Ukraine’s economic losses due to the threat of full-scale war now amount to 2-3 billion dollars a month. This was stated by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Rostislav Shurma in an interview RBC-Ukraine.
These $ 2-3 billion include halted investment, additional inflation, tourism losses and reduced air travel.
“There is still speculative pressure on the financial markets, which blocks borrowing, pushes the exchange rate. This is a separate amount. Speculative pressure on the foreign exchange market is about 1.5-2 billion dollars, “said Rostislav Shurma.
The President’s Office believes that a $ 4-5 billion “pillow” should be enough to continue the planned state programs.
“4-5 billion dollars is a pillow for us to be all right with the involvement of resources for development. Do you see objectively which investor will decide to build something in such a situation? Of course, everyone pauses projects. They do not cancel, but postpone the decision. And foreign credit markets are temporarily closed, “said the deputy head of the President’s Office.
He also added that if the situation stabilizes informationally, the “pain threshold will rise” and in two months there will be no such losses.
We will remind that since the end of October Russia moves its military equipment to the border with Ukraine, as evidenced by images repeatedly taken from the satellite. In January, it became known that Russia overturns on Donbass tanks, ammunition and fuel. Self-proclaimed “president” of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko as well announced joint Belarusian-Russian military exercises near the Ukrainian borders this winter.
In turn, the United States and European countries promisedthat will respond with “powerful economic and other measures” if Russia dares to escalate militarily.
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