The loss of economic ties with Russia is in the number of major external factors adversely affect the General state of the Ukrainian economy, said the Minister of economic development of Ukraine aivaras Abromavicius.
during an interview with "Ukrainian truth", he clarified that the reduction of GDP for 2014 amounted to 17, 5%, and the decline continues." Current macroeconomic situation in the country is very heavy, in very poor condition, he said.- We are currently at the bottom ". The reasons for this situation, the Minister took military confrontation, destruction of transport infrastructure, the loss of major funds, as well as external factors such as falling world prices for corn and steel and close to the Ukraine Russian market, reports the news Agency." in the world have two consecutive years of record harvest of corn. The cost it currently is 40% lower than 21 months ago, " explained the Minister.- There are problems in the steel market. Ukraine Before the fall, Before the military conflict was the seventh largest steel producer in the world. At the moment she fell to tenth place. The overproduction of steel in the world, and most in China and the slowdown of increase of world economy contributing to the decline in prices."" Also, of course, negatively impacts upon full closure of the Russian market ", - noted Abromavicius and specified the need to " gradually shift to other markets ".
Assessing the prospects of the Ukrainian economy From the fall, Abromavicius expressed the view that the improvement of the situation may be in case of establishing peace in the country." The good news is to say that, if military operations had not resumed, will not worsen the situation on the front, it is still the worst economic performance is behind us, " he said. We emphasize that Kiev had linked the fall of the Ukrainian economy with the situation in the South-East of the state. So, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that because of the conflict in the Donbass, the Ukrainian economy will lose about 20% of funds coming. According to his statement, " 20% of the Ukrainian economy is concentrated in Lugansk and Donetsk."" Because of Russian aggression, We lost 20% of funds coming, 20% of foreign exchange earnings, 20% of the economic potential of the country, " he added. Fifteen may Yatsenyuk said that " the country is in a state of war." We lost 20% of the economy and appealed To our creditors with a clear position with regard to the manner and on the terms of restructuring, " - said Yatsenyuk. Ukraine is now in a serious political crisis, which affects its economy and the public sector, in fact the country is on the verge of default. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk have said before that in 2015, the country faces the challenge to " survive ". Last week, members of the So-called financial Maidan staged a protest action near the building of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. They demanded to return money to depositors of distressed credit institutions, and Also played for the resignation of the head of the NBU Valeria Gontareva. Protesters repeatedly blocked the traffic on the Central streets of Kiev, burned tires, and stated that there was a scuffle between protesters and police. May 21, participants of the rally after meeting with the MPs dispersed. Before in the center of Kiev held a rally against growth of tariffs for communal services. May 14 was declared an "indefinite" protest action near the building of Verkhovna Rada, Activists activities require to reduce gas prices.