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Tymoshenko: cooperation with IMF a threat to Ukraine

The leader of the Fatherland questioned the government's IQ.

Tymoshenko: cooperation with IMF a threat to Ukraine
Photo: Photo: Max Trebukhov

The cooperation with the International Monetary Fund can destroy the country's economy, considering the ignorance and lack of experience of current government, the leader of the Fatherland party, a former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko stated on 12 July in the Verkhovna Tada.

She said the cooperation with the IMF is indispensable during crises - economic, financial, national or international.

"However, depending on intelligence capacity and volume of brain of prime minister and president, this cooperation can be either effective and beneficial for the country, or, due to ignorance, lack of education, and sometimes indifference, such collaboration can destroy economy, as it is now!" Tymoshenko argued.

The politician recalled that during the global financial crisis of 2009, she signed a memorandum with the IMF, where the price of gas for low-income people was is 484 hryvnya per thousand cubic meters, and at 732 hryvnya for the wealthy. Today, the price of gas is at 6 thousand 789 hryvnia per thousand cubic meters. "You can feel the difference by looking at your utility bills," Tymoshenko said

"The government that I headed, would have never allowed such a stagnation of pensions and wages, such terrible, unreasonable tariffs, which have turned into large-scale corruption for the benefit of the clans that still rule the country!" the ex-prime minister assured.

Tymoshenko put the blame for "the tragic social situation in the country, for the freezing of pensions and salaries, for the tree-fold fall of the hryvnia on "President Petro Poroshenko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who has tortured the country two years, and Volodymyr Groysman, who boldly continues the cause of Yatsenyuk" .

She described the policy of the current government as "unacceptable, cruel, irresponsible, deeply unprofessional." It has led to the tragic fall of the economy and the fact that people cannot afford buying food for themselves," the Fatherland chief claimed.