The Cabinet of
Ministers of Ukraine will continue cooperation with the International Monetary
Fund and implementation of the conditions of the cooperation agreement in line
with the national interests, while understanding the need for reforms in
Ukraine. This was stated by Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
during a conversation with journalists regarding the results of the meeting of
the Government on Wednesday, 20 April.
"We will act
professionally in order to determine the proper positions of interaction in
line with the national interests, while understanding the need for structural
reforms," stated Volodymyr Groysman,
answering the question about further cooperation with the International
Minister noted that Ukraine had signed an agreement with the IMF foreseeing a
number of tasks to perform. "The function of the Government
and duty of the Government is to faithfully fulfill the commitments undertaken
by Ukraine," said Volodymyr Groysman.
Minister stressed that the cooperation plan with IMF is a plan for reforms
needed especially by Ukraine. "Unfortunately, they [reforms]
are painful, but they will affect the fact that Ukraine will become a strong country
with the strong economy and adequate social standards," said Volodymyr Groysman.
unpopular decisions needed to be taken, in particular, is the adoption of economically
grounded gas price, said the
Prime Minister. He emphasized that the Cabinet of
Ministers is working on it, to make the formation of tariff open, public and
clear for the Ukrainian society.
"Where there is a loop for
underpriced gas, there is billions worth fraud, which is bad for Ukrainian
society. Have no doubt that lowered gas tariffs mean that the difference is
paid out of the pockets of those who are unfamiliar with these issues," noted Volodymyr
Groysman, noting that the Government is addressing