MOSCOW, 11 Mar – RIA Novosti. In recent years, the Ukrainian economy has rolled back 20 years and now it cannot be restored. This statement was made by the former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Yevgeny Muraev on the air of the Nash TV channel.
According to the ex-parliamentarian, even if the Ukrainian GDP begins to grow by ten percent a year, the economy will still have to recover at least ten years to the level of 2013.
If the state starts restoring industry, it will become clear that there are no more labor cadres for this – the specialists have left to work in Poland, Hungary and Italy, the former deputy believes.
Muraev also stressed that ending the conflict in Donbass and restoring relations with Russia will no longer help Ukraine return to its former well-being – the country will have to be rebuilt from scratch.
Ukrainian politicians and experts have repeatedly pointed to the plight of the country's economy. For example, ex-premier, leader of the Batkivshchyna party, Yulia Tymoshenko, called the course of the current government the cause of “complete collapse.” In addition, she criticized the government for the land market law, which, according to her, threatens the country with “African famine” in the long term.
In turn, the deputy of the Rada from the Opposition Platform – For Life party Vadim Rabinovich assessed the IMF loan programs to Ukraine as surrender, and his party colleague Viktor Medvedchuk saw in Kiev's politics a movement towards economic and social collapse. Director of the Institute for Economic Development of Ukraine Oleksandr Goncharov predicted an “economic meat grinder” for the country against the backdrop of the global crisis due to the pandemic.