Аnna Sereda: A catastrophic decline in the capacity to pay for the population and the accumulation of debts is the price of payoff paid by Ukraine for cooperation with the IMF

Аnna Sereda: A catastrophic decline in the capacity to pay for the population and the accumulation of debts is the price of payoff paid by Ukraine for cooperation with the IMF

The policy of the current regime has led to the fact that the Ukrainian economy is in decline, and the authorities are no longer able to reanimate it by their own efforts. Therefore, the government under any conditions is ready to borrow money fr om international lenders, sacrificing for this the standard of living of ordinary Ukrainians. The deputy from the OPPOSITION BLOC in the Dniprovsky district council of Kherson Anna Sereda wrote about it on the page on Facebook.

The deputy noted that in 2019 the Ukrainian government would receive two tranches of $ 1.3 billion each – on May 15 and November 15. “This is a new accelerated 14-month program, indicating that the country is in a deep economic crisis and needs urgent financial assistance. In these circumstances, “assistance” always comes under special conditions,” she added.

According to the politician, the increase in the price of natural gas for the population and utilities is the price of payoff paid by Ukraine for cooperation with the IMF. “Our commitment to the IMF suggests that the Cabinet of Ministers will increase by May 1 the retail price of gas for the population by another 15%. Significant growth of tariffs for housing and communal services in 2014–2018 with an extremely low level of income of the population led to the fact that the total debt for utilities at the end of last year amounted to UAH 55.6 billion, which exceeds $ 2 billion,” the deputy stated.

The policy of the current authorities on utility tariffs, according to Anna Sereda, has already led to a catastrophic decline in the capacity to pay for the population, the accumulation of huge debts and the fact that people continue to increase the amount of debts. “Responsible politicians will never act on the principle of “feed at night, slaughter in the morning”. Instead of understanding the causes of the crisis and eliminating them, the current authorities will again raise tariffs on orders from abroad,” she stressed.

As an authorized representative of the presidential candidate Oleksandr Vilkul, Anna Sereda noted that debts could be restructured for 50-100 years, as other states did. “This is what they do in countries wh ere they think about the future of a country, care about its people. It is the implementation of the program of Oleksandr Vilkul “Peace and Development: Four Steps to Success” that will allow Ukrainian families to feel the protection guaranteed by the state and improve their living conditions,” the politician concluded.

20 February 2019 14:05
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