Scepticism clouds Ukraine’s hopes of securing IMF disbursement

By Mariam Meskin
26 Oct 2020

Analysts believe optimism over the IMF disbursing funds to Ukraine this year is unfounded, as the country is struggling to fulfil the conditions it has to meet to be granted the money.

Ukraine signed the 18 month $5bn Standby Agreement with the IMF in June. Of that, $700m was expected to be disbursed in the fourth quarter of 2020.

While key policy makers in Ukraine are confident about securing the funding before the end of the year, analysts and Ukraine watchers ...

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