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Expert: US violates its own laws by rendering assistance to Ukraine

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Jeffrey Steinberg, the Executive Intelligence Review Editor, on the RT channel expressed the opinion that the legitimate government of Yanukovych was overthrown using force, including members of the most extreme radical groups. This means that the United States, in accordance with its legislation, has no right to provide financial assistance to the state, the legal president of which was overthrown as a result of a military coup.


“Yanukovych is right that, according to the laws of the United States, all aid from the United States should be stopped if the legitimately elected government was overthrown as a result of the use of military force or other type of action,” said Jeffrey Steinberg.

Jeffrey Steinberg drew attention to the policy of double standards in the performance of the United States.

“This law was used when President Mursi was removed from power in Egypt. Then there was a fierce debate in the Obama administration and in Congress about whether to call the situation a “coup”. Ironically, John McCain was one of the main proponents of stopping military aid to Egypt. Now he holds the opposite position, ”says Steinberg.

“The law was applied in cases when it was necessary for the administration and its allies in Congress, and it was ignored when faced with the inconvenient truth. In the case of Ukraine, no one denied two things. First, the government of Yanukovych was legally elected. Second, it was overthrown with the use of force, including by members of the most extreme neo-Nazi groups, ”continues Steinberg.

“President Yanukovych has a perfectly legitimate right to ask questions in this situation. He wants to bring the case to the US court and to the US Congress, ”the editor says.

Recall that at a press conference on March 11, the legally elected president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, announced that he intended to appeal to the US authorities to make a legal assessment of what happened in Ukraine.

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry said they also drew attention to the words of Viktor Yanukovych that the plans of the US administration to allocate a billion dollars to 1 to the current authorities in Kiev run counter to the current US legislation, Interfax reported.

“Indeed, in accordance with the amendments made several years ago to the Foreign Assistance Act 1961, it is prohibited to“ provide financial assistance to the government of any state whose legitimately elected president was overthrown as a result of a military coup or an illegal decision. ” This provision is contained in the 22 Section, paragraph 8422, United States Code. Thus, according to all criteria, the allocation of funds to an illegitimate regime that seized power by force is illegal and goes beyond the framework of the American legal system, ”the commentary notes.
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  1. Name
    Name 12 March 2014 08: 58
    +5
    And the Americans will answer that they do not, but only promised in the amount of 1 billion, after the presidential elections in Ukraine, which are postponed indefinitely ... laughing
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 12 March 2014 09: 00
      +8
      Hypocrites and cheaters, what else to say!
      1. maks-101
        maks-101 12 March 2014 09: 05
        +6
        usa the most deceitful state in the world.
        1. inkass_98
          inkass_98 12 March 2014 10: 19
          +2
          Quote: maks-xnumx
          usa the most deceitful state in the world.

          No, they are masters of their word, they wanted - they gave, they wanted - they took it.
      2. Max_Bauder
        Max_Bauder 12 March 2014 15: 33
        +1
        Double standards ... his mother!
    2. Tersky
      Tersky 12 March 2014 09: 02
      +4
      Quote: name
      And the Americans will answer that they don’t have, but only promised in the amount of 1 billion,

      Not any help, Washington prepared a new, yet another economic rape of Ukraine, taking advantage of its control over the International Monetary Fund.
      1. Name
        Name 12 March 2014 09: 14
        +4
        Quote: Tersky
        rape of Ukraine

        +, although not politically correct ... repeat
    3. Sid.74
      Sid.74 12 March 2014 09: 08
      +2
      Quote: name
      1 billion, after the presidential elections in Ukraine, which are postponed indefinitely ... laughing

      And the EU promised Ukraine trade preferences .... during the year on 500mn! Mock Ukrainians!
  2. SPLV
    SPLV 12 March 2014 08: 59
    +4
    All this is wonderful, but when could the law stop American power? The law that drawbar - where it turned, then it happened.
    1. Sid.74
      Sid.74 12 March 2014 09: 05
      +2
      Quote: SPLV
      but when the law could stop American power

      I don’t agree with you! It’s a matter of what if the proceedings in the Senate begin, money will no longer be transferred for this time! yes
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  4. AleksPol
    AleksPol 12 March 2014 09: 02
    +3
    the law that draws where I turned there and it turned out in American
  5. askort154
    askort154 12 March 2014 09: 02
    +3
    The USA is slowly sawing the branch on which they themselves are sitting. Their hour will come.
  6. Sid.74
    Sid.74 12 March 2014 09: 02
    +3
    Well, in general, honestly, I expected more revelations from Yanukovych! But not fate, not all at once!
    Very well, he dunked the Yankees into their own laws, they say they inherited, and yet not by his own rules !!! laughing
    1. Ruswolf
      Ruswolf 12 March 2014 09: 18
      +3
      Very well, he dunked the Yankees into their own laws, they say they inherited, and yet not by his own rules !!

      It is unlikely that he himself would have guessed!
      They told me!
      The only thing you can agree with the bondderlogs is that this does not belong at the helm of the country.
      On the ass I got, ran in to us and barks out of the gate. And where is he so smart was 1-2 months ago, when it was possible not to bring to this!
      I wanted to raise the rating ?! Poor in exile - he fled and the people abandoned!
      Sorry Eugene! - disgusted to listen to him!
      1. Sid.74
        Sid.74 12 March 2014 09: 44
        +2
        Quote: Ruswolf
        I wanted to raise the rating ?! Poor in exile - he fled and the people abandoned!

        Well, that’s understandable! Now he’s just a talking head! I doubt that Yanuk knew USA federal law under some number .... ....!
        By the way, a video on the topic in Ukraine! Again Venediktov, again tears the covers! hi

        1. Ruswolf
          Ruswolf 12 March 2014 12: 12
          +1
          Eugene Thanks for the info!
          But my opinion is that a journalist is a journalist!
          And if also a showman, then everything is based on maintaining your rating!
          Too controversial dialogue is obtained. He wants to show objectivity in the assessment of events, and it turns out, but in order not to lose the rating in Ukraine, he goes aside and begins to give his subjective vision of the problem, but at the same time tries to impose on the opponent that this is an axiom! And he is a genius!
          And on Khodorkovsky generally jumped. Either he was not ready, or did not want this topic!
          There is an impression that he prepared the script for the transfer himself! But good!
          "I didn't say yes !, I didn't say no! I'm giving an objective assessment!"
          1. Sid.74
            Sid.74 12 March 2014 15: 49
            0
            Quote: Ruswolf
            "I didn't say yes !, I didn't say no! I'm giving an objective assessment!"

            hi Alex, everything is true a very slippery type! Not when it does not say YES or NO! But the scenario with a bite off of DONBASS, Odessa, Lugansk and access to Transnistria does not seem incredible now!
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  7. Sergg
    Sergg 12 March 2014 09: 04
    +1
    America is increasingly blown away. They look very helpless.
    It is necessary to use information technologies of the Russian Federation more widely, people in other countries are not stupid, but they need the truth so that they understand what is happening in the world.
  8. saag
    saag 12 March 2014 09: 05
    +3
    Americans never directly provide assistance, always through various non-state funds
    1. Sid.74
      Sid.74 12 March 2014 09: 12
      +1
      Quote: saag
      Americans never directly help

      What a difference, the essence of this tearful tedding in the laws of the USA, it was only to raise a discussion within America!
  9. Yaromir
    Yaromir 12 March 2014 09: 10
    +3
    By the way, the American people are categorically against the allocation of money to Ukraine - and where then is the rule of law democratic state "America". The Yankees screwed up not only in the entire civilized world but also in front of their people. Obama is complete.
  10. CAMS
    CAMS 12 March 2014 09: 15
    +3
    as long as there is a candy wrapper empire, everything will continue: conflicts, overthrows, revolutions. there will always be a group of people in power, ready to sell for this candy wrapper, this is the whole problem, in a candy dollar. These people who are now in their declining years, all the ministers, are now terrified of what they brought into the world. this is the insight of a scientist who created an invention capable of destroying everything that they wanted to preserve — peace and order. Now they want to destroy it, but they cannot, and who can? only the force that always opposed them, in it they saw the salvation of their damned souls
  11. rasputin17
    rasputin17 12 March 2014 09: 15
    +1
    American law is like a drawbar, where Congress turns it there and it came out !! If world norms and rights are violated by the State Department, then you can completely forget your laws !!))
  12. Jedi
    Jedi 12 March 2014 09: 16
    +2
    2/3 of Americans against the war with Russia))) But they only threaten us. There is a fact - the USA is a police state!
    1. CAMS
      CAMS 12 March 2014 13: 03
      0
      Americans do not want a war with Russia at all, they impose it on them, but those who want it do not understand that this WAR will be the last in the world, as it will be DOMESTIC FOR RUSSIA
  13. skyil
    skyil 12 March 2014 09: 18
    +1
    And when the Americans themselves were asked ?, Washington's policy - "I am always right" - has been worked out for decades. Now, thanks to various media, the Amer people are beginning to understand even 30% percent. They live in their own little world! Anyway, mattress covers will slip away like loaches, It's a shame!
  14. RUS33
    RUS33 12 March 2014 09: 18
    +1
    Note that all the heads of government who did not come to the opening of the Olympics in Sochi are engaged in balabolstvo in Ukraine.
  15. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 12 March 2014 09: 21
    +1
    And we then know their laws better than them!
    But they’ll figure it out in ours ... we don’t understand them ourselves!
    Therefore, we live by the concept, and this is far from their understanding!
  16. darksoul
    darksoul 12 March 2014 09: 36
    +3
    one thing is frightening that the pseudo-government of Ukraine will spend this help not on its own needs but on armaments. The USA will give 1 billion, and Ukraine will buy mercenaries and weapons from the USA on them, as they say nothing personal, this is a business. As we say in the case of Russia, it doesn’t really help
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 12 March 2014 11: 25
      0
      Do you know what the joke is? 1 billion gives the USA to Ukraine, and Russia the same amount to one Crimea! What do you think (comparing the size of the territory) - who will do better?
  17. kare
    kare 12 March 2014 09: 46
    +1
    Calling for the rule of law the most lawless state is utopia. Do not entertain yourself with illusions. Pi.ndos understand only one language. To make any arguments that it’s not fair to use double standards is just a boltalogy. It’s time to learn everything, it’s their lack of skill. And choosing the same means against them, you don’t have to turn around in good conscience. knowingly losing repeat
  18. Mviktor
    Mviktor 12 March 2014 09: 53
    0
    Ironically, John McCain was one of the main proponents of ending military aid to Egypt. He is now in the opposite position, ”says Steinberg.

    John McCain is insane, and since insane what demand, what he wants and says
  19. promt26
    promt26 12 March 2014 10: 05
    +4
    Here they are, the secret conditions of the EU on the provision of financial assistance to the Kiev junta!
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 12 March 2014 11: 28
      0
      Yarosh channels for them for Hitler, it is a MIRACLE in glasses - for Himler, and Klichkonutogo (if a little feed) - for Bormann laughing
      1. Ruswolf
        Ruswolf 12 March 2014 12: 17
        0
        and Klichkonutogo (if a little feed) - for Bormann

        Do not offend man
        He chose the role of the first lady!
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  20. Gagarin
    Gagarin 12 March 2014 10: 20
    +3
    You need to dump the dollar, everything else (good) will follow itself.
    1. Yuri Y.
      Yuri Y. 12 March 2014 11: 14
      +1
      Yes, most of the adequate understands this, they are afraid of wounds from fragments. I don’t know whether it will turn out to gently lower (as they have in the geyrops), they will resist.
  21. Coffee_time
    Coffee_time 12 March 2014 11: 07
    0
    Quote: maks-xnumx
    usa the most deceitful state in the world.

    It is a parasitic weed and thriving on blood and pain
  22. bubla5
    bubla5 12 March 2014 15: 05
    0
    The Americans will come on their own, soon, in about two months, the interim government will have to decide on the Maidan armed rebels, or eliminate them, or set on each other, or what is more unlikely to send from Kiev to the southeast, and create from them a national guard-it will be a headache, like the Janissaries of the Turks, like a little something boilers on the Maidan
  23. kelevra
    kelevra 12 March 2014 19: 19
    0
    Who would be surprised that the way it is!
  24. leonidoss87
    leonidoss87 13 March 2014 02: 10
    0
    The United States did not care about international law and its laws, they only have "national" interests