Shmigal said that the IMF does not intervene in the internal Affairs of Ukraine
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.
"No interference (in internal Affairs of Ukraine – ed.). Memorandum (with the IMF – ed.) does not contradict the government program, there is some indication," said Smigel in an interview in the program "Vласть vs Vлащенко".
Thus, according to him, the Memorandum with the IMF has limitations that do not allow "roll back" reforms.
The decision of the Board of Directors of the IMF to approve a new 18-month stand-by program and the allocation of the first tranche of the program in the amount of $ 2.1 billion was made on Tuesday. This program provided an opportunity to get a second tranche under the program of the fourth EU macro-financial assistance in the amount of 500 million euros.
Earlier, the Finance Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Marchenko said that Ukraine expects to end the year with $ 3.5 billion from the International monetary Fund on a new program, up to $ 1 billion from the world Bank and EUR 1 billion macro-financial assistance from the European Union.
As noted by the head of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva, the new program of support of Ukraine is connected with great risk and uncertainty. In her opinion, as economic recovery after the crisis will need fiscal tightening.