US NGOs in Ukraine – Washington’s Foreign Policy Tools or Biden Visits Kiev (I) By Nikolai Bobkin

23 April 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Vice-President John Biden came to Kiev to see with his own eyes how the events unfold in the country. The second part of the article will be devoted to the results of the visit. Here it’s important to state the fact that Ukraine serves as an irritant for Moscow which may turn into its enemy and that’s the only thing Washington needs Ukraine for. The situation in the country has deteriorated to the point of bringing it to the brink of civil war, but Washington does not care. The main thing is to keep the puppet regime in power. Biden is an author of «color revolutions» policy and the person responsible for staging unrest in other countries, for him Ukraine is just another testing ground no different from North Africa…

Americans are not fantasy prone people, they always have a pattern to follow and they gauge all other nations with their own «democratic criterion» ignoring racial and religious specific features. The same thing is repeated in Kiev. The White House says that Biden will meet leaders of civil society to discuss their role in strengthening democratic institutions.

It’s not an occasion that NGOs are in the focus of his attention, billions of dollars are spent to keep them afloat and they are expected to produce the pre-programmed results. The Ukraine’s government has been using every occasion to stress its independence while it is quite docile and submissive towards all kinds of NGOs and foreign special agencies operatives acting on the Ukraine’s territory. No matter US NGOs always emphasize how open, democratic and transparent they are, in reality they act as close clubs with the criteria for personnel enlistment normally practiced by the CIA when it chooses the agents for the mission of strengthening American influence. As a rule, the leading positions are held by specially selected persons ready to represent the US interests in other countries, Ukraine in the given case, for financial remuneration. They try to involve Ukrainian experts and elite into their activities while discussions and seminars are used to collect information on the country, its politics, military potential, economy, as well as religious and social life. Then the data is sent to corresponding centers of information processing and analysis in the USA.

The Unites States accounts for the major part of foreign NGOs in Ukraine, including such well-known ones as: NDI (the National Democratic Institute), IRI (the International Republican Institute), and NED (the National Endowment for Democracy). The US embassy in Ukraine is actively involved in the process of external funding or grants distribution. The international «Vozrozhdenie» is held in special esteem responsible for 500-600 US-sponsored projects. The organization is a brainchild of financial magnate George Soros. The outstanding merits taken into account, «Vozrozhdenie» is made responsible for funds allocated to media, health care, sociology and other needs.

Poland has remembered recently that some Ukraine’s territories belonged to it in the past, so it launched active propaganda activities in border areas. It does not carry out these activities independently; the United States uses the Polish NGOs as tools of US foreign policy. The Poland’s role is limited by facilitating the expansion of US NGOs presence in Ukraine. The mission is the same – to collect information and sent it to the US, as well as the creation of information space to meet the United States interests in the region.

Subject to Russophobia, Poland and the United States are ready to instigate and provoke hostility of Ukrainians towards Russia. Polish NGOs have spread around a network of branches formally operating to create civil society. The Pravy Sector nationalist radicals have their hand in their activities. Poland is constantly working to penetrate state and public structures of Ukraine.

Take the Foundation Aid to Poles in the East (Fundacja Pomoc Polakom na Wschodzie) founded in 1992 with the help of Polish Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Senate and the Ministry of Culture. The formally declared goals envision providing aid to Kresy (“Eastern Borderlands) diaspora, the development of Polish language and culture, national spirit and self-consciousness, creating favorable conditions for political projects, cooperating with Polish organizations abroad to make them interconnected with Polish groups. But it’s enough to have a look at those who head the Foundation to understand it has close connection with the state: its special services and propaganda apparatus. Now Warsaw has a free hand to expand its influence in Ukraine while the Ukrainian government has forgotten that it rules an independent country allowing the United States and Poland to do what they want on Ukrainian soil.

Ukraine has become a safe haven for NGOs that propagate extremism, separatism, and nationalism and are involved in manipulation of people’s consciousness going as far as outright meddling into internal affairs. According to different estimates, there are over 500 international NGOs which use Internet as the main instrument of operation. Quite often they assume the role of judges on state politics and public views. They act according to what the United States tells them to do becoming a force to bolster radicals. There are special interagency groups in US intelligence community which coordinate the NGO’s activities in Ukraine. For instance, the National Intelligence Council (NIC) has the National Intelligence for Russia and Eurasia within its structure. The unit is under the Director of National Intelligence and is responsible for National Intelligence Estimate, the report prepared on the basis of open sources information and regularly submitted to the President of the United States. Along with other services operatives it takes part in guiding the activities of Western and pro-Western NGOs in Eastern Europe and the former USSR creating a multi-echelon network of influence.

Ukrainians are to go through hard times being imposed the foreign pattern of democracy as Washington grossly meddles into the internal affairs of the state situated thousands of miles away from CONUS. The White House has assumed the role of the Kiev regime’s tutor, thus making itself responsible for the crimes committed by the Ukrainian interim rulers against their own people. It tries to distract the attention away from the Ukrainian regime’s failure by inciting hatred against Russians. The history of the two brotherly nations is distorted, the Russian speakers are oppressed while the Russian language is being squeezed out, Russians are declared to be a national minority and the Ukrainian patriots in the South-East hitting the streets in protest along with their families are called separatists. The putschists came to power as a result of coup and have their hands soaked in blood of their compatriots. But everyone who refuses to kneel before them are declared to be outlaws. There are millions of them – the people presumed to breach the law, they account for a large part of the country’s population. Many thousands of Ukrainian young people are at a loss in the contemporary world having lost moral orientation. Spiritual revival and break-up with the ideology imposed from outside is what the Ukraine of today needs most of all. US-funded NGOs have no role to play. Vice-President Biden calls these organizations the «civil society leaders» while discussing their role aimed at strengthening the regime which is fighting its own people.

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