Ukraine may get 2 tranche of $ 1.3 billion from the International monetary Fund (IMF) only after the presidential and parliamentary elections.
This commentary, ГолосUA said economist Alexander Okhrimenko.
“The fact that the national Bank expects Ukraine to 2019 2 tranches from the International monetary Fund for $ 1.3 billion, is unlikely. The IMF only promises, but promise not to execute. Especially now that it will be a lot of talk, who in Ukraine will come to power. In may tranche from the IMF should not be expected. Only after the presidential and parliamentary elections, the Fund will decide to continue with Ukraine’s cooperation or not. It all depends on who comes to power. While the IMF took a break. Although the IMF mission will come to Ukraine and conduct appropriate negotiations”,- said Alexander Okhrimenko.
According to him, the IMF money Ukraine does not need.
“Ukraine this money is not needed. We can repay the debt from the tranche of 1.8 billion dollars that it received from the Fund. Accordingly, if Ukraine will not receive the 2 tranche of $ 1.3 billion in the current year, the hryvnia exchange rate will be unaffected”,- summarized Alexander Okhrimenko.
Recall, the national Bank expects Ukraine to 2019 2 tranches from the International monetary Fund for $ 1.3 billion.
As the head of the NBU Jacob Smoliy during a press conference, according to the current program of cooperation with IMF Ukraine received the first tranche in December last year of $ 1.4 billion dollars.
According to him, according to the program, the national Bank expects two more tranches in the current year by $ 1.3 billion.
The revision of the IMF program scheduled for may and September this year.