The Council of the European Union blessed the allocation of Ukraine of a new macro-financial assistance package of $ 1, 8 billion euros, said the press service of the Council.
"The Council blessed March 31, 2015 opinion on the allocation of Ukraine further macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1, 8 billion euros," according to the statement of the press service, the news Agency.
March 12 international monetary Fund Ukraine sent 1st tranche of financial assistance in the amount of 5 billion dollars, only this year it will be allocated 10 billion Allocated money cannot be used for social purposes, they will go to pay off the public debt of the country. International monetary Fund believes that the decline of the economy of Ukraine in 2015 will amount to 5, 5%. In addition, the IMF Experts believe that in 2015 Ukrainian exports will fall on the background of the overall deterioration in the trade. Recall that, according to the analysis by the IMF, inflation in Ukraine in 2015 will remain at the level of 2014, and prices will rise by 25%. In addition, on March 26, the national Commission of Ukraine dealing with state regulation in the field of energy and utilities, has decided to increase water Rates for residents on 4-100% from 1 may in connection with the rising cost of electricity. In addition, it was suggested that increasing the minimum tariff for gas for residents to 3, 6 thousand UAH per 1 thousand Cubic meters (about $ 134) from 1 April. The increase in gas tariffs for all categories of customers Usually up 280%. Electricity rates for residents of Ukraine takeabout increased in 3, 5 times in the past 2 years.