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Revolt in East Ukraine Financed by Funds Ex-President Stole

posted by Ida B. Wells IV @ 9:00 AM
April 29, 2014

Wealth-taken-from-Ukraine        This is amazing, unheard of, astounding.  This blogger may have to do like Feermeno and ask Jael for some time off.  What’s the problem, readers may ask?
Here it is:  Apparently, Viktor Yanukovych, ex-President of Ukraine, walked off with $32 billion [that’s billion, not million, in dollars]––he and his friends just took it to Russia––and now they use it to finance this revolt in eastern Ukraine.

Is this normal in today’s world?  Are certain nations just like the plantations my great great grandmother described, where people ‘owning’ people use them like pawns as they wish? Just how are some countries being run today?

How can an elected official and his cronies just take whatever they want and vanish? (Elected? Ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko insists the election was stolen). Aren’t there safe-guards in banks and financial systems to prevent such behavior? Years of training in economics and politics were no preparation for this!

Ivan Verstyuk of Kyiv Post writes today:  “Disgraced former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage, whose criminal regime was toppled on Feb. 22 after the three-month EuroMaidan revolution, took $32 billion in cash to Russia. . . . [and] is using this money to finance the pro-Russian separatist movement in the eastern regions of Ukraine.”

Because of these missing funds, Ukraine must borrow funds from Western countries to meet its 2014 budget of $ stealing-from-Ukraine-people31.5 this year.  Interim Ukraine officials accuse Russia of harboring criminals, such as Yanukovych and ex-Interior Minister Vitaliy) Zakharchenko.  But Russian prosecutors respond they will not extradite them because they are “legitimate Ukrainian government officials.”

There must be some truth to Verstyuk’s report because just a few weeks ago, “the U.S. State Department announced that the U.S. had sent a group of FBI agents and financial and legal officials to Kyiv to facilitate the return of Ukrainian assets from abroad.”  A team from Great Britain also works on the project.
Ukraine’s Acting Prosecutor General Oleg Makhnitsky claims to have identified some $3 billion of stolen assets. He adds: “the former regime acted as an organized crime gang that left the country’s treasury bare.”

Austria, Lichtenstein and Switzerland––some of the same countries hiding multiple billions of former Nazis’ wealth––admit they have some of Ukraine’s assets and will help to recover them.  As of Jan. 1, 2013, Swiss banks records show they had $2 billion of capital that came from Ukraine on their accounts.

Last month, the Russian press reported that Yanukovych paid $ 52 million for “a luxurious residence in Rublyovka, a posh suburb of Moscow,” as a consolation for losing his palatial residence near Kyiv valued at one billion dollars.  And by the way, those Ukrainian central bank officials, who tried to sneak cash and gold out of the ex-President’s campaign headquarters, were caught!

So some of those the world call nations today (i.e. North Korea) are nothing but fiefdoms, or as my grandma’ would say, plantations, where rulers can use income produced by workers any way the masters want to.

But then, as used Christian Bibles instruct, there are some sins this world may not catch, that only God will judge:  “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6: 7).”

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