Federation that changed from being the neighbouring
country to the hostile country aims to destroy Ukraine both politically and
economically. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated on
Tuesday, August 19, during a meeting with representatives of the largest
agricultural producers of Ukraine in Cherkasy
region in the framework of a roundtable "The principal aspects of the
Government's comprehensive package of changes to the tax system (the Concept
of reforming the tax system of Ukraine)”.
“Do you understand
what Russia is doing? It doesn’t just carry out the military intervention, it doesn’t just carry out the political
intervention. Above all, it ruins Ukraine’s economy and policy", - said
the Head of Government.
According to him, as
a result of such actions of the Russian side Ukraine is experiencing hard
times, as the civilians, infrastructure objects, mines, factories, etc. are
subjected to bombing. "And it is the intentional bombing with the aim to
completely knock out the economic basis of the development", - said the
is daunting in Ukraine. I just lack simple phrases how to describe it. To say
it is difficult means to say nothing. War, victims, tragedy, neighbor, who
happens to be not a neighbor but he turned into an enemy, and we must call
things by their proper names, who encroaches on the country, on our land, on
your business", - said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
noted Ukraine suffered serious losses from the Russian aggression. "If
we calculated first that according to the preliminary estimations we need UAH
8 billion to restore Donbas, it could happen we need USD 8 billion. The mines
are flooded intentionally. Alchevsk is being bombed
for the fourth day already... It means there is purposeful attack: they kill
people and destroy the economy," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
He stressed that
Putin wages war in the East, "fights against Ukraine, including
targeting to capture the territories from which one can feed and earn".
Nowadays as a result of the Russian military intervention Ukrainian agrarians
have lost 15% of the harvest, and that is billions of dollars. "When
everyone can see that Russian tanks, Russian artillery are
shooting, the Russian agents are roaming in Donetsk and Luhansk, we have lost
15% of the gross harvest because of them. Personal gratitude to Putin - he
personally did that together with his thugs".
The head of
Government noted that in these circumstances it is important for the
Ukrainians to be united and fight for peace: "Guys, we must survive. We
can do that only together."