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Ukraine is learning to live without money

Last week, the favorite fun of Ukrainian experts received another start - to discuss a possible tranche of a loan from the International Monetary Fund. As usual, few optimists of the IMF money reacted rather scornfully: “they lived without them, and we still will live”. The majority of pessimists, on the contrary, painted a sad prospect for Ukraine, which could result in a default.

Bad news from all sides

The reason for the revitalization of the discussion was the information that at the end of July the IMF approved the plan of Ukraine to create an Anti-Corruption Court. With this news and. about. Finance Minister Oksana Markarova hurried into public space. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, she stated: “We have a good discussion now: the Anti-Corruption Court was adopted ... and we also have very constructive discussions on the budget and gas prices” (quoted in the REGNUM news agency).

However, the good news ends there. But there are two bad ones, and both from the same monetary fund. First, the deputy director of the IMF’s fiscal department, Juan Toro, suggested that Ukraine reconsider its anti-smuggling strategy.

At a meeting with acting Miroslav Prodan Toro, head of the State Fiscal Service, said: “There are problems in the so-called greenery: smuggling is carried by air on hang gliders, dronestransported underground. Thus, the representative of the fund outlined a new range of requirements, which can now restrain credit tranches.

Secondly, against the backdrop of a new anti-smuggling theme, the IMF continues to insist that the Ukrainian government raise gas prices “to the level of import parity” - about a third higher than the current consumer price. For Kiev, this is an extremely heavy requirement.

In the Ukrainian budget there are no funds for the payment of additional subsidies to the population due to the increase in gas prices. According to the results of the first half of the year, a hole in 9,78 billion hryvnias has already formed in it, moreover, that during the corresponding period of last year the budget was reduced with a surplus of 29 billions.

Channel NewsOne, citing data from Verkhovna Rada deputy Yuri Pavlenko, cited depressing numbers. For the first half of the year, the lack of funding for social programs amounted to 41 billion hryvnia (more than 1,5 billion dollars). This amount is already close to the size of the expected tranche ($ 1,8 billion).

How ordinary Ukrainians get out in this situation can be seen from the June statistics of the National Bank of Ukraine. People began to actively spend their savings. For the month (by the way, during the holidays, when tourists buy foreign currency for their trips) the net sales of currency by the population (excess over purchase) to banks amounted to 269 million US dollars.

Marginal public solves their problems in a very barbaric way. Local media outlets have reportedly increased the number of children selling to their parents. 4 August, on her Facebook page, the Ombudsman for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova wrote that only in July there were three such cases. The same - in June.

In August, the trend continued. Last Friday, a local woman was detained in the Transcarpathian Mukachevo, who was trying to sell her three-year-old son to collect alms. The woman was detained in the transfer of money. Now she faces not only deprivation of parental rights, but also a real prison sentence - up to 15 years.

The moratorium on gas can not be infinite

The government of Vladimir Groysman realizes how much a heavy burden for the economy and people will be the increase in gas prices. It determined for itself the maximum possible price increase of eighteen percent, and even this increase did not go in April, as demanded by the IMF, but imposed a moratorium until June 1. Then he extended it to August 1, now to September 1.

Experts say that the moratorium on the price of gas "can not be infinite." First of all, because without this option, the IMF will not move from its credit pause. Some experts go further in their assessments. They believe that in the run-up to the elections and the uncertainty caused by them in the country, international financial institutions will find more and more new reasons to justify their passivity in Ukraine.

For this, by the way, there is a basic condition - the unconditional implementation of the Minsk agreements. Financiers about them until the time keep quiet, pushing the topic on politicians. Although the war in the Donbass has a direct impact on the entire Ukrainian economy and its budget spending.

Last week, for example, through the portal Ukrainian Military Pages it became known about the letter of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Poltorak notified the prime minister that, in the first half of the year, 11 thousand officers and contractors had left the Ukrainian army.

The reason for the mass exodus of servicemen from the Armed Forces of Ukraine lies in the insufficient financial support. When the so-called anti-terrorist operation in the Donbas was started, President Petro Poroshenko promised its participants thirty thousand hryvnia per month.

In reality, the salary of servicemen of the first year of service did not exceed 7,5 thousand hryvnia (17,5 thousand rubles). Contractors Poroshenko called "liars", but the military strap somehow pulled, while the allowance in the army did not lag behind the average salary in Ukraine (8,7 thousand hryvnia).

It was then that the people knocked out of the APU. According to Poltorak, by the end of the year 18 thousands of officers and contract servicemen will leave the Ukrainian army. Experts say that these are four full-fledged brigades. In order to preserve the personnel potential and attract new forces to the military service, the Minister of Defense asked the prime minister for additional funding in order to raise the minimum allowance to ordinary soldiers to 1 thousand hryvnias (9 thousand rubles) and officers to 20,9 thousand hryvnias (15,3 thousand) rub.).

The media do not report on the Prime Minister’s reaction to the letter of the head of the military department, but everyone agrees that without the IMF tranche, the budget doesn’t attract additional expenses to the army. As we see, he is already overloaded with wastes and does not make ends meet. What is now enthusiastically and argue local experts.

These disputes do not touch on one important topic - the specific phased implementation of the Minsk agreements. It seems that in Ukraine this topic is under a deep ban. In the daily controversy there are a lot of words about the “aggressor state of Russia”, and there are no proposals for negotiations with representatives of the Donbass that could put an end to the conflict in the country.

But all actively vanguyut about credit handouts of international financial institutions. As if this money will solve all the accumulated problems of the country. But not only accumulated problems. On the 112.Ukraine television channel, former Ukrainian deputy Ivan Zhuravsky said that today every Ukrainian owes the IMF about 120 thousand hryvnia. Over the past year, this debt has almost doubled.

Zhuravsky was accused of lying and data fraud. However, no one decided to dispute the increase in the state debt of Ukraine, rightly believing that the new credit tranches (if they take place) would raise this debt to a new height and lay an additional burden on ordinary Ukrainians. Today it is probably the main indisputable reality.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 6 August 2018 06: 29
    Yeah .. like that horse from a gypsy joke ...
    1. For example
      For example 6 August 2018 07: 59
      Our picture is the same - people are poor. The government shouted that raising VAT would not affect citizens in any way. It was worth signing a VAT increase as they yelled about the need to increase payments for a communal apartment.
      Poher, that there in Ukraine - this is their smut.
      The realities of our time are raising fuel prices, raising communal prices, another increase in communal utilities, and the selection of money from pensioners have been announced.
      That we are Ukraine, we have our own ghouls in abundance.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 6 August 2018 08: 31
        Did not try to work? And do not count on "uncle"? Better on yourself.
        1. Stas157
          Stas157 6 August 2018 09: 03
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Did not try to work?

          Why are you sending everything to work? Didn’t your mouth fail? Do you think that everyone except you is unemployed or what? Or is this your universal answer for those who criticize the authorities? For your information, Russia has such miserable salaries, by world standards, that even a person receiving this handout can live, however, below the poverty line. This is how it can happen, because a person works?
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          And do not count on "uncle"?

          And only work for him until 65.
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Better on yourself.

          Yes, that's exactly what thieves, officials, oligarchs, bribe takers think ... everything is on itself, and in three throats! And the rest (honest) to plow in three doom for a stew!
          1. For example
            For example 6 August 2018 09: 46
            Quote: Mountain Shooter
            Did not try to work? And do not count on "uncle"? Better on yourself.

            Can you just be smart?
            Stumbled for power? Man! love Power without your intercession will collapse laughing
            So answer then why the power is lying? Can not? Does work interfere?
            Will you also advise the old people to work? Instead of caring, do you need to send them to work? Well, aren't you a ghoul?

            Where did you read that I complain about my life? Had a dream?

            Our media scream about theft and poverty in Ukraine. I recommend you look back - our situation is no better.
            And you answer - go work. You got a bunch in a puddle.
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 6 August 2018 10: 21
              Ukraine is learning to live without money

              Ha! And it seems Ukraine is learning to live without Poroshenko himself!

              Ukrainian media reported that after some kind of religious procession Petyunia, an drunken “handsome” Petyunia, could not be found in Ukraine for a WEEK. That the guarantor of the "independence" of Ukraine is not at all in his workplace and no one even knows where he is.
              At the same time, various rumors are circulating in Ukraine:
              - that Poroshenko allegedly went on vacation and rests almost in Transbaikail (presumably following the example of Yanukovych);
              - that Poroshenko, at the risk of losing his enormous own “labor” “savings” in WEAKLESS Ukraine — he accumulated with the “greatest” work (!) - decided to blindly escape from all altogether in order to build his money in some kind of benevolently secluded place on Earth - away from the Ukrainian people, and indeed away from prying eyes. And then suddenly SWELLOWING FROM OFF-MONEY Ukrainians will want to deprive him in Ukraine of not only his "own" money, but also his "precious" LIFE!
              - Also, officials have "suspicions" that Poroshenko simply completely "scratched his bones" in the treasury of Ukraine and he dumped forever with the last Ukrainian "egg-pot" from Ukraine.

              We are waiting for what will happen next in Ukraine!
              1. Igoresha
                Igoresha 6 August 2018 14: 40
                Ha! And it seems Ukraine is learning to live without Poroshenko himself!
                oh yes, it was a golden time, Yanukovych was dogging with Yushchenko, all the steam of power went to brawls, people were left alone, then I bought 2 TVs for myself, I flew to Montenegro to rest ...
            2. ver_
              ver_ 9 August 2018 04: 22
              ... well, so the marshal's epaulets for nagging are not given .., then something else is required ...
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      2. Akuzenka
        Akuzenka 6 August 2018 11: 34
        I do not understand your indignation. Sincerely. We have been living under capitalism for a long time. With this model of economy, prices only RISE !!!!!!!!! And never decline, the ratio between zp and the cost of living is ALWAYS reduced, all for the sake of the profits of certain groups of citizens and just citizens. Under capitalism, ALWAYS life becomes more expensive and its level decreases. It rises only in one case (for all, including the poor), if your state successfully robs other states.
        1. Igoresha
          Igoresha 6 August 2018 14: 41
          PRICES ONLY INCREASING !!!!!!!!!

          Under komunyakah goods weren’t. The total shortage and golden teeth of sales workers, and now sales in supermarkets have forgotten
          1. art266
            art266 6 August 2018 17: 37
            Quote: Igoresha
            Under komunyakah goods weren’t. Total deficit and gold teeth among sales workers

            Here you do not need these tales. With all the shortcomings of Soviet trade, I have never met a single undressed, bloated, hungry or homeless person.
          2. Serhiodjan
            Serhiodjan 12 August 2018 00: 49
            Yeah, but there were 200 million beggars who snatched in lines from morning to evening. No thanks, better capitalism is where smart and skillful always get something and they live pretty well. And if it doesn’t come out, well, sorry - natural selection. As for retirees, I understand of course that everyone has a different situation, but what are their grandchildren for? It is necessary to support. My grandmother receives a pension of TR 17 not a fountain of course, but at the expense of his descendants he lives well. Lone certainly harder no doubt. I do not condone the state, and the truth is a question only on not knowledge or on purpose.
      3. iouris
        iouris 6 August 2018 14: 36
        Quote: For example
        what's in Ukraine is their smut

        For whom "it is there", and for whom it is here (in Russia). "Head" must hurt someone in the Kremlin. As long as the anti-Russian regime is in this part of Russia, security and progressive development of Russia are impossible.
  2. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 6 August 2018 06: 30
    How they jumped (2014) had fun, counted (2018) wept ... and who is the “proto-Sumerians” doctor?
  3. Strashila
    Strashila 6 August 2018 06: 49
    They learn to live in the West ... breathe as often as possible with a wind from the west and hold their breath if the wind blows from the east ... so as not to mix in the lungs.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 August 2018 07: 21
    “Lived without them, and still will live”
    This is when they lived without them since the last Maidan? Do not live, no matter how you dream. God willing, they will block this feeding trough for you and then we'll see.
  5. andrewkor
    andrewkor 6 August 2018 07: 47
    Someone I started to get tired of the news from UkRuinyi, from the faces of their ExpErdov on Russian TV!
  6. alex-cn
    alex-cn 6 August 2018 08: 12
    "What we ran into, that we waited" ...
    But nevertheless, despite all the assumptions, Ukraine? For now? holds on. What a margin of safety was invested in the republics by the Union, it is simply amazing ...
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 6 August 2018 08: 28
    Yes, let them live as they want, or rather, as they can ... Just to stop bombing the Donbass.
    1. Semen1972
      Semen1972 6 August 2018 11: 23
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Yes, let them live as they want, or rather, as they can ... Just to stop bombing the Donbass.

      This is an irresponsible approach. The mission of modern Russia is to bring peace and the word of God. This is what distinguishes us from the hellish rest of the world. We must make fun of, reveal and eradicate evil in the World, except for us no one will do it !!! If a neighbor stumbled, you need to talk about it. talk every day, every hour !!!
      1. Antares
        Antares 7 August 2018 10: 03
        Quote: Semen1972
        The mission of modern Russia to bring peace and the word of God

        all countries usually say so (first part) that I can’t believe that the main capitalist interest of the Russian Federation is to bring peace. Want peace and preferably everything is possible laughing
        But the word of God is darkness. This is a powerful step back. With such an approach, capitalism and the word of God do not understand you and will try to leave you, and that will be right.
      2. ver_
        ver_ 9 August 2018 08: 46
        Quote: Vlad Petrov
        For 27 years, Ukraine has specifically proved that its economy collapsed without Russia, that it cannot live on its own. It can be killed. Out of the blue. There are many reasons for the main Nazism of Raguli and greed, theft, the inability of the "ukroelita" to create. If Kharkov were part of Russia or was an independent republic, then for example Antonov would definitely make Ruslan and An aircraft, etc. And who will say that Kharkov lived poorly in the Union?

        ... why the hell to them to build - much faster and easier * to grab and sell * - this is the essence of the ancient ukroshumeriyts ..
  8. Sadko88
    Sadko88 6 August 2018 08: 52
    The concierges say that all that they earn in Moscow for a shift of three months goes to pay for gas ... From their words, if they raise it, it does not matter who will win the election wink
    1. Semen1972
      Semen1972 6 August 2018 11: 26
      Quote: Sadko88
      Concierges say that all that they earn in Moscow for a shift of three months goes to pay for gas ..

      This is not true. I have relatives in Ukraine. It is difficult, but not so much, that money is only for gas.
      1. Antares
        Antares 7 August 2018 10: 06
        Quote: Semen1972
        This is not true. I have relatives in Ukraine. It’s hard, but not so, that money is only for gas

        if not heating, then bearable.
        For gas because of the large number of people and the availability of only a stove (there according to the norms) -400 UAH is 1/20 of the RFP of one person. And then with a counter it would be many times less, but the payback is long.
        And heating is 1/4 of the heat immediately (it’s only a few months, and if it’s warm in winter, then the amount is less)!
        Worse, those with AGV or the like have different rates there. But you can save.
        But many times more than before 2014. Now that the ZP has reached the level of 2013 and exceeded it, it is clearly visible how much of the ZP began to be spent on housing and communal services. And she is clearly taller than 2013.
  9. BAI
    BAI 6 August 2018 09: 12
    to discuss a possible tranche of the loan of the International Monetary Fund

    And what is there to discuss - they will give, they will not go anywhere.
    for the corresponding period last year, the budget was reduced with a surplus of 29 billion.

    Oversubscribe! Extra money was formed (this is against the background of screams about the collapse of the Ukrainian economy), and we have DEFICIENCY and a corresponding increase in the retirement age.
  10. Semen1972
    Semen1972 6 August 2018 09: 45
    The author raised the urgent agenda of today. We must ... are obliged to discuss Ukraine every day, as this is an example to our children and grandchildren, what could happen to Russia if there is no Putin-Medvedev. It is obvious that while Ukraine was under the influence of Russia, they were brothers to us, and as soon as they ceased to be friends with Russia ... and after the just exclusion of Crimea and part of the territories of Donbass from them ... they became a hotbed of evil and dementia !!!!
    1. Igoresha
      Igoresha 6 August 2018 15: 00
      what could happen to Russia if there is no Putin

      therefore, the time has come to throw a new ma'am into Russian information space "Worse than in Ukraine" - there will be nothing for the power-holders to take care of their direct duties - to serve the people soldier ...perfectly
      1. Antares
        Antares 7 August 2018 10: 15
        Quote: Igoresha
        therefore, the time has come to throw a new ma'am into the Russian information space “Worse than in Ukraine”

        idea of ​​course. But after all, so much effort and money has been spent on creating the image of Ukraine for Russians, every iron has been marked and every cat knows that in Ukraine it is worse than in Somalia.
        We still do not soon become better (I'm talking about indicators for life) of the Russian Federation. But it’s strange to equate the Russian Federation with Ukraine. In terms of ambition, almost the USA / China / EU, but in life, what does “Ukraine with oil” turn out to be? Something wrong.
        Power your meme will not upset. The TV is still stronger than the refrigerator. And the worse the better. It is noticed that the worse in Russia, the more calls to rally at the throne. Until the boiler breaks. But neither we nor the world need this. In Russia, a bad sign is the explosion of the boiler. There are no human resources for this.
        1. Igoresha
          Igoresha 7 August 2018 15: 00
          the more calls to rally at the throne.
          this is exactly what happened with the crowds eager to vote in the presidential election. The Russians “offended” with their skilfuls - the people voted with their feet at the polling station.
        2. DVTamga
          DVTamga 8 August 2018 17: 14
          Before the explosion of the boiler in Russia is still far away. Let's hope that Ukraine will fall apart and disappear long before the boiling of the Russian boiler. Objectively, the so-called a country that enjoys the traditions of policemen and traitors, praises scum, has no right to exist, but inhabits this so-called country population should be scattered. It will be fair and correct.
    2. Gepirion
      Gepirion 7 August 2018 14: 33
      We must ... are obliged to discuss Ukraine every day, as this is an example to our children and grandchildren, what could happen to Russia if there is no Putin-Medvedev.

      If you are in all seriousness, you are inclined to believe that you suffer from FGM ...
  11. Altona
    Altona 6 August 2018 14: 21
    Quote: For example
    The realities of our time are raising fuel prices, raising communal prices, another increase in communal utilities, and the selection of money from pensioners have been announced.
    That we are Ukraine, we have our own ghouls in abundance.

  12. VB
    VB 6 August 2018 15: 58
    Russian businessmen and state-owned banks directly finance and trade with Banderstadt. The government and the infallible guarantor, thus, encourage the killing of Russians in the Donbass. Interestingly, during the Second World War, it was also possible to trade with Hitler? Russians in Russia are the object of genocide by those in power. But this, I hope, will not be long.
  13. Apollo
    Apollo 6 August 2018 18: 05
    Ukraine is learning to live without money

    But has Russia already learned?
  14. NF68
    NF68 6 August 2018 20: 42
    If the top of Ukraine lives without brains, then ordinary people will definitely have to get used to living without money.
  15. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon 7 August 2018 04: 25
    Yes, do not care to Ukraine. We have poverty and lawlessness.
  16. Gepirion
    Gepirion 7 August 2018 14: 29
    There is a good expression "The salvation of a drowning man, the work of the drowning man himself." Indeed, everyone is already across the throat of news from non-recent. It is necessary to pay attention to the problems within our country. Just now, very severely, so to speak, they called my director to the regional tax office. I went with her. The head of the audit department asks if our salaries reach the industry average? I say, what side do you have towards labor relations? She replies that with non-rubber, it was ordered that all law firms be customized not under the mole, but under the industry average (which is sufficiently higher than the mole) to increase fees by 13% personal income tax, there is no money in the budget. That's it. And we all drop by the neighbors ...
    1. Igoresha
      Igoresha 7 August 2018 15: 03
      Does the salary of our employees reach the industry average?

      about the same thing I heard from a businessman who owns a couple of private shops from Belgorod Region, tax officials ask why do you have s / n saleswomen less than 10 thousand? while in the adjacent "Magnets" with similar questions did not climb. Plus, a permanent tribute (fines) of 3000 rubles when there is not enough money in the budget of the region.