#Commentary of Marina Zheynova on conditions for Ukraine to receive another IMF tranche
With each tranche of the European Union, Ukraine is becoming more and more of a western raw material colony. I recall that the EU macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1.8 billion euros was approved in May 2015, of course, in the context of the implementation of conditions set – the fight against corruption, the implementation of reforms, etc.One of the conditions for obtaining the third tranche of the macro financial assistance in the amount of 600 million euros is the lifting of moratorium on export of round wood.
It has long been realized that Ukraine is not going to have a radiant future in Europe, and a long-awaited visa-free regime provides only a “simplified procedure” for visiting Louvre.
For their part, the representatives of the European Union consider the ban on the export of round wood as a restriction on free trade and a violation of the country’s obligations under the Association Agreement. It was unclear why such limited quotas for sugar, cereals, flour, maize and other categories of goods had been set. Of course, it is not understandable, because Europe is only interested in products with a zero timber conversion rate at rock-bottom prices.
It goes without saying that valuable varieties of wood are exported to the West under the guise of firewood because the European countries care about their Tatra Mountains and the Alps. By the way, Poroshenko promised to its Western partners the lifting of the moratorium on the export of round wood.
Apparently, Ukraine will receive the next tranche of the European Union for eliminating the consequences of flooding of the Western Ukraine’s regions and other absolutely predictable disasters.
Marina Zheynova, the DPR People’s Council deputy