KIEV, February 16. /TASS/. Ukraine would like to receive the first tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the amount of $10.8 billion this year, Ukrainian minister of finance Natalie Jaresko said on Friday.
"We have not discussed the first tranche amount with IMF. The position of the Ukrainian cabinet of ministers is to request IMF and convince of extending the maximal possible 2015 loan tranche — approximately $10.8 billion or about 60% of the total $17.5 billion amount," Jaresko added.