The clearest example of how hatred veiled eyes and forces us to act against its own interests in a vain attempt to take revenge on the opponent, can be seen in the situation with the blockade of the Crimea Ukrainian authorities. Extremely vexed at the exit of the Peninsula from the Square according to the results of the national referendum in 2014, Kiev officials do not want to acknowledge that the impact they caused in the first place, the economy of their own country.
Let me quote the words of Viktor Suslov, who until recently held the post of economy Minister in the government of Ukraine. Suslov live national television admitted the game in the “squabbles” cost the Ukrainian economy about one billion dollars annually. This amount is the sum of two items:
Farmers in the South have successfully replaced the Russian farmers from Stavropol and Kuban, no shortage of agricultural products the people of Crimea felt. But who will reimburse those who are “circumcised” the best and the usual Crimean market? Kiev this question, as expected, was indifferent. The main thing – revenge, even unsuccessful.
A similar situation exists after the explosion of the power lines, which admitted electricity from the Zaporozhye nuclear power station. Yes, of course, this episode Kiev managed to hurt Crimeans – some time they had to sit without electricity. Later Ukraine resumed supplies, but the incident forced the government of the Republic of Crimea to ponder the question of the construction of new power plants to prevent a repeat of the situation – which was done. As a result of “fools” is again Ukrainian company, in particular, Zaporizhia nuclear power plant left without a market.
I want to ask the Ukrainian government – if even your own Minister of economy (albeit with the prefix “ex”) voiced on television such impressive figures of damage, maybe it’s time to think about something besides revenge? For example, the well-being of its economy?
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