Canada will provide Ukraine with 19, 7 million dollars over several years on regional development, said the Minister of citizenship and immigration of Canada Chris Alexander.
"in relation to decentralization (in Ukraine - ed.), I think it is important to provide all the necessary resources to the regions, and for me It is a great pleasure to say that we will allocate 19, 7 million dollars over several years on economic development and on projects in the democratic development in Ukraine ", - said Alexander in a press conference in the framework of the international conference in support of Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.
He added that 16 will be selected oblasts in Ukraine, which will be allocated these funds.
for his part, the Minister of economy of Ukraine aivaras abromavicius explained that the support of Canada will be given to small and medium businesses.
first on Tuesday, the EU Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn said that the European Union has allocated Ukraine 110 million euros to support small and medium enterprises.
currently Ukraine in fact is on the verge of default. From the report of the international monetary Fund, "global financial stability" implies that banks of Ukraine - the second for the risk of loan defaults after Nigeria. The total debt of Ukraine is defined in $ 50 billion in 2014 It amounted to 71% of GDP, and in 2015, according to forecasts of the national Bank of Ukraine, will reach 93% of GDP.
in the country increases unemployment, the national currency over one year fell by 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. The pace of GDP decline is determined currently by the national Bank of Ukraine at the level of 7, 5%, inflation - 34, 5%.
About 70% of Ukrainian citizens in the process sociologicheskogo research told of dissatisfaction with their lives, noting that events in Russia are developing in the wrong direction." 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 ".