The IMF has postponed the discussion of the programme for Ukraine – media

МВФ отложил обсуждение программы для Украины – СМИ

The Fund supposedly need time to assess recent developments in Ukraine.

The Board of Directors of the International monetary Fund postponed the discussion of anti-crisis program for Ukraine, scheduled for March 20. It is reported TASS citing a source in the IMF.

“Notice to adjourn was sent on Saturday morning,” said the source.

According to him, this is very unusual, if not unprecedented, because the meeting, in fact, everything was already prepared. Following the discussion, the expected completion of the third review of the program and granting Kiev the next tranche in the amount of $1 billion.

The decision to postpone the debate at the last moment could be made only with the consent of the higher management of the IMF, said the source.

Meanwhile, on Saturday the managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde and her first Deputy David Lipton were not in Washington, and the German Baden-Baden at the meeting of the financiers of the “Big twenty”.

Notification on postponement, which says that “a short delay is necessary to assess the developments and policy measures affecting the financial sector and wider economic prospects.” What exactly does this mean, the document is not specified.

As reported Корреспондент.netthis week, Kiev decided on the DLNR blockade and sanctions against banks with Russian capital.

We will remind, the President Petro Poroshenko hopes for a tranche of the IMF in March.

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