The United States made it clear in a document made public this week by the State Department that its goal is to “de-oligarchize” Ukraine.
By ‘oligarchs’ we understand in the West those who in Russia and other successor republics of the USSR made, thanks to their lack of scruples and their contacts, great fortunes by buying at bargain prices of any private companies.
Some have compared them to the derogatory so-called ‘robber barons’ of the US, those captains of industry in the second half of the 20th century who resorted to dirty means to get rich.
And thanks to their money and their monopoly power they have influenced the national politics of the United States, more or less as the oligarchs do today in the countries of the East, accused by Washington of corrupt practices.
Individuals such as Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rochefeller, Andrew Carnegie, James Duke, JP Morgan or Andrew Mellon who now give their names to foundations, museums and other cultural institutions in that country.
If we believe the Government of Joe Biden and despite the public statements to the contrary of many politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, the government of Vladimir Zelensky is far from ending corruption in his country and that apparently will not end for in Washington. IT
According to the document of the Department of State, it is the intention of the US to open Ukraine to investors from the capitalist world, to banking giants such as JP Morgan or large investment funds such as Black Rock, the largest in the world.
To all of them, as well as to the giants of the arms sector, President Zelensky declared, for his part, not only ready, but eager to open wide doors for them to do as much business in Ukraine as possible. .
That is to say, corrupt Ukrainians, out!, to make way for virtuous investors from the West, ready to compete freely in sectors with a great future in Ukraine such as mining or the necessary reconstruction too.
According to the State Department, it’s about “building a better country” than the one that until now is controlled by oligarchs “who are fueling a corrupt and clearly undemocratic system there.”
And to do this, the State Department points out, we must “privatize the banks,” help Ukrainian schools teach English, the language of business, and encourage their military to “adopt the protocols of NATO.”
The World Bank estimates that at the moment, that is, without taking into account that every day the destruction of the country increases, the reconstruction of Ukraine will cost at least $411 billion.
Let’s hope that everything will be better this time than in Iraq or Libya.