Did she sell her braid too? Or is she just unhappy about Lutsenko’s behavior?
PM Yulia Tymoshenko: The board of governors of the International Monetary Fund, uh — considering the effective work of the government in implementing, uh, the preliminary measures of the joint program between Ukraine and, uh, the IMF — has made a decision to speed up the meeting of the board of governors, uh, from, uh, May 12, as planned — from May 13, as planned — to May 8, and, on May 8, the board of governors will review the issue of granting the [second] tranche to Ukraine, and it’s a very positive signal.
In Ukrainian, IMF translates into МВФ (spelled em-veh-ef). Tymoshenko spelled it the English way: АйЕмЕф (ai-em-ef), in a nonstandard jargon-style manner characteristic of showy English-speaking Ukrainian yuppies. (To the best of my knowledge, Tymoshenko does not speak English. Well, except for the “Happy Birthday” thing.)
I digress. So why is the second portion of the IMF loan a “very positive signal?” Where did the first portion of the loan go? Wasn’t it funneled into Ukraine’s bad-loan-infested banks, most of them foreign and oligarch-owned?
Will the green light from the IMF help Ukrainians improve their living standards or will it help them pay off the bad loans with their cheap labor?
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