President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko calls the parliament to adopt anti-crisis draft laws, which are necessary for renewal of cooperation with International Monetary Fund, tomorrow. He said that today, opening the meeting with PM Yulia Tymoshenko, VRU chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn, heads of the NBU and representatives of the IMF and World Bank, ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Yushchenko noted that he understands these are difficult issues because the matter concerns balance of Pension Fund and Naftogaz budgets.

He also noted that there are no easy solutions. Despite he is not a supporter of solution of the above-mentioned problems in such a way as draft laws foresee, but he does not see any other way out now.

“We have no other choice,” Yushchenko said, adding that systematic solutions should have been done earlier, but now it is necessary to adopt technical decision.

As a reminder, on November 5, 2008 the IMF agreed to grant a stand-by loan to Ukraine in amount of UAS 16.43 billion.

In November Ukraine got the first tranche of the loan in amount of 4.5 billion. Now the IMF considers whether to grant the second tranche or not.

“We got convinced statement from the President Yushchenko and PM Tymoshenko that they would provide adoption of anti-crisis laws on April 13-17,” it was said in the statement of the IMF.


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