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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
Why do I get the feeling that we're going to wake up one morning to find out that the world ended while we were sleeping?
(NaturalNews) Is it possible that the conflict in Ukraine is really just a front for a Monsanto land grab? Before Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forcibly removed from office, he had repeatedly rejected agreements and loan packages from international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF, which padded their deals with conditions that included loosening regulations for Ukraine's agricultural sector. When Ukraine's pro-Western government was placed in office following the 2014 Maidan Revolution, these previously tabled aid packages were suddenly back on the table. One such aid deal was a $3.5 billion package, financed by the World Bank, which imposed neoliberal conditions on Ukraine as a precondition for lending the nation money.
Specifically, the World Bank essentially required Ukraine to curtail its own sovereignty by "removing restrictions that hinder competition and by limiting the role of state 'control' in economic activities." You might be wondering, what does all of this has to do with the current tension between Ukraine and Russia? Put simply, former President Yanukovych did not bend to World Bank and IMF standards. Rather than cave in to EU conditions, he accepted a Russian aid package, proving that his loyalty to Russia was stronger than his allegiance to the EU and its vision of a corporate-friendly Ukraine. As a result, he was booted out of office, and a pro-EU government was swiftly put in place. The new government wasted no time bringing in foreign investment, which, according to the Oakland Institute, is "likely to result in further expansion of large-scale acquisitions of agricultural land by foreign companies and further corporatization of agriculture in the country."
Fighting in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian armed forces is escalating, officials have warned.
It said Ukrainian troops "continue to conduct offensive operations to seize positions held by self-defense forces, including in the suburbs of Donetsk
originally posted by: dfnj2015
Let's see, the end of the human race or let the Russians have the Ukraine. Hmmmmm, what to do????
originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: SeekingAlpha
between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian armed forces is escalating, officials have warned.
Did you not read the first sentence in your own source? Why does "pro Russian rebels" mean Putin attacks Ukraine?
originally posted by: Ohanka
Is the OP some form of propagandist?
The article he lists explicitly says the Kiev Regime Forces attacked the Rebels, and the OP puts a title saying "Russia attacked Ukraine"
How dishonest. Absolutely shameful display, OP.