Ukraine PM Touts ‘Unprecedented’ US Support

New Govt Comfortably Settling into Role as US Client State

Fresh off his visit to the United States, Ukraine’s interim Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk hyped the “unprecedented support” offered by the Obama Administration during the ongoing standoff with Russia.

Yatseniuk said the US and the rest of “the civilized world” is offering Ukraine’s military massive amounts of technical help and support, as the Crimean Peninsula moves closer to joining Russia.

The Pentagon said they were sending 25,000 cases of meals-ready-to-eat to Ukraine at some point in the future, though this is likely only a fraction of the overall US “aid” to Ukraine’s newly installed government.

The US and other Western countries played a significant role in backing violent protesters against the pro-Russia government in Ukraine, leading to the recent regime change that brought Yatseniuk and others into power.

Since then, the Crimean Peninsula has moved to secede, and the US has insisted that such secession would be a “violation of international law.” They have also moved to start a sanction war against Russia for supporting Crimea’s secession.

Author: Jason Ditz

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