Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Ron Paul Denounces Yushchenko Financing

Dec. 10, 2004
U.S. Congressman Denounces Yushchenko Financing

December 10, U.S. Republican Congressman Ron Paul has demanded to investigate the information on financial support of Viktor Yushchenko’s campaign paid by U.S. tax payers.
The Congressman said he “wholeheartedly” agreed with President Bush who said that “Any election [in Ukraine], if there is one, ought to be free from any foreign influence." However, he said that in spite of Bush’s words “several U.S. government agencies saw things differently and sent U.S. taxpayer dollars into Ukraine in attempt to influence the outcome.”

“We do not know exactly how many millions – or tens of millions – of dollars the United States government spent on the presidential election in Ukraine. We do know that much of that money was targeted to assist one particular candidate, and that through a series of cut-out non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – both American and Ukrainian – millions of dollars ended up in support of the presidential candidate, Viktor Yushchenko,” Ron Paul Stated.