Well some see us protecting an investment those interests.....others seeing us throwing away money.
The US purports to advocate Democracy, but in reality advocates for governments friendly to Multi-National corporations. Regime change is orchestrated by the US AID for politicians friendly to Multi-National Corporations.
"Since 1991, Ukraine’s development trajectory has taken the country from a command to a market-based economy. The United States Government maintains a strategic interest in helping Ukraine’s transition toward greater democracy and a sustainable free market economy. Over the last 20 years USAID has provided $1.8 billion in critical development assistance in support of the Ukrainian people. Much of this development assistance has helped Ukrainians experience increased political freedoms, stronger transparency guarantees, and more economic and social opportunities.
Today, USAID/Ukraine implements a focused development assistance program to support: more participatory, transparent, and accountable governance; broad-based resilient economic development; and improved health status for Ukrainians. USAID also supports U.S. Presidential Initiatives in Global Health and Global Climate Change."
USAID | Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine
http://www.debatepolitics.com/europe...2014-a-64.html (The Ukrainian Crisis 2014.....)
Gladiator had this up in the Crisis thread.