What was the population of Ukraine in 2014?
About 45 million
After the US used fascistic elements to plunge Ukraine into civil war in 2014, "targeting the industrial heart of the country in the eastern Donetsk area and largely cutting off trade with Russia", a depression resulted and the IMF responded with a $17 billion loan:
"After shrinking by a stunning 7 percent in 2014, its economy is projected to contract by a further 5.5 to 12 percent this year (2015).
"Though its currency, the hryvnia, has recovered half of its losses since the signing of a cease-fire in Minsk last month, it is still down 27 percent this year.
"Initial IMF payments will go to key creditors of the Ukrainian government, which include major US financial firms PIMCO, BlackRock and Franklin Templeton Investments.
"The Russian government also owns roughly $3 billion of Ukraine’s $69 billion debt."
The US version of "free-trade imperialism" and financial parasitism stands the classical economists' understanding of free markets on its head. Instead of a market free from landlords, bankers, and monopoly rents, neoliberal economics lives in the short term, preferring to make money by financial engineering instead of industrial engineering.
Ukraine is merely their latest victim.