The U.S. is ready to increase cash assistance to Ukraine yesterday, the vote in the Verkhovna Rada of the country of approval of the agreement for the restructuring of external debt in the amount of 18 billion dollars, informs magazine.
the contract on restructuring the external debt of Ukraine, which was concluded in the last month of summer after a number of months of negotiations must be approved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Thursday. It is an important element of the four-year plan of assistance to Ukraine in the amount of USD 40 billion, aimed at reducing the fiscal deficit, which arose against the background of economic decline and armed conflict in the East of the country.
"There is the prospect of providing additional payment from the U.S., and other sources," said a senior source from the Ministry of Finance of the USA, noting that Ukraine in the current situation will need this support.
the journal emphasizes that the Ukrainian government is faced with the discontent of the opposition forces, which is already more than one month emphasize the need for further assistance from the international brotherhood in connection with military operations in the East of the country, as well as implementing tough economic reforms required by the IMF.
The US financial aid Ukraine to date is two loan guarantees worth $ 1 billion each that were granted In the current year. In recent weeks Washington has expressed readiness to give the third loan guarantee, which would become part of a larger aid package.
The Minister of Finance of the USA Jacob Lew first mentioned the possibility of providing third credit guarantees in a conversation with media professionals during the meeting of the G20 this month, noting that " it is too early to say ".
Deputy state Secretary for international Affairs Nathan sheets said that Ukraine "without doubt, one of the highest priorities," adding that the debt restructuring was the best decision, on which Kiev can count. In his vision, It is an important element to improve recovery of the Ukrainian economy, the volume of which according to IMF forecasts, will decrease this year by 9%.