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Something rotten in the Ukrainian state (Bloomberg, USA)

Something rotten in the Ukrainian state (Bloomberg, USA)

International aid organizations are increasingly unhappy with the government

Two years have passed since the popular uprising in Kiev overthrew the pro-Russian regime in Ukraine. The greatness of that moment of people's power has faded away, and now Western supporters are becoming more and more discontenting, seeing how corruption in the state is preventing attempts by a jerk to start an economy. GDP in this war-torn country in 2015 was reduced by 10,5%. Inflation has reached 43%. February 10, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde expressed concern about "the slow progress of Ukraine in improving governance and in fighting corruption." She said that in the absence of real change, it will be difficult to continue to finance Ukraine.

3 February 10 Western ambassadors called on Ukrainian leaders to "put aside their local divisions" and step up the fight against corruption. The reason for this statement was the resignation of the Minister of Economy and reform supporter of Lithuanian Aivaras Abromavicius, who took Ukrainian citizenship in order to enter the government in 2014. According to Abromavicius, he was forced to resign "by actions aimed at disrupting reforms." He pointed a finger at a high-ranking member of parliament from Blok Petro Poroshenko and former president’s business partner Igor Kononenko. Kononenko organized the appointment of one of his close allies as Deputy Abromavicius, without informing the Minister, which he announced on social networks.

Parliamentary deputy and author of investigative journalism Sergey Leshchenko wrote online that Kononenko was trying to inject his man into the Ministry of Economy in order to prevent Abromavicius from reforming the state company, which the president’s allies unofficially control. Kononenko said in his e-mail that he would not comment on what had happened, since, according to Abromavicius, an investigation should take place. In order to appease angry voters, Poroshenko’s 16 in February demanded the resignation of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokhin, whom many people dislike for his inability to eradicate corruption.

The anger of ordinary Ukrainians is directed mainly against Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. 82% does not approve of his work as prime minister, as evidenced by the results of a recent survey conducted by the Washington-based non-profit organization International Republican Institute.

February 16 Yatsenyuk barely avoided voting on a vote of no confidence, when Poroshenko demanded to "completely reformat" the government. Opponents blame the prime minister for opposing reforms, and his allies for corruption. “Ukraine is the same kleptocracy as it was before the people overthrew the previous leaders,” says Yegor Sobolev, who heads Ukraine’s parliamentary corruption committee.

Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk still have achievements to which they can refer. The police is being reformed in the country, the public procurement process has become more transparent. The new National Anti-Corruption Bureau is investigating high-profile cases, including the charges against Abromavicius.

Vladislav Burda, who owns a chain of stores for children, says that the system is deeply affected by corruption. Without radical reforms and a constant war against corruption, IMF loans are useless, he says. “Before the revolution, everyone fed the same family,” says Burda, referring to exiled President Viktor Yanukovych. “But now there are many actors, each of whom seeks to milk the business.”

MP Sobolev said that the former President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, who now works as the governor of the Odessa region, will be a better prime minister than Yatsenyuk. Saakashvili, who is credited with conducting institutional reforms in Georgia, is one of the two most popular politicians in Ukraine, as evidenced by public opinion polls. The second is the mayor of Lviv, Andrei Sadovy, who heads the liberal self-help party, of which Sobolev is a member.

In December, Saakashvili announced that Prime Minister Yatsenyuk and his ministers were hindering reforms. During that meeting, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who is accused by the media of corruption, swore obscenely at the Odessa governor and threw a glass of water at him. Saakashvili’s supporters in Ukraine — and these are mostly political activists, supporters of a market economy, various members of parliament and journalists — are gradually uniting to form a political movement. They demand to hold parliamentary elections as early as possible.

Conclusion: Ukraine has carried out some reforms, but they are not sufficiently deep and effective to revive the shrinking economy.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 24 February 2016 15: 31
    Well done, Anglo-Saxons! At first they will put the notorious bastard to carry out their plans ..., and then they are surprised: "And what have we got to do with it?" laughing
    1. cniza
      cniza 24 February 2016 15: 34
      Quote: Finches
      Well done, Anglo-Saxons! At first they will put the notorious bastard to carry out their plans ..., and then they are surprised: "And what have we got to do with it?" laughing

      They do not know how to, and do not want.
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm 24 February 2016 15: 44
        Something rotted in the Ukrainian state
        ROTTED ???
        This is a joke?!?
        Born rot-miscarriage !!!!
        1. Baikonur
          Baikonur 24 February 2016 15: 48
          Same - KALKarl !!!
          1. vkl-47
            vkl-47 24 February 2016 15: 53
            Carl is already without an eye
        2. smart Fox
          smart Fox 24 February 2016 16: 38
          SOMETHING?!!! Are you joking?
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    3. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 24 February 2016 15: 36
      Quote: Finches
      First they will put a notorious bastard to implement their plans ..

      The whole problem is that they turned out to be corrupt, but thought that they were not corrupt. Now they are looking for the next non-corrupt. smile
    4. Samaritan
      Samaritan 24 February 2016 15: 50
      Guilty of corruption probably again we will be ?! Oh, this gang didn’t stay long!
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm 24 February 2016 16: 02
        Oh, this gang didn’t stay long!
        Until all the United States is seized, it’s more to be!
    5. vlad66
      vlad66 24 February 2016 15: 54
      There’s not even a dill trouble, here who sculpted this revolution of filth, blinded in their likeness and now wonder why such a bloody, vile monster was born, and the hand does not rise to kill his child.
    6. cap
      cap 24 February 2016 16: 23
      Quote: Finches
      Well done, Anglo-Saxons! At first they will put the notorious bastard to carry out their plans ..., and then they are surprised: "And what have we got to do with it?" laughing

      National sport. Like football, only the gates wider laughing .
    7. Altona
      Altona 24 February 2016 17: 03
      Quote: Finches
      and then they are surprised: "And what have we got to do with it?"

      You need to feed the carrots to the carrots, and they will bring him cabbage- $ fellow
  2. Samen
    Samen 24 February 2016 15: 32
    Deputy Sobolev notes that former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now the governor of the Odessa region, will be a better prime minister than Yatsenyuk.

    And at the same time, Mishiko was noticed at the courses of the accelerated learning of the Estonian language ... "Coincidence? I don't think so!" (C)
  3. RomanS
    RomanS 24 February 2016 15: 34
    Exactly, Saakashvili’s presidency! As in Georgia, there will be consequences! Like in Georgia. There’s nowhere else to run to Mishiko, but this is already interesting.
  4. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 24 February 2016 15: 36
    The article is Putin's order !!! wassat on ukroin already built a free state, which has no shisha-now there are people left ukroiny free from money, food, housing, drugs, work, salaries, pensions ...- and the state successfully solves these problems !!! fool
    1. Rostov Papa
      Rostov Papa 24 February 2016 16: 18
      But the greatest orator of our time, "Cicero-Kiev", was right when he called to prepare for the "land."
  5. serg1970
    serg1970 24 February 2016 15: 36
    Something? It’s easier to list what has not rotted there. Although no, it’s not easier. Will have to find.
  6. genisis
    genisis 24 February 2016 15: 36
    Conclusion: Ukraine has carried out some reforms, but they are not sufficiently deep and effective to revive the shrinking economy.

    That is - the collapse of the current economic system: a drop in GDP, industrial production, currency devaluation, civil war - these are just not deep and effective reforms?

    I'm afraid to imagine what effective reforms need to be implemented so that Ukraine shows everyone that it is O-GO-GO

    Apparently you need to reduce the number of people at times, then GDP per capita will be, as in Luxembourg.
    1. 2С5
      2С5 24 February 2016 19: 43
      ... Ukraine showed everyone that she is O-GO-GO ... No.
  7. MASK
    MASK 24 February 2016 15: 36
    They threw Ukrainians specifically and in all respects ... They didn’t accept the EU, they don’t give money, there is no visa-free regime, but the main goal of all this has been achieved .. They quarreled with Russia and bleeding every day! Bravo ... download on!
    1. 2С5
      2С5 24 February 2016 19: 44
      ... so much further? fool
  8. A-Sim
    A-Sim 24 February 2016 15: 38
    All according to the scenario:
    The State Department approves;
    The OSCE does not notice;
    IMF in difficulty;
    Presides over the UN;
    now also monitors radars ...
  9. beer-youk
    beer-youk 24 February 2016 15: 39
    When the brothel ceases to be profitable, personnel are changed. If this does not help, it is closed. Most likely it is waiting for Ukraine. When the change (and it is ripe) of fattened boars and rabbits for hungry women with a scythe, rear-wheel drive and frostbitten does not help to make a profit, this territory will be forgotten in the West as an unfulfilled dream.
  10. OlegV
    OlegV 24 February 2016 15: 40
    And as always to blame .....
  11. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 24 February 2016 15: 40
    It should be seen that the Ukrainians had to tear everything out, who of them will now remember for what it all began?
  12. izya top
    izya top 24 February 2016 15: 40
    pro-Russian regime in Ukraine.
    with what it was a cyclic vegetable pro-Russian belay
  13. valent45
    valent45 24 February 2016 15: 42
    Bloomberg, is it just now? Prior to that, they did not see him point blank! Ripening, however, little by little!
  14. OlegV
    OlegV 24 February 2016 15: 47
    ..... Ukraine has carried out some reforms ....

    Time has passed .....
  15. DMB_95
    DMB_95 24 February 2016 15: 52
    If ssakashvili becomes prime minister, Ukraine can be safely added to the Guinness Book of Records as the country with the highest id / iotism in decision-making at the state level. It would be good to appoint Pan ssakashvili also the supreme commander. Here he is out of competition. wassat
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    2. RUSS
      RUSS 24 February 2016 16: 08
      Quote: DMB_95
      If ssakashvili becomes prime minister

      And Eka Zguladze is the Minister of the Interior laughing
      1. MASK
        MASK 24 February 2016 16: 52
        Good, what is she reading interesting there? good
        1. 2С5
          2С5 24 February 2016 19: 48
          ... the best ways to get the "puppy" out of the crisis ... not otherwise
    3. starper
      starper 25 February 2016 04: 58
      I think she is already out of competition in this category :-)
  16. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 24 February 2016 15: 54
    Two years have passed since the uprising in Kiev overthrew pro-Russian regime in Ukraine.

    And the men didn’t know ... smile
    The pro-Russian Profesor is strong. Why then, one wonders, they gave him a loan of 3 billion (the very one that the current authorities interpret as a bribe) if he was pro-Russian?

    However, at that pace soon, Rabbit and the Chocolate King will become pro-Russian politicians. Well, or at least Putin’s agents. smile
  17. Batia
    Batia 24 February 2016 15: 56
    I do not believe in their insight. They will be yapping quietly and quietly, but bending their line to maintain banderlogy at hand near Russia. They will not abandon such a convenient position for NATO.
  18. koralvit
    koralvit 24 February 2016 16: 06
    The West will not understand how Poroshenko and the Ukrainian government can fight against themselves, the corruption of their element, their lifestyle. They got to the feeder and feed. Nobody will tear them from this feeding trough unless they bite each other because of overseas handouts. They will continue to shout that they are at war with Russia, protect the West from the Russian threat, in which case the handouts will be more complete. They have long been convinced that Russophobic methods of governance will not put the country on its feet. Now their task is to leave Ukraine on a white horse and with life support up to the fifth knee.
    1. Bradypodidae
      Bradypodidae 24 February 2016 16: 18
      West URF fight Parashenko with corruption, or not. The West for relatively little money, could split Ukraine from Russia and create a hotbed of tension. And all this with the wrong hands. Yes, Russia took Crimea, but lost Ukraine. And the West is completely and completely satisfied. And despite loud statements, they will continue to give money for this regime, albeit not officially, but they will. For this regime is beneficial to them. And without dough, these creatures will not last long. But here the West will be in +. As if in Ukraine, it’s going to start like it’s in Syria, but NATO will try to bring in troops and take control of as much territory as possible. Russia can and will manage to take control of the Kharkov and Nikolaev regions, possibly a part of Zaporizhzhya region, too. But this is the maximum. .
      1. serezhasoldatow
        serezhasoldatow 24 February 2016 19: 22
        Have you found what Russia has lost? We have not lost anything in this territory. And if the bridge is not enough, then ...
        1. Bradypodidae
          Bradypodidae 24 February 2016 20: 26
          And here am I? I just wrote the West’s opinion about Crimea. Our inhabitants cannot understand in any way that as soon as Ukraine wanted to Europe, the process of losing Crimea immediately began. Let’s say (fantasize) that Ukraine was admitted to the EU. NATO base would immediately appear, and through what at that time, the Crimean Tatars would declare their secession from Ukraine and establish an independent Crimean Tatar Republic. And the entire EU would say that it is right, that it is democratic and very European. And our politicians would agree with that. So Crimea Ukraine lost in any case. Only in the case of Russia it is not offensive. But if the Tatars got the Crimea, then yes, then it would be wrong. It would turn out that all those victims, from the conquest of Crimea by the Russian Empire to the Second World War, were in vain and Crimean Horde has recovered.
  19. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 24 February 2016 16: 08
    I already wrote - the maidan of the brain is a chronic disease, for Svidomites - absolutely contagious, other nationalities have immunity. The brain dies, the spinal and gastrointestinal tract remain.
  20. black
    black 24 February 2016 16: 15
    ... reforms ... not deep enough ... To revive the economy. That is, an autopsy did not help. With what and congratulations.
  21. nrex
    nrex 24 February 2016 16: 15
    The spirit of anarchy that has been roaming the land of Ukraine for a century. All this ranting about freedom and independence implies complete anarchy in power and permissiveness of its minions. Any democratic state is a strict implementation of the code of laws. If this does not happen, this territory of anarchy is taken over by the state where these laws are enforced.
  22. VeterS
    VeterS 24 February 2016 16: 40
    Something rotten in the Ukrainian state (Bloomberg, USA)

    There was an anecdote about "it seems" ... bearded:
    - Doctor, I think I have syphilis ...
    - Why do you think so?
    - And my member turned black and fell off ...
  23. mr.grin19z
    mr.grin19z 24 February 2016 17: 41
    but what kind of reforms are there or what they did not carry out; they had one reform how to plunder the country and people
    1. 2С5
      2С5 24 February 2016 19: 51
      ... here let Kate Zguladze give, she needs him along the way ...
  24. iouris
    iouris 24 February 2016 18: 14
    There was no Ukrainian state and no. Ukraine is part of Russia.
    1. serezhasoldatow
      serezhasoldatow 24 February 2016 19: 22
      They promise to return, but do not dare.
  25. Olegater
    Olegater 24 February 2016 21: 41
    Something rotted in the Ukrainian state - CAN NOT BE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! laughing