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US to violate own laws by financially aiding Ukraine’s coup-installed govt – Moscow

Published time: March 11, 2014 20:34
Edited time: March 12, 2014 04:59
US Secretary of State John Kerry (C), Oleksandr Turchynov, Parliament Speaker and Ukraine's interim President (L) and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk shake hands during their talks in Kiev on March 4, 2014. (AFP Photo/Yury Kirnichny)

US Secretary of State John Kerry (C), Oleksandr Turchynov, Parliament Speaker and Ukraine's interim President (L) and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk shake hands during their talks in Kiev on March 4, 2014. (AFP Photo/Yury Kirnichny)

Washington’s decision to provide financial aid to the coup-appointed government of Ukraine goes against the US laws, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, urging American politicians to think about the consequences of supporting the radicals in Kiev.

Ukraine’s ousted president, Viktor Yanukovich, said on Tuesday that the US plans to loan $1 billion to the country’s new authorities are illegal.

“Indeed, in accordance with the amendments introduced to the 1961 law (Foreign Assistance Act) a few years ago the provision of foreign assistance is prohibited to ‘the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree.’ The relevant provision is contained in 22 US Code § 8422,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“Thus, by all criteria the provision of funds to the illegitimate [Kiev] regime, which seized power by force, is unlawful and goes beyond the boundaries of the US legal system,” the statement added.

However, the ministry said it realizes that the American side “would hardly recognize this obvious fact” due to the stance it has already taken in the Ukrainian crisis.

“The US administration will most probably continue to close its eyes on the dominance of the ultranationalist forces in Kiev, which have launched a hunt for dissidents across the country, increasing pressure on the Russian-speaking population and our compatriots, threatening the people in the Crimea with punishment for their desire for self-determination,” the ministry stressed.

Moscow has also urged the decision makers in the US to think hard about the possible consequences of “reckless indulgence of radical Nazi-oriented elements in Ukraine.”

The US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Washington is preparing a $1 billion loan for the coup-imposed government of Ukraine during his visit to Kiev last week.

Yanukovich, who wants to challenge the lawfulness of the American aid to Kiev in US courts and Congress, “has some very legitimate points to be raised,” senior editor of Executive Intelligence Review, Jeffrey Steinberg, told RT.

Prohibition of American financial support to governments, which came to power via a coup, “isn’t some esoteric issue” as it has been applied just recently, he stressed.

US Code § 8422 saw the US Congress freezing financial aid to Egypt, following the 2013 military coup, which resulted in the ousting of president, Mohamed Morsi.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi (Reuters / Jacquelyn Martin)

However, this January the senators authorized President Obama to send about $1 billion in aid to the Northern African state.

“There was a ferocious debate in the Obama administration and in the congress over whether it was to be technically labeled a coup,” Steinberg stressed. “And ironically under that debate Senator John McCain was one of the leading voices arguing for a total cut off of all the military aid to Egypt. So now he’s on the exactly opposite side of the same debate.”

According to the Executive Intelligence Review senior editor, Washington is using the law as a “political football.”

“It’s applied in instances where it suits the policies of the administration and certain hardline allies in congress. And it’s freely ignored when it’s inconvenient truce,” he said.

And, in the case of Ukraine, “nobody can dispute” that Yanukovich’s democratically elected government was “overthrown by military force, involving the most severe right wing neo-Nazi and Neo fascist elements,” Steinberg concluded.

Comments (680)

 

Celtic Celtic 27.04.2014 17:48

Yatsenuk is a Moldovian, not a Ukrainian.

Ukraine so-called president Turchynov aided and abetted human trafficker Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich:

Trafficking and prostitution of Ukrainian girls and women into violent sex-slavery/torture.

Currently A Top Ten Fugitive

FB I puts crime boss Mogilevich on Ten Most Wanted list. RIANOVOSTI. October 23, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2014.

Marxi st Oligarch "president" ; of Ukraine, Turchynov said he ordered the destruction of a case file on Semyon Mogilevich.

kyivpost -- ukraine/new-and-conf licting-details-emer ge-over-mogilevich-9 2521

Kerry with two Mobsters.

 

Ernest Stefan Matyus 14.03.2014 13:39

"The government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."
Ca n't be applied to Ukraine because the coup was not orchestrated by the military.

` `Moscow has also urged the decision makers in the US to think hard about the possible consequences of “reckless indulgence of radical Nazi-oriented elements in Ukraine.”``
Th e US had no problem with the Nazi elements in Europe during WW2, as long as it suited them. That nation thrives on chaos, and creates it whenever they have the opportunity. It would be difficult to convince them to do otherwise in this situation.

 

joevhens 13.03.2014 13:22

The United States is a Coup installed govt. 99% are pedophiles in Washington and if they don't sign what they are told to sign without even reading it, the dirt gets released. Barney Frank got caught red handed running a male child prostitution ring in his basement and didn't get in any trouble whatsoever for it, didn't even lose his job. He told the press to shut-up or he would say whats really going on, and it was never mentioned again. It's so good to see sanity in this world again coming out of Russia.

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