Following consultations with the Ukrainian prime ministers and representatives of the economic bloc of the Ukrainian government in Kiev on March 6-7, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated its readiness to provide assistance to the people of Ukraine and support the economic program of the Cabinet of Ministers, the IMF said in a press release.
According to the document, the IMF mission, which started working in Kiev on March 4, now continues working. The mission will determine the precise degree to which the country's economy is out of balance and will issue recommendations to the IMF administration on how to proceed on the stabilization of Ukraine's economy.
According to earlier reports, the IMF mission plans to work in Ukraine in the period between March 4 and March 14.
The financing of Ukraine's state budget costs may be reduced by 15 percent, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.
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