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Yanukovich Begs China for Cash



Ukraine's President Yanukovich is on his way to China to seek financial support, according to Reuters.

How shameful. Ukraine should be one of the wealthiest countries in Europe.  The soil here is so fertile that almost anything can grow in it. Natural resources are abundant. It lies in the center of Europe, making it a natural gateway for trade. And its people are highly educated and productive – when given the chance.

Instead of taking its rightful place at the European table, Ukraine has been reduced to begging for cash from China's repressive, dictatorial regime. I supposed that Putin, having pulled Ukraine away from Europe, doesn't feel the Slavic brotherly love he has been cooing about.

Do Ukrainians want money from China? I don't think so.