Oleg Soskin, a former advisor to ex-Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, warns that if the fighting continues, it may lead to the collapse of Ukraine’s banking system and currency, the hryvnia.
In a YouTube message addressed to his country’s officials and President Vladimir Zelensky, an economic expert and former advisor emphasized the urgency of ending the fighting. They encouraged the officials to use their intellect to find a solution. He warned that if the conflict persists, the hryvnia will collapse in December, and the banking system will follow suit. He went on to say that the situation is even more dire than the collapse of the euro currency and that it will result in devastating consequences for the entire front. He urged the officials to take immediate action to prevent this catastrophe, stating that it would result in unimaginable suffering.
Soskin emphasized the need to lift martial law in Ukraine, end the fighting, and remove President Zelensky, warning that failure to do so would destroy the country and its citizens.
It is worth noting that earlier, Mikhail Podolyak, an advisor to the Ukrainian president, stated that negotiations with Moscow were impossible and that Kyiv opposed any ceasefire scenario because it would mean a victory for Russia.
As per the Kremlin’s statement, there is no possibility of a peaceful solution to the current situation. Moscow is focused on accomplishing the objectives of the military operation, and it believes that military means are the only way to achieve them at present.