Ukraine may lose the support of the member States of the IMF when considering a new aid package of $ 17, $ 5 billion in case of aggravation of the conflict in the East of the country, the Agency reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
A new program of aid to Ukraine, designed for four years, will be considered by the Board of Directors of the Fund eleven March. Its decision on the possible granting of the aid package will make Authorized 188 member States of the Fund. As said one of the sources of the Agency, if the militia will continue to attack and seize the fresh territory, such As the important port city of Mariupol, with the approval of the program have the opportunity to experience difficulties.
As said the Agency other source Authorized States and countries the IMF will Probably continue to assist Ukraine, but have the opportunity to replace his position, if there is open conflict with Russia, which will affect a large part of Ukraine.
first, the IMF decided to make a wider programme of support for Ukraine's supposedly 17, 5 billion dollars. In total financing from the IMF and from other sources for four years could reach $ 40 billion.
The Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said that Kyiv hopes that the size of the first tranche under the new IMF loan program will be as large As possible.