with Russia in favor of the West.

    Read more at :-

    The video was uncovered by researcher extra-ordinaire

    It was translated and loaded onto youtube by

    • cettel

      Thank you, Ian. This is Eric Zuesse. Your additional documentation is very valuable, and will be used by me in follow-ups I do on this. I shall cite your comment here, as containing your summary and the sources that it is based upon. Your reader-comment here is one of the best I’ve ever received — a terrifically researched article on its own, which adds substantially to the article that is being commented upon. I appreciate it.
      As regards your initial comment, that “It is a shame that this story is so poorly written up in this article,” I try to keep my articles reasonably brief, and this article provided surrounding context that I still think is necessary and would not remove; but what you have added to it in this comment provides crucial background to it, which enriches the whole picture significantly, so I shall add your blog to the ones I check periodically.

    • Laura Green

      American government financed and backed Ukrainian Nazis … Same Group Supported By the Leader of the Protests which Toppled the Ukrainian Government In February——

  • Ian56

    It is a shame that this is story is so poorly written up in this article. None of the power of the video, the activities of the US Embassy in Kiev, the conference in Yalta or the NED video are brought out.

    How the US recruited 300 people to manipulate social media to overthrow the legitimate government in Ukraine

  • Guest34

    Insanely stupid. Votes weren’t held in parts of Donbass and Crimea because those regions are occupied, either by Russian military or separatists, who wouldn’t allow elections for Ukrainian president to be held. It’s like claiming Lincoln’s election in 1864 didn’t have legitimacy because Georgia and South Carolina didn’t vote.

    Yanukovych reneged on a campaign promise and pissed off more than half the country by announcing he’d join Russia’s trade agreement instead, so unsurprisingly protests started.

    Stop calling everything “nazi” (or at least capitalize it). No one will ever take this seriously

  • lyla cavanaugh

    U neglected to mention why America so desperately wants the Ukraine. Is it because its multinational corporations are set to move in to make money?

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    Cómo conseguí un préstamo de BERNARDINVESTMENTLIMITEDLOANCOMPANY. Estoy Lynn buena por su nombre, desde Auatralia, soy una viuda en el momento con tres hijos y me he quedado atrapado en una situación financiera 03 2015 y que necesitaba para refinanciar y pagar mis cuentas. Traté de búsqueda de préstamos de varias firmas de préstamos privados y corporativos y bancos, pero nunca con éxito, y la mayoría de los bancos decliné mi crédito. Yo estaba buscando a través de Internet en el 01 de junio, y luego vi un testimonio de una señora Anais Harvey quien consiguió su préstamo de BERNARDINVESTMENTLOANCOMPANY, entonces me puse en contacto Sra Anais Harvey saber más sobre BERNARDINVESTMENT Servicio de Préstamo, luego me dio BERNARDINVESTMENT Loan Company detalles de correo electrónico, entonces me puse en contacto el prestamista de préstamos privados y co_operate, y él me dio un préstamo de 185.000 dólares y hoy soy la creación de un buen negocio y mis hijos están haciendo bien en este momento, si tiene que ponerse en contacto con cualquier empresa con referencia a asegurar un préstamo sin garantía, sin verificación de crédito, sin fiador con tasa de interés de sólo el 2% y mejores planes de pago y el horario, por favor póngase en contacto con BERNARDINVESTMENTLIMITED. contactar con él a través de su correo electrónico: {} .I quieren a Dios que lo bendiga para mí, porque él me ha hecho quien soy hoy……..

  • Dima T

    Too much BS & conspiracy for me to take in. Will leave it to someone else.