The European Union remained impassive in the face of a humanitarian disaster that threatens Ukraine. This was said by former European Commissioner g?nter Verheugen in the publication " instead of war, the Danger of hunger and cold ", published by the newspaper.
"Ukraine is on the verge of bankruptcy, the economy is declining, the level of unemployment at a record high. Prospects for improvement no, because who would want to invest in such conditions?" - emphasizes the ex-Commissioner.
in society " growing frustration and anger due to the political situation that has Not improved after the revolution on the Maidan ". The popularity of the government and the President are extremely low, and nationalist forces sow strong hostility and provoke unrest, says Verheugen.
With the onset of winter, the crisis in Ukraine will be performed in the acute phase, as it will lead to shortages of electricity and heating, says the politician. According to his statement, there is " all the components of serious social decline, which is Not without political consequences."
The Verheugen was the responsibility of the EU, which, in his vision, he misses With the signing of the Treaty of Union With Ukraine. Without thinking about the consequences, the European Union made demands, which in the current explosive situation - for example, demanding an end to gas subsidies. According to policy, the EU must recognize the risk of a humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine and to start a discussion about the upcoming winter. Negotiations should be connected and the Russian Federation, said Verheugen.