Hunter Biden joins the team of Burisma Holdings. Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, has expanded its Board of Directors by bringing on Mr.
R Hunter Biden as a new director. R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) Executive Committee - U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) - U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) Corporate Interests Behind Ukraine Putsch. Behind the U.S.
-backed coup that ousted the democratically elected president of Ukraine are the economic interests of giant corporations – from Cargill to Chevron – which see the country as a potential “gold mine” of profits from agricultural and energy exploitation, reports JP Sottile. By JP Sottile On Jan. 12, a reported 50,000 “pro-Western” Ukrainians descended upon Kiev’s Independence Square to protest against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. Stoked in part by an attack on opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko, the protest marked the beginning of the end of Yanukovych’s four year-long government. That same day, the Financial Times reported a major deal for U.S. agribusiness titan Cargill. A screen shot of U.S. Despite the turmoil within Ukrainian politics after Yanukovych rejected a major trade deal with the European Union just seven weeks earlier, Cargill was confident enough about the future to fork over $200 million to buy a stake in Ukraine’s UkrLandFarming.
US official apologises to EU counterparts for undiplomatic language. The frustration of the Obama administration at Europe’s hesitant policy over the pro-democracy protests in Ukraine has been laid bare in a leaked phone conversation between two senior US officials, one of whom declares: “Fuck the EU”.
The US state department did not directly confirm that the leaked audio clip posted on YouTube captures the voices of the top US diplomat for European and Eurasian affairs,Victoria Nuland, and US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt. However, the department’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that Nuland, who made the disparaging remark about the EU, “has been in contact with her EU counterparts and of course has apologised for these reported comments”. In an attempt at damage limitation, US officials tried to turn focus onto Russia, suggesting that Moscow had leaked the audio recording.
In Ukraine, fascists, oligarchs and western expansion are at the heart of the crisis. We've been here before.
For the past couple of months street protests in Ukraine have been played out through the western media according to a well-rehearsed script. America’s Staggering Hypocrisy. Exclusive: Official Washington is in deep umbrage over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine after a U.S.
-backed coup overthrew the democratically elected president. Some top neocons want a new Cold War, but they don’t want anyone to note their staggering hypocrisy, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Since World War II – and extending well into the Twenty-first Century – the United States has invaded or otherwise intervened in so many countries that it would be challenging to compile a complete list. Just last decade, there were full-scale U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, plus American bombing operations from Pakistan to Yemen to Libya.
John McCain Meets Oleh Tyahnybok In Ukraine. U.S.
Senator John McCain, right, meets Ukrainian opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, and Oleh Tyahnybok in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Russians: U.S. siding with neo-Nazis. Text smaller Text bigger WASHINGTON – A new equation in the Ukrainian crisis is a growing concern that ultra-nationalist Ukrainians could attack ethnic Russians.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated the ultra-nationalist threat is the reason for preparing to move Russian troops into the country. The ultra-nationalists were instrumental in ousting pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, even though he turned down a European Union partnership agreement. Ukraine Update: Pierre Omidyar (Glenn Greenwald’s Financial Angel) Helped Finance Coup; Swedish neo-Nazi Milieu of Carl Lundstrom Assisting OUN/B Heirs. Heinrich Himmler inspecting troops of the 14th Waffen SS Division (Galicia), staffed by OUN/B Dave Emory’s entire lifetime of work is available on a flash drive that can be obtained here.
(The flash drive includes the anti-fascist books available on this site.) COMMENT: With things heating up in the Ukraine, we note two important developments that may not have received the attention they are due. We have covered the Ukraine coup in previous posts–here, here, here, here, and here. Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show. By Mark Ames On February 28, 2014.
Attackerman : Julian Assange says @pierre... On the importance of keeping investors out of the newsroom, and not treating your readers like fools. By Paul Carr On March 1, 2014 Mr.
Greenwald is a very popular guy on Twitter, with about 320,000 followers. And he has earned a reputation for bullying people who don’t share his views, frequently using his megaphone to launch unfair and frequently dishonest personal attacks. Is the U.S. Backing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine? February 24, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. As the Euromaidan protests in the Ukrainian capitol of Kiev culminated this week, displays of open fascism and neo-Nazi extremism became too glaring to ignore. Since demonstrators filled the downtown square to battle Ukrainian riot police and demand the ouster of the corruption-stained, pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich, it has been filled with far-right streetfighting men pledging to defend their country’s ethnic purity.
Ukraine Neo-Nazi Party Threatens Russia with Nukes: “We’ll Regain our Nuclear Status in 6 Months” Calls in Kiev to ‘regain nuclear status in six months’ Unable to resolve tensions with the largely pro-Russian autonomous region of Crimea, Kiev is bombarding Moscow with accusations and warnings. Some politicians have even threatened to restock Ukraine’s nuclear arsenal.
Throughout Friday, Russian diplomats and the military had to refute media speculation and explain that the armed people at the Crimean airports in Simferopol and Sevastopol weren’t Russian troops. “There are no troops whatsoever. No Russian troops, at least… Some civilians claiming to be representing groups of ‘self-defense of Crimea’ arrived at Simferopol airport overnight, but they retreated and nothing happened,” Russian ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, told Euronews. Europe and US have legitimised neo-Nazis. How appropriate is the title of the book Charles P. Pierce wrote. He called it, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free. One would not need to scout to find evidence of American stupidity; they are everywhere. And the latest is what the American media giant, The New York Times, wrote earlier this month on Ukrainian uprising.
It said, "The United States and the European Union have embraced the revolution here as another flowering of democracy, a blow to authoritarianism and kleptocracy in the former Soviet space. " Steven Erlanger, the reporter, had evidently put his brain somewhere way below his waistline in describing the Ukrainian uprising as flowering of democracy. By investing over five billion US dollars the United States, European Union and Nato have brought back the ghost of Hitler to haunt Europe. Two years ago I had expressed my fears and predicted the rise of neo-Nazis soon after two European elections — in France and Greece.