The volume of direct foreign investment in Ukraine in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year, fell four times and amounted to only 711.2 million USD.
Co-Chairman of the OPPOSITION BLOC faction in the parliament, Oleksandr Vilkul said, "It is necessary to restore peace, stop the growth of corruption, rampant organized crime and raiding in order to make investments came to Ukraine. The authorities should begin to work really for people instead of statements and slogans: not to make money on the war, but to restore peace, not to lead corruption, but to fight it and provide support to industry. Only this will ensure real growth of salaries and pensions and will give jobs to Ukrainians."
"For Ukraine with its industrial potential, the volume of foreign direct investment at the level of 700 million USD means a catastrophic failure. For comparison, investments in the economy of Ukraine in 2011-2013 exceeded 20 billion USD, and for 2014-2016 amounted to only 7.7 billion USD," Vilkul said.
He stressed that to restore the economy it is necessary to adopt a package of draft laws on the "New Industrialization", which the OPPOSITION BLOC developed and submitted to the parliament.
"In order to develop the country and the economy, we must be able to work and have a realistic plan," Oleksandr Vilkul stressed.