IMF arrives to Ukraine, but no hope for cash

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Aug. 29, 2012, 6:07 p.m. | Business — by Katya Gorchinskaya

In August Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovskiy traveled to Washington and met with IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde, asking for a new mission to be sent.

Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya has been the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor since 2009 and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

An International Monetary Fund mission arrived to Ukraine on Aug. 29 at the request of Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovskiy, who has been courting IMF in a hope to eventually restart the $ 15.6 billion facility approved in 2010.

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elmer-елмер Aug. 29, 2012, 7:13 p.m.    

Despite all the denials in the past about "no problems," especially from zArazov, the Prime Minister, it was entirely predictable that this crunch was coming.

They tried to go to China to borrow, but apparently that has not quite worked out.

Incidentally, one of the takeoffs on the "Grandma and Pussycat" billboard is a picture which shows Khoroshkovsky standing in his office, talking on the telephone. Behind him, on the wall, is a picture of that same Pussycat, instead of a picture of yanusvoloch/yanustalin.

The caption underneath says:

"Well, I'm still here, but I had to to give Inter (his TV station) to the Cat."

meow, meow, meow, meow

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