Can this financial aid stabilize the financial situation in Ukraine?
Of course not. It is purely symbolic, it is pretty much money down the drain. I think everyone knows it. Ukraine has enormous financial problems, as you know. President Putin offered Yanukovich 15 billion dollars and a 5 billion dollar gas discount, which would have helped meet their immediate upcoming debts. But this is purely symbolic.
Is adoption of the bill a next step in freeze of the relations between Russia and US?
I am afraid that if you are listening to what is coming out of Brussels today at NATO headquarters, it doesn’t sound very good at all. They are jacking up the militarization of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania. Now they are talking about getting involved in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Moldova. It doesn’t look good at all. As for these sanctions, in fact, for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine, those should be imposed on Nulland and Payette, the assistant secretary of state and the US Embassador to Ukraine because if anyone has done anything more damaging to the territorial integrity of Ukraine, it was Nuland and Payette by sponsoring this neo-Nazi coup in Kiev that everyone has to deal with now.
francis a. boyle
the voice of russia