of Ukraine welcomes a decision to hold a meeting of the IMF Board of Directors on
Ukraine on April 3, as the Fund is a key creditor of the country, and hopes the
next tranche under the current Extended Fund Facility (EFF) approved in March
2015 will be granted to official Kyiv. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman accentuated during
his talks with media people in Zhytomyr region, adding
such a decision would promote development of the economy and facilitate the stability
of the national currency.
The Head of
Government reminded that the delay for considering of this issue in the
schedule of meetings of the IMF Board of Directors had been caused by the need
to analyze the macroeconomic indicators and forecasts through the energy and
clear that the IMF support is necessary for Ukraine today, as it would add to foreign
exchange reserves of our country and have a positive impact on the economy and
the national currency", Volodymyr Groysman stressed and told that final talks with the
leadership of the Fund had been finalized the day before.
good news for Ukraine, and we will continue our cooperation", said the
Head of Government.
drew attention to the fact that the energy and trade blockade in Ukraine had allowed
to steal Ukrainian enterprises, had deprived the country of an access to the
mines and had been generally in the interests of the Russian Federation.
had had access to Ukrainian mineral resources. These resources were bought for
national currency, 100% of taxes were transferred by those enterprises to
Ukraine. Now we have lost those mines. The companies they have stolen don’t pay
a copeck to the Ukrainian budget. Where do they pay,
to which budget? To the Russian! And this is a huge problem, because the
blockade has led to increased funding, perhaps in particular, for certain military
groups of the Russian Federation, that are deployed in Ukraine. In fact, they have
taken everything, and all those resources are now working for the Russian
economy", emphasized the Prime Minister.