European politicians criticize the Ukrainian authorities for the situation in the country, express “concern”. And business is tough. This was stated by the Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC faction in the parliament Oleksandr Vilkul during his speech from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada.
“I constantly meet people all over the country, and they are furious with what’s going on. Nobody in Ukraine or Europe believes in false “victories” announced by the government. This is evidenced by the figures: direct investments from the EU into the Ukrainian economy fell by one and a half times: from $ 41 billion in 2013 to $ 27.5 billion in 2017. This is Europe’s response to the real state of things: corruption, war and inefficiency of the authorities. It is important to understand: investments are declining, but Western bankers are waiting for the authorities to finally destroy the country in order to buy everything for a pittance, and first of all – the land,” Oleksandr Vilkul said.
On his Facebook page, he wrote that large investors did not see the point of investing in the creation of enterprises in Ukraine. Our domestic market is declining, because people are poor, and it is problematic to sell products to external markets because of unfavorable international agreements that the government signed in 2014.
The oppositionist systematically advocates the need for a pragmatic approach in foreign economic policy, the revision of the economic part of the Association Agreement with the EU to support Ukrainian exports to the European Union. He repeatedly stated that Ukraine should strengthen its positions in the markets of the EU, the Middle East, China, and after the end of the conflict – the CIS countries, including Russia.
Previously, the OPPOSITION BLOC did not allow the authorities to begin selling out the last that remained in the country and people - the land. “In conditions when Ukrainians cannot buy land, lifting the ban on its sale is a crime. Because it will be sold out by large corporations, including foreign ones. This is our principled position,” the oppositionist stressed.
Recall that in 2010-2013, even in the conditions of stagnation of world markets under the leadership of Oleksandr Vilkul it was possible to attract more than $ 2 billion in the economy of the Dnipropetrovsk region. As of January 1, 2013, the volume of attracted foreign direct investment in the region's economy exceeded $ 8.9 billion. Every sixth dollar invested by foreign investors in Ukraine, worked in the Dnipropetrovsk region.