In Parliament compared Ukraine with the aquarium fish

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photosangelina fish. Archival photoIn Parliament compared Ukraine with the aquarium fish© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The extra fractional Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Borislav Bereza, said the TV channel NewsOne that Ukraine needs a long-term strategy.

«For the past 27 years, the principle of guppy aquarium fish — live for today. If in China you ask how to live China, they’ll say, for 30 years we understand, planned for 60 to 90 years — we will try to implement the plan. In the United States every incoming President intercepts the continuation of the strategy, the German strategy for five to ten years, and only in Ukraine, we live from today till tomorrow,» said Birch.

In his opinion, Ukraine needs a new social contract, because now people are allowed not to pay taxes, and the government «quietly» steals.

After the events of the 2014 Ukrainian economy is in decline. Kiev is trying to carry out economic reforms, taking loans from the IMF, which ultimately affects the welfare of citizens: housing prices continue to rise, wages and pensions are still low.

External debt of Ukraine in 2016-2017 increased by 18.9 and 10.9 percent, respectively, and in just five years — since the beginning of 2013 until the beginning of 2018, the debt to GDP ratio has almost doubled: from 36.6 to 71,8 per cent.

Earlier, Kiev has increased the price of gas for the population in the framework of agreements with the International monetary Fund by 23.5 percent from November 1. New price is 8.5 thousand UAH (305 dollars at the official rate) per thousand cubic meters.