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Ukraine’s Premier Criticizes IMF For Slow Progress In Giving Aid

  • Cabinet head urges faster deal from Washington-based lender
  • Government seeks to cut budget deficit by 40% in 2023
Denys Shmyhal

Denys Shmyhal

Photographer: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg

Ukraine’s top Cabinet official panned slow progress from the International Monetary Fund in moving ahead with a new assistance package for the war-torn nation.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal gave credit to the IMF for its abundant past support of Ukraine, including in 2014-2015 after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and fomented military conflict in the country’s east.