Soros: EU Should Give $50 Billion To Ukraine To “Confront Russian Threat”

From Stop NATO

KYIV: American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros believes that the EU ignores the financial condition of Ukraine. He urged Brussels to allocate additional funding to Kyiv.

He said this in an interview with BBC.

According to him, Europe is too preoccupied with financial problems in Greece.

Soros believes that it would be better to encourage the Ukrainians, who tend to Europe and confront the threat from Russia.

“This is a country with more than 40 million people who want to be Europeans, and who really want to stand up and fight, sacrificing their lives, but Europe is ignoring them. This is a terrible, terrible mistake on the part of Europe. And therefore, Europe needs to wake up before it’s too late,” Soros said.

Previously, he said that Ukraine needs financial assistance worth $50 billion.

Two weeks ago, the IMF decided to provide Ukraine with $17.5 billion in the framework of a four-year financial aid program. As IMF Chairman Christine Lagarde said, Ukraine may receive up to $40 billion, taking into account funds from other lenders.


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Bryan Hemming
Bryan Hemming
Mar 30, 2015 6:27 AM

The IMF have not even paid half of the first $17 billion Lagarde promised th Ukraine just over a year ago. Payments stopped last September when just over $8 billion had been paid. As for Soros, he should put his money where his mouth is, and take his nose out of European affairs.

Mar 30, 2015 2:06 AM

To its credit, after having initially deleted them, and after I’d explained in public that my comments on this man should not be censored because I do celebrate the Passover and therefore have a certain right to comment on him, The Guardian actually let these remarks of mine appear on CiF about a year ago. Soros is a man of a deeply twisted psyche, a fact which should be acknowledged and taken into account whenever it comes to any of his pronouncements on matters of public concern. I say this because, first, he’s never ever so much as expressed sorrow or anger that in order to survive as a teenager during WWII he collaborated with the Nazis and helped them confiscate the property of his fellow Jews (who, unlike him, were sent to perish in the death camps); then, as a full-grown adult, decades after the end of WWII, he… Read more »

Eternal optimist
Eternal optimist
Mar 29, 2015 10:27 PM

Why does anyone listen to this man?.
He should invest his own money if he has such confidence in ukraine