The United States will spend $65 million on “reducing the dependence” of Donbass from Russia
MOSCOW, 16 APR — RIA Novosti. The United States Agency for international development (USAID) intends to allocate up to $ 65 million in “economic recovery” of Donbass, strengthening trade ties with Western Ukraine and the European Union and reducing the region’s dependence on Russia, reports RT with reference to the relevant document.
“The work will be done mostly on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions hardest hit by the Russian aggression (the region of which they are part, known as the Donbass). However, to achieve the objectives, efforts will be made in relation to the surrounding areas, as well as on the territory of Ukraine in whole”, — the document says.
It is assumed that in the early stages of the program the money will be invested in projects with quick returns, for example, to help victims of the conflict the owner of the small and medium business.
Such assistance, according to the authors of a project can lead to a rise in the number of private entrepreneurs and investors who are willing to invest in this region.
For the population of Donbass is preparing a special PR campaign. For example, the media will highlight the stories of entrepreneurs whose business was supported by an American contractor.
The document spelled out various scenarios, including the capture of Donbass Ukrainian troops, maintaining the status quo, frozen conflict and even a “Russian invasion”. The contractor must be ready to implement the program of economic recovery of the region in each of these situations.
The main goal — the return of the region to the Ukraine, that is the elimination of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics as state entities.