IMF spokesman Jerry Rice declined to name the date of the mission's next visit to Kyiv in order to provide the second tranche under the 18-month Stand-By lending program. This became known from Rice's speech during a briefing, RBC-Ukraine reports.
"I cannot indicate the date of the mission's arrival after its first review. Negotiations between Ukraine and the IMF are underway," Rice said.
At the same time, he focused on the main key to structural reforms, rapid economic growth, and the terms of the IMF lending program: support for the independence and integrity of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO), and the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court.
As we reported earlier, Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko believes that the government of Ukraine will have obtained an opportunity to refuse from the IMF credits by 2023.
“We believe that we will have an opportunity by 2023 – already in 2022 say that there are zero credits from the IMF in the budget. In other words, we have the possibility through de-shadowing, through the increase of income, through the increase of efficiency of income, through the increase of our credit ratings,” Marchenko stated.