President’s Aide Says Far Right Refuses to Obey the President

Eric Zuesse

Yury Biryukov, an aide to Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, said on January 6th that during the year 2014, up to $450 million was stolen from Ukraine’s military. This amount happens to be precisely the same maximum amount of money that the U.S. Government, in legislation that was supported by more than 98% of U.S. Senators and Representatives and that was signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama on December 18th, will donate to Ukraine’s military for this year, 2015. Biryukov, who spoke on Ukraine’s Channel 5 TV (which had formerly been owned by Poroshenko), said that the amount stolen in 2014 constituted “about 20 to 25 percent” of Ukraine’s military budget for 2014, which was a total of $1.8 billion. During 2015, that budget is scheduled to be $3.2 billion (in constant dollars), or a 78% increase, in order for the Government to prosecute its war against the Donbass region, where the residents had voted 90% for President Viktor Yanukovych, whom the Obama Administration overthrew in February 2014 in a coup that was disguised as being the result of popular demonstrations for democracy but were actually anti-corruption demonstrations – and corruption now is even higher than it was under President Yanukovych. Indeed, Biryakov admitted that in the Ministry of Defense there is now “total corruption.”

However, this phrase might also be applied to the entire Government; for example, recently ‘gold’ bars in a Ukrainian Central Bank vault in Odessa were found to be actually lead bars covered with gold-colored paint. Prior to the discovery that these gold bars were fakes, the Ukrainian Central Bank had said on November 14th that it cannot account for why Ukraine’s gold reserves were only $123.6 million, when what was alleged to be there was supposedly instead $988.7 million. Now that some of those bars are known to be fakes, even the $123.6 million must have been an overestimate. At the time of the overthrow on February 22nd, there was $1.8 billion of gold in Ukraine’s Central Bank main vault, in Kiev. On March 7th at 2 a.m., $1.8 billion of gold was observed being loaded onto a plane at Borosipol Airport near Kiev and was allegedly being sent to the U.S. Federal Reserve basement at Wall Street (33 Liberty Street), but the Ukrainian Central Bank has never confirmed this, and the U.S. Federal Reserve also hasn’t. All that’s known is that Ukraine’s Central Bank now cannot demonstrate that it has any gold, though until the coup last February, it had $1.8 billion in gold.

Clearly, the “total corruption” goes beyond merely Ukraine’s military.

Biryukov also said that Ukraine’s Right Sector, which is a nazi organization that has contributed enormously to the Government’s war-effort and provided troops against the residents in the Donbass region, is refusing to obey President Poroshenko, and Biryukov charged that they insist upon their independence from his Government. Biryukov went on: “The armed forces mean first of all discipline, order and the subordination and command system. And when a patriotic union wants to be sort of a legal, but at the same time autonomous, unit, which subordinates to nobody, this is pure fiction.” However, he could not deny that this same “fiction” has been terrifically effective at slaughtering the people who live in Donbass, nor that its fighters had overthrown the former President, Yanukovych, in February, in a coup that Poroshenko acknowledged at the time to have been a coup.

So, President Poroshenko is heavily indebted to Right Sector, and dependent upon it, as the Right Sector’s chief has constantly stated in public.

However, Poroshenko wasn’t Obama’s choice to win the Presidency, and the Obama Administration had instead preferred Poroshenko’s rival Yulia Tymoshenko, who was much clearer in her expressions of hating Russians, and who was also preferred by the Right Sector and the other nazis in Ukraine. The Obama Administration on February 4th chose Arseniy Yatsenyuk to run the post-coup Government, and he was appointed immediately when Yanukovych was overthrown 18 days later, overthrown by gunmen mainly from the Right Sector. Yatsenyuk then appointed Right Sector and other nazis to all national-security posts and to head the Central Bank (which promptly disposed of that $1.8 billion in gold, to the U.S. or elsewhere). Yatsenyuk had been chosen by Obama largely because “Yats” was Yulia Tymoshenko’s protégé. One of the first things “Yats” did was to free Tymoshenko from prison (after a corruption-conviction), and she promptly entered the Presidential race. So: Obama sides with Right Sector, and Yatsenyuk, and Tymoshenko, against Poroshenko, who had been insufficiently anti-Russian until he became elected (in the rump remaining Ukraine after the most pro-Yanukovych regions bolted) as Ukraine’s President on May 25th, and Poroshenko continued the extermination-program in Donbass that Yatsenyuk had begun. But now, the United States, and Ukraine’s nazis or racist-fascists, want Poroshenko to intensify the war (America’s war) against the residents in Donbass, even though the money needed for that hasn’t been supplied, and isn’t likely to be.

The bottom line on all of this is that Poroshenko probably won’t last much longer at his post. However, if there is so much theft from Ukraine’s military, and Right Sector won’t obey Poroshenko – both of which were confirmed on January 6th by Poroshenko’s aide – and if the Central Bank has little if any gold left and the only remaining source of outside funds now is the United States, which has allocated only $450 million, when this year’s Ukrainian defense budget calls for $3.2 billion and all other Ukrainian Government expenses are being slashed, then the question is: What is Obama’s game-plan? Is he expecting to crush Putin and the Russian economy before the Ukrainian Government collapses?

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • harry lord

    The rogue U. S. National Security State prefers Kleptocracy in America and the Ukraine.

  • Hp B

    And not even an IOU with a 729 bar code stamped on it!

  • syncher

    That gives Russia an excuse to hit the rogue militants not belonging to the Ukraine’s military. They should seize the opportunity and bomb them to hell.

    • John Smith

      Exactly. Russia should have bombed those murdering freaks in Right Sector when they started shelling Donetsk. Freaking scum living in their world of fighting for “glorious Ukraine”. Try fighting a real army (the Russian army) instead of killing women and babies. Just look at the scum that makes up those freaking battalions in this BBC article: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28329329

      • Peter Pan

        Look, you can’t do that. First of all, 23 years after the fall of the Soviet Union did not pass without changes. New generation of idiots was brought up, they were indoctrinated with crazy ideas, now if you start a military action it is guaranteed that these people are going to resist, and if they lose, they will go into Al-quida mode of operation, and the West of course will supply weapons and advisory support. No go. Even though most of the hotheaded politicians in Russia think that it’s already to late for a military action and the situation is hopeless, I still think that as time goes by and more people in the West are more aware of what is going on, more begin to question actions of the West, it will come to a point of complete reversal at least policies at least in the Euroland. And this time is approaching. Here we go:
        http://rt.com/news/219831-hollande-russia-lift-sanctions/
        http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/01/06/2237
        http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/01/06/2245
        http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/01/05/2229

        • John Smith

          I agree with much of what you say, but some of these links you provide are absolute rubbish. “Antisemetism was Soviet policy” is total garbage. I am Jewish, my grandfather was openly Jewish, and a proud supporter of Stalin. All the Jewish partisans who killed those Bandera terrorists are all viewed as Soviet heroes.
          It’s not too late to attack. They just have to get intelligent USSR type leaders back in the Kremlin and remove these monarchist idiots who want to restore the Czar. The Czar was a failure; Stalin is our true Czar.

      • syncher

        Too bad Putin is a NWO agent playing along, allowing the atrocities.

        • John Smith

          Thank goodness for someone with some common sense… although I don’t think Putin is exactly a top agent or anything. Putin used to be opposed to the NWO, but he’s tasted the wealth that being an American shill like Yeltsin can bring… but he has to pretend to do something because his people think he’s a nationalist.
          Let’s hope for Zhirinovsky for president. The first ethnic Jew to rule Russia (Lenin was part Jewish), how cool would that be? Zhirinovsky has claimed that upon election he’ll take out Ukraine’s Nazis within days.

          • syncher

            Zhirinovsky is not a jew under the jewish law – he’s father was jewish, mother Ukrainian . But he might be their agent too because he’s been supporting microchipping people. Overall it’s unlikely he’ll ever be elected president – too outlandish.

          • John Smith

            I’m not sure what you mean about “agent”… true Jewish people have always stood with the USSR, like Kaganovich, Molotov. Only the Zionists are the bad ones, but most Jewish people are pro-Russia.

      • syncher

        That Swedish clown Skilt has been captured quite sometime ago.

        • John Smith

          Great. Now maybe they can capture the rest of those freaks wearing SS logos.
          Although, how do you combat that in a country where a Nazi officer (Roman Shukhevych) is honored on Ukraine’s stamps? Honestly, Galicia should just separate from Ukraine… let them live out their 4th Reich fantasy in their own terrority, and get off the territory of the victors of WW2.

          • syncher

            True , Galicia would do everybody ( themselves included) a favor by separating , which they’ve been considering lately as I’ve read somewhere. Unfortunately even as deranged as them understand that they can’t survive by themselves and would be a 3rd world country on their own while they’re dreaming of western standards of living , literally dreaming of admission into EU where nobody seems to care about letting another freeloader “state” in.

  • Pop_Korn

    The money is safely in Tel Aviv along with mega billions of USA tax payer dollars just waiting to be spent on political bribes, paid propaganda and weapons of death.

  • appaulled

    It seems to me that if Russia would get out of Ukraine and let Ukrainians settle there issues, the government would be able to deal with the private militias. As long as Ukraines resources are consumed by defending against the Russian invasion, organizations like right sector will continue to exist.

    • John Smith

      Right Sector exists in Ukraine because of the unbridled nationalism and racism that was unfortunately allowed to grow in Western Ukraine starting from Ukraine’s independence. How can you expect anything else from a country that uses a Nazi SS march as their national anthem?
      Take a look, the national anthem of Ukraine is Shche ne Vmerla Ukraina, which was the march song of the Ukrainian Waffen SS 14th brigade.
      Combine that with the fact that Ukraine has postage stamps of Roman Shukhevych, who was a Nazi officer and commander of the Nachtigall battalion.

      Ukraine is like Dr. Strangelove, they pretend to be “democratic” but they can’t stop their right arm from making that Nazi salute.

      • appaulled

        There are plenty of neonazis in Russia as well….one of them is the President.

        • John Smith

          If Putin is a Nazi, can you explain to me why he tabled a bill at the UN against antisemitism and the rise of Nazism and fascism? And while you’re at it, can you explain to me why Ukraine, Canada, and the USA refused to sign the bill, while the rest of the civilized world, including Israel, signed it?
          http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/11/26/canada-united-nations-nazism-resolution_n_6228152.html

          • appaulled

            His behavior is a better indicator of who he is than what he says. Much of his behavior is a lot like Hitler and Stalin.

          • John Smith

            Oh so you’re saying that someone who intervenes in another country sourcing the “good of the people” as his reason is Nazi, regardless of his support for Jewish people?
            That describes the USA perfectly.

          • appaulled

            Hitler made the same claim when he invaded Austria and Czechoslovacia

          • John Smith

            The USA used the same claim when attacking North Korea (where they lost miserably). The USA used the same claim when they attacked Iraq in the first Gulf War. I’m trying to make the point that most wars start on the same pretext not just Hitler’s war.
            Hitler also ate food. Does that mean everyone who eats food is like Hitler?

      • Hp B

        Not to mention the Maiden Mossad Jews.

    • Lost Place

      Hit the nail on the head, my friend. A popular revolution to unseat an unpopular, corrupt leader, and Russia steps in to “protect” ethnic Russians in east Ukraine. There wasn’t any threat to the people of east Ukraine. They are Ukrainian. Why would Ukraine have turned it’s back on any one part, let alone eastern Ukraine? Now, the people of the Donbass region are seeing who really cares about them. Their livelihoods have been destroyed based on a lie that never would have happened. At this moment, they could have been living wonderful lives, living day to day without worry. Instead, a bunch of Russian thugs are in control, and have taken everything they worked for in life. Russia can easily win a physical battle with Ukraine. But they will never win the hearts and minds of the Ukrainian people. The Soviet Union is dead, and for good reason. Let’s hope it stays that way.

      • Hp B

        Yeah, a popular revolution brought to Ukraine from the
        Yehuda Triangle. (New York – London – Tel Aviv)

    • Hp B

      What are you, six years old!?
      If Russia invaded Ukraine it would be over in one day.
      Do the Ukrainian people really want to die for the filthy Zionists!!?

      • appaulled

        Are you obtuse or completely naive? Russia has invaded and only a person In deep denial or Russian Trolls say different.

        • Hp B

          The only people invading Ukraine are Zionist Jews.

  • popsiq

    Slav’EUkrainie! Deth to everybuddy!

    Watch it my mouth: “Putins do it. Everythink!”

  • jay warrner

    if everyone uses their memory for a moment at the start of all this there was an article printed, that 3 c-130s flew into keiv , with no markings on the aircraft loaded several large crates onto it and off they went in less then 10 hour time frame. time to wake up and smell the coffee everyone, because if it can happen there it can happen anywhere they wish…….

    • Nikita

      Thats exactly what no news channel in the west have reported. Plunder and pillage, divide and conqure thats the law of the land.