Granting Ukraine macro-financial assistance from the European Union delayed – Ministry of Finance

Предоставление Украине макрофинансовой помощи от Евросоюза затягивается - Минфин

Vasily Shkuratov told reporters of the news Agency UNIAN that Ukraine has the EU evaluation mission. Deputy Finance Minister explained that on the basis of European experts findings a decision will be made regarding the allocation of Kiev second tranche of macro-financial assistance in the amount of 500 million euros, according to

According to Vasily Shkuratova, allocation to Kiev the next tranche of macro-financial assistance from EU in the amount of 500 million euros depend on the conclusions that will be made by members of the evaluation mission of the European Union. Currently, European experts are already working in Ukraine and prepare its findings. The Ukrainian side is trying to fulfil all the conditions previously announced by the European Union.

However, the Deputy head of the Ministry of Finance recalled that before the end of the month time is short. Therefore Ukraine is unlikely to receive financial assistance from the European Union in March. Most likely, the money will be allocated later. In addition, the government has additionally placed Eurobonds worth 350 million euros. In this regard, it is worth Recalling that the sole purchaser of these Eurobonds was an American financial holding company JPMorgan, who bought securities at a discount.