Press Release: Statement by IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton on his Visit to Ukraine

December 13, 2014

Press Release No. 14/576
December 13, 2014

Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) made the following statement today at the conclusion of his visit to Kyiv:

“I visited Kyiv on December 13, for meetings with the President, Prime Minister and their new economic team. I was impressed by their vision for an economic transformation of Ukraine, and by their commitment to decisive, front-loaded implementation of their reform agenda. 

“A Fund team conducting technical discussions is expected to conclude its work by the end of the coming week. A mission to conduct policy discussions in the context of the Fund-supported program is expected to return to Kyiv early next year.”

During his visit to Kyiv, Mr. Lipton met with President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeriya Gontareva, Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Economy Aivaras Abromavicius and their senior colleagues.


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