Despite the loud statements from Kiev, Ukraine is a failed state, Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov said on Saturday, October 3.
He stressed that Ukraine rests on the Soviet legacy and the reserves created before the Maidan. At the same time, Pushkov drew attention to the words of the ex-head of the office of Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy Andrey Bogdan that the best prime minister of Ukraine in the last period was Mykola Azarov, who headed the government under Viktor Yanukovych.
“Yet those who replaced him at [экс-президенте Петре] Poroshenko, like the current no-names, as well as alternating foreign ministers, whether in crumpled or ironed pants, demonstrate only an unquenchable thirst for corruption and a complete inability to manage and create with the only ability to beg for money from the EU and wait for the next tranche from the IMF. Like “we should stand for a day, but hold out for the night,” the senator wrote on Telegram.
Pushkov also recalled Ukraine’s external debt, which is $ 53 billion, and is the largest in the country’s history, accounting for more than a third of its GDP. At the same time, the GDP itself after six years of European association is only 2/3 of 2013.
“Ukraine has only one chance to return to normalcy: to eradicate the personnel legacy of the Maidan – an aggressive but mediocre one. But she is unlikely to use it, ”concluded the member of the Federation Council.
On September 26, Pushkov called the end of the “Ukrainian dream” a statement by the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, which he told Zelenskiy that “the European Union is not a charitable organization or an ATM.”
The senator emphasized that “the dream of clinging to euro money was the main hope of the Maidan,” and in this regard, Borrell’s statement is very important.