The head of the Oriental Department of the German economy Eckhard Cordes gave a comparison of GDP of Ukraine with one of the 16 Federal States of Germany * Schleswig-Holstein.
"now the Ukrainian economy is so weak that GDP 45 million population is placed at the level of GDP of Schleswig-Holstein. Economic indicators of Schleswig-Holstein on 2, 8 million inhabitants currently the same As that of Ukraine ", - transfers words of Cordes RIA " Novosti ".
For comparison: in 2010 the GDP of Schleswig-Holstein presumably reached 75 billion 600 million and GDP of Ukraine in 2014 - about 66 billion euros. As reported by the print edition OPINION, on the last working day of the week, the creditors ' Committee of Ukraine has denied the message of the head of the Ministry of Finance Natalia Jaresko about the fact that within three months they refused substantive negotiations on restructuring, and tried to convince the Minister to engage in dialogue with the IMF on 30 June in the U.S. capital. Thursday Jaresko said that the country May not perform payments on the bond coupons and in July will be in default. On the same day, the creditors ' Committee did not agree with the initiative of the IMF to restructure its debt of Ukraine fifteen billion 300 million dollars. Ukraine can not afford to pay for servicing the debt accumulated for three several years, said on Thursday the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. According to his statement, during this period Ukraine borrowed $ 40 billion. The economic situation in Ukraine was complicated due to the political fall, experts believe that the country is on the verge of default. In one year, the hryvnia has depreciated more than tripled in proportion to decreased salary persons, by practice, to the lowest level in the EU. For 2015, the IMF predicts the fall of Ukraine's GDP by 9%.