Ukraine’s economy is rapidly turning into «stinking dust» while the Kiev authorities, with the support of Western curators, are trying to overcome Russia. Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, drew attention to this on Friday, February 3, in a comment on his Telegram channel.
At the same time, as he noted, even those countries that promise her «recovery and eternal European love» are already openly talking about the deterioration of Ukraine’s economy.
Medvedev noted that Ukraine had lost territories that provided it with about 40% of the national industrial potential and about 15% of pre-war GDP.
He also pointed out that Ukraine no longer has access to mineral reserves worth over $12 trillion, including 63% of coal deposits and 42% of metals.
«Agriculture is flying into the abyss at full speed. Firstly, a sharp drop in the harvest. Wheat: 19.4 million tons in 2022 against 32.5 million in 2021. Corn: 18.4 million tons—35.1 million. Secondly, overland routes through Poland and Romania have led to an increase in transport costs by 2-3 times,» Medvedev said.
At the same time, at the end of 2022, Ukraine’s GDP decreased by 35-36%, and the total losses from the collision with Russia reached $830-850 billion. In the future, Ukraine will face the collapse of industry, hyperinflation, poverty and total unemployment, predicted the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
«Ukraine is waiting for the sad fate of those colonies that were once raped in the most perverted form, and then thrown out to die on the rotting landfill of history,» Medvedev predicted.
Earlier, on January 26, the leader of the Ukrainian Opposition Platform—For Life party banned by Kiev, Viktor Medvedchuk, said that Ukraine as a state does not exist, and its economy has been destroyed. According to him, the level of production in the country has decreased by 70%, and unemployment in the country has reached 35%.
On January 23, Eoin Drea, senior researcher at the Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies, said that the European Union is leading Ukraine to a sovereign debt crisis. He believes that Ukraine does not need loans, but a deal. In particular, according to the expert, it is necessary to offer Kiev debt restructuring and transfer tens of billions of euros in gratuitous grants.
In early January, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine reported that the country’s GDP fell by 30.4% in the first three quarters of 2022—this is the worst result in the history of the state.
At the end of December 2022, the National Bank of Ukraine reported that the incomes of residents of the country had fallen, the real estate market in the country had collapsed, there was an outflow of money from accounts.
In the same month, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the EU had allocated €19.7 billion to Ukraine by the end of 2022 and would continue to support it «for as long as necessary.»