Donbas war finishing will help improve the investment climate in Ukraine. Chairman of Political Council of the political party OppositionPlatform - For Life and MP Viktor Medvedchuk stated this on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The politician also emphasized that it is important for investors the produced goods should be realized.
"And the realization can be in case when the country has got money and people have got money. And everybody understands it. The main thing - not the last one but the main and the first - the investments will come to the country when peace is established and Donbas conflict is settled. This is the main but not the International Monetary Fund and cooperation with it. Not hurting people and the country but just the peace and cessation of hostilities. These are the first signs, which can create the investment climate," he noted.
Medvedchuk pointed out that the number of foreign investments made $2,2 billion as of January 2014. And the number of investments made $1,3 billion as of January 1,2019.
"So 1 billion is out of the country. Direct investment flows were in the amount of $5,5-5,7 billion annually. It was $2,9 billion in 2018 and this year the flow will be even if we suppose the growing, which was observed since the beginning of the year, will be $2,35-2,45 billion. During such investment activities, which are being reduced it would be primitively and mindlessly to count on the investment climate. We should firstly create this climate, create the conditions and then attract investments, but first of all,we must end military operations in Donbas and settle peace. That is the main both for people and investors," Medvedchuk underlined.