This is stated in a fund's comment published on the eve of the IMF Board of Directors meeting on Ukraine, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
During the meeting, the Board of Directors will decide on allocation of a $1.7 billion tranche to Ukraine under the EFF program approved in March for a term of four years and $17.5 billion total. The first tranche of $5 billion was received immediately after program's approval.
"The IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde highly praises the efforts of the Ukrainian authorities in economic progress. She insists on necessity to continue the reforms avoiding delays and return to previous economic grounds," the fund stresses.