13 Dec 2022 11:37

PM Shmygal invites OECD to work out Ukraine's accession plan

MOSCOW. Dec 13 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal has invited the Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to set out the priorities of their work and to draw up a detailed plan for Ukraine's accession to the OECD.

"Ukraine is committed to joining the OECD as a leading platform of democratic countries with a market economy," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Shmygal as saying in a social media post.

The approximate amount of emergency support for both the energy system and the centralized heat supply system of Ukraine is estimated at $1 billion, while tentative estimates released by the World Bank and the Ukrainian government put Ukraine's recovery needs at up to $600 billion, the prime minister said.

"Despite all this, we are continuing reforms and our integration into Europe. We expect to receive a clear plan for our integration with the OECD for the purpose of Ukraine's potential accession to the organization and its further development," he said.