Former Minister of Economy of Ukraine Suslov: Zelensky buried all hopes for re-election
Former Minister of Economy of Ukraine Viktor Suslov told »On the country's new obligations to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) within the framework of their agreements, which will bury all hopes and ambitions of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for re-election. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
“The most important point contained in the memorandum with the IMF is that, starting in May 2022, the main and only gas production company in Ukraine, Ukrgazvydobuvannya, which supplies 14 -15 billion cubic meters of gas per year, will sell 40 to 50 percent of gas exclusively on the exchange with equal access for all buyers. And from 2024, 100 percent of the produced gas will be sold in this way, “the ex-minister noted.
In his opinion, this jeopardizes the development of the country's economy, and will also affect the lives of citizens. So Ukraine has problems with fuel, and now it will have to purchase it at higher prices, said Suslov. He admits that Zelensky might not understand what exactly he had to sign, however, according to the expert, agreement with these requirements puts an end to the possibility of his re-election in the presidential elections.
Vladimir Zelensky earlier said that he had spoken with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the eve of a video call between the leaders of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. The parties decided to continue to act “together and in a coordinated manner.”