WASHINGTON, DC – The United States government and the World Bank have announced yet another hefty gift to Ukraine, this time to the tune of $1.7 billion.
Ukraine’s Minister of Health, Viktor Liashko, said that paying the salaries of the health care workers is “becoming more difficult each month due to the overwhelming burden of war.”
In a statement, Liashko said, “USD 1.7 billion is not just yet another financial support; it is an investment that makes us a step closer to victory.” It’s unclear what the US is getting out of the seemingly endless “investment,” which has already exceeded $7 billion since February.
In late June, CNN reported that the Biden administration “privately” said Ukraine may not be able to get back all the land that Russia has reclaimed. “Advisors to President Joe Biden,” they reported, “have begun debating internally how and whether Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should shift his definition of a Ukrainian ‘victory’ — adjusting for the possibility that his country has shrunk irreversibly.”
Nevertheless, the administration continues to encourage billions of dollars to be sent over to them. If the White House knows that “victory” as Zelensky sees it, is unrealistic, why does the US continue to send money and military weapons/equipment without revisiting what goal post will be set to mark the end of the financial assistance?
While Joe Biden just a week ago sent a 15th military weapons and supplies shipment, this time worth $400 million, the purpose of this latest money dump is “humanitarian purposes,” allegedly meant to pay the hospital workers as well as “essential services.”
Political pundit known as BioClandestine commented on the current situation in Ukraine, saying, “Zelensky is asking for more weapons, more training, more money, and looking to launch a counter-attack, but the writing is on the wall, and the US advisors aren’t buying it. Ukraine lost before it began. They never stood a chance. Anyone who actually believed they did, was a victim of propaganda. Is this the turning point where the left-wing media can no longer get away with denying the undeniable? Russia is winning.”
In a statement, the U.S. Agency for International Development said the most recent batch of an exorbitant amount of money is “meant to alleviate the acute budget deficit caused by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s brutal war of aggression.”
Further, according to USAID Administrator Samantha Power, Putin’s “assault on Ukraine’s public services continues, [and] the United States is rushing in with financial support to help the government keep the lights on, provide essential services to innocent citizens and pay the health care workers who are providing lifesaving support on the frontlines.”
Aside from the billions of dollars the United States has handed over to Ukraine, the European Union has also stepped up financial aid. Tuesday, it was decided that the EU would send an additional one billion euros in so-called “loans” to Ukraine. That brings the 27-nation union total up to 2.2 billion euros since February.
This is part of the decision made by the EU in mid-May to give a total of 9 billion euros to the country.
According to US News, “Ukraine said last week that its post-war reconstruction would cost $750 billion. Meanwhile, the government in Kyiv is estimated to need around 5 billion euros a month to keep the economy afloat.”
BioClandestine also said in a later post, “According to Russia, [the depressed economy is] because JOE AND HUNTER BIDEN set up a massive black-site biological network in Ukraine. Nobody wants to admit that the reason Russia is in Ukraine is largely due to Joe Biden and the ruling families of the DNC allegedly creating biological weapons in Ukraine. So even if gas prices are rising due to Russia, the whole reason we are in this mess in the first place is because of Joe Biden and the Dems doing shady shit in Ukraine. No matter how you slice it, this is still Joe Biden’s fault.”