Ukraine could receive a first tranche of the loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the amount of $4 billion at once after the final adoption of the bill on banks by parliament, Head of the parliamentary committee for finances, tax and customs policies Danylo Hetmantsev has said.
"We have already received an official letter, a statement from the IMF – that there are two parameters, if they are met, then the funds will go to Ukraine, and to the national budget. According to our estimates, this should be about $4 billion loan," Hetmantsev said on NV radio on Tuesday.
According to him, the funds will be sent to the national budget's stabilization fund.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto have discussed Kyiv-Budapest bilateral ties at a time Hungary is blocking NATO initiatives because of a restrictive language law in Ukraine.
The introduction of this tool is expected to facilitate credit programs for businesses and households.
The European Commission has approved the disbursement of the second and final 500 million-euro tranche of its macro-financial assistance to Ukraine.
Eleven new aircraft will be deployed at the new bases and there will be 50 new routes.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi has thanked the European Union and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen for the decision to provide Ukraine with the second tranche of the fourth macro-financial assistance (MFA) program...