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12:05 a.m.: The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) executive board will consider Ukraine’s request for $1.3 billion in additional emergency funding on Thursday as Russia’s war against the country continues, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
IMF staff have prepared the necessary documents and believe Ukraine has received sufficient financial assurances from its global partners to meet the IMF’s debt sustainability requirements and qualify for further emergency funds, the sources told Reuters.
If approved, the funds would come from a new emergency lending program to address food shortages approved by the board last week.
IMF staff are slated to meet with Ukrainian authorities in Vienna the week of Oct. 17 for discussions about Ukraine’s budget plans and monetary policies, one of the sources said. The discussions will follow higher-level meetings to take place during next week’s annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF.
Some information for this report comes from Reuters.