Zelensky on foreign financial assistance: We’re waiting for tranches

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By providing financial support, foreign countries and international organizations demonstrate that they believe in the stability of Ukraine’s economy and give the right signals.

“It is a matter of financial guarantees, very correct signals, investments or financial guarantees provided by this or that state … It is not a matter of the amount. It is important that they believe in the stability of Ukraine’s 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 of foreign media on January 28, Ukrinform reports.

Zelensky 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 in the amount of 1.2 billion euros, as well as some additional funds.

“We are talking about signals from different countries of the European Union, the United States, Canada, any of our friends and partners … These are all signals, we are awaiting tranches,” the President said.

Earlier, on January 27, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with U.S. President Joe Biden. This was the second conversation of leaders in 2022 and the third in the last two months. Among other things, the leaders discussed concrete steps by the United States to increase financial support for Ukraine, both bilaterally and by involving international financial organizations.

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