Workers Vanguard No. 1050

8 August 2014



In “U.S. Imperialism Behind Bloody Repression in Ukraine—For the Right of Self-Rule in Donetsk, Luhansk!” (WV No. 1046, 16 May), we wrote that a key reason for the imperialist-backed coup that ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich in February was that he had accepted an aid package from Russia “rather than implement austerity demanded by the International Monetary Fund as part of the deal for Ukraine to join the EU (European Union).” In fact, the austerity was tied not to EU membership but to a trade agreement between the EU and Ukraine, which was finally signed on June 27.