Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. Foto/pacsto.org
The statement was made by the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin on Monday (15/8/2022).
Volodin wrote on Telegram that, “Taxes collected make up only 40% of the state budget, more than 60% of which covers military spending. Ukraine’s monthly deficit amounts to $5 billion.”
“Ukraine is bankrupt,” he explained.
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The same figure was reported on Friday by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
In the opinion of the speaker of the Russian parliament, “Without the help of Washington and Brussels, Kiev can no longer fulfill its obligations to its citizens.”
“Ukraine has lost its financial independence,” said Volodin.
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On Monday, the Ukrainian government introduced a bill to abolish a preferential tax on fuel.