Groisman said about the information attack Russia because of Ukraine’s success
Russia organized the “information attack” against Ukraine, considering the threat of its “economic success”. This opinion was expressed on his page in Facebook Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman.
“The recent unfolding events, shows that against Ukraine began a new intense information attack… Destruction of the Ukrainian state — that’s the goal of these attacks. Why now? Because the background of the decline of Russia’s GDP in 2016, by 0.2 percent, the Ukrainian economy begins to revive and gives rise 2.2 percent,” he wrote.
Economic success of Ukraine, according to Groisman, pose a “significant threat” to Russia. So now Moscow claims the Prime Minister is trying to “deny and downplay any developments” in the situation in Ukraine, “spreading negativity and playing on the sentiments of the people, which today is difficult.”
3 Feb that the stabilization of the Ukrainian economy has irritated Russia, said the Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Konstantin Eliseev. He also accused Moscow that it supposedly is trying to “discredit Ukraine and its success” with the purpose to deprive her of the support of the West.
A day earlier, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a joint press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that the reason for the escalation of the conflict in the Donbas was the need for Kiev to financial assistance and the desire of the Ukrainian authorities to present itself as a victim in the eyes of European partners. The Russian leader added that the resumption of hostilities has also led and internal factors in Ukraine, including the failure of the authorities in social and economic policy.
In 2015, the Ukrainian economy contracted by 9.9 percent in 2014 to 6.6 percent. By the end of 2016 Ukraine’s GDP, according to preliminary data, rose more than 2 percent.
In 2014 Russia’s GDP grew by 0.6 percent in 2015, fell by 3.7 per cent in 2016 and by 0.2 percent.