Austrian journalist Marco Mayer argued that the policy of Ukrainian politicians has reached high levels of hypocrisy and schizophrenia.
On the one hand, Kiev has announced reforms to strengthen the economy; on the other, it has spent huge amounts of money on military equipment to continue war against Donbass militias.
"The military threat from the East is a foreseeable perspective for the future decades," Poroshenko said, adding that the modernization of the army is a top priority for Ukraine.
Ukrainian politicians seemingly are not worried about the fact that their country is on the verge of national bankruptcy: its already weakened economy has experienced further downturn due to the war in the East of the country, Mayer argued.
The funds from the IMF and the EU which could be used to stabilize the national economy are flowing into the military sector. Thus, international donors are only contributing to the deterioration of the situation and postponing a peaceful solution of the conflict, the author wrote.