This was stated by the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC, Prime Minister of the Opposition government Borys Kolesnikov on the air of the TV channel “112 Ukraine” on Monday, March 12.
“Ukraine does not have any resources to block the construction of the North Stream. Today we are talking about the fact that we are ready to provide assistance in the amount of $ 1.2 billion. This is approximately UAH 36 billion. On gas transit from 2019, we will lose UAH 100 billion hryvnias per year. This is almost $ 4 billion,” Borys Kolesnikov said.
He noted that relations between Ukraine and Europe are built according to a scheme that could be conditionally called “you sold us raw materials, oh, how good you are, keep the candy as a loan”. “Now, for example, Ukrainian livestock due to quotas cannot enter the European market. These quotas are chosen by our leading companies for 15 days! Do not borrow money for us, but open up the markets. Create fair competition, and do not squeeze Ukraine. No juicer squeezes so much, as now the association with the EU squeezes Ukraine. We are talking about its economic part,” the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC emphasized.