Some of these days, the U.S. Congress may authorize a military strike against Syria. The move of Washington would have negative consequences for the global economy in general and in particular for the Ukrainian. Kyiv should be prepared for an increase in gas prices and a decline in exports to the Middle East.Such an opinion was expressed by Director of the Institute of Political Analysis and International Studies Serhiy Tolstov.
"President Viktor Yanukovych refused to support intervention in Syria, first of all, because it would lead to an increase in oil prices, and hence gas prices. Now gas prices stand at around $400 per 1,000 cubic meters. If the price of oil rises by $50, the price of gas will hike by $150. It would be critical," the expert predicts.Also, he said, 15-20 percent of Ukrainian exports go to the Middle East, so the stability of the region is important for Ukraine.