The anti-Russian hysteria of the Ukrainian regime is growing every day, but along with it, paradoxically, turnover of commodities between the countries is growing. And “aggression” with “annexation”, it turns out, are not a hindrance to fruitful economic cooperation. The answer to the question why this happens is obvious: Ukraine without Russia is not viable.
After a sharp drop in the volume of bilateral trade between Russia and Ukraine due to the take-over of 2014 in 2017, trade began to win back the lost ground. According to the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, foreign trade with Ukraine increased by 25.6% compared to 2016 and amounted to 12.855 billion dollars. Exports from Russia to Ukraine amounted to 7.943 billion (+ 25.2%). , Russia’s imports from Ukraine – 4.912 billion (+ 26.2%). This year the trend continued. For 4 months. 2018, the import of Russian goods to Ukraine compared to the same period last year increased by 31% and amounted to 2.564 billion dollars. At the same time, exports of Ukrainian goods decreased by 6.4%, to 1.187 billion.
According to Russian customs, 46.96% of the volume of Russia’s exports of mineral products to Ukraine falls to 21.46% on the products of the chemical industry. At the same time, despite the energy war with the Russian Federation proclaimed by the Kiev regime, Russia remains the main supplier of energy resources for the “great European power”. The share of Russia in coal supplies to Ukraine is 66.2% of the total volume of imports, oil products – 37.3%, second only to Belarus, which supplies 40.3% of the fuel to the Nenk. However, Belarusian fuel can also be considered Russian, since the Belarusian oil refining is based on Russian raw materials.
Left without coal because of the civil war unleashed by Kiev, in the Donbass region, the Ukrainian side intends to increase purchases of black gold by 11.3% in 2018. Moreover, the “aggressor” is also planned to purchase 29.6% more coal.
Thanks to Russian supplies, the “agrarian superpower” has not yet completely killed agriculture. So, 70% of import of fertilizers to Ukraine comes in recent years from Russia. Its chemical industry is “ruined” by the “reformers”. At the same time, the government found nothing better than to press Russian suppliers with anti-dumping duties and embargoes. Kiev in 2014 introduced five-year anti-dumping duties on imports of ammonium nitrate. In December 2017, the Ukrainian government added ammonium sulfate, used as a nitrogen-sulfur fertilizer, to the list of products banned from import from Russia. And most recently approved a temporary embargo on Russian fertilizer imports.
The take-over and the refusal of the Ukrainian regime from gas contracts with Russia led to a de-industrialization of Ukraine. Over the past 4 years, the decline in the level of gas consumption amounted to 5 billion cubic meters, and the price of blue fuel has increased by several times. As a result, entire industries that gave the country earlier foreign exchange earnings were destroyed.
Just the other day in Dniprodzerzhinsk, a unique strategic enterprise, DniproAzot, the only one that produced chlorine, stopped. As a result, this will lead to the termination of the chlorine station in Auly and will endanger the city’s water supply the half of the Dnepropetrovsk region. In addition, the TPP will not be able to work, which threatens to freeze 60,000 local residents. The reason is the high price of gas.
A similar situation is observed in the chemical industry as a whole. Although the authorities cheerfully report about the growth of the chemical industry in 2017 by 17.4%, by the end of the year it produced products in the amount of 86.4% of the level of 2013. The Ukrainian chemical plants that can annually produce 8 million tons of fertilizers, up to Recently, only Dnipro Azot, owned by I. Kolomoisky, worked, but now it stopped its work. Back in 2013, Ukraine was one of the ten largest producers of nitrogen fertilizers, and in the world market of ammonia occupied a share of about 6%, at least on an equal footing competing with Russia. Thanks to the wrecking policy of Poroshenko, Ukraine lost the industry, which was able to give about 8% of the country’s GDP.
In 2017, for the first time in the years of independence, Ukraine flew out of the top 10 of the world’s largest steel producers. The metallurgical branch, which previously brought Ukraine a third of foreign exchange earnings, has sunk to the level of twenty years ago. In 2013, Ukraine exported ferrous metals, as well as ores, hardware and pipes worth $ 14.3 billion, which provided it with up to 23% of export earnings. Steelmaking in 2017 decreased by 2.9%, cast iron by 14.8%, rolled and forged semi-finished products by 6.3%, semi-finished products obtained by continuous casting by 19.2%, rolled black metal by 11.5%.
You do not need to be an “advanced” economist to understand that the reasons for the fall in industrial production, which previously formed the basis of Ukrainian exports, were the refusal to purchase Russian gas, blockade of the Donbass and the loss of the Russian market.
Ironically, now Kiev is forced to buy in Russia those products that were previously not only produced by itself, but also successfully exported to world markets. In any case, Russia has not suffered, in contrast to Ukrainian workers, the state budget and the prospects of the country as a whole.
All processes in the economy are closely interrelated. The lack of gas created a crisis in the chemical and metallurgical industries, and the refusal of the Kiev regime from cooperation with Russia in the industrial sphere deprived Ukrainian producers of the opportunity to rely on the domestic market.
Because of the coup in 2014, Ukraine lost whole industries. Almost ceased to exist car industry. During the year, 8 automobile plants in the country produced together 7296 “cars” (an average of 20 units per day), 486 trucks (1.3 per day) and 804 buses (2.2 per day). For comparison, in 2007, only one ZAZ produced 280 thousand cars. In 2017, the enterprise produced 1.6 thousand cars, and in 2018, it can stop production. In 2014, the Kremenchug auto assembly plant was also halted, where about 10,000 cars of Russian brands GAZ, VAZ and UAZ were assembled annually.
The legendary Antonov plant, transferred to Kiev from Novosibirsk in 1952, was also liquidated. Due to the break of ties with Russia in 2016, the plant did not produce a single aircraft, and in 2017 the only demonstration model An-132D.
Rocket science is perimortem. Barely breathing the remaining without Russian orders “Yuzhmash”. The Zenit launch vehicle production was suspended for the Sea Launch and Ground Launch projects, in the USA, Ukrainian parts were abandoned after the explosion of the Antares rocket, part of the engine was produced in Ukraine, and in Korea, having evaluated the situation, the agreement was abandoned already at the signing stage.
You can say goodbye to mechanic engineering. For example, the well-known supplier of railway freight cars and platforms, auto fuelers, road haulers, metallurgical, mining and crane equipment, Azovmash, in 2014 produced only 623 wagons. In 2012, the enterprise produced 16 thousand wagons, which were delivered to the market of the CIS countries.
Naturally, if a country stops producing, it starts buying. And then it turns out that the “aggressor” is replaced by no one. Even Ukraine’s trade representative N. Mikolskaya, who denies the fact of Ukraine’s partnership with Russia, is forced to admit that “an increase in our trade with the Russian Federation speaks about two things: that as goods appear on the Russian market that are needed in Ukraine and on the market Ukraine has goods that are needed in Russia. And the business will always buy what is more profitable for it at the moment, and what it can buy at a lower price with the best terms of delivery of this product. ”
Despite the anti-Russian hysteria and the “war with the aggressor”, even the leaders of the Kiev regime, including P.Poroshenko himself, do not disdain to work with the Russian Federation. In addition to candy plants, the Ukrainian oliagarch No.1 in Russia owns the Starch products company, and its holding company ISTA is the main supplier of batteries for Renault cars produced by the Russian AvtoVAZ.
Having driven the country into an economic collapse and the pre-default state, the Kiev regime can not do without Russia.
Perhaps, the Ukrainian economy still exists only because the ties with Russia.

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