by Aleksey STUKALO
The current head of Lugansk area Gennady Moskal has a wide experience of work in public service and knows firsthand about advantages of the mode of a free economic zone which the president Petro Poroshenko suggested to give to the region. About what future waits for Donbass and why it should return to structure of
I support such economic zone. When I was the governor of the Zakarpatye area, we had the particular economic regime and there was a line of people interested in making business. Zero duties on import of production, other preferences – all this can attract the investor to Donbass. And without investments we won't be able to restore it.
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For example, today coal comes to the
And the same is there – there cannot be only guerillas. They produce nothing, and civilians need to be feed, therefore the people will sweep them away sooner or later and will put a fat point on the Novorossiya project. Hunger, poverty and ruins which are in "LNR" today, are the best ukrainizators. As one Russian classic said: "When the person eats sturgeon with a horse-radish, he wants democracy. And when the democracy comes, he looks for sturgeon with a horse-radish". They already understood that they go on a pipe which is welded and sooner or later they will bump into the dead end and will understand that there is no place to go further.
The situation holds on fear there. But it cannot go on for long. For example, there was a fear of Party of Regions, but after all it was gone. Therefore if they do not become reasonable and will not stop attacks, remember my words, they will be moved away from there. They have to start thinking of economy, to start understanding that cannot survive alone, from the economic point of view and it is necessary to go back and to unite.
In Lugansk area at the time of the beginning of ATO there were one million four hundred twenty thousand hectares of the land which was suitable for agricultural works. In the territory of "LNR" there are only 70 thousand hectares. Can they support on these lands their own people? There are only urbanized territories. There are such cities as Lugansk, Alchevsk, Krasny Luch, Bryanka. From where will they take the food? From
I do not trust in all these fairy tales about Russian humanitarian convoy. They don't help. At the initiative of the president in Lugansk area the humanitarian convoy for inhabitants of occupied territories was created, and we got official permission to its passing to their territory. Nobody objected and did not forbid. We posted the mass of photos as we gave out the help from this escort to everybody in need. Show me at least one photo from the Russian humanitarian convoy.