Medvedchuk: Free Trade Agreement with the EU exhausted itself
Viktor Medvedchuk believes that economic course has to be changed21:04, 26 May 2020Viktor Medvedchuk112 Agency
The Agreement on Free Trade Area with the European Union has exhausted itself, and the economic course has to be changed. The Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party, MP Viktor Medvedchuk stated this on Pulse talk show on 112 Ukraine TV Channel.
“Today, if we talk about economic development, we are in this pit below the bottom. Mr. Zelensky’s government came as a result of external management from Western centers, including those organizations which are interested in obtaining finances and in ensuring debt repayment, like the IMF and many other non-governmental funds. These organizations work and today they have the largest representation, it is no secret that it is not Mr. Zelensky that has the largest representation in Ukraine. He established this government, but he did so through people who were represented in the Soros Foundation, who worked on Western non-governmental grants, that is, they worked for those countries and for those interests, and not for the interests of Ukraine. And when they say that they are servants of the people, I will probably agree. The only question is to find out which people, but it’s definitely not the Ukrainian people,” he said.
The politician emphasized that it was necessary to radically change the economic course.
“The course set under Poroshenko – it has exhausted itself. The course which continues within the Free Trade Agreement with the EU, which was signed in 2014 and entered into force in January 2016, brought the economy to the state that we felt in recent years. There supposedly was a growth of 2-3-4%, but this growth did not give anything in welfare. Moreover, during this time housing and utilities tariffs increased by 600%. They was increase by 800%, but now they have decreased due to oil and gas prices on world markets. And this decrease is gone, but it still increased by 600%. Today, the world economic crisis continues, and it affects Ukraine, but Ukraine has not increased capacity during this time, hasn’t created an investment climate, ” the parliamentarian added.