Kurier. Firtash: US will be defeated in Ukraine

Us strategy on Ukraine is experiencing a collapse. About it in interview to the Austrian newspaper Kurier said the Ukrainian businessman and billionaire Dmitry Firtash, who is currently in Austria.

«What I see today in Ukraine, the collapse of American strategy. In my opinion, Ukraine is controlled by external forces. And besides is not very efficient,» commented a businessman. Ukraine, he said, is not the only example of this: «We saw that U.S. policy was not successful in the middle East and in other countries.» «The resignation of the Minister Abromavicius tells me that the current government is politically bankrupt. Moreover, the program of reform there. It seems that the most important goal of these politicians was just to sit in the public companies and to profit from it», — said Firtash.

Also Firtash believes that in 2013 Ukraine was set wrong choice when she was offered to either join the Russian Customs Union, or an Association with the EU. «My position both then and today is: «either-or» should not be, Ukraine could become a bridge between them — continues to Firtash. — I believed that the Association agreement had to sign, but with one caveat: we wanted in the negotiations on this issue have participated and Russia». And Firtash, by his own words, was right: «We lost the Russian market with the most catastrophic consequences for the Ukrainian economy. We cannot expect that the EU will fill this gap».

In addition, Firtash called for the resignation of the current Ukrainian government. «The current government must go. To say that this government and this Prime Minister is unpopular. They have a negative rating already. And it’s not because they have implemented unpopular reforms, but because they did nothing», — he explained.

Translation InoPressa

Kurier. Firtash: US will be defeated in Ukraine 09.02.2016

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