IMF: Ukraine able to pay for debts itself. 

By bne IntelliNews February 22, 2010
Ukraine has sufficient foreign reserves to remain current on all external payment obligations, including payments for gas imports, Senior Advisor of the IMF External Relations Department David Hawley has said. Commenting on the possible resumption of the IMF's cooperation program with Ukraine , Hawley said that the fund was ready to discuss policy priorities and prospects for 2010 with the Ukrainian authorities. Hawley said that the IMF had not yet met with representatives of the Ukrainian authorities since Regions Party leader Viktor Yanukovych's victory over incumbent PM Yulia Tymoshenko in the presidential election, but added that our regular contacts with the authorities continue on an ongoing basis. On Nov 5, 2008 , the IMF decided to allocate around USD 16.45bn under the Stand-By Arrangement with Ukraine . On Nov 10, 2008 , Ukraine received a first tranche worth USD 4.5bn from the IMF. On May 8, 2009 , the IMF's Executive Board approved the allocation of a second tranche worth USD 2.8bn to Ukraine . On Jul 31, 2009 , the IMF transferred USD 3.3bn as a third tranche to Ukraine .

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