The Director of the National Institute for strategic studies Volodymyr Gorbulin said Ukraine since the Maidan has lost about 20% of their economic potential.
"in General during the undeclared war Ukraine lost about 20% of economic potential. Industrial production in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions fell, frozen at the level of 20-25%, compared with 2013 year, "said Gorbulin at the presentation of the monograph" the Donbas and Crimea: the cost of returning ", UNIAN reports.
in addition, he added, "traditionally knotted on coal from the Donbas" fuel and energy complex of Ukraine lost half of the mines." on controlled Ukraine of the territory of 150 mines only 24 are working, " - said the expert. Also damaged transport infrastructure." It is not only airports "Donetsk" and " Lugansk ". This gap logistics are 1,700 km ", said Gorbulin and added that " the estimated damage is almost 5 billion UAH ". The specialist Also summed up the loss of observations over More than 400 km of the state border, and Also assessed the loss of Crimea." in the Crimea was the largest industrial enterprises. A significant proportion of the wine industry, the fishing fleet. More than 1000 branches of the Ukrainian credit organizations closed. Heavy loss suffered by science, " said Director of the Institute, noting that in 2014 prices, the harm from the loss of the Crimea exceeded 1 trillion 200 billion hryvnia. Before the first day of the week the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the country could default defend himself, although a year Earlier it seemed inevitable. On the first day weekend stated that the Russian Federation wants to sue Ukraine if Kiev fails to pay a debt in 3 billion dollars until December 20 of the current year, which would mean a national default of Ukraine. On Tuesday ex-Governor of Donetsk region Sergey Taruta said Ukraine remained six to eight months before the economic collapse. A severe Crisis of political power affects the economy and the budget sphere of Ukraine. Increased 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 dollars. This is one of the lowest indicators in the European Union. According to the State Department of statistics, the population of Ukraine in one year dropped to 164 thousand People. For the first half of 2015, the retail trade turnover in Ukraine fell by 24%, due mainly to the decrease of funds coming residents, caused by high inflation. Ukraine's economy In the 2nd quarter of 2015 fell almost 15%, the fall in GDP during the first half of this year amounted to 16, 3%.