The International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed the readiness to come to Kyiv for continuation of the negotiations after snap parliamentary elections. It will happen as soon as the new government will define the priority of its policy as IMF in Ukraine reported.
“The mission is ready to return in Kyiv to continue the discussions after the parliamentary elections; as soon as the new government defines with the priority of its policy,” the message said.
Head of the IMF Mission in Ukraine Ron Van Rooden added that the IMF specialists had very productive discussions with the Ukrainian authorities, including with President Zelensky, on the review of Ukraine’s Stand-By Arrangement with the IMF. The IMF experts made a conclusion about the real money and credit, tax and budget policy.
Earlier new Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Danylyuk stated that the new Ukrainian government will carry on in terms of cooperation with the IMF. He also denied the information about IMF mission leaving Ukraine due to the Parliament's dissolution.
In December 2018, the IMF Directors Board approved the 14-months-long of cooperation with Ukraine within the stand-by program. The overall sum of loans makes 3.9 billion U.S. dollars, which makes 139 percent of the quote of Ukraine in the Fund.