Ukraine to raise gas prices by 50%. I found out why Ukrainians want to join the EU — they want immigration rights to Western Europe like the Poles have. Western Europe thinks it has too many Polish laborers now, wait till their brethren a bit further east get to come! The Poles will be outbid for plumbing, electrician, and auto mechanics overnight.
So immigration to Western Europe relieves some pressure, and the Ukrainians left behind get looted. Ukrainians abroad send remittances home to alleviate the looting, but at the same time, Ukrainians will learn Western European pan-Aryan nationalism and will take that bac k to the Motherland. Ukrainians are notoriously provincial and as we saw with Maidan, they will be nationalist in a way that cuts off their nose to spite their face. Western Ukrainian nationalism was self destructive because it didn’t include all Whites, and named all Russians as the enemy. Hey, Pravyi Sektor! 1914 called. They want their petty, intraracial, fratricidal squabbling back!
I’ve always heard that Western Ukrainians were whack jobs, but I didn’t believe it until now. At the same time, joining the EU for immigration rights to Western Europe makes a lot of sense. They saw the Poles do it; they want in. I get it.
State energy company Naftogaz reported that price changes will be into force from May 1, with more rises due to be made until 2018. Until now, low consumer bills were possible due to state subsidies, but the IMF believes the system should be reformed in order to stabilize Ukraine’s financial situation.
The new pricing rules are to affect not only ordinary consumers but also district companies, which will have to pay 40% more for gas. It is yet unclear how the hike will correspond to the scrapping of Ukraine’s special pricing regime for gas supplies by Russian energy giant Gazprom, which officials from the company justified with delays in debt payments.
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