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Poll: more than 60% of Ukrainians do not support the country's cooperation with IMF

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 survey was conducted by KIIS from 20 to 23 June, through telephone interviews in all regions of Ukraine except for the uncontrolled territories in Donbas. Surveyed 2 thousand respondents. The statistical error does not exceed 2.2%.

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 in June. 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.

The Minister of Finance of Ukraine Serhiy Marchenko said earlier 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.