The International Monetary Fund mission under the leadership of Ron van Rooden stayed in Ukraine on November 14-22. Its members noted the high progress in reforms achieved over the past few months. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk, the press service of the government reports.
"We had constructive negotiations. The mission appreciated the significant progress made over the past few months," Honcharuk said.
According to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oksana Markarova and the head of the mission, Ron van Rooden, progress has been made in discussions on policies and reforms, which may be the basis of the new IMF program.
“We continue to work on the new program in close cooperation,” Honcharuk stated.
At the same time, the source of the Novoye Vremya reported that oligarch Igor Kolomoisky and the independence of the National Bank are two main issues for the IMF.
The newspaper also noted that any compromise with the former owners of PrivatBank is unacceptable.
As reported, Ukraine is negotiating the possibility of opening a new 3-year program of expanded financing for $ 5-6 billion.