How much do you know about the reasons behind Putin’s decision to recognize the independence of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics? How much do you actually know about Ukraine, whose people are being used as cannon fodder in a war between Trans-Atlantic financial oligarchs, and Russia and China? The west has poured over $5 billion in new weapons into Ukraine, paid for by loans, when Ukraine already is facing default on $4 to 5 billion in debt. And did you know that “democratic” Ukraine has shut down opposition media, jailed and threatened opposition leaders, and placed hard-core Nazis is leading positions in its security and defense forces? To learn the truth, watch Ukrainian economist and political leader Natalia Vitrenko, in her Feb. 19 address to the Schiller Institute.