US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland told an audience in Kiev on Thursday that Washington has been helping plan the Ukrainian 'counteroffensive' against Russia for almost half a year.
"Even as you plan for the counteroffensive, which we have been working on with you for some 4-5 months, we are already beginning our discussions with [the] Ukrainian government and with friends in Kiev — both on the civilian side and on the military side — about Ukraine's long-term future," Nuland told the Kiev Security Forum via video-link from the State Department.
She added that the attack will be "likely starting and moving concurrently" with events such as the NATO summit in Lithuania, scheduled for July 11.
According to Nuland, the US is also planning for Ukraine's future military to deter Russia, so "wherever and however this ends — one year, six years, 16 years — we are not doing this again." She also painted a rosy picture of a future in which Ukraine would be the "engine of Europe's revitalization" and "setting the democratic example… for the whole world."
Democracy is having BlackRock's Larry Fink take over your country.
ZELENSKY'S BOSS, VICTORIA NULAND, TELLS KYIV'S SECURITY FORUM:— Mark Alan Pearce (@PearceAlan1962) May 27, 2023
"And even as you plan for the counter offensive, which we have been working on, with you, for some 4 or 5 months, we are already beginning our discussions.. about Ukraine's long term future.." pic.twitter.com/3Sjy0V2B9o
BlackRock is now meeting with Zelensky in Ukraine. In November, the Ukrainian Economy Ministry and BlackRock signed a MOU hiring BlackRock as an advisor on Ukraine's post-war reconstruction.— Gabor Gurbacs (@gaborgurbacs) May 6, 2023
US taxpayers pay the war bills, private firms get the profits.