Break with Russia: Ukraine experienced the fate of the Baltics


For 7 years now Ukraine has been wandering from one recession to another along the path of breaking off relations with the "aggressor country." Recently, another change was recorded, which was reported by Ukrainian economists, leading indifferent statistics of these changes.


Ore transit through Ukrainian ports in January collapsed by almost 16 times, compared to January 2020, to 343,75 thousand tons due to the termination of the Russian company Metalloinvest's supply of ore from the Mikhailovsky mining and processing plant (Zheleznogorsk, Kursk region) through the port of Yuzhny (Odessa region).

- I quote delo.ua

As noted by the Administration of the Seaports of Ukraine, the reason for this was the opening in October 2020 of a new Ultramar terminal in the port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad Region of the Russian Federation), through which Mikhailovsky GOK began to ship its products. Metallinvest, as expected, redirected its cargo flows. What else did you expect from the "aggressor country"? No, she will also write you food stamps. Are you fighting? Here, continue to fight!

You are on the right track, comrades!


The Balts are already at war. Latvian ports in Riga, Ventspils and Liepaja are on the verge of bankruptcy. Lithuanian Klaipeda awaits with horror the zeroing of the Belarusian transit. The old man is under sanctions. Latvian Railways (LDz, Latvijas Dzelzcels) are also calculating losses and laying off employees. The reason is the same - Russia redirecting transit to its own ports. The same fate awaits the Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos geležinkeliai). The project of transshipment of Belarusian goods through Russian ports has become practical since autumn. The transit of Belarusian oil products and potash fertilizers has already been agreed, which will be carried out mainly through St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. Five ports of the cities of St. Petersburg, Primorsk, Vysotsk, Vyborg and Ust-Luga must complete this work. Up to six million tons of combustible materials will go there per year. This is the same cargo that previously went through Klaipeda. As the saying goes, what they fought for ... The EU stares at all this indifferently.

Making his general line policy rabid Russophobia, allowing themselves an absolutely unacceptable tone, not being ashamed of outright rudeness and rudeness, the Baltic politicians tried in this way to emphasize their role, significance and necessity in the European Union. They naively believed that anti-Russian activity by itself would provide them with a comfortable existence due to European donations. Instead of a careful attitude to the long-standing economic ties, they considered that in relation to the Russian Federation they could afford everything. The result of such activity was not slow to show itself. A powerful flow of Russian cargo, generously feeding the economy Baltic countries, began to dry out, turning into a trickle, threatening to soon disappear completely.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications of Latvia has announced the end of support for Latvian ports from the EU budget. The EU's decision to deprive the ports of Riga, Ventspils and Liepaja of funding was announced shortly after the publication of statistics on the catastrophic decline in the transit industry in Latvia for six months. Brussels did not bother to save the falling enterprises of Latvia - it pushed them to the brink, once again proving that it does not need a developed economic infrastructure in Eastern Europe. They shoot dead horses, don't they?

According to the published data of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia, the transshipment of goods in Latvian ports decreased by one third during the reporting period, of which the transshipment of transit goods - by 56%. The cargo turnover of the Port of Riga decreased by 26,7% in six months, the Ventspils port lost 41% of the cargo turnover, Liepaja - 15,6%. The current drop in cargo turnover is a continuation of last year's, so there can be no question of linking this drop with the consequences of the coronavirus. The Latvian authorities are not even trying to do this. They honestly admit that the crisis in the transit industry was caused by the departure of Russian companies, whose cargo in the best years accounted for three quarters of the cargo turnover of Latvian ports and the railway. Russian transit is gone forever, and it is unrealistic to deploy it from new ports in the Leningrad region of the Russian Federation back to Latvia. This is a medical fact! Now the flagships of the logistics industry are painfully inventing business plans for the survival of their enterprises in the new conditions and are very much hoping for help from the EU. But the wrong ones were attacked!

Brussels has already become frostbitten and announced this, having refused to support Ventspils, Liepaja and Riga in the new 7-year EU budget plan, having dealt with the Latvian port workers on the behest of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: "Push the falling one." Explaining this by the fact that seaports were inherited by Latvia from previous eras, they have nothing to do with European integration, but they are directly related to the Russian Federation, relations with which for many centuries have been the only guarantee of their development and profitability. So if the port cranes of Riga, Ventspils and Liepaja are cut into scrap metal, Brussels will survive this loss. Cruel, say? Yes, but true!

Europeans, like Americans, have never tried to appear better than they really are. They always spoke in plain text what they wanted and what would happen. Only because we are second-class people for them, who should serve as food for them - people of the first class. Why sing songs before rutabagas or sprats? The sheriff is not interested in the problems of the Indians! The fact that rutabaga or sprats did not teach history is their problem. The European Union has always acted in a similar way, burying and ruining almost all the budget-forming enterprises of the Eastern European countries that adjoined it, inherited from the era of socialism.

Gdansk shipyards in Poland, Ikarus in Hungary, Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania - these and other industrial giants suffered a sad fate not because they were technologically outdated and could not withstand market competition, but because they were deliberately pulled to the bottom through institutions EU. The closure of the Ignalina nuclear power plant was achieved by the French nuclear lobby, the German and Dutch shipbuilders cut off oxygen to the Gdansk shipyards. Add to them the Riga VEF, and Riga Radiotekhnika, RAF and Dzintars. Where are they now? In the same place as all fish canning factories in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. As they say, nothing personal - it's just business! Your hopes are your problems!

On the road of disappointment


Ukraine is moving along the same road. According to the recently published data of the Nezalezhnaya Seaport Authority, in January 2021, Ukrainian ports as a whole handled 10,016 million tons of cargo, which is 25,7% less than in the same month last year. In particular, the five largest ports handled 9,35 million tons. So, the port of Yuzhny in January handled 3,7 million tons of cargo (-19,6%), Nikolaev - 1,98 million tons (-24,3%), Odessa - 1,71 million tons (-15,5%) , Chornomorsk - 1,42 million tons (-38,2%), Mariupol - 526 thousand tons (-4,5%).

The drop in port cargo turnover was, among other things, ensured by a 42% drop in grain exports to 1,95 million tons, which was caused by a decrease in harvest due to drought and delays in harvesting grain in the 2020/2021 marketing year, as well as due to high prices. caused by shortages due to the Covid-19 pandemic and default on futures contracts. This is the data of the Ukrainian comrades. Note, unlike their Latvian colleagues, they blame everything on covid, drought and high prices, which led to a disruption in the supply of futures. It is strange that the war in Donbass has not been dragged along yet. Just like little children. They have Covid to blame for not growing wheat and corn. If I can still accept the drought, then how could high prices for agricultural products adversely affect its sales ?! Only in the country of progressive insanity, which is Ukraine.

I continue to quote Ukrainian comrades from delo.ua. There is also a drop in imports of coking coal by more than 5 times, or by 612,6 thousand tons, which is caused by the price environment due to delays in coal supplies in the world market, the closure of the main coal ports in Australia due to Covid-19, as well as a change in schemes supplies. Note that Ukrainian comrades continue to import coke from Australia, having it at their side, in the Russian Federation and in the Donbass. As they say, no comment. Insanity grew stronger and our tanks are fast! I think that all this Australian coke is actually from the Russian Federation and the LDNR, but according to the documents it comes from Sydney and Melbourne, the difference settles in someone's pockets (I even know whose ones - my friend loves football very much, the surname is "Ah-" begins, ends with "-metov").

In addition, the transshipment of imported containers decreased by 15% to 36,4 thousand TEU due to a drop in the import of cars and other goods against the background of an increase in sea freight rates due to a shortage of containers around the world, caused, in turn, by a rapid growth in traffic between the United States and China by rebuilding their economies at the end of 2020. Well, here are at least objective reasons.

Having watched all this for 7 years, I always think that this is the bottom, there is nowhere below it. But no, every time someone knocks from below.

End of the world


On February 11, 2021, the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy announced a future experiment to disconnect Ukraine from the energy system of Russia and Belarus. The next day, Kiev increased its purchases of electricity from Moscow. This is evidenced by the latest data from the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E), published on the official website of the organization uniting transmission operators in Europe, North Africa and Turkey.

On February 13, Russian electricity exports to Ukraine increased to 1 MW, the highest since February 200, when Kiev resumed purchases of Russian electricity. Moreover, the Ukrainian side has applied for continuous imports from 1:06 am to 00:22 pm, when the maximum amount of electricity is consumed. On February 00, Russia supplied Ukraine with 12 MW, and before that the maximum supply did not exceed 1 MW.

Regarding Belarus, Ukraine began importing electricity from this country on January 3. In the heating season 2020/2021, a crisis situation in the electric power industry has developed in Ukraine. Shutdowns of NPP power units, lack of coal at TPPs, increased accidents and cold winters were the main negative factors that caused the electricity shortage.

At the same time, in Kiev they expect to say the final "simpler" to Russia in 2023 and connect to the European ENTSO-E. What will come of this, we will find out relatively soon, because for the heating season 2021/2022, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine has planned a grand experiment in order to demonstrate to the Europeans its unique Ukrainian capabilities.

It would seem that Putin could in one fell swoop ease Ukraine's "suffering" by zeroing the supply of coal, gas, diesel fuel and electricity, but no, he feeds the "non-brothers" and wipes their snot with them. Why, I can't understand ?! Waiting, probably, when they will get stronger and finally attack the Russian Federation. It will wait. The Americans have already brought them inflatable boats. And these rubber products have a limited shelf life of 5 years. We are waiting for sabotage in Crimea and the next sanctions after our response.
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  1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 21 February 2021 08: 14
    +5
    Do you like to ride on a rake, love and receive on the forehead.

    (Confucius)
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 22 February 2021 22: 43
      +1
      Dyadko Bogdan, father of that plagiarist Confucius.
  2. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 21 February 2021 11: 44
    +11
    The fact that the government and the President of the Russian Federation continue political and economic cooperation with Bandera Ukraine, its citizens and patriots who have lost their way in the Russian Federation, I cannot call a smart act. I believe that such activities are not in the interests of the Russian Federation!
  3. Serval Offline Serval
    Serval 21 February 2021 14: 32
    +3
    Yes ... in Ukraine there is complete hopelessness.
    As the saying goes, "The old woman did not suffer for long on bare wires ..."
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 22 February 2021 22: 46
      +2
      Yes ... in Ukraine there is complete hopelessness.
      As the saying goes, "The old woman did not suffer for long on bare wires ..."

      "Her charred carcass brought fear to Europe ..." laughing
  4. marciz Offline marciz
    marciz (Stas) 21 February 2021 16: 57
    -8
    Quote: bear040
    The fact that the government and the President of the Russian Federation continue political and economic cooperation with Bandera Ukraine, its citizens and patriots who have lost their way in the Russian Federation, I cannot call a smart act. I believe that such activities are not in the interests of the Russian Federation!

    Yes, the traitor is sitting in the Kremlin !!!
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 February 2021 20: 20
    +8
    You need to feel sorry for animals and children
    they are not to blame for anything.
    Freaks in the image of people
    you have to hit it with a shovel to swing!
  6. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 21 February 2021 21: 39
    +4
    Ore transit through Ukrainian ports in January collapsed by almost 16 times, compared to January 2020, to 343,75 thousand tons due to the termination of the Russian company Metalloinvest's supplies of ore from the Mikhailovsky mining and processing plant (Zheleznogorsk, Kursk region)

    In total, before the appearance of the terminal in Ust-Luga, this is 5 thousand tons. or about 500 thousand cars. (carrying capacity of each 71 tons.)
    https://www.uniwagon.com/products/solid-bottom_gondolas/solid-bottom_gondola_model_12-9869_98m3/

    And that's just one venture ...
    This is me for those who do not understand why the spies in the Kremlin did not immediately stop all trade with Sumeria.
    1. Starik59 Offline Starik59
      Starik59 (Starik) 28 February 2021 08: 45
      -1
      where did you see the wagons of 77 tons ?? 60-64! And your link is an experimental car with the same carrying capacity, but with a greater cubic capacity, for light but bulky cargo! Brown coal, for example ...
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 28 February 2021 09: 25
        +1
        where did you see the wagons of 77 tons ?? 60-64! And your link is an experimental car with the same carrying capacity, but with a greater cubic capacity, for light but bulky cargo! Brown coal, for example ...

        What is the problem? Count 60 tons., You can 50. How does this affect the essence of what has been written? There will be even more wagons (trains). If everything is cut off sharply, where are you going to put them?
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 February 2021 23: 03
    -3
    Ha.
    Putin told you all clearly: you need to rejoice! that trade is going on, growing and so on.
    Coal, gas, electricity, titanium, aluminum and more ... this is all a cunning plan for the GDP !!! everyone knows: "money doesn't smell."
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 22 February 2021 22: 47
      +4
      Ha.
      Putin told you all clearly: you need to rejoice! that trade is going on, growing and so on.
      Coal, gas, electricity, titanium, aluminum and more ... this is all a cunning plan for the GDP !!! everyone knows: "money doesn't smell."

      Serge has google translation ??
  8. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 22 February 2021 03: 49
    +4
    as a consolation prize for all Russophobes I can offer a jar of sprat made in Kaliningrad wink
  9. Oder Offline Oder
    Oder (Wojciech) 22 February 2021 16: 35
    -3
    Note that the most direct route to the port is to Klaipeda in Lithuania, so Belarus used to send its goods there. Now he will be sent from St. Petersburg. This is twice as far, which means much more expensive. Bad business for Belarus. As they say in Poland: "Mom, in spite of the frostbite ears."
    In addition, in Poland we are digging spits on the Vistula in order to unblock the port in Elblag. The ports in Gdansk and Gdynia are overloaded, Elblag will be an auxiliary port.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 22 February 2021 22: 13
      +3
      Note that the most direct route to the port is to Klaipeda in Lithuania, so Belarus used to send its goods there. Now he will be sent from St. Petersburg. This is twice as far, which means much more expensive. Bad business for Belarus. As they say in Poland: "Mom, in spite of the frostbite ears."

      Is it for this reason that Poland builds terminals and carries gas far away? How are your ears doing in cold weather? On February 15, Gazprom's supplies to Poland + 63,5% I am embarrassed to ask, why not from the USA or Norway?

      In addition, in Poland we are digging spits on the Vistula in order to unblock the port in Elblag. The ports in Gdansk and Gdynia are overloaded, Elblag will be an auxiliary port.

      Can't Elblag be an auxiliary port now?
      Payment for transit through the Kaliningrad Bay is about $ 5 million per year.
      Construction of the canal is about $ 216 million. Total payback period is 43 years. This does not include the maintenance of the structure. You should turn to your southern neighbors for help, they are legendary hydro-builders, they dug the Black Sea long ago, everything is still working. Surely they will help build the channel faster and cheaper. yes
      Good luck in your business and may the subsidized source of Brussels not run out. Otherwise, you will leave the "honorable" first place in the list of subsidized countries, you will have to count money and not spend on all sorts of nonsense hi
    2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 22 February 2021 22: 54
      +4
      Note that the most direct route to the port is to Klaipeda in Lithuania, so Belarus used to send its goods there. Now he will be sent from St. Petersburg. This is twice as far, which means much more expensive. Bad business for Belarus. As they say in Poland: "Mom, in spite of the frostbite ears."

      Your Polish globe does not show that the most direct route to Kaliningrad??
      Russian Federation.
      In your Russophobia, have you decided not to be friends with geography?
    3. Starik59 Offline Starik59
      Starik59 (Starik) 28 February 2021 08: 59
      -1
      ... The ports in Gdansk and Gdynia are overloaded, Elblag will be an auxiliary port ...

      - and what are they overloaded with ?? Yes, and beguiled the name - Danzig! which the USSR gave you!
      Yes, and Gdynia with the destroyed port of the Red Army released you, and even helped to restore! So shta .... Take care of your ears!
  10. Mikhail SA Offline Mikhail SA
    Mikhail SA (Michael) 24 February 2021 07: 40
    +3
    The economy of Ukraine is collapsing, it is a fact, the population is shrinking, that in the minds of this shrinking population, it is difficult to understand, although hatred is likely to accumulate, in 2021 everything will remain so.
  11. Oder Offline Oder
    Oder (Wojciech) 24 February 2021 14: 12
    -2
    I'm not a Russophobe. I'm just trying to understand why you do not like neighboring peoples so much. Do you consider yourself better?
    1. consultant Offline consultant
      consultant (Vladimir) 24 February 2021 21: 44
      +3
      All peoples have national pride. And to love those who throw dirt at you and hate is very difficult. Russia wants peaceful coexistence with any peoples, but not to the detriment of itself, it is necessary to respect each other's interests. What do we see? entirely double standards, contempt, hatred and outrageous Russophobia. Aggression is not about a Russian person !!!
  12. Vladimir VK Offline Vladimir VK
    Vladimir VK (Vladimir Kizarev) 25 February 2021 16: 35
    +1
    A very illiterate position, you won't make much money on confrontation, look at Finland - it has been quiet for 70 years - it peacefully earns on neutrality, or Switzerland is the most successful countries in the world !!! Lithuania in general could be an ideal transistor if it did not climb into NATO like crazy.
  13. Starik59 Offline Starik59
    Starik59 (Starik) 28 February 2021 09: 03
    -1
    Quote: Odra
    I'm not a Russophobe. I'm just trying to understand why you do not like neighboring peoples so much. Do you consider yourself better?

    Have you read your media? Where and against whom did we show dislike? against Poland ?? Find in our media similar to what yours write about Russia !!!
  14. Tungsten Molybdenum (Tungsten Molybdenum) April 14 2021 05: 48
    0
    It must be easier to do .... all transactions with Ukraine are taxed! 5% tax on the restoration of Donbass
  15. volhcovcepgei Offline volhcovcepgei
    volhcovcepgei (Cepgei Volhcov) April 21 2021 11: 53
    +1
    In general, everything is easier and there is no one to feel sorry for. They were offered free cheese, they agreed, do not do or produce anything, close your factories and enterprises. This is what they were actually offered, and they agreed, but under what pretext and with whom to break off economic relations, these are the details. Yes, after it became impossible to restore the broken connections, they stopped paying for their work. And this is a common practice, it is European and American. There was, of course, a calculation, another day two and the Russians would surrender, for centuries this was not and it was foolish to hope for it. So they paid for their stupidity, no one deceived anyone, if we are to be completely honest. Yes, having trampled the dirt of their ancestors, forgot their covenants and shed blood, and trampled their future into the dirt, but these are the consequences of the first. If this is the decision of a few, so bad is the people who have such customs.
  16. alex-sherbakov48 April 21 2021 17: 27
    0
    Russia needs to turn off the electricity completely, then they will have nowhere to produce weapons - after all, the equipment needs electricity to operate - let Europe and the United States supply them with electricity.
  17. Migrating Elephant (Migrating Elephant) April 26 2021 20: 50
    -2
    Aren't the scribblers tired of dancing on the bones of the Baltic transit? How long can you be glad that your neighbor's cow is dead?