Paul Craig Roberts: "US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters", PaulCraigRoberts.org (17 February 2014)
Paul Craig Roberts reports that he is receiving confirmations from his readers that Washington and the EU are helping to finance the violent protests in the Ukraine. This supports his assessments in previous articles, such as: "Washington Orchestrated Protests Destabilizing Ukraine".
Interpreting the words of US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland that the US has "invested" $5 billion in Ukraine's future, Roberts writes:
"Nuland is the Obama regime official who was caught red-handed naming the members of the Ukrainian government Washington intends to impose on the Ukrainian people once the paid protesters have unseated the current elected and independent government. What Nuland means by Ukraine’s future under EU overlordship is for Ukraine to be looted like Latvia and Greece and to be used by Washington as a staging ground for US missile bases against Russia."
Victoria Nuland's address at the National Press Club in December 2013 in which she says that Washington has "invested" over $5 billion in "supporting" democracy in the Ukraine.
Image source: "Riot police by the building of the Cabinet of Ministers" by Ivan Bandura on Flickr (CC BY 2.0); resized.