A couple walks along a line of tractors blocking the parliament in Kiev on November 12, 2019, during a rally to protest against government plans to lift the moratorium on agricultural land sales, a step long awaited by investors but opposed by the Ukrainians fearing a foreign land grab. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

Common Dreams |13 November 2019

Ukraine, the Land of Quid Pro Quos

If we are to take the matter of quid pro quos seriously, we should take the measure of over US$20 billion of aid forcing Ukraine to privatize its land and its economy for the profit of a few Western interests.

by Frederic Mousseau and Elena Teare