Ukraine Parliament Rejects IMF's Bailout Terms (As US Passes Ukraine Aid Bill)

Tyler Durden's picture

The US Senate is more than happy to hand over a few billion and confirm sanctions:


But, it seems the IMF's requirements for Ukraine's bailout are too much for the locals to bear:


Lawmakers will continue to work on the bill as it seems they approve the top-line budget but not the taxes required to get there... beggars can be choosers again maybe?


US says "yes" to US Aid; Via NY Times,

The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a billion-dollar aid package for Ukraine, two days after Senate Democrats relented to Republican demands that they drop a provision backed by the White House that would have authorized an overhaul of the International Monetary Fund.


The vote was 98 to 2. The House is expected to pass a similar bill later in the day. President Obama has said he will sign the bill, which includes new sanctions against Russians and Ukrainians who provided support to Russia to annex the Crimea region of Ukraine.


This bill is a first step toward supporting the Ukrainians and our Central and Eastern European partners, and imposing truly significant costs on Moscow,” the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, said in a floor speech as his chamber considered its bill.

Ukraine says 'No" to IMF (for now); Via Bloomberg,

Lawmakers approve budget changes needed for IMF loan deal.


Lawmakers to continue working on tax bill, acting President and parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov says


Lawmakers to vote on tax bill again today: Turchynov

We suspect beggars will be choosers once again.


Confused at what that means? Nomura  (h/t @Pawelmorski) has the answer.. kinda...

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Hippocratic Oaf's picture

OUR money is obviosly EASIER money.

BaBaBouy's picture

Come On UKRAINE Guys, Don't You Wanna Be Like The GREEKS ?????

TahoeBilly2012's picture

This is with guns to their heads or not?

SilverRhino's picture

Finally Ukraine does something SMART.

Headbanger's picture

I got it!!

Detroit can rename itself "Ukraine" and scam that money for itself!

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

So what's the final tally for "fiscally responsible" tea-bagger support?

CH1's picture

Leave your Blue/Red at the door, please.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Did the tea-baggers from Oklahoma vote yea? I hear they don't even have enough money to upkeep major bridges in Oklahoma:

Latina Lover's picture

Why don't the Uke's default on their debt, giving a triple fuck to the Russkies, Jews and Oligarchs?

TheReplacement's picture

I don't think that is red-blue.  He singled out a sub-faction that has publicly heralded a higher standard of conservatism.  Did they uphold that view or did they become part of red-blue?  He has a valid point.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

I know, that's what speaking the truth gets you these days. Assholes don't even have the courage to shoot messengers anymore.

CH1's picture

IMF bailout = Leopard jumping on wildebeest.

Mountainview's picture

With the IMF you have to say yes and come back for additional credit two years later - take Greece as an example.

666's picture

I think the Ukes are slowly coming to the realization they'd be better off joining Russia, just like Crimea did.

phoolish's picture

I'm sure Eastern Ukraine understands this and won't sit still for long under the plan the debt dealers have designed for them.


Mountainview's picture

And Western Ukraine will ask Goldman Sachs for advise...

TheReplacement's picture

100k Russians on the border.  Still, this is the right call for Ukraine.  They need to be independent.  Accept aid from the US or whomever as long as there are no strings attached.  One might like to see a strong alliance based on former Soviet parcels in eastern Europe.  Neither east nor west has ever really looked out for them.  They should band together and stand for themselves now.

john39's picture

have to wonder whether the banker minions intend to unleash chaos into ukraine in order to try and force Russia into intervening deeper into Ukraine...  so that zato can seize on Russia's action as the pretext for the war they so desperately need.

Freddie's picture

Eric Cantor - NeoCon and dual citizen.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

Don't think so if the situation remains as it is now. ZATO has alreasdy put Ukraine in its backpocket, but now comes the tricky part of disengaging all the different neo-nazi "rent-a-mob" factions. That challenge (wanted by "moderate" oligarchs in order to paint a more civilized picture for Ukraine, as well as by the coup sponsors for creating a more peaceful environment that will enable them to start sucking Ukrainian blood) provides huge risks for a mobster-like civil war, mainly in West/Central Ukraine.

My thoughts are that western zio-nazis will keep and tolerate the present status quo until the elections. If things go downhill they'll have the cover to switch to plan B as described above by john; but if everything goes according to plan they'll begin the purge of the errand boys. 

There'll be other ways and opportunities for Bear-poking.

new game's picture

zero doubt in my mind that that is the plan or a variation- hoist the false flag!

best would be a home grown peacefull movement to put to vote the eastern U's fate.

leave or stay. russia or U's debt slave...

McMolotov's picture

Barry's gonna make it rain, Ukrainian bitchez.

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

Taste that freedom motherfuckers!

tempo's picture

Tax poor US citizens and give to rich corrupt elite in bankrupt countries.

SAT 800's picture

Well, now we know; everyone of these Senators needs to be de-elected. If they're in; turn 'em out.

SAT 800's picture

Well, now we know; everyone of these Senators needs to be de-elected. If they're in; turn 'em out.

Theta_Burn's picture

All this effort to enslave & deceive, instead of just doing the right thing..

sessinpo's picture

Theta_Burn    All this effort to enslave & deceive, instead of just doing the right thing..


The right thing is to not have these global institions that are only allowed to exist because the populations allow it. There would be no effort by the IMF if the IMF or similar organization didn't exist.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Waiting for the Internetski Party coming to Urkaine.  Something like

And in Crimea... Vote for Krim Dotcom.  :-)

Freddie's picture

Here is a video Kim made with "Obama" and zio-PM "John Key" of NZ. going to get them strudel.  LOL!

Sleepless Knight's picture

Cue in the next coup. They'll get IMF approval yet. Wonder who they will have to arrest, whack, or suicide?

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Russian troops amassed at the borders, fortified, fueled, and at the ready to take advantage of any western-induced transitory chaos ... I mean "secure the peace for Russian civilians and/or assets in danger." 

Putin says thanks to the western "intelligence" community for being so intellectually inert as to be perfectly unable to change its own momentum. 

Obama says, "Russia's aggression is a sign of our superiority and their old ways of thinking.  They are cornered and quaking.  They hate us for our lassitude."

Putin says, "You missed a spot on the toe there, Shineboy."


TheReplacement's picture

Aren't there some Russian citizens in Berlin, Paris, and London?  Tanks in London?  Got Chunnel?

Mine Is Bigger's picture

They are racist and narrow-minded, aren't they?  America is very fair -- It does whatever it wants to anyone in anywhere in the world.

i_call_you_my_base's picture

Everyone tries this at first. Gotta make it look legit. In a few months they'll be begging to only cut their pensions by 50%.

Joe A's picture

Why, they are not getting enough bribes?

drink or die's picture

These are the consequences Obama talked about.  If Russia continues it's agression, Obama will spend US citizens money on a country that no one in the US cares about.

Itchy and Scratchy's picture

Should they take US$1  ...   it will be the beginning of the end for the Ukies! Go to your local mafia loanshark instead!

Kaiser Sousa's picture

fucking morons...

did they really think by doing the MoneyChangers dirt they wouldnt be justly rewarded???

now the boneheads dont like the terms of the serfdom and want more generous slavery terms...

"you order eat shit...."

Kaiser Sousa's picture

and oh yeah -


bigsheep66's picture

This is just like when the UK said they wouldnt go into syria and our  government was and is willing to help the rebels.  There government still somewhat represents the people.  Our president has a pen, a phone, and loyal congressional cult to follow his will so no need to care what the people want.

FieldingMellish's picture

And thus gold sells off.... and stocks start back up.... because... just because...

10mm's picture

What are the additional sanctions? 

Itchy and Scratchy's picture

Those come after Putin arms Syria and Iran with nuclear weapons!

Kaiser Sousa's picture

just sayin...

"The banker suicide saga has just reached a new level as a top level JPMorgan attorney has been exterminated in a hit & run incident involving a minivan.
JPM attorney Joseph Giampapa was killed over the weekend when he was struck by a minivan in a hit and run incident.  Giampapa was reportedly hit and thrown 150 ft and was pronounced dead at the scene.  No charges have been filed.
It gets better:  Giampapa was JPMorgan’s top commercial bankruptcy lawyer (SVP).
Somehow we suspect the incident was not inflicted by a soccer mom."

Colonel Klink's picture

Was it a minivan full of nail guns?

ParkAveFlasher's picture

I believe the coroner ruled it "suicide by lateral self-launching".