Ukraine Is ‘Pressing’ Obama For $3 Billion In Financial Aid

Ukraine Is “Pressing” Obama For $3 Billion In Financial Aid (ZeroHedge, Jan 29, 2015):

It would appear Gazprom has once again come knocking for payment – or else. As Bloomberg reports, Ukraine is pressing the Obama administration to provide political support, as much as $3b in financial aid and “non-lethal weapons,” with the goal of some progress by the end of February, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko says. Of course, given Europe’s agreement to further sanction Russia (asEU agrees more “punitive” steps are now possible) President Obama will be happy to lend Ukraine more American taxpayer money(despite the market’s perception that Ukraine’s default probability is over 80% – six year highs).

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 What Ukraine wants…

Top priorities are political and financial aid, then military support Prystaiko says during meeting with Bloomberg editors and reporters in Washington

Ukraine seeking U.S. assistance for weapons radar, armored vehicles, access to surveillance drones

“We are ready to buy,” says Prystaiko; also asking France, Germany, U.K. for military support

“We would like to have these radars to be able to tell us” when attack is coming

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4 thoughts on “Ukraine Is ‘Pressing’ Obama For $3 Billion In Financial Aid

  1. Hey Ukraine: go fuck yourself! You don’t deserve my hard earned tax dollars. We need new roads and jobs and tax breaks.
    BTW, if Russia invaded the Ukraine I’m sure the war would be over already since they are a super power like the USA, not a no power like the Ukraine……. FYI.
    Also, why do you need those weapons? You are fighting your own citizens who don’t have war planes or helicopters, just rifles you ducking cowards!!!!!!!!!÷!!÷

  2. Lets see if I have this right. The US puppet government in the Ukraine is asking the US for support.
    Obama can offer anything, the republican congress won’t approve it…..so it is a tempest in a teapot. I agree with Josh, if Russia had invaded the Ukraine, the war would be over because they are a super power, too.
    I am more appalled at the EU behavior towards Russia……they are acting against their own best interests. When they say unanimous, does that include Greece? I cannot believe that.
    What is the source of this story? Who really wrote it? It makes no sense.

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