NBU Council head expects arrival of IMF mission to Ukraine in mid-Feb

The mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) can come to Ukraine in mid-February, head of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Bohdan Danylyshyn has said.

"We expect the arrival of the IMF mission in the middle of February," he said on the air of Channel 5 on Friday night.

According to him, the main result of the World Economic Forum in Davos was that Ukraine was treated as an "active negotiator."

"The main result of Davos is that Ukraine is commenced to be perceived as an active negotiator. And I think that even the meeting of the president of Ukraine with Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, their half-hour conversation demonstrates it, and the press conference of the president of Ukraine, and Lagarde herself," said Danylyshyn.

Earlier Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk announced Ukraine plans by May this year to fulfill all the obligations undertaken on the EFF program, which will allow receiving the next tranche of the loan. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, in turn, called the approximate date of the next tranche until April, as at the moment Ukraine has fulfilled 80% of its obligations.