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Victoria Nuland: Ringleader of Fukraine’s “European future”

Nuland at US-Ukraine foundation

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  1. rosemerry
    February 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Poor Fukraine!

  2. Kathleen
    February 14, 2014 at 9:21 am


    Later that same day I spent more than two hours with President Yanukovich. It was a tough conversation but also a realistic one. I made absolutely clear to him on behalf of the United States that what happened December 10 and more generally what has been happening in security terms is absolutely impermissible in a European state, in a democratic state. But I also made clear that the United States believes that there is a way out for Ukraine, that it is still possible to save Ukraine’s European future and that that is where we wanted to see the president lead his country.

    That was going to require immediate steps to deescalate the security situation and immediate political steps to end the crisis and get Ukraine back into a conversation with Europe and with the International Monetary Fund. As you all know and as I am sure you have just heard from Anders and other colleagues, Ukraine’s economy is in a dire state having been in a recession for more than a year and with less than three months worth of foreign currency reserves in place. The reforms that the IMF insists on are necessary for the long term economic health of the country. A new deal with the IMF would also send a positive signal to private markets and would increase foreign direct investment that is so urgently needed in Ukraine. Signing the association agreement with the EU would also put Ukraine on a path to strengthening the sort of stable and predictable business environment that investors require. There is no other path that would bring Ukraine back to long term political stability and economic growth.

    Since Ukraine’s independence in 1991 the United States has supported Ukrainians as they build democratic skills and institutions, as they promote civic participation and good governance, all of which are preconditions for Ukraine to achieve its European aspirations. We have invested over 5 billion dollars to assist Ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic Ukraine.

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