40 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day ― Russian reconciliation centerWorld December 10, 0:02
Russia open for cooperation with IOC, WADA ― ROC presidentSport December 09, 23:44
McLaren’s report speaks for ‘fundamental attack’ on sports integrity ― IOC chief BachSport December 09, 23:08
McLaren report’s allegations to be taken to legal courts — former Sports Minister MutkoSport December 09, 21:41
Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks to continue — EC energy chiefBusiness & Economy December 09, 21:11
Russian diplomat says concept of Syria’s moderate opposition has failedRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 20:58
Hollywood star Schwarzenegger to appear in Russian adventure filmSociety & Culture December 09, 20:53
Restoration of Palmyra possible after ending of hostilities in Syria — ministerSociety & Culture December 09, 20:35
Gazprom ready to supply gas to Ukraine — Russia’s energy ministerBusiness & Economy December 09, 20:08
KIEV, December 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine is negotiating a new cooperation programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but will not take loans on unfavourable terms, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said on Tuesday at a meeting with Ukraine’s three former Presidents, Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko that was telecast by the First National television channel.
Yanukovich said that cooperation with the International Monetary Fund had been one of the subjects he had discussed with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden over the phone. “He told me that the issue of an IMF loan [to Ukraine] had been almost settled. But I answered that if the terms were the same - to freeze wages and pensions, to increase gas tariffs - we do not want such loans,” he said.
According to Yanukovich, Kiev would resume negotiations with the International Monetary Fund and “if conditions are suitable,” the country “shall continue to walk this path.” “We have been relying only on ourselves,” he stressed.