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Between 23 May 2019 and 29 November 2019, will the IMF approve one or more tranches for release to Ukraine?

In December 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a 14-month, $3.9-billion loan program for Ukraine (IMF Press Release, Bloomberg1, IMF-Ukraine). According to Bloomberg1:

  • Fund clears first $1.4 billion tranche from new package

The International Monetary Fund approved a new $3.9 billion bailout program for Ukraine to stabilize the economy and help the government pay back its debts.


The IMF is expected to consider releasing the next tranches in May and November, according to the Finance Ministry.

The recent presidential elections in April 2019, the planned parliamentary elections in October 2019, and other political considerations could affect the policies necessary for the funds to be released (Bloomberg2, UNIAN, Interfax, CNBC). The amount of each tranche is irrelevant for the resolution of this question.

Will the IMF approve one or more tranches for release to Ukraine between 23 May 2019 and 29 November 2019?


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