Medvedchuk: Restoring economic relations with Russia is beneficial

Медведчук: Восстановление экономических отношений с РФ выгодно

Viktor Medvedchuk

The process of enlightenment of Ukrainians is very active, the leader of the Ukrainian choice.

Ukrainians will soon realize that there is a benefit in restoring economic relations with Russia. This was stated by the leader of the public movement “the Ukrainian choice – the Right of the people” Victor Medvedchuk in interview to the Russian media.

“I believe that people who live today in Ukraine, and the people who see – and I am sure that this process goes on very actively, they will change the opinion about support for the nationalist radicals who believe that Russia is the enemy,” he said.

Medvedchuk said that can not determine the exact time of this event, but the current situation, in his opinion, “allows people to move away from the populist fervor of the so-called European choice, which is dictated by Ukrainians everywhere.”

“A simple example: if in 2013, the price of gas for the population was one, in 2016 it rose 9.5 times. I could give other figures, but increased significantly. People feel, people understand it, and when the authorities say: “there Is a war in the Donbas,” the first year I believe, I doubt the second year, third year to draw conclusions. I think the phase of the insights still come: what needs to be pragmatism in economic relations, because there is a benefit in restoring economic relations with Russia. Other today we just don’t have,” said Medvedchuk.

Earlier, Medvedchuk said that the sanctions against Russian banks deprive Ukraine of investments.