Ukraine PM confident of receiving new IMF tranche – media
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Friday he was sure the International Monetary Fund will issue the next tranche of its loan to Ukraine, Reuters reported.
"I do not want to talk about any problems on this issue, even hypothetically, because (they)...will not happen," Groysman told Interfax Ukraine news agency, according to Reuters.
Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk is in Washington for talks with the IMF on outstanding issues for the next loan tranche, including gas prices and pension reform.
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Market-determined gas pricing and an overhaul of the pensions system are among conditions Ukraine was expected to meet to qualify for a long-delayed next loan tranche under its $17.5 billion programme from IMF.
The country is trying to change the formula with the IMF and Groysman on Thursday said that he saw no reason to increase gas prices according to a formula agreed with the Fund.
"We're currently discussing this (with the IMF) in terms of adopting this fair formula," he said.