The intention of the IMF to allocate Kiev new loan looks ominous for Ukrainian customers of gas, said Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
"Cause boundless joy of the current Ukrainian authorities statement of Ms. Lagarde on the new loan from the IMF with the position of certain Ukrainian household, which consumes gas, sound quite ominous. As a condition of providing these funds are hard unpopular reforms, "commitment" which Mr. Yatsenyuk (Prime Minister) is so highly valued in the European Union, " Chizhov said in an interview news Agency. Chizhov said that " the citizen of Ukraine pays for gas is less than the citizen of Russia." But even before receiving the money the IMF is obliged to come to an end. Transfer pricing gas at International prices can not affect the already deplorable living standards of the average Ukrainian, " he said. Last Wednesday, the head of the IMF 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. The agreement between the IMF and Ukraine until approved by the Board of Directors of the Fund. February 10, Ukrainian media said that the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the meeting of the head of the country's Petro Poroshenko with the leaders of the factions of the Verkhovna Rada told about the conditions of the Memorandum signed with the IMF. According to consensus with the IMF, Ukraine need to reduce about 230 thousand public sector Employees, to raise the Price of gas is four to six times, and the retirement age increased to 65 years.