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The mission of the International monetary Fund (IMF) ahead of schedule stopped work in Ukraine because of political changes in the country. On Wednesday, may 22, said the Minister Alexander Sayenko, “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“The IMF, given that the objective of the dissolution of Parliament and unformed new government stopped the mission in Ukraine,” said Saenko.
IMF representatives came to the Republic on 20 may to assess the implementation of the program of cooperation stand-by. A source familiar with the negotiations of the parties claims that the Fund’s experts continue to work in Kiev, but are forced to reconsider the status of the visit.
Earlier, the head of the IMF office in Ukraine Jost Longman said that the mission plans to work in the country for two weeks.
The new cooperation program between Ukraine and the IMF in the framework of the stand-by arrangement approved in December last year and will last for 14 months. Its volume is about 3,9 billion dollars. Of these funds, around $ 1.4 billion provided immediately, the rest will be allocated on the basis of semi-annual revisions of the program in 2019.
Zelensky took office on may 20 and in his inaugural address announced that it dissolves the Parliament. The speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy called the decree on the dissolution of the deputies illegal and promised that it will be challenged in the constitutional court.
At an emergency meeting of the Rada refused to consider the first two of the bill Zelensky marked them as urgent about changing the electoral system and the implementation of public procurement during the election process.
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