WASHINGTON Feb 9 The International Monetary
Fund said on Thursday that it expects its board to consider the
next loan disbursement to Ukraine in the coming weeks, once some
remaining issues are resolved.
IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told a news briefing that he
expects the third review of Ukraine's $17.5 billion loan program
to be presented to the IMF executive board along with the IMF's
annual Article IV audit of Ukraine's economy.
The IMF must complete a memorandum on Ukraine's economic and
financial policies and agree on the timing of some forthcoming
reforms before next disbursement can be approved, he added.
"Assuming those remaining issues can be resolved, we expect
to propose the completion of the third review to our board in
the coming weeks," Rice said.
(Reporting by David Lawder)