A friend sent this to me over the weekend, I thought you might find the premise interesting.
The Ukraine buys almost all its energy (natural gas) from Russia. Revenues from natural gas sales are a primary source of income for Russia.
Because of the recent disagreement between the Ukraine and Russia, Russia is raising the price of the natural gas it sells to the Ukraine.
The Ukraine is almost broke and can't afford the increase in the natural gas price because it would be forced into bankruptcy.
Obama just announced the United States is giving the Ukraine $1 billion to assist in paying for the higher priced natural gas it buys from Russia. Continue reading "Obama Gives Putin A Billion Dollars!"