Experts of the international monetary Fund on Thursday arrived in Ukraine to allow regular inspection and revision of the cooperation program, the IMF staff will also discuss the adoption of pension reforms in the country, said the Commissioner of the Department of the IMF in Kiev.
"The IMF confirms the arrival of the mission and the beginning of its work on 3 November," according to the news Agency.
it is assumed that in addition to the assessment of achievement is not Authorized, the IMF will hold a meeting on the program items which are required to be completed by the end of 2016. The largest part of the requirements associated with pension reform: the IMF is considered necessary to develop a uniform law, instead of 2 dozen separate existing documents. In addition, from the Ukraine in the early winter of 2016 want to approve a law that would have reduced grounds for early retirement, tightened the grounds for obtaining the minimum pension, and also stipulated the gradual correction of retirement age. In this new age of retirement is not specified. The previous IMF mission worked in Kyiv from 10 to 18 may 2016. At the end of October, the IMF did not rule out a positive decision on the allocation of Ukraine the next tranche of 1, 3 billion dollars before the end of the current year, in this regard, at the beginning of November planned arrival of the IMF mission to analyze the economy of the country. In addition, the IMF planned to give Ukraine in 2017, almost 5, 4 billion dollars. Recall, 16 September, Ukraine received the third tranche from the international monetary Fund at $ 1 billion. This step guaranteed the possibility of obtaining by Ukraine credit guarantees from North America and 600 million Euro loan from the EU and other financial support. Note that the rules of the IMF led to a sharp increase of prices for communal services, Ukraine has become a leader in the rate of increase of tariffs for gas for inhabitants among European countries.