Ukraine: Fuer „Frieden und Freihet“ – „Endlich (koennen wir) zurueckschlagen“; GermanForeignPolicy, 30.05.2014

> Von: „Martin Zeis“
> Datum: 30. Mai 2014 18:04
> An: globalcrisis%Martin.zeis@gmxpro.net
> Betreff: Ukraine: Fuer „Frieden und Freihet“ – „Endlich (koennen wir) zurueckschlagen“; GermanForeignPolicy, 30.05.2014 >
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> Für Frieden und Freiheit 30.05.2014 — Auszüge
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> BERLIN/KIEW (Eigener Bericht) – Deutsche Außenpolitiker äußern sich zustimmend zur jüngsten Eskalation der Kriegshandlungen in der Ostukraine durch das Kiewer Umsturzregime. Es sei „klar, dass Kiew … wieder aktiv werden musste“, erklärt etwa Wolfgang Ischinger, ein einflussreicher deutscher Diplomat und Leiter der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz. Ministerpräsident Arsenij Jazenjuk, dessen Regierung die aktuellen Artillerie- und Luftangriffe auf ostukrainische Städte verantwortet, ist am ges-trigen Donnerstag als Redner bei der Verleihung des Aachener „Karlspreises“ aufgetreten und in den deutschen Medien entsprechend gewürdigt worden. Der designierte ukrainische Präsident, der Oligarch Petro Poroschenko, will Kiew in ein „Sicherheitsbündnis“ mit dem Westen führen und in Kürze den wirtschaftlichen Teil des EU-Assoziierungsabkommens unterzeichnen. Die nötigen Vorbereitungen haben in der Ukraine längst begonnen: Austeritätsmaßnahmen sind in die Wege geleitet worden, die etwa die Arbeitslosigkeit massiv in die Höhe treiben und dramatische Preisstei-gerungen zur Folge haben werden. Deutsche Industriekreise hingegen bereiten sich auf eine Welle der Wirtschaftsexpansion in das Land vor. Sollte es Kiew gelingen, die Ostukraine mit militärischen Mitteln unter Kontrolle zu bekommen, deuten sich damit neue Konflikte an: Die Interessen der expandierenden deutschen Industrie überschneiden sich mit denjenigen der ukrainischen Oligarchen. >
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> Publikumswirksam ist der Kiewer Regierungschef Arsenij Jazenjuk am gestrigen Donnerstag in Aachen bei der Verleihung des „Karlspreises“ an EU-Ratspräsident Herman van Rompuy aufgetreten. In seiner kurzen Rede erklärte er, Kiew werde gegen die Aufstände im Osten des Landes „für Frieden und Freiheit“ kämpfen – „mit allen Mitteln und Werkzeugen“.[1] … >
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> … brutalen Austeritätspolitik verbunden. Diese ist inzwischen in Übereinkünften mit dem Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) festgelegt worden und umfasst klar definierte Maßnahmen. So nimmt Kiew Abstand von Plänen der vorigen Regierung, die Renten und den Mindestlohn (ca. 45 Cent pro Stunde) geringfügig zu erhöhen, und friert beides ein. Schon im März hat das Parlament beschlossen, den Staatshaushalt um 17 Prozent zu kürzen; insgesamt sollen gut 24.000 Beamte ent-lassen werden, das sind rund zehn Prozent aller Staatsbediensteten. In einem „Letter of Intent“ an den IWF vom 22. April hat Kiew außerdem zugesagt, bis zum Sommer den Gaspreis für Privathaushalte um 56 Prozent sowie den Heiztarif für Fernwärme um 40 Prozent zu erhöhen. Dies wird breite Teile der ukrainischen Bevölkerung, deren Monatsdurchschnittsverdienst – bei rechnerischem Abzug der Oligarchenvermö-gen – auf rund 150 Euro geschätzt wird, schwer treffen. 2015 sollen die Gas- und Heiztarife um weitere 40 Prozent gesteigert werden, 2016 und 2017 erneut um je-weils 20 Prozent. … >
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> Während der künftige Kiewer Oberbürgermeister Witali Klitschko, ein Zögling der CDU-nahen Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung [11], ankündigt, er werde nun „sehr intensiv um deutsche Investitionen werben“ [12], macht sich sein Polit-Verbündeter Petro Poroschenko daran, die noch fehlenden Voraussetzungen für die Übernahme der gesamten Ukraine in die westliche Hegemonialsphäre zu schaffen – mit der Niederschlagung der Aufstände im Osten des Landes. Diese Woche hat die ukrainische Regierung ihre Angriffe auf Städte im Donbass massiv ausgeweitet – mit Hilfe der neu aufgestellten „Nationalgarde“, irregulärer Milizen und der Luftwaffe. Vor der Wahl habe man „den Kampf gescheut, um die Abstimmung nicht zu gefährden“, werden „Insider“ zitiert: „Jetzt können wir endlich zurückschlagen.“[13] Deutsche Außenpolitiker äußern Verständnis: „Es war klar, dass Kiew nach Abschluss des Wahlverfahrens wieder aktiv werden musste“, erklärt beispielsweise der Chef der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz, Wolfgang Ischinger.[14] Aus Donezk werden nun erste Streik-Erhebungen gegen die Angriffe aus Kiew gemeldet; die Aufständischen eskalieren ihre blutige Gewalt ebenfalls. Ein Ende der Kämpfe ist nicht absehbar. >
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Pepe ESCOBAR: The future visible in St Petersburg; Asia Times, May 29, 2014

„It all starts in Sichuan
In St Petersburg, from session to session and in selected conversations, what I saw were some crucial building blocks of the Chinese New Silk Road(s), whose ultimate aim is to unite, via trade and commerce, no less than China, Russia and Germany.“

 

Am 29.05.2014 um 20:46 schrieb Stephan Best <sbest>:

Von: „Martin Zeis“ <Martin.zeis>
Datum: 29. Mai 2014 19:43:13 MESZ
An: gc-special-engl%Martin.zeis
Betreff: Pepe ESCOBAR: The future visible in St Petersburg; Asia Times, May 29, 2014

http://atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/CEN-01-290514.html / see also pdf-attachment – m.z.
Asia Times – Central Asia, May 29, 2014

THE ROVING EYE
The future visible in St Petersburg
By Pepe Escobar

The unipolar model of the world order has failed.
Vladimir Putin, St Petersburg, May 22

In more ways than one, last week heralded the birth of a Eurasian century. Of course, the US$400 billion Russia-China gas deal was clinched only at the last minute in Shanghai, on Wednesday (a complement to the June 2013, 25-year, $270 billion oil deal between Rosneft and China’s CNPC.)

Then, on Thursday, most of the main players were at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum – the Russian answer to Davos. And on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from his Shanghai triumph, addressed the participants and brought the house down.

It will take time to appraise last week’s whirlwind in all its complex implications. Here are some of the St Petersburg highlights, in some detail. Were there fewer Western CEOs in town because the Obama administration pressured them – as part of the „isolate Russia“ policy? Not many less; Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley may have snubbed it, but Europeans who matter came, saw, talked and pledged to keep doing business.

And most of all, Asians were ubiquitous. Consider this as yet another chapter of China’s counterpunch to US President Barack Obama’s Asian tour in April, which was widely described as the „China containment tour“. [1]

On the first day at the St Petersburg forum I attended this crucial session on Russia-China strategic economic partnership. Pay close attention: the roadmap is all there. As Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao describes it: „We plan to combine the program for the development of Russia’s Far East and the strategy for the development of Northeast China into an integrated concept.“

That was just one instance of the fast-emerging Eurasia coalition bound to challenge the „indispensable“ exceptionalists to the core. Comparisons to the Sino-Soviet pact are infantile. The putsch in Ukraine – part of Washington’s pivot to „contain“ Russia – just served to accelerate Russia’s pivot to Asia, which sooner or late would become inevitable.

It all starts in Sichuan
In St Petersburg, from session to session and in selected conversations, what I saw were some crucial building blocks of the Chinese New Silk Road(s), whose ultimate aim is to unite, via trade and commerce, no less than China, Russia and Germany.

For Washington, this is beyond anathema. The response has been to peddle a couple of deals which, in thesis, would guarantee American monopoly of two-thirds of global commerce; the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which was essentially rebuked by key Asians such as Japan and Malaysia during Obama’s trip – and the even more problematic Trans-Atlantic Partnership with the EU, which average Europeans absolutely abhor (see Breaking bad in southern NATOstan, Asia Times Online, April 15, 2014). Both deals are being negotiated in secret and are profitable essentially for US multinational corporations.

For Asia, China instead proposes a Free Trade Area of Asia-Pacific; after all, it is already the largest trading partner of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

And for Europe, Beijing proposes an extension of the railway that in only 12 days links Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, to Lodz in Poland, crossing Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus. The total deal is the Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe network, with a final stop in Duisburg, Germany. No wonder this is bound to become the most important commercial route in the world. [2]

There’s more. One day before the clinching of the Russia-China gas deal, President Xi Jinping called for no less than a new Asian security cooperation architecture, including of course Russia and Iran and excluding the US. [3] Somehow echoing Putin, Xi described NATO as a Cold War relic.

And guess who was at the announcement in Shanghai, apart from the Central Asian „stans“: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and crucially, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

The facts on the ground speak for themselves. China is buying at least half of Iraq’s oil production – and is investing heavily in its energy infrastructure. China has invested heavily in Afghanistan’s mining industry – especially lithium and cobalt. And obviously both China and Russia keep doing business in Iran. [4]

So this is what Washington gets for over a decade of wars, incessant bullying, nasty sanctions and trillions of misspent dollars.

No wonder the most fascinating session I attended in St Petersburg was on the commercial and economic possibilities around the expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), whose guest of honor was none other than Li Yuanchao. I was arguably the only Westerner in the room, surrounded by a sea of Chinese and Central Asians.

The SCO is gearing up to become something way beyond a sort of counterpart to NATO, focusing mostly on terrorism and fighting drug trafficking. It wants to do major business. Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia are observers, and sooner rather than later will be accepted as full members.

Once again that’s Eurasian integration in action. The branching out of the New Silk Road(s) is inevitable; and that spells out, in practice, closer integration with Afghanistan (minerals) and Iran (energy).

The new Crimea boom
St Petersburg also made it clear how China wants to finance an array of projects in Crimea, whose waters, by the way, boasting untold, still unexplored, energy wealth, are now Russian property. Projects include a crucial bridge across the Kerch Strait to connect Crimea to mainland Russia; expansion of Crimean ports; solar power plants; and even manufacturing special economic zones (SEZs). Moscow could not but interpret it as Beijing’s endorsement of the annexation of Crimea.

As for Ukraine, it might as well, as Putin remarked in St Petersburg, pay its bills. [5] And as for the European Union, at least outgoing president of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso understood the obvious: antagonizing Russia is not exactly a winning strategy.

Dmitry Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been one of those informed few advising the West about it, to no avail: „Russia and China are likely to cooperate even more closely … Such an outcome would certainly benefit China, but it will give Russia a chance to withstand US geopolitical pressure, compensate for the EU’s coming energy re-orientation, develop Siberia and the Far East, and link itself to the Asia-Pacific region.“ [6]

On the (silk) road again
The now symbiotic China-Russia strategic alliance – with the possibility of extending towards Iran [7] – is the fundamental fact on the ground in the young 21st century. It will extrapolate across the BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Of course the usual shills will keep peddling that the only possible future is one led by a „benign“ empire. [8] As if billions of people across the real world – even informed Atlanticists – would be gullible enough to buy it. Still, unipolarity may be dead, but the world, sadly, is encumbered with its corpse. The corpse, according to the new Obama doctrine, is now „empowering partners“.

To paraphrase Dylan („I left Rome and landed in Brussels“), I left St Petersburg and landed in Rome, to follow yet another episode in the slow decadence of Europe – the parliamentary elections. But before that, I was fortunate to experience an aesthetic illumination. I visited a virtually deserted Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where two dedicated, extremely knowledgeable researchers gave me a private tour of some pieces belonging to arguably the most outstanding collection of Asian manuscripts on the planet. As a serial Silk Road traveler fanatic, I had heard about many of those documents, but I had never actually seen them. So there I was, on the banks of the Neva, a kid in a (historical) candy store, immersed in all those marvels from Dunhuang to Mongolia, in Vedic or Sanskrit, dreaming of Silk Roads past and future. I could stay there forever.

Notes:
1. China Thwarts U.S. ‚Containment‘ With Vietnam Oil Rig Standoff, Forbes, May 8, 2014.
www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2014/05/08/china-thwarts-u-s-containment-with-vietnam-oil-rig-standoff/
2. Le president chinois appelle la Chine et l’Allemagne – construire la ceinture economique de la Route de la Soie (in French), Xinhua, March 30, 2014.
http://french.xinhuanet.com/chine/2014-03/30/c_133224315.htm
3. China calls for new Asian security structure, Washington Post, May 21, 2014.
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/china-calls-for-new-asian-security-structure/2014/05/21/716497ca-e0a2-11e3-9442-54189bf1a809_story.html
4. Russia plans to build up to eight new nuclear reactors in Iran, Reuters, May 22, 2014.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/22/uk-iran-nuclear-russia-plants-idUKKBN0E21GJ20140522
5. Naftogaz Debt to Gazprom Stands at $4 Bln – EU Energy Commissioner, Ria Novosti, May 28, 2014.
http://en.ria.ru/world/20140528/190195402/Naftogaz-Debt-to-Gazprom-Stands-at-4-Bln-EU-Energy-Commissioner.html
6. See: www.conflictsforum.org/2014/conflicts-forums-weekly-comment-16-–-23-may-2014
7. China, Iran and Russia: Restructuring the global order, Al Jazeera, May 20, 2014.
www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/05/china-iran-russia-restructuring-201451964119463320.html
8. In Defense of Empire, The Atlantic, March 19, 2014.
http://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/04/in-defense-of-empire/358645

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Pepe ESCOBAR: The future visible in St Petersburg; Asia Times, May 29, 2014

Von: „Martin Zeis“ <Martin.zeis>
Datum: 29. Mai 2014 19:43:13 MESZ
An: gc-special-engl%Martin.zeis
Betreff: Pepe ESCOBAR: The future visible in St Petersburg; Asia Times, May 29, 2014

http://atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/CEN-01-290514.html / see also pdf-attachment – m.z.
Asia Times – Central Asia, May 29, 2014

THE ROVING EYE
The future visible in St Petersburg
By Pepe Escobar

The unipolar model of the world order has failed.
Vladimir Putin, St Petersburg, May 22

In more ways than one, last week heralded the birth of a Eurasian century. Of course, the US$400 billion Russia-China gas deal was clinched only at the last minute in Shanghai, on Wednesday (a complement to the June 2013, 25-year, $270 billion oil deal between Rosneft and China’s CNPC.)

Then, on Thursday, most of the main players were at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum – the Russian answer to Davos. And on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from his Shanghai triumph, addressed the participants and brought the house down.

It will take time to appraise last week’s whirlwind in all its complex implications. Here are some of the St Petersburg highlights, in some detail. Were there fewer Western CEOs in town because the Obama administration pressured them – as part of the „isolate Russia“ policy? Not many less; Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley may have snubbed it, but Europeans who matter came, saw, talked and pledged to keep doing business.

And most of all, Asians were ubiquitous. Consider this as yet another chapter of China’s counterpunch to US President Barack Obama’s Asian tour in April, which was widely described as the „China containment tour“. [1]

On the first day at the St Petersburg forum I attended this crucial session on Russia-China strategic economic partnership. Pay close attention: the roadmap is all there. As Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao describes it: „We plan to combine the program for the development of Russia’s Far East and the strategy for the development of Northeast China into an integrated concept.“

That was just one instance of the fast-emerging Eurasia coalition bound to challenge the „indispensable“ exceptionalists to the core. Comparisons to the Sino-Soviet pact are infantile. The putsch in Ukraine – part of Washington’s pivot to „contain“ Russia – just served to accelerate Russia’s pivot to Asia, which sooner or late would become inevitable.

It all starts in Sichuan
In St Petersburg, from session to session and in selected conversations, what I saw were some crucial building blocks of the Chinese New Silk Road(s), whose ultimate aim is to unite, via trade and commerce, no less than China, Russia and Germany.

For Washington, this is beyond anathema. The response has been to peddle a couple of deals which, in thesis, would guarantee American monopoly of two-thirds of global commerce; the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which was essentially rebuked by key Asians such as Japan and Malaysia during Obama’s trip – and the even more problematic Trans-Atlantic Partnership with the EU, which average Europeans absolutely abhor (see Breaking bad in southern NATOstan, Asia Times Online, April 15, 2014). Both deals are being negotiated in secret and are profitable essentially for US multinational corporations.

For Asia, China instead proposes a Free Trade Area of Asia-Pacific; after all, it is already the largest trading partner of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

And for Europe, Beijing proposes an extension of the railway that in only 12 days links Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, to Lodz in Poland, crossing Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus. The total deal is the Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe network, with a final stop in Duisburg, Germany. No wonder this is bound to become the most important commercial route in the world. [2]

There’s more. One day before the clinching of the Russia-China gas deal, President Xi Jinping called for no less than a new Asian security cooperation architecture, including of course Russia and Iran and excluding the US. [3] Somehow echoing Putin, Xi described NATO as a Cold War relic.

And guess who was at the announcement in Shanghai, apart from the Central Asian „stans“: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and crucially, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

The facts on the ground speak for themselves. China is buying at least half of Iraq’s oil production – and is investing heavily in its energy infrastructure. China has invested heavily in Afghanistan’s mining industry – especially lithium and cobalt. And obviously both China and Russia keep doing business in Iran. [4]

So this is what Washington gets for over a decade of wars, incessant bullying, nasty sanctions and trillions of misspent dollars.

No wonder the most fascinating session I attended in St Petersburg was on the commercial and economic possibilities around the expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), whose guest of honor was none other than Li Yuanchao. I was arguably the only Westerner in the room, surrounded by a sea of Chinese and Central Asians.

The SCO is gearing up to become something way beyond a sort of counterpart to NATO, focusing mostly on terrorism and fighting drug trafficking. It wants to do major business. Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia are observers, and sooner rather than later will be accepted as full members.

Once again that’s Eurasian integration in action. The branching out of the New Silk Road(s) is inevitable; and that spells out, in practice, closer integration with Afghanistan (minerals) and Iran (energy).

The new Crimea boom
St Petersburg also made it clear how China wants to finance an array of projects in Crimea, whose waters, by the way, boasting untold, still unexplored, energy wealth, are now Russian property. Projects include a crucial bridge across the Kerch Strait to connect Crimea to mainland Russia; expansion of Crimean ports; solar power plants; and even manufacturing special economic zones (SEZs). Moscow could not but interpret it as Beijing’s endorsement of the annexation of Crimea.

As for Ukraine, it might as well, as Putin remarked in St Petersburg, pay its bills. [5] And as for the European Union, at least outgoing president of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso understood the obvious: antagonizing Russia is not exactly a winning strategy.

Dmitry Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been one of those informed few advising the West about it, to no avail: „Russia and China are likely to cooperate even more closely … Such an outcome would certainly benefit China, but it will give Russia a chance to withstand US geopolitical pressure, compensate for the EU’s coming energy re-orientation, develop Siberia and the Far East, and link itself to the Asia-Pacific region.“ [6]

On the (silk) road again
The now symbiotic China-Russia strategic alliance – with the possibility of extending towards Iran [7] – is the fundamental fact on the ground in the young 21st century. It will extrapolate across the BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Of course the usual shills will keep peddling that the only possible future is one led by a „benign“ empire. [8] As if billions of people across the real world – even informed Atlanticists – would be gullible enough to buy it. Still, unipolarity may be dead, but the world, sadly, is encumbered with its corpse. The corpse, according to the new Obama doctrine, is now „empowering partners“.

To paraphrase Dylan („I left Rome and landed in Brussels“), I left St Petersburg and landed in Rome, to follow yet another episode in the slow decadence of Europe – the parliamentary elections. But before that, I was fortunate to experience an aesthetic illumination. I visited a virtually deserted Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where two dedicated, extremely knowledgeable researchers gave me a private tour of some pieces belonging to arguably the most outstanding collection of Asian manuscripts on the planet. As a serial Silk Road traveler fanatic, I had heard about many of those documents, but I had never actually seen them. So there I was, on the banks of the Neva, a kid in a (historical) candy store, immersed in all those marvels from Dunhuang to Mongolia, in Vedic or Sanskrit, dreaming of Silk Roads past and future. I could stay there forever.

Notes:
1. China Thwarts U.S. ‚Containment‘ With Vietnam Oil Rig Standoff, Forbes, May 8, 2014.
www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2014/05/08/china-thwarts-u-s-containment-with-vietnam-oil-rig-standoff/
2. Le president chinois appelle la Chine et l’Allemagne – construire la ceinture economique de la Route de la Soie (in French), Xinhua, March 30, 2014.
http://french.xinhuanet.com/chine/2014-03/30/c_133224315.htm
3. China calls for new Asian security structure, Washington Post, May 21, 2014.
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/china-calls-for-new-asian-security-structure/2014/05/21/716497ca-e0a2-11e3-9442-54189bf1a809_story.html
4. Russia plans to build up to eight new nuclear reactors in Iran, Reuters, May 22, 2014.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/22/uk-iran-nuclear-russia-plants-idUKKBN0E21GJ20140522
5. Naftogaz Debt to Gazprom Stands at $4 Bln – EU Energy Commissioner, Ria Novosti, May 28, 2014.
http://en.ria.ru/world/20140528/190195402/Naftogaz-Debt-to-Gazprom-Stands-at-4-Bln-EU-Energy-Commissioner.html
6. See: www.conflictsforum.org/2014/conflicts-forums-weekly-comment-16-–-23-may-2014
7. China, Iran and Russia: Restructuring the global order, Al Jazeera, May 20, 2014.
www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/05/china-iran-russia-restructuring-201451964119463320.html
8. In Defense of Empire, The Atlantic, March 19, 2014.
http://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/04/in-defense-of-empire/358645

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Die Restauration der Oligarchen (IV) 26.05.2014

http://german-foreign-policy.com/de/fulltext/58876

Die Restauration der Oligarchen (IV) 26.05.2014

BERLIN/KIEW (Eigener Bericht) – Mit der Wahl von Petro Poroschenko zum künftigen Präsidenten der Ukraine nähert sich die Restauration der ukrainischen Oligarchen unter deutsch-amerikanischer Hegemonie ihrem Abschluss. Poroschenko ist mit einem Vermögen von angeblich gut 1,6 Milliarden US-Dollar der vermutlich siebtreichste Mann des Landes; er kontrolliert mehrere ukrainische Konzerne. Schon vor ihm sind andere Oligarchen in dem prowestlich gewendeten Land in Amt und Würden gekommen. So zählen die Gouverneure der ökonomisch bedeutenden Oblaste Donezk und Dnipropetrowsk zu den reichsten Ukrainern. Einen weiteren Oligarchen, dem enge Beziehungen zu Wladimir Putin nachgesagt werden, hat Poroschenko vor der Wahl in Wien konsultiert; der Mann darf die Stadt wegen eines US-Haftbefehls nicht verlassen. Die Absprachen mit ihm, die mutmaßlich auch die Wahl in der Ukraine betrafen, werden geheimgehalten. Rinat Achmetow hingegen, der reichste Ukrainer, macht sich inzwischen unverzichtbar, indem er Schritte zur Stabilisierung der Ostukraine ergreift – in Abstimmung mit Berlin. Im prowestlich gewendeten Kiew enthält die sich nun wieder festigende Oligarchen-Dominanz, gegen die die ersten Majdan-Proteste Sturm liefen, zusätzlich ein Element faschistischer Herrschaft.

Konzernimperium mit TV-Kanal …

Flexible Karriere …

125 Millionen Dollar Kaution …

Ein deutsches Hilfsprogramm …

Das faschistische Element …

Anmerkungen
1] Konrad Schuller: Der Mann auf dem Bagger. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 20.05.2014.
[2] S. dazu Die Restauration der Oligarchen (II), 15.05.2014 – URL:
http://german-foreign-policy.com/de/fulltext/58866
[3] S. dazu Die Restauration der Oligarchen (III), 16.05.2014 – URL:
http://german-foreign-policy.com/de/fulltext/58867
[4] Konrad Schuller: Der Mann auf dem Bagger. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 20.05.2014.

Der gesamte Text ist abrufbar unter http://german-foreign-policy.com/de/fulltext/58876
und als pdf-Datei im Anhang verfügbar. – m.z.