The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has begun talks with Ukrainian authorities and other partners in Kyiv to discuss ongoing support for the country’s economy. The team, led by Uma Ramakrishnan, Deputy Director of the IMF’s European Department, will focus on economic policy objectives and challenges facing Ukraine.
In addition to these discussions, the IMF team will also participate in a Steering Committee meeting on Feb. 13 to discuss priorities for enhancing Ukraine’s capacity and the IMF’s role in supporting this effort.
Following the meetings in Kyiv, an IMF mission led by Gavin Gray will begin discussions with Ukrainian authorities in Warsaw as part of the third review of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Ukraine received a tranche of $900 million from the IMF under EFF program in December 2023.
The IMF had previously reported that Ukraine would require funding in 2024 to continue its economic development efforts.