The International Monetary Fund has cautioned the Ukrainian parliament against limiting the powers of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), which is inconsistent with the IMF program.
Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office are showing effective performance.
The finance minister of Ukraine stressed that the pension reform is required not only for the IMF tranche, but for Ukraine and it people at first place.
Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Andrii Reva says the government bill on pension reform is ready, but it must be harmonized with the International Monetary Fund before being submitted to the Verkhovna Rada.
The International Monetary Fund forecasts a 2 percent growth of Ukraine's gross domestic product (GDP), with inflation rate making 10 percent at the end of 2017.
The government of Ukraine was able to convince the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the absence of burning issue to raise the retirement age for Ukrainians up to 63.
Ukraine undertakes by the end of September 2017 to ensure the split of a single tariff for gas in two - the cost of gas as commodity and the cost of gas transportation and distribution (a recurring fee) - by amending cabinet resolution No. 758.
Minister of Finance of Ukraine says the IMF will make four disbursements under EFF (Extended Fund Facility) program this year, the next one expected as early as in May.
Ukraine can no longer postpone a comprehensive pension reform, including raising the retirement age.
Ukraine's recently established anti-corruption authorities have not yet demonstrated significant results.
The International Monetary Fund Executive Board is going to consider $1 billion disbursement for Ukraine today, April 3.
Ukraine's Finance Ministry says the ruling of London's High Court to oblige Ukraine to repay the $3 billion debt to Russia will not affect the cooperation program with the IMF.
Ukraine has requested the review of financing assurances and rephasing access from the International Monetary Fund.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund intends to consider the allocation of the next tranche to Ukraine within the Extended Fund Facility program on April 3.
The International Monetary Fund Executive Board has no plans to consider the issue of granting Ukraine another loan disbursement until April 7.