Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Ukraine

cl2March 12, 2014

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today in Washington, DC, following a meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk:

“Today, I met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr. Arseniy Yatsenyuk. We had a productive discussion regarding policies needed to put Ukraine on the path of sound economic governance and sustainable growth, while protecting the vulnerable in society. We also discussed the good progress made under the IMF’s fact-finding mission that has been working in Kyiv since March 4. After finalizing its independent assessment of the economic situation in Ukraine, the mission will make recommendations to IMF Management, who will engage the Executive Board on the subsequent course of actions.

“We are keen to help Ukraine on its path to economic stability and prosperity. In that context, the IMF will continue to consult with its membership and other international financial institutions on how best to support the people of Ukraine.”