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Negotiations with the IMF: a source in the Ministry of Finance told what the Fund is dissatisfied with

Negotiations with the IMF mission and Ukraine ended with "practically nothing", a source in the Ministry of Finance reported to The Page.

"First of all, the IMF insisted on the resumption of market pricing for natural gas, on the continuation of reforms to combat corruption, namely, that the to unblock the work of National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, National Agency on Corruption Prevention, and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office," he said, adding that the question also arose regarding the loss of the National Bank’s independence.

The Fund also requires an audit of the previous loan use. In his column, Oleg Gavrish, the deputy editor-in-chief of The Page, writes that the audit will make it clear that the money was spent on road construction, and not on the fight against coronavirus.

Context. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal believes that Ukraine may receive another tranche from the International Monetary Fund in February-March 2021.


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