Due to the resignation of the head of the national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Yakov Smoliy country once again faces bankruptcy, this writes the German business newspaper Handelsblatt.
Smoliy, who served as head of the national Bank from March 2018 Wednesday wrote a letter of resignation, explaining that "systematic political pressure" on the Bank, and filed with the President. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on proposal of President Vladimir Zelensky on Friday fired Smoliy from office.
The number of inhabitants of Ukraine who believe that we should not continue cooperation with the IMF and to take out new loans exceeded 60%, according to a survey conducted by the Kiev international Institute of sociology (KIIS).
According to the survey published Monday on the website of KIIS, in June, 24% of Ukrainians believed that it was better to cooperate with the IMF, receiving new credits (in April, 32%). Against collaboration and obtain new loans in favor, 61% of respondents in June (April to 46%). The rest were undecided.
The world Bank decided to give Ukraine $ 350 million in the first loan to support the reforms necessary for economic recovery, reported the Bank press service.
Earlier, the Finance Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Marchenko said that the country expects to end the year with $ 3.5 billion from the International monetary Fund (IMF) under the new program, up to 1 billion euros from world Bank and EUR 1 billion macro-financial assistance from the European Union.
The international monetary Fund does not interfere in the internal Affairs of Ukraine, and the Memorandum of cooperation on the new lending program is not contrary to the programme of activities of the government, said the country's Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal.
Earlier, the international monetary Fund (IMF) issued a letter of intent and Memorandum of economic and financial policies under the new 18-month stand-by program for $ 5 billion with Ukraine. They are, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance, contain events and conditions that has implemented and plans to implement and comply with the government of Ukraine and the national Bank of Ukraine during the period of the program in 2020-2021 years, as well as the concrete steps necessary for the successful completion of hits and the next tranche under the program.