Billion loan to Ukraine shall be provided one way or another, But the premise must be a full program of political reforms, said on Wednesday a German politician and former EU Commissioner g?nter Verheugen live German TV channel.
"This credit shall be issued anyway. The country is placed exactly before the disaster. You can't just watch as the whole Country is sinking into poverty. However, This is not a long-term solution, " said Fenhagen.
Ukraine is in a difficult political crisis, which affects its economy and the public sector, in fact the Country is on the verge of default. The authorities, hoping to correct the position of the external loans, previously agreed with the IMF on the enhanced programme of support. New credit program of $ 17, $ 5 billion in total for the four years is likely to receive from different sources $ 40 billion, including fifteen billion dollars due to debt restructuring.
According to the former Commissioner, this financial support should be interpreted as a " patch that closes the wound, but does not cure "." for this reason, it is necessary that the Ukraine began a full-scale political reform, a prerequisite for which should become a long-term program of assistance from the international brotherhood ", - the politician said, adding that Ukraine would have cost us for a long time a lot of money ".
in Berlin on Wednesday will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel with the heads of major international financial institutions - head of the international monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, the WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo, President of the world Bank Jim Yong Kim, Secretary General of the Organization for economic cooperation and development Jose angel Gurria, and the Director General of the international labour Organization guy Ryder. One of the themes of the meeting will be the provision of financial assistance to Ukraine.
"The European future of Ukraine in the sense of closer integration with the European Union are obliged to discuss with neighboring Ukraine, as well as among them Russia, It's perfectly normal," said the former European Commissioner Verheugen.
According to the policy, " we must return to our policy of pan-European perspective." This means that the Russian Federation does not have the opportunity to be excluded from Europe, it is in the European Union ", - said the politician.