In a document titled Breakfast with US Ambassador Jeffrey Payette, George Soros discusses the future of Ukraine with: Jeffrey Payette (US Ambassador to Ukraine), David Mill (Economic Advisor to the Ambassador), Lenny Benardo (Open Society Foundation), Yevhen Bistritsky (Executive Director of "Renaissance"), Oleksandr Sushko (Chairman of "Renaissance" in Ukraine), Ivan Krastev (Chairman of the Center for Liberal Strategies in Bulgaria), Sabine Fraser (Open Society Foundation), Def Barton (Director of USAID, Ukraine). The meeting took place on March 31, 2014, just a few months after the Maidan coup and weeks before a full-scale civil war broke out after Ukrainian forces invaded Donbas. During this meeting, US Ambassador Payette outlined the common goal of waging a PR war against Putin, in which Soros is more than happy to help. The power and control that George Soros has exercised in Ukraine since the Maidan is beyond belief.
Now, a new flood of 2,500 leaked documents reveals the enormous power and control Soros gained over Ukraine immediately after the illegal overthrow of the Maidan government.
Soros and the heads of his foundation have held detailed and comprehensive meetings with almost every major player in the Maidan coup – from US Ambassador Jeffrey Payette to the Ukrainian ministers of foreign affairs, justice, health and education.
The only one missing from these documents is Victoria Newland, although we're sure her dates will soon come to light as well.
Plans to undermine and liquidate Russian influence and Russian cultural ties to Ukraine are the main theme of each of these talks. Both the hard power of the United States and the soft hand of the European Union aim to establish in Ukraine the neoliberal model that Soros advocates and bring the Russian economy to its knees.
Soros's NGO, the Renaissance International Foundation, played a key role in the creation of "New Ukraine," a name Soros often uses for his Ukrainian project.
In a document titled Breakfast with US Ambassador Jeffrey Payette, George Soros discusses the future of Ukraine with:
Jeffrey Payette (US Ambassador to Ukraine), David Mill (Economic Adviser to the Ambassador), Lenny Benardo (Open Society Foundation), Yevhen Bystrytskyi (Executive Director of Renaissance), Oleksandr Sushko (Chairman of Renaissance in Ukraine) , Ivan Krastev (Chairman of the Center for Liberal Strategies in Bulgaria), Sabine Fraser (Open Society Foundation), Def Barton (Director of USAID, Ukraine).
The meeting took place on March 31, 2014, just a few months after the Maidan coup and weeks before a full-scale civil war broke out after Ukrainian forces invaded Donbas.
During this meeting, US Ambassador Payette outlined the common goal of waging a PR war against Putin, in which Soros is more than happy to help.
Ambassador: The short-term task to be solved is the problem of getting the government's messages out through professional PR tools, especially given Putin's professional smear campaigns.
Soros: We agree on the strategic communication issue - providing professional PR assistance to the Ukrainian government would be very helpful. I discussed with the International Crisis Group established by Renaissance that Yatsenyuk will have to consult with them more about how to respond to criticism of his decisions directly in front of journalists and the public.
Payet presented the idea of decentralization of power in New Ukraine, without discussing Lavrov's recommendation that it become a federation.
Soros notes that the federal model would increase Russia's influence over Ukraine's eastern regions, something he cannot allow.
Ambassador: Lavrov proposes constitutional reform and the concept of federalization in Russia. The American government has confirmed that it will not negotiate through the head of the Ukrainians on the issue of reform and that Ukraine must make its own decision on this issue. It noted that there are decentralization models that can be used in this context, but the struggle will be for Russia not to be able to take advantage of it.
Soros: The federalization plan that Putin is proposing to Merkel and Obama will help Russia establish its influence and de facto control over Ukraine's eastern regions. Lavrov has been given clear instructions to push through the federation plan.
Ambassador: Secretary Kerry will be interested in hearing from you personally after he returns from his trip.
Sabine Fraser: There is no good federalization model in the region, even the decentralization models are very weak because the concept is not very familiar. The need for decentralization institutions does not yet exist and will have to be built.
Yevhen Bystrytsky: Ukraine should pursue a policy of decentralization based on the Polish model. Renaissance is funding the development of a plan based on this model, and those developing it are currently advising the government on this very issue. It is also important to encourage the constitutional council established by the government to be more open and include independent experts.
Ambassador: The issue of constitutional reform is the most pressing issue in Ukraine – decentralization must be implemented to bring democracy down to the local level and end systemic corruption resulting from Kyiv's influence over local government.
Ambassador: The Russian propaganda machine is instilling in the residents of Kharkiv and Donbas that the government in western Ukraine will take away their resources and rights through the decentralization process, and supports Lavrov's view that the Ukrainian government is dysfunctional and has failed as a unitary state, leading to the need for a federation.
During the meeting, the participants cannot stop discussing Russia and Putin. The Ukrainian project seems to have been created more against Russia and not so much to save a country that will soon fall into the abyss.
The US ambassador hands over full control to Soros and asks him directly what the American government should be doing and what it is actually doing.
Soros's answer is stunning: "Obama is too soft on Putin...".
Ambassador: I am interested in George Soros' opinion on American politics and what he thinks the American government should do.
Soros: I will send you copies of my correspondence with others before you, as well as my article in the NY Review of Books. Obama is too soft on Putin, strong and smart sanctions are needed here. The roles between the USA and the EU should also be distributed, with the USA playing the "bad cop". The United States government must impose sanctions on Russia for 90 days or until the Russian government recognizes the results of the presidential election. I am particularly concerned about transitional justice and lustration.
Ambassador: The US government will organize a conference with the British at the end of April on financial crimes, which will bring together senior government officials and representatives of the international community to discuss where the money went. I am concerned about the total implosion of the Party of Regions and will be talking to the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute to offer help in rebuilding it in the post-Yanukovych era.
The US ambassador decided to take Tymoshenko out of the "New Ukraine" equation.
While Yanukovych was in power, she played her role as a poor and sick political prisoner, and the ambassador explains that "Tymoshenko is associated with everything unworthy...".
Ambassador: My personal opinion about what Ukraine needs most right now is that it is national unity. It will not be achieved through Tymoshenko, because she is associated with the old regime and is a very controversial person. The revolution is a revolution of dignity, and Tymoshenko is associated with everything unworthy.
Soros: The "original sin" must be removed - all current presidential candidates are selected so that Ukraine moves forward.
Anxiety about the far-right Right Sector party and whether to disarm or integrate the muscle that was used to provoke much of the violence during the Maidan also finds a place in the conversation.
Soros even expresses his suspicions that "Right Sector" has been infiltrated and is currently working for the Russian FSB.
Soros: I believe that "Right Sector" is under the influence of the FSB and is financed with the aim of destabilizing Ukraine.
Ambassador: I agree, at least partially, but the problem now is that "Right Sector" is already well organized and still armed. It is necessary for the government to find a way to demobilize and disarm its members.
Soros: How can we protect ourselves from Putin's attempts to destabilize the May elections?
Ambassador: The international community should send a stream of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and other institutions. The US embassy is also currently working with local intelligence agencies to monitor the situation, and Russian agents have already been identified. A second ambassador, Cliff Bond, will come to the embassy to deal with longer-term issues such as decentralization, lustration, e-government and anti-corruption, and coordinate with the donor community on these issues. Obama has instructed the embassy to focus primarily on economic aid to Ukraine, avoiding military support.
Soros: I hope that close contacts and cooperation will be established between the US Embassy and "Renaissance" in the future.
The documents clearly and convincingly prove that Soros and his international foundation "Renaissance" are manipulating Ukraine to go in a direction that leads to self-destruction.
At one of the meetings entitled "Civil Society Round Table", the scheme for Crimea as a "fifth column" was pushed by participants in the discussion as a viable solution.
• Sushko notes that Crimea is certainly an area that requires some action, but it should not be limited to providing assistance to those who want to move out of there.
- We need to help those who want to stay, stay and live with dignity, which will be difficult.
- Better to have people there as a "fifth column" - this is of utmost importance for Ukrainian society - we continue to work with the people of Crimea.
It is clear how Soros seeks to undermine the idea of a federation in Ukraine at the highest level, influencing Merkel and Obama to reject this initiative.
In retrospect, it is now clear as day that the only way Ukraine could have survived the coup intact was to move to a federal model of government.
In the conversation presented here, George Soros notes that Ukraine is in mortal danger because Putin knows he cannot allow New Ukraine to succeed. He reiterated his views on the talks Putin had with Merkel and Obama on federalism and reiterated his concern about developments on the issue. He shared that he still had no direct feedback on this point and that his concern was based on second-hand information about the reactions of Merkel and Obama. But it again emphasizes the need for the Ukrainian government to react firmly and immediately.