President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed ways of combating coronavirus during their telephone conversation that took place on April 6. This was reported by the press service of the President of Ukraine.
"The United States is now at the epicenter of the battle against the pandemic. I share the pain of the thousands of Americans who have lost loved ones, I sincerely wish a quick recovery to those who are currently battling the disease. I am confident that the United States will successfully pass through all these trials. I wish you good health," Zelensky stated.
He also raised questions about potential loan guarantees from the United States to Ukraine that would allow stabilizing the economy, in addition to expected loans from the IMF, the World Bank, and other foreign partners.
President of Ukraine thanked Washington for 1.2 million dollars of targeted assistance to Ukraine to fight the spread of COVID-19, as well as for the continued support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and a sanctions policy on Russia.
As we reported earlier, the International Monetary Fund expects Ukraine to adopt amendments to the state budget for 2020.