The program with the International Monetary Fund firstly envisages
indexation of incomes of the population, depending on the economic situation
and a price growth rate. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine
Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a Gov’t meeting on
Saturday, February 14.
"We should act vigorously to ensure - in the
territories fully controlled by us, where the Ukrainian
government bears full responsibility, where the Ukrainian business operates - the
business could improve, workplaces were
created, taxes paid and an investor, who is very careful to Ukraine nowadays, primarily under
the influence of the military conflict with Russia,
could come back and start investing money," he explained.
reminded that the total amount of funds to be granted to Ukraine as a repayable
financial assistance for four years, makes up 25 billion US dollars, of which
17.5 billion US dollars are provided by the International Monetary Fund and the
rest of funds – by the United States of America, the European Union, the G7
states and “other international partners of Ukraine, who are ready to help
stabilizing the economic situation".
As for the number announced
by the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, the Head of Government stressed an additional sum
of USD 15 billion, "implies not cash, but an additional funding that may
occur resulted from the proper management of the state debt of Ukraine",
“This issue is for us to deal in the future”.