Since 1991 US has invested $5 billion to promote democracy in Ukraine, but they did not finance Maidan – Nuland

10:14, 22 April 2014
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Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said in an interview with CNN that the USA has invested $5 billion to promote democracy in Ukraine.

Since 1991 US has invested $5 billion to promote democracy in Ukraine, but they did not finance Maidan – Nuland

Answering question of journalist whether it is true that the US has invested $5 billion to promote democracy in Ukraine, Nuland answered: “The USA has invested some $5 billion in Ukraine since 1991, when it became an independent state again, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. That money has been spent on supporting the aspirations of the Ukrainian people to have a strong, democratic government that represents their interests”.

At the same time Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland stressed: “But we certainly didn’t spend any money supporting the Maidan. That was a spontaneous movement, which is a far cry from what we are concerned Russia is up to now in eastern Ukraine”.

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