The IMF insists on the market price of gas for Ukraine

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria with the logo of the International monetary Fund on the wall of the building of the IMF. Archival photoThe IMF insists on the market price of gas for Ukraine© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Gas price for population in Ukraine should be calculated from the market that does not exclude subsidies for the poor, said a spokesman for the International monetary Fund (IMF), Gerry rice.

«On the issue of gas cost of gas for the population have not been reviewed for two years. At the same time, the cost of gas on the market has grown constantly. This resulted in subsidies, which has a regressive effect (on the economy of Ukraine)», — he said in the regular briefing for journalists.

«We believe it is important that the cost of gas was market-oriented. This corresponds to the reforms that we have implemented in 2016. We also believe it is very important that the low income population was fully protected using all-round protection from the state,» added rice.

The four-year program of IMF with the use of the extended financing facility (EFF) provides for the allocation of Ukraine 17.5 billion dollars. In March 2015, was transferred the first tranche of $ 5 billion, in August of the same year the second tranche of $ 1.7 billion. In 2016 and 2017 Ukraine has received one tranche of $ 1 billion each. The Ukrainian authorities expect to receive the fifth tranche by the end of 2017, but he is still not highlighted. Now Kyiv expects to receive tranche this year, and the authorities were called different terms.

One of the main requirements of the IMF today are the creation in Ukraine of an anti-corruption court and the increase in gas prices.

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