Smigel commented on the rumors about raising the retirement age

Tranche from the IMF the country can get on June 6th.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmigel said the new cooperation program with the International monetary Fund requires from the Ukrainian government’s structural reforms, in particular raising the retirement age, reports the with reference to Browser.

He said this on air of “Freedom of Savik Shuster”, adding that the program will be approved by the Board of Directors of the Fund in the coming days.

“It does not require from us and there are no conditions for the implementation of structural reforms. There is written structural actions that Ukraine needs to meet with the IMF or without it, because we are moving in the direction of the civilized world”, – assured the head of government.

According to him, the programme conditions are “absolutely identical” with the directions of the reforms taking place in Ukraine, and will continue to happen, despite the crisis

“There is no question about raising the retirement age is not maintained and cannot be done, period”, – said Smigel.

Besides, the Prime Minister explained that the first tranche from the IMF the country can get on June 6th. The program provides for 18 months, a loan under the stand-by arrangement in the amount of $ 5 billion is given for five years.

“He will give us the opportunity to move quietly to overcome the consequences of koronakis that is already there. Written on the first tranche of $ 1.9 billion in June, 5-6 the number of expected further fall to 1.6 billion and next year $ 1.5 billion”, – said Smigel, adding that such a cooperation program with the IMF will give Ukraine the opportunity to obtain loans from other international partners.

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