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  •  Uh... no. (1+ / 0-)
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    What Nylund said is that the US has put $5 billion into the last twenty years, and remember how much of that was post-Soviet reconstruction:

    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’ve invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic Ukraine.
    During the 1990s, Ukraine received the most US aid of any other country, after Israel and Egypt.   You can see the budget breakdown for 2014 (around $94 million, which is about $10 million less than last year) in specific detail here (pdf)

    Also, there was nothing "let out of the bag" here: this was an official speech, and it's posted on the IIP website.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 06:08:33 PM PST

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