Ukraine does not think about the economic losses of the signing of the Treaty of Union with the EU, and it is this step is only for political reasons, according to specialists, who took part on Thursday in the video bridge Moscow - Kiev - Chisinau - Tbilisi " Treaty on the Union with the European Union: Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - on the threshold of the signing of the " MIA " Russia today ".
the experts also stressed that Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia should ask people's opinion and to hold a referendum before making such decisions.
The European Union wishes at a conference on June 27 to sign initialed in November of the Treaty on the Union and the free trade area with Georgia and Moldova, as well as the economic part of the agreement with Ukraine, which signed the political section in March.
The economic benefits of signing the agreement with the EU on Ukraine discussed quite a bit, and the 1st of all, This is a political step, says ex-Minister of economy of Ukraine, former representative of the government of Ukraine in the Customs Union Viktor Suslov." It is absolutely clear that currently, It is a political choice, and it is no coincidence that the first was signed a political part, and tomorrow for political reasons will be signed and the economic part of the agreement, for this reason, there are risks and problems, " he said. In this regard, perhaps the Russian side and the members of the Customs Union will take specific measures to limit the Ukrainian export is not the territory of their countries, says Suslov.
for its part, the head of the Center of strategic development of CIS, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Alexander Gusev stressed that signing of the Treaty on the Union with the EU with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia creates certain difficulties for the Russian Federation both in the political and in the economic sphere." Opening on the fact of free access to the market of the Ukrainian subjects of the EU will create serious difficulties for us, because we realize that grey exports go to the Russian Federation and we need to protect themselves, " said the expert.
in this regard, the senior scientific employee of sector of the economy of European countries Centre for European studies, IMEMO ran Vladimir olenchenko believes that from the statements of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk about the fact that Russia does not need to be afraid of the European subjects, " breathes such childlike innocence." This, you understand, protest slogans, and not slogans of state bureaucrats ", - concluded the expert.
Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern in connection with the intention of Kiev to sign the economic part of the Association with the EU, as This increases the possibility of bringing to the uncontrolled influx of subjects. Russia has warned, that in this case will be forced to protect its own market.
Total losses not only in Kiev but also in Chisinau and Tbilisi to sign agreement on free trade area with the EU will be about $ 35 billion for Ukraine, said Gusev." The Ukrainian Economics is unable even to a technical default, it is located in a solid recession. In this regard, " to abandon the hen that brings the Golden eggs " (from cooperation with Russia - edit)