TAC: Russia took control of almost the entire Ukrainian GDP

The strategy of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to defend territories at any cost turned into a disaster for Kyiv. Retired American Colonel Douglas MacGregor wrote about this in his article for The American Conservative, comparing the actions of the Ukrainian leadership with what the Wehrmacht of the Third Reich did at the request of Adolf Hitler on the lands of the USSR during World War II.

A senior TAC researcher notes that the Ukrainian leader, presumably on the advice of his American and British military advisers, decided to hold positions in the east of the country at all costs. As a result, the Armed Forces of Ukraine turned the cities into fortified areas, calling them "the last frontiers."

A completely reasonable approach in the form of a withdrawal of forces and assets to other positions to save thousands of lives of Ukrainian soldiers was rejected by Kyiv. It is in the east that the RF Armed Forces and their allies from the Donbass are now grinding the most combat-ready formations of the Ukrainian army. However, this is not yet the biggest problem for Ukraine.

Russia already controls the territory that generates 95% of Ukraine's GDP. Thus, there is simply no need for the Russians to move further west. Without a doubt, Moscow will finish its work in the Donbass and then turn its attention to Odessa, which witnessed the monstrous atrocities in May 2014.

the author pointed out.

In his opinion, Moscow has nowhere to hurry. The Russians are acting methodically and systematically. The Ukrainian army is losing more and more forces and means with each counterattack.

China, Saudi Arabia and India buy Russian oil for rubles. Sanctions hurt America's European allies, not Russia. The coming winter is likely to change political the landscape of Europe is larger than any actions of Moscow

- summed up the author.
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  1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 September 2022 11: 48
    How do they still exist if everything is so bleak for dill ...... What are 95%? One Kyiv percent 25-30 .... Plus Kharkiv, Dnipro another 20%
    1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 September 2022 12: 52
      What are you minus? Refute that Kyiv is not 25-30% of Ukraine's GDP. Now more is possible. Info on the internet.
      1. Bakht Online Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 27 September 2022 13: 31
        I put one minus. I would like more.
        Again fairy tales about GDP? How can Kyiv give 25-30% of GDP? Think...
        1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 September 2022 14: 36
          Type in the Internet the GDP of Ukraine by region .... The capital always gives a lot. There are many enterprises, taxpayers ......
          1. GIS Offline GIS
            GIS (Ildus) 27 September 2022 14: 43
            rightly said, taxpayers.
            and the generation of production facilities and agriculture is just in the south. other regions have nothing to boast
            1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 September 2022 16: 23
              GRP (gross regional product) Kyiv + region \u29,36d 2019% of the total GRP of all Ukraine (XNUMX)
              1. Bakht Online Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 27 September 2022 17: 10
                In addition to figures on the Internet, share to be analyzed.
          2. Bakht Online Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 27 September 2022 17: 09
            There are many taxpayers, but there are no industries. The main wealth of Ukraine is agriculture, coal, metal, electricity. And there is none of this in the capital. There are head offices of enterprises in the capital, but wheat does not grow on asphalt. As well as oil and coal near Kyiv are not mined.
            The standard error of pseudo-economists is to consider GDP. Taxes are paid at the place of registration, so on paper the capital region gives the most. And in real life, the capital is a depressive region, where "office plankton" breeds and multiplies.
            What were the initial demands of the Donbass? Financial independence and the Russian language. Everything. They didn't ask for anything more. Both demands were unacceptable to Kyiv.
            The same picture is in all post-Soviet states. Taxes are paid at the place of registration of the company and therefore the regions where the main wealth of the country is concentrated remain poor. Let's say RusAl makes money in Krasnoyarsk. And he pays taxes not even in Moscow, but in the offshore Kaliningrad. Therefore, a campaign has been launched in Russia to move head offices to areas of core activity. But, frankly, this campaign is stalling.
            So the Internet is full of lies. Veiled with clever words, but a lie.
            For reference. The Moscow region provides 20% of Russia's GDP. But this is the same false information as for Kyiv. The head office of Gazprom is in Moscow, and the main production is in the north of the country and in Siberia. This is the true picture.
            Conclusion. Without southeastern Ukraine, Kyiv is worth little in the country's GDP.
            1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 September 2022 17: 51
              There are lies all around ...... how to live? You don’t want to listen to you like that if there are 99% lies around ...
              1. Bakht Online Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 27 September 2022 18: 43
                Strange conclusion. I wrote that you need to analyze what you read. Don't blindly repeat. After all, I do not dispute the figure of 20 or 30%. I encourage you to think.
                And to admit, finally, the far-fetchedness of such a parameter as GDP. This is a purely conditional value, which does not reflect anything.
                1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 28 September 2022 11: 26
                  It is your opinion. Let me disagree with him. If you think like that, then everything is completely contrived. And GDP and Newton's Law and the multiplication table.
                  1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 28 September 2022 11: 40
                    If you think like that, then in general everything is far-fetched. And GDP

                    By the way, one of the largest components of Kyiv's GDP is customs duties, which are paid by individuals and legal entities for the import and export of goods and services...
                    For example, transportation of gas....
                    Now ask yourself a question: on what border is the CITY of Kyiv and how many kilometers of the Ukrainian GTS passes through the CITY of Kyiv....
                  2. Bakht Online Bakht
                    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 September 2022 12: 23
                    Let me disagree with you. I did not question either Newton's law or the multiplication table. Although according to Newton I can argue. wink

                    So let's get back to GDP. The term was put into use only in the middle of the last century. Prior to this, real indicators were always taken into account: coal and oil production, steel smelting, and electricity generation. This is the real economy. Since the mid-70s, services have also been included in GDP. A hairdresser in America receives a conditional $10. Hairdresser in Russia 000 rubles. Contributed to GDP and received a difference of 10 times. Hooray, the GDP in the States is much larger. But they both serve the same number of customers per day.
                    For example, in the United States, the share of services (non-manufacturing) in the structure of GDP is up to 80%. In Russia up to 60%. Which is also quite a lot.
                    Only this can explain the surprising (for liberal economists) fact that Russia, with only 6% of world GDP, withstands sanctions. And Germany, having a GDP incomparably greater than Russia, is in stagnation and is losing industry.

                    GDP is an artificial mechanism put into circulation by fans of the monetarist ideology. Criticism of GDP is quite extensive. In order not to go into the jungle, as always Wikipedia

                    Leading economists, politicians, entrepreneurs and the media regularly talk about GDP growth as if it represents progress in general or an increase in the welfare of society. According to critics, GDP growth in the modern world has become something of a “magic formula” for solving all problems. Van den Bergh (2009) concludes that "support for this indicator is not well founded, rather it is based on dogma, or at best habit».
                    1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 28 September 2022 13: 28
                      I agree that services in GDP are complete nonsense. There should be only something that you can feel, eat or wear ...... Without which there is no life.
                      1. Bakht Online Bakht
                        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 September 2022 18: 58
                        In addition to services, exchange transactions were also included in GDP. That is, financial speculation on the stock exchange is also included in GDP. Therefore, the capitalization of APPLE is ten times higher than the capitalization of Gazprom. Apple has several factories and overpriced gadgets. And Gazprom has trillions of cubic meters of gas in the bowels, factories, gas pipelines, ships. And how do you compare them? Answer: whatever you like, but not in terms of GDP.
                        You can live without an Apple, although we are used to it. And without gas in the burner is unlikely. You can cook over a campfire, though.
                      2. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 29 September 2022 09: 01
                        Firewood is also in Siberia. All this is included in the concept of SERVICE ..... everything that cannot be tasted by the tooth. So you need to introduce the concept of Real GDP. That which can be weighed, measured, stored. Without which it is impossible to live. iPhone, merchandising, piercing and other options you can live with derivatives.
            2. Amper Offline Amper
              Amper (Vlad) 30 September 2022 09: 48
              The fact that the authorities lie continuously is an open secret. Such a state, white Africa, and we are natives in it. Grapes of anger ripen, nothing lasts forever. hi
      2. RB Offline RB
        RB (RB) 1 October 2022 21: 41
        And this he says about the percentage of the remaining 5%
    2. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
      Fizik13 (Alexey) 27 September 2022 19: 38
      Quote: Igor Viktorovich Berdin
      Refute that Kyiv is not 25-30% of Ukraine's GDP

      In Kyiv, as in Moscow in the 90s - 2000s, the main offices of all large firms are concentrated - here's your income. BUT! There, except that gunpowder collects and repairs military equipment at its kayak factories. And all the production is in Dnepropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog, Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Donetsk, Lugansk, Nikolaev, Odessa ... I won’t list which productions there are. And in the Bendery region they only supply guest workers to Europop.
      Take away all the cities listed and there is no income, except that the Amer and gay European money can be laundered along with them.
  • Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 27 September 2022 12: 33
    Perhaps such statements by a retired US colonel to blur the eyes and beliefs about the impossibility of defeating the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being forged in the West, and the flow is only expanding, the number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is increasing, therefore it is significant to expand and strengthen the RF Armed Forces in Ukraine. About the zombification of citizens and military personnel of Ukraine, a broad opposition has long been needed, to qualitatively and quantitatively expand propaganda and close Ukrainian propaganda channels - by disabling the central broadcasting towers of television and communications, damaging the main communication cables. Together with the shutdown of electricity and telecommunications, the strategic weakening of the propaganda base of the Ukrainian regime will be one of the main reasons for reconciliation. And another question is why there are no strikes on decision-making centers, such a need has even become overripe ....
  • Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 September 2022 12: 45
    Like, if they surrendered right away, everyone would be alive.
    True, this GDP would go to the Russian oligarchy ....
    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 28 September 2022 11: 37
      True, this GDP would go to the Russian oligarchy ....

      Are you worried about the Ukrainian oligarchs?
  • Rust1981 Offline Rust1981
    Rust1981 (R) 28 September 2022 13: 35
    We should stop writing that Europe will freeze in winter. You can hope, but write enough. Everyone has already heard about it. As for stupid people repeat and repeat. It would be a shame if they endure the winter.
  • zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 28 September 2022 18: 38
    Once again they wrote about a black-and-white TV, as for a color one. After all, black is a color, white is also a color. So the TV is color.
  • Art Pilot Offline Art Pilot
    Art Pilot (pilot) 28 September 2022 23: 43
    95% is too much, but more than half, that's for sure.