Energy and economic blockade was not in the interests of
Ukraine, as it jeopardized the rapid economic growth. This was stated by Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on opening a Government meeting on
"The blockade was not in the interests of Ukraine, it had
worked to the disadvantage of the country", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister noted that among the objectives of the
initiators of the blockade had been, in particular, the release of all
aware that all mechanisms have been applied to ensure each prisoner, hostage be
released. But we all know that only one office in Russia is eligible to adopt
this decision, why is the blockade? It is obvious that those responsible for
setting the goal understood well that it was unreal. But if we analyze the harm
it caused to the State, it is obvious that primarily it inflicted damage on the
Ukrainian economy at the very moment when we got a serious chance to provide
rapid economic upturn", emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.
The Head of
Government highlighted that as soon as Ukraine begins the process of recovery “there
appears someone who creates a method to stop Ukraine, to distract from the
development, from problem solving".
that the Government was engaged in minimizing the negative impact of the
blockade in energy and economy sectors.
Groysman commended the Government's endeavors towards achieving energy
independence from the first day after it had assumed office. By now Ukraine hasn’t
consumed Russian gas for over 500 days.
that we have set to ourselves – reaching energy independence - will be accomplished.
Unless someone had hampered us, we would have achieved that faster", he urged.