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.

(C)1112UA 2020

5 comments

  • Make no mistake about it that when Medvedchuk speaks about Ukraine he is speaking about the Russia. He is for full on integration and not independence. He is nothing less than Pisscough 2.0.

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  • “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.”

    Ukraine had an investment climate when Yanu took over, in a few years he destroyed all that. Banks pulled out of the country, big business pulled out of the country, because of Russian parasites hellbent on destroying Ukraine, just like yourself.

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  • As it were not obvious already as soon as they start whining about Soros you know they are Russian schilles.
    In the 2008 great recession Ukraine’s economy was devastated.
    In 2020 during the worst pandemic in modern times Ukraine’s economy is only going to take a small hit.
    The banking system is solid and profits are increasing.
    the budget deficit is still manageable considering the crisis.
    With little more money than before the war when adjusted for inflation Ukraine has expanded the army by 100k and modernized it.
    Whats more in spite of all the chaos of the last 7 years Ukraine society is coping well.
    Inflation has slowed, interest rates have dropped. high interest loans are being repaid with low interest one from the IMF.
    As long as fools like this guy stay on the sidelines Ukraine’s future is far brighter than in 2013 when his party ruled.

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