Klimenko considered economic losses from the blockade of Donbass

Клименко посчитал экономические потери от блокады Донбасса

Negative balance of foreign trade will increase from 5.6 billion to $ 11 billion, predicts ex-Minister.

From the blockade of Donbass, Ukraine will lose, in particular $ 3.4 billion of revenue from sales of steel products manufactured on the other side of the demarcation line. The relevant calculations have unveiled the ex-Minister of income and fees Alexander Klimenko on his page in Facebook.

According to the calculations of the former official, Ukrainae will need $ 2 billion to buy coal for the Ukrainian thermal power plants. Suffer mechanical engineering, will increase significantly the cost of the metal and rolled products. Due to the negative balance of foreign trade will increase from 5.6 billion to $ 11 billion, and the rate of the national currency will fall to 32 per dollar.

“An acute shortage of raw materials will experience enterprise in the river, Mariupol, Kharkov, monay, Kropiwnicki. Reduce the production in April. Cargo transportation of Ukraine will fall by roughly 40%”, – predicts the Minister.

According to his calculations, the result for the Ukrainian electricity will rise to 38%, hot and cold water – up to 30%, gas and fuel – up to 22%. The price of Ukrainian goods and services – bread, travel in buses, medicines – will rise in price to 28%. Uz also will raise the cost of tickets for passengers up to 45%.

Recall, March 15, today the national security Council decided to terminate the movement of goods across the line of contact in Donbas. This is due to the confiscation of Ukrainian enterprises by the separatists. An exception will be made only for humanitarian goods.