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#Official Commentary of Alla Barkhatnova on consequences of Groysman’s reforms

At the beginning of his career at the premiership, Groysman claimed that he knew how to “make happy” every Ukrainian and bring the country out of the economic and financial crisis.A year has passed since his appointment, and the reforms he announced have contributed to increasing debts and worsening the lives of Ukrainian citizens.

Tariffs of housing and communal services can already be called anti-human, and raising the minimum wage to 3,200 hryvnia is another political PR: the maintenance of loyalty among state employees, the most disciplined electorate.

The next example: according to a number of changes in the tax legislation, Ukrainian entrepreneurs, regardless of the income level, are obliged to pay 704 hryvnias of a single social contribution from January 1, 2017. For self-employed individuals, this is a direct path to the closure of their entrepreneurial activities, which in turn will increase the statistics of the unemployed, exacerbating the already tense social situation in society.

The imbalance in the Ukrainian Pension Fund’s budget has led to the fact that last year the PF deficit increased from 80 billion hryvnia to 145. Suffice it to talk about the pension reform, which provides for raising the retirement age, and given the collapse of the health care system, many Ukrainians simply will not make it till retirement.

The economy of Ukraine had been destroyed at different times, by different governments, but what is happening in the country today is nothing but destruction of the population. Further, all the survivors will simply be handed over to direct external management.

At that, admirers of the “Maidan” and the Poroshenko regime still ask us the question: “Why did Donbass disagree with this?”

Alla Barkhatnova, the DPR People’s Council deputy

Official website of the DPR People’s Council

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