In effect, the idiots installed by Washington as the Ukraine’s “government” have signed Ukraine’s economic suicide pact by agreeing to a free trade zone as a first step toward EU membership. In addition to being enslaved by massive IMF debt obligations, fighting a losing war to force the east to join the illegal Kiev junta, now, the geniuses in Kiev have de facto eliminated their tariff-free trade with their largest trading partner… the [TS EvrAsES] of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Armenia. Once the EU association agreement goes into effect in the autumn, the [TS EvrAsES] will impose tariffs on Ukrainian imports to protect their economies. In addition, what’s left of the Ukrainian economy won’t be in a position to compete with incoming duty-free EU goods and products. Eventually, Ukraine’s biggest export will be workers to EU countries, whilst foreign capital takes over its remaining industries and concerns.
The more that I think about it, the smarter V V Putin looks to me. I admit to being less than happy with his decision not to invade the Ukraine and just sweep away the Kiev junta. However, when I look at the big picture, that’d give the West the opportunity to point another finger at Russia and say that it was Moscow’s fault the Kiev junta didn’t succeed. By holding back and letting nature take its course, more than likely, there’d be another revolution in the Ukraine, as the standard of living continued to drop precipitously and the Ukrainian people continued to suffer more economic hardships. Whilst this is probably the smartest strategy, it costs the lives of many people in the east, and, besides, it might destroy the economic basis of the lives of tens of millions people across the Ukraine. Either way, in my opinion, the Ukraine is rapidly becoming an economic basket-case and a failed state.
This is a read n’ heed…