KIEV, Nov. 15 - Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has once again asked the International Monetary Fund to assess the possibility of spending loans granted by it on repaying Ukraine's debt to Swiss-registered gas trader RosUkrEnergo.
"I know very well how hard it is for each country to allocate special purpose financial resources for the IMF. This money is taken from taxpayers in each donor-country. And when this money goes to Ukraine, it could be spent on the deal with RosUkrEnergo which is not transparent enough. It will be unfair in relation both to Ukraine and IMF donor-countries," Tymoshenko said at a meeting with IMF mission members in Kiev on Saturday.
"This problem is linked with the balance sheet of national company Naftogaz Ukrayiny and its possible bankruptcy, and, as a result, instability of Naftogaz's functions to transport Russian gas to the European Union," she said.