April 22, 2014
current regime in Ukraine, infested with neo-Nazis, is a result of US
work in the post-Soviet space that cost over $5 billion, according to
John Walsh, a political activist and contributor to antiwar.com.
“As Victoria Nuland admitted, the US spent $5 billion over the years
to effect a decisive pro-US regime change in Ukraine,” Walsh told RIA
Novosti. “And the new regime is quite a piece of work, infested as it is
Washington’s top diplomat in Europe, Victoria Nuland, acknowledged in
an interview with CNN Tuesday that Washington had allocated $5 billion
to support democracy in Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union in
“That money has been spent on supporting the aspirations of the
Ukrainian people to have a strong, democratic government that represents
their interests,” the US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and
Eurasian Affairs said in an interview.
Walsh condemned the activities as instruments of empire building.
“It is the duty of everyone in every nation to oppose these latest
machinations of the US Empire, because they constitute a genuine threat
to world peace, a harbinger of world war,” he told RIA Novosti.
He also noted that before the US investment in Ukraine that Nuland
disclosed, “there was a balance between pro-Western and pro-Russian
sentiment in Ukraine.”
“I would say it is a sign of desperation,” he said, explaining why
the US sought to destroy the balance. “The US Empire knows that time is
not on its side. The rise of China and the recovery of Russia are
proceeding apace,” Walsh said.