IMF will not revise cooperation program until necessary laws are passed, - Jaresko

Ukraine's Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko says the Verkhovna Rada must pass four laws in order for the IMF to set the date of the Board of Directors meeting on the revision of the cooperation program with Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrainski Novyny, the minister announced this in an interview during Persha Shpalta TV show.

"Unfortunately, we have a number of draft laws stuck in the Verkhovna Rada, and until they are passed, we can not expect even the date on which the IMF will review the next tranche. I hope next week the Verkhovna Rada will hear us and pass all the draft laws," the minister said.

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Should the above-mentioned laws be passed, the IMF can set a date for the meeting of the Board of Directors over the next two to three weeks.

"They (IMF) expect us to make some progress. Either in restructuring or in our financial situation in general," Jaresko said.

According to her, in the first six months of 2015 Ukraine was planning to receive $3 billion from the IMF, the World Bank and Japan, but failed because of the delay in passing necessary laws by the parliament.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n343059