Media: IMF may suspend financial support to Ukraine

KIEV, October 22. The international monetary Fund (IMF) may suspend the financing program for Ukraine, the parliamentary Committee on taxation and customs policy will contribute to the Verkhovna Rada a draft tax reform.

About it reports the edition “Economic truth” with reference to the head of the Committee Nina Southerner.

According to her, IMF resident representative in Ukraine Jerome Vacher was skeptical about this reform bill developed by deputies.

“He said that in early November attended by the representatives of the economic block of the mission, and they’re ready to contact us to get one of the calculations. Your also advised that if we register the bill now, he will make a statement that the IMF mission does not support our reform. This will have a negative outcome for donor countries of Ukraine, who listen to their opinions,” said the Southerner. .

According to “Economic truth”, according to the calculations of the Ministry of Finance worked out by the deputies and experts, the model of tax reform promises a loss to the budget in the amount of 207 billion hryvnia ($9.1 billion).

Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine Natalia Yaresko reported that the next IMF mission will visit Ukraine after the local elections in the country on 25 October. She also expressed confidence that Kiev will receive the next tranche from the IMF before the end of the year.

However, the question of $4 billion in international aid is now under big question. On 2 October, the IMF mission completed its work in Kiev without agreement with the Ukrainian authorities for granting the next tranche.