"It's unfair": Zelensky complained about the IMF's demands on Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy complained about the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In his opinion, the IMF treats Ukraine "unfairly". This is stated in the message of the press service of the presidential office.
Zelensky said that the IMF is making the same demands to Ukraine as to other countries, and this is "unfair" because the country "has been at war for eight years." In such conditions, he added, Kiev is unable to carry out the reforms requested by the Fund and is forced to look for other ways to meet the requirements of the IMF. According to him, Ukraine "has to" spend money not on the economy, but on military needs in the context of "an incessant war."
At the same time, Zelensky acknowledged that Ukraine's economic stability depends on the IMF, since other support programs are tied to the fund's program. In this regard, he promised to fulfill all the requirements of the IMF.
Recall that the MYFF in the middle of last year, the IMF launched a new program to support Ukraine in the amount of $ 5 billion, for which it has already allocated $ 2,1 billion. However, the rest of the transfers are frozen, since, according to the fund, Kiev does not fulfill the IMF's requirements.
Earlier it was reported that the remaining amount will be transferred to Kiev in four steps, approximately $ 700 million. The first tranche should pass at the end of June this year, the second - at the end of September, two more - at the end of 2021, taking into account the reforms.
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