Global elite do not disguise efforts to gobble up Ukraine’s natural resources
May 13, 2014
Hunter Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, will lead the legal team of Burisma Holdings, the largest natural gas producer in Ukraine.
According to The West Wire News, Burisma Holdings is a considerable player within the Ukrainian natural gas and oil industry. It holds licenses covering the Dnieper-Donets, Carpathian and Azov-Kuban basins and has considerable reserves and production capability.
“Burisma’s track record of innovations and industry leadership in the field of natural gas means that it can be a strong driver of a strong economy in Ukraine. As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the Company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine,” the Burisma Holdings website quotes Biden.
Biden is a lawyer with insider connections to the financial industry and government. In addition to holding directorship for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and The Center for National Policy, he sits on the Chairman’s Advisory Board for the National Democratic Institute (NDI). The NDI is a project of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the taxpayer funded organization that does what the CIA did covertly 25 years ago, according to one of its founders, Alan Weinstein.
For more on the role played by NDI, NED, George Soros and the State Department on the overthrow of the elected government of Ukraine and the installation of the current junta led by banker Arseniy Yatsenyuk, see our Nuland Audio Reveals State Department Role in Undermining Ukraine and Wayne Madsen’s Crisis in the Ukraine: USAID Support for Destabilization of Russia.
In March J.P. Sottile wrote about the economic interests of large transnational corporations in Ukraine. In addition to corporate agricultural giant Cargill’s buyout of UkrLandFarming, the world’s eighth-largest land cultivator and second biggest egg producer, Monsanto has expressed a “commitment to Ukraine” and “the importance of creating a favorable environment that encourages innovation and fosters the continued development of agriculture.”
The effort to improve the investment climate for large multinational corporations on the Russian border is spearheaded by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, a non-profit NGO funded in part by ExxonMobil, Coca-Cola and Raytheon.
In April Hunter’s father trekked to Ukraine to show support for the junta led in part by fascists and ultra-nationalists. “There are currently ongoing threats to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the most effective response to that is for all of Ukraine to pull together,” an Obama administration said prior to Biden’s mission.
Beyond the standard rhetorical flourishes about democracy and freedom, Biden Senior’s trip was about securing a proper investment climate in Ukraine.
From The Washington Post on April 21:
The official said the U.S. energy consulting team will travel from here to Slovakia and Hungary to work on ways of reversing the flow of some of Ukraine’s pipelines now supplying Europe. Over the longer term, the official said, the U.S. government will work with Ukraine to help the government increase domestic gas production.