Agreed amount of new loans for Ukraine

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Ukraine will receive the first tranche under the new program with the International monetary Fund (IMF) in the amount of $ 1.5 billion. Write about this “Ukrainian news”, citing a source familiar with the results of the negotiations.

According to him, the second and third tranches will total $ 1.2 billion.

Source publication noted that the total amount raised by Ukraine of the funds before the end of 2018 could reach $ 2.5 billion.

Earlier, on 23 November it was reported that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the draft state budget for 2019, which met one of the main conditions set by the IMF, a deficit of 2.3 percent of GDP. Also for 2019 envisaged economic growth rate of three percent of GDP, inflation at 7.4 percent and the hryvnia exchange rate to 29.4 per dollar.

According to the Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova and Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, this will allow Ukraine to “confidently enter in 2019” and to “ensure the country’s stability and development”.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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