The press office of the Administration of President of Ukraine informs that on Wednesday, November 28, Petro Poroshenko conducted negotiations with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde.
In particular, Lagarde informed that IMF will continue cooperation with Ukraine, despite declaration of martial law in 10 regions of the country, HB reports.
She also informed that the key figures of State Budget for 2019 conform to arrangements with IMF.
Lagarde also emphasized that IMF is ready to provide technical assistance to Ukraine in respect of reforming the fiscal policy and tax administration.
Russian security forces captured two small armored gunboats Berdyansk and Nikopol and the harbor tug of Yana Kapu and 24 militaries of Naval Forces of Ukraine on November 25 at Strait of Kerch.
Russia insists that Ukrainian military ships crossed state border when transferring from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov. The court of Crimea, controlled by the Kremlin, arrested all captured sailors until 25 January 2019. The Russian side blames them for “illegal crossing of the state border”. Kyiv officially considers them as prisoners of war.
According to the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, Russia attacked and captured Ukrainian military ships in international waters of the Black Sea.
After events in the Strait of Kerch, President of Ukraine declared a martial law for 30 days in such regions as Vinnitsa, Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Nikolaev, Odessa, Sumy, Kharkov, Chernigov, Kherson as well as inland waters of Azov-Kerch area.