Miracles do not happen: the Ukrainian economy suffered a deep crisis, and the Kiev elite - in a stupor, writes the journalist of the edition Michael Klimashin.
Refusing Russian investment and imports on the market of the Russian Federation, post-revolutionary Kiev suddenly discovered that he has almost nothing to offer the world, says the analyst. High European standards of living Ukraine is a long way out to reach given the current state of the industry: even the major product of Ukrainian exports - salt used To clear roads of snow and mud in winter, the EU is considered too "dirty" due to the large content of minerals.
in the financial sector, according to the examination results Explorer, the situation is no better. In the reserve of the Central Bank of Ukraine a little over us $10 billion In total external debt (public and private) to $125 billion, or 110, 5% of GDP. For comparison, At the exit from the USSR and the Declaration of independence of Ukraine, its debt was equal to zero. Every Ukrainian citizen currently owes international creditors $3200 Plus $350 for the loans received In the current year, which is 2 times the average monthly income of the population. The most vulnerable pensioners, whose monthly income is Just $43, not talking about pensioners of Donbass, completely cut off from the pension system. Similarly is the case of the so-called middle class (citizens with incomes from $400 per month): according to the examination results of TNS, the number of extremely low - Only 9%, while the rate of 30 per dollar Ukrainian middle class will disappear As such. Just two years earlier When the "corrupt regime" average salary in Ukraine amounted to $500 per month at half smaller than in present commodity prices, reminiscent of the Creator of the article.
Plus, the analyst adds, no one has repealed the heating season. If Kiev is not going to persuade international partners to issue regular loans at $1 billion and $300 million for the purchase of gas and coal, respectively, citizens of Ukraine this winter have the ability to freeze again.
"The Ukrainian government blames the war in the East of the country and the corruption of the previous "criminal" (this word is persistently repeated in Kiev) authorities. In this there is some truth, and the share of political guile, " says Klimashin.
anyway, not Every Ukrainian a little driving ends, says analyst Observer. The new Governor of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili openly informs about the fact that for His sybaritic lifestyle pay American taxpayers, Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, convincing the Ukrainians from the TV screens in the security of a default, comes to television, from head to toe decorated with Golden ornaments, showing her solidarity with the residents of the country. The chief man of the country - the head of the Petro Poroshenko - it is a billionaire.
As noted by the journalist, the Ukrainian elite is not found To exit the fall a better way but to try to collect through the international courts $100 billion from Russia for the annexation of the Crimea ". This option is advocated and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and former Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov. Yatsenyuk mad amounts of financial assistance provided by the European creditors of Greece - the Kiev promised $25 billion in four years, and at the same time four times smaller by population, Greece has already received $300 billion and asking for more." How unfair life is for Mr. Yatsenyuk " - ironically a specialist.
"It (Yatsenyuk - approx. Ed.) depressive mood - Sigmund Freud could even call it agony - can be traced back at least by how often the Prime Minister uses the word "kamikaze" relative to itself", wrote the Observer.
Michael Klimashin emphasizes that Ukrainian politicians were given a lot of promises, But the best prospects of Ukraine outlined the U.S. assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland in the 1st interview to the local TV - "no Miracles" and " the bandage from the wound, it is best to tear off quickly and the pain, and not slowly. But As a politician, Nuland forgot to add, how long will it take this treatment.