George Soros to Meet Ukrainian Officials in Kiev: Reports

The bank-roller of the violent Ukrainian civil unrest which overturned the country pays a visit. For additional info on George Soros, please see HERE and HERE, or the George Soros category.

 

George Soros, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist, arrived to Kiev to meet with Ukrainian officials. Details of his visit are not yet known.

Soros is staying in one of the five star hotels of Kiev. Details of his visit are not yet known, although the Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee Hanna Hopko previously mentioned his upcoming meeting with Ukrainian officials.

The billionaire has visited Kiev in the past. Last fall, he met with Ukrainian government officials and businessmen. Continue reading

Struggle for the Ukraine

BERLIN/KIEV/MOSCOW (Own report) – The struggle between Berlin and Brussels, on the one side, and Moscow, on the other, for the predominating influence in the Ukraine is growing sharper. Since the end of 2012, the German RWE company has been systematically expanding its natural gas deliveries to this East European country. Its objective is to break Kiev’s dependence on Russian natural gas, by reversing the flow in the pipelines already in place, to deliver large quantities of the gas from the West. However, these efforts – also being supported by the German EU Energy Commissioner, Günter Oettinger – are not advancing rapidly enough. According to reports, pro-western circles in the Ukraine are complaining that Slovakia – without whose pipelines, a breakthrough would hardly be possible – is opposing the project. Brussels, therefore, should exert pressure on that country, because time is running out. The Ukrainian government signed a memorandum last week, which is considered an important step toward its integration in the Russian-dominated EurAsian Economic Community, about to be established. In Berlin, Ukrainian participation in this community is perceived as incompatible with Kiev’s integration into EU structures. This conflict, which in principle, has been going on for twenty years, is being fueled by this new accentuation. Continue reading