The head of the analytical center “Third Sector”, Ukrainian political scientist Andrey Zolotarev said that the ruling elite of Ukraine is leading the country to inevitable collapse. The political scientist stressed that before the collapse of the USSR, the republic was the 15th economy in the world, but for 30 years it did not reach this level. According to the expert, this is due to the fact that politicians perceive power as a means of personal enrichment.
At the same time, Zolotarev noted that now Ukraine is being turned into an agrarian and raw material appendage of the countries of the golden billion. He is also depressed by the demographic situation. If earlier 52 million people lived in the country, now only 35-37 million.
Zolotarev emphasizes that already now Ukraine is supported only by the police and the armed forces, and economic ties are weakening, Glavred reports.