Nuland: the IMF will not lend, while Kiev will not get rid of «dirty politics»
According to assistant U.S. Secretary of state, in Ukraine continue to exist as corruption and shadow politics. She expressed hope that 2016 will be a turning point for Kyiv.A screenshot of the video from the channel «U.S. Department of State» in Youtube
KYIV, Mar 15 — RIA Novosti Ukraine. The international monetary Fund (IMF) may not provide additional financial aid to Ukraine due to the political instability in the country, said U.S. assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland.PAUL J. RICHARD/AFPУкраина: will there be life without the IMF?
«The IMF and the U.S. government has no choice until, until we’re sure who will be our partner on the other side of the table,» — she said at a hearing in the United States Senate Committee on the theme: «Ukrainian reforms — two years after the revolution on the Maidan and the Russian invasion».
Nuland also reminded about old problems in Ukraine — corruption and shady politics.
«We continue to believe that 2016 should be the year when Ukraine will be freed from the unholy Union of dirty money and dirty politicians who robs Ukrainians too for a long time,» said the U.S. assistant Secretary of state.
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The four-year program of financial assistance to Ukraine was approved by the IMF Board on March 11, 2015. It provides for the allocation of Fund 17.5 billion dollars, and all international creditors over four years — $ 40 billion.
In March 2015, was transferred the first tranche of 5 billion dollars, in August — the second tranche of 1.7 billion. Now Kyiv expects the allocation of the third tranche, also with a volume of 1.7 billion dollars.
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Previously Natalie Jaresko said that the Fund will be able to decide on allocation of next tranche to Kiev not earlier than through two-three weeks after the signing of the updated Memorandum on the crediting of Ukraine, on which work continues.