Former US special representative for Ukraine Kurt Walker explained in his article what our country needs for its future development.
It is reported by the “NPF” referring to “Direct“.
According to Walker, voting for the so-called “anti-Colomian” law is a moment of truth for Vladimir Zelensky:
“The coronavirus is now very influential in all countries, including Ukraine. As a result, Parliament is now forced to finally pass the banking law in order to receive nearly $ 8 billion from the IMF and $ 1.5 billion from other sources. “
The diplomat noted that in 2019 Ukraine had a solid economic position, thanks to the reforms previously adopted. During the 2014-2019 period, the country managed to become attractive to foreign investors and made a good start for rapid growth:
“But in 2020, Ukraine experienced an economic crisis … And it started before the coronavirus pandemic. The financial situation of Ukraine has worsened. The reform team has been replaced by “new faces,” and some have proven to be associated with anti-reform oligarchs. It shocked the markets. In addition, the change in the Attorney General, who succeeded in gaining respect, only compounded the concerns. “
At the same time, the American diplomat stressed that the law adopted on the land market was a positive signal. Walker added that now many international partners are ready to help Ukraine: the IMF is ready to allocate not 5 but 8 billion dollars, the World Bank 1 billion dollars, of the EU 500 million euros. :
“The IMF is ready to allocate $ 2 billion to fight the coronavirus now. Without this financial assistance, the situation in Ukraine will only get worse. “
But for this, the Parliament must finally vote for the “anti-Colomian” law:
“Financial aid will also be important to continue the fight against Russian aggression. The stronger Ukraine is, the closer the long-awaited peace will be. “
The adoption of this law will also show if Ukraine wants to go in the European direction:
“Ukraine still needs qualified courts, an impartial prosecutor general and the State Security Bureau. It is also an important factor in improving the economic situation.
But now, unfortunately, Ukraine continues to suffer from a partisan justice system and the protection of individual oligarchs. If this continues, the country will never reveal its potential. “
Recall that we wrote earlier that Walker had described Putin’s main goal in Ukraine.