Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has said the mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the key creditor of Ukraine, has arrived in Kyiv.
"It is too early to talk about the results. Next week we will issue a separate statement on the mission. They have just arrived. We are starting negotiations," he said at a briefing following a government meeting on Wednesday.
According to him, negotiations will continue until 24 September.
"Our task is for the IMF colleagues leave Kyiv with a preliminary agreement reached at the technical level regarding the start of the programme at the end of the year," the prime minister added.
He added that he had no doubt this task would be completed and that no obstacles, including the issue of PrivatBank, would become a "stumbling stone."
"We will find a common language with the IMF on all issues raised," Honcharuk said.