Why should UK taxpayers foot the bill...

Why should UK taxpayers foot the bill for Ukrainian oligarchs' military adventures?

There are 14 comments on the Russia Taday story from Aug 18, 2014, titled Why should UK taxpayers foot the bill for Ukrainian oligarchs' military adventures?. In it, Russia Taday reports that:

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Zeppelin

Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 18, 2014
Tell me Brits, do you enjoy paying for Kiev's war?

Quote:

" This week the PM, who is valued at a comparably modest £4 million, pledged £1 billion from UK taxpayers to the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko – worth the considerably higher figure of $1.3 billion. Cameron is considered an aristocrat in Britain but his Ukrainian counterpart is known as an oligarch. Poroshenko has amassed this fortune in a country with an average monthly salary which is 1/15th that of the UK.

However, the Ukrainian president is a mere pauper by comparison with the countries’ richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, who has somehow got his hands on $17.8 billion (according to Korrespondent.net , a leading Ukrainian news portal) in the last two decades, or roughly 10 percent of the war-torn state’s entire GDP. Akhmetov, who didn’t make his cash running corner shops, is well known to the UK elite as the owner of the penthouse at 1, Hyde Park, in central London, paying a record £136 million for the privilege and another £60 million to decorate it."
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#2 Aug 19, 2014
So kholkhozniks are now turning against those who even supported Yanuko. If I was Akhmetov I would at once pull out all remaining invesments from Russia and stop sending allowance to Yanuko.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#3 Aug 19, 2014
Oh look another thread from russia tAday.

That couldn't possibly be a dodgy phishing scam.

I mean seriously, only morons read the real russia tOday, never mind an obviously fake one.

How dumb would you have to be to click that link?
pailrider

Scunthorpe, UK

#4 Aug 19, 2014
Giving it out here, cant cope with truth, all links are virus according to your warped mind,,,, IMHO of course!!
DuH

Barnet, VT

#5 Aug 19, 2014
Well, of course they should foot the bill. It will help to keep Russia from annexing the UK.

What a silly question.
DuH

Barnet, VT

#6 Aug 19, 2014
I can read wrote:
How dumb would you have to be to click that link?
I don't know. A lot of dumb people out there. I hear Kolomoisky has already received enough donations to fund another battalion of right sector neo-nazis to replace the ones already destroyed, under a deceptive website called:

www.help_kievs_poor_children_e scape_destruction/donate

He managed to pay them enough to force another government lackey out just today I think. Coups are such fluid sorts of governments, always changing, always marching forward.
Reed

London, UK

#7 Aug 19, 2014
The UK caused the problem by helping Stalin invade Poland, Finland, Estonia and the Ukraine.
DuH

Barnet, VT

#8 Aug 19, 2014
I can read wrote:
Oh look another thread from russia tAday.
That couldn't possibly be a dodgy phishing scam.
I mean seriously, only morons read the real russia tOday, never mind an obviously fake one.
How dumb would you have to be to click that link?
Here, let me give a little clue from 'advanced hacking lectures, no. 402'

You position your little cursor with your mouse over the link in question (don't click it!) and then read the full link's address appearing in one of your toolbars.

This will help both novice and professional alike ascertain the bona fides of the address in question.

No need to thank me, just get lost.
Reverend Kevin

Swansea, UK

#10 Aug 19, 2014
Several individuals whom I am closely acquainted with regularly partake in drinking their own p/ss
DuH

Barnet, VT

#11 Aug 19, 2014
tell me wrote:
If UK taxpayers can pay welfare to AfricaNighurs why not help fellow Europeans?
Because these neo-nazis growing in Ukraine, like stomach worms growing in its belly, are worse than the aforementioned.
hahaha

London, UK

#12 Aug 19, 2014
If you halps my fellows cantrymans we breengs tha good bisneess to tha uks.
We ar topp at tha prastitooshon ans tha reecicleeng.

We ttoo chaynje tha stractar of tha banafeets sistam in uks. Daveed Cumron ees huppy wiv tha skeeled mygrant warkers.

Since: Sep 11

Gravesend, UK

#13 Aug 19, 2014
Zeppelin wrote:
Tell me Brits, do you enjoy paying for Kiev's war?
Quote:
" This week the PM, who is valued at a comparably modest £4 million, pledged £1 billion from UK taxpayers to the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko – worth the considerably higher figure of $1.3 billion. Cameron is considered an aristocrat in Britain but his Ukrainian counterpart is known as an oligarch. Poroshenko has amassed this fortune in a country with an average monthly salary which is 1/15th that of the UK.
However, the Ukrainian president is a mere pauper by comparison with the countries’ richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, who has somehow got his hands on $17.8 billion (according to Korrespondent.net , a leading Ukrainian news portal) in the last two decades, or roughly 10 percent of the war-torn state’s entire GDP. Akhmetov, who didn’t make his cash running corner shops, is well known to the UK elite as the owner of the penthouse at 1, Hyde Park, in central London, paying a record £136 million for the privilege and another £60 million to decorate it."
Yea. Think the Rich Ukrainian freightening that an investigation in ther sudden Richtum would start,why they sponsored the Revolution.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#14 Aug 19, 2014
I can read wrote:
Oh look another thread from russia tAday.
That couldn't possibly be a dodgy phishing scam.
I mean seriously, only morons read the real russia tOday, never mind an obviously fake one.
How dumb would you have to be to click that link?
The first time I saw that I just assumed a typo, however the articles are all BS, so now I don't even open the link
About time

Knoxville, TN

#17 Feb 23, 2017
Lukashenko is Dr Phil wrote:
So kholkhozniks are now turning against those who even supported Yanuko. If I was Akhmetov I would at once pull out all remaining invesments from Russia and stop sending allowance to Yanuko.
No more Lukashenko!

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