Biden’s time in Ukraine

Biden’s time in Ukraine

By John Catalinotto posted on October 1, 2019

Workers World

“At the time Biden worked in tandem with Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state when the U.S. boosted the anti-Russian grouping in the Ukraine leading up to the “Maidan revolution” there. Victoria Nuland, the State Department’s agent in Ukraine, boasted that the U.S. poured $5 billion into subverting Ukrainian politics in that period.

Biden’s role was to rally support for the regime in Kiev against Russia and the regions in eastern Ukraine that rebelled against the U.S.-backed, right-wing regime. It was in his hands to withhold aid if the competing forces in the new Ukrainian regime strayed from serving U.S. corporate and strategic interests.

The 2016 Foreign Affairs article noted Biden’s “long track record of promoting a robust American role in Eastern Europe — from supporting NATO’s enlargement to pushing for U.S. military intervention in the Balkans in the 1990s.”’

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