BORYS KOLESNIKOV: "UKRAINE IS AT RISK OF BECOMING A COLONY - BIG AND BROKE"

12.01 | 17:02

The leader of the Party UKRAINE IS OUR HOME Borys Kolesnikov noted that recently the number of foreign-made agricultural products on the shelves of Ukrainian stores and supermarkets has been growing steadily. “During one of the latest live TV broadcasts, I have given an example of milk that Ukraine imports from Poland. It seems to me that selling Polish milk in Ukraine is quite strange to say the least. Churchill once said: “I thought I would die of old age. But when the Russian Empire, which was producing bread for the entire Europe, started to purchase grain, I realized that I would probably die of laughter." The current situation with milk from Poland is quite similar,” the politician emphasized.

He also explained the success of Polish milk in Ukraine: “It goes without saying that like everyone who works in the production sector, I am the proponent of free markets. But in this particular case, it is important to understand why Polish milk ended up in Ukraine. According to the seven-year plan adopted by the EU, agriculture and the food industry received one trillion euros for development and created new jobs using the latest technologies. The Eastern European countries received the lion's share of this money. Therefore, Polish milk is now cheaper than Ukrainian one. And it should be a wake-up call for us”.

Borys Kolesnikov is deeply concerned about the current situation as it could potentially have dire consequences. “Ukraine is at risk of becoming a real colony. This was the case with India in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Anyone who paid attention to history classes at school would recall that Indian fabrics were the finest in the world before the British arrived. And by the end of the 19th century, India, one of the dominant exporters, turned into an importer of British fabrics. Those fabrics were not of the highest quality but they were most definitely pricey ones. This case is well worth your thinking. We can turn into a colony - big and poor. And we must reverse this trend as soon as possible. Otherwise, it might be too late later," the leader of the party UKRAINE IS OUR HOME proclaimed.

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