How Western Aid to Ukraine Will End Up in Moscow

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 reports:  With both the United States and the European Union committing tens of billions of dollars in aid to the Ukraine, it appears that much of that money will actually end up in Russia, according to analysts.

The reason? A large chunk of those aid dollars will go to paying for fuel, which Ukraine buys from Moscow. And with Ukraine rich with aid dollars, analysts expect Moscow to jack up the price of energy substantially. Ukraine is heavily dependent on Russian energy, meaning the more western aid that flows to Kiev, the higher Moscow can inflate the price it charges, knowing that western dollars will subsidize paying the higher costs.

“The possibility of this is quite high,” Mikhail Korchemkin, director of U.S.-based firm East European Gas Analysis, told the Moscow Times.

Moscow has already boosted some energy prices dramatically. Gazprom has announced that as of April Ukraine will pay an additional $370 per 1,000 cubic meters of natural gas….Read the rest >>>

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4 Comments on “How Western Aid to Ukraine Will End Up in Moscow”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet Peter Schweizer reports: With both the United States and the European Union committing tens of […]

  2. Gunny G says:

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  3. peteybee says:

    This mechanism may offer an honorable way out for both sides… the US can always buy the cooperation of both Russia and the Ukraine in this manner. Would be a neat solution, and help divert US funds from aggressive military and political-action spending into something more useful, like energy production (albeit in Russia rather than the US)


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