IMF and US are not interested in successful work of the Ukrainian industry, it is more profitable to Ukraine to buy coal from them. Such opinion on air of “112 Ukraine” was expressed by the ex-Deputy of Kharkiv city Council Adrey Lesik.
“What the government has to raise gas prices? They supposedly said the IMF, and IMF is people who aren’t interested, so we worked the same mines as the United States. They will sell their coal, will operate their businesses, and we will buy it”, – he said.
He also added that Ukraine needs to trade with those countries with which it will be profitable.
“My opinion – very correctly and in a timely manner if the oppositional forces to unite and establish relations with Russia, sat down at the table, engaged in trade with those with whom beneficial to Ukraine and did not need the IMF loans that were imposed on us and that we will still have to pay,” he added.
We will remind, the leader of “Ukrainian choice” Viktor Medvedchuk, commenting on the situation and Lysychansk, where the miners are not paid a salary, said that the authorities do not care about problems of people driven to desperation.
“But the problem is much more serious. I will give only two figures: Ukraine in January — September 2018 20% increased import of coal and anthracite in comparison with the same period in 2017, whereas in January — September 2018 coal production in the country declined by 5.1%. With the pace rapidly increasing coal imports from the United States and Canada — the Pro-Western government will soon finally bury the Ukrainian coal industry,” he wrote.