The poor in the Ukraine more than five years ago – VB

Бедных в Украине больше, чем пять лет назад - ВБ

Below the poverty line lives today 25% of the population of Ukraine

If in 2014, below the poverty line lived 15% of the population of Ukraine, today – 25%, estimated by the world Bank.

The level of poverty in Ukraine is now higher than five years ago. This was stated by world Bank Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova satu Kähkönen, reports on Tuesday, July 17, UKRINFORM.

“The economic crisis that began in Ukraine in 2014, led to the fact that the poverty level is higher now than it was five years ago. If in 2014, below the poverty line lived 15% of the population of Ukraine, today – 25%,” said Kähkönen.

According to her, the economic potential of Ukraine is higher than in countries such as Poland, Romania, Georgia, Indonesia.

“Ukraine has Europe’s largest reserves of fertile land. Profitable and its geographical position at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. However, state policy in terms of economic development back 20 years. If there are changes, in particular, will create a transparent land market, there will be incentive to improve standards of living,” added Kähkönen.

She noted that the world Bank in 2014 has invested in Ukraine more than in another country.

“Invested 5.5 billion dollars, with half of the funds – $ 2.5 billion in various investment projects, plus a 2 billion – on support of regional budgets for the implementation of reforms, and another $ 500 million – for the supply of gas. Unfortunately, not all of these funds are being used fully, and we expect solutions from the government of Ukraine”, – said Kähkönen.

Earlier it was reported that about 12% of Ukrainian respondents believe that they do not have enough money to buy food.

In February, the Cabinet approved the action plan to 2018 to implement the Strategy of poverty alleviation.

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