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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:53 PM

 

Ukraine: "The package is very unpopular, complex, hard reforms that have long needed to be done"

Here comes austerity, privatization of public assets, and Monsanto:

LONDON — After three weeks of urgent negotiations with the interim government of Ukraine and in an atmosphere of great power competition, the International Monetary Fund announced on Thursday an agreement to provide up to $18 billion in loans over two years to prevent the country’s default.

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Posting later on Twitter, Mr. Yatsenyuk wrote: “The government will not allow the bankruptcy of Ukraine. The package is very unpopular, complex, hard reforms that have long needed to be done, submitted to Parliament.”Senior Western officials said on Wednesday that the loans from the United States and from the I.M.F. would be structured to get the government through its first few months without undue political upheaval, putting off some of the more difficult changes until after the May election.

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Reply Ukraine: "The package is very unpopular, complex, hard reforms that have long needed to be done" (Original post)
grahamhgreen Mar 2014 OP
Tierra_y_Libertad Mar 2014 #1
The Magistrate Mar 2014 #2
grahamhgreen Mar 2014 #5
tech3149 Mar 2014 #3
HereSince1628 Mar 2014 #4

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:55 PM

1. As I heard my first day at boot camp: "You'll be Sorrrrrrrry".

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:56 PM

2. People Are Still Out In The Streets, Sir

The fellow seems to forget that.

This is a time to do things that are popular....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 11:44 PM

5. My guess is there will be a party with that cash til after the election.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:06 PM

3. Just another deal with the devil

Sooner or later people will learn that the IMF is nothing more than a payday lender for nations.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:16 PM

4. Bad, indebted, Ukraine looks to be worth pilfering by both sides.

The IMF is about as much a friend to nations as Wells Fargo is to mortgagees.

As far as Russia is concerned it's millions of consumers to be corralled into a Eurasian market zone run on rubles.

Ukraine is just grist for the mill of greed.

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