Tymoshenko told about the “absolutely secret” agreements with Kiev, IMF


The leader of the faction “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Tymoshenko said at a briefing on Monday, may 30 that the Cabinet of Ministers and the President of Ukraine “behind the back of Parliament” allegedly entered into an agreement with the International monetary Fund (IMF).

“This document is totally secret. I can say, as the leader of the faction: I have not seen him when he was in the project, was not discussed in our group, there was no debate in society. And, as a consequence, we have received the completed document, namely, the obligation of the President and Prime Minister to the International monetary Fund”, — said the leader of “Batkivshchyna” (quoted by “Interfax-Ukraine”).

“I hold in my hand, it’s really scary,” added Tymoshenko. According to her, according to the signed Memorandum, Ukraine is obliged to cancel the moratorium on privatization of agricultural land, to abolish the remnants of privileges for domestic producers, the increase in retail tariffs for electricity and gas. At the same time, she said the document “definitely not” item about the de-offshorisation of the economy of Ukraine.

Tymoshenko stressed that the IMF does not need these “absolutely idiotic and antiobsessional action.” “The international monetary Fund need the balance of the budget. I worked twice Prime Minister, and I can say: propose balancing the budget! There is no other way, and you will have a very different budget, and will not have you mock the people”, — said Tymoshenko.

The leader of Batkivshchyna stressed that her faction demands to make public the documents signed with the IMF, as well as “to immediately conduct a public discussion in Parliament with the involvement of the government, the President” (quoted by “Ukrainian truth”).

“Immediately publish” a document called the leader of “Radical party” Oleg Lyashko. “I have a question, what they are entitled to accept commitments from the Parliament,” he said. According to Lyashko, obligations perild the IMF was signed by the President, Prime Minister, head of the national Bank and Minister of Finance.

Earlier, on may 18, after the work of the IMF mission in Ukraine, the Fund said it has agreed with Ukraine by its actions that must be taken to in July, the Foundation Board has allocated Kiev delayed the third tranche of financial aid programs by $17.5 billion Specific IMF conditions not reported.

“Sustained implementation of structural and institutional reforms is crucial”, — said the head of the IMF mission in Ukraine Ron van Ore.