Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalia Jaresko says that Ukraine is not threatened default.
She stated in an interview with “Focus”.
“We did not even credit default and pereddefoltnyy condition (financial system – Ed.). Today, the issue the government is not even discussed. Although no one admits that the situation is very difficult – Ukraine needs urgent stabilize the financial system, including the banking sector” – said Jaresko.
“Already in 2016, the year I hope we will have economic growth. What we really unable to perform key tasks – to deregulation of business, market liberalization and de-monopolization, restore investor confidence in the country,” – she said.
The Minister reminded that have not been approved or tax reform or a new budget, and talk about specific numbers (budget cuts) early.
“I have lots of ideas. Some of them require increased costs, others – cuts. We certainly want to clear the situation with the budget deficit” Naftogaz “and utility rates,” – says Jaresko.
According to her, also need to review existing benefits for the general population for targeted assistance to people who really need it.
“All this is being discussed. But we have to agree on the changes within the government, and then convince our partners and the IMF that our approach is correct and that it is implemented in the interests of Ukraine,” – said the Minister.
“So I asked the heads of other ministries find themselves in reserves and reduce costs by 25%. All funds vyvilnyatsya will be used to finance priority goals. The first of these – national security” – summed Jaresko.