Wednesday, February 10, 2016

10/2/16: IMF to Ukraine: Sort Thyselves!


IMF on Ukraine (and it is narsty):


The only surprising bit is the tone. It is quite frankly unbelievable to think that the IMF were rationally expecting substantial and visible progress on such a tough and 'sticky' issue as corruption to be delivered within such a short span of time. Their key concern is, of course, warranted. But the sharpness of the tone suggests IMF is entering into an internal political dogfight between Ukrainian Presidency and the Government and it is siding, seemingly, with the President.

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