US wants to spend $38mn raising a generation of Euro-Atlantic Ukrainians, but it has to fight Ukraine to do it | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US wants to spend $38mn raising a generation of Euro-Atlantic Ukrainians, but it has to fight Ukraine to do it

USAID wants to spend $38 million on reimagining the Ukrainian identity as something bigger than language, ethnicity and place of birth. And the biggest obstacle is not ‘Russia’s malign influence,’ in spite of what pundits claim.
Taking Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and into the Western fold is a goal worth paying a lot for. Victoria Nuland mentioned the $5 billion price tag before the 2014 Maidan coup, so what’s a few more million? One of the latest programs to gently steer Ukraine was rolled out by USAID last week and aims to spend up to $38 million over the course of five years on explaining to young Ukrainians what it actually means to be a Ukrainian.

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