President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that because of the blockade of Donbass Ukraine has completely lost control of this territory. He stated this at a meeting of the regional development Council.
“As a result of the blockade, Ukraine has lost its influence in their own territory. At the same time, was dealt a blow to domestic energy sector, metallurgy, budget,” he said (quote of the President published in his Twitter).
However, he expressed the opinion that Russia has an impact on the situation in Donbas is not only supporting militias breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
“The Russian military threat comes not only from the occupied areas of Donbass, he was hanging over the border line with Russia”, — said the President of Ukraine.
Poroshenko said that the war most affected industrial sector, however, according to him, she gradually begins to recover. He said that “a loss of up to 20% of the industrial potential of the country”.
Commenting on the decision of the International monetary Fund (IMF) to postpone the discussion of anti-crisis program of Ukraine Poroshenko said that Kiev in the near future expects to receive a tranche. He said that March 20 will hold talks Minister for Finance, the National Bank of Ukraine and the Prime Minister.
“I’m going to participate in order to correct the results was caused by the irresponsible behavior of Ukrainian politicians… We must unite together, to soon to get the tranche,” — said the head of Ukraine (quoted by UNN).
Answering the question of how the authorities use the funds allocated by the IMF, Poroshenko said that the money kept in reserves.
“All heard how irresponsible politicians argue that the IMF money is eaten, stolen, or misused. It is a solid total and irresponsible lie. Every penny received by Ukraine from the IMF, kept carefully in the foreign exchange reserves of the state and works on the stability of the national monetary unit,” — said the President of Ukraine (quoted by “112 Ukraine”).