Most of Ukrainians say they do not support Ukraine’s borrowing money from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to findings of a June poll conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).
Pollees were asked to share their opinion whether it was expedient for Ukraine to cooperate with the IMF, KIIS said.
Thus, 61% of respondents say it is better now not to cooperate with the IMF and not to take new loans. Compared to April, when the previous poll on this subject was held, the share of people who thought so increased by 15% (from 46% to 61%). Some 24% of Ukrainians polled in June agree that it is better to cooperate with the IMF, taking new loans. Compared to April, the share of the people who thought so decreased by 8% (from 32% to 24%).
The findings of the poll were posted by the Institute on its website on June 29.
The IMF Executive Board on June 9 approved an 18-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Ukraine with financing equivalent to SDR 3.6 billion, or about $5 billion, aimed at helping the country overcome the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 12, Ukraine received the first disbursement of the IMF loan under the new 18-month cooperation program. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)