Because of the Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine and in Crimea, the Ukrainian economy has lost 12.9 billion dollars of exports. This is according to the export strategy project, published on the website of the Ministry of economic development.
It should be noted that the total loss of exports in recent years, was 25.2 billion dollars.
“The cost of export losses due to these regions (Donbas – ed.) together with the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea amounted to 12.9 billion dollars, while the total export losses of Ukraine amounted to 25.2 billion dollars”, – the document says.
Also, the Ministry noted that the proportion of the Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk regions in total exports of Ukrainian goods dropped from 26.6% in 2013 to 10.4% in 2015.
We will remind, at the end of 2016, the export of Ukrainian goods amounted to 36.4 billion, which is 4.6%, or $ 1.8 billion compared with 2015.