Ukrainian government not allowed voice at globalist forum as pro-EU protests rage in Kiev
January 23, 2014
The World Economic Forum in Davos has decided to withdraw an invitation to the Ukrainian prime minister, Mykola Azarov, as USAID and Soros sponsored and organized demonstrations reach a boiling point in Kiev. The Davos global elite cite the death of pro-EU demonstrators as the reason for the disinvite, despite Azarov having previously arrived in the Swiss town. He is banned from attending the globalist event.
On Wednesday, Azarov told the BBC provocateurs were to blame for the deaths, not the police. He said the government had not issued instructions to law enforcement agencies on the use of force against violent protesters. He also told Russian television that the government of Viktor Yanukovych would have no choice but to use anti-protest laws if provocateurs continue instigating violent demonstrations and attack police.
Vitali Klitschko, aka Dr. Ironfist, a former professional boxer and the leader of the street protests and the political party Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR), reportedly went to meet with Yanukovych early Thursday afternoon.
UDAR works closely with PBN, a strategic communications firm based in Russia and Ukraine. PBN merged with propaganda specialist Hill+Knowlton Strategies last year. The company is infamous for its work with the Kuwaiti government and the “Nurse Nayirah” scam used as part of the propaganda effort in the lead-up to first invasion of Iraq.
Alexander Savchenko, writing for the Strategic Culture Foundation, says PBN’s “Ukrainian office is headed by American citizen Myron Wasylyk, a former State Department employee, member of the supervisory board of the U.S.-intelligence-linked Eurasia Foundation, and member of the supervisory board of the International Center for Policy Studies, founded on the money of George Soros.”
“Wasylyk’s past is revealing in that he has worked for the US Departments of State and the Interior,” writes Andy Rowell for Spinwatch, “and the Republican National Committee. For the Republicans, Wasylyk worked on the election campaigns of former U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush senior.”
The center contributed to a free trade zone draft agreement between Ukraine and the EU, the rejection of which led to the current protests and the violence in the streets of Kiev.
PBN is responsible for hooking the former boxer and groomed future leader of Ukraine up with the State Department, the White House, Congress and, importantly, the National Security Council. “It was this company that introduced Klitschko to Senator John McCain, as well as a number of State Department and National Security Council officials who react especially nervously to everything connected with Russia,” Savchenko writes.
In December, McCain warned the U.S. would take “concrete action” against Ukraine if the country’s government signed an energy deal with Russia. He traveled to Kiev and addressed the demonstrators. “Ukraine will make Europe better and Europe will make Ukraine better,” he said. “We are here to support your just cause, the sovereign right of Ukraine to determine its own destiny freely and independently. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe.”
According to Savchenko’s research, UDAR now relies on Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, the strategic consulting firm founded by Democrat operative and former Clinton pollster Stan Greenberg. “The decision to replace one American coach with another is most likely connected with the fact that the closer the presidential elections in Ukraine get, the better those in UDAR are beginning to understand that now Vitali Klitschko needs to rely mainly on the American Democrats,” Savchenko writes.
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Hill+Knowlton Strategies are part of an effort coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to isolate Russia and discourage any political, social or, most importantly, economic cooperation between it and former satellites of the Soviet Union.
As Wayne Madsen noted earlier this week, the connections to USAID, NED and George Soros Open Society Institute have gone “virtually unnoticed in the English language Western media” as the street demonstrations in Kiev intensify and are now resulting in deaths that will be used as fodder to attack the Yanukovych government and set the stage for the ascension of the groomed puppet Vitali Klitschko.
The Davos Men are not particularly concerned with the death of protesters. The silencing of Mykola Azarov has more to do with Ukraine’s refusal to do business with the IMF and Russia’s offer in December to extend $15 billion in loans to the country and reduce the price of gas to $268.50 per 1,000 cubic meters, from the current $395 to $410, a move that would save Ukraine about $2 billion a year.
The IMF had demanded its standard round of “reforms” in Ukraine, including “some tough austerity measures,” as the New York Times described it back in December. The IMF terms included increases in household utility rates and limits on government spending.
Prior Yanukovych’s turn toward Russia, the IMF, the World Bank and other bankster institutions, including the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, were salivating over the prospect of a “free-trade agreement” between Ukraine and the European Union.
After the agreement collapsed, the street protests began, and the corporate media announced that the Ukrainian people overwhelmingly support the deal with the EU and the banksters. In short, if we believe the corporate media, the people of Ukraine want tough austerity measures similar to measures imposed on Greece where nearly half of all incomes, around 44%, were below the poverty line in 2013.