“Looted” by the EU and globalists banksters!!!!1
Who was looted?
Where is Ukraine in your chart?
Did Yanukovich loot Ukraine? Is that how thugs are being paid?
A big part of this is just a credit bubble and subsidies. It might not end well.
Ed — I was being sarcastic. There are libertarians like Paul Craig Roberts who thinks the EU would “loot” Ukraine as it did Latvia. While I’m sure there was be nefarious agreements with the banks, E European economies are a huge success story, incredibly so when compared to Ukraine.
Vegas — Yes, but setting foot in these countries demonstrates their wealth too. Some of it is a bubble, but all of it is not.