At the same time with the crisis in Ukraine has been able to make a breakthrough in the implementation-oriented policy reforms, said 1st Deputy managing Director international monetary Fund (IMF) David Lipton.
Speaking on granting Ukraine assistance programs, Lipton admitted that she paired with exceptional risk, most with those that are associated with the conflict in the East of the country." According to him, "This may affect the ability of a country to take steps to stabilize and restore a raise, "reports RIA" Novosti ". While Lipton drew attention to the commitment of the Ukrainian authorities to stabilize the financial system, maintaining confidence in the banking system, but also on strengthening financial regulation and supervision ". For example, he said " the progress made in the recapitalization of systemically important credit institutions and the elimination of the weaknesses of other credit organizations." This is a decisive implementation of the Bank strategy will be critical to restoring confidence from the public, " he said. On Wednesday, the Board of Directors of the IMF blesed four-year program of extended payment Ukraine, volume 17, 5 billion dollars, which was agreed with the Ukrainian government. As said, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, the 1st tranche of the IMF loan to Kyiv will be $ 5 billion. Before that, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that tranche of the international monetary Fund (IMF), which expects Ukraine, cannot be applied to social needs. Remember, February 12, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said that the international monetary Fund (IMF) and Kiev agreed on the allocation of Ukraine 17, $ 5 billion for a period of four years. According to Lagarde, financial aid Kiev depends on How you want to stabilize the situation in the East of Ukraine. 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. The IMF expects inflation in Ukraine in 2015 at the level of 2014, assuming a price increase of 25%. We emphasize that the increase in the prices of communal services in Ukraine is a direct consequence of the conditions of the issued country of the international monetary Fund. Thus, the national Commission for government regulation of the electricity market of Ukraine in the framework of the implementation of the Memorandum with the international monetary Fund raised the minimum tariff for gas for residents to 3, 6 thousand UAH per 1 thousand Cubic meters (about 134 dollars) from 1 April.