The West Wire News
May 13, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has been appointed to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, a privately-owned natural gas company operating in the Ukraine since the year 2002. Burisma Holdings has become a considerable player within the Ukrainian natural gas and oil industry, with licences covering the Dnieper-Donets, Carpathian and Azov-Kuban basins. The production capability has reached over 10,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOEPD) which has left the company with considerable reserves.
Hunter Biden has recently been appointed to the board of directors, from where he will oversee Burisma’s legal unit. Specifically cited by Burisma as offering support to the company among international groups, Hunter Biden’s clear qualifications for the job may be overshadowed greatly by the office of the Vice President of the United States- held by his father Joe Biden. From the Burisma press report:
Mr. Biden has experience in public service and foreign policy. He is a director for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, The Center for National Policy, and the Chairman’s Advisory Board for the National Democratic Institute. Having served as a Senior Vice President at MBNA bank, former U.S. President Bill Clinton appointed him an Executive Director of E-Commerce Policy Coordination under Secretary of Commerce William Daley. Mr. Biden served as Honorary Co-Chair of the 2008 Obama-Biden Inaugural Committee.
Mr. Biden is a member of the bar in the State of Connecticut, and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Court of Federal Claims. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
R. Hunter Biden is also a well-known public figure.He is chairman of the Board of the World Food Programme U.S.A., together with the world’s largest humanitarian organization, theUnited Nations World Food Programme. In this capacity he offers assistance to the poor in developing countries, fighting hunger and poverty, and helping to provide food and education to 300 million malnourished children around the world.
Regardless of blurred lines of interest, it appears that the White House’s role in the current revolutionary atmosphere of the Ukraine has just gotten more complicated. Now, with a direct line to the largest private oil and gas producer in the Ukraine, the Obama administration may have earned themselves a new seat of power at the bargaining table with Russia regarding which direction Ukrainian politics and sovereignty should move.
In the dishevelment of Ukraine where supposed freedom fighters have shot their own, Nazis have been reported as lesser evil, and war drums of the world’s superpowers have been given a rhythm, it would seem the United States may have just purposefully made their tense dynamics with Russia’s Vladimir Putin become even more personal.
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