Threatening Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych, the U.S. assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland was forced to sign the Association agreement with the EU, writes the American Journalist John Helmer V.
The journalist emphasizes that she threatened to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash USA, to whom bribery in size 18, 5 million dollars to Indian politicians.
This case became public, reminiscent of the Helmer, in the 1st of the courts of Austria, who did not want to extradite Firtash in America. He stressed that the judge took this decision because the request is the capital of the United States for the extradition of Ukrainian businessman was " politically motivated ".
pointing to the journalist of the American newspaper the new York times, the proposal States that the initial request of the United States of the arrest of Firtash was specifically associated with a trip to the Ukraine, Victoria Nuland, who, He emphasizes, would not that Yanukovych did not want on his promise to join the European Union.
According to the lawyer tycoon Christian Hausmaninger, the request was sent to Austria, when the U.S. assistant Secretary of state left Washington, and withdrawn through four days afterward as Nuland received from Yanukovych guarantees about what He would sign the agreement on Union with the EU. After several days afterward as Yanukovych was ousted, Washington has once again turned to Russia with a request to extradite Firtash.
Firtash was placed behind bars in Vienna on request of the USA in March 2014 and then released under the largest in the history of Austria bail of 125 million euros. The United States accused the Ukrainian oligarch and five other businessmen in giving bribes to Indian politicians in 18, 5 million dollars in exchange for licenses to develop fields in India.