Ukraine’s parliament-appointed finance minister, Aleksandr Shlapak, claims that Ukraine has complied with all terms necessary for getting the first tranche of financial assistance from the IMF.
“We are here for a more specific discussion of the time and conditions of [international] support,” Shlapak told the media in Washington where the spring meeting of the IMF and World Bank is underway. “Moreover, Ukraine has met all of the IMF conditions for getting the first tranche.”
The IMF earlier said it would be prepared to extend to Kiev 14-18 billion dollars within the framework of overall international assistance of 27 billion dollars over a period of two years.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday the Fund’s program for Ukraine might be presented to the IMF Board of Governors late April or in early May.