Yushchenko: the Government uses war to justify

Ющенко: Власть использует войну для оправдания

Yushchenko believes that the war in the Donbass, which lasts three years, hinders reform in Ukraine.

The conflict in the Donbas is often used by authorities to justify their policy failures, or lack of. Meanwhile, in a country with a higher level of corruption than ever, said the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko in an interview with Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

Yushchenko believes that the war in the Donbass, which lasts three years, hinders reform in Ukraine.

“That’s not true. War is often used to justify ineffective policies or lack of any policy. It is true that it creates many new problems, but the second the front is the economy. If we fail, then the first loses, too,” said the ex-President.

Yushchenko criticized the financial policy of the government.

“Within three years, the devaluation of the Ukrainian hryvnia has reached 350 percent. But why did Stalin devalued the ruble, not in 1942, but only in 1946? Because a stable national currency is an effective method of dealing with the occupier. I am not able to explain why in the last year and a half half of Ukrainian banks went bankrupt. I can’t understand what another year and a half ago we had a 47-per cent inflation. We are not talking about war, but about the weak financial, monetary and banking policy,” he said.

“There are so many examples of what years of war does not prevent the development of the state. I mean Israel. When there was no war?” – said Yushchenko.

Among the errors of the current government, he said, the failure of deoligarchization. According to him, monopolization and oligarchization of Ukrainian economy Ukraine denies not only economic, but also social perspectives.

“It’s about 20 or 30 people who profit. Independent analytical circles believe that Ukraine is derived in tax havens 140 billion dollars. Of course, this process lasted not two, not three years. Now we’re standing in line at the international monetary Fund to get $ 17 billion in four years. It may be worthwhile to organize a round table and try to answer the question: what we need to do to bring 140 billion dollars to the Ukraine?” – I declared ex-the President.

Yushchenko also expressed the conviction that such a high level of corruption, as it is now, never was.

“Ten-eight years ago the situation was different. So the protesters at the Verkhovna Rada demanding the fight against corruption and establishing an anti-corruption court,” he said, referring to the current protests near the Verkhovna Rada.

Earlier, Viktor Yushchenko noticed in one of the clubs near Kiev, where the former head of state came to take a bath and swim in the lake.