The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt believes that the conflict in the Donbas is not obliged to hinder the implementation of reforms in Ukraine.
"This small piece of territory of Ukraine is not obliged to inhibit further movement of Ukraine towards reform and progress," said Pyatt in explanations reporters on Thursday.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of the population of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict in the Donbas were more than 6 thousand people. Currently Ukraine in fact is on the verge of default. In the country increases unemployment, the national currency in one year dropped more than 3 times. In the end, according to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, in January 2015 the average salary in the country amounted 3455 hryvnia, or About $ 160. This is one of the lowest figures in the EU.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that in 2015, the country faces the challenge to survive, " it will be hard to absolutely all social strata ". About 70% of the population of Ukraine in the process sociologicheskogo research told of dissatisfaction with their lives, noting that events in Russia are developing in the wrong direction."
Kiev nourishes the hope of improving the situation of foreign credits. New credit IMF program for Ukraine provides for the allocation of Fund 17, 5 billion dollars, and all international creditors over four years - $ 40 billion, including the fifteen billion through debt restructuring.
The condition of granting loans to the IMF is, and among them, the increase in utility tariffs. From 1 April to the Ukraine has increased the Tariffs not only on gas, electricity and heat supply, hot and cold water. The tariffs for centralized supply of hot water for residents increased by 55-57%. Tariffs for cold water - approximately 25%. The national Commission of Ukraine, carrying out state regulation in energy and utilities, due to the increase in the cost of electricity decided on may 1 to increase water Rates for residents in the amount of from 4 to 100%.