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For Ukraine grain-harvesting world collects food aid

On Sunday, during a mass in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis announced to the tens of thousands of believers gathered for worship that April 24 will hold a special fundraising donation for all Ukrainian people in all churches of the Roman Catholic Church in Europe. The pontiff called the upcoming action “a gesture of charity that will not only alleviate material suffering, but also demonstrate my personal closeness and closeness of the whole church” to the people of Ukraine.

Heading for Liberia

Now on the continent there are about 120 thousands of Catholic parishes. Most of them in Italy - about 27 thousand. Probably, the Catholics of Ukraine itself will take part in the gathering. While the reaction of local hierarchs is not. These days, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Archbishop Svyatoslav Shevchuk, and the Ordinary of the Kiev-Zhytomyr Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, Archbishop Peter Malchuk, as part of a delegation of Ukrainian religious leaders, trampled high offices in the Netherlands, trying to influence the results of the referendum on the approval Ukraine and the European Union.

The clergy took active political actions to implement the association agreement. Meanwhile, the Ukrainians have already had some disappointment in the conditions in which the European Union has placed bilateral trade relations. For three months, Ukraine has almost exhausted the annual quota for the supply of its competitive products to Europe.

As the Lviv information website Katolitskiy Ogladach testifies, the delegation of religious leaders met with the senators of the Netherlands, visited the committee of international relations. Archbishop Shevchuk, in an interview with the site, noted that Ukrainian clergymen found support from the Dutch parliamentarians.

Pope Francis, meanwhile, was taking care of charitable aid to Ukraine. The pontiff did not specify to whom and how it will be distributed. But the specific was the representative of the UN World Food Program in Ukraine, Giancarlo Stopponi. He said that because of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, 1,5 was undernourished by a million people. Of these, 300 000 need immediate food assistance.

Stopponi did not make a distinction between the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and the population of the rest of it, controlled by the official Kiev. In the republic of Donbass food aid was already underway. Issued monthly food packages, vouchers for the purchase of food. Now, UN experts have come to the conclusion that everywhere there are people who need the support of an international organization.

In this regard, WFP has set a goal to provide those most in need with monthly food aid during the first half of 2016. Giancarlo Stopponi called on "all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded humanitarian access to all needy citizens across the country."

A statement by the representative of WFP UN happened six weeks after the memorable speech by the US Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette at the ceremony of signing an agreement on US investment in the construction of a grain terminal in the Yuzhny sea port in Odessa region. Payette then called on the Ukrainian authorities to turn the country into a food superpower. For this, in fact, there is potential in the country. However, while the food and assistance will be taken to Ukraine.

The UN World Food Program annually feeds 80 to millions of people in approximately 80 countries. Among them is Liberia. She was recalled in February by former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who, at the invitation of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, drove to Kiev for a day with a lecture entitled “The Challenges of a Changing World”.

Ukraine met Rice with a severe economic and political crisis. This was reflected in the mood of the audience. Listeners knew that on the eve of the English magazine The Economist called Ukraine the worst economy in the world. They asked about the opinion of Condoleezza Rice. “If you think that you live badly here, go to Liberia,” the American replied. “Then you will be glad that the Ukrainians are.” Joy was short lived. The UN Food Program has now entered Ukraine.

So much trouble rained Maidan

Therefore, about someone will gloat, someone sincerely sympathize with the unfortunate Ukrainians, on whose head so much misfortune rocked the one hundred thousandth Maidan. For some two years, the country has actually sunk into poverty. And this is not a scathing metaphor of "Kremlin propaganda." This is the conclusion made by the Kiev Institute of Demography and Social Research of the Academy of Sciences, native to Ukrainians. According to him, Ukraine is getting closer to total poverty of the population.

The institute compared two semesters of 2014 and 2015's. The measurements showed that if in the first half of 2014 of the year of the poor there were 27,7%., Then after the first half of 2015 of the year before the actual subsistence minimum, 53,5% of the population did not reach the minimum.

At the end of the year, the 2015 of the year, demographers are still operating with estimates. Today, 79% of Ukrainians consider themselves poor. Their satisfaction with life dropped to four points on a 10-scale. Affected by more than 40% increase in prices for all products and services, the decline in real wages and many months of delay in its payment.

People are in trouble by the will of the authorities. In a recent report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, it is noted that Kiev suspended or canceled benefits for more than 600 thousand internally displaced persons and froze pensions for more than 370 thousand residents in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. People were left with virtually no means of livelihood. No wonder the turnover of retail trade in Ukraine for the year decreased by a quarter.

But the main troubles, of course, from the economy. Last year in Ukraine it fell by 10 percent, but on the contrary, unemployment jumped to 11,5 percent. At the beginning of the year, the authorities in Kiev declared that they had felt the bottom of the crisis, and now the way to growth and prosperity is opening. Recent data for the first quarter completely refuted this version.

The former head of the National Bank of Ukraine, Sergey Arbuzov, on his Facebook page, spoke about a sharp reduction in demand for products of the basic branches of the Ukrainian economy. “There is a significant drop in orders. In chemical production - minus 7%, in metallurgy - minus 9%, in the production of computers and electronics - minus 30%, in the production of machines - minus 4%, ”Sergey Arbuzov shared his assessments. It means that the prosperous prospects, which were in a hurry to report in Kiev, have passed into the category of political myths.

Uncertainty about the future of Ukraine began to oppress even its European partners. The famous German publicist Theo Sommer made a disappointing conclusion on the pages of the Die Zeit newspaper: “With sober consideration, Ukraine is becoming, and perhaps has already become, an untenable country - exhausted, kleptocratic, plundered by corrupt bureaucrats and oligarchs.”

When Theo Sommer wrote these lines, he still didn’t know about the offshore scandal with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who managed to drive money into the Panamanian bank, intended for paying taxes to the Ukrainian treasury. According to Forbes, Petro Poroshenko got rich by $ 2015 million for 108 a year. Now in the Ukrainian ranking, he is ranked sixth with a fortune of 858 million US dollars.

Europe offshore scandal Poroshenko forgave. At least, the EU ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Tombinsky, said that this история "Will not affect relations between Kiev and Brussels, since the situation with the use of offshore companies is a global problem."

White House spokesman Joshua Ernest, too, condescendingly reacted to the accusations of Petro Poroshenko in participating in the Panamanian offshore and did not even comment on them. But he noted the "commitment of the Ukrainian government to the fight against corruption."

Against this background, the ex-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s advice looks like a mockery at the aforementioned lecture in Kiev. She then quoted 35 American President John F. Kennedy: “Do not ask the state what the country can do for you.” Ask what you can do for your country. ”

While Ukrainians are embarrassed to ask, the Pope and the UN World Food Program are rushing to help them. How else? After all, the crisis is deepening, and not only ordinary people suffer from it, but even the wealthy. According to the data of the same Forbes, last year, the total state of 100 of the richest Ukrainians fell by a quarter ...
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  1. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat April 6 2016 06: 40
    And then they will write about another famine organized personally by Putin ...
    It’s even somehow sad to look at all this.
    1. Pavel Tsybai
      Pavel Tsybai April 6 2016 12: 05
      I read it at the censor last week, there are no poor people in Ukraine, last year 700 thousand poopers went to Ottoman for a vacation. I apologize for the news from the censor. Half an hour under the table was lying. Comedy Club is resting!
      1. Red_Hamer
        Red_Hamer April 7 2016 02: 21
        Pope Francis uploaded his Mexican photo with children with Down Syndrome on Instagram.
        "Tenderness: an almost forgotten word and what the world and all of us need today," he signed under the photo. He had blue and yellow ribbons in his hands. And away we go!
        In the Ukrainian media - "The Pope was photographed with the Ukrainian flag", "a touching photo of the Pope with Ukrainian women", etc.
        Well, Ukrainians do not know that the yellow-blue ribbon is an internationally recognized symbol of people with Down syndrome.
        But how symbolic! Information for consideration!
  2. wandlitz
    wandlitz April 6 2016 06: 43
    Spring has come, it is time to plow and sow. And the junta was going to fight again. Indeed, apparently, Ukraine will have to be fed just like North Korea.
    1. ver_
      ver_ April 6 2016 16: 17
      ... anachraon? ... hunger tames even lions ..
  3. parusnik
    parusnik April 6 2016 06: 44
    According to the same Forbes, last year the total fortune of the 100 richest Ukrainians decreased by a quarter ..... sadness .. smile
  4. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 6 2016 07: 05
    And there is nothing to say, everything has long been said:
  5. energy701
    energy701 April 6 2016 07: 20
    The overwhelming majority of Ukrainians consciously supported both the Maidan and its leaders!
    Moreover, most of them are still with both hands for the war against the Donbass!
    So there’s no one else to blame for them !!!!
    1. Shadowcat
      Shadowcat April 6 2016 12: 49
      The Trojans also dragged the horse into Troy, but blamed Kassandra all over according to one song.
      Blaming the other is easier than admitting yourself.
      1. ver_
        ver_ April 6 2016 16: 24
        ... the Trojan horse is a conduit to Troy .. The equestrians passed along it with a quiet glanders ..
  6. dima mzk
    dima mzk April 6 2016 07: 36
    collect on cartridges
  7. raid14
    raid14 April 6 2016 07: 50
    So much for "Living in a New Way, Panov".
    It’s completely visible that Svidomo reach the pen that they, as starving Africans, receive humanitarian aid from around the world.
  8. wasjasibirjac
    wasjasibirjac April 6 2016 07: 52
    wished for? use it!
    in the 90s they wrote that Europeans opened newspapers with the thought "well, what have the Russians done there again." now, including the news, we think: "Well, what have the Ukrainians uchudili?" probably in this case, in relation to Hohlandia, it is best to stand on the sidelines and see what an unrestrained striving for a lover can do
  9. Dr. Barmaley
    Dr. Barmaley April 6 2016 08: 05
    Today, 79% of Ukrainians consider themselves poor.
  10. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 6 2016 08: 16
    All the initiatives of the pope are aimed only at one thing - subjugation of new territories to Catholicism.
    Particularly tasty countries are Orthodox countries, which the papal throne has been trying to subjugate since the time of Prince Alexander Nevsky, and even earlier ..
    Unfortunately, the meeting between the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Pope of Rome also lies in this vein ...
    1. ver_
      ver_ April 6 2016 16: 31
      ... Ivan Kalita founded the Vatican precisely for looking after the Holozades in religious matters ...
  11. Basarev
    Basarev April 6 2016 08: 48
    And what was the Gascon on the Maidan ...
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 6 2016 08: 49
    special collection of donations for the people of Ukraine.

    If the Pope was truly the viceroy of God on earth, he would have long cursed this state for what it had created over the past two years. It remains only for the pope to call for the collection of donations, and obviously not for the south-east of Ukraine.
    1. sq
      sq April 6 2016 12: 17
      On the 24th I will not go to church from the principle.
      the distant relatives of a friend from Ukraine moved so they asked only - give work, work on the collective farm, gave them an old house from the collective farm, people helped with furniture - they live and are glad that they are alive.
  13. nivander
    nivander April 6 2016 08: 50
    full zher
    1. Shadowcat
      Shadowcat April 6 2016 12: 53
      Full sur. In Leningrad, during the blockade, it was even better (except for about two months).
  14. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 6 2016 08: 58
    And after all, Ukraine is living, has not collapsed.
    So it’s not so easy to break the state, as we thought / wanted.
    This is the style of American influence-buy power,
    so that she would harness the population.
    1. ver_
      ver_ April 6 2016 16: 36
      ... a donkey loaded with gold will overcome any fortress ..
  15. Sargaras
    Sargaras April 6 2016 09: 38
    Does anyone seriously believe that food from Rome will reach people? And anyway, maybe dad himself decided to make some money.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza April 6 2016 10: 07
      Quote: Sargaras
      Does anyone seriously believe that food from Rome will reach people?

      Well, those who come to the Roman Catholic churches (such appeared here) and to the Uniates will receive it. Catholics have long practiced this in Ukraine.
    2. ver_
      ver_ April 6 2016 16: 43
      ... The Vatican perfectly "worked" with the Italian mafia and turned a blind eye to pedophilia in its ranks ...
  16. pts-m
    pts-m April 6 2016 14: 38
    The Kahly (poor population) are hoping in vain to help from the Vatican, everything will go to the ATO to complete the process of “appeasing” ambitions.
  17. el-nino
    el-nino April 6 2016 15: 01
    As we lived shitty, so we live. A sharp deterioration over the past two years has been imperceptible. I work for the gas station, sales have not fallen. In stores and the market is also normal. Sumy region.
    Maybe they’re starving just in LDNR?

    And about the Ukrainian economy it’s ridiculous to read. Most businesses are in the shade, the maximum is a single tax. All statistics are bullshit.
  18. 4ekist
    4ekist April 6 2016 18: 53
    Quote: wandlitz
    Spring has come, it is time to plow and sow. And the junta was going to fight again. Indeed, apparently, Ukraine will have to be fed just like North Korea.

    Let America and Europe feed her. A friend is known in a "bidet".
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