Zelensky on foreign financial aid: we are waiting for the installments
By providing financial support, foreign countries and international organizations demonstrate their belief in the stability of the Ukrainian economy and send the right signals.
“It’s a question of financial guarantees, very correct signals, investments or financial guarantees provided by this or that state… It’s not a question of the amount. It’s important that they believe in the stability of the Ukrainian economy and, therefore, give appropriate signals, for example, the IMF program worth more than two billion dollars,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said during a meeting with representatives from foreign media on January 28, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.
He noted that Canada had recently offered a $120 million loan. According to him, Ukraine also expects financial support from France and the United States.
He also mentioned that the European Union will provide macro-financial assistance amounting to €1.2 billion, as well as additional funds.
“We are talking about signals from different countries in the European Union, the United States, Canada, any of our friends and partners… These are all signals, we are waiting for slices,” said the President.
As reported, on January 27, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden. This was the second leadership conversation in 2022 and the third in the past two months. Among other things, the leaders discussed concrete steps the United States is taking to increase financial support for Ukraine, both bilaterally and by involving international financial organizations.