Today in Ukraine

KY_Fried

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Nov 13, 2003
2,483
Foster, KY, USA.
You're kidding yourself if you don't think the US has deep and shady ties in Ukraine.
I've been looking into this topic a lot lately and haven't been able to find any for sure "deep" or "shady" ties with Ukraine, but on the chance that is true all I can say is isn't it better us then them?
 

DH13

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Jan 13, 2012
8,843
Shelby county
U.S.-UKRAINE RELATIONS

The United States established diplomatic relations with Ukraine in 1991, following its independence from the Soviet Union. The United States attaches great importance to the success of Ukraine as a free and democratic state with a flourishing market economy. U.S. policy is centered on supporting Ukraine in the face of continued Russian aggression as it advances reforms to strengthen democratic institutions, fight corruption, and promote conditions for economic growth and competition. The United States does not, and will not ever, recognize Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea, and continues to work with our partners to seek a diplomatic solution to the Russia-instigated conflict in eastern Ukraine. The U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership highlights the importance of the bilateral relationship and the continued commitment of the United States to support enhanced engagement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Ukraine.

U.S. Assistance to Ukraine

U.S. Government assistance to Ukraine aims to support the development of a secure, democratic, prosperous, and free Ukraine, fully integrated into the Euro-Atlantic community.

Bilateral Economic Relations

The United States has granted Ukraine market economy status and terminated the application of the Jackson-Vanik amendment to Ukraine, giving Ukraine permanent normal trade relations status. The United States and Ukraine have a bilateral investment treaty. U.S. exports to Ukraine include coal, machinery, vehicles, agricultural products, fish and seafood, and aircraft. U.S. imports from Ukraine include iron and steel, inorganic chemicals, oil, iron and steel products, aircraft, and agricultural products. The U.S.-Ukraine Council on Trade and Investment was established under the countries’ agreement on trade and investment cooperation and works to increase commercial and investment opportunities by identifying and removing impediments to bilateral trade and investment flows.

Ukraine’s Membership in International Organizations

Ukraine and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, and Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council. Ukraine also is an observer to the Organization of American States.
 

carnivore

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Nov 17, 2007
10,792
Ky
Zelensky is Jewish and grew up in the southeastern part of Ukraine. His grandfather fought for the Soviet Union during World War II, while some other family members died during the Holocaust.

Upon graduating with a law degree, Zelensky entered the world of entertainment, beginning his career as an actor and comedian.

Zelensky rose to prominence as a star on the popular Ukrainian television program “Servant of the People,” where he portrayed a beloved high school teacher who showed disdain for corrupt politicians and ended up becoming president of the country.


Zelensky also competed on Ukraine’s version of “Dancing with the Stars" in 2006, and clips of his routines have gone viral on social media.

Campaigned on peace with Russia

Zelensky was elected president in 2019 after running on a campaign promising to negotiate peace with Russia and reduce the power of corrupt oligarchs who control much of Ukraine's economy.

Although he successfully negotiated a prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists early in his presidency, diplomacy with Moscow stalled due to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s demands that Ukraine stay out of Western alliances.

As tensions have escalated between Kyiv and Ukraine, Putin had accused Zelensky's government of being a pawn of the West.

Russia seized the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, leading to the creation of two pro-Russian separatist regions and beginning an eight-year conflict that left 15,000 people dead.
Its almost like he was selected and groomed his whole life to become… wait.
 

DH13

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Jan 13, 2012
8,843
Shelby county
Its almost like he was selected and groomed his whole life to become… wait.
MAYBE. But who groomed him? Barney threw out Obama. Ill throw out maybe Trump since Trump was in office when he got elected. So who groomed him? Sounds like he wanted freedom to choose for the country which MAYBE people wanted and peace with Putin to.
 

barney

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Oct 11, 2005
17,601
NOPE NOT KIDDING MYSELF OR NOBODY AT ALL. Why shouldnt the U.S. have ties with Ukraine? Should have ties with any country we can. U.S. and other countries all have ties with Ukraine. Thats what pissed Putin off. He dont want ties. U.S. or any other country aint going to put rockets there. By the treaty of 1991. But dont let Putins LIES confuse you. He wants the OLD SOVIET UNION BACK. He wants to be KING of the world. He dont like being little man.
So you will choose a DICTATOR over a country wanting to be free to CHOOSE? FRIENDS?? MAN!!!!
LISTEN, buddy, you're free to believe WHATEVER you want.;)
 

barney

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Oct 11, 2005
17,601
MAYBE. But who groomed him? Barney threw out Obama. Ill throw out maybe Trump since Trump was in office when he got elected. So who groomed him? Sounds like he wanted freedom to choose for the country which MAYBE people wanted and peace with Putin to.
Presidents have been one and the same since the 60's, except for Trump sneaking in. Don't matter which administration before then.
 

DH13

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Jan 13, 2012
8,843
Shelby county
Presidents have been one and the same since the 60's, except for Trump sneaking in. Don't matter which administration before then.
You threw out Obama trying to make a point. Point wasnt made.
YES ALL PRESIDENTS are corrupt. No matter what party.
 

barney

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Oct 11, 2005
17,601
Dont look at tiktok and dont have facebook either. People can put anything on there to change what ever they want it to believe.
You dont trust news but trust tiktok FUNNY.
 

EdLongshanks

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Nov 16, 2013
19,078
Northern Kentucky
Zelensky is Jewish and grew up in the southeastern part of Ukraine. His grandfather fought for the Soviet Union during World War II, while some other family members died during the Holocaust.

Upon graduating with a law degree, Zelensky entered the world of entertainment, beginning his career as an actor and comedian.

Zelensky rose to prominence as a star on the popular Ukrainian television program “Servant of the People,” where he portrayed a beloved high school teacher who showed disdain for corrupt politicians and ended up becoming president of the country.


Zelensky also competed on Ukraine’s version of “Dancing with the Stars" in 2006, and clips of his routines have gone viral on social media.

Campaigned on peace with Russia

Zelensky was elected president in 2019 after running on a campaign promising to negotiate peace with Russia and reduce the power of corrupt oligarchs who control much of Ukraine's economy.

Although he successfully negotiated a prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists early in his presidency, diplomacy with Moscow stalled due to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s demands that Ukraine stay out of Western alliances.

As tensions have escalated between Kyiv and Ukraine, Putin had accused Zelensky's government of being a pawn of the West.

Russia seized the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, leading to the creation of two pro-Russian separatist regions and beginning an eight-year conflict that left 15,000 people dead.
He also imprisoned his political opposition. So there’s that.
 


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