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#Impeachment Thread #1 - Hot Tip for Independent Journalists: Security Assistance to Ukraine is intrinsically tied to Ukraine Government participation in fighting corruption AND cleaning up oligarchical finance.

Sauce: 2009-2017.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/20…

#Impeachment Thread #1 - "...we’ve also provided almost $350 million since the conflict began in economic and reform support and SECURITY SUPPORT, et cetera. We’ll talk about how that’s going. The Secretary will want an update from the Ukrainian

#Impeachment Thread #1 - leadership on implementation of reform. As you know, our ECONOMIC SUPPORT IS TIED TO THE UKRAINIANS KEEPING THEIR COMMITMENTS, particularly in the areas of energy security, reform of the justice sector, fighting corruption, reform of the

#Impeachment Thread #1 - agricultural sector and various other parts of the economy, cleaning up oligarchical finance, et cetera. So he’ll want an update on all of those things." Senior State Department Official, Special Briefing - En Route Kyiv, Ukraine, February 4, 2015

@tracybeanz @Timcast @IPOT1776 @DavidJHarrisJr @TheOfficerTatum @robjh1 @99freemind @willchamberlain @LionelMedia @WeAreChangeNYC @PrisonPlanet @Jordan_Sather_ @JackPosobiec #Impeachment Thread #1 - "Including these funds, the U.S. has provided over $355 million in assistance over the past year to ensure Ukraine has the support it needs to establish security, restore economic stability, and carry out vital reforms.

#Impeachment Thread #1 - This is in addition to a $1 billion loan guarantee issued in May 2014 as well as recent announcements of the Administration’s intention to work with Congress to support up to $2 billion in additional loan guarantees in 2015 if Ukraine continues

#Impeachment Thread #1 - making progress on its reform agenda and conditions warrant." Press Release, U.S. State Department, February 5, 2015.

#Impeachment Thread #1 - Remarks With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko After Their Meeting (Kerry), February 5, 2015.

Sauce: 2009-2017.state.gov/secretary/rema…

#Impeachment Thread #1 - "At the same time, we are strengthening our security cooperation, a number of means could be used to enhance such cooperation. However, to find out the most effective way, the most effective medicine for the (inaudible) to help him to recover the

#Impeachment Thread #1 - principal task. A comprehensive support of reform in Ukraine also was discussed today, and we thank United States for the assistance, for the advisors, and for their cooperation. We are already demonstrating the most important and most urgent

#Impeachment Thread #1 - sphere of the Ukraine who need (inaudible). This is the fight against corruption, this is the rule of law, this is the build-up independent court and judge system, this is the building of the effective investment climate, and

#Impeachment Thread #1 - development of the democracy and freedom." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, February 5, 2015

(Voicing that he is holding up his end of the deal.)

#Impeachment Thread #1 - Press Briefing with John Kerry and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk After Their Meeting

Sauce: 2009-2017.state.gov/secretary/rema…

#Impeachment Thread #1 - "We are moving forward, as we announced just the other day, a loan guarantee of $1 billion in order to support Ukraine’s economic reform program and assist the government to meet its near-term spending needs.

#Impeachment Thread #1 - And we have told the government and we’ve announced publicly that we are prepared to pursue another $1 billion loan guarantee this year as we see the reforms stay on track." John Kerry, February 5, 2015.


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#Impeachment Thread #1 - Another Quote from John Kerry regarding the Quid Pro Quo for Ukraine to receive funding from the US as well as IMF.

Same Sauce: 2009-2017.state.gov/secretary/rema…

#Impeachment Thread #1 - "I’m confident, however, that the government is going to do everything in its power to meet those standards, to make sure that they qualify, and then to deliver. So I would hope, and we are anticipating, that there will be an IMF loan.

#Impeachment Thread #1 - Our hope is also that there will be sufficient contribution in other ways. EU has made a commitment of some $2.5 billion; we’ve made a commitment, as I said, of initially the 1 billion, another billion as the reforms go into place.

#Impeachment Thread #1 - And I’m quite confident, based on the conversations we’re having, that we’re prepared to step up and continue to be helpful." John Kerry, February 5, 2015.

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