"$54 billion. This is the total debt inherited from today's "fighters for the truth in 2007-2013, when they had power," the president said.
"The commitment to the International Monetary Fund to raise gas prices and equalize the cost of imported natural gas and Ukrainian gas was taken by the government in 2008. The relevant Memorandum with the International Monetary Fund was signed on Oct. 31. It is not strange that the opposition does not celebrate this "solemn" date. The International Monetary Fund was then headed by Dominique Strauss-Kahn. And who was the Prime Minister at that time? It sounds like "Cherchez la femme" in French," Poroshenko added.
"However, such obligations are absolutely non-personal. They are of an international legal nature. The state has undertaken a commitment - we must observe it," the Head of State said.