Tuesday evening, December 22,
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk had a telephone conversation with United
States Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew.
During the talk
the interlocutors discussed the state of the negotiations that the Prime
Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko are engaged in with the Verkhovna Rada members on
the adoption of the State Budget for 2016, the comment of the U.S. Department
of the Treasury press service reads.
“Secretary Lew underscored the urgency of Ukraine meeting
its commitments to the IMF and highlighted the risks of undermining critical
international support if the Rada delays this effort until next year”, reads
The Secretary of the U.S. Treasury stated that passing a
fiscally sustainable budget as soon as possible is critical to underpin
economic stability and for continued provision of financial assistance from
the IMF and Ukraine's other international partners.