Ukraine’s MP on possible termination of Western aid to Ukraine: "We have bad and really bad scenarios"
The chairman of the Verkhovna Rada's Finance Committee, MP Danylo Hetmantsev, believes that Ukraine will have only two options in the event of a cutoff in external financing
He said this in an interview with Ukrainian News.
"Nowadays, such moods prevail in our society, especially in big cities, that 'everything is fine' and 'almost peace'. Everyone has seen the investigation into the Boho restaurant's work during the curfew. As if 'there is no war', that is, the war is not felt. "Everything is fine, there will be money, the army will fulfill its function, everything will be fine." But the situation on the financial front is extremely tense," Hetmantsev said.
According to him, if the financial aid from the West is stopped, "we don't have many options, and they are all really bad."
"This is sequestration, which means we will have to reduce everything we can, and the second is emission, which is also a tax on the poor, in our case on everyone, because our population is not getting richer in the war," Hetmantsev explained.
"We have bad and really bad scenarios if these amounts are not supported by our partners," he emphasized.
The MP noted that some countries are already experiencing war fatigue, and this is a threat to Ukraine.
"We feel tired of the political processes that we see in other countries and, unfortunately, we feel it in the general opinion of voters, for example, in Slovakia," Hetmantsev said.
The draft State Budget of Ukraine for 2024 increases expenditures for the preparation of defense production to UAH 55.8 billion