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How Maidan ravaged Ukraine. Two years ago, a coup d'état took place in Kiev

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Exactly two years ago, 22 February 2014, the riots in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, which lasted several months, ended with a coup d'état. President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was effectively removed from power and, fearing for his safety, hastily left the country, leaving for Russia. Thus began a new page in the newest stories Ukraine is perhaps the most tragic after the events of seventy-five years ago, when the territory of the Ukrainian SSR was tormented by the Nazi invaders and their allies, including from among the local traitors. Of course, the collapse of the Soviet state was a serious tragedy, as a result of which, one of the richest and most economically and culturally developed union republics turned into a poor country. But, at least for the 23 post-Soviet years of Ukraine, the country at least lived in the world. It was a definite plus - after the collapse of the Soviet Union, bloody wars and conflicts shook many of the former Soviet republics. They fought in the Transcaucasus, in Central Asia and even in Russia itself - in the North Caucasus. Ukraine was a peaceful state and it remained its strong feature, even though the economy over the two post-Soviet decades turned out to be very “battered”, and the standard of living of the population is extremely low. The main omission of both the Yanukovich regime, and Russia, which had lost control over the political situation in the nearest neighboring state, was the lack of measures to counter Western propaganda disguised as Ukrainian patriotism and nationalism. It was during the two post-Soviet decades that Russophobic national extremist organizations were fostered and strengthened. Some militants of these organizations even managed to gain combat experience in the North Caucasus - of course, fighting on the side of Dzhokhar Dudayev. But the pro-Western forces in Ukraine decided to open rebellion only twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.




Unlike the Baltic states, the countries of the Transcaucasus or Central Asia, Ukraine’s national borders were very transparent. Almost the majority of the country's population was actually “Russian Ukrainians”, whose difference from the Russians was practically not visible. It took exactly two decades to grow new generations, from childhood influenced by anti-Russian propaganda. The current 20-30-year-old Ukrainians, whose childhood and adolescence were in the post-Soviet years, became the main driving force of anti-Russian speeches. Now not everyone will be able to answer the question - why, in fact, needed this “Maidan”? Indeed, as a result of “Maidan”, Ukraine lost the Crimea, a bloody war broke out in its east with thousands of victims, enormous destruction, which, by the way, has already been going on for two years and has not yet seen its end. The standard of living of the population of Ukraine, already low, after Maidan fell even lower, many people in the country were simply on the verge of survival. Ukraine did not succeed in a quick jump to “European happiness” - Europe is also not ready to accept a impoverished and unstable country, in which political chaos is created, the economy is falling into the abyss, there are unresolved territorial problems and disputes, and there is a war in the east of the country. Today, two years after Maidan, it is already possible to talk about what its real, rather than ideal, results that exist in the imagination of Ukrainian nationalists. We will try to briefly highlight the main consequences of the Maidan for the Ukrainian state. Even a quick glance at them is enough to understand that it would be better if this Maidan were not, and it is better for Ukraine itself. After all, Ukraine itself turned out to be the main losing party from Maidan. It was her citizens who were dying and dying in the east of the country, she had lost the “pearl” of the Crimean peninsula, whose population, having looked at the chaos, made an adequate decision to reunite with Russia. This Ukraine is on the verge of total economic bankruptcy, and political power does not control the situation a few meters from the residences of the government and parliament, and also within the government - remember the incident with the scandal of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and the governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili.

The war in the Donbass

The fighting in the Donbass is the most important and terrible consequence of the Ukrainian Maidan in 2013-2014. In fact, they began in April 2014, after the then acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that an anti-terrorist operation will be launched against the demonstrators who seized regional administrations in the east of the country. So the new Ukrainian government demonstrated extreme hypocrisy - it turned out that it was possible for pro-Western elements to seize administrative buildings, burn tires, build barricades and throw Molotov cocktails at militiamen, but not to residents of Donbass who opposed Bandera. Until the end of April 2014, the operation of the Kiev troops in the Donbass was reduced to periodic clashes between Donbass militias and armed units controlled by the Kiev government, but then Kiev sent armored vehicles and helicopters to the troubled areas of Donbass. Artillery shelling of settlements, attacks from helicopters and airplanes on residential areas began. Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics were proclaimed on the territory of Donbass, which created their own armed forces - both from among local residents and from among the many volunteers who came to Donbass from all over the former Soviet Union and even from foreign countries. The heroic efforts of the militias managed to defend significant territories that remained under the control of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics. Impressive forces of the government forces of Ukraine were concentrated against the militias, including units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defense, the National Guard, the police, the State Border Service, the Security Service and the State Guard Directorate. In addition to the regular armed forces and units of law enforcement agencies, voluntary formations from among Ukrainian nationalists and foreign mercenaries were involved in the operations, which were noted for special cruelty, which was also manifested in relation to the civilian population. If in the spring of 2014, 10-15 thousand Ukrainian troops were concentrated in the Donbass, then already in August 2014 the number of the Ukrainian group was increased to 50 thousand military personnel. October 24, 2014, according to experts, the total number of Ukrainian troops in the region was 38 people, including 250 thousand people were in army units. Armed with the group were about 20 tanks, up to 500 armored vehicles and approximately 300 artillery pieces and mortars. According to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, by June 26, 2015 the number of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​the anti-terrorist operation increased to 60 thousand troops. Representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic as of the end of summer 2015 estimated the number of Ukrainian troops in the Donbas at 90 thousand people. Since before the outbreak of hostilities in the Donbass, the Ukrainian army did not have the human resources to conduct such a campaign, mobilization of draftees and reservists was started in the country. Note that shortly before the Maidan, Viktor Yanukovych, who was so hated by the Ukrainians, decided to abolish the draft method of recruiting the armed forces and transfer the Ukrainian army on a contract basis. Those same Ukrainian students who brawled in Kiev, shouting "Ukraine tse Europe," instead of a European standard of living, received summons to mobilize them in the army. However, especially zealous fanatics hastened to enlist as volunteers in the formation of the Right Sector (an organization banned in Russia) and a number of other nationalist groups.



In one and a half years of hostilities in the Donbas, the Ukrainian armed forces suffered serious losses. They are great even according to official data, although the actual losses are unknown to anyone - information about the mass graves of unidentified dead soldiers and soldiers of volunteer battalions was repeatedly voiced. Petro Poroshenko as of 9 March 2015 (15 February 2015 was a truce) estimated the loss of Ukrainian security forces in 1549 people. Among them, according to Poroshenko, the 1232 man fell on the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, another 132 man on the fighters of the National Guard of Ukraine, the 99 man on employees of the internal affairs bodies, the 63 man on the soldiers of the State Border Service of Ukraine, 16 people on employees The State Service of Ukraine for Emergencies, 7 people - on the staff of the Security Service of Ukraine. According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian army, at the beginning of March 2015, the 6226 military was injured, 968 armored vehicles were lost. The Ukrainian “memory book” contains references to 2520 killed on 5 August 2015 of the year. A real scourge of the Ukrainian armed forces was a massive desertion. Forced mobilization of people from other regions of the country, the lack of a normal diet, poor living conditions, and simply the desire to survive and not die in the conflict - all these factors determined the extremely high level of desertion in the Ukrainian army. Even the chief military prosecutor of Ukraine, Anatoly Matios, in March 2015 of the year admitted that 17 000 initiated criminal cases against the military prosecutor in charge of desertion from the armed forces. 60 000 17 000 deserters are more than one out of every four soldiers in the Donbas. But since these are only official numbers, plus - in the case, it may actually be more deserters. Almost every third Ukrainian soldier sent to the Donbass deserted. Another problem that afflicted the Ukrainian army in the Donbass was the general drunkenness of servicemen, leading to the hardest consequences - the commission of crimes against civilians and fellow soldiers, suicides, alcohol poisoning, mental illness.

How Maidan ravaged Ukraine. Two years ago, a coup d'état took place in Kiev


But even more as a result of the hostilities in the Donbas suffered the economic infrastructure of the region and civilians. As a result of the war, more than 2,3 million people living in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions were forced to become refugees. The overwhelming majority of refugees were accepted by Russia - despite the fact that they formally remained Ukrainian citizens. On the territory of the Rostov, Voronezh, Bryansk, Kursk, Oryol regions temporary refugee accommodation centers were established, which received hundreds of thousands of people. In addition, tens of thousands of refugees dispersed across Russia to relatives, friends and acquaintances. According to the United Nations, dated 27 July 2015, the death of 6 832 people was established in Ukraine as a result of the fighting. Wounds of varying degrees of severity were 17 087 people. The main part of the refugees - 765,6 thousand people - went to the Russian Federation, 81,6 thousand people - to Belarus. In addition, 4603 people applied for asylum to the German authorities, 3700 people went to Poland, 2956 people - to Italy, 1962 people - to Sweden, 1762 people - to France. A much smaller number of refugees, however, arrived in the neighboring Ukraine - 200 people, Romania and Hungary - 60 people, Slovakia - 20 people. Thus, with regard to refugees who have left for Europe, most likely, there is reason to assume the fact of labor migration, hidden under the guise of flight from fighting. However, as early as December 2015, new information from a special UN commission monitoring the losses was published. According to these data, at least 9 people died as a result of the armed conflict on 2015 December 9098, another 20 732 people were injured. Some publications call more impressive figures, referring to the number of people killed during the war in the Donbas - from 20 to 50 thousand people. As a result of the war, the economic and social infrastructure of many settlements in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions was almost completely destroyed. But the main thing is that the majority of the population of Donbass will now never be able to live in the same state as those who destroyed civilians, bombed and shelled residential areas, dealt with prisoners and defenseless people.

The reunification of the Crimea with Russia

It was the Maidan 2013-2014 that led to the complete destabilization of the political situation in Ukraine, the overthrow of the legitimate President Yanukovych and the civil war, which became the main cause of the loss of the Crimea. For twenty-three years, Crimea, although not without problems and conflicts, still existed peacefully as part of the Ukrainian state. However, the main feature of the Crimea, for which he was always disliked by the authorities of the “independent” Ukraine, was the predominance of the Russian and Russian-speaking population and the clear “Crimean identity” of its inhabitants. Crimeans, especially Sevastopol, never considered themselves Ukrainians and had a Soviet, all-Russian identity, but not Ukrainian. Actually, this was confirmed by a referendum, in which the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants of Crimea who have the right to vote supported reunification with the Russian Federation. Of course, Crimea won from reunification with Russia — at least from the peripheral region of Ukraine, which Kiev never paid due attention to because of its potential “unreliability” and the spread of pro-Russian sentiments — Crimea became an important region of the Russian Federation. the region, which in time can compete with the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus for attractiveness to tourists. Crimeans themselves won, both in the level of salaries and pensions, and in the real possibilities of social mobility. Now they can study in universities of any Russian cities, make a career in the armed forces and law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation, where both salaries and opportunities are much higher than in Ukraine. The fact that the residents of the Crimea really voluntarily supported reunification with Russia, says, first, the fact that there were no attempts to resist reunification by the local population and, moreover, the units of the Ukrainian armed forces stationed in the peninsula.



After the referendum on March 16, 2014, the command of the Black Sea fleet The Russian Navy offered the Ukrainian military three possible options: departure from Crimea to Ukraine with continued service in the Ukrainian armed forces, transfer to service in the Russian Black Sea Fleet, discharge to the reserve with the possibility of living in the territory of Crimea. Soon, the Donbass control ship, the Kremenets rescue tug, the Borshchiv fire boat moored in the Streletskaya Bay of Sevastopol lowered the state flags of Ukraine and raised the Andreevsky flags of the Russian Navy. Then the commanders and commanders of 72 military units, institutions and ships of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, stationed in the Crimea, decided to voluntarily transfer to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Solemn ceremonies of raising the Russian flag and performing the anthem of the Russian Federation were held in military units. Of course, Ukraine does not recognize the transfer of Crimea to the Russian Federation, however, with all the ambiguous attitude to the former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, in his time, in March 2014, he uttered quite adequate and accurately characterizing the situation words - that Ukraine lost Crimea as a result activities of nationalists. Indeed, the very fact of the reunification of Crimea with Russia, which is the restoration of historical justice, is a direct result of the Ukrainian Maidan.

Ukraine as a paradise for political performers

One of the main arguments of the opponents of Yanukovych then, two years ago, were the accusations of the Ukrainian authorities in pro-Russian politics. The nationalists who gathered on the Maidan advocated the “genuine separatism” of Ukraine, argued that it was necessary only to overthrow Yanukovych and break off normal relations with Russia, as Ukraine would turn into a truly independent and strong state. Did it happen? Today, Ukraine is a country under the classic "external control". In the first half of the twentieth century, the United States of America established similar “external control” regimes in a number of states in Central America and the Caribbean. In the second half of the twentieth century. A typical example of a country with "external control" was the same South Vietnam, after the collapse of the Soviet Union - the Baltic states. Modern Ukraine, having become a satellite of the United States, unable to take a single independent step without consulting with overseas owners, opened the doors for international guest performers - “effective managers”. So, Mikhail Saakashvili became the governor of the Odessa region. At one time, even Georgia announced the search for its former president. However, Saakashvili quickly found his bearings, and when pro-Western forces came to power in Kiev, he appeared in Ukraine. The President of Ukraine, deciding to use his “rich managerial experience,” appointed Saakashvili as governor of the Odessa region. Why precisely Odessa? First, having access to the sea and a large seaport, the Odessa region has a strategic importance, especially in the face of the loss of the Crimea. In the event of any conflict, foreign ships may arrive in Odessa. Secondly, Odessa is a Russian-speaking region. This means that there has never been paid attention to ethnicity - so Ukrainian is Ukrainian, Russian is Russian, Georgian is Georgian. It is unlikely that Georgian Mikhail Saakashvili would have been accepted as governor in some “zapadenskoy” regions - Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil. There, local nationalists would not want to see a foreign guest performer, even anti-Russian views. Further more - except for Mikhail Saakashvili, Ukraine has adopted a number of foreign political guest performers. Thus, Maria Gaidar received the post of deputy chairman of the Odessa regional administration under Saakashvili. The daughter of Egor Gaidar has only recently held government posts in the Russian Federation, in particular from July 27 2009 to June 8. 2011 was the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kirov region.



4 August 2015, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko granted Maria Gaidar Ukrainian citizenship, which implies the renunciation of foreign citizenship. Maria Gaidar wrote a letter of renunciation of Russian citizenship. What can I say, Ukraine gained prominent “managers” after Maidan. One can hardly be considered reliable people who renounced the citizenship of their home countries. Maria Gaidar, herself a former Russian official, the daughter of a former Russian deputy prime minister, the great-granddaughter of a Soviet writer, renounced Russian citizenship, spat in the face of the country that gave her education, social status, a country where her grandfather still named the streets, squares, schools and libraries. As for Mikheil Saakashvili, this man is wanted in his native Georgia - 13 August 2014 Saakashvili was charged with embezzlement of budgetary funds, and on August 14 he was put on the domestic list, 31 August - on the international wanted list. Saakashvili’s bank accounts in Georgia were then arrested. However, Interpol, which is under the complete control of Western states, refused to declare Mikhail Saakashvili on the international wanted list at the request of the Georgian authorities, thereby demonstrating its political commitment. Of course, the Ukrainian authorities refused to extradite Georgia to Saakashvili. 29 May 2015 Mr. Mikhail Saakashvili received Ukrainian citizenship, and December 4 2015 was deprived of Georgian citizenship.



The post of first deputy minister of internal affairs of Ukraine is occupied by another “Ukrainian”, Eka Zguladze. She was born in 1978, of course - not in Kiev, but in Tbilisi. It also lived there until recently, with a break for studies in the United States of America. In 2005, 27-year-old Zguladze took the post of Deputy Minister of the Interior of Georgia, and from 20 September to 25 in October 2012, served as Minister of Police and Public Order of Georgia. 13 December 2014, Zguladze received Ukrainian citizenship by presidential decree Petro Poroshenko, and four days later, December 17, was appointed Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. Apparently, Zguladze is an American "looking" for the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, which is headed by Arsen Avakov. The latter claims to be too independent in Ukrainian political life and is quite an odious figure, so the United States, which is quite likely, does not trust him - that's why they put Ecu Zguladze in direct control of the police. By the way, Avakov himself opposed her appointment. By the way, Eka Zugaldze is also famous for the fact that since 2011 he has been the wife of Rafael Glucksmann - the son of the famous philosopher, now deceased Andre Glucksmann. In the past, leftist, Andre Glucksmann was a noble Russophobe. He fully supported US foreign policy, including he welcomed the invasion of Iraq and the military operation in Yugoslavia, and also spoke in support of Johar Dudayev in the First Chechen War. Match up with Andre Glucksmann and his 37-year-old son Raphael. In 2004, he made a film about the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, during the events of 2008 in South Ossetia, he openly supported Georgia, later became an adviser to Mikhail Saakashvili.

Another former citizen of Georgia, Khatia Dekanoidze, 4 November, 2015, was appointed the head of the National Police of Ukraine. Born in Tbilisi, 39-year-old Khatia Dekanoidze graduated from Tbilisi University with a degree in international relations in 1999, and already in 2007 she was appointed rector of the Police Academy of Georgia. It is unclear what a thirty-year-old young woman who did not serve in the police could teach the Georgian policemen — it seems that the Georgian authorities, by appointing her to this post, were guided by considerations of political loyalty rather than professional suitability. In July-October 2012, Mr. Dekanoidze was the Minister of Education of Georgia. Then, due to the change of government, she resigned, and in 2014, she materialized in Ukraine - like her other compatriots Mikhail Saakashvili and Eka Zguladze. At the end of 2014, Mr. Dekanoidze organized the Civil and Political School (CAPS) Public and Political School in Kiev “to spread the experience of Georgian reforms and the training of Ukrainian leaders”. From the beginning of 2015, she served as adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, and then headed the newly created National Police of Ukraine. Saakashvili, Dekanoidze and Zguladze do not exhaust the list of Georgian political migrants who have occupied important government positions in Ukraine. Thus, the Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine is Gia Getsadze. Previously, he headed the law faculty of the State University in Tbilisi. Gizo Uglava, the former deputy prosecutor general of Georgia, was appointed deputy director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. David Sakvarelidze became Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine - he is the Prosecutor of the Odessa Region since 16 September 2015. In 2009-2012 Sakvarelidze served as First Deputy Chief Prosecutor of Georgia. There was no decent specialist in the field of medical management in Ukraine. Therefore, Alexander Kvitashvili was appointed Minister of Health of Ukraine 2 December 2014 of the year. He was born in 1970 year - also in Tbilisi. What is interesting is that it has nothing to do with medicine by profession, since in 1992, he graduated from the history department of Tbilisi University. In 1993, he studied in the United States. Later he held various administrative positions in organizations dealing with medicine and social welfare in Georgia. In 2008-2010 Minister of Health, Labor and Social Affairs of Georgia, and at the end of 2014 he received an invitation to Ukraine. Naturally, all these people who were born and raised in Georgia and spent most of their professional life on a career in the Georgian authorities, instantly turned out to be “ardent patriots of Ukraine”, refused Georgian citizenship and received Ukrainian citizenship.

Among the "noble Varyags" can be called immigrants from other countries - the forty-year-old Aivaras Abromavicius - a Lithuanian businessman, who, however, moved to Ukraine back in 2008 year. 2 December 2014, he was appointed Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine - again, his own economists to such a responsible post in the "independent state", apparently, was not found. Natalie Ann Yaresko, a fifty-year-old US citizen of Ukrainian origin, born in the state of Illinois in a family of immigrants from Ukraine, is the Minister of Finance of Ukraine. Like Georgian political migrants, she received Ukrainian citizenship. However, unlike Saakashvili’s comrades-in-arms, Yaresko is at least an ethnic Ukrainian, and has been living on the territory of Ukraine for the last twenty years, since she began working in the US economic representation in Ukraine.

The call of the "Varyags" to the Ukrainian authorities testifies to the transformation of the country into a typical colony. It seems that the Kiev regime does not trust Ukrainian managers, and cannot find worthy people among Maidan supporters. On the other hand, no sane American, British or German manager will not become a Ukrainian citizen to take a leadership position in this troubled country. So we have to carry out “external control” of Ukraine through political migrants from Georgia and the Baltic countries.

Impoverishment of the population

Ordinary citizens of Ukraine most of all felt the consequences of the Maidan, not so much on personnel changes in leadership as on their own stomachs and wallets. The American company Gallup International, which conducted a special study of the standard of living in Ukraine, is difficult to blame for pro-Russian sentiment and intentional distortion of information. But the data provided by this company speak for themselves. So, the past 2015 year, according to the company's researchers, was the worst for Ukraine in its entire post-Soviet history. The standard of living of the country's population fell even lower than it was at the beginning of the 1990s. Satisfaction of Ukrainian citizens with the standard of living continues to decline as well - now Ukrainians rate their standard of living on a 4 score on a ten-point scale. Only 17% of Ukrainians are satisfied with their lives, whereas in 2014, they were 27%. If in 2014, the economic situation in Ukraine was perceived as bad by 62% of Ukrainians, in 2015, the number of skeptical citizens increased by 15% and amounted to 79% of respondents. The number of Ukrainians who have declared their prosperity has decreased to 9%, while the number of "suffering" has increased to 36%. American researchers emphasize that Ukrainians have a much larger proportion of people experiencing economic difficulties, even compared to other post-Soviet republics, in which similar sociological studies were conducted in 2015.



It turns out that the Maidan did not at all lead Ukraine to political and economic prosperity, on the contrary - it doomed millions of Ukrainian citizens to complete impoverishment. The fall in the standard of living in Kiev has become the most ambitious - such a significant drop in 2014-2015. It was observed only in Damascus (Syria) and Tripoli (Libya) - both cities, we note, are the capitals of the states ravaged by bloody wars. Petro Poroshenko himself explains the complete economic fiasco of Ukraine by the war in the east of the country. But he also admits that 25% of Ukraine’s industrial potential has been stopped. The country was on the verge of complete bankruptcy, while the next "brilliant" measures of Ukrainian nationalists, such as the "blockade of the Crimea" or the "bearish blockade" of Russian trucks, only contribute to further destabilization of the economic situation in the country. Another 30 June 2015. The Economist called Ukraine the worst economy in the world, analyzing the dynamics of GDP. The only thing that leaders of the Ukrainian state can do in this situation is to request and demand the granting of regular loans from Western countries and international monetary organizations. What then Ukraine will pay for these loans, Kiev "effective managers" are concerned in the least.

The increase in crime as a consequence of the Maidan

As in any warring country, the more susceptible to political chaos and economic impoverishment, in Ukraine after Maidan there is a significant increase in crime. The impoverishment of the population contributes to an increase in the number of thefts and other acquisitive crimes, and the appearance in free circulation of a large number of weapons dramatically increases the level of violence in Ukrainian society. In addition, many participants in the hostilities in the Donbas return with a traumatized psyche, "hooked" on alcohol or drugs, which also contributes to an increase in the number of crimes. Immediately after the Maidan and the violent change of power in the country, the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine were demoralized. While the Ukrainian police came to their senses and determined how to act in a changed political situation, gangs of militants robbed houses, people, took away property, carried out raider seizures of business, laid tribute to businessmen. In the Donbass, looting, theft and looting of the local population, kidnapping, rape of women and girls have become the norm. The uncontrolled circulation of firearms, including machine guns and even machine guns and rocket launchers, became a real problem for modern Ukraine. Moreover, the law enforcement agencies of the country cannot cope with it. Often, police structures are not able to resist the armed detachments of extremist groups. The number of thefts alone in Kiev has increased fourfold, every month dozens of crimes are committed with the use of firearms. The mass impoverishment of the population pushes onto the criminal path even those groups of the population that previously were not at all distinguished by heightened criminalization. So, in the Kharkiv region two pensioners killed another pensioner who worked as a postman. They killed her right in a taxi, taking 55 thousand hryvnia - the unhappy woman was engaged in the distribution of pensions in the villages. In Kiev, a man who had previously been persecuted by law enforcement for extortion took his own ten-year-old son hostage. A number of hooligan tricks with unreasonable shooting with firearms on the busy streets of Ukrainian cities were noted. And there are many similar cases in modern Ukraine.

What can I say, if the Ukrainian police can not restore order in the center of Kiev itself. 20 February 2016 in Kiev around 50 people in camouflage occupied a number of premises of the Kozatsky hotel. The militants introduced themselves to journalists as members of the organization “Radical Right Forces”, and the hotel’s administration chose to report that the occupation of the building had taken place “as agreed.” On Maidan Nezalezhnosti, a group of people in camouflage uniforms set up tents and are going to "convene a meeting," at which they complained to the authorities of Ukraine. In Kiev, on the anniversary of the victory of the Maidan, units of the National Guard of Ukraine were brought to the street. It is noteworthy that many members of right-wing extremist organizations serve in the National Guard - it turns out that some Ukrainian nationalists will protect the Ukrainian government, represented by foreign guest performers, from other Ukrainian nationalists. In Odessa, there was a fight at a rally in memory of the militants of radical organizations who died during the riots two years ago. Their associates, members of right-wing radical groups, did not like the fact that the head of the Odessa Regional Council spoke in Russian. The indignation of the Pravoseks quickly turned into a scuffle with the guards. In Kiev, extremists almost got rid of journalists, suspecting them of “pro-Russian provocateurs”. Ukrainian writer Yuri Vinnichuk hastened to accuse Russia of supporting the “new Maidan” this time, organized by the Ukrainian right-wing radicals. So with the logic of the representatives of modern Ukrainian culture is very bad.

The two-year coup d'état in Ukraine is a mourning date for the country. As a result of the coup, Ukraine was thrown into the bloody gulf of civil war, reached a state of complete economic collapse, found itself under "external control" with the involvement of foreigners as managers. The actual “somalization” of Ukraine has taken place, overcoming of which can take years, if not decades - and even then under the condition of some dramatic military and political changes, thanks to which the “external control” regime will be overthrown, gangster groups will be destroyed, the direction of the state information will be completely changed and national policies.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 24 February 2016 06: 33 New
    +16
    After all, Ukraine itself turned out to be the main loser from the Maidan.

    Ukrokaklam itself - this is not to understand. They need the help of a psychotherapist nationwide.
    1. NIKNN
      NIKNN 24 February 2016 06: 36 New
      +24
      -Mykola, and sho tse "associate membership"?
      -Well, godmother, Ukraine will participate in the EU.
      -So will enter the EU?
      - No, it won’t enter, but it will participate.
      -Yak so?
      - Well, roughly, like eggs in sexual intercourse: participate, but do not enter. And so, hanging out next!
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 24 February 2016 09: 50 New
      +20
      The actual “somalization” of Ukraine has occurred,

      Somalia would be offended that they are compared with UkroGabon, and Gabon is also offended. hi
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 24 February 2016 15: 06 New
        +1
        Well, the Moldavian oligarchs, too ... Their behavior is tracing paper from Ukrainians:
        1. Alex20042004
          Alex20042004 24 February 2016 20: 35 New
          +6
          All questions are answered here for whom Ukrainians put their heads:
          - President - Petro Poroshenko (Valtsman) - a Jew.
          - Turchinov (Kogan) - a Jew.
          - Prime Minister - Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Bakai) - a Jew.
          - Minister of Finance - Alexander Shlapak is a Jew.
          - Andrey Parubiy - a Jew, a homosexual.
          - Speaker Vladimir Groysman is a Jew.
          - Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov - Armenian Jew, homosexual.
          - Minister of Culture - Sergey Nischuk - Jew, Freemason, homosexual.
          - Director of the National Bank - Stepan Kubiv - a Jew.
          - The head of the presidential administration, Sergei Pashinsky, is a Jew.
          Key candidates for
          presidents from the opposition:
          - Yulia Tymoshenko (Tsilya Kapitelman) is Jewish.
          - Vitali Klitschko (Etinson) is a Jewish father.
          - Oleg Tyagnibok (Frotman) - a Jew by mother.
          - Dmitry (Avdim) Yarosh is a Jew, Hasid.

          The oligarchs of Ukraine are all Jews:

          All media are in the hands of the Jews!

          P. Poroshenko, I. Kolomoisky, D. Firtash, V. Pinchuk, R. Akhmetov.

          Presidents of the recent:

          - Kravchuk (Blum) is a Jew.
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  2. cobalt
    cobalt 24 February 2016 06: 36 New
    +22
    The Ukrainians themselves determined such a life by voting for Poroshenko and his gang. It is their choice, so let them live as they want. The main thing is that then the ruins of Ukraine are not restored at the expense of the Russians, I don’t want this.
    1. tuts
      tuts 24 February 2016 06: 45 New
      +9
      Most residents of the USSR in a referendum supported the preservation of the USSR, so alas, Ukrainians do not steer their country.
      1. German Titov
        German Titov 24 February 2016 08: 13 New
        +13
        I’ve “plus” you, but that’s not the point. I also participated in the referendum. And he voted for the flag, which he swore. Rather, I took the oath of May 25.05.1983, XNUMX (the city of Samarkand) to the Soviet People, my Homeland. Now several priorities have changed. I swear my homeland - the Donetsk People’s Republic. For the "slow-witted", we can "interpret" the word "Donbass" so that we do not climb.
      2. Blondy
        Blondy 24 February 2016 09: 24 New
        +5
        Quote: tots
        Most residents of the USSR in a referendum supported the preservation of the USSR, so alas, Ukrainians do not steer their country.

        Well, then the Russians too.
        1. Villon
          Villon 24 February 2016 12: 26 New
          0
          Quote: Blondy
          Quote: tots
          Most residents of the USSR in a referendum supported the preservation of the USSR, so alas, Ukrainians do not steer their country.

          Well, then the Russians too.

          Zhirinovsky talked a lot about this. There is no popular government. And there are fairy tales for the gullible.
        2. Cap.Morgan
          Cap.Morgan 24 February 2016 23: 00 New
          -2
          Speak for yourself.
          The USSR would long ago have become a participant in a full-fledged nuclear conflict, if you would now live in a basement with iron doors.
    2. Egoza
      Egoza 24 February 2016 08: 15 New
      +14
      Quote: cobalt
      Ukrainians themselves determined such a life by voting for Poroshenko and his gang

      Here it is not necessary about "fair elections". Throwing whole packs of unopened ballots. In fact, less than 50% came to the polls, and less than 40% of the people who voted for Petya. They delivered the United States, whom they needed, that’s all. If they voted for him, it was only because he promised to stop the war in the Donbass in two weeks.
      1. cobalt
        cobalt 24 February 2016 08: 31 New
        +5
        Those 50% who did not come to the polls also voted, only voted with their indifference, pride in their own destiny and the fate of the country, therefore, such conscious citizens of Ukraine are also not sorry, they also made a choice in favor of Poroshenko.
        1. Gardener91
          Gardener91 24 February 2016 09: 16 New
          +2
          They did not come to the polls because they did not believe in an honest result!
        2. Villon
          Villon 24 February 2016 12: 34 New
          +1
          Quote: cobalt
          Those 50% who did not come to the polls also voted, only voted with their indifference

          Absenteeism is also voting, this is the so-called “foot voting”, an expression that came from the practice of the English parliament, when, in certain situations, members of the parliament got up and left the hall. With a certain number of people who did not come to the vote, it is considered invalid. And those who came and voted, what choice did they have? Who else could they vote for, except Poroshenko?
    3. Villon
      Villon 24 February 2016 12: 23 New
      +2
      Quote: cobalt
      The Ukrainians themselves determined such a life by voting for Poroshenko and his gang. It is their choice, so let them live as they want. The main thing is that then the ruins of Ukraine are not restored at the expense of the Russians, I don’t want this.

      They did not vote more for Poroshenko than we did for Yeltsin.
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 24 February 2016 06: 39 New
    +3
    On Maidan Nezalezhnosti, groups of people in camouflage uniforms pitched tents and are going to “convene a chamber”, at which claims to the Ukrainian authorities are put forward. ... Veche did not gather ... cookies were not delivered ..
    1. midivan
      midivan 24 February 2016 06: 54 New
      +8
      Quote: parusnik
      ..Veche did not gather ... cookies were not delivered ..

      looked in the news, - the only clash with the authorities was due to the fact that they didn’t allow the stage to be put on! - so it turns out why the Maidan did not pass! Maidan without a scene like Lenin without an armored car bully
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 24 February 2016 08: 20 New
        +6
        Quote: midivan
        Maidan without a scene like Lenin without an armored car bully

        There was a scene, and there was a veche, it came about 2-x thousand, well, if it can be counted for a veche. They read their demands, but ... then strangers in tracksuits at night began to dismantle the tents (now there was one left) and "advised" to disperse. The remaining 50 people are probably agents of Putin. wassat
        1. parusnik
          parusnik 24 February 2016 09: 45 New
          +5
          I saw the plot of this "veche" .. The teapot, the "wrestlers" asked .. give the kettle, there’s nothing to boil the water .. And what Maidan, without tea, without cookies .. And they did not bring the teapot and went out with cookies strained .. and Maidan did not take place .. The driving force of the Maidan-cookie .. laughing
    2. Villon
      Villon 24 February 2016 12: 35 New
      +1
      Quote: parusnik
      Veche did not gather ... cookies were not delivered ..

      On the Maidan imported free fat. Why the price of fat fell.
  4. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 24 February 2016 06: 39 New
    +6
    After all, Ukraine itself turned out to be the main loser from the Maidan.

    And Russia did not particularly benefit from this. The Americans won, it can be said that they just achieved their goals — to create regimes hostile to us on the Russian border.
    1. Villon
      Villon 24 February 2016 12: 37 New
      0
      Quote: VNP1958PVN
      After all, Ukraine itself turned out to be the main loser from the Maidan.

      And Russia did not particularly benefit from this. The Americans won, it can be said that they just achieved their goals — to create regimes hostile to us on the Russian border.

      And most importantly, the Russians fought against the Russians.
  5. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 24 February 2016 06: 57 New
    +6
    Well Maidan ravaged ukroinu-so what? Firstly, we feed this quasi-country and their power, recognizing the total election as president, our power almost pushes the republic by force of the republic - into the same Banderozh ukroin, so that there then begins a terrible massacre of those who are undesirable to Kiev. You can shout or whisper about the fact that the United States only supports Kiev, but this is not true - the Banderoge regime also supports our government with its liberal course and participation in the Minsk agreements. also a veiled form of support for the Kiev regime. It would be enough just to start in Russia a total confiscation of all property belonging to Ukrainian clans such as Paroshenko, and Kiev would immediately change its rhetoric or even tame Russia to roll a barrel ...
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 24 February 2016 08: 25 New
      +12
      Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
      Firstly, we feed this quasi-country and their power by recognizing the total of the election as if of the president,

      as GDP said in an interview, European partners asked him to recognize the “election”. Hence, we were dancing, and therefore the plan that Strelkov was talking about changed. Yes, I understand that in Russia capitalism and GDP act precisely in the interests of capitalist Russia. But all the same, this is disgusting to my heart.
      1. Villon
        Villon 24 February 2016 12: 49 New
        +2
        Quote: Egoza

        Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
        Firstly, we feed this quasi-country and their power by recognizing the total of the presidential election

        as GDP said in an interview, European partners asked him to recognize the “election”. Hence, we were dancing, and therefore the plan that Strelkov was talking about changed. Yes, I understand that in Russia capitalism and GDP act precisely in the interests of capitalist Russia. But all the same, this is disgusting to my heart.

        That is, it turns out that on the one hand we accept Crimea, and on the other hand we recognize the legitimate authority, which swears that it will fight with Russia for the Crimea. As for the “request of partners”: frankness, of course, adorns, but I would like to outline in general terms what else the “partners” may ask for or have already asked for.
  6. Aleksander
    Aleksander 24 February 2016 07: 11 New
    +10
    It was during the two post-Soviet decades that Russophobic national extremist organizations were fostered and strengthened

    Not from scratch it has grown. Shevchenko’s monument on Shevchenko square, on which stands Shevchenko’s university with Shevchenko’s library, etc., was born under communist rule, just like the three wild waves of forcible Ukrainization of Russians in Russian lands. The national (essentially Nazi) intelligentsia — writers, poets, historians, etc. — were raised and raised in Soviet creative universities. They created a culture "national in form, socialist in content", and created a "national in form, nazi by content. "
  7. savage1976
    savage1976 24 February 2016 07: 26 New
    +2
    To be honest, this hohlopstan was already tired. Let yourself jump further .... There is a cliff, you can’t go there, but they can go there ..
  8. pRaff
    pRaff 24 February 2016 07: 31 New
    +6
    Somewhere in 2012-13, on the website of the Izvestia newspaper, I read an article about the obstacles posed by Ukrainians in passing the Kerch Strait by Russian courts. Now I can’t find that article from them, but I remember my indignation at the actions of the Ukrainian side, according to which they left the navigable part of the strait and began to take considerable amounts from Russian shipowners for the passage. And you had to pay! After that article, each time, looking at a map of the world, he again and again searched for Crimea on it and imagined Crimea as part of Russia. But each time he was surprised at himself - after all, Crimea is part of an independent state, the borders of which are not subject to revision ... And yet he believed that it would be so. And how delighted and proud I was for Russia when I saw photos of Crimean cities during a referendum with huge banners of Russian tricolors
    1. 97110
      97110 24 February 2016 20: 44 New
      0
      Quote: pRaff
      and began to take considerable amounts from Russian shipowners for the passage

      Including the decisions of the Russian courts. About the "left at home." Indeed, the Crimean coast is deep, the Caucasian - shallow. It didn’t work out like that. Yes, no one fought - it was not fashionable to seek permanent residence in London.
  9. Neophyte
    Neophyte 24 February 2016 07: 36 New
    +11
    In the first photo, on the faces of people aged, there is a pronounced ecstasy: now, we will have lace panties and will live on Euro benefits! Typical state of an average Ukrainian! And I personally do not feel sorry for them! They deserve it!
    1. kotvov
      kotvov 24 February 2016 11: 50 New
      +2
      Typical state of an average Ukrainian! And to me personally, they are not sorry! They deserve it! ,,
      I would very much like to ask the faces in the first photo: well, how do you like European integration?
  10. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 24 February 2016 08: 06 New
    +3
    Maidan of the brain - the disease is contagious and easily passes into the chronic phase. Recently, on one forum, my very clever interlocutor from the territory of 404 issued such a phrase about one of the topics that the site administration closed. "You are not in Ukraine, this is our Freedom of Speech! And you have it here ... True, when the topic was successfully opened, within a quarter of an hour, I did not wait for comments."
    This is extremely painful and is difficult to treat. Not in this life, I'm afraid.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 24 February 2016 08: 33 New
      +4
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      This is extremely painful and is difficult to treat. Not in this life, I'm afraid.

      Break through! How to zombie and zombie. The main thing is to connect the media and further ruin people. Here, the Rabbit was given three mts (before the second vote on resignation) to sell off all state enterprises and even oil and gas sections. As soon as the payment of pensions and salaries ceases, and the visa-free regime turns into an empty piece of paper, they will sober up. Honestly, another year, maybe next, and Ukraine will "bounce back." And if any cataclysm in addition occurs, then faster.
      1. Gardener91
        Gardener91 24 February 2016 09: 22 New
        +2
        Elena, your words to God in the ears!
      2. 97110
        97110 24 February 2016 20: 56 New
        0
        Quote: Egoza
        and Ukraine will bounce back.

        What is it like? They will ritually squat and chant "Ukraine - tse ne Evropa". Restore the economy? To pay done debts? Choose the cheapest loans, bargain for a long time? Or at least something on the terms of the bank, under the management of a manager approved by the bank, at an exclusive interest, plus a commitment fee, plus a management fee ... Ukraine WILL NOT BECOME NORMAL. NEVER! The people of Ukraine must somehow cross the Black Sea and wander in the footsteps of Moses, led by his followers, until they disappear completely. The Chinese will unexpectedly populate Ukraine, while we will chant "Not at our expense !!!".
      3. Alexy
        Alexy 25 February 2016 06: 39 New
        0
        I really doubt it.
  11. Scud
    Scud 24 February 2016 09: 14 New
    +10
    Jumping lackeys dropping lard
    Rides everything not knowing kind
    I’ll ride myself as an imagined people
    Jumping all those who are in the spirit of slaves
    Jumping, striving from fate
    The rapists are jumping. Bandits are jumping.
    Galloping Ruin defeated by fascism.
  12. Belousov
    Belousov 24 February 2016 09: 52 New
    +5
    On the one hand, “for what we fought for it and ran into it,” we should learn from the mistakes of others, although we made mistakes in the 90s, and to be honest in the late 80s, we also did a lot. And on the other hand, after all, the states will push us this “fraternal” (we would like to use some other consonant word in accordance with the specialization of their young ladies on the tracks) to support us. And after all, our rulers will buy it, so that in history they write positively about them. And the fact that we still have about 12-15% of small towns and villages not gasified is not a big deal, the main thing is that Gazprom should continue to sponsor the Echo Matzah.
  13. RUSS
    RUSS 24 February 2016 09: 53 New
    +2
    I want to ask the author a photo with a destroyed high-rise building, is this for sure the Donbass?
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 24 February 2016 10: 30 New
    +5
    Come on, I’m not yet ruined. Just the other day I was watching some report from Kiev. I was less interested in the foreground, and people walk calmly in the background, I was attracted by two women, come with flowers, some wrappings colorful like gifts, it’s obvious that they’re going to a celebration somewhere. And the thought arose, it’s not so bad in Kiev, if people have the time and opportunity to congratulate someone on some holiday or event. It is not necessary to take everything that is said and shown at face value, more attention should be paid to details. The operator usually removes the foreground, as a rule, does not pay attention to the background. And sometimes it turns out that the background is contrary to what they tell us.
    1. Avtopilot
      Avtopilot 24 February 2016 14: 42 New
      +2
      "Do not read the Bolshevik newspapers before dinner?" ?))))
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      2. RUSS
        RUSS 24 February 2016 15: 40 New
        0
        Quote: Avtopilot
        "Do not read the Bolshevik newspapers before dinner?" ?))))

        In the original it sounds like this: "And - God save you - do not read Soviet newspapers before dinner."
    2. Alexy
      Alexy 25 February 2016 06: 38 New
      0
      So the Maidan was only in the center of Kiev, and after a couple of blocks life went on as if nothing was happening. This is the local Ukrainian mentality. No wonder. And the fact that some aunt comes with flowers does not mean anything at all. In Somalia, too, drive a Mercedes.
  15. Capricorn
    Capricorn 24 February 2016 10: 43 New
    +3
    Do not do good - you will not receive evil. How much good Ukraine received from the USSR-not to count. In short - a lot. I will not list, and so everyone knows. And why they were covered with hatred of Russia, I do not understand. Insane "nation"? I decided to pay shit to Russia. In short, in the puddle pern ... la - only splattered itself.
    1. 97110
      97110 24 February 2016 21: 00 New
      0
      Quote: Capricorn
      And why they were covered with hatred of Russia, I do not understand.

      No good deed goes unpunished. (Not mine)
  16. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 24 February 2016 10: 53 New
    +1
    Viktor Yanukovych as president of Ukraine defended the selfish interests of his family, and not the people of the country. This is the complete antipode to Saddam Hussein and the ruler of Libya - Gaddafi. Execution of Yanukovych did not threaten, Russia would not allow. But he betrayed the Ukrainian people. And the Ukrainian people betrayed their state to be crucified ...
    How simple it is to lead people astray! The Russian people in 1917 let themselves be deceived by the slogan "freedom, equality, fraternity." In Ukraine it was even funnier - "who does not ride, that mos-l." But this is laughter through bitter tears ...
    The decision is not difficult to make. It is difficult to disentangle its consequences. Children do not think about it. The peoples, unfortunately, too ...
    1. kotvov
      kotvov 24 February 2016 11: 55 New
      +4
      The execution of Yanukovych was not threatened, ,,
      you tell Gaddafi. they would finish, and then announce that he shot himself.
  17. koshmarik
    koshmarik 24 February 2016 11: 46 New
    +12
    I traveled around Ukraine for several days. If in big cities the political life is still somehow warming up, then most of the rural-small-town Ukrainians are politically inert, the local authorities have adapted to the current situation in the country and they can’t grow even grass. The refrain is this: we have bread, bacon, milk, vodka - everything is ours, and there you can fight in Kiev. A significant part of Ukrainians go to earn money in different countries, for many it has already become a way of life - they also have a political whistle that the dead poultice, Transcarpathia is completely engaged in smuggling - this is not up to politics, but we expect the Ukrainian people to demolish the existing government - unfortunately will not take down. So it will be - power in itself, people in themselves.
    1. Avtopilot
      Avtopilot 24 February 2016 14: 56 New
      +1
      I agree with you in everything
  18. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 24 February 2016 12: 05 New
    +1
    Everything is fine, cynicism rolls over. Money doesn't smell.
    "During 2015, Russia increased its investment in the Ukrainian economy by 25%, Korrespondent.biz reports with reference to the materials of the Ministry of Economic Development.
    The total amount of Russian investments amounted to 3.39 billion dollars, compared with 2.72 billion in 2014. The share of Russia in foreign investment in Ukraine amounted to 7.8%, as of the end of 2014 - 5.9%.
    Investments are distributed among all regions of Ukraine, with the exception of several western regions. The Ministry of Economy said that this situation "does not contribute to the uniform socio-economic development of the regions and widens the gap in the development of regions."
    In addition to Russia, the Netherlands (12.9% of all investments), Germany (12.5%), Austria (5.6%), and the United Kingdom (4.3%) invest in Ukraine. The leader in this ranking is offshore Cyprus - 27.1%.
    A third of all invested funds goes to manufacturing enterprises, another 27% - to financial and insurance spheres.
    Ruposters reported that Sberbank converted Ukrainian debts into government securities. The Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalya Yaresko previously stated that in this way Russia will write off Ukraine in the total amount of $ 91.8 million of debt. Http://finobzor.ru/show-6857-v-2015-godu-rossiya-uvelichila-investicii-vu
    krainu-na-25.html
  19. red_october
    red_october 24 February 2016 13: 50 New
    +4
    Formally, of course, Ukraine did not join the European Union.
    What she received is illustrated by jewelry on the Cologne building of the city government ... (see photo).
    This is the question of the prosperity and high spirituality of Europe.
    In general, when they say that Ukraine - ce - Europe - I believe!
  20. Avtopilot
    Avtopilot 24 February 2016 14: 43 New
    +4
    the third photo from above in the article, as it were, not the city of Grozny ...
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    2. RUSS
      RUSS 24 February 2016 15: 42 New
      +3
      Quote: Avtopilot
      the third photo from above in the article, as it were, not the city of Grozny ...

      Yes, most likely Grozny.
  21. Ze Kot
    Ze Kot 24 February 2016 15: 39 New
    +2
    And what happened to the "Golden Eagle" in the majority? Part in Crimea, part in Danbass ...
  22. 8140
    8140 24 February 2016 15: 59 New
    +2
    In the Ukrainians walked so walked, still a bobo)
  23. tacet
    tacet 24 February 2016 16: 50 New
    +2
    Until 2003-2004, the standard of living in Ukraine was, if not higher, then at least not lower than in Russia. The premise for this (in my opinion) was the “clean start” (without external debt) of this former USSR republic (huge industrial potential from the "damned commies") + the supply of energy from the Russian Federation at almost domestic prices (which affected the cost of production). But here came the northern fur-bearing animal, Maidan No. 1. Yes, and the Russian Federation by that time began to gradually get out of the 90x swamp.
    1. 97110
      97110 24 February 2016 21: 09 New
      0
      Quote: tacet
      Until 2003-2004, the standard of living in Ukraine was, if not higher, then at least not lower than in Russia

      I don’t know for the whole of Ukraine. But in the Donbass and in 1994 it was "like ours, only worse." DAIshnikov handles cowardly from the sight of rubles. Then they became puffed up with hryvnias, the rubles were no longer taken. And in the days of the Kupanians ...
  24. Simon
    Simon 24 February 2016 18: 13 New
    +1
    What, jumped "friends"! Earned a default, and Europe showed you your ass! fool laughing
  25. Alex20042004
    Alex20042004 24 February 2016 20: 33 New
    +2
    Ukrainian proverbs and sayings about the Maidan, ATO and war
    • Die yourself, and help Kolomoisky
    • Farion is afraid - do not go to Lviv
    • Do not go to the Maidan with your seagull
    • Tymchuk loss feed
    • Minister of Defense for an hour
    • Khrushchev gave, Putin took
    • Boeing down - do not cross the Dnieper
    • You like to carry out anti-terrorist operation, love and bury the soldier
    • Every Ukrainian praises his praise
    • Beats like Klitschko on ice
    • It was called Bilym - climb into the grave
    • Tymchuk - a find for a spy
    • Shooters will bring to Kiev
    • Everyone Lyashok know your sixth
    • Khokhlov to be afraid - do not fly with Malaysian airlines
    • Mal Ilovaisk, yes dear
    • Until the Donbass breaks out, the Eurocup does not cross itself.
    • Minister of Defense of Ukraine only to send death
    • With the world of cookies - Kiev Maidan
    • You will not warm one earth.
    • In the Donbass ATO, and in Kiev Valtsman
    • To whom and Lyashko the bride
    • Did the job - boldly download
    • Bad dancer and Yaytsenyuk interfere
    • Seven troubles - no losses
  26. galakt
    galakt 24 February 2016 22: 14 New
    +2
    I remember in 1991, we heartily rejoiced in the populist promises of a better life. Here we change the power, the social system and we will have a lot of joy and wealth. Until now, half of the country is waiting for the promised. For everything the people paid in full, so, in fact, it was conceived. All hope for folk money. Yes, in their mouth legs and salamander in the nostril, these liberal inventors.
  27. akm8226
    akm8226 24 February 2016 22: 37 New
    0
    If God wants to punish someone, he first takes away his mind.
  28. igortyson
    igortyson 25 February 2016 01: 44 New
    0
    many bukaf, niasilil.
  29. Alexy
    Alexy 25 February 2016 06: 25 New
    0
    No one pity anyone.