Dropping Like Flies
The Chief Inspector of the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Zaporozhye region, Aleksandr Soloshenko, informed the correspondent of RBC-Ukraine.
“Yes. Aleksandr Peklushenko committed suicide at his home in the village of Solnechnoe . At the moment, an investigative team is working at the scene,” said Aleksandr Soloshenko.
Aleksandr Peklushenko was a suspect in the case of the dispersal of Zaporozhye Maidan on January 26, 2014.
On the night of February 28, a former deputy chairman of the Party of Regions, Mikhail Chechetov, committed suicide.
On the evening of March 9, Party of Regions People’s Deputy of the Fifth and Sixth Radas, Stanislav Melnik, committed suicide.
PS: Judging by the pace, new “suicides” are not far off. Belonging to the Party of Regions during Yanukovych’s reign is apparently now a factor in raising the risk of a sudden “suicide”. Nonetheless, the “Regionals” are in fact paying the price for last year‘s cowardice with their positions, money and sometimes even lives, because unlike them, the coup ringleaders who replaced them are not so delicate and, in contrast to Yanukovych, they are not so embarrassed by blood.
In total, this year, the country will receive $10 billion. This was announced on Thursday by the head of the IMF mission in Ukraine, Nikolay Georgiev, reported RIA-Novosti.
Overall, the IMF will provide $17.5 billion within the framework of the program of support to the Ukrainian economy. To this amount will be added the debt restructuring of $15 billion as well as support from the G7 countries totalling $7.5 billion.
According to the IMF report, the reason for the expansion of the original plan is the conflict in the east of Ukraine, as a result of which the economy “has received serious damage in the form of loss of supply of products, as well as depreciation of the national currency.”
On February 12, IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, stated that the total amount of financial assistance to Ukraine will amount to $40 billion. The money will be allocated over four years, provided from multiple sources.
Last year, the country’s foreign debt reached $30 billion. This is a quarter of Ukraine’s GDP. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk previously reported that in 2015, Kiev must pay off debts of $11 billion. Meanwhile, the country’s foreign exchange reserves fell to $5.6 billion.
PS. Actually as expected, the addict was presented with another dose, so that those who advertised an imminent default of Ukraine in the autumn, winter and spring, will have to hold their bravura communiqués on the topic that ‘soon, everything will collapse’. While the junta can be somehow used, it will be fed, but only to the extent required for it to be able to perform the tasks set by the junta’s overlords. Yatsenyuk’s symptomatic remark that the people of Ukraine need to think about future generations looks like cynical mockery, since it is obvious that the current generation of Ukrainians are not awaiting anything good; and the burden of debt will continue to grow in progressive amounts and will be passed on to their children and grandchildren. Without this money it would be extremely difficult for Kiev to wage war, because in case of a failure in external lending, in the midst of the fighting Kiev would simply crack economically. Now, having received another dose, it may be preparing for that which actually brought the junta to power.
It is also worth noting that the receipt of new handouts from the West will allow the junta to somewhat stabilise the situation in the financial markets and prepare more thoughtfully for the next phase of the war. Simultaneously with this sop to Ukraine, France also received its bun for sticking with the Mistrals. In order that Hollande should not grieve much, the Americans ordered a passenger liner from the shipyard where they built the Russian Mistrals, to comfort the always vacillating Hollande.