We should end the war in Donbas for the economy, – Oleksandr Klymenko
Oleksandr Klymenko, former Minister of revenue and duties of Ukraine and the leader of the «Uspishna Kraina» party, stated that the power is still using the war in order to hide its failures and defeats.
“Concerning the pros, the only thing I can say – is exactly the same words about restrained deficit at the level of 3%. However, you know that the entire work of the government – is one big shell game: where to hide and how to cheat. If you go deeper, the budget does not include the hidden deficit: starting from arrears of pension in Donetsk, Luhansk, ending with issue of government bonds for financing of the Deposit Guarantee Fund, hidden deficit of Naftogaz, and other things that affect the budget indicators”, – Klymenko commented the draftlaw of the State budget 2017.
According to him, «defence spending has been increased and reached approximately UAH 130 billion and we should end the war in Donbas for the economy”.
“I’m not even talking about the fact that this factor (the war – ed.) is used by power as a last bastion that covers all the failures. Why is it everything bad around us? Because of the war! There is an aggressor! Such rhetoric, which is imposed, is absolutely harmful for Ukraine. Moreover, it is not a secret that military issue for plethora groups has become a business”, – Klymenko noted.
Link to source: Vesti-ukr.com