Ukraine will not get tranche from the IMF until May-July, – Oleksandr Klymenko
The delay in obtaining another tranche from the IMF by Ukraine will not affect the predetermined collapse of the hryvnia. At the same time, new terms for obtaining loans depend on meetings between Angela Merkel and Donald Trump with the Russian president. It was stated by Oleksandr Klymenko – the leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” party – on his Facebook page.
“There will be no loan at least until May – meeting between Merkel and Putin – despite the fast calculations of macroeconomic indicators by current power. It is not the fact that they will give it up to July – meeting between Putin and Trump”, – Klymenko wrote.
The politician focuses on the fact that the tranche was literally in Ukrainian hands before the Friday conversation between the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the US president. However, one day has changed everything. According to Klymenko, it means that “Poroshenko is no longer a mate for Merkel”, and Trump demonstrates that he will not make any decision until he has his opinion on something. In addition, the leader of the “Uspishna Kraina” emphasized that both Merkel and Trump reckon with Putin more than with Poroshenko even in terms of Ukraine. Therefore, they are waiting for the results of the meetings with the Russian president.
According to Klymenko, non-obtaining of a loan from the IMF – it is rather good due to the fact that all current credit Ukrainian income is still being stolen by the authorities. It has no influence on the lives of Ukrainians. The politician is also confident that non-obtaining of the tranche from the IMF will not affect the dollar’s exchange rate in the country.
Commenting the fate of the reforms that were promised by the IMF, Klymenko noted that nowadays, the most acute issues are pension reform, lifting of the moratorium on sale of agricultural land, increase in tariffs, health care reform, toughening of the conditions for doing business for entrepreneurs under the simplified taxation.
“If Ukraine gets the final decision in terms of the loan, all these “innovations” in its current form will not be implemented with high probability. This is a plus”, – the politician is confident.
“I would like to repeat, the tranche of the Fund will have nothing in common with the collapse of our national currency. There is no need to blame foreigners. The economy of the state keeps on falling apart. The reason for it are the action (or inaction) of the authorities in terms of Donbas blockade. When the exchange rate is UAH 32 per 1 dollar, you will know, whom to thank for it”, – he added.
Let us recall, earlier Klymenko stated that decision on Donbas blockade will lead to a range of cascading events that will collapse the industry and the exchange rate of hryvnia. We will face with increase in price of Ukrainian goods and services.
Ukraine will lose $ 3.4 billion. Previously it has been received by the country as an export. It will also be necessary to find additional 2 billion in order to buy coal for currency. As a result, according to calculations of the politician, the exchange rate of the hryvnia will fall to the level of UAH 32 per 1 dollar.
Link to source: Oleksandr Klymenko official Facebook Page