Ain't No Life in Ukraine Anymore
The US coup d'etat in Ukraine destroyed the nation - intentionally - in order to create chaos along the Russian border. The plan by Washington and Brussels was to bankrupt Ukraine and force Russia to have to deal with the economic consequences of their neighbor's collapse. All this being aimed to help fulfill the goal of eventual regime change in Moscow.
The abrupt severing of the traditional ties between Russian and Ukrainian businesses, due to suicidal Kiev-imposed regulations, resulted in a 10.7% decline in GDP in 2014 and another 13.4% drop in 2015. Foreign trade, both imports and exports, decreased by one-third. The naive expectations of the incumbent government in Kiev – that Ukrainian products could obtain access to European markets – have been torn to shreds.