31 May 2019 21:38

Ukraine's cooperation program with IMF could include more clauses for implementation - premier

KYIV. May 31 (Interfax) - The reviewed program of cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be extended to include serious matters for implementation by Ukraine, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said.

"The IMF said that it was ready to cooperate with Ukraine and I think that there will be a program with serious matters added for realization by Ukraine," Groysman said on the television channel Inter on Friday evening.

The program Ukraine had implemented before was optimal and fairly efficient, "but elections have effectively stalled us," he said.

Ukraine fully coordinates with the IMF and has never stopped cooperating, he said.

It was reported that the IMF mission was ready to return to Kyiv after the elections and formation of a new government. The head of the mission, Ron van Roden, said in a statement that the IMF team had had very productive discussions with Ukrainian authorities, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, regarding a review of the IMF stand-by program with Ukraine.